"Together, Everyone Achieves More"Signal Hill Parent Faculty Association
SHPFA Meetings for 2019-2020
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.
(Free Babysitting Provided)
Thursday, January8, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
(Free Babysitting Provided)
Special meeting April 23, Place TBD
SHPFA meetings are held in the APR.
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND!
Facebook - www.facebook.com/shpfa
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't Forget our Upcoming Events
September 19 - Back To School Night
October 23 - Family Fun Night @ Springdale Farms
November 25-26 - Adopt-a-Family
December 16-20 - Giving Tree & Holiday Shop
December 17 - Teacher and Staff Cookie Exchange
Winter 2020 - Adult Night Out!
January 20 - MLK Day of Service
April - Yearbook and Booster Orders
April 24- STEAM Day
April 27- May 1 - Book Fair
May 4-8 - Staff Appreciation Week
June 16 - 5th Grade Promotion Luncheon
June 17 - 5th Grade Game Day
Select Dates - School Store
(Event dates are subject to change due to
scheduling conflicts or weather)
Signal Hill Parent Faculty Association
The Signal Hill Parent Faculty Association (SHPFA) brings together parents, administrators, teachers, and staff of Signal Hill School. Our mission is to maximize the academic experience for all Signal Hill School students using five clear objectives:
- Sharing in the responsibility to make Signal Hill School a center of academic excellence for every student it serves;
- Highlighting and facilitating the value of positive and responsive communications between home and school;
- Promoting school spirit and a sense of community through social activities;
- Fundraising to sustain and enhance the Signal Hill academic needs and goals of all students;
- Advocating on behalf of Signal Hill in communications with the Board of Education.
Wednesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23 Meeting TBD at 6:30 p.m.
These meetings provide an opportunity for parents to learn about the important issues facing our school and the many activities that take place at Signal Hill.
Membership to SHPFA is open to every Signal Hill teacher, staff member, and family. Membership forms will be distributed in September and will be available at Back to School Night and other events. Membership is strongly encouraged and offers you an active voting voice. Membership is a minimum donation of $10 per family. All SHPFA Officers, Room Parents, and volunteers are active SHPFA members.
SHPFA collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators to sponsor many events during the school year. Some of these events are focused on fundraising so we are able to give back to Signal Hill in a meaningful way. Special events, such as assemblies and Family Fun Night are focused on promoting school spirit and community. Other events are values-oriented and provide our children the opportunity to give to others, such as the Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family. If you have an idea for an event, or would like to recommend a local business sponsor, please let us know!
Meet your 2018-2019 SHPFA Officers
SHPFA’s President is responsible for the general management of the organization and working closely with Signal Hill School’s Principal, staff, and parents to achieve the SHPFA mission. While assisting Board VPs and committee chairs, the President will make sure each event adheres to school policy and expectations. The President is committed to understanding and addressing parents and staff concerns as they relate to SHPFA-sponsored events, and will welcome new ideas. To provide opportunity for communication and planning, the President will schedule regular and efficient meetings. Finally, SHPFA’s President will respect the time of the SHPFA Board, parents and teachers, and remind everyone, including our students, to have fun along the way!
SHPFA’s immediate past president serves in this role to assist in a smooth transition with the new president. They ensure the board continues to uphold their responsibilities by providing help where needed.
First Vice President – Signal Hill Spirit and Values
SHPFA’s 1st Vice President will organize several events aimed at promoting school spirit and providing opportunities for our children to “give back.” Past projects have included the MLK Day of Service, captivating Assemblies, and Spirit Wear sales. Fresh ideas are forming that we know the children will enjoy this year.
Second Co-Vice Presidents – Signal Hill Fundraising
SHPFA’s 2nd Vice President is tasked with all fundraising events that engage the school community and raise needed funds to make impactful gifts to Signal Hill. Some fundraisers include our annual Holiday Shop, School Store, BoxTops for Education and AmazonSmile. Each year they will continue to look for new and exciting ways to raise funds to give back to Signal Hill School.
Third Vice President – Signal Hill Social Committee
SHPFA’s 3rd Vice President remind us all to have some fun! They also remind us to say Thank You several times during the school year. In addition to some new ideas for the upcoming school year, the Social Committee will plan various social events, the annual Book Fair, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, the 5th Grade Luncheon, and the Summer Reading Program.
SHPFA’s Secretary oversees all communications and public affairs, including the Weekly SHPFA post on the E-news, SHPFA Facebook Page, the Remind app and capturing Board meeting minutes. A key responsibility is the publication of the Signal Hill Yearbook, from the cover art competition, selling boosters, and coordinating page creation to sending it to print before delivering it to excited students on the last day of school!
SHPFA’s Treasurers are chiefly responsible for being custodians of SHPFA’s finances, and providing financial information to support decision-making. Regular duties include accounts receivable/payable, banking, and communicating with the IRS to maintain SHPFA’s non-profit status. Each year, the Treasurer’s will provide budget and expense advice for each SHPFA event, and provide a monthly budget and spending report to the Board. Also, the SHPFA Treasurer maintains all Race for Education donation information should parents wish to send thank you notes to their children’s donors. The Treasurers will also manage all SHPFA membership information.
SHPFA’s Liaisons are our primary connection between SHPFA and Signal Hill’s Room Parents and Teachers. The Liaison will support the SHPFA Membership Drive, staff appreciations and play a significant role in coordinating the Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family and Giving Tree. The SHPFA Liaison also helps the Board to understand any concern among the parent community or teachers, alert us to any immediate needs of the teachers or staff, and help the Board celebrate the successes of Signal Hill Students.