Welcome to back to school morning….
I don’t know about you but my alarm went off I hit snooze as many times as I could.
I just wanted to thank you for making the effort to come this morning. It is an outward showing of an inward commitment.. We all love our children and want the best for them. That is why I accepted the chance to be PTA president.. I love this community, I love this school, I love the teachers, and I really love the students and their parents.
I am really excited about a couple of new things this year. But before I get to those I just want to thank the previous PTA president from our school. Because of all of their efforts and hard work we were able to donate 15 iPads to our school this summer. Many of your children will be able to have then in their rooms and for those who don’t, we want to help find a way to make it happen. So thank you to them.
So just a couple housekeeping items. Please use the office to sign in as you help volunteer at the school. We know that some of you come sliding in by the skin of your teeth and don’t have the time to get to the computer. We will have a clip boards by the doors to allow you to sign in this way also. The volunteer hours help us keep our tax exempt status as a 501-C4.
I am excited about a couple of new things this year.
1- We are selling caps for the students to wear. We want to let them wear them the first Friday of the month. Please let your children know that if it gets to crazy…we won’t be able to have the privilege anymore…but if they are good about it…then maybe we I’ll be ble to wear them more. Nudge Nudge Mrs. Zimmerman.
2- I want to do a big push for fitness this year. We a doing a lot of things for it. First of all we have the running club that is going to be on Tuesday as long as weather permits. We will also be starting the walking club in a couple of weeks. And we want to do a “Silly Sock Walk” as a way to promote family activity and to have a wonderful night with our community. All the miles that will be accumulated will be added up to see if we can walk enough miles to get to the Magic Kingdom wether in California or Florida. We will have a chart showing the progress of your children. So let’s start walking!!!
3- Another thing that I am excited about is www.windridgepta.org
We knew that your morning was going to be crazy and we wanted to simplify it as much as possible so we came up with away to purchase t-shirts, sign up for your PTA member, sign up to help volunteer with the PTA cause we need your help:) , a way to follow the school and PTA calendar, place to read the newsletter, see photos of the students and get information about reflections. You can do it all from your home:)
So before you go, please either get a t-shirt form that you can fill out and have your child return, purchase your items today, or simply go on line and do it tonight when your kids are back in bed before 9:00:)
I want to simplify this year because I know that time and money are both getting hard to come by. So all I ask is your help and support so that nobody gets over burdened with the load. Quality vs.Quantity
Thanks for your support and patience….here is to a wonderful new year..
And if you ever have any questions or comments you are welcome to email me at mindi@ windridgepta.org. It is on the paper outside…l
Here we go to a “Magical”Year!!!