A Welcome Message from Your PTA President

Greetings fellow Dolphins!  

 

This is my first welcome letter as the PTA President and I am very excited about the school year! First, I want to warmly welcome all new incoming families to Stratford Landing Elementary School.

 

I remember back to my family’s first year and it seems like yesterday we were worrying about new kindergarten teachers, school supply lists, and wondering if our school was going to be a good experience. All of my concern was soon washed away as we became part of one of the best communities of families, teachers, and staff in all of Northern Virginia.

 

The PTA is an integral part of the SLES family. Not only do we host fun events during the school year, such as Storytelling/Multicultural Night, Science Night, a spelling bee, and a talent show, but we also provide funds and volunteers for our teachers and staff.

 

We have two major fundraisers during the year. The first one, “Rock N’ Run,” on October 19. This is our biggest fundraiser and helps put money directly back into school. Our second fundraiser is our annual Spring Fling in March. Past fundraisers allowed SLES to purchase its first 3D printer as well as work on our vision for an outdoor classroom in our beautiful Discovery Garden.

 

These events need the dedication of our community members. Each of us has different skills, talents, and resources that are desperately needed to make SLES what we all want it to be. For some, it’s volunteering in our classrooms. For others, it’s heading up or joining a committee that brings something special to our students. We all want the very best educational experience for our children. This is why we must all individually do what we can to make it happen.

 

We expect our community to come together and support our great school in any way possible. Even one hour of time is worth so much. If you would like to sign up to volunteer or have any questions please contact me at: ptastratfordlanding@gmail.com

 

Please join me, the PTA Board, and our entire community as we embark on the quest to ensure SLES reaches its greatest potential. The old adage, “it takes a village”, comes to mind when I think about all the wonderful things that happen at SLES. With your help, we can strengthen and build our village together.

 

I hope to see you at the first PTA meeting on Thursday, September 13, in the library at 7pm!

 

Keely Kirk  

2018-2019 PTA President

 

 

 

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