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1st PTA meeting!

The first virtual PTA meeting of the year tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 7 pm. In addition to updates from our PTA President and the Travilah Elementary School Principal, we will also:

  • Introduce new PTA Board Members, who will brief upcoming programs and school activities
  • Discuss ideas for how we can “reimagine” the role of the PTA in our school community in light of the challenges of the coronavirus
  • Take feedback from parents about virtual learning and consider ways for more parents to get involved in supporting our school, including by joining the PTA!
    You can join the meeting by using the following link:

Topic: Monthly Travilah PTA Meeting

UPDATED: Please click the NEW link below to join the webinar:

join us for the PTA meeting. Updated link below!
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Travilah ES PTA

Travilah PTA Meeting

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020


  1. Approve May Minutes
  2. Principal’s Report – Dr Wade
  3. Teacher Updates
  4. President’s Report – Bryan Greenwald
    1. Open PTA Positions
      1. VP Programs
      2. Community Services
    2. Budget
      1. Reimbursements – HW Club, other ?
      2. Emergency Funds
  5. End of Year Plan
  6. Nomination and Election of next year’s Executive Board (next page)

Next PTA meeting September

President Greg Pollock
Executive VP
VP Fundraising Katie Basilio

Robyn Bender

VP Programs
VP Services Hao Zhang
Community Services
Secretary Paloma Richard
Treasurer Aman Singh
Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Lockhart
Delegate Paloma Richard
Delegate Marc Caulder
Cluster Representative Prabha Viswanathan Reddy
NAACP Representative Krista Dates


PTA Treasurer Needed

The Travilah PTA is looking for a volunteer to take over the Treasurer position for next year. While we use Quick Books to handle the accounting, we are looking for someone organized and wiling to volunteer about 1 – 2 hours per week to handle balancing the books, writing checks, and ensuring the PTA stays on budget. If you have specific questions please, email Elvira at If you are willing to take on this responsibility for next year, email and let me know!

Original Works

Our schools closed right in the middle of our Original Works fundraiser! Although we are currently unable to receive and submit paper orders, the team at Original Works has set up an Online Ordering Option for our school.

You can place orders at and have orders delivered directly to your home.

Use our school code TE so that your purchase will benefit our PTA.  These items make fantastic gifts for loved ones who are far away (or who are not so far away but who are “social distancing”).

More information can be found on the Online Family Letter below.

If your student brought home a sample magnet the last day of school, hold on to that.  You will be able to purchase (or return) that magnet once we are back at school.



This week @ Travilah!

STEM expo forms due February 13th. Please direct any questions or concerns to
Ms. White

Valentine’s Day Classroom Party is on February 14th! If your child is bringing Valentine’s Day cards for his/her classmates, please make sure there is a card for every child in the class. Ask your teacher for a list of all of the students.

2/17: Presidents’ Day Holiday
2/19: Gr. 4 Think Big Cade Field Trip
2/21: PTA Bingo Night, 7pm
2/27: STEM Fair, 6pm
2/28: Early Release Day, 1:20pm
3/3: PTA Meeting, 7pm

Looking into February

1/27: Professional Day, No School for Students
1/29: Spelling Bee
1/31 Wear Travilah Colors/Spirit Wear
Club Photo Day

2/3-2/7: Kids Heart Challenge
2/4: Beginning Band Concert, 7pm
2/5: PTA Meeting, 7pm
2/14: Valentine’s Day Parties
2/17: Presidents’ Day Holiday
2/19: Gr. 4 Think Big Cade Field Trip
2/21: PTA Bingo Night
2/27: STEM Fair, 6pm
2/28: Early Release Day, 1:20pm

December PTA Meeting

Travilah PTA Meeting

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019



  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of October and November Minutes
  3. President’s Report
    1. Nomination of new Executive VP — Greg Pollack
  4. Principal’s Report — Dr Wade
  5. Grade Level Reports
  6. Cluster / County Update
  7. Old Business
    1. Book Fair and Read-A-Thon recap
      1. Separate them again?
      2. Family night
      3. Grand event
      4. Pastries with parents
    2. Veteran’s Day Celebration
  8. New Business
    1. World Culture NIght, Fri Dec 13th
    2. Lunar New Year, Thu Jan 23rd
    3. Boosterthon is coming fast! 


Next PTA meeting Wednesday, February 5th, 

(we do have Jan 7th reserved, maybe a small social gathering instead?)