7:45 a.m.               Students arrive

8:00 a.m.               Classes begin

10:05 a.m.             Recess begins

10:25 a.m.             Classes resume

11:55 a.m.             Gr. P-2 lunch

                             Gr. 3-5 outside

12:15 p.m.             Gr. P-2 outside

                             Gr. 3-5 lunch

12:40 p.m.             Afternoon classes begin

2:15 p.m.               Students are dismissed

2014-15 Meetings will be announced soon: 

 

The Aldershot PTA 2014 - 2015 Executive Members:

Co-Presidents:                                

Vice President:     

Treasurer:              Tanya Coade

Secretary:               Louise Pimm

Fundraising :          Wendy Cross

 

 

PTA is the Best Resource for Parents.

 It strengthens the child-parent-teacher relationship.

 

Home and School connections are important for children's success in school.  Aldershot Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the organized home connection for our school

PTA meetings are an excellent forum for discussion about topics relevant to our school.  We also have opportunities during our meetings for you to voice your questions or concerns.  Everyone's voice matters.  Our meetings are held monthly at the school starting at 7:00 pm.  Check your school calendar and newsletter for PTA highlights.  Free babysitting is provided.

 

Aldershot School PTA is a volunteer organization that represents parents, guardians and teachers of Aldershot school. We support the school, encourage community involvement and organize family events and fundraisers throughout the school year. PTA provides parents with a voice that influence school decisions that impact their children's learning. We usually meet once month to discuss important issues that directly affect our school and our children. It’s a great way to keep informed on the latest information and also a great way to meet other parents and teachers. If you need to bring your children we do offer babysitting.

We put on family events and dances throughout the year, including the December shopping room and end of the year Spring Fling. We sell tickets on different baskets, do catalogue fundraisers or sell various products throughout the year. The money we raise helps provide financial assistance for teaching aids and educational projects that are not provided by the school board. Some of the bigger items we have helped purchase in the past for our school includes smart boards, learning centres, BBQ's, a large rug for the Library, and a piano for the music room. We also help with the skating program and provide funds for the end of the year class trips to help keep costs low so they are affordable for all families. We also participate in and provide gifts and treats for teachers and staff during Staff Appreciation week every year.
 

We also arrange for guest speakers to come to meetings to discuss topics like bullying or homework or any other issues that parents are concerned about.

PTA has recently made some changes to our program and have decided to step down and is no longer responsible for the hot lunch program and the After school program. Due to the declining numbers of PTA members over the past few years, we have decided that we no longer have the time that it takes to supervise and support these two programs anymore. As a result we felt that having another independent person or group come in to continue these was in everyone’s best interest.

This will allow us more time to focus more on fundraising this year and less on business.

For us to be able to continue to help with these programs and to raise the much needed funds for this school we need more volunteer. Every year it gets more difficult to find volunteers for these events. We understand that not all parents are able to join PTA or can attend our regular meetings due to busy schedules and shift work. If you are not able to join PTA, but still would like to help during the year we often need to call upon volunteers to help sell tickets, work the canteen, Barbecuing and the front door at these family events. If we are not able to get enough volunteers we may have to cancel these family events. Many children look forward to these events and it a great way for parents to meet their children’s friends and other parents. Usually we only need volunteers to help for 30 minutes depending on how many we have. The more volunteers we have to call upon the better.

If you have any suggestions for fundraisers or any PTA events, or if you have anything you wish us to address at a PTA meeting on your behalf, please leave us a note at the office and one of us will contact you ASAP. Please fill out the information below and return it to your child's teacher if you are able to help out this year. As a thank you from PTA your name will be entered into a draw for a gift certificate at the end of the school year.

We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out last year to make these fundraisers a success and would like to welcome all the new families this year.

If you are able to volunteer at any of our PTA fundraisers and events for the 2014-2015 school year, please fill out the form that comes home with the newsletter or call the school and leave a message.

 

 

Our PTA:

 

  • Provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child and offers the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy, and successful - in school and in life.
  • Offers information on in-school policies.
  • Gives parents a voice in educational issues and decision making.
  • Organizes fund-raisers to be able to give extra support for school activities and needs of the teaching staff.
  • Provides information from the school Administration, Staff, AVRSB, Department of Education, NS Teachers Union, NS School Boards Association, and the Association of NS Educational Administrators.
  • Helps support the After School Program.

 

Your contributions assist PTA in helping

children succeed both inside and outside the classroom

 

For more information please contact:

Phone:  902-690-3820

E-mail: aes.pta2012@gmail.com

 

Studies show that children do better in school when

their parent(s) participate within the school.