Irvington Principal Announcement
Welcome to all of our new students and families! Today was the first day for 35 new Kindergarten students who were greeted enthusiastically by the rest of the student body.
We have a number of upcoming events I'd like to share with everyone. Our first PTA meeting is on Monday evening, September 8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Free child care is provided, so please come and join us for this event. At our first meeting we will be formally electing the President and Vice President. We will also be discussing a new proposed budget for a K-5 art program since we no longer have an art teacher, as well as other budget items. If you'd like to be added to the meeting agenda, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd like to encourage all family and staff to join me in becoming a member of the PTA this year. Membership dues are only $10 and allow members to vote on budgeting decisions. All of the dues go back into the school through the wonderful supplemental programs the PTA sponsors each year, so more members result in more benefits for our students. Membership forms are available at the PTA bulletin board in the front foyer, at the PTA meeting, and at the New Family Tea.
One of the biggest functions of the PTA is organizing our annual auction. Our auction has traditionally raised over $100,000 which has funded numerous programs at Irvington including after school classes, teacher classroom funds, arts enrichment. Last year the PTA began the tradition of having 3rd grade parents organize the event so the work load is distributed to different groups each year. Irvington has a small operating budget and does not receive additional funding from other sources, so all of the work associated with the auction and generous donations are deeply appreciated. We're still looking for parents to help organize this event, so if you are able to help please email email@example.com.
Also keep an eye out for information about purchasing SCRIP and coffee. A percentage of each sale comes to the school, so adjusting your every day purchases to support these programs generates a fair amount of money for the school.
Other exciting upcoming events include the New Family Tea, held in the Library beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, 9/8. On Thursday, 9/11 our annual Ice Cream Social is being held from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. on the playground. Please join us and meet Talon, our school mascot.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to a wonderful first week. Please feel free to stop by, call, or email me if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Have a wonderful weekend,