Staff Appreciation Week 2021: May 17-21

This year, the SAST staff have been faced with unprecedented challenges. The PTSA has three different ways we can help families show their appreciation to our amazing staff:

During the week of May 17-21 deliver cards, letters, and drawings to campus or mail them to: School of Arts and Sciences 3208 Thomasville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Prior to the week of May 17-21, you can donate to the Staff Appreciation Fund here.

We also have the fun option to purchase gift items from the Amazon Wishlist here. We’ll collect these items and create fun summer-themed gift baskets for our incredible staff.

Here are some Thank You cards you may wish to download:

Dragon Dash 2021

We’re excited to announce that we’ve exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 for Dragon Dash 2021. We are so grateful for the donations and the students’ hard work!

As she promised, Ms. Eirin will be working from the roof Friday, April 30th. Let’s hope the wi-fi reaches!

Dragon Dash T-Shirts, Courtesy of ClothesLine!

Every student, regardless of participation in this year’s Dragon Dash will be able to receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of SAST family-owned ClothesLine. Please fill out this form so we can place an order for your student: SHIRT FORM

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year:

The PTSA is here for SAST not just during the ordinary, fun times but also during these extraordinary times. Although our sweet school is now spilt between digital and on-site, and our volunteer efforts cannot currently look the same as usual, we’re still here, working to support SAST families and staff.

  • We continue to accept and review mini-grant requests from SAST teachers and staff. These provide funding for learning materials, classroom supplies, and professional development.
  • We are discussing ways the PTSA can help our families safely connect and build community.
  • We will continue to shower our teachers with support and love.

Stay tuned for more information. Please stay safe and balanced. And please feel free to reach out to us at with questions, comments, requests, etc. This time of social distancing will one day be a memory. When our SAST family can be together again we will have many more fun events to share.

The 2019-2020 Jenny Maddox Service Award Goes to…

We want to thank and congratulate our super volunteer, Shauna Smith. She is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Jenny Maddox Service Award!
Thank you for all you do, Shauna!

The SAST PTSA couldn’t do what we do without the help and financial contributions from our amazing parents! With this support, the PTSA has been able to:

  • Expand and improve our gorgeous play spaces.
  • Provide mini-grants to teachers: helping fund field trips, classroom materials (rockets!), and professional development
  • Host fun and enriching activities such as Family Reading Night, Family Movie Night, Game Night, and Skate Night
  • Bring enriching programs such as the Reflections Art Program
  • Make our teachers feel loved every Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Fuel our kids with healthy snacks during testing
  • Provide snacks to our teachers when they stay late for meetings

Do you have special interests or skills you’d like to share with us? Let us know! Are you limited in where or when you can volunteer? Let us help match you with a volunteer position that best suites you. Volunteering is a fantastic way to get to know other parents, show your children that you support their school, and keep these events running! We have volunteer opportunities for everyone: on-campus, and off, before and after school hours.

Our Goals:

  • Community Building
  • Provide Free Family Programing to Promote Family Engagement
  • Raise Funds to Support Teachers and Students
  • Educate and Inform Parents on Issues Facing Charter Schools

PTSA Executive Board Members:

President: Michele Lorch

VP of Programming: Missy Raffensperger

VP Ways and Means: Kristin Schlorholtz

Corresponding Secretary: Casie Jimenez-Moran

Recording Secretary: Anne Marie Kovacik

Treasurer: Dina Kamen

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