BLACKSHEAR PTA IS A DEDICATED COMMUNITY OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS. THERE ARE MANY WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AND HELP SUPPORT OUR YELLOWJACKETS!
BLACKSHEAR PTA OFFICERS 2018-2019:
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Fall Festival Committee:
This committee organizes the volunteers, games, food, and builds a haunted house for the Fall Festival. It a great event full of fun for the family and it is a great fundraiser for our school community! The Annual Fall Festival happens in October, every year!
This committee comes up with new and creative ways to support Blackshear, financially. They also maintain PTA Friday Snack sales, held the First Friday of every month after-school is over! Join this committee if you want to help support Blackshear, financially!
Fine Arts / Little E.A.S.T Committee:
This committee helps come up with fun ways for families to engage with the Fine Arts Academy at Blackshear. We sign up for the Annual East Austin Studio Tours and turn our school into an art gallery, our students perform their musical instruments, the drama club does Shakespeare and improve shows, we host a silent auction and we participate in events like HONKTX, where we get to be a part of a street band parade that walks all over town! Join this committee if you want to continue to help support Fine Arts at Blackshear!
Teacher Appreciation Committee:
This committee helps organize fun ways to show Blackshear Teachers a little appreciation. We try to have something planned once a month, like coffee & treats in the Breakroom, getting missing supplies, and providing opportunities for Teacher Self-Care like providing massages one month or gift cards to local businesses, the next.
Parent Advocacy Committee:
This committee helps connect parents with students who have SPED designations, who want to learn more about how to navigate meetings with teachers and administration around Individualized Education Plans and talk about effective ways to advocate for our kids academics at Blackshear. Join this committee if you like to advocate for your child, or would like to learn how to, or if you need a parent support group, too!
This committee helps connect parents who believe in recycling, and campus beautification. We look for ways to make sure we are being considerate of the planet and plan ways to get involved with the outdoors! Join this committee if you like getting dirty, recycling, gardening and camping!
This committee helps connect families at Blackshear without having to worry about fundraising or learning goals. We plan local park play dates, and much more. Join this committee if you are looking for more families in your child’s class or school to connect with!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math):
This committee is focused on making sure that Blackshear teachers and staff can support student learning effectively around STEM subjects. We think of ways to support the curriculum through providing more and updated technology for campus, and much more. Join this committee if you are interested in supporting your students STEM curriculum on campus!
PTA mEMBERSHIP DUES 2018-2019:
$7.00 is the current cost of Membership Dues for current academic year. We send National PTA & Texas PTA $4.50; and Blackshear PTA keeps $2.50.
What do you get out of paying Membership dues?
- Vote during all PTA general body meetings at Blackshear and the Austin PTA meetings to be apart of the decision-making on campus and in the city!
- Submit resolutions or legislative positions to address statewide problems, situations or concerns that affect children and youth to the Texas PTA to advocate for in the Texas legislator.
- Gain access to discounts and perks through your membership with Texas PTA!