As the newly elected PTSA co-presidents, we would like to welcome back returning students and families! We also extend a very heartfelt welcome to our new Viking families! To all of you, we look forward to making 2014-2015 a fun and productive year.
To the PTSA Executive board, committee chair leaders and all of our volunteers, we look forward to working with all of you this school year, some for the first time. We know we will have a great year because of the dedicated and amazing volunteers we have on the PTSA.
The purpose of the PTSA is to first and foremost support our students. In addition, it supports the faculty, staff, parents, and the local community. "Every Child-One Voice" is the National PTSA motto and the PTSA is one of the strongest voices in the educational process that directly supports our children and school. This year will be no different. Your PTSA has been focused on preparing an enhanced educational environment for all of our students.
An effective and successful PTSA requires support and involvement of the parents of our students. It is vital. Your first opportunity to show support is to become a member of the Odle Middle School PTSA. We encourage each of you to show your commitment by joining.
The second way to show your support will be to participate in the numerous exciting events and programs that we have planned throughout the year. You may choose to be a committee chair, committee member, or volunteer. Whatever level of participation you choose, your time and involvement will be greatly appreciated. Many parents feel that they cannot participate in the PTSA because they cannot attend meetings or be at school during the day. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours in or outside of school hours, your ideas, your time, and your talents are truly needed. There are endless possibilities in ways you can help. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. We promise that the time you give to the PTSA and the school will be worth your while-and fun! Please consider volunteering, it really does make a difference in the lives of all our children!
Many programs are still not funded within the state budget. Only through our school fundraising has the PTSA been able to supplement those programs. None of this is possible without parent support. Any amount of time or financial support you can contribute to our students and school will be to your children's direct benefit and is greatly appreciated.
We invite you to stay informed of our upcoming events as well as the goings-on of our school by joining the PTSA, bookmarking our website, subscribing to our weekly newsletter, and attending PTSA meetings. We value your time so I will always keep our PTSA meetings short and informal.
Please contact us anytime about PTSA events and activities. We am here to assist you in any way that we can. We hold this opportunity in high regard and We look forward to meeting and working with each of you!
Thanks for all your support,
Linda Guo and John Lawler
Co-president of Odle PTSA