Well, we have survived two snow storms and here we are on Valentine’s Day! Halfway through February already and marching towards an early spring, if the groundhog is proved right (let’s hope so!).
The reason for this message is three fold – first to say thank you to all those families who have contributed to our direct donations appeal. We have collected just over $10,000 so far and have a little way to go to reach our goal of $30,000. We appreciate however much you can donate, whether it be $10 or $100, every little bit makes a difference. We also realize that it is not possible for every family to make a financial donation and are very happy when families can participate in other ways to make our school the wonderful place it is.
And on that note, I would like to remind families that this school year is the 50th anniversary of when Valley Forge Middle School was founded and we are hoping to have a big celebration in May. If you have any ideas or suggestions and/or would like to get involved, please contact either Frani Aufiero or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ). We want it to be special.
Finally, I have to announce that four members of the PTO Executive Board are stepping down this year. All four of them have completed three years on the Board and I would like to thank Frani Aufiero (firstname.lastname@example.org ), Julie Borrelli (email@example.com ) and Natalie Sudall (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for their sterling service and tireless enthusiasm. It has truly been a pleasure working with you all and I feel proud of what we have achieved. That being said, we clearly need some folks to step up to fill these positions as the PTO cannot function without some new members. Please contact me if you are interested and I can tell you more about each role or you can talk to Frani, Julie and Natalie directly. And, just to be clear, I am the fourth member and also stepping down.
Enjoy the day off school tomorrow!
VFMS PTO President