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Monday, September 5, 2011

Why you really should join the PTA, and some of those other forms you need to complete

Amidst the stack of papers you received with your teacher assignment letter last week, you will notice a goldenrod colored page that says 'Join the PTA!' on one side, with a Family Information Form on the other.

Even if you don't plan to join the PTA (and you should), please complete this form!  It will ensure that your contact information is included in this year's family directory.  Other benefits of this form:
  • allows your student to appear in the yearbook
  • enables you to opt-out of hard copies of the baby Buzz weekly newsletters (you'll still get a hard copy of the big monthly Buzz), and receive it by email instead.  Save a tree or two, and reduce the PTA's costs!
  • can sign you up for the vlist, if you haven't already done that
... but most importantly, this is a great chance to join the Daniel Bagley PTA.  Note that the membership dues go primarily to the regional PTA organization, and high membership gives our school a stronger voice.  The PTA relies on parents' involvement to create our strong school community.  This is a big part of the reason for Daniel Bagley's top ranking in the state!

The PTA fundraises over $95,000 each year to supplement our students' education by funding extracurricular programs, school supplies, and staff salaries (details: http://www.danielbagley.com/pta_fundraising.htm).  
**You can bring your PTA Family Information Form & membership dues to Welcome Night**
In addition to the PTA form, you've likely been perusing the various letters and Bagley Buzz that came in the mailing.  Definitely try to read through everything, although it seems overwhelming.  It will make sense soon.

The medical forms are to be completed and returned, if you haven't already done so.  I know that I mailed in my daughter's blue health form a month or two ago with the immunization form, so no need to repeat that.  The pink medication authorization form is only required if your child takes medicine during the school day.  Medicine is kept in the nurse's office, and she will administer it as well (unless you authorize self-medication).  You need your health care provider to sign off on this pink form.

Two more days until school starts!

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