Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Dear QISS Families & Teachers:

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Parent Teacher Association at Qingdao No. 1 International School of Shandong Province.

Membership into the QISS PTA is automatically granted to all parents and guardians of enrolled QISS students, as well as all staff.

Through the collaboration of parents and teachers, the purpose of the PTA is to:

  1. Develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement.
  2. Enhance the educational experience by supporting academic and enrichment activities.
  3. Improve the environment at our school by providing volunteer and financial support.

The PTA handbook outlines the ways in which the PTA will strive to reach our goals outlined above. Please read through the handbook to become familiar with:

  1. A general overview of PTA activities.
  2. How to get involved.
  3. How the PTA is funded.

Given the large number of community events at QISS each year, QISS PTA participation is crucial and event committee volunteers are regularly needed. We encourage all parents to get involved in one way or another. There are many volunteer opportunities requiring a range of time commitments. Whether you can only commit a small amount of time, or you can help to organize larger events, all participation is highly valued and appreciated.

If you need assistance or have questions or suggestions, you are welcome to contact me or any member of the PTA Executive Board at any time. We are all part of the same QISS family!

Warmest regards,

Annett Esche – QISS PTA President

J'Bill Merrick – Admissions and School Development Coordinator / PTA~QISS Liaison

Date What

Description/PTA Responsibility

4 August, 2016 Welcome Social An event hosted by the PTA & School Development department to welcome new & returning families & staff.
30 October, 2016 Halloween Assisting the school in its annual Halloween celebration.
12 November, 2016 International Day An annual event celebrating the cultural diversity of QISS.
23 November, 2016 Talent Show Refreshment Stand
10 December, 2016 PTA Holiday Gala & Silent Auction PTA fundraising event for all PTA members to enjoy an evening of friends, food and fun. PTA is responsible for gathering silent auction items.
16 December, 2016 Winter Program Refreshment Stand & decorations
25 January, 2017 China Day Refreshment Stand
27 May, 2017 Graduation Provide farewell gifts for students
3 Jun, 2017 Spring Concert Refreshments for students
9 Jun, 2017 Sports Day Refreshment stand for students and staff and a PTA contribution (i.e. sports day t-shirt)