Springfield Schools Parent Teacher Association is a group of parents, caregivers, teachers, and school staff with a single aim: to enrich the experiences of students, faculty, and staff at Elm Hill and Union Street Schools in Springfield, VT. We host monthly meetings and collaborate throughout the year on a series of community, fundraising, and support initiatives. SSPTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

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We provide resources

Our Snack Tote initiative has provided countless healthy snacks to students, helping to ensure no child is hungry at school. We also supply ongoing reimbursements for classroom supplies, and offer annual college scholarships. 

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We foster community

We participate in school and community events, such as Teacher Appreciation Week, Trunk or Treat and Breakfast with Santa, and sponsor in-school activities. We publish annual yearbooks for Elm Hill and Union Street, and defray the sale price to keep costs accessible for most students. 

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We listen to needs

Our board members stay connected with faculty and staff, and our school Vice-Presidents share updates at monthly meetings. When a need is voiced that is within our means to address, we mobilize to provide that assistance. Recent projects include supplying schools with equipment for outdoor classrooms, and providing teachers with extra winter clothing for students with missing or inadequate recess gear. 

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We raise funds

We host several fundraisers throughout the year, which enable us to fund our initiatives. We choose to work with partners that benefit our students or the community as a whole. 

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We work together

None of our efforts would be possible without the help and support of families, school staff, and community members.