Parent Teacher Association
The Parent-Teacher Association is a body that primarily serves to strengthen the relationship between students' parents and the school, thus contributing to our wider community development. The aim of the PTA-led initiatives and activities is, through community-based charities and fundraisers, to boost the feeling of belonging, to raise awareness regarding social issues that affect all community stakeholders, to organize social events for the greater benefit of all, and to help new families in Skopje make an easy and swift transition. The PTA strives to support parents, faculty, and staff by facilitating communication and fostering community through a variety of initiatives.
PTA MISSION AND GOALS
The Parent-Teacher Association’s primary goal is to reinforce the school’s mission, vision, and core beliefs. It facilitates communication between parents, teachers, and students to foster a continuing positive atmosphere in the school. It broadens and enriches the experiences of all members of the community and attempts to create opportunities for families and staff to get to know one another better through social events. The PTA helps incoming families adjust to their new home and school and supports the school in its efforts to raise parental awareness on pertinent topics related to their children’s development and upbringing. The PTA also promotes public relations through active involvement and engagement in the wider community.
2023-24 PTA COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Join us! The NOVA PTA meets monthly and holds two General Assembly Meetings per school year, in addition to organizing activities throughout the year such as monthly coffee morning meet-ups, school year start social events, fall and spring festival activities for NOVA’s elementary students, and winter and spring fundraising events. The success of the NOVA PTA largely depends on your support and ideas! To get involved or find out more about PTA projects, programs, and initiatives, email email@example.com. The PTA accepts new members at any time.
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2022-23 PTA INITIATIVES SUPPORTING OUR MISSION
COFFEE MORNINGS: The PTA organizes “coffee morning” sessions at least once a month, including workshops and discussions on events relevant to our children and the school and informal events for parents to socialize. These events are also opportunities for attending parents to bring forth concerns and new ideas for a complete school experience, benefiting both the students and their teachers.
FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION: We organize events and launch initiatives to encourage and thank our faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication.
ROOM PARENTS PROGRAM: The PTA recruits and supports a team of Room Parents who serve as liaisons between parents of Elementary School students with opportunities to support the learning experience in their child’s class and connect with the broader school community. If you are interested in becoming a Room Parent for your child’s class, please contact email@example.com. A similar initiative is being developed for the school’s Secondary division.
FAMILY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: This volunteer program is designed to connect new NOVA families with established ones to ease new families’ transition into the school community and the greater Skopje community, as desired. Families are encouraged to connect socially and share information about school and community life at NOVA and beyond. NEW FAMILIES can sign up here to be matched with an Ambassador. CURRENT NOVA FAMILIES can sign up here if you wish to volunteer as a Family Ambassador.
PARENT WORKSHOPS: We invite relevant guest speakers throughout the school year to lecture and discuss topics that appeal to parents and the greater NOVA community.
Community Service and FundraisingThe PTA organizes and encourages community service activities that benefit our local community. The PTA also organizes fundraisers to support its activities, as well as designated student activities and educational programs not funded by the school budget. Some of the beneficiaries the PTA has supported include:
May 2022 - Lighthouse of Hope
Oct 2021 - Waste can donations on Prashka Street near the school
May 2021- Vardar Hike and Clean
Dec 2020 - #Retweetameal food donation
Nov 2020 - "Donate a Device" computer support
Oct 2020 - Furniture donation to the primary school with a resource center for learners with disabilities
FAMILY BAZAAR: This annual event, which includes student performances, food stands, games, raffles, and other activities, is a family favorite. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other NOVA families and to raise money for a designated charity. In 2022, the beneficiary was Lighthouse of Hope, a regular school with a resource center of specialized services for students with disabilities and their parents. Take a look at the 2022 Family Bazaar video.
WINTER MARKET: This event is a fresh initiative, first held in December 2022. It proved to be a great chance to connect local artisans and artists with the NOVA community and provide them with a venue to showcase their talents and artwork while also adding to the school’s festive environment during the winter holidays.
NOVA COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The PTA is partnering with Nova Alumni to raise funds to offer scholarships to gifted and talented students who would like to attend Nova High School but are unable due to financial limitations. In March 2020, we were just days away from our first Nova Gala Night when we needed to postpone indefinitely due to COVID-19. We will keep you informed as to when we will be able to organize the event.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND FUNDRAISING: The PTA organizes and encourages community service activities that benefit our local community. The PTA also organizes fundraisers to support its activities and designated student activities and educational programs not funded by the school budget.
Coming together as a community for fun activities and events enriches the experience at Nova for everyone. In the past, we’ve partnered with our school to organize:
Back to School Family Mixer
ES Fall Festival
Valentine’s cookie sales
Family Bazaars and more