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Want to join the PTA? Simply attend our next
and bring your $5.00 membership fee. We will be happy to sign you up.
Our PTA members gain insight into the lives of our children and are kept
abreast of upcoming school events, issues and concerns. We are always
welcoming new members.
Our school is full of
caring and dedicated faculty, staff and parents. We work closely with
each other to provide a wonderful and enriching learning environment for
We would love to have your support and
involvement in our PTA. To become a member, please complete
this membership form (Coming Soon) along with your payment of $5 per member.
Please note: each parent may become a member. Grandparents and other
adults are welcome as well.
WHAT THE Cody PTA DOES…
- Supports Enrichment Programs
- Facilitates the Reflections Art
Contest helping our students achieve state and nation recognition
- Supports Visiting Authors and
- Arranges after school
enrichment programs such as Foreign Language, Robotics, Dance, Art and
- Turn Off TV Week encourages
less "screen time" and promotes other activities such as family
nights, reading and physical fitness.
- Promotes School Spirit
- Sponsors Family Activity
Night(s) for families so they may have a night out with their children
and get to know other Cody families in a relaxing environment. (such
as Maggie's Moo's Guest Scooper Nights, Skating Parties and Happy
- Publishes this website with
photos from various school functions
- Coordinates Fall Frolic
Carnival, Cody Calypso Sock Hop, Grandparent’s Day, Donuts for Dads,
Mornings with Moms, Kindergarten Potluck and Kindergarten Roundup
- Provides a Welcome Committee
that welcomes new families and students to the school and provides
information for families new to the area
- Hosts an informal, monthly
coffee at "My Sister's Coffeehouse" in LeClaire so parents can get to
know each other better
- Attains sponsorships for the
Cody Walkathon that allows every student and faculty member to receive
a Cody Walkathon t-shirt
- Takes orders for Cody apparel
throughout the year.
Contact Jen Dumas at
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NEW! We can now take credit cards for apparel
- Supplements Educational
- Provides opportunities to
purchase quality reading materials through two annual book fairs
- Helps students add books to the
school library through the Birthday Book Club
- Coordinates volunteers for
school activities as well as in the classrooms, library and office
- The SchoolKidz program allows
parents to order school supplies that are delivered at Back to School
- Promotes a Caring Support
- Through our Cody Cares Committee,
the PTA lends support to families and faculty in need of our
encouragement and support
- Room Parents help support
teachers by helping with Halloween and Valentine's Day parties as well
as arranges for snacks and drinks during ITBS testing. An annual
Christmas Star Program is also arranged to allow for parents to give
needed items for the classrooms during the Holiday season.
- Hosts and caters staff
appreciation events throughout the year
- Provides child care at PTA
meetings and parent/teacher conferences to allow parents to focus on
their time with the teachers
- Bestows monetary donations to the
District for the Reaching for Excellence Campaign, PV Scholarship
Foundation and After School Prom Activities
- Improves Physical Environment
- Bestows cash gifts to Cody
School to purchase school equipment, classroom supplies,
playground equipment, and other items as determined by the
administration, faculty and the PTA
- Applied for and won the Lowe's
Grant for $5000 for landscaping around the school.
- Increases Communication
- Sends out regular enews Updates
(via email)with information about Upcoming PTA events and other information
relevant to our Cody Families. To sign up for enews, click here:
- Publicizes school and PTA
activities through the local media and this website
- Compiles and assembles the
- Sends a representative to
monthly meetings with the Pleasant Valley Superintendent to report
issues and updates at PTA meetings
- Organizes and Promotes Fund Raisers
- Fall Frolic Carnival -
Our major fundraiser of the year that helps cover the majority of our
budget for on-going/annual expenses. Money is raised through raffle
ticket sales and Silent Auction. 100% is used to support Cody School
and the Pleasant Valley School District. We need a lot of volunteers
and donations for this event. If you can help, please contact
co-chairs Mindy Alsheikha and Keri Walter at (563)441-9291 or
- 3 Book Fairs - 3
Scholastic Book Fairs occur during the Fall and Spring Parent Teacher
conferences as well as during the May Walkathon in the School Cafeteria. All proceeds are used to enhance
our media center and classroom libraries. To help at the Book Fair,
please contact Christine Curlee
- Walkathon -
is held each May during school on the school grounds. Money raised is
typically put toward the purchase of equipment and/or supplies that
promotes health and wellness. We ask for sponsorships to pay for
t-shirts that are given to every student and faculty member at the
school. Sponsors can be businesses, organizations, families or
individuals and their names are printed on the back of each t-shirt.
Each grade level gets a different colored shirt from the Pillars of
Character colors and sometime during the day we take a large group
Other Ways to Help Cody School - Click here for
the PDF Version
There are many ways
that you can help support Cody School! In addition to nurturing our
children and making sure they come to school prepared to learn every
day, you can volunteer at the school during the day or at our
special events, send baked goods for our special occasions, or serve
on one of our PTA Committees. Please contact Claire Flinn
email@example.com ! Everything you do is appreciated!
You can also
participate in one or more of the following programs (if you have
any questions about these programs, please contact Janis Smith
Tops for Education:
There are many products that you buy every day that have this
label on the box and each label is worth ten cents for our school!
Simply cut out the labels and send them to school. The money that
we collect from this program allows us to purchase new playground
equipment throughout the year.
In addition to clipping box tops, you can place your online orders
through the box tops website and earn a percentage of your
purchases for Cody. Register on the website to receive
information about bonus points, to shop at the online market place
and to print grocery coupons.
To find out more information or to register as a Cody parent,
Labels for Education has been awarding free educational
equipment to schoolsin exchange for proofs of purchase from the
family of brands. Last year, we were able to replenish our recess
equipment, with basketballs, sidewalk chalk and many more items.
Just clip the
UPC code of any of 100’s of eligible products and send them to
For a list of products,
CASH FOR CAPS Families and
friends are encouraged to send clean milk tops from Swiss
Valley milk jugs to school that are worth 5 cents each (it adds up over the
year!) We have already earned close to $50 since the end of last
year. Keep collecting and sending them in!
In addition, Cody School also collects used
cell phones and printer cartridges to raise
money to purchase technology equipment for the school.
are collected to contribute to a Pleasant
Valley scholarship fund.
you sign up for a Target Visa card with the “Take
Charge of Education” program, you can designate that a
portion of what you spend be donated to Cody School. Our school has made
$3634.27 to date from this program!
The Hyvee “Smiles for Education” program that can be registered
for at any Hyvee store.
register your school and (K-12) student. Shop and save with smiles
for education products throughout your Hy-Vee store. Ten winners
will be selected each week. The winning student receives a Macbook®
laptop computer & the school receives $5,000.
K & K TrueValue
in downtown Bettendorf at 1818 Grant
Street (563-359-4473) will give 5% of your purchase
total to Cody school if you mention it to the cashier upon
checkout. Sale items, net items and tax are not included!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF
CODY SCHOOL! EVERYTHING COUNTS!
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