The 2014-2015 year has had an amazing start. Your PTA dollars have been busy at work. In the beginning of the year we hosted our annual welcome picnic and purchased all new printers for every classroom. Thank you to the tech committee who helped with installation.

We continue to support the administration with paying for extra staff to support the needs of our children including Ms. Sheila, Ms. Sanford and a new Rooftop Works coordinator,DeBari Martinez to support Burnett students during recess and beyond.

We funded the middle school trip to see The Tempest at the African American Shakespeare Company in November, the middle school buses for the field trip to attend the Cal Academy of Sciences Skulls Exhibit, and the Family Art Night in October.

Of course, all of these wonderful programs need to be funded. Our PTA helps cover all of these and more programs. One of our major fundraisers, the Rooftop Run, was a fantastic day of of community, exercise and Rooftop Spirit. About 150 people attended and preliminary numbers are still being calculated. If you still have pledges to collect, please turn them in. It was great to see our new principal, Mr. Slater, running with our kids.

Our annual fund will be in high gear soon. We are going to dedicate the month of December to giving. Everyone that donates to the annual fund in December will be entered to win a iPad! We are aiming for 100% participation! Our final big fundraiser will be the auction. Please plan to join us in March for a night of fun and raising funds for our children!

Our PTA membership is currently at 180 members and continues to grow, as more families join every week. If you haven’t please join or renew your membership today! We want to extend a HUGE thank you to all the families who support our school,whether it’s through volunteering or donating.

We hope you can join us this Thursday for our PTA community building Thanksgiving dinner. Please feel free to send an email to ptaboard@rooftopk8.org if you have any questions or ideas. We would love to hear them!