We are off to another great school year at SLPS! It was nice seeing many of you at Back to School Night and it has been fun seeing lots of new faces and many old friends in the halls at SLPS at drop off and pick up. I hope all of your children are settling in and that the first full week of school has gone smoothly for your little ones.
The PTC has kicked off the school year with numerous social events that have gone off without a hitch. We are rolling full steam ahead into another great school year! The Newcomers Welcome Party was such a wonderful event. Everyone seemed to have a great time! This event was a chance for parents who are new to SLPS to get to know each other and members of the PTC before school began. Thank you to Casey and Sam Haverstick for hosting such a lovely night!
The four Playground Playdates held the week prior to the beginning of school all went well. Everyone, children and parents alike seemed to have a lot of fun. These were nice, informal get-togethers that helped to transition the kids (and parents) back to school.
And lastly, Back to School Night hosted by SLPS and the PTC was a really nice evening! This was a great opportunity for parents to meet their children’s teachers and to see their children’s classrooms. Thank you to Elizabeth, Dee and all of the teachers for making this night possible! We are very appreciative of everyone that supported the PTC fundraisers that we introduced that evening. The Parking Raffle, Christmas Concert Pew Silent Auction and the sale of our stylish new SWAG were all successful fundraisers! For those of you who did not purchase SWAG at Back to School Night and still would like to do so please fill out the fliers that went home with your children and place the flier along with a check or money in the respective envelope in Elizabeth’s office. Your children will look adorable in their SLPS apparel showing their love for their preschool. If you have any questions about the SWAG please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara May at email@example.com. We greatly appreciate your support in our new fundraising initiative.
We have gathered all of the Room Parents for each class. Being a Room Parent is a great way to be involved in your child’s class and to get to know the other parents and teachers so a big thank you to all of you who have volunteered for this position! In the next few weeks each Room Parent will organize a Parent Coffee for parents to get to know each other a little better. Please keep your eyes peeled for an email from your Room Parent in the next few weeks:)
As I have previously mentioned, the PTC is a unique community resource for SLPS families that helps make SLPS such a special place for our children. We ask all SLPS families for a Family Contribution of $125.00 per child to help support all of our wonderful PTC led initiatives. The PTC would not be able to operate without the time, effort and money that SLPS families offer year after year. Your contributions allow us to support the PTC’s growing list of traditions:
- Newcomers Welcome Party for new SLPS families
- Back to School Night for all SLPS families
- Playground Playdates & Pizza Party Picnics for students
- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon & gift cards for SLPS faculty and staff
- Halloween, Christmas & Easter Parties for students
- Dad’s Morning In for the Dad’s to spend a fun morning with their kids at SLPS
- Mom’s Nights Out during the fall & spring sessions
- Dad’s Night Out (new this year)
- Movie Morning at the Darien Playhouse for students
- End of Year Family Picnic for the entire SLPS community
In addition to hosting these social events, the PTC also supports SLPS by raising funds for our teacher Wishlist and raising money to perform as needed renovations and enhancements to SLPS. We greatly appreciate all of your continued support!
And finally, my last plug is for our annual SLPS PTC Benefit Auction which will be held, Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at the Country Club of Darien. Please save the date! The Benefit Auction is our primary fundraiser and the money raised allows the PTC to perform renovations and enhancements to SLPS as needed as well as continue to foster a warm, familial community at our school by hosting fun social activities. We hope to see you all at the Benefit Auction to help support our school, our amazing faculty, staff and the PTC.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of our other PTC members throughout the year. We are looking forward to a fantastic year with you and your little ones!
PTC Chairperson, 2017-2018