Welcome to the Peruvian Park PTA
Here you can browse upcoming PTA events, PTA programs, free community events, and ways to get more involved with our school. To learn more about our PTA read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Only two weeks left to nominate yourself or someone else for a PTA Executive Officer position! All positions are open! Elected positions are President, Secretary, Treasurer, Legislative VP, Education VP, and President-Elect. More information regarding duties included on the form linked below.
We need at least the President and Treasurer spots filled in order to keep our PTA running. Please consider making a nomination today in order to keep our PTA programs and funding alive for our students in 2020-2021!
Congratulations PTA Award Winners!
Peruvian Park PTA is proud to announce our local PTA Award winners! If you have something nice to say about these award winners, we would love if you can send in comments, stories, or fun pictures before Jan. 10th! Your input will help them be recognized at a higher level and be added to their Award Application that is being passed on to Region 17 North Council PTA. Comments can be submitted online with link below or given to the front office before January 10th, 2020.
Outstanding Support Staff Award
This award is given to a school support staff member who develops an outstanding relationship with students, parents, PTA, and the school community. Wendy exemplifies this award with her positive attitude, kindness towards all, and her amazing ability to run a busy front office while still making everyone who comes in feel welcome and appreciated. Thank you Wendy for all you do!!!
Outstanding Volunteer Award
This award is given to a volunteer who renders service to children through the education system and makes a positive difference. Melody volunteers two full days a week every week at Peruvian Park Elementary, making a direct and positive impact on our students and classrooms. This year alone she has already donated over 176 hours of her time to our students! She has such a kind and loving demeanor, and we are so lucky to have her at our school! Thank you Melody! You are appreciated!
Spirit of PTA Award
This award is given to an outstanding PTA volunteer who exemplifies the PTA Mission and Purpose. Despite Tami’s very busy schedule working two jobs she finds time to be our PTA Secretary (for two years running) and be at almost every PTA event. She can be found working hard in the background, quiet and unassuming but with a fierce dedication to our school and students. Our school is so grateful that she lends us her energy, enthusiasm, and great sense of humor!
Peruvian Park PTA is so grateful for all the volunteers, donors, and faculty that make supporting our school and students possible. Your volunteer service and generous donations truly make a difference in our school community!
Our Spellathon fundraiser exceeded our target goals, so we will be able to continue funding field trips, classroom grants, teacher appreciation activities, family night, field day, and more! Thank you so much!
Now it is time to dole out our prizes to our students. We are looking for volunteers for the afternoon of Monday Dec. 2nd to assemble prize bags and help during the Pizza Party on Friday Dec. 6th.Help Assemble Prize Bags on Monday Help Friday during the Pizza Party
Easy Ways To Donate
We appreciate all the support we have had through our Spell-A-Thon fundraiser and are excited to announce totals once we are finished collecting donations on Nov. 26th. Other easy ways to donate without a direct donation include through Amazon Smile, grocery stores, box tops, and Coca Cola Rewards. See details below!
We have kicked off our Spell-a-thon fundraiser which is the sole funding source for so many vital programs in our school!
Students have received grade-specific word lists to study. They will collect pledges for all words spelled correctly and return pledge sheets on the day of the test, November 15th. Donations will then be collected and returned to the school by Tuesday November 26th. You can also donate online here using a credit card, debit card, or paypal account.
Programs supported by our fundraiser
- Field Trips for every grade
- Classroom grants available to every teacher
- Teacher appreciation programs and dinners
- Kindergarten Welcome
- Field Day
- Book Fair
- Panthers and popsicles
- Emergency snacks
- Family Literacy and STEAM Night
- Fifth Grade Graduation
- Panther Pride prizes
- Chess Club
- Dreambox software
- Goodies and grownups
- Swag Tag program
- AND MORE!!!
Online Art Gallery
Check out our Reflections entries for 2019 in the categories of 2D, 3D, and Photography. We also had many outstanding entries in Dance, Film, Literature, and Music that we aren’t able to easily post online. Thank you to all who entered!
Battle of the Books Registration Closing
Battle of the Books student registration will be closing the evening of Sunday October 13th so that we can form teams and assign reading lists at our October meeting. More information on Battle of the Books can be found here.Sign Up Here
Art Show on Friday
Art show this Friday! You are invited to join us October 11 anytime between 8:15am and 3:30pm in the Peruvian Park gymnasium for a chance to view all of the Reflections artwork that was submitted by our young panthers!
Chess Club Begins
Peruvian Park Chess Club will begin on Friday Oct. 4th from 7:30AM-8:15AM. Read more about chess club.Student Sign Up Volunteer Sign Up
Book Fair & Goodies and Grownups This Week!
Goodies and Grownups: Wednesday September 26th 7:30-8:00 AM. A chance to eat with your student and then hop next door to shop at the Book Fair. Breakfast items served will be donuts, bananas, juice, and milk.
Book Fair: Book fair will be available Wednesday before school, during lunches, and in the evening during conferences as well as Thursday from 11:30am-8pm. Volunteer to help us with this event here. 55% of the sales proceeds go to free books that are used in our classrooms, library, and given away at family night. This link will let you check out the new digital payment option called Book Fair eWallet.
Important announcement regarding book fair sales tax: State law has changed, and we are now legally required to charge sales tax at our book fairs. Please send your child with the appropriate amount of money to accommodate this new law.