PTSA Sponsored Activities and Committees


Summary

  • Membership
  • Vision Screening
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Teacher Appreciation & Retirement Recognition
  • Reflections
  • Hospitality
  • Reality Town
  • 8th Grade Celebration
  • Scripps Spelling Bee
  • School Directories
  • PTSA Website
  • School Musical and others programs
  • Any other WJH program needing additional support.

Membership

The Membership committee is responsible for conducting a membership campaign to encourage parents, teachers and students to join the Utah PTA organization. Members enjoy discounts, special offers and other benefits offered by those businesses who have partnered with National PTA. Businesses include: Hertz, Staples, Sharp, and others. Most importantly, the biggest benefit for members is the ability to be an advocate for children. Membership may be purchased at the Wasatch Webstore

Vision Screening

The Health and Vision Screening Committee helps conduct vision tests for all Wasatch students in conjunction with Granite School District health personnel.  The screening is typically conducted in the fall at the beginning of the school year.

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator keeps a list of volunteers and sends emails out when volunteers are needed for various events such as Reality Town or 9th Grade Celebration.  If you would like to volunteer for any activity, please click on the "Volunteer Sign Up" link in the left sidebar.

Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness Committee is responsible for putting procedures in place for a phone tree or other means of communicating with parents in case of an emergency.  The committee is also responsible for equipping each classroom with emergency supplies including bottled water and  backpacks containing snacks such as granola bars and fruit snacks.

Teacher Appreciation and Retirement

The PTSA provides special treats for the teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week to show them how much they mean to us. We also provide gifts for teachers when they retire.  

Reflections

Reflections is an annual program that encourages students' artistic talents. For more than 30 years, the Reflections program has invited children (preschool-grade 12) to create and submit works of art. The Reflections program demonstrates the importance of a quality arts education. In addition, the program offers students the opportunity to express themselves and receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.
 
The 2017-2018 Reflections Theme:
"Within Reach"
 
Entry Categories:
Dance Choreography
 Film Production
 Literature
 Music Composition
 Photography
 Visual Arts
 3-Dimensional Art
(Each student may submit only one entry per category)
Reflections projects are due October 4, 2017.
 

Hospitality

The Hospitality committee provides luncheons for our wonderful teachers at Wasatch.  As a committee member, you will receive an email with a list of food items needed for a luncheon (ranging from main dishes to soda, desserts, salads, fruit, chips and candy.)  You can then sign up for what you are able to help out with. IF you can't help with a luncheon that is no problem; there are plenty of other luncheon opportunities throughout the year.   This is a great committee for working parents, since many items can be sent with your children anytime during the week of the luncheons. This is a very easy way to help out at Wasatch Junior High. Hope you join us!

PTSA Contacts:

Jackie Arbanas 

Reality Town

Reality Town is an educational program that allows 9th grade students to experience real life financial situations in a simulated environment. They investigate fields of study, make career choices, and search for employment. They are also confronted with daily decisions such as budgeting.

8th Grade Celebration

At the end of the school year, the 8th Grade Celebration committee puts on a great party for the 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school.  The party has a theme (e.g. Hawaiian) and parent volunteers decorate the gym for the party.  There is food, music, dancing and fun activities such as a photo booth.  Parents also help chaperone the party.

Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee committee organizes the school spelling bee and seeks out donations for prizes.  7th and 8th grade students are eligible to participate in the bee, which is held around the end of January or beginning of February.  The top winner of this contest goes on to compete in the Salt Lake County Spelling Bee in the spring.  The winner of the Salt Lake County Bee moves on to the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC.

School Directory

The School Directory committee collects parent contact information and is responsible for printing a school directory that can be purchased by parents through the Webstore.  The committee is also responsible for distributing the directory, usually during the first Parent Teacher Conferences.

Website

The website committee is responsible for keeping the PTSA website up-to-date and providing parents with the latest PTSA information.  The website posts the latest message from the principal and dates and information about any upcoming PTSA related events.  The committee is also responsible for posting updates on Faceboook.

School Musical

The school musical is a grand production that is put on by the Wasatch Theater department.  The musical couldn't be what it is without the numerous parent volunteers who help with creating the set, helping with costumes, etc.