Depending on the interest and availability of volunteers, the events sponsored by the PTA might change a little from year to year. The following are planned for the 2013-2014 school year.
Jog-a-thon: Planned for Friday, September 27th, the Jog-a-thon is A. Montoya's largest fundraiser of the year. Although the event is during school hours, the amount of family support is amazing. The meet kicks off with a parade and the judging of class banners. A course is then set up, and the students are divided by grade. Throughout the morning, each grade takes their turn lapping the route. Awards are given to students for the most laps run, the most donations collected, and so forth. The event takes place in the grassy field between A. Montoya Elementary and Roosevelt Middle School. This is a high volunteer function, and siblings are welcome to attend.
Fall Fiesta: Games, food, fun! Saturday, October 19th will be the annual "Fall Carnival". Kids can wear their costumes and dinner will be available for purchase. A great family night that everyone loves!
Elves' Workshop: This is a day-time activity that enables students to buy inexpensive items for family and friends. Envelopes will be sent home that can be filled out and returned with money. Students then can shop for the holidays in secret on Saturday, December 7th! (If you have donations, they can be dropped in the "Elves' Workshop" box outside the main office door. Look under the table.)
Daddy Daughter Dance: Finally, a place to wear that cute dress! Girls get an evening out with dad*. The dance is scheduled for Friday, February 21st. Light refreshments and pictures will be on hand.
Mother & Son Game Night: Scavenger Hunt, Wheel of Misfortune, Blowing Competitions... A night full of activities boys will love (and mom* does not have to worry about repercussions in the house!) Mark it on the calendar for Friday, April 4th.
*Or other special person.