Welcome, Strawbridge Families!
My name is Vicki Lex and I am the PTA president for the 2016-2017 school year. The PTA Board: Jen Radley, Allie Nagle, Jess Charlton, Stephanie Varnum, and I welcome you back to Strawbridge Elementary School. We hope to make this a great year for your child and family and we have a lot of fun and educational events planned for this year.
Our first PTA meeting will be Tuesday, September 13th. We will be hosting a new family “Meet and Greet”, at 6:30pm. This will give some our newest members a great chance to meet other parents at Strawbridge. The meeting will follow at 7pm and we will discuss some of the exciting things planned for this year. Child care is provided free during all PTA meetings.
One of the first events of the school year is our Fall Fair. Mark your calendars! This year’s fair will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Rohrer Middle School. The Fair Chairperson is Jen Blair and you will be hearing her name a lot in the first few weeks of school. She will need all of the help we can provide to make this a successful event. The fair requires a lot of volunteers in many areas including set-up/clean up, food, games, and auction. It is the largest fundraiser for our PTA and a fun and successful fair helps to set up a great year for our kids. PTA proceeds from the fair (and all of our fundraisers) support programs such as the Strawbridge Library, Lunchtime Enrichment, Art Reflections, field trips, assemblies, etc.
Please be sure to read the flyers in the Back-to-School packet, so that you can be informed about all of our upcoming events. I also ask that you complete and send back the required forms by the dates specified, so that our PTA Board and volunteers can start organizing all of our activities for the school year. Please send each form back in separate envelopes with separate checks – this is a huge help to our committee chairs.
We look forward to a great year and if you have any questions, please contact me.
Vicki Lex, Strawbridge PTA President