What's the Difference between PCMS PTSA and ASB? 

 
PTSA
ASB
What is it?
Parent Teacher Student Association; a national organization of parents, staff, and students who elect to join the PTSA. Provides enrichment, grants, volunteers, necessities, and support to education-focused PCMS programs; liaison for parents with School District, State PTSA.
 
Associated Student Body; comprised of all students who purchase ID cards in the fall; students vote on peer representatives to govern and provide leadership through school events.  (See details below.)
What activities do they sponsor?
Enrichment programs such as Reflections, Angel volunteers, and parent education, fund teacher grants, support school activities, community events through volunteers -staff appreciation.
 
Sports and after-school clubs, extra-curricular activities, field trips, spirit week, PCMS assemblies, food drives, school-wide fundraisers, also providing necessary equipment, supplies, tools, uniforms.
Who plans and carries out activities?
Elected PTSA officers, committee members, chairs, volunteers, and membership, along with PCMS staff and administration.
Leadership club, ASB students, and voted representatives help organizer PCMS in-school events, programs. PCMS staff, ASB advisor, and administration offer support.
 
Fundraisers?
The PCMS PTSA supports all programs and events through membership, pass-the-hat, eScrip, Amazon Smiles, direct donations family and fundraising events.
ASB requests direct donations from families. One major fundraiser, per year.  Cascade Corner. Vending machines provide small amount of revenue to meet ISD budget shortfalls
How can parents get involved?
Join the PTSA, becoming active member!s Volunteer to join the Board, chair a committee, or support our programs or events. Volunteer Opportunities HERE. Contact PCMS PTSA  for more information.
Learn about ASB to help your student know what school programs available. Donate to ASB, supporting clubs, sports activities, and socials. Volunteer to assist at ASB events.  Contact Amy Butson-ASB Leadership Advisor, or visit ASB's homepage.
 

 ASB Cares, giving back to the PCMS Community!

ASB stands for Associated Student Body, recognized as an official student body organization, working through PCMS Leadership classes, open to all students. ASB Leadership students, along with the LYNX Senate, continuously work together with students, staff, and administration to bring all together by promoting educational, charitable, and social activities, representing the shared interests and goals of Pacific Cascade Middle School.

Student Government

ASB Leadership requires strong leaders, hard workers, and those who truly cares about PCMS. We encourage all students to get involved by taking risks through participation! EVERYONE makes a difference at PCMS!

ASB Leadership's role is to give back to our incredible community, and serve the whole student body through dynamic leadership. The students work to effectively raise school spirit with school-wide events, increase student involvement using community service projects, and build student connectivity to each other by developing ASB organized activities.

All ASB Leadership officers and representatives are required to take the year-long Leadership class elective, and volunteer as 8th grade WEB Leaders.  Leadership students must demonstrate strong leadership skills, promote positive attitudes, possess a willingness to work hard, and collaborate by committing to making PCMS the best middle school for ALL!

ASB Fundraising

100% of proceeds, donated and raised through our annual fundraising drive, Cascade Corner, and other events, support PCMS extra-curricular activities such as sports teams, drama, band, chorus, orchestra, clubs, robotics, math, assemblies, school parties, and activity days. 

  

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