General Meeting Re-schedule!

We will be holding a brief General Meeting for our Membership at 8:30 am next Friday before Coffee with Admin (meeting on the third Friday this month). Please join us!

 

It is crucial to the PTSA’s continued success to form a nominating committee for next year’s board positions. We will also have a couple of other items to adopt and vote on, as well as discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities and update the Membership on our fundraising goals. Please feel free to bring your students if they are a current member. See below and the attached agenda for more information.

 

Looking for a Short-Term job to make an essential impact on your PTSA?

 

We are seeking 2 members and 1 alternate member to form the 2020-21 Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee plays a vital role in the life of Denman’s PTSA as its decisions shape the fabric of our executive board. The Nominating Committee will identify potential candidates for the elected positions on the PTSA Executive Board for the upcoming 2020-21 term. This Committee is elected by the general PTSA membership on February 21, 2020, at our re-scheduled General Meeting. The Nominating Committee until the annual election date on at our April General Meeting. 

 

If you are interested in this important role, please contact Ryan Silvers, Parliamentarian, parlimentarian@denmanptsa.com 

 

As of now, we know that the positions of Treasurer, Historian, Volunteer coordinator, Fundraising Chair, and Parliamentarian will be open.  

Agenda

Denman Pride Fund

Dear Denman Families,

The time is NOW! For what you ask? The Denman Pride Fund starts right now! 

It is the PTSA’s goal to build on Denman’s many strengths, supporting the teachers and staff who make our school a shining star among the middle schools in San Francisco. Middle school is just three short years and your donation makes a positive effect right now for your children and the community that surrounds them.

The PTSA’s support touches every aspect of school life with notably strong support in academic programming through our Teacher Grants Fund. STEAM and English Language Arts support remain a  focus for the PTSA. Included is a list of the ways your donations have directly supported our school, and we will continue to highlight the different areas in which your contributions are put to work. 

It is our goal this year is to raise $40,000. This amount is significant, and it’s also achievable.  Together we can do this. 

Consider making a personally meaningful donation to the Denman PTSA so that we can make our teacher’s and school staff’s ideas come to fruition. Unlike elementary school, there will be no auction, fun run, or other subsequent ask. We ask that you give what you can, and give now so that your children and their peers can benefit from your generosity during this 2019-20 school  year, and beyond. 

Donate online by clicking on our PayPal DONATE  link on the right or below , or write a check to Denman PTSA. You can mail your donation to ATN: DenmanPTSA 241 Oneida Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible and may be matched by your employer. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.Denman Middle School and the PTSA appreciates your support. 

Danica Gittelman     

Denman PTSA President

president@denmanptsa.com

fundraising@denmanptsa.com

YOUR DENMAN PRIDE DONATIONS AT WORK 

With creative ideas and enthusiasm, teachers and staff are supporting our students via numerous Denman PTSA Teacher Grants. Here is a summary of what we funded in the 2018/19 school year. 

  • Literacy/ Classroom Books

Expanding classroom book options so students can pick the right book right where they are. Teachers hand-pick a broad scope of reading materials including themes around social justice, gender spectrum, empathy for differences, multi-cultural and relatable lead characters, and other thought-provoking and appealing reads for all reading levels. Executive function classroom tools and supports. Sensory supplies. 

  • Library

Comic Book Subscriptions to offer a wider variety of enjoyable reading options

  • STEAM

STEAM Night raffle prizes; expansive Science Literacy Libraries in each science classroom; materials for STEAM-based projects including Arduino controllers and Miniature Golf at STEAM Night, Makerbot Extruders, and various supplies. 

  • Clubs

Lunchtime Soccer Club; Black Student Union outing; Fencing equipment

  • Appreciation

Teacher & Staff Breakfast Lunch (this year) and Counselor Appreciation Week Coffee/Bagels

  • Student Events/Activities

Wilderness First Aid Training (two teachers) to support the Outdoor Club and 7th grade camping trip; Athletics Awards Ceremony. Rock blockers for P.E. 

  • Clean-Up Days

Supplies for volunteer corps to enhance the yard and classrooms – fall and spring

  • Teachers and Staff

Professional Development including lunches for monthly meetings/ trainings for new teachers; new teacher welcome $; Reading & Writing Project at Teachers College/Columbia University

  • Supplies

Simple items that support students’ work: Pencils, graph paper, pencil sharpeners, white boards, classroom incentives, art materials, hands-on projects for Special Ed. Executive function support.

  • Community engagement

PTSA/Community connection and communication tools. Translation services.