VIS Annual Report 2019-2020 - Page 33



Parent Teacher Association
First impressions count!
to support and co-sponsor this holiday gathering
From the moment you walk through our school doors,
by contributing supply expenses to the event and
PTA encourages community members to attend
partaking in the holiday spirit. *February brought
and participate in the various clubs and volunteer
anticipation for the 10th annual Family Bingo
opportunities. In fact, even before you arrive at the
afternoon,
school, we make every effort to welcome our new
families. *May brought warm weather and Summer
families to this unique and diverse community
Bazaar, an event which provides the school
through our active and energetic New Family
community with the opportunity to take part in
Welcome Programme.
a flea-market, book & second hand toy sales, and
a
very
popular
event
for
our
social event with an international food hall in the
Financial Support of Innovative Ideas
dining room and various activities organised for
2018-2019 was the FIRST Year of the Official Grants
children.
Programme, an initiative started by the PTA
Krista Brennecke White
Caterina Veronese
PTA Co-Chair
PTA Co-Chair
Executive Committee. The aim of the PTA Grants is to
Numerous Clubs and Activities
fund projects and activities to enhance educational
The buzz of PTA club activity that is generated on
programs and to help the development of the school
any given week is energizing. The Running and
facilities/activities that benefit our students and
Walking groups can be found exercising in the
school community. We are proud to say that during
Prater or Alte Donau, the Lunch Bunch provides an
the 2018-2019 SY, the PTA approved €6,681 towards
opportunity to taste test different restaurant venues
grant projects through this programme. This amount
throughout the city on a monthly basis, the Culture
does not include project requests that we also
Club is always on the move visiting historical sites. The
funded throughout the year. The Funds allocated
Language Clubs, Book Club, Hobby Club, and Cooking
for Grants are generally sourced from the Annual
Club are great sources for learning and fun. There are
PTA Fundraising Activities, which are enthusiastically
two parent coffee mornings throughout the year,
supported by the community.
the primary class representatives’ network as well as
the secondary social network; all are great ways to
Community Building Events
*September’s
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celebration
connect and meet new people.
of
the
VIS'
40th
anniversary was alive and well at the PTA sponsored.
Community Services Provided
Welcome Back to School Picnic with outstanding
Booster Club, PTA Shop, Front of House, Lost and
attendance of new, current, and alumni faces. *Late
Found collection, seminars ( Nutrition seminar,
November brought creative crafts and holiday
Third culture kids, Drug Awareness and Prevention,
spirit to our annual Winter Market. PTA was thrilled
Medical services in Austria )
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