2023 Dragon Dash!
It’s that time of year again! Our students will run in our annual fun run, the Dragon Dash, March 6-9 during their P.E. periods. This is our big fundraiser of the year! We use these funds to fund field trips, extracurricular activities, no-cost family fun, professional development for staff, classroom materials, and campus improvements. We appreciate all donations, big and small!
Register your runner HERE. Add a “Student Runner Registration” to your cart to register (it’s free to register). You can personalize your student’s page and share it with family and friends to collect pledges! Our track is short, and a 15-30 lap run is common.
Middle Schoolers who do not have P.E. will still have a time to run. All students regardless of registration on the website or pledges will be encouraged to run!
SAST Middle School Presents: Lip Sync!
Our Lip Sync event is BACK! Join us on February 24th at 7 pm in the TCC auditorium to watch our students and staff do their thing! Tickets are “name your price” and all proceeds benefit the 8th-grade field trip and graduation!
Purchase Tickets HERE
MLK Day of Service
Join the SAST PTSA in committing to a week of service by donating items to local Little Free Pantries in honor of Dr. King. Help by taking items to one of the many Little Free Pantries around town or bringing items to school and dropping them off at the loop from Tuesday 1/17- Friday 1/20.
Here’s a MAP to the pantries in our area.
January PTSA Meeting: Thursday 1/12, 6:15 p.m.
Join us on January 12th at 6:15 pm in the auditorium to learn more about what we have planned for the rest of the year and how you can help! Childcare is provided, but RSVP is required. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f44afa629a3ff2-jan#/
Holiday Gift Card Drive!
Our families knocked it out of the park, greatly surpassing the number of gift cards we needed for staff holiday gifts. We’ll use the remaining cards for snack tables for our wonderful staff!
Dragon Night of Lights- December 8th, 2022
This Thursday, join us for Dragon Night of Lights! 6-8 pm. We’ll gather at Thomasville Road Baptist Church for cocoa, cider, cookies, crafts, and a photo booth. We’ll also be leading groups through Dorothy B. Oven Park to visit their light display! Meet us in the church’s youth building, on the south side of the church (where we’ve had Science Night in the past).
Follow our signs! Everything is free! Students must remain with their adults at all times.
Our First Fundraiser Event of the Year Was a Huge Success!
Thank you for coming out to skate with us! The turnout was incredible and Skate World generously donated almost $2,000 of the evening’s sales!
Our First PTSA General Meeting was held Aug 25, 6:15 p.m.
Agenda for August 25th General Meeting
Thank you for stopping by our table for coffee and donuts on the first day! It was so nice to see families on campus again!
Introducing the 2022-2023 PTSA Executive Board:
President: LeAnn Lett
VP Programming: Casie Jimenez-Moran
VP Ways and Means: Kristin Schlorholtz
Recording Secretary: Staci Ketterer
Corresponding Secretary: Shiloh Elliot
Treasurer: Elaine Almon
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.
- 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
A Review of the 2022-2023 School Year:
Our annual Dragon Dash is our big fundraiser of the year! The kids had a great time running, and we raised $11,245 before credit card processing fees! We brought the Kona Ice truck to campus to celebrate.
Huge shoutout to Clothesline, they provided Dragon Dash shirts free to every student and staff member! They are so soft and the design is awesome! Thank you, Clothesline!
Teacher Appreciation: We tried to shower our teachers with extra love this year. COVID
presented them with a lot of challenges and they deserved more than we could ever do for
them, but we tried our best to help them feel the love. Parents were extra generous this year. We surprised them with gift cards before winter break and hosted a hot cocoa bar. We brought the Rankin Taco truck for Tuesday 2/22/22,
Programs: Though most of our great programs were canceled this past year, we did provide funds for field trips for every grade, making most of the field trips cost each family either nothing or $5.