Hello Gayton Gators! I’m so excited to be your new PTA president! Our exec. board has already been hard at work planning for next school year, and one of the first things we wanted to do was get YOUR opinion on PTA programs, initiatives and priorities. I’m so happy to see that so many of you took the time to take the survey – we had 285 respondents!
Some of the main take-aways we saw are that almost 73% of respondents said that PTA spending priority should focus on supporting our teachers in the classroom and grade-level programming. The next top two areas were technology resources and school safety. We also heard you that you want fewer fundraisers. For the playground, the main areas to address are drainage and shade – and to continue working with the County to see what progress can be made.
Over the summer, the PTA will be working to implement the changes you’d like to see, while keeping what you love (Fall Fest! Papa John’s Teacher Delivery Night!) If you’d like to have a direct impact on our school, please consider getting involved on a committee – we also need chairs for Fall Fest and the Silent Auction (see below). I’m always available for a chat – or send me an email at kdsRN04@gmail.com.
In the meantime, feel free to read through the full results of the survey (PDF), and let me know if you have any questions or ideas.
Amanda Byers, Gayton PTA President