Exciting developments are happening with PATH. We recently received our 501(c)3 designation and are now officially recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. More information on that can be found here: 501(c)3 Certified. PATH board president Michelle Smart reported that Tahoma School District is engaged and reviewing options for highly capable classes in middle school. We want to keep this momentum going and we would LOVE your help. Here is what we’re thinking the opportunities would look like:
- Socializers. We would love if parents would plan informal get-togethers and post to the PATH Facebook page (found here). These events would be casual and the purpose would be for families with common interests to get together and build relationships. For example, if you are going to a museum for the day, post it on the PATH Facebook page to see if anyone would like to join!
- Reporters. We would also like volunteers who can sit in on school board meetings and take notes about discussions relevant to high-cap. The school board meetings are generally held on third Tuesday of the month in the evening at Central Services building. A full calendar of their schedule can be found here. This has the benefit of the school board and admins seeing many different faces associating themselves with PATH.
- Sponsoring Training. There is a gifted education conference coming up in early March in Seattle. PATH would love to sponsor two Tahoma staff members to attend! Please consider donating to help Tahoma staff better understand our students’ needs and how to meet them. More information on the conference and the GoFundMe can be found here: Gifted Guild GoFundMe
Please reach out to Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information or would like to volunteer within PATH.