November 11, 2018 Volume 9, Issue 14
Today is Veterans Day, a time to honor military veterans. There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, 11/12 in observance of this holiday. Keep reading for school messages, reminders and community announcements.
PTA President’s Message
I hope you were able to join in the celebration of the many cultures and different families represented at our school. We have such diversity, and it’s simply awe inspiring and heartwarming to see us all come together and live in harmony in a strong community. It was a HUGE effort headed by Sucharita Puli and Alicia Westra. Thank you so much ladies for bringing to life the most amazing event. We truly appreciate your dedication. Thank you also to everyone who participated, spent many nights rehearsing and brought food from all cultures. This is our most time consuming event for most volunteers, but everyone does it with such zeal. I just can’t say enough how much I appreciate it and love our community for it.
As mentioned previously, we have begun the process for selecting next year’s PTA Board. This is earlier than usual, but we have many positions to fill. I would like to thank the Nominating Committee for their dedication to seat the best Board for next year. This year’s Nominating Committee is Alex Agan, Peggy Chiu, Naomi Gable and Melinda Galaviz with Sonia Quesada serving as alternate. This team was assembled in record time by our PTA Parliamentarian, Christy Meier. Christy will serve as a consultant on the Nominating Committee as they start to understand the roles and responsibilities of each position the committee is to seat and reaching out to folks they believe will be best for the job.
Also as mentioned previously, I’d like to highlight the positions on the PTA Board to help everyone understand better what we do. This time I will highlight the Parliamentarian position to correspond to the PTA Board Nominating Process. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Christy for the great job she is doing in this position. As indicated above, the Parliamentarian is a consultant during the nominating process. He/she reaches out to folks that the Board believe will be good candidates in order to assemble the committee. On a regular basis, the Parliamentarian is responsible for ensuring the rules are being followed per the bylaws. The Board looks at the bylaws every year, but once every 3 years, we go through the process of making more dramatic changes as needed. The Parliamentarian is responsible for leading this effort as well as getting all the approvals needed per CAPTA rules. On top of the normal job, every Board member is tasked with a category of activities. Parliamentarian has Community Relations which is responsible for overseeing Community Communications, Opening Door Liaison, Community Outreach, New Family Welcome and the Webmaster.
As we head into Veterans Day (No School), conferences (½ days), and the Thanksgiving Holiday (No School), please make sure to note the changes in schedule. Hope to see you around! Go Seals!
Order Your Spirit Wear & Gear Now!
One Last Discount For Yearbooks!
Show Your Cards Emergency Drill 11/17
Sandpiper School Musical: Aladdin KIDS
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