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  • The PTSA Needs Your Help

    Durham Middle School PTSA is looking to fill some positions on our 2019-2020 Executive Committee. Please reach out to us if you or someone you know is interested in any of these positions. Please let us know by April 7 if you are interested. durhammsptsa@gmail.com The board meets monthly at a designated time agreed upon by the members.

    President: Works with administration to set PTSA events throughout the year. Attends District and Regional PTSA meetings. Presides over all meetings of the general membership, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee. Supports all committees with resources and supplies.. Ensures all required reports and forms are completed and returned to state office by the designated deadlines. This can be a co-position to share between 2 people.

    Treasurer: Makes sure the books have been audited as soon as possible after the end of the school year before accepting them. Has an annual audit conducted immediately following the end of their term of office. This may or may not be the same as the end of the fiscal year. Gives a Treasurer’s report at every Executive Committee, Board of Directors and general meeting. Makes sure new signature cards are on file with the bank immediately upon taking office The treasurer and president should both sign each check as provided in the bylaws. Keeps records up to date. Always obtains a receipt for every purchase or other payment made by the PTA. Counts money with the person presenting it and issues a receipt promptly. Reconciles the bank statement every month. Supports committees at events where more help is needed.

    Secretary: Takes minutes at all general membership meetings and Executive Committee meetings. Is an emergency signature at the bank. Supports committees at events where more help is needed. Also keeping the membership list current. This can be a co-position to share between 2 people.

    Vice President: Presides at meetings in the absence of the president/president elect or upon their inability to serve. Gathers volunteers and works closely with committees to provide volunteers for events. Communicates on Facebook and REMIND PTSA events. Supports committees at events where more help is needed. This can be a co-position to share between 2 people.

    Committee Chair positions open for next year:

    Fun Friday – works well with co-chairs

    6th grade dance

    7th grade dance

    Box Tops

    Newsletter writer – using MailChimp

    Olympics – looking for shadow chair to learn the ropes

    Reflections – looking for shadow chair to learn the ropes

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

    Durham is a very active Middle School. We are very lucky to offer all of the activities that we do to our students but we need help from all parents to present these events. Always check the signup link the evening before or day of the event in case anyone has removed themselves from the list.

    1. The BEST way to be involved is the weekly newsletter, at the bottom of every week, we post the active signups to all events.

    2. Our website also has links to these events, https://durhammsptsa.com/.

    3. We post reminders, active signups and future volunteer opportunities to our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DurhamPTSA/?ref=bookmarks

    4. We also send out last minute reminders about events and help needed at the last minute via the REMIND app. Within the REMIND app search: @durhamptsa

    Closing out the year we still have the following events:

    School store – New signup every month. Check the newsletter for current links. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4daba62ca31-durham18

    Duty Free Lunch – March 20, and we need volunteers for this event. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080449aea62ea31-give

    Honor Roll Celebration – Signup coming soon!

    8th Grade Dance – May 3 – Signups coming for morning ticket sales and decoration help.

    Durham Olympics – Signup up coming for t-shirt sales in the morning and help during the events.

  • The LAST DAY to purchase a yearbook is April 12

    The LAST DAY to purchase a yearbook is April 12.Fortunately, that’s a really easy task to take care of — simply visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter Durham’s job number, 1026. The cost is $45.

  • Jr Hoya XC Camp

    Jr Hoya XC Camp – Enjoy a great week of running and FUN!
    June 3 – 7, 8:30 – 12:30
    for rising 5th – 9th graders
    Cost is $155 by May 26, register at hoyatfxc.com
    Camp will be held at
    Harrison High School, 4500 Due West Road, Kennesaw, 30152

  • KSU Invites You to Join for a Day of Engineering!

    MARCH 23, 2019 8:45 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
    KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY MARIETTA CAMPUS – GYMNASIUM

    Introduce a Girl to Engineering is a half-day program designed to introduce upper elementary and middle school-aged girls to engineering through fun projects and activities. Each ticket is only $5 and includes access to more than

    25 different activities led by Georgia engineering firms, keynote address from a leading woman in the industry, participation in a Trivia Bowl with prizes, tour of KSU’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and lunch!

    Register at www.ACECGA.org or contact Chandler Carter at chandler.carter@acecga.org to learn more!

  • Allatoona TEC Club Summer Camp:

    Allatoona TEC Club Summer Camp:
    www.ahsbuctec.com

    The Allatoona TEC club is offering two camps this summer for 
    rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students interested in these topics:

    * Build a Website! Programming with HTML, CSS & JavaScript
    * Computer Electronics and Building Circuit Boards!

    Each class will have only 15 students, so register early to reserve your student’s spot.  

    Download the flyer, registration form and get all the details on www.ahsbuctec.com 
    (ahsbuctec.wordpress.com on Cobb County wifi)

    These innovative projects provide hands-on learning that your child can use after camp ends!

    Allatoona Buc TEC club
    ahsbuctec@gmail.com

  • Box Tops Winners!

    Thank you for supporting the PTSA Box Top Drive! The winners for each grade level are:

    6th Grade- Alyssa Strain (1) Evan Rice (2) Madison White (3)
    7th Grade- Talan Farthing (1) Amber Newton (2) Gavin Settle (3)
    8th- Ryan Nelson (1) Carlton Collins (2) Tyler Potrawski (3)

    Their prizes will be delivered through their homeroom teachers. Congratulations!

  • 5 More Chicken Biscuit Sale Dates!

    There aren’t that many CFA biscuit sale days left this school year, so the PTSA is no longer taking punch card order forms. 

    Here are the remaining chicken biscuit sale dates:
    March 20
    March 27
    May 1
    May 8
    May 15

    But wait, what about April, right??? Well, obviously we won’t be here to peddle biscuits over Spring Break, plus sales are suspended during testing.

  • The 6th Grade 80’s Dance Was Like, Totally Rad

    Thanks to everyone who helped put together another epic Durham dance. The pics below speak for themselves – the students had a blast!
  • Congratulations, Jozy!

    The PTSA is thrilled to announce that Jozy Jones placed at the STATE level of the Reflections contest for her visual arts entry! She will be recognized later this month at a special reception. Her homeroom celebrated with a cookies and ice cream party in her honor. We are so proud of Jozy and everyone who entered this prestigious competition!

  • Attention 8th Grade Parents!

    8th Grade Parents:  Be on the lookout for the 8th Grade Dance “Save the Date” postcard coming home with your student.  The dance will be held in the school cafeteria on the evening of Friday, May 3rd.  Parent Peek 6:30-7pm, Dance 7-9pm.  Permission forms and signup genius for help needed and donations will be sent at a later date.  Thank you! 

    On a Related Note…Do you have empty two-liter bottles lying around? We need them! Please drop them off at the front office or in the school store. Thank you!