Bowie PTA
Achievements 2016-2017

For Our Students and Families:

  • Hosted Kindergarten Round Up, Kinder Girls & Kinder Boys Get Togethers and Memories with Mom
  • Maintained a PTA website as a resource to current and prospective students and families
  • Kept all Bowie families up to date on current school events and student accomplishments through the weekly PTA Mustang Link e-newsletter
  • Maintained Facebook Pages for the PTA, as well as a Facebook page for each grade level
  • Produced another incredible Bowie yearbook.
  • Published and distributed a printed directory to all PTA members

Student Programs:

  • Reading Programs encouraged reading with our summer reading POP Party and awards
  • Sponsored the Accelerated Reader program in which 327 students participated and they read over 107 million words!
  • Sponsored student programming for Bowie’s Red Ribbon Week
  • Participated in the National PTA Reflections Art Program
  • Hosted Multicultural Day
  • Supported Teachers & Students through Spelling City, Time for Kids, Enrichment Cluster supplies and library book donations
  • Sponsored Buddy Fun Day

Parent Programs:

  • Hosted the Annual Boo Hoo/ Yahoo Parent Breakfast

Teacher/Staff Appreciation:

  • Hosted the Back to School Teacher Luncheon
  • Souper Bowl Teacher Luncheon
  • Monthly Teacher birthday Breakfasts
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week with lots special treats every day of the week, including a special gift card for each teacher
  • Provided Thanksgiving meal baskets for cafeteria and custodial staff
  • Provided Holiday baskets for the office staff

Community Support/Outreach:

  • Facilitated Bowie’s web-based Supply Sale, Spirit Wear, on-line Volunteer sign up, Membership Drive and Directory registration.
  • Hosted the Annual Bowie Fall Festival Community Event.
  • Staffed, sponsored a table & collected over 2,500 books for the RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair.  Money raised went towards JJ Pearce Memorial Scholarships.
  • Collected clothes and provided manpower to the RISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet which provided clothing to over 600 kids in RISD this year!

Fund Raising:

James Bowie PTA Funded the Following for 2016-2017

For Our Students:

Supplies for Classrooms: Kinder-6th Grade
Art Supplies (Glaze for projects)
Beta Club supplies for Competition
Buddy Fun Day equipment, popsicles, face paint Clusters supplies
Dyslexia, Speech & ESL classroom supplies
Library equipment and books
Music – instruments
Playground equipment, basketball goals, volleyball equipment
PE – tech equipment for classes
Spelling City
Computer Lab printer paper, printer cartridges, headphones, keyboards & keyboard covers
Accelerated Reader Program & Awards
Sage Program Understanding Differences
Lone Star Challenge program, supplies and awards
DI Program
Red Ribbon Week Program and Supplies
Multicultural Program
Newcomers’ incoming kinder parties/spring event
ReWlections Program/Awards event
Reading Programs Summer reading Pop Party
Reading Programs Summer reading awards
Memories with Mom
End of Year Student Recognition Program

For Our Teachers & Staff:

Clinic – National School Nurses Assoc., clinic equipment, children’s undergarments
Material center – lamination supplies and Large Rolls of Craft Paper
Teacher Appreciation Week
Back to School/Buddy Fun Day Teacher Lunch/End of Year Breakfast
Teacher Monthly Birthday small gift
Office Staff & Cafeteria/Janitorial Staff Appreciation gifts Teacher Retirement Gifts
Interior Décor for School
Teacher Lounge Water Cooler/Dispenser
PTA Officer Training Summer Seminar

For Our Community/Parents:

Plants and irrigation for exterior of school and sidewalk improvements
School Related Scout Projects
Membership Toolkit – Online website, sales and parent communications for PTA Donations for Car Seat Safety, Christa McAulliffe, Clothes Closet, JJP Scholarship, and SAGE
Parent Programs (Love & Logic, Tween Program) Directory
Fall Festival