Those wishing to become an approved volunteer should visit www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved, and complete the online application. A fee to cover the cost of a background check will be charged. 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: Kristin Santonastaso
Vice-President: Tierra Walker
Secretary: Mary Bailey
Treasurer: Connie Rawlings
Correspondence Secretary: Melissa Gromley
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:
The Monthly Family Engineering Challenge offers families an opportunity to to practice the engineering design process together. Projects are sent home on the first day of each month, are due on the last day of the month, and are designed to be completed in a short time span at home. Each month students who complete the challenge are given an opportunity to present their project to their class during their assigned STEM Lab time.
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.