Last week we had our first PTA board meeting of the new school year. It was so wonderful seeing everyone after such a quick passing summer. With that said, here is just a quick reminder that next week we have many big events planned to kick off the new school year.
First, on Monday the 23rd at 10am, there will be an orientation for our new kindergarteners and their families. The PTA will be on hand selling spirit wear (brand new design), presenting our membership theme and contest and handing out treats for our newest Madera family members.
Next, on Tuesday the 24th at 5:00pm, the PTA will host its annual Welcome Back to School Social. Tutu’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice will be on hand selling icees. Prices start at $4 for the small, $5 for the medium and $6 for the large. We will have spirit wear available for purchasing and order forms, in case we do not have your size. Also at that time we will have our Association meeting in order to get our budget, audit, roster of board members and programs approved for the new year. This should only take about 15 minutes. After that, our membership team will present the theme for this year, the contest each class will compete in and the prizes that can be won. Finally, class lists will be posted so that you may find out which class your child(ren) will be in. The office will be closed and no classrooms will be opened at that time. If you have any questions regarding your child’s placement or wish to speak with the teacher, you will have to wait until the next morning when school starts. Appointments are encouraged so as not to bombard the office or the teachers on the first day.
Lastly, on Wednesday the 25th at 8am, right after you drop off your kids, the PTA will be having its Meet and Greet breakfast in the MPR. Here is a chance to catch up with old friends and maybe make some new ones. We are also asking if anyone would like to contribute towards the breakfast by bringing some dish to share…fruit, pastries or juices, please let me know so that I can add you to our sign-up sheet.
So that’s what is going on our first week back to school and it will just keep getting better. Our Harvest Festival/Silent Auction will be here before we know it, so mark those calendars for October 22 at 4:30-8:30pm. That is one event you won’t want to miss.
I hope you enjoy this last beautiful summer weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week. As always, if you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to contact me at anytime.
Many thanks always,
Madera PTA President