Medina Elementary PTA Newsletter
Issue #2 Special Edition - August 16, 2019

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Presidents' Message

Greetings Medina Elementary Families,

We are thrilled to welcome you to Medina Elementary. We hope you had a wonderful summer! We had our first Kindergarten play date this week and it was so much fun! Many new families to the area joined us, along with familiar faces. Thank you to all who attended and helped plan!  

The school year is right around the corner. This special edition of The Byte contains important information about grade play dates and Taking Care of Business Day on August 29th, on the basketball court from 11-2 PM. We are excited to highlight insightful information about how and why to become a PTA Member in this issue of The Byte.

We are looking forward to a great school year! In the coming weeks there will be opportunities to introduce you to our PTA supported programs and program chairs.

Thank you for your support and commitment to our school and our community. Collective involvement from our dedicated parents and community members is the fabric of our association. 

Best Regards,

Yan Guo and Marti Enke

Medina PTA Co-Presidents 2019-2020

Join in our School Events

Back to School Play Dates

The PTA is excited to host our annual back to school play dates! Enjoy a popsicle, get to know new friends, and meet up with friends from previous school years. Here is the remaining schedule:

  • Kindergarten: Aug 29th, Thursday, 2-4pm at Medina Park
  • First grade: Aug 27th, Tuesday, 4-6pm at Medina Park
  • Second grade: Aug 29th, Thursday, 4-6pm at Medina Beach Park
  • Third grade: Aug 27th, Tuesday, 2-4pm at Medina Beach Park
  • Fourth grade: Aug 29th, Thursday, 4-6pm at Medina Beach Park
  • Fifth grade: Aug 28th, Wednesday, 4-6pm at Medina Beach Park
Get Ready for School

Taking Care of Business Day is 11am - 2pm on Thursday, Aug 29th(Please note the new time: A different starting time was given in the last Byte issue.) The school building will be open from 12pm - 1pm for you to meet the teachers, then close promptly at 1pm.

Taking Care of Business Day is the beginning of the Medina back to school process. It is a designated time where families take care of as much business as possible prior to the first day of school. 

Learn about Medina PTA and our amazing school programs offered through the year, as well as opportunities to volunteer! It is a one-stop-shop to kick off back to school! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

It's time to renew your PTA membership! If you were a member last year, that membership has EXPIRED!!*** Go to the membership page here to renew or become a member!  

Only PTA members can:

  • Register their children in all PTA supported after school programs, such as Chess Club, Ski Bus, Missoula Children's Theater and many more!
  • Obtain a Medina Elementary directory
  • Volunteer for PTA sponsored activities with kids, such as field trip, movie night.
  • Vote at PTA general assembly meetings
  • Serve on the PTA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, or as a Committee Chair
  • Support a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of ALL children in the State of Washington

Cost: Family membership $27, Individual $14, and sponsor a staff $10. If you only have one child, you can still purchase Family Membership.

***Note: PTA memberships are annual memberships. Being a member last year, having an account on the PTA website, or receiving the Byte do NOT indicate that you are already a member! 

Click here for a PDF of the Suggested Supply List.


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