PTO Notes & Dates

Happy New year and welcome back ! It feels like an eternity since we were last in school. The holiday break is finally over and back to the serious business of educating the kids.

  • A huge thank you to Susan Marcus and Heidi Fouser for organizing the holiday staff party, graciously hosted by the O'Kains. Thank you also to the many parent volunteers that helped the party go off with a bang.

  • The next PTO meeting is Wednesday, January 14th, from 6:30-8:00 in the TIS gymnasium. Stay tuned for the Agenda.

  • Don't forget that the date for the Winter festival has been changed to Thursday, January 8th at Reed College's Kaul Auditorium. PK, LK, K & 5th grade classes at 10am.
    1st-5th grade classes at 6:30pm.
    Arrival time is 30 minutes prior to performance.

  • Volunteer commitment.... Please log your hours as you complete them - the volunteer hour log notebooks are in every classroom behind the parent mail folders. We will monitor the volunteer logs frequently throughout the year in order to identify families which may need some assistance in finding the right volunteer opportunities. At the end of the year we will evaluate whether this new system is preferential to the past one so it is very important to continue to document your volunteer hours. The previous policy was to collect $10 for every hour not completed/logged. We believe the school is much stronger with parent participation so we are trying a more collaborative approach. If finding time to volunteer is difficult for you, we are very willing to find opportunities that match your skills and schedule and will contact you when those opportunities arise. We also will post volunteer opportunities in ITK each week so be sure and look here if you need some creative ways to fulfill your hours or if you just have extra time on your hands.

Paula Prince
PTO President 2008/09