Dear VFMS Families,
A warm welcome to the 2016-17 school year. I am sure that you are feeling the same excitement that the new and continuing kids are feeling at the start of the school year. I hope the school year is filled with happiness, learning and long lasting friendships.
I am a new parent to VFMS myself and look forward to working with you in my role as the PTO president. Sarah Culbert has done phenomenal work in this role for the past three years and I hope to carry on her great work and contribute meaningfully to the PTO and VFMS.
We are working closely with Mr.Gibson and his amazing team to identify new ideas and initiatives which can benefit VFMS. We will need the help of you, the parents, to make these ideas and initiatives successful. The iPad purchase program has been a great success and we look forward to getting your support through the direct donations program.
I would also like to introduce the VFMS PTO board for the year to you, I am very thankful for their commitment, Dalia Osman – Treasurer, Demer Holleran – Assistant Treasurer, Tereza Keohane – VP Fundraising , Stacey Pellegrini – VP Socials, Jennifer Newhall – Secretary and VP Issues and Affairs, Marine Havel – VP Communications and Volunteers, Jamie Lynch and Emily Brunner – VP Cultural Arts
We know that the first couple of weeks of the new school year are always challenging as everybody settles into their new routine but please do take a moment to look at the PTO website www.vfmspto.org which contains important information and also links through to many informative websites. If you are not receiving the PTO blast, which comes out every Sunday afternoon, please sign up on the website. We are looking for volunteers to assist with health screenings on Wednesday September 7th and for parent chaperones for the 7th and 8th Grade Welcome Back Dance on Friday September 16th.
I look forward to meeting you at VFMS and getting your thoughts and ideas, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions.
Ankur Kashyap, VFMS PTO President 2016-17