1. Budget Testimony: On January 17 2012, Commissioner Jerry Klobukowski and PES Cluster Coordinator Donna Lowell once again gave excellent testimony on our behalf in front of the MCPS School Board. You can read a copy of Jerry’s testimony (here). We are very fortunate to have them representing and standing tall for Poolesville. In early April 2013 it will be time to testify again and we need more voices from our town. After attending numerous county functions and events and is very transparent that Poolesville can easily be forgotten as we are a small, relatively trouble free community located far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the county. However, our isolation and low population should not deter our kids from receiving the same benefits and tools for learning that other kids in the county receive. So in addition to fundraising we also need to advocate. Please consider lending your voice or your child’s voice to provide testimony at the next budget hearing. Email me if you are interested.
2. Boosterthon Success : Speaking of fundraising … I am pleased to say that the Boosterthon Fundraising campaign has been a rousing success. Today was the culminating event “The Fun Run.” I wasn't there but I heard it was an AWESOME event. The kids had a blast and the school earned over $18,000. That money can go directly into the classroom and help bring our classrooms technology up to par with other county schools. GREAT JOB parents and a BIG thanks goes to the all the parents and volunteers that helped make this event a success.
3. FREE Spaghetti Dinner: Please join your friends and neighbors for a Poolesville Community Project kickoff Meeting. Bring the kids and an appetite. Tuesday, February 5th at 5:30 PM in the All Purpose Room, Please check out the Community Service Webpage to read all about it. www.pespta.com/communityservice
4. PTA Meeting: After the Spaghetti Dinner we will have our regular monthly PTA meeting in Room 18, The PTA meeting will begin at 7:15 PM and should conclude by 8:00 PM. Click (here) to view the agenda. Thanks go to Global Childrens Center as they will be providing free child care for school aged children during the PTA meeting in room 26.
See you around town. thanks
Kevin Schramm, President
Poolesville Elementary School PTA
19565 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837