Welcome to the Hawaii State PTSA's Spotlight Page!
Each month the Hawaii State PTSA seeks to recognize the amazing things our local PTAs and PTSAs are
doing for Hawaii’s keiki. Be sure to share your success stories by completing the PTA Spotlight Form.
We greatly appreciate you sharing your success with other Hawaii local units.
February’s PTA Spotlight is:
Ma’ema’e PTSA brings together the school community through various events throughout the year. This PTSA has a great working relationship with the school and they provide financial assistance for their STEAM Night, May Day, and Fright Night activities, where teachers volunteer time and keiki and their families interact with other Ma’ema’e families. With wonderful family engagement results, these events bring in over 450 students with their families.
Ma’ema’e PTSA Sponsored programs include:
- Family Night, which provides an opportunity for the students and staff to connect with friends, family, and community members during fun filled night of food, games, rides, silent auction and prizes.
- Dolphin Dash, where students raise money to encourage exercising and healthy living. During this Fitness Day event, students walk and/or run the Dolphin Dash course and participate in numerous activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.
- Campus Beautification, where the community and school come together to work towards the goal of beautifying Ma’ema’e campus. In addition to the satisfaction of sprucing up Ma’ema’e, the hard working volunteers are treated to a light breakfast and satisfying lunch provided by the PTSA.
- Movie Night, where the PTSA provides free popcorn and other treats to enjoy during the movie, as a give back to parents for all of their hard work over the year.
Ma’ema’e PTSA offers these tips for their success:
- Administrative support: “At Ma`ema`e we have a very supportive administration that offers support and flexibility at the school. We work hand and hand to create a positive environment for our kids.”
- The Personal Ask: “We have found that sending emails or flyers home does not encourage parents to get involved on the PTSA board or to volunteer as well as personally asking someone to get involved.”
- Excite them: “Create events that the kids will be excited to be a part of and the parents will come with them.”
Mahalo Ma’ema’e PTSA for making a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s keiki!