I am creating this post so we have a place to discuss the progress of creating a website for the PTA (and one for the school).
Also, if people have ideas and/or suggestions on what the website(s) should include, maybe this would be a good place to get them heard first. This can be a sounding board.
1. October – I spoke with the woman who created and maintains Ivanhoe’s websites, and made a list which I typed up into an informal proposal which I gave to Roxanne, the president of the PTA after the Oct. PTA board meeting. At that time she told me the PTA has been planning to do a website but hasn’t had the time or resources. In that proposal I mentioned there would be costs to maintain the domain, so that will not be a surprise to the PTA board. We should have more specific numbers when we bring it up at the PTA association meeting though.
Sidenote – for various reasons it makes sense to have two websites – an official school site and a PTA site. Also, a calendar is essential, and a database of parents emails would help in sending out announcements. Once again, the PTA has already started creating a database but apparently has not really utilized it yet.
If you would like to see my notes from my Ivanhoe talk or the proposal I typed up please email me at email@example.com and I will get them to you.
2. Nov. 2 – Kei registered the domain “friendsofglenfeliz.com”.
3 Nov. 11 – Promila Singh graciously offered to do a PTA website, and I forwarded her all my notes so she can make a more informed decision about whether or not she will have the time to spare.
4. Nov. 13 – Currently I am still waiting to hear back from Roxanne about a couple separate issues, so I figured I’d wait until the next PTA association meeting (Dec. 14) to discuss the website more. There is a board meeting Dec. 7 but that is not the right forum for new proposals.