I hope everyone had a fantastic Spring Break. As we enter the home stretch for the school year, the school and PTA are busy with planning for next year while making sure that the final two months are productive. It is the budget season as well as the testing season. Please keep an eye on the testing schedule and ensure that your student is well fed and rested, and on time, the day of their testing. The PTA budget has progressed nicely – big thanks to Taeya Lauer and her team. The PTA budget for 2014-2015 will be presented to the Board on May 7th and to the General Assembly for review and approval on May 15th.
We will be having a special guest at the April General Assembly meeting (April 24th) – Dr. Robert Gary, the principal at Madison Middle School, will speak to us about Madison and the transition soon to be made by our fifth graders. The PTA will also discuss the upcoming Spring Fling and Art Fair – this year a combined event – taking place on Friday, May 16th.
Another annual event as we approach the end of the year is for me to collect nominations for the Golden Acorn Award – the acknowledgement of a volunteer that has gone above and beyond in helping the school, students and PTA. Please send me your nominations – email firstname.lastname@example.org or place it in my mail slot in the “command center”. This year’s winner will be announced at the “Volunteer Thank You Tea” on June 10th.
Lastly – the week of May 5th is Teacher Appreciation week. Please take this time to thank all of the wonderful staff members at the school for their significant efforts throughout the year to benefit our children. Please keep in mind that this extends beyond the student’s room teacher – there are many others in the school that influence and impact the daily routine.
Enjoy the spring season and the final two months of the school year!