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Information for Parents

Parents Visiting Classrooms

Parents are encouraged to visit their children’s classrooms. Enter only by the main door. Ring the door buzzer which is monitored through a video phone system. You will hear the sound of the release of the door latch. Upon the latch being released, you may then open the entry door. Please proceed directly to the office to sign in and get a visitor badge.

Parents should make an appointment to visit their child’s classroom or speak to the teacher. It is important the teacher and students are not interrupted during class time.

Thomas Paine PTA

Research shows that family involvement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to

PTA’s process for building successful partnerships starts with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and consists of three steps:

More information about the Thomas Paine PTA can be found on their web site here:

PTA Board Members

President: Dana Daugherty-Perez
Vice President: Katie Madigan
Vice President: Ronda Holliman
Treasurer: Melissa Dowds
Secretary: Kristi Gresch

PTA Meeting Dates & Minutes

Regular board meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month. Minutes are tentative until next month’s meeting.  Executive Board Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. and regular meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Thomas Paine library.

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