PTA Programs

Imagination Fair (January 17, 2019)
This school-wide program challenges children in all grades to let their imaginations run wild and produce a display on a selected theme. Students view the displays during the day, and there is also a special viewing event for parents in the evening.

World Culture Week (week of January 28, 2019)
Each winter, we select a country to celebrate in a weeklong event. Volunteers transform the Cove into a scene of the chosen country, and students come to the Cove and participate in activities to learn about the world in a unique way. Families are invited to experience the country together at an evening open house on Thursday, January 31.

Groveland Groove (March 21, 2019)
Join us at the annual school-wide talent show, as our students show off their hidden – and maybe not so hidden – talents.

Head Room Parent/Room Parent
Each classroom has a Head Room Parent who acts as the liaison between the teacher and other room parents. The Head Room Parent leads a committee of room parent volunteers who are willing to help with planning and other activities as needed in each classroom. The Head Room Parent is in charge of organizing the class parties and teacher appreciation week activities with the other room parents, ensuring the classroom has enough pictures for the yearbook, and handling other miscellaneous requests of the teacher. Classroom teachers will post sign ups for Head Room Parent and other room parent volunteers on or around curriculum night.

Mileage Club
The Mileage Club is a program that students can participate in to increase movement and physical fitness. Students are challenged to walk and/or run laps around the path adjacent to the playground during recess and other designated times during the school day. Students who participate earn recognition for their participation.

Art Adventure
This program exposes children to artwork displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). Parent volunteers, who have been trained by docents at the MIA, educate the students in the classroom about a series of artwork over several weeks. The students then take a field trip to the MIA to see the pieces firsthand.

Tonka Green
Tonka Green promotes environmental awareness at Groveland. The committee’s biggest event is the Shred Event, held in May. During the Shred Event, community members can have paper shredded by a truck at Groveland for a fee.Proceeds from the event are used to fund a “green” initiative at Groveland.

Kindergarten Playground Night
Each August, the PTA sponsors a night for incoming kindergarten families to meet, mingle and enjoy a sweet treat at the Groveland playground. This is a great opportunity for kindergarteners to meet the principal and other kids in their class.

Yearbook
Each year, Groveland’s Yearbook Committee compiles a yearbook with individual student photos, as well as photos taken at various events throughout the year. Yearbooks are delivered at the end of the school year to students who order them. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to school and submit photos to the Yearbook Committee via the grovelandyearbook2019@gmail.com email address. Please include the teacher and activity in the subject line.

School Supply Ordering
Each May, the PTA provides parents the opportunity to pre-order school supplies for the next school year. Your student’s box of supplies will be delivered to his/her classroom in time for the all-school open house. Instructions on how to order supplies for the following year will be sent out in the spring.

Groveland Publishing
Groveland has a book-publishing program that is run completely by parent volunteers. Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to write their own books. The book is proofread by a teacher or parent, typed and bound to give it a published look.

Staff Appreciation
This PTA committee sponsors meals, treats and other events to show appreciation for our wonderful teachers and staff, as well as a week-long appreciation celebration in the spring. The committee also organizes meals for the teachers and staff during parent-teacher conferences.

Groveland Gives
The Groveland Gives committee organizes two week-long events during the school year to teach our children the importance of serving their community and helping others. One of the weeks is Hunger Awareness week, during which students can bring in donations of non-perishable food items and money to benefit the ICA Food Shelf.

Class Pictures
A volunteer takes a fun photograph of each class. Classroom photos are hung in the school entry and available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Groveland PTA.

Coding Dojo
This program allows students to come to Groveland one Saturday morning each month to experiment with different coding and computer tools for free. A great way to build on STEM skills!

School Start-Up
This committee organizes parent volunteers during the first few weeks of school to assist children in finding their classrooms, going through the lunch line and navigating bus drop off and pick up.

My School Anywhere
My School Anywhere is Groveland’s automated student directory and volunteer signup. Families can access My School Anywhere for free on any device via My School Anywhere’s website (myschoolanywhere.com) or free mobile app. If you have any questions about or problems accessing My School Anywhere, please email grovelanddirectory@yahoo.com.