Welcome Back Field Families,
The Field PTA is a part of the National PTA - established in 1897, and it is the oldest child advocacy organization in the United States. The National PTA’s and your Field PTA's strength comes from our members that share their time and talent to support these three global PTA initiatives:
Because of last year's fundraisers, we are able to support our Field educators through cash stipends and fund work books for students, provide copy paper, office supplies, busing for school field trips, and scholarships for students in need. We have allotted $4,000 per grade level and additional funding has been given to the AVID and specialist programs. The money used to support students is raised through yearly fundraisers including:
The No Sale Fundraiser - Our biggest fundraiser of the year will run through November. Instead of selling products, each family has the opportunity to contribute financially. All proceeds of this tax deductible fundraiser goes to the PTA to support the programs listed. Please check if your employer has matching funds that can also be contributed.
Spring Fling - This fundraiser is primarily the Hale Field Foundation’s event, and the Field/Hale PTA’s help support it. It is the biggest party of the year. Parents connect, eat fantastic food, bid on silent auction parties and items while supporting our children's education. Each PTA receives 25% of the proceeds while the Hale Field Foundation receives the remaining 50% that supports our music, art, and PE programs for both schools.
The Hale and Field Plant Sale - The Landscape Committee partners with local growers, and they supply plants and flowers for the sale. Funds raised are used to support the landscaping around both school buildings and any installations for the Peace and Hope Gardens - and it gets our gardens in good shape for the summer.
Other fundraisers - Box Tops for Education, Scholastic Book Fair, Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Spirit Wear, roller skating party, and Dine out nights are all examples.
PTA sponsored events, such as the roller skating and Dine out night events, build a sense of community for our students. Other events support our students and the whole community such as the Field Friends Gift Drive and the Hygiene Drive (partnered with the Hale Food Drive).
Thank you to all who volunteer, Field is fortunate to have a supportive community. Please watch for emails about upcoming events and announcements. Sign-up to volunteer if you are able. We look forward to partnering with students, families, school staff, and the surrounding community to make this a great school year.
Jennifer Buss & Leah Kondes
Field PTA Co-Chairs
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Co Chairs Jennifer Buss firstname.lastname@example.org & Leah Kondes email@example.com
Treasurer: Darren Selberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Lisa McCulloch email@example.com
Membership: Trisha Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Melanie Faulhaber email@example.com
4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612.668.3640 | Fax: 612.668.3661