Looking ahead to next year

Even as this school year is coming to a close, we’re busy making plans for the fall. We want to ensure that we build on the fantastic work that outgoing co-presidents Kirsten Segal and Kathy Mahoney have done over the past few years.

For enrichment, we’ll continue the current traditions of the PTO providing for wonderful assemblies, Super Science Day, field trips, community-building events, and more. In terms of fundraising, we will continue along the path of trying to build up the Silent Auction, the Dolphin Dash and the EGGS (grocery scrips) program, so that we can reduce the need for several smaller fundraisers throughout the year.

Something new that we are trying is the addition of this website, which will be the online source for all things related to the PTO. It will also be a place for anyone in the Dicken community to share school-related information, photos and stories. By September you will see contact information for the PTO board, a fall calendar of events, volunteer opportunities, parenting resources and other useful information. So be sure to check back often!

Another major push next year will be to get as many parents/guardians as possible connected to our Google group. For those who have already shared their email addresses in the school directory, we will be adding you to the group over the summer. Or you can go to the group right now and join. This is just another way that we can get important information to the community, and hopefully reduce our paper usage in the process.

Have a great summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Naela Jenkins and Jen Eyer
Incoming PTO co-presidents