How We Make a Difference

Seaside PTA sponsors many student programs involving parent volunteers.  You, the parent, are an integral part of our children’s educational experience. If you would like to volunteer to help on any of these programs, please contact the chairman or PTA President.

Adventures in Art (AIA)
This PTA sponsored program provides docents, who are trained by different selected artists at a workshop, to provide art experiences during the year for students. These hands-on opportunities are uniquely designed and are rooted in different cultures and media.

Bike Rodeo
The Bike Rodeo is an annual event held after school in the spring. The Bike Rodeo emphasizes safe riding and safe equipment and is open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students (with parent/guardian permission).

Book Fair
Students are encouraged to enjoy the pleasures of reading by purchasing books at our book fairs. The proceeds from the book fairs help to purchase new books for our school library.

Box Tops

We all shop for groceries. Turn those trips into easy cash for Seaside, and encourage your friends and family to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios, Kleenex and Ziploc bags. All you need to do is clip and send them in to school with your child. Each one is worth $.10 for our school!

Character Counts!
An educational framework for teaching universal values. Can you name the six pillars of character? Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Communication is essential! We have developed a form of two way communication. A PTA box is provided in each classroom for your student to place materials or forms that are to be returned to the PTA.

“The Sunday Dolphin Splash”
“The Sunday Dolphin Splash” is our weekly newsletter sponsored by the Seaside PTA. The newsletter contains messages from both our PTA President and Principal, along with other important information and announcements. Please sign up for “The Sunday Dolphin Splash” at The Sunday Splash will then be delivered to your email inbox every Sunday morning. It includes informational attachments about other programs and services available to the students and parents.

Emergency Preparedness/Safety
Seaside PTA now purchases all emergency preparedness supplies that might be needed in case of an actual emergency. We maintain supplies of food, water, clothing, and other emergency supplies. Students no longer need to bring an emergency kit or any other supplies to school each year. The PTA maintains adequate supplies for all students and staff. The PTA also inventories and replaces any outdated or used emergency materials.

Honorary Service
Each February, the PTA presents Honorary Service Awards to individuals who have given many hours of their time serving our school and community. Nominations will be solicited in early January.

Though most PTA units fundraise to support their programs, the primary mission of PTA is one of advocacy. Our legislative Vice President’s duty is to keep the membership informed of local, state and federal educations issues through articles in the PTA Newsletters.

Our modernized library and reading room is staffed entirely by dedicated PTA volunteers. In collaboration with the teachers, a weekly checkout program is used for enjoyment of literature and research for class projects. The weekly library schedule permits the student to check out a different book each week providing he or she returns the book checked out the previous week. Lost or damaged books are to be paid for before students can check out another book. To volunteer to help in the library, contact the PTA Library Chairperson.

Membership: PTA Membership Campaign
Please join our award winning Seaside Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. We hope all parents, neighbors, and extended family and friends of Seaside will show their love and support for our great school by joining the PTA! As a Seaside PTA member, you also become a State and National PTA member. The National PTA is among the largest associations in the United States and its sole purpose is to serve as an advocate for children and families. PTA is important because it provides a powerful voice within the government legislative process for issues supporting, promoting and nurturing positive education and safety goals within our schools and community. A membership entitles you to a voice and a vote at all Seaside Elementary School PTA Association Meetings. Please keep in mind that membership and volunteering are two different kinds of ways to help. Volunteering is not a requirement of membership. From each $7.25 membership, $1.25 is given directly back to our school to help fund our school’s wonderful programs including; Library, Adventures-in-Art, On 21 Track Reading, Reflections, Communication Materials, Field Trips, Assemblies and much, much more. Please fill out your membership envelope that is sent to you on the first day of school.

Musical MomentsMucial Moments
Seaside’s very own music enrichment and appreciation program which is similar to Adventures-in-Art and is dependent on volunteers. No teaching or musical training is needed. The Docent will attend two trainings (early fall and early spring) to gather the tools necessary to present Musical Moments. There will be a minimum of four teaching times in the classroom. 

Red Ribbon WeekRed Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is celebrated across the country to present a unified and visible commitment to a Drug Free America. Each year, the Red Ribbon Committee provides special grade level appropriate activities to help educate our students to stay Drug Free.

“Reflections" is an arts recognition and achievement program sponsored by the National, State and Local PTAs. Students in preschool through grade 12 participate in the arts areas of literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts, dance choreography, and film/video production. Age divisions are preschool through grade 2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. The Reflections Program provides a venue for students to create and be recognized for original works of art based on pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education.

Room Parents
Every class at Seaside would like to have a Room Parent(s) who would assist with PTA sponsored events, coordinate and recruit additional volunteers and to provide support to your child/children’s teacher. Some of the Room Parent(s) responsibilities may include: 

  • Prepare a class list with telephone numbers and addresses. (Written parent/guardian permission must be given each year to release addresses and phone numbers)
  • Communicate to classroom parents/guardians about school events and concerns.
  • Purchase and/or collect food and/or items for any classroom projects or parties.
  • Recruit volunteer parents/guardians to help with special PTA events such 22 as Jog-a-Thon, Sports Day, Adventures-In-Art, math festival, library visits, bike rodeo and other programs throughout the year.
  • Recruit volunteers to help during class instruction time or with special projects that can be completed at home

Scholarship, PTA
Each year, the PTA grants scholarships to a high school student(s) from South High who had attended Seaside Elementary. In the spring, high school applications are evaluated by our scholarship committee to select the recipient.

Seaside Website
The Seaside Website is updated weekly by our very own webmaster. Please go onto the Seaside website and click on the “Join our Splash Mailing list”. This is a great way to stay connected.

Student Assemblies 
On Friday’s following the 8:59am bell all of the children go to the black top for our weekly spirit assembly. This is a great time for everyone to wear their Seaside spirit wear. If they don’t have spirit wear please have your child wear blue. At the assembly the kids sit with their class where the Principal and PTA President touch base on the six characters (Trustworthy, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship) upcoming events/activities and hand out any certificates or awards that were earned. Occasionally we will have a fun assembly in place of a spirit assembly. Please see the calendar for specific dates.

Super Saturday - School Beautification Super Saturday
Each fall and spring, families come together for a fun Saturday to help make Seaside beautiful. Some jobs include cleaning classrooms, gardening, mural painting, light carpentry and much more. Our Super Saturday committee works with the principal and teachers to determine what jobs need to be done and then assign the jobs to volunteers.