The 2023 Nomination Committee (NomCom for short) is recruiting parents for the 2023-2024 PTA Board and key program chair positions. We are very pleased to announce our 2023 Nomination Committee:
Hersha Lodhia-Miller (Sachin-3rd and Premila-1st) email@example.com
Bharti Jindal (Avi-5th, Yash-3rd & Sonia-Kindergarten) firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Andersen (Asher-5th, Brooklynn-3rd, Bella-TK) email@example.com
Linda Henigin (Alex-4th) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Cupples-Lee (Graham-5th grade) ACupplesLee@gmail.com
Are you interested in joining the Board? Being a chair or co-chair? There is something for everyone! Click here for an overview of Board positions. Interested parents or carers should send an email to email@example.com indicating their interest in a Board position as soon as possible, and no later than February 13. However, please feel free to email us with your interest in volunteering with the PTA in any capacity and we’ll help you find an appropriate position.
Thank you to all those who participated in the January PTA Association Meeting. We got a lot done…amended our budget, approved our first half audit, elected this year’s PTA nominating committee, and heard from PAUSD board member Jesse Ladomirak. Some key themes came out from many of the parent’s questions to Jesse including enrollment, class size, and after school child care. These are complicated issues. To help we recommend the following:
- Enrollment: Tune into the February 28th Board meeting, when the Ad Hoc Committee makes its presentation/recommendations. This is the opportunity for the full Board to have a discussion about the issue and ask questions of staff. In addition it will help to clarify all the different considerations and moving parts. (Community members are also encouraged to sign up to speak on the item or email us thoughts beforehand.)
- After School Care: To learn more about staff recommendations please review the January 17th Board meeting. In addition, please watch the video of the agenda item. (The Child Care Ad Hoc Committee item starts almost exactly at minute 58.)
If you have further questions or concerns around key topics, please reach out to the board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our next Association meeting on March 27 when we will elect next year’s PTA board!
Everyone is warmly invited to join us on Zoom for the PTA’s quarterly General Association meeting, featuring special guest PAUSD Board member Jesse Ladomirak. This meeting is open to all and a great way to learn more about how the District and our Board of Education operates.
If you have any specific questions or topics you would like Jesse to address please fill out our Google Form. Your input is important to us.
In addition to talking with Ms. Ladomirak, we’ll hear news and plans from Principal Crane, and get an update from the teachers’ perspective from 2nd grade teacher, Anne Gerfen. Also, PTA Board members will fill us in on what fun community-building plans are being planned for the beginning of the year.
For convenience the meeting will take place over Zoom.
Meeting ID: 856 6992 9678, Passcode: 030767