As of today, the following members have been officially ratified to the board: Megan Jeffery – Reflection’s Chair; Diana Garnand – Lead Art Docent; Kelly Gomez – Silent Auction Classroom Art Projects Lead; Zach Bloom – Creepy Classroom Lead; Ryan Gessell – Reading Under the Stars Lead and every room parent and art docent that are listed on the roster that is posted in P3. Congratulations and welcome to the board.
Some very exciting news was shared today…Madera PTA has yet again achieved over 100% PTA membership for a second time in a row. Way to go Team Madera!!!! We have a total 474 members with only 469 students. Outstanding!!! I was also informed that most of the classes have reached 100%, which means they will get to come and celebrate at our ‘Super Bowl’ style party in January. If your class is not one of them, no worries because there is still time. The competition is not over until December…so get those memberships in. A special thanks to our membership coaches, Jen Rosenstein and Misty Dawson. They did a tremendous job and deserve our sincerest thanks.
As I mentioned last week we had our first of many fabulous assemblies with Razzle Bam Boom. Another assembly is coming our way soon, but we have just confirmed that this year the PTA will be able to host the Music Van in January. This is a wonderful hands-on assembly. It lasts up to three days. The first day grades k-6 get a lesson on instruments used in an orchestra. They will hear how each instrument sounds and see what they look like. Then for the next two days grades 3-6 have the opportunity to experience hands-on fun with the instruments. I wish we could allow all grades to partake in this portion of the assembly but unfortunately the Thousand Oaks Civic Center will not allow the younger grades to do this. That is why we will alternate having the Music Van so that by the time the k-2 reach 3rd grade they will get the opportunity to participate in one way or another.
I have been asked by Madera’s lunch lady, Ms. Teri, if anyone is available at 11:10 on Friday the 15th to help with the salad bar lunch that will be served at Madera. I already have two volunteers, thank you Shay and Stephanie, we just need one more. If you are available, please let me know.
Spirit Wear sales are complete for the time being. For those that ordered spirit wear but have yet to receive it our final shipment will be delivered with-in the next two weeks. I have copies of all orders and will distribute them to the appropriate students.
Madera is going GREEN. Look in tomorrow’s Madera Messenger for all the details. If you want to be a part of this, please contact Maureen Yamada for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Ribbon Week is scheduled for the week of October 25th. This year’s theme is ‘Join Team Madera by Saying No to Drugs’. More details will follow next week.
Finally, the main event…Harvest Festival & Silent Auction time. It’s almost here and we still can use your help. Room parents have sent home notices asking for donations towards a particular theme. If you don’t have time to purchase something for your classroom basket, you can always give a few dollars so that your room parent can purchase something. Remember if you donate, whether it’s an item or cash, it is tax deductable and we will give you a receipt if you like. Also you have been asked to donate any baked goods that are individually wrapped or a whole cake for the cake walk game. If you plan on doing this, please let your room parent know so that we can keep a tally of what we have. Every bit is appreciated. No donation too big or too small, what counts is what you can give. So thank you for giving back to our school and our kids. As for the actual event we could use help with set-up. If you are available to help on Thursday the 21st after 1pm or Friday the 22nd anytime (we’ll be starting at 7am) we would greatly appreciate it. We could also use a few adults to help sell pizza that night. There are hourly shifts starting at 4:30pm. If you are interested, please contact Jen Rosenstein at email@example.com. And now my one last request for tonight…come out on the 22nd and have yourself a ball. In one way or another you all worked hard for this day, and we want you to enjoy yourselves and your families too!
So that is what is going on so far. My thanks to everyone for all their support and dedication to our kids, school and community. As corny as it sounds, it takes a team to build a dream, and I believe we here at Madera are making a lot of dreams come true because we are a team and we work well as a team and I am so proud to not only have you on our team but to be a part of it as well.
With that said…if you have any questions or thoughts, please let me know.
Enjoy the rest of this beautiful week and remember, Harvest Festival 2010 on Friday, October 22nd at 4:30pm.
Many thanks always,
Madera PTA President
Harvest Festival Chairperson