Originally delivered on 10/2/2020 9:06 am

SUBJECT: PTA Tiger Times 10/2/2020


Dear {{recipient_firstname}},

Last week our hybrid and traditional students had a great first day of school in person. It was wonderful to see and feel the excitement in the schoolyard. At the same time, we missed the old times so much! It is amazing how resilient our students are. We will get through this together as a community - all our students, teachers, families and SH staff members are extremely important!


Great news! We have extended our Pledge Drive through October 16th. Please consider donating to help us meet our goal of $22,500. We still have about $6,000 to go. During these unprecedented times, we need your help more than ever! There are so many amazing things we can offer our students only if we have the funding! 

If we hit our goal, we will be hosting a fun event for the WHOLE SCHOOL on October 30th. All classes will be invited to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy a Chunk 'n Chip Cookie, a tasty, gourmet treat for every student to enjoy! Every class will have their own time slot and space where they can meet each other in a safe way (socially distanced and masked). 

We would love to host this event for our whole school community! 

Earn Extra Money for Your Classroom

Create a free account on the PTA website and earn extra money for your class. PTA will give your teacher up to $100 in extra funds when enough families register an account on our new website. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. If you want, you can increase the chances of getting more class money by joining PTA for just $10. Each membership comes with a coupon for a free kids meal at Miguel's Jr., two free classes at JEI Learning Center, and various other discounts. Please register and join by Friday, October 16th to show your child and your teacher that you support their education.

Our Teachers Need Room Representatives!

The PTA is looking for flexible, fun, and communicative parents to serve as Room Representatives.

Room Reps will

  1. Send their class emails and announcements from the teacher and PTA
  2. Plan celebrations for the teacher's birthday and Staff Appreciation week
  3. Collect money and help the teacher plan class parties (if possible this year)
  4. Work with the class Yearbook Rep to collect photos.

Room Reps for classes in the Irvine Virtual Academy should be prepared to work with the Room Reps from other schools if their class is blended. This year is going to be like no other, so let's give the teachers all the support they need.

If you are interested in serving as a Room Rep this year, please volunteer through the PTA website. First, register for the site, then visit the Volunteer Page and sign up for your teacher.

Submit your September Reading Calendar!
Submit your September Reading Calendar!

Earn your first Reading Tiger Tag of the year by submitting your calendar by Monday, October 12th. The form for each student is in your Account in forms/paperwork. Don't forget to register to access the form. 

I Matter Because...

Reflections Art Program is a great program for students who are interested in the arts. Keep working on your art projects! The art projects are due on October 14thCheck out the complete rules and details here.