The TIN (Today is Newsday) Somerset Elementary School’s Online Newsletter –TIN Issue #9 – Oct 23, 2016

Join the Somerset PTA now for the 2016-2017 school year!!

Click the AtoZ Login to access & verify your account and join the PTA.

Online School Directory


The verification process only takes 5 minutes. There are 7 tabs – please be sure to click on them all. The “Support our School” tab allows you to enter your Harris Teeter, Safeway & Giant #’s (they give a percentage of all purchases from our members straight back to our school!) and the “Purchase” tab is where you can join the PTA. (Select “membership/shopping cart” from the menu as this is where you pay your dues which fund the PTA and purchase your PTA membership).

Also, get the AtoZ mobile app! You can have the entire student directory and lots of other great features including the school calendar, staff contact info, class lists and even the lunch menu at your fingertips! Information and instructions here AtoZapp

For questions please contact

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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.

Our PTA supports what matters the most: our kids and teachers in their classrooms.  With parent volunteers, membership dues and donations we host fun community events, offer cultural arts assemblies, publish a weekly e-newsletter, the TIN; maintain the school listserv; organize fundraisers, produce a directory that goes to all families and  a yearbook. We also recognize and appreciate our teachers and staff throughout the year. Please read more about our PTA here…PTA Overview 2016-2017

New and International Families. The PTA has a new program for all new and international families. Every second Sunday of the month the PTA will host a fun, family event including trips to local attractions, events hosted at Somerset parents homes and outings to museums and parks. Please see here for detailed list of events: PTA Int Families – Second Sunday – 2016-17 Program

How You Can Help:

Join.  After paying pre-set dues to the national, state and county parent PTA organizations, your dues go straight back into the school to benefit our students and teachers. (Although all families are welcome at any PTA event or meeting, by charter only paid members can vote on PTA business and how to spend the funds raised.) See above AtoZ link on how to join.

Volunteer.  Have only a little bit of free time — just an hour or two?  We say, “Thank you.”  Whatever you can give, we are grateful.  And we pretty much guarantee you will make some new friends while you help. Keep an eye out for PTA volunteer opportunities and sign-up genius forms posted on the listserv and TIN. For PTA volunteering information… PTA Volunteer Info

Attend PTA-sponsored events.  You will have a chance to get to know other students and families outside of the classroom.  Your kids will get to know their school outside of pencils, notebooks, and homework.  We are a great way to have fun while doing good. Please check the PTA calendar for the next upcoming event.