We are kicking off our most important fundraiser of the year, our membership drive! As a Hastings PTSA member, you help fund local enrichment programs and initiatives, hospitality events for our community and faculty, and efforts to advocate on behalf of all children.
NEW POLICY THIS YEAR, NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR MEMBERSHIP.
You must join online using a credit card or eCheck. Our new policy was necessary given the closing of the Sterling National Bank branch in Hastings and the difficulties faced by those handling the finances for the PTSA.
2. Hastings PTSA and SEPTA Joint Professional Development Offer
To give general education teachers more tools to help struggling learners, the Hastings PTSA and SEPTA offered to provide funds for professional development classes at the Windward Teacher Training Institute. We are thrilled to announce that several teachers took advantage of our offer this past summer and many more are considering classes this autumn!
3. HHS Student Advisory Committee Volunteers
The Hastings PTSA is looking for high school students to join our HHS Student Advisory Committee. The purpose of this committee is to learn about student concerns, and determine which programs, speakers, and policies our students want and need. The committees will meet every 4 to 6 weeks at a convenient time for the group. If your student is interested in volunteering, please contact email@example.com.
4. Volunteer for the PTSA
We always need more volunteers and encourage all parents in the Hastings community to get involved. There are many ways you can help, depending on your interests and talents: advocacy, graphic design, hospitality, membership, book fairs, to name just a few. To volunteer, please visit our Google Sheet. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although the school year has not yet started, the PTSA has already awarded a couple of grants:
The Caramoor String Quartet will visit FMS and HHS. The quartet will perform for students and then break off to work with our string chamber groups.
The 5th and 6th graders will visit Irvington Town Hall Theater to see a Tap Duo perform.