The Polk County School Board has voted to maintain the cost of volunteer applications at $25 for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year, rather than increasing the fee to $40, as was previously advertised.
Those wishing to become an approved volunteer should visit www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved, print an application, fill it out, and submit it to the school where you would like to volunteer. You can also download the flyer below for more information. We sincerely appreciate all those who volunteer their valuable time to make our school a success! Your efforts truly do make a difference!
Winston Academy has a very active and involved Parent Teacher Association. Visit the PTA Facebook page for information about upcoming meetings and events.
The PTA Board members are:
President: Ryan Pope
Vice-President: Tierra Walker
Secretary: Connie Rawlings
Treasurer: Kayla May
We are very fortunate this year to have connected with the companies below and formed partnerships. If you are interested in becoming a business partner, please contact the main office at (863)499-2890.
Risse Brothers – Gift cards donated for uniform purchases
Chick-fil-A Lakeland – Monetary donation from school spirit night
Engineering for Kids – Human resources and materials for STEM activities for parents and students and after school Robotics Club
Bricks for Kids – Human resources and materials for STEM activities for parents and students and after school Robotics Club
City of Lakeland – Donation of plants for Family STEM nights and other events throughout the year
Everfi – Provided online educational resources and human resources for February Family STEM Night
The Lakeland Community Theatre – Human resources for student performances
Sun ‘n’ Fun – Human resources to conduct demonstrations for parents and students
Sea Turtle Trackers, Inc. – Human resources to conduct demonstrations for parents and students
NASA – Human resources to conduct demonstrations for students
Regal Lakeland – donation of funds to purchase books for students
First Lego League Jr. – donation of funds for Lego Kits
Monthly Family Engineering Challenges:
What is it? A time for families to practice the engineering design process.
When are we supposed to do this? Projects will be sent home on the first day of each month. They are due on the last day of each month. They are designed to be completed in a short time span at home.
What do I get if I complete the challenge? Each month students will be recognized and receive a reward for completing the Family Engineering Challenges and turning it in. For each challenge completed, students will be entered into a drawing for a “Family Fun Night” basket to be given away at the end of the year. If a student completes all challenges this year, they will receive 7 additional entries into the drawing.
Mid-Florida Extra Credit Program:
Annually, the school receives 10 cents for each credit transaction made using the MidFlorida debit card. However, the cardholder must be enrolled in the Extra Credit Program and must choose the credit option rather than the debit option at the point of sale. There is no charge for this. Any MidFlorida member can enroll in this program within Online Banking. We encourage any parent who banks with MidFlorida to consider participating in this program.