Happy Summer everyone! Hope that you are enjoying all the sun and heat! Camps are well underway and the city has been full of wonderful activities to enjoy this weather. A couple housekeeping items to go over: We will be having our first PTA meeting of 2016-2017 on July 27 at 6:30 pm in the Cafetorium. As usual, childcare will be provided. We are having this meeting in order to get a jump start on some changes that we would like to make next year in order to facilitate more participation in the PTA, and to open up the lines of communication between the school, the PTA, the parents, and the teachers. We’d love to have you if you can make it, however, we will still be treating the September meeting as our “welcome” meeting, so if you can’t make it, no guilt!
We would also like to plan some early activities, such as a mixer, or some other type of event, to help our parents meet other parents at NSES. And due to the success of our event last year, we will be holding another Welcome Back Sidewalk Chalk Social on Labor Day (Sept 5) from 9-11 AM. Kids and parents can write welcome back messages to friends and teachers, as well as draw pictures, run around with friends, and get excited that school starts the next day! Here are some pics from last year’s event – 2015 Welcome Back Sidewalk Chalk Social Hope to see you there this year!!
And I know that nobody is ready to hear this, but all 2016-2017 school supply lists are out! Here is a link to the supply lists: 2016-2017 School Supply Lists. Staples, Target, Walmart and other retailers are starting to offer their rock bottom prices on items such as notebooks, folders, glue sticks and more. NSES will be open on September 1 (times yet to be determined) during Kindergarten and Pre-K Orientation for any student to be able to drop off their supplies and meet their teacher. The PTA will have a table setup for you to get more information about our 2016-2017 PTA.
Our new officers for next year are as follows: Sita Subbaram, President, Greg Cady, Vice-President, Trisha McLean, Secretary, and Jenny O’Neill, Treasurer. Thank you to Mrs. Goldman for acting as Treasurer last year, as well as Noelle Kinsch, who was our Secretary. We appreciate all the work that you put into our PTA! As always, the PTA members can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the messaging function on the New Scotland Elementary PTA Facebook page.
Please like our Facebook page – we try to share as many kid-friendly events in the local area that we can. It’s also the best place to see what’s coming up at school. Another place to to check is the Google calendar link right on this page. Did you know that you can add the NSES PTA Google calendar to your Outlook or cell phone calendar?!? Great way to keep informed about events that are coming up on both the School level, and on the District level.
Here’s looking forward to a great school year!!