PTA Information

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    Thank you for your interest in Washington Middle School (WMS) PTA!

    The WMS PTA operates at a modest scale and as in all-volunteer groups, many hands make light work. Now is a good time to become active and familiar with the WMS PTA.

    WMS PTA Volunteer Job Positions for the 2020 – 2021 School Year

    The WMS PTA is recruiting parents to join us for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in our school and our community as we roll up our sleeves to take on the challenging year ahead of us in a new world impacted by COVID-19. Our goal is to make every student’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all students. Working together, we can ensure that there is smooth communication between parents, students, and staff as we navigate through decision making, adhere to mandatory and recommended guidelines, while also keeping communication and connectivity a priority to support our middle schoolers to thrive academically and socially.

    WMS PTA Meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Currently we are holding the meetings via Zoom video chat until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.

    Our next virtual PTA meeting is coming up on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30pm. Send an email to wmspta59801@gmail.com with your thoughts, questions, or request for the Zoom link. 

    Here are the positions we are looking to fill:

     SECRETARY

    • Takes minutes at PTA meetings, types and distributes minutes to PTA members;
    • Co-signs formal papers with PTA president: authorizations for payment, resolutions and formal letters;
    • Handles PTA correspondence as directed by the PTA president;
    • Maintains and preserves PTA records and important documents to pass on at the end of the term;
    • Manages and monitors PTA email correspondence for wmspta59801@gmail.com

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

    • Manages the WMS PTA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wmspta.missoula) along with its contents – WMS PTA does not (currently) have a Twitter or Instagram account;
    • Monitors current events and announcements of the PTA and the school daily (does not have to post daily);
    • Promotes events, volunteer opportunities, donation requests, school milestones, emergency alerts, weather delays, school closings, COVID-related updates, etc.
    • Engages followers with "welcome" notices, reminders of special events, etc.
    • Works closely with the PTA president to encourage followers to join the PTA and with the individual Cohort Coordinators to promote activities and social events (virtual or social distanced);
    • Cross-posts from the official WMS Facebook page where appropriate (this page is operated by Kacie L. Laslovich).
    • Monitors and cross-posts pertinent announcements from the Missoula County Public Schools Facebook page.
    • Adheres to all school policies and procedures when answering questions about the school and refer any questions to the school administration when necessary. 

     

    TEAM/COHORT COORDINATORS (1 per team for A-K & 1 per team for L-Z)

    • Manages communication between parents, teachers, and staff for updates, deadlines, changes, or alerts for Team/Cohort;
    • Communicates with team/cohort teaching staff prior to the monthly PTA meeting to provide a report with updates, questions, and suggestions related to academics, school-related activities and social events (virtual or social distanced).

     

    How to join:

     Please submit an email to: wmspta59801@gmail.com with your request to join the PTA, specifying which position you would like to volunteer for, by Friday, September 4th to participate in the next PTA meeting coming up on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30pm.

    WMS PTA Meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Currently we are holding the meetings via Zoom video chat until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.

     

    More easy ways YOU can help: 

    1. With money you literally already spend, others will donate to us!

    The Good Food Store donates a percentage of your purchases back to WMS, just let your cashier know (before they start scanning) that you would like to support WMS (our ID is 556).    We received over $1500.oo this way last year!

    Amazon Smile shares a percentage of all your purchases when you shop on Amazon and choose us as your donation choice!  Go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, select Montana Congress of Parents Teachers - Washington MS PTA before you begin shopping. 

    Missoula Fresh Market also supports us- simply ask them to keep the receipt (or make a copy) to support WMS.

    1. Volunteer for events like Staff Appreciation Meals and the 8th Grade Promotion Celebration.   
    2. Come join us!
      We meet monthly on the second Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm on Zoom Contact us at wmspta59801@gmail.comfor the link and/or any questions!   

    We appreciate your participation, support, and insights.

    Please email wmspta59801@gmail.com for more information.

    Thank you!

    WMS PTA