As we wrap up QAE's third year of existence, the PTSA would like to thank all of the staff, administrators and parents who have helped make this year our best year yet!
It almost goes without saying -- but I'll say it anyway. This school is a better place because of the involvement of our parents, and that means each and every one of you who have offered your time and/or resources to the school -- by our extremely rough estimates, that's over 2,000 hours of helping hands. But there's a particular group of people whom I'd like to thank today -- the 11 dedicated PTSA board members who are "retiring" after (in most cases) multiple years of service. They are:
Brook Wessel, Co-Treasurer
Heather Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator
Holley Ring, Fundraising Co-Chair
John Ruljanich, Co-President
Jenice Lee, Enrichment Co-Chair
Kristin Teske, Social Activities and Community Development Chair
Lauren Gums, Social Emotional Learning Co-Chair
Liz McKay, Communications Co-Chair
Shelly Dillon, Secretary
Steve Tatge, Facilities Chair
Victoria Nunes, Enrichment Co-Chair
These folks have worked alongside the staff to build programs and events that benefit our entire community. They have advocated for your children, and they have spent your dollar contributions wisely. They're all busy people with full lives of their own, but they've made time to help shape what QAE is today. Talk about a rewarding job!
I'm sure they would all appreciate a quick "thanks" if you happen to run into any of these fine folks.
Moving forward, we've filled nine of the open board slots for next year, but there are still some important, unfilled roles out there, as well as a host of other activities -- big and small -- that the PTSA could use your help with. So please consider lending a hand. It really is a wonderful way to connect with the school and make a difference in the education of your children. If you're interested in learning more, please look here for a list of openings and people to contact.
Finally, I would like to invite you to the final PTSA general membership meeting of the year, scheduled for next Thursday, June 6th from 6:30-8 pm in the school cafeteria. We will be voting on our proposed 2013/14 budget and the recommended PTSA Executive Board members, and getting an update from David on plans for the next school year. It should be a good one.
Have a wonderful last few weeks of school, and an even more wonderful summer with your kids! See you on the 6th ...
QAE PTSA Co-President
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