Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year at ATS! The PTA is so excited for all of the activities we have planned for your family this year – but we can’t do it without you! Throughout the year we will be reaching out in advance of each activity to ask for your help. We want you to be able to plan in advance, though, so here is a preview of what’s to come. If you see something that interests you, please let us know and we’ll include you in the planning!

  • Fundraising – Please contact ATSPTA1+Fundraising@gmail.com
    • ATS PTA fundraising activities support programs for parents and students and also provide resources to our teachers and staff, including grants to teachers for professional development and supplementary classroom activities. Examples of fundraising activities include: Book Fair, Annual Spring Auction, Box Tops for Education, Fall Festival and Restaurant Nights.
  • School Publications – Please contact ATSPTA1+Publications@gmail.com
    • ATS Yearbook, ATS School Directory, and Page and Pen Literary Magazine are opportunities for photographers, editors, writers and Spanish translators.

 

  • Community Outreach/Advisory Council Rep – Please contact ATSPTA1+Community@gmail.com
    • ATS plays an important role within the larger Arlington community. ATS has opportunities to have representatives on the Advisory Committee on Instruction (ACI), Advisory Council on School Facilities and Capital Programs (FAC), and other county-wide advisory councils.
  • Educational Activities – Please contact ATSPTA1+Education@gmail.com
    • Reflections Program and Junior Great Books are some of the fun ways the PTA works with teachers and students to encourage additional educational exploration.
  • PTA Events/Programs – Please contact ATSPTA1+Programs@gmail.com
    • The PTA plans amazing events throughout the year. The First Week Welcome Coffee, International Night, Kindergarten Summer Play Dates, and Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week are great opportunities to meet and work with the larger ATS Community.
  • Subject Liaisons/Aides – Please contact ATSPTA1@gmail.com
    • Working one-on-one with teachers as a Library Aide, Music Department Liaison, or Art Room Assistant helps teachers with logistics and coordination for larger projects. There are also opportunities to help the office or lunchroom staff.
  • Volunteer opportunities on an as-needed basis – for these Please Contact ATSPTA1@gmail.com
    • Budget/Finance/Audit
    • Individual Event Chairs/Coordinators
    • Translators