Ramsey values volunteers immensely. Volunteers allow our school to provide great opportunities and run smoothly. Ramsey is committed to parent volunteers. Ramsey staff will have structures in place for volunteering to make volunteering easy and meaningful for those who volunteer. Staff will communicate well in advance when needing volunteers. Volunteers will feel welcome and appreciated when volunteering at/with Ramsey. Volunteer opportunities will have a job description which clearly lays out what the volunteer will be doing, where, when and for how long they will be doing it.
If you are volunteering we recommend that you follow the district protocol here: http://volmps.mpls.k12.mn.us/vol_info. Also, if you are volunteering in classrooms, you should sign into the main office when you arrive at the school.
Signup Genius is the electronic sign up form Ramsey uses for its volunteer opportunities. Usually there is a link to Signup Genius whenever a volunteer opportunity is advertised on the Ramsey Website in the Around the Horn newsletter. The PTA website also has a link. You will need to create an account. Once that’s done you’ll be able to sign up for the volunteer opportunities that interest you and you will receive an email reminder when your event draws near.
Volunteer opportunities with the school include: field trips; Intersession; 6th grade Math Competition; History Day; Potlucks; 6th Grade Orientation; Welcome Back Night; etc.
One-time opportunities: see the Ramsey calendar (http://ramsey.mpls.k12.mn.us/calendar.html), “Around the Horn”, and/or the PTA website (https://sites.google.com/site/ramseyrhinopta/) for a variety of opportunities that arise throughout the year.
All Minneapolis Public Schools have Site Councils to support site based decision making to increase academic outcomes for our students. MPS values family and community members as active partners in reviewing funding, policies, practices and programs at our schools. Site Councils are a way that parents and community members can learn what is happening in their school and influence decisions.
It is important for Site Councils to reflect the student population of the schools to ensure a diversity of ideas and input. These are some common activities that Site Councils do to increase student achievement:
The mission of the Ramsey PTA is to provide support and financial resources to enrich the quality of education for all Ramsey students and to foster relationships among the school, families and the community. To this end, the PTA coordinates fundraising efforts at the school and chairs several committees to support teachers and staff.
PTA meets once a month (usually the first Tuesday of every month) from 6:30-8:30pm in the Media Center. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. We value your insights, time and ideas.
The following is a listing of the committees that the PTA chairs and the fundraising efforts of the PTA :
The Ramsey PTA (https://sites.google.com/site/ramseyrhinopta/) coordinates all fundraising at Ramsey. Fundraising at Ramsey is done to supplement programing that is not funded by the state, district or federal government. It is not a way to purchase programing/staff positions that are funded through the state or the district. The Ramsey PTA has a fundraising philosophy: your kids are busy enough with school, sports, music, friends...just being a kid. We’d rather they didn’t spend their time going door-to- door selling candy, magazines, popcorn, wrapping paper...you get the idea. The fundraising opportunities you will be seeing over the course of the year focus more on parent and community involvement and support. Help us maintain and build a vital, community-based middle school at Ramsey and watch your children thrive!
Where does the money go? Money raised at Ramsey goes to supplement programming, events, individual teacher classrooms, arts, sports, student activity scholarships, etc. Teachers who are needing funds must fill out a PTA Fund Request Form and go through the PTA fund request process.
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