Dear Bay Point Elementary Families,

We are off to a great start of the new school year at BPE! Your PTA has been hard at work creating activities that will enrich what each of you do all year long to help our children succeed. Having families like you is a privilege that PTA does not take for granted. We want to partner with you in helping children to build a foundation for success.

If you have been at BPE for any length of time, you are well aware of the myriad of events, activities, and support our PTA offers to our school. For those of you who are new to us, we would like to highlight just a few:

  • Fall Festival: Each year the PTA puts on a huge festival for our families, complete with games, crafts, karaoke, face painting, food, and bounce houses. Students especially love the Teacher Flush Tank and hands-on Spooky Science activities.
  • Fiesta Night: In an effort to highlight our phenomenal Spanish program, PTA partners with the Spanish team to put on an entertaining fiesta, with Spanish food, crafts, and a display of all the ways our students are learning about the Spanish language and culture.
  • Math Superstars/Publix Math Night: PTA sponsors the Math Superstars Program which is an optional math enrichment program. Students complete challenging math worksheets each week to earn prizes. PTA also sponsors Publix Math Night where students actively participate in a fun, math-infused scavenger hunt at the store to learn how we use math in everyday life.
  • Technology/Fundraising: PTA has two fundraisers each year to help support our many events and programs. A portion of this income generally goes towards purchasing technology items for our school.

Our PTA coordinates numerous events and activities that assist in the learning process and enrich the lives of our students and families. This is something to be proud of and a part of! PTA would like to encourage you to join PTA and take the first step in partnering with us. PTA membership forms can be obtained from the front office. Membership dues are $6, $3.50 of which goes to the national and state level PTAs, which are constantly advocating in multiple arenas and proposing legislation that supports our students’ educational advancement. Once you receive your Membership Card, be sure to register it on-line to access resources and discounts at places like Staples and Legoland.

Finally, PTA would like to invite you to join us in becoming engaged in the extra-curricular activities we offer. Please take the time to volunteer at one of our events this year. Look for fliers in your student’s backpack regarding opportunities to get involved. Like us on Facebook at Bay Point Elementary PTA and sign up on our website (www.bpepta.org) to receive e-mail updates. As an engaged school family, we can make a difference in the lives of the children at BPE!

Bay Point Elementary PTA Board