Welcome to the 2015/2016 school year!

 

I am so excited to see returning families and new families including the families that I have met over the years teaching story hours at the library! Wow, time flies!! I am proud to be a parent of children in Marbletown and value our community.

The PTA has an exciting year ahead of us filled with activities and events for all of our children. Our goal is to enrich and enhance our children’s lives and we strive to do the best we can to do that. As parents, our children are our focus and the PTA is committed to our children, families and community first and foremost!

An effective and successful PTA requires support and involvement of the parents of our students. Participation in our numerous events and programs that we have planned throughout the year is vital to our success of offering enrichment to our children.

Choosing to become a committee chair, committee member and/or a volunteer at an event will be greatly appreciated. Even if you do not have time to attend the PTA meetings, your specific talent, skill, ideas and time are truly needed.

There are endless possibilities you can help. I, personally, joined the PTA as a committee chair to become involved in the school as much as I possibly could. I didn’t feel as I had any expertise to offer, but I ended up running kitchen fundraising events and have made the food/kitchen sales some of the biggest fundraising events of the years.

We have parents who are able to offer their hobby, craft or job skill to every event, from DJ’ing to soap making to fundraising to decorating a success.

One of our major goals this year is to communicate all activities and going-ons as much as possible. The best way for us to do this is via our website, sign up for our monthly e-newletters, sign up for volunteering at an event, and join the committees at any time.

We are also have a Facebook page, so make sure to drop by and give us a “Like.”

The PTA Board is an amazing group of local parents who feel strongly about enhancing the activities of our children. Whether it be a Valentines Dance or an outdoor Movie Night on the lawn or an outing to a local theatre for a show during the day, we are dedicated to finding ways to use our fundraised monies to enrich our children’s lives. We also submit many grants to help offset the costs of our activities. The ideas come from parents, so if you have any ideas to submit, please join us.

We welcome you at the PTA meetings and events. Please reach out to any board member for information and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Amy Dunphy, MES PTA President 2015/2016

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