Ralph A Gates Elementary PTA
Believe in our children, believe in PTA
Welcome to the Gates PTA Website!
My name is Bobbie Cunningham, as your new PTA President for the 2017-2018 school year, I am thrilled to be working alongside a very talented group of Executive Officers and Committee Chairs to support our incredible staff and faculty as they continue to offer our students the best possible learning experience.
A little about myself, I am a SAHM with an upcoming 2nd, 3rd and 4th grader. I've served Gates community as the Art Masters and Variety Show Chair for 2 years, Secretary for Gates PTA and for A.L.L..
Gates PTA will continue to be dedicated to offering programs that enhance our Gates community. Get ready for an exciting year filled with fun and exciting programs, connecting with friends old and new, and sharing in the education and growth of our children.
Last year, PTA volunteers organized several educational and social activities for the benefit of every Gates student, including: Family Campout, Book Fairs, Astronomy Night, Kids Run the OC and so many more! In addition to these activities, your PTA was also able to contribute funds towards exciting school improvement projects, including: money towards an electronic marquee, a new MPR projector, new playground equipment and a new PTA metal bin.
There are many ways of supporting Gates PTA! Volunteer your time in your child’s classroom or on the PTA! Or maybe even just upgrading your grocery club cards or Amazon account to donate a portion of your weekly groceries back to us. The most important first step you can take to become involved with your child's education is to become a PTA member. Whatever ways you support our school, we thank you in advance. Finally, consider this opportunity to show your child how much they mean to you and support their school! The best example you can give your children is one of participation!
Elementary school is such a special time for families. There are so many ways to be involved with education during these years, and endless amounts of evidence that your involvement helps build successful school experiences for your children. The PTA is always looking for people to chair committees or to help out at events. Also, if you have a passion or interest and want to start up a new committee, please reach out!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you!
Ralph A Gates PTA President