A Message from the President
Dear LCMS Community:
I hope everyone had a relaxing winter break. Perhaps mine was too relaxing. I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things! Now that my 2013 family calendar has arrived, I need to start filling in the dates with all the amazing opportunities available in January.
Please plan on attending the first PTA meeting of 2013 on Thursday, January 24th at 9 am in the teacher's lounge. Parent Pam Aha from the LC Site Council will be on the agenda. Have you ever wondered what it is that these elected parents DO?? Come find out! A representative from Boosters will also be on hand to provide an update.
It's hard to believe, but planning for the 2013-14 PTA school year starts at this meeting. We will elect a nominating committee to fill PTA Executive Board and Committee positions. If you're interested in being on the nominating committee or are interested in serving on the board or on a committee, drop me a note! (You can see the existing board and committee positions on the PTA Roster document to the right.)
Deb Brumley, LC Boosters President, is also looking to fill a number of key positions for the 2013-2014 school year. Please contact her directly if you are interested in learning more: email@example.com.
Have you read any good books lately? I actually had the chance to read over the holiday and would recommend the following thought-provoking books:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot) and
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.
If you've read these books and would like to discuss, let's chat after the PTA meeting! I would love some recommendations to add to my list, as well.
Finally, with the new year comes new opportunities for you and your kids to get involved. Please check out all the highlights below.
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of" Benjamin Franklin
The Los Cerros Middle School PTA welcomes new and returning families!
We invite you to join us and become part of the Panther community. By staying involved you will have a better understanding of not only what is going on at school, but also what is going on with your child. Middle school years can be challenging but we can all help each other by continuing to play an active role at school and at home. PTA’s strength is in our numbers…..your membership counts!
Get On The Agenda:
Do you have ideas or concerns that you would like the PTA to hear about? Contact PTA president Jacquie Elmore at Jacquie@theelmores.org and get on the agenda!
Mark Your Calendars:
PTA General Membership Meetings are typically held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9am in the LC Staff Lounge. These meetings are informal, educational and are a great way to stay informed. The food is fantastic, as well, thanks to our fabulous Hospitality Chair, Jenny Khan!
Subscribe To Our New Email System:
The San Ramon Valley Council of PTA’s ( http://srvcpta-ca.schoolloop.com/) has invested in a new email system so that your LCMS PTA can keep you up to date with ‘the haps’. Take a moment to subscribe: PTA EMAIL .
There are many volunteer opportunities available to you at LCMS. Help supervise a lunch period; work in the office or library; serve on a committee; help with a fundraiser. Be involved as much or as little as you like, but be involved.
The LCMS PTA is looking forward to a great school year.
Los Cerros Middle School PTA President