What exactly is PTU? PTU stands for Parents and Teachers United and is a group of parents and teachers that come together to help Van Buren is various ways.
What does PTU really do? Over the years we have done many different things for the school. From the Marquee out front, Recess Equipment, the Climbing Wall to a new Camera. Every year we help with field trips and teacher appreciation week, educational events and many… many other things. So far this year we have purchased new white board tables for each grade’s classroom. These tables are really amazing and will be in classrooms early to mid-November. We are also working on raising money to update the playground equipment.
How can PTU do all these things? The Van Buren community’s help is paramount to helping us accomplish everything we do for the school. The community can help by supporting our fundraisers such as Panther Pounce, family nights, the Holiday Craft Fair and any of the other fundraising opportunities. We are always looking for community members to help with the planning and execution of these fundraisers.
How Can I help the PTU? There are many ways you can help out. You can support your favorite Van Buren Students in their efforts to collect money for the Panther Pounce coming upon September 30th. Kids are collecting donations, there are awesome prizes for kids who participate. You can come out and enjoy the fun family nights that we put on or you can get more involved by joining the PTU.
How do I join PTU? We welcome anyone who wants to get more involved and are actively looking for help with the upcoming Holiday Craft Fair and the Van Buren 50th Anniversary Bash. You can attend any of our upcoming meetings or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What are the PTU Fundraising events this year? Our next and biggest fund raiser is the Panther Pounce on September 30th. Our first family night is October 21st for a Movie night, come out for the movie Goosebumps and a night of fun. The next big fundraiser is the Holiday Craft Fair on December 10th come out and do all your holiday shopping as we have a bunch of awesome vendors. In the Spring we will have a seed fundraiser to help our community start their gardens.
On October 7th from 5:30 to 7:30pm Van Buren will be hosting a Block Party make sure you come out and support Van Buren while having a great night. We will have live music by The Seers, Ronald McDonald will be on hand as well as an Ice Cream cart, food trucks, face painting and fun games including a photo booth.