SCPTA General Council Meeting

General Council Meeting 9.5.2018

The 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start and SCPTA is looking forward to all that this year has in store for our community schools.

Please make plans to join us for our first SCPTA General Meeting hosted by
Wanda Gray Elementary
Wednesday, September 5th at 9:15am

We will be focusing on Safety in Our Schools.

We will also be voting to approve the addition of Leslie Norman as the Council Treasurer and approve the 2017-2018 Financial Review.

Hope to see you there!

20th Annual Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire Golf Tournament

It is time for the 20th Annual Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire Golf Tournament.  The event will be held on Friday, September 14th beginning at 8:00 am at Rivercut Golf Course. The tournament is a two-person scramble with cash prize awards.
The Kiwanis Club of the Ozark Empire is a gracious supporter of the SCPTA Clothing Bank through their donations received from their initiative, the Kiwanis Shoe Buddy Shoe Bank.
If you are interested in participating in the event, use the links below for the event brochure.

The PTA Clothing Bank


Before school starts, The PTA Clothing Bank will be open Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 – 9:00-11:00 am & 2:30-5:00 pm. 

During the school year, PTA Clothing Bank is open to shoppers on most Thursdays (2:30-5:00 pm) and one Saturday* (9:00-11:00) per month (except February).

Volunteers are needed from 9am – 5pm on Thursdays that we are open and from 9am – 11pm on Saturdays we are open.  Local Unit PTAs, please send as many volunteers as you can on your school’s assigned day; however, volunteers can work any day for any amount of time that they are available.  Thank you!

August 2018:  16, 23, 25* and 30

September:  6, 8*, 13, 20 and 27

October:  4, 6*, 11, 18 and 28

November:  1, 8, 10*, 15 and 29

December:  1* and 6

January 2019:  17, 24 and 31

February:  7, 14, 21 and 28

March:  2*, 21 and 28

April:  4, 6*, 11 and 25 (last day)

*denotes Saturdays

The PTA Clothing Bank is located at 2343 W. Olive Street, Springfield MO 65802 inside the Study Alternative Center.  The Clothing Bank has a separate entrance behind the school, on the northeast side of the building.  Look for the double doors with our sign above the doors.

Ready, Set, Supply!


Each August, about 25,000 Springfield Public Schools students show up for school ready to learn. Because many of these students don’t have the resources to purchase their own supplies, teachers often use their own funds to supplement the paper, pencils, glue and other items needed.

 This year, a new community-wide initiative called Ready. Set. Supply! will collect donations of specific school supplies so that SPS students and teachers can start the year off right on Aug. 15.

Several faith-based organizations contacted SPS seeking to develop a more streamlined approach to collecting school supplies. “They were among the first to step forward and offer to help,” explained Marty Moore, executive director of learning support and partnerships. “Working together, we developed a focused plan that would meet the specific need and support those who have the greatest need.” 

 “Churches, church groups, and other faith groups now have a well thought out plan to come alongside SPS teachers and students with a meaningful way to help with back to school,” said Rev. Mark Struckhoff, executive director of Council of Churches of the Ozarks. “I’m so grateful for SPS leadership that is organizing efforts with Ready. Set. Supply!” 

 To find out more about the list tailored to the school you would like to support, contact Lisa Searles at 523-0315 or