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://brookspta.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 – brookspta.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