Monday, November 21, 2016
Ahh Thanksgiving.. that time of year when we all sit back, enjoy our families, and savour the peace and quiet that comes from children playing happily with one another.
Well, that’s one option, because if your house is anything like mine, you’re in for a 4-day chaos-nado as bored kids rampage around the house while I fail to get any of my work done and attempt to avoid gaining 10 pounds.
And so with that in mind, I’ll see if I can’t burn 2 calories by typing up this week’s announcements!
1. Friends of Floris! We’re getting close! I’ve tried to be gentle with everyone this year by taking you off the email train as you make your donations. But we’re not yet at our goal of $30,000. Every hour I spend tracking down financial contributions is one less hour I have to plan enrichment opportunities for the kiddos. Please help me help you! This money is CRUCIAL to the PTA’s ability to carry out its legion roles, because the county does NOT provide anything like as much money as most people think.
We need YOUR help to meet our goal. If you haven’t yet donated, please consider sending in a check made out to the Floris ES PTA, or visit our website here
to make a donation. Recommended amounts are $80 per kid or $150 per family, but ANY AMOUNT HELPS.
We need you.
2. Day of 100 Dads is Postponed! Probably ’till Spring. Bummer, because we had news crews lined up and everything! But due to a perfect storm of boring details, it makes sense to target sometime after the new year. We’ll get there :)
3. Who’s it Gonna Be? Who wants to take on the PTA presidency next year? Who wants to put their personal spin on the direction of school enrichment, development and focus? Who wants to walk, unannounced, into a cafeteria full of hundreds of kids and get a round of applause?
Here’s the thing. It’s a decent amount of work, but it’s been a tremendously rewarding experience. And yes, we’ll be putting together a nominating committee in a few months, but if you’re interested in this role, the sooner you identify yourself, the better. I’m happy to train you and get you up to speed in the early spring. I’m happy to stick around and advise next year (if you want — if not, that’s cool too). No experience is necessary, just determination and energy.
If no one steps forward by about February, I’m going to release Raman Malhotra, just like Poseidon released the Kracken in “Clash of the Titans” (the original one with Harry Hamlin — the remake was horrible), and she’ll flood your coastal cities with tsunamis of vengeance until someone steps forward. Don’t think I won’t!!
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!