CANCELED! – PTA Meeting January 4, 2018


PTA Meeting January 4, 2018
It’s after the holiday break and we feel it’s a great time to celebrate our half-way mark of the school year. Please join us as we honor past Student of the Month recipients. This is potluck, so please bring a dish! Let’s celebrate!

Special Election – Assistant Treasurer
Exec board member and wonder parent Monique Fowler had to resign her position as Assistant Treasurer. We wish her well and thank her for her work! She will stay active in the PTA. Now we need to hold an election for this position at this upcoming PTA meeting. So please come and throw your hat in the ring!

Per by laws, the Asst. Treasurer description is: “The Assistant Treasurer shall assist the Treasurer and shall perform the duties in his/her absence.” This role will require approximately 10 hours per month. Attending two mandatory meetings per month, after school. General ledger skills are advised.

Interim Financial Report
This meeting will also cover as per regulations, our interim financial report. We will fill you in on how we’re doing budget wise at the mid-way point of the year. This report is then handed to the Principal for filing with the DOE.


Fanfaire progress and buzz continues! This inaugural event takes place on the weekend of February 24-25. Mark it in your calendars!!  Tickets are now on sale, discounted for students, teachers, and alumni!  Tables for exhibitors and vendors are available at VERY affordable prices.

Guests for Fanfaire are being announced. Have suggestions? Want to volunteer? Do you work for a company that can offer sponsorship? We will need a large group of parent volunteers to help pull this off! Contact our super parent Saori Adams at the next PTA meeting or you can email her.


Holiday Bake Sale

Holiday Bake Sale
Friday, December 22
During All Lunch Periods

PTA will be having a Holiday Bake Sale on Friday December 22 for the students during all lunch periods.  That’s 10:30am-1:30pm.

We need baked goods donated and parent volunteers to help. A Winter Holiday theme would be great! Its much more fun to eat, green, red, blue and purple cupcakes! Cupcakes and brownies are always a big hit, but any individually packaged items are great. We try to keep all items one dollar for the students, so package accordingly. Please drop items off or send them in with your student the day before or the day of at the main office on the 6th floor.

Let us know what baked goods you are donating and approximately how many pieces. We could also use your help, any amount of time from 9:30am-2:00pm. Just let us know how long you can stay.

These bake sales are a big hit with the kids, the more items we can sell, the higher our fundraising. Please be generous in your baking. The kids love it!

3 Days Away! #GivingTuesday #ArtandDesignHS

A&D HS parents – Giving Tuesday is 3 days away!!

More info here.

4 Days Away! #ArtandDesignHS #GivingTuesday

A&D HS parents – Giving Tuesday is 4 days away!!

More info here.

5 Days Away! #ArtandDesignHS #GivingTuesday

A&D HS parents – Giving Tuesday is 5 days away!!

More info here.

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#ArtandDesignHS #GivingTuesday

A&D HS parents – Giving Tuesday is right around the corner!!

Next Tuesday, November 28 is Giving Tuesday. Now in its 6th year, Giving Tuesday was created as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day to give to favorite charities and non-profit organizations, and is publicized through social media.

Now that we are a non-profit 501(c)3, The Art and Design High School PTA is participating in Giving Tuesday to help raise needed funds. Can you help?

Here’s how:

1. Volunteer to be an Art and Design Social Media Ambassador
The PTA will be posting several Giving Tuesday messages on Facebook on from tomorrow Wednesday November 22nd through Tuesday November 28th. Monday and Tuesday we will be posting multiple times throughout the day.

All you need to do is pledge to share the posts on your own social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, etc) and ask people to support our future graphic designers, architects, cartoonists, illustrators, fashion designers, and more. And have your kids participate as well – they can share on their social media platforms – Tap the Art and Design High School Spirit!!

IMPORTANT: Make sure to include the hashtags #ArtandDesignHS and #GivingTuesday when you share!

2. Donate to the PTA on Giving Tuesday
We know you may get lots of requests for Giving Tuesday, but we hope that you will support a charitable cause that directly supports the students and teachers of Art and Design High School. Our goal is to raise $250 on Giving Tuesday. Any amount is welcome and it’s tax deductible!

3. Head over to and search for our organization, Art and Design High School PTA (unique URL is:

Your Amazon purchases will benefit the school!

4. Schoola

Clean Out Your Closets, Get Cash for Art and Design The Art and Design HS PTA is participating in a Schoola Clothing Drive. It’s easy to help and won’t cost you anything. Schoola takes donated clothes and items and sells them on their online store. The PTA will get $2 for every $5 worth of items sold. Here’s what you do:

1. Go to
2. Click on “request a label” where it says “help our school”
3. Fill a box with good quality, new or gently worn clothes or accessories. For guidelines on what to include, go to
4. Slap the postage paid Schoola mailing label on the box and drop off at the post office or leave for your mail carrier.
5. Enjoy your cleaner closet, knowing you are helping to raise cash to support Art and Design students. As soon as the donations are received, Schoola works to put them online on our store page. We can track where items go once they are sold, and how much we make, so let’s get started!

Thank you!!!!

PTA Meeting TODAY!

Our next PTA meeting is Thursday NOVEMBER 2nd! In the Auditorium from 6:30pm – 8pm.

There are three important topics slated for this week’s meeting – so don’t forget the popcorn!

First, FAFSA and 529’s, important subjects when it comes to college application and savings. 529 Plans are tax free deductions for your child’s college education. Have you enrolled? Because it’s never too early to save.

Second, we also have a HA-YUGE announcement about an upcoming event!

Lastly, the PTA business will cover voting on our new by laws that we introduced for review at the last meeting. Here is another chance to download the draft for you to review.

Coffee, drinks, and light snacks will be served.

Here is the new agenda and here are the unapproved minutes from the last general meeting. SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!