The leadership and volunteers of the PTO aren’t just names on flyers and in emails. Everyone in the PTO is giving of themselves from the heart, because they genuinely want to make a difference in our beloved school. While none of the PTO is doing this for any reward, when we receive kind words from teachers, parents, and students letting us know we’ve made a difference, it means a lot!
Below are a few examples of the feedback we’ve received on various programs, initiatives, and events we’ve coordinated. If you’d like to drop us a note, please feel free using our online contact form.
I thought [Dr. Beale’s] message on accepting everyone as their own cultures instead of being “colorblind” was a powerful message.8th Grade Student
“[Dr Beale’s] presentation made me think about how discrimination is not something that ended 50 years ago and is something is happening every day.”8th grade student
“When Dr. Beales said something along the lines of no one deserves to feel like they don’t belong, we’re all beautiful and have people who will always be there for us, no matter how we see ourselves.”8th Grade Student
“Dr. Beale’s talk impacted my thinking of discrimination because we actually got to see someone who faced it in a bigger way. We got to hear her perspective of how things were instead of just reading about it. We truly got to see how hard it was for her and here her express the way she felt.”8th Grade Student
“During Dr. Beale’s presentation, students emailed me saying that they had the “goosebumps” and that they “loved” it. When talking with them in class today, they said that hearing her speak really made them feel connected to her and hopeful for the future. I can’t quite find the words to thank YOU for organizing this. From start to finish, you made sure every detail was considered, and I am eternally grateful.8th Grade Teacher
“Dr. Melba Beals is walking history. The students and I were mesmerized – we could have listened to her speak about her life all day. That afternoon spent with her was truly special. The book paired with a visit from her made the written pages come to life.”8th Grade Teacher
The book Wonder has been used by countless teachers to promote kindness and reading. Having the chance to listen to R.J. Palacio converse with her life-long friend Meg Medina allowed our 6th graders to see a famous author as a person. She was no longer R.J. Palacio but Raquel.Beth Davison, VFMS Librarian
“This goes out to all members of the PTO and our parent community as a whole.VFMS Teacher
I am incredibly appreciative and grateful for the time, energy, creativity and care you put into Teacher Appreciation Week. I always look forward to being at school, but all the wonderful treats made it even more exciting to come to school this week! I also want to express my appreciation for how supportive our PTO is and parents are for teachers all year long. Education is a partnership and we are so fortunate to have families that engage enthusiastically in that partnership with us each and every year. Thank you again for all that you do to support our students, teachers and community.