29 Aug 2016
Welcome to the Gibbs PTA Website
Greetings Gibbs families, and welcome on behalf of the William B. Gibbs Jr. Elementary PTA to the 2016-2017 school year!
We're looking forward to a fantastic year in 2016-2017, but as we get the year started, we need your help to make this school year the best it can be for our students and all families in the Gibbs community.
The Gibbs PTA is a voluntary and community effort, and we need every family's support in order to continue to offer the activities and support that our students deserve. We will be offering many opportunities during the year to volunteer and participate in fundraisers, but we know that we all have demands on our time and resources. That's why we want to make sure that every family knows that one of the easiest and most important things you can do to support the Gibbs PTA is to simply become a member.
Membership fees are the most important beginning-of-the-year fundraiser for the PTA, providing funds not just for PTA events, but also to defray the cost of class field trips, provide access to educational software programs, and to provide the Fall cultural arts workshop and assemblies.
In addition, every family who joins the PTA increases our community's voice in local and countywide matters. Even if you are never able to attend a meeting, joining the PTA adds directly to the PTA's ability to represent our students and our community when we talk to the Board of Education and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA)
In short, we need you. Please fill out the membership form today, and return it to the school office.
If you'd like to get more involved, we'd love to hear from you. We have opportunities to volunteer whether you are available for just an hour or two, or whether you would like to help us plan for the coming year on an event committee - we especially need help with the Claire's Gourmet fundraiser, which will be sending out fliers in late September - or by taking on the vacant Secretary or Vice President positions on the executive board.
Every family is an important part of the Gibbs community, and we hope that you'll be part of the PTA as well. We can't do what we do without you.