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PTSA 2012 Reflections Information

Link to more information on the 2012 PTSA Reflections Program

Reflections is a National PTA program designed to allow students to express themselves through the arts. Student are encouraged enter projects in any or all of the six different art areas – musical composition, visual arts, literature, photography, film production and dance choreography - based around a theme. This year’s theme - “The Magic of a Moment”.  Special needs students can now enter in their own judged category.  

Descriptions of the categories, contest rules and the entry form are available in the online PDF -  SVJH Reflections package.  

Hardcopies of the Reflections package are also available in the main office. All Reflection entries will be due in the main office by November 30th. 

Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries from each art areas. These entries will also be sent on to Missouri PTA for judging at the state level.

If you have any question please contact the committee chair, Meagan Gardner, at

PTSA Membership

View the SVJH PTSA Membership Form here


The number one priority for parents is their child’s well-being.  More than 30 years’ worth of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school.  Grades and test scores climb.  Self-esteem grows.  Schools improve.  There’s a simple way for you to help your student succeed:  Join PTA.

PTA helps parents, students, school staff, and communities work together to share ideas about programs and activities that benefit children.  Our PTA provides information and resources that strengthen the connections between children, parents, schools, and the community.

PTA is America’s number one parent involvement resource.  By becoming a member, you will not only help your child in one of the most important ways possible but also receive valuable benefits:

·       Online parenting resources and other materials relating to children’s education, health, and well-being

·       PTA Takes Action Network, with updates on federal legislation affecting children, schools, and families, as well as alerts helping you weigh in on key issues with your members of Congress

·       Special offers and discounts from corporate supporters of PTA

Please join by filling out the SVJH membership form.  You may visit the National PTA website, to sample the benefits you’ll reap when you join PTA.

SVJH PTSA Newsletter

In an effort to keep all our members informed, the SVJH PTSA newsletter will be electronically published following each meeting.  While you can view the current newsletter here on the website we are also happy to email it directly to your inbox.  Just email a request to receive the newsletter to

View the current newsletter online here


At our first meeting of the year, September 6th, we will vote on approval of the proposed 2012-2013 budget.  You can download a copy of the proposed budget and bring any questions or concerns to the September meeting. 

View proposed PTSA Budget


SVJH PTSA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  All donations whether monetary, goods or services are tax deductible.  For items donated to the PTSA – for example food for teacher conference dinners or staff appreciation – the IRS simply requires you to retain your receipts unless the contribution is in excess of $75.  If the donation exceeds $75 we will be happy to provide you with a written statement for tax purposes.  For monetary donations the guideline established by the IRS is to retain of your cancelled check, bank record or a written statement from the charitable organization for your records for donation. 

The Purpose of PTSA

  • To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between education and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

The Mission of PTSA

  • To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
  • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation

2011 / 2012 PTSA Officers

Co-Presidents - Dorthy Gardner and Meagan Gardner

Vice President - Veda Donner

Secretary - JD Biggs

Treasurer - Linda Wansing 

Contact any officer at 

2011 / 2012 PTSA Meetings

All PTSA Meetings will be held in the SVJH Library at 7 pm.

Parents, staff and students welcome!  

  • September 6, 2012
  • October 4, 2012
  • March 14, 2013

PTSA Documents