PARENT TEACHER MINISTRY (PTM)

Dear Parents of Evergreen Christian School,

My name is Dawn Kitley and I am the new PTM president for the 2016/17 school year. We are a military family with two kids at ECS, a 2nd grader (Aaron) and a Kindergartener (Delaney). We have attended ECS since 2012. Whether you’re new to ECS or your kids have been attending for years, there are always new and exciting events, as well as the old favorites to participate in each year. Most of these events you can find on the school calendar. 

I'd like to call your attention to a few upcoming events:

January 21:  Mother and Son Bowling, Tumwater Lanes (Space is limited.  Register today in the office.)

February 2:  PTM Meeting at 8:45 a.m. in Room 208

February 4:  Father and Daughter Dance in the North Auditorium.  Tickets now on sale!

February 24:  Skate Night in Centralia!

March 2: PTM Meeting at 8:45 a.m. in Room 208

April 13:  PTM Meeting at 8:45 a.m. in Room 208

May 1 - 5:  Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4:  PTM Meeting at 8:45 a.m. in Room 208

June 15:  Field Day from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. 

Many people don’t know what the PTM does. Our mission is to support ECS, its students, staff and families and raise up the next generation for Christ by providing community building and academic enrichment activities. We do this by hosting events, fundraisers and programs to build up our community, as well as hold community-building activities, organizing after-school enrichment programs, helping to support staff development and by purchasing supplies and equipment not in the budget. This includes, but is not limited to: purchasing playground equipment, improving the library, buying sports uniforms, providing computers for the technology lab, etc. This year we will be instituting a new program called Crusader Cash. This program is designed to lift up students when they make great choices, act as a team player and are good citizens on campus. Each week your students’ teacher will choose a ticket out of the class bucket and that student will get a non-food prize. We want our students to be consistently reminded that God wants us to strive to be more like Him by making wise choices, being kind, and having good attitudes. Throughout the year we will have special weeks with special prizes or events. One last thing, there are ways in which to contribute to the PTM monetarily without spending any extra effort. Go to these websites to find out how:

Fred Meyer: https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4

Box Tops: http://www.boxtops4education.com/ — we will have a contest in the spring.

Please speak with your teacher(s) and see how they would like to handle the box tops.

Target: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/education

Office Depot: http://www.officedepot.com/a/content/back-to-school/5percent/

We hope you get involved with the PTM this year and really help our events be a smash! Please know that coming to a meeting in no way commits you volunteering or making a large time commitment in any way. We just want you to be informed about what’s going on around the school. We will also strive to make volunteering fun and accessible to ALL parents. You will NEVER be turned away!

Ways to contact the PTM:

Join the “Evergreen Christian School PTM” Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/136661683411332/

The PTM email: ptm@ecsonline.cc

Thank you all so much for your time and support.

Blessings,

Dawn Kitley