PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) is a family and staff focused organization. It is an organization that offers the opportunity to work together. PTA works together to raise funds to provide activities that are not covered by the OSD budget such as teacher appreciation week, fun day, field trips, and many more.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines all PTA meetings are held through Zoom until further notice. Full PTA meetings are the first Wednesday of every month beginning at 6:00 p.m. (subject to change). Committees meet the third Tuesday of the month.
News and Announcements
We have a WINNER for the T-shirt Design Competition!!!
Congratulations to our student T-shirt design winner, Felicia Williams!
Shirts will be $20/shirt. This will cover the cost of your shirt and a free shirt PTA will donate to a student.
Shipping: If you prefer to have your shirt mailed, shipping is $5 per shirt. If you prefer to wait until OSD is open and your staff/child brings the shirts home (January 2021 or later) no shipping is required.
Order by December 1st using the order form link below. Watch the video for more information on how to order. The first batch of orders will be due December 1st. After that, we will collect orders throughout the year. Payment is due before orders are submitted.
Order form: https://forms.gle/YEnNwoodbQ1ePh6J8
Payment: There are two options
Checks- pay to OSD PTA
Ohio School for the Deaf
Attn: OSD PTA
500 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214
Any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background & Need
Part of being a growing group is the responsibility of adding the right structure and organizing finances for the group.
The Parent Staff Association (PSA) at OSD is in just such a place of growth.
Recognizing this, we researched the idea of organizing ourselves independently and we researched partnering with a larger umbrella organization.
What we found was that the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) has a long history of supporting school groups with a mature system for growing, with membership benefits that include training resources and participation in national programs, and with a 501c3 nonprofit status that allows maximum flexibility in fundraising and projects.
In the Fall of 2014, the Parent-Staff Association (PSA) signed on with the PTA-OH and officially became the “OSD Spartan – PTA”.
Different parts of the transition will be ongoing throughout the year.
We have an application in with the IRS, a membership charter, and organizational by-laws to customize and adopt.
What this means is that we will be learning and implementing a lot of new things for our group. At times, this may look a little like stumbling forward, but please be excited with us!
Paid members will begin voting on big decisions. With our 501c3 status we can apply for grants and programs that can help us fund bigger projects.
If you have any questions or thoughts to share, please feel free to attend our OSD Spartan – PTA meetings, currently being held through Zoom until further notice (due to COVID-19 guidelines). The PTA meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM.
- Amanda Lenhart - email@example.com
- Gina Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anthony Coy-Gonzalez - email@example.com
- Katie Aspidow - firstname.lastname@example.org