Welcome to Crosswind PTA
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From the Crosswind Principal
Dear Crosswind Families,
Good morning! My name is Kristie Murin and I am honored to serve as the new principal at Crosswind Elementary School. It has been wonderful getting to meet so many of our families during the New Student and Kindergarten Registration held over the last couple of Wednesdays. I am looking forward to meeting each of our families as we navigate this very different start to the school year.
Collierville Schools released the re-entry plan yesterday and families have the option of traditional (in-person) where the student is at school daily or the option of the Collierville Virtual Academy were the student is at home with coursework in a digital format. While we have all been anxiously awaiting this plan, I also understand this plan has undoubtedly created questions for parents. Please know I am here to answer any of your questions and listen to any concerns you may have. I want to ensure our families have all the information they need to make the best decision for their family.
To help assist with this process, our wonderful PTA is gathering questions from parents over the next couple of days. I will take these questions and provide our families as much information as I am able to. Please know I am here to serve our students, our families, our faculty and our Collierville community. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. Even in the midst of challenges and changes, we are going to have a SUPER year at Crosswind. I am looking forward to working together this year and seeing our little eagles grow and soar! Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance. Thank you!
Crosswind Elementary School
UPDATE - 07/22/2020
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Message from the President
Happy Summer to our Crosswind family!
My name is Julie Hendrick, and I am serving as your Crosswind PTA President for the 2020-21 school year. We have a PTA Board full of amazing volunteers who have a host of talents, skills, and ideas to contribute to our programming for the upcoming year. I want to thank all of them for their willingness to serve our students, families, and school staff in this capacity- especially as we face such uncertain times stemming from the ongoing (and ever-changing) impact of COVID-19.
Crosswind Elementary has a reputation for incredible parent involvement and top-notch teachers and staff. We are confident that we will continue to see this in the coming year, no matter what the school schedule may look like! Crosswind Eagles will rise (soar?) to face any challenge! As your PTA, a huge part of our responsibility is to help build strong family-school-community partnerships. Having these connections leads to better outcomes for everyone- higher teacher morale, increased communication, more parent involvement, more community support, and greater student success. (For more info, please read about PTA’s national standards for family-school partnerships: https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/National-Standards-for-Family-School-Partnerships). According to national PTA, it is our mission “to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.” We may have to re-think how we hold events and raise money to support this mission, but we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our children by working together!
As the year progresses, we hope we can count on your support. Please consider an individual ($10) or family ($15) membership in Crosswind PTA. Volunteer your time and ideas as we plan various activities- greet fellow Crosswind families, set up before or clean up after an event, help us design promotional materials, facilitate connections with local businesses and other potential supporters. The possibilities are endless, and we aren’t able to provide high-quality support without YOU!
We aim to build on last year’s theme with some slight modification: “communication and appreciation…and flexibility.” As your PTA Board, we always strive to be good stewards of the funds donated to us by our families and community/business partners. While we begin to draft a budget and calendar of events for the upcoming year, we ask for your grace and understanding. We are trying to plan for multiple scenarios, which is extremely challenging- especially for the 1/3 of our board who are brand new to their roles! Please know that we will do our best to keep you updated as often as possible so that you can make informed decisions/votes on these PTA business matters. We welcome your questions and feedback at any time- never hesitate to reach out to any board member with your inquiries!
Again, thank you for your support! You are a valued part of our children’s educational experience. We look forward to a terrific, fun-filled year together at Crosswind Elementary…where children come first!
- Julie Hendrick / PTA President
Mission and Vision.
PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.
Who Is Involved?