NOVA PTA MISSION 

Building partnerships between parents, faculty and staff to SUPPORT our community, to engage with the community around us through CHARITY, and to create memorable and inspiring SOCIAL experiences.

PTA bylaws

2021-22 PTA MANAGING BOARD

2021-22 PTA COUNCIL MEMBERS: Lisa Redell, Krastina Aranitasi, Ruth Buttemere, Radu Bob, Ana Velkova, Dr. Nickolas Sebastiano de Carlo.

JOIN US! Calling ALL Parents, Faculty and Staff

The NOVA PTA meets quarterly and holds three General Assembly Meetings per school year. To get involved or find out more about PTA projects, programs and initiatives, email pta@nova.edu.mk. The success of the NOVA PTA largely depends on your support, ideas, and comments!  Please reach out to us to volunteer your time, resources, ideas and feedback on the PTA projects and initiatives.

We are accepting new members. Email us at pta@nova.edu.mk

2021-22 PTA INITIATIVES SUPPORTING OUR MISSION

SUPPORT

The PTA strives to support parents, faculty and staff by facilitating communication and fostering community through a variety of initiatives.

COFFEE HOURS: We meet regularly for productive coffee hours where attending parents can bring forth concerns and new ideas for a complete school experience, benefiting both the students and their teachers.

FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION: We organize events and initiatives to encourage and thank our faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication.

FAMILY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: This volunteer program is designed to match an established NOVA family with a new family to journey beside them through their transition into the Nova community, and the greater Skopje community as desired. Families can connect socially and share information about school and community life at NOVA and beyond. Follow one of these links for ESTABLISHED FAMILIES: volunteer as an ambassador or NEW FAMILIES: sign-up as a new family to be matched with an ambassador.

PARENT WORKSHOPS: We plan to invite relevant guest speakers throughout the school year to share topics that appeal to parents and the greater Nova community. 

CHARITY

As a PTA we strive to raise funds or resources through projects that benefit our community and allow us to give back to the greater Skopje community. The funds are used to organize PTA projects, student activities and educational programs not funded by the school budget. Each year a beneficiary is chosen for the school to support.

FAMILY BAZAAR: This annual event is a family favorite. It is a great opportunity to share experiences and to raise money for a designated charity. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the past 2 years the bazaar was moved to an online experience with great results. View a video of the 2021 Family Bazaar on YouTube.

NOVA COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The PTA is partnering with Nova Alumni to raise funds to offer scholarships to gifted and talented students who would like to attend Nova High School but are unable due to financial limitations. In March 2020, we were just days away from our first Nova Gala Night when we needed to postpone indefinitely due to COVID-19. We will keep you informed as to when we will be able to organize the event.

FALL FOOD DRIVE: Each year, around the time of Fall Break, the PTA assists with collection of non-perishable food items to help families in need in the greater Skopje community.

SOCIAL

Coming together as a community for fun activities and events enriches the experience at Nova for everyone. In the past we’ve partnered with our school to organize:

  • Back to School Family Mixer

  • ES Fall Festival

  • Hot Chocolate Break

  • Valentine’s cookie sales

  • Spring Festivals

  • Family Bazaars and more 

As we’re allowed with the health situation, we hope to organize more activities and events that will continue the positive atmosphere of the school in a safe way.

NOVA PTA PROJECTS 2021-22   

MAY 2022

Family Bazaar - After two year’s of virtual events, our community came together to enjoy a lottery, an international food court, children’s performances, the dunk tank, games and even a petting zoo. Proceeds from the event were donated to Lighthouse of Hope to help with therapy and care for orphans.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation - PTA and parents brought a delicious buffet for teachers and staff to enjoy as an expression of thanks for all that they do on behalf of our children.

APRIL 2022

Spring Festival - Outdoor activities organized for Elementary and Lower secondary students included giant connect four, a chalk obstacle course, cup stacking relay and more.

Family Ambassador Pizza Social - Organized to invite newer parents who wanted to make a connection with another more experienced Nova family.

 

Parent Coffee Hour with Dr. Kosta Milkov - Parenting in Today’s World

Parent Workshop - Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco - We invited Nova Alumnus Ivo Kunovsi and Distinguished Dr. Slavica Gajdadzis - Knezevik to share with parents on this important topic. Upper secondary students also participated in sessions with Nova nursing staff during Advisory classes.

FEBRUARY 2022

Valentine’s Treat Sale - Elementary and Lower Secondary students could purchase treats and balloons to be delivered to their classmates in celebration of the day of love.

DECEMBER 2021

Winter Holiday Bake Sale - PTA organized a holiday cookie sale with festive holiday music to add to the atmosphere.

OCTOBER 2021

A busy and fruitful month of October gave us the opportunity to organize several events:

Fall Festival – The PTA had the greatest pleasure to organize the Fall Festival, where we saw the Elementary School students reigniting the magic of their childhood as characters from a favorite book, surmounting great trials, including outdoor maze escape, tic-tac-toe challenge, pumpkin sweeping, and many more. (October 29th)

Coffee hour, reloaded! – Great time for parents to meet others from their division and to share feedback with Nova and PTA Leadership. (October 20th)

Family Bazaar Donations – PTA raised funds to provide additional waste bins on Praska Street near the school, showing Nova’s concern for the environment around us.

SEPTEMBER 2021

PTA General Assembly – The right time to review the plans for the fall semester and to hear the parents’ ideas for school improvement. (September 30th)

ES Back to school – Outdoor event, where the parents from grades 2-5 had the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and find out more about the school proceedings. (September 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th)

New Parent Coffee hour – Parents getting together under the PTA umbrella, voicing out expectations and concerns at the beginning of the new school year. (September 3rd)

 

NOVA PTA PROJECTS 2020-21

MAY 2021
Virtual Family Bazaar - Nova Families Make a Difference

 

MAY 2021
Vardar Hike and Clean

APRIL 2021
ES Spring Festival

FEBRUARY 2021
EMS Valentine’s Day Celebration

DECEMBER 2020
Virtual Parent Night on Well-being: Self-Care, Resiliency and Connection with Dr. Fran Prolman

DECEMBER 2020
Food Drive - In partnership with #Retweet-a-meal, we collected non-perishable food items for needy families in our local community.

NOVEMBER 2020
Donate A Device - In partnership with Operation Happiness, our Nova Community donated 25 devices for children at risk to help with their virtual education

OCTOBER 2020
Halloween @ Nova - ES students enjoyed a costume parade, a pumpkin festival, a photo booth and Halloween treats

OCTOBER 2020
Furniture Donation to Special Needs School Idnina - funds from May 2020 Virtual Family Bazaar

SEPTEMBER 2020
Faculty-Staff Popcorn Appreciation - The PTA wanted to show their support of all the effort teachers are putting in during this time of virtual and blended learning

NOVA PTA PROJECTS 2019-20

MAY  20200
Virtual Family Bazaar

MARCH 20200
Nova Gala Night - Canceled due to COVID-19

FEBRUARY 2020
PTA Valentine’s Day Cookie Day

FEBRUARY 2020
PTA Donation of funds for materials for Nova Robotics Team

 

JANUARY 2020
Nova PTA Parent Enrichment Evening

OCTOBER 31, 2019
PTA EMS HALLOWEEN PARTY

SEPTEMBER 2019 
Equipment Donation to the NOVA PE Department

SEPTEMBER 2019
PTA Family Social Mixer

SEPTEMBER 2019
General Assembly of the Nova PTA