Greetings fellow Owls!

Hi PPE Families,

Whoo’s ready for a year of peace and love at PPE? We certainly are. 

Welcome back to our returning Owl families, teachers and staff! To our Kindergarten and new families: Welcome to Plantation Park Elementary! We are thrilled you landed in the Owl nest!!

PPE’s PTA is an integral part of our school. Not only do we host fun events and activities like Family Fun Night, Field Day, Staff Luncheons, Book Fairs, Yearbook, Holiday Shop, Owl Walk and so much more during the year, we fund educational programs that benefit all of our students. Examples of the usual programs and materials we provide are, Scholastic Magazines & Digital Subscriptions, Student Agenda Books, Take-Home Wednesday Folders, End of The Year Awards, Classroom Startup Funds and more, which are paid 100% by the PTA.

Our PTA Membership Drive starts on Monday, August 22nd and we encourage all parents, teachers and staff to join. Just like last year, PTA Memberships are digital with online payment and registration. Every year, we strive to grow our membership. Our success at PPE is based 100% on the contributions and commitments from our school community of parents, teachers and staff. Classrooms with the most memberships will be rewarded. 

Want to volunteer? Our annual Volunteer Orientation Breakfast is on Friday, September 2nd @ 8:15am in the Media Center. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces on campus. Save the date, but don’t forget – ALL PPE volunteers must submit an online application at Broward Schools.

Being a PPE volunteer is easy and fun. There are plenty of in-person and at-home volunteer opportunities available. It’s a great way to get involved in your student’s education, meet parents, become more familiar with our administration and so much more. Let us know what your volunteer interests are to receive emails about upcoming events and activities. 

Our first PTA Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 14th in the Media Center @ 6:30PM. After that, we will host regular bi-monthly PTA meetings to keep our membership up-to-date. We are constantly thinking outside the box, in order to bring enrichment and support to each child and our teachers. We are open to hearing your suggestions, and welcome them. Now, more than ever, being involved at Plantation Park Elementary is so important. We look forward to seeing you at the meetings.

This year’s “Peace, Love + PPE” Owl Shop Shirts are sold online. We are offering two styles this year in both youth and adult sizes for $12 each. If you missed the summer online sale, please visit our PTA Owl Shop online to purchase. Purchases made online will be delivered to your student in school. For the first time ever, PPE PTA is also offering “vintage” shirts for sale online via Bonfire – the link is below – and this sale is a fundraiser to “open the vault” of our past years’ most beloved designs. 

There is a lot of information to consume at PPE at all times. To stay up-to-date with all news, please join our Facebook page, make sure your contact information is correct and you are opted-in to receive all notifications via ParentLink with through email, text or calls.

Please see below for a list of useful PPE website links. We have provided information on how to locate everything online. With these links, you will be able to see the latest news on our Facebook group, purchase PTA memberships, submit a BCPS volunteer application, buy shirts or yearbooks online and so much more.

As always, it is our responsibility and privilege to serve our school community. We have an amazing community of students, parents, teachers and staff. Contributing and volunteering to the PPE PTA only enhances and strengthens our school family bond. Let’s have a great year!

 

Sincerely,

Your Plantation Park Elementary PTA Board

 

Stefanie Smith/President 

Dave Cave/Treasurer

Amanda Menses/Secretary

Julie Robbins/VP of Technology

Brittany Mohler/VP of Fundraising

Amanda Castilla/VP of Volunteers

Jamie Meredith/VP of Membership