To be posted after the school year starts.
Looking for a cool gift for your Maury-lover? Look no further. As a one-time event, Maury will be selling special edition Maury Elementary Wee the People brand t-shirts. The order form is attached. If you’re interested, return it along with your cash or check (Checks payable to Maury PTA) to the PTA mailbox office by Friday, Oct. 6th. These shirts are not uniform approved.
Online registration opens at 9am on Monday, January 9th. You will receive the link to the online portal via this very Maury Yahoo Group! Our intrepid communications director Jess Wehrman will also post it on the website http://maurypta.org/programs after 9am on Monday.
Should you desire to secure a spot in those crazy-in-demand classes and become your kids’ hero for a hot minute, I recommend with utmost VEHEMENCE that you use our online registration portal. If you do not have internet access (which, if you’re reading this email, makes no sense) or, if you’re applying for a scholarship, we have sent home a paper registration form (inside your brochure) for your use.
**WARNING: if you use the paper form for a regular registration, there’s no guarantee that it will get to me before some classes fill up. LOOK FOR THE ONLINE LINK ON MONDAY!!
We carefully vet and select our vendors from a list of both new and returning professional education organizations. We also have a host of our own homegrown Maury teachers offering classes this spring! All vendor information will be available on our online portal—look for them there.
We will do our very best to keep the community up-to-date with the commencement of the program, as well as any changes to the program due to inclement weather or instructor absences. BUT PLEASE: once you receive your confirmation email verifying your child’s spot in class, PUT THE DATES IN YOUR CALENDAR!
School Year 2015/2016
On behalf of the PTA at Matthew Maury Elementary School, I want to be the first to welcome you to the start of the 2015-2016 school year. We are fortunate to be part of such a thoughtful and dedicated community of parent volunteers, faculty, and staff that are committed to creating a loving and safe learning environment for our children. If your child is just starting at Maury or you have been a part of the community for years-we look forward to a wonderful year.
There are so many ways that we can work together as a community to support Ms. Jackson and our teachers. Through the support of the PTA we are able to: coordinate after-school programs, provide funds and resources for classroom, capital improvements to our playground, host community events and ensure additional resources for in school student enrichment. Thank you to all of the dedicated Maury parents, grandparents and friends that have helped to lay the foundation for such a strong PTA. We rely entirely on volunteers dedicating their time and talents -if you haven’t already, please consider joining the PTA. We are always looking for new people to get involved and there are opportunities for everyone. If you have 2 hours or 20 hours to give –talk to us. If you like to bake, organize, tutor, fundraise, photograph, plan events, write (you get the picture)- know that there is a role for everyone who is interested in participating.
Here are four simple steps you can take to get involved and stay connected to the Maury PTA and community:
- Join Maury PTA – Jen Van Goethem attends every one of our PTA meetings and is our dedicated Membership Chair. If you would just join online, then go to: http://maurypta.org/membership-levels/
- Join the Maury Yahoo Group listserv. Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Maury to join. This is an online group and is where we plan to provide weekly emails with dates to note and reminders of upcoming events.
- Visit the PTA website – maurypta.org – We are working to put important information, calendars, forms and news. Ideally, this would serve as a “go to” location for all things related to the Maury PTA. If there is something that you do not see, but would like to see on the website, please send your suggestions to Charlene at [email protected]
- Look for us on Facebook and Twitter. This is a fun and easy way to share updates, photos and information about the Maury PTA.
Finally, this year is already off to a great start because of the dedication and commitment of all of our wonderful Executive Committee and Board volunteers – thank you. Listed below are the Executive Committee members:
President-Elect, Missy Estabrook – [email protected]
Treasurer, Nancy Ho Foster – [email protected]
Secretary, Cindy Zmijewski Demers – [email protected]
VP Fundraising, Kevin Jahns – [email protected]
VP Program, Danielle Robinson – [email protected]
VP Communications, Charlene Nieman – [email protected]
Emily Schell Jones
Maury PTA President