HATHERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER CLUB PTC

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 35201 Davison St Sterling Hts MI 48310 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a working mother, I always want to contribute to my children's school . Our PTC board is outstanding. Everytime I have gone to a PTC meeting, I have been so impressed with how professional and friendly everyone is. Very focused getting things done, educating themselves with other districts to see how we can better ourselves and always challenging opportunities to create a fun, educational and exciting life at Hatherly. I have volunteered for the Holiday Shop, Talent Show and Field Day. I always want to do more because the PTC encourages me to want too. Hatherly's PTC board is a major structure within our Hatherly family.

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Everytime I go to a meeting, I love the feeling I get by getting so excited to participate in something that will affect the hatherly student body in a positive way. Sharing fund raiser ideas with other mom's from other schools. Most of the time the other mom's are impressed with how we do things at Hatherly.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to run for a position on the PTC board because I want to be more involved but working 9 to 10 hour days at work makes that difficult.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I think the Hatherly PTC is an important part of the school. They sponsor fun and educational events that give whole families a chance to participate. The PTC also tries to help the great teachers get a few extra things from their "wish list".

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of my children, when they enjoy a PTC sponsored Skating Night, or Holiday Festival. My kids love to shop at the Holiday Shop.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

love to see more parents getting involved.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Hatherly Elementary PTC has many supporters from the board president of our district as a professional and parent, principal and staff of the school as well as all of the parent volunteers that make it successful. Most of the activities that are sponsored are free but most importantly provide educational and social building skills early on for children, for example our PTC sponsors many assemblies and author visits.

This group is totally dedicated to support the school in any way possible for the maximum learning potential of each child.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By observing how the organization provides services such as the holiday shop as an offering to the community and never for a profit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide foreign language courses to reduce the communication barriers.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As the principal of Hatherly Elementary School, I know that it is imperative that the staff, students, parents and community see the importance of educating children. The Hatherly PTC is a dedicated group of staff and parents who work extremely hard to provide the school community with the tools to help all of our students succeed and achieve their personal best. Through their main fund raiser (annual Fun Run) the PTC reaches out to all stakeholders in our community to contribute to this fund raising endeavor. This has provided funds to the organization, but it has more importantly facilitated lasting relationships with our school community members. Throughout the school year, the PTC supports the activities of the school by providing funds for assemblies, sponsoring author visits, hosting evening activities for parents and students to engage in fun learning activities and ongoing volunteer efforts during the school day. The students and staff at Hatherly have greatly benefitted from the generosity and hard work of the Hatherly PTC.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

On a daily basis, I see the benefits that the PTC has brought to our school. Whether it is through the material resources that they have provided or their presence in our school, the PTC is here to support our efforts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Although many parents attend programs at our school, I would like to see a greater attendance at the monthly PTC meetings to allow for greater participation in decision making efforts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son is in kindergarten, and so when I first learned that there was club made up of parents and teachers, I was ready to join, to help do my part. I was a little hesitant at first, because I was not sure what to expect and not sure of what exactly they did or if my son being in kindergarten, if it would really even benefit him if I helped out. Let me just say, I'm glad I went to that first meeting, the PTC is an exceptional example of what a parent-teacher group should be, everyone involved working toward a common goal. It is committed to students, teachers, and just the school in general. It's goal is to really help students achieve their personal best through exciting activities, and learning opportunities that they otherwise may not get. I'm definitely a proud mom, but I'm also proud of my son's school, principal, and the other parents, that help make up the PTC.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way that it includes not only the students and the teachers, but it reaches out and includes their families as well. My family went to the Winter Fest that the PTC put on at the school and had a blast!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I probably would not make any changes, the PTC is great!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of the PTC for several years. The PTC is committed to supporting many wonderful activities (such as author visits, family fun nights, and educational assembiles) for our school's students. I appreicate all of their efforts!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bringing educational programs to our school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like more people to join.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is my 3rd year as a Hatherly parent and volunteer. I always knew that when I had children that I would be a part of the organization and feel lucky to be a part of this one. This group truly looks at all possibilities with the school and students at the heart of all efforts. All of the actvities and fund raisers I've been a part of, or reviewed, have had an excellent success. With the financial state of affairs with the school, district, and state, this organization - and the work that it does - will continue to be a critical part of the school's success.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Participating in the PTC and events. Volunteering in my son's classroom at his teacher's request.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to get more of the parents involved/participating. Much easier said than done, of course, however, we constantly have the same parents at all events and I'm sure there are more than 20 of us.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a Hatherly parent for 6 years now and have volunteered for many of the events. This organization is well run; and offers many different opportunities for the kids. Being this is our last year at Hatherly; we hope the PTC; parents and community continues to be strong and supportive of our kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Winter Festival; 5th grade camp; Mackinac trip; playground equipment; welcome breakfast.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be less controlling of the events and make parents more accountable when they volunteer (i.e. give them assignments; deadlines; support but don't do the assignment)

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a Hatherly parent for 4 years, and one of the groups that I feel has been a huge part of the school has been the Hatherly PTC.
The PTC first of all raises money for many different programs inside of the classrooms. They are always looking for ways to help out education programs.
Also, the PTC sponsors many after school activities that involve all of the Hatherly community, including students, younger siblings and parents. They have had family game nights, Dr. Seuss night and various programs throughout the year to give everyone a fun, free night out. These sorts of activities ensure that everyone feels like a part of the school.
It is groups like the PTC that make brand new families feel welcome to the community, and I appreciate all of their efforts!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have gone to Dr. Seuss night, family fun nights and other activities sponsored by this group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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