From Your PTA President
Hello & Happy Holidays Mariposa Families!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe we are entering into the holiday season. My kids are begging me to start decorating now, so our family has jumped on the decorating for December in mid-November train that we have seen so many others doing. It feels a little crazy, but I guess it goes right in line with 2020.
While this year looks and feels so different than past years during this season, we as a PTA are working on ways to bring some cheer to our Mariposa students. With the help of PTA board members, we are coming up with new ideas to give back to our students, teachers and staff. One simple way of supporting the PTA is to become a member. By becoming a member, it keeps our PTA strong and thriving. Our amazing membership committee, headed by Typhani Michael and Debbie Walsh, have created an easy way to join using a QR code. You can find it on the Mariposa website, our Mariposa Facebook page, or on the flyers handed out at the last couple of Grab & Go's. Simply hold your phone camera up to it and click on the link that pops up. In order for our PTA to maintain status we must have members. Please take a few minutes to join our school’s PTA so that we can keep offering all the fun activities and help to our beloved school. Plus, your membership will help your child’s class and teacher win a fun prize for the most memberships per class.
We were excited to partner with a local company, Martin & Co, this year for our annual fundraiser and hope to keep this going for years to come. A huge thank you to Kayte Carr, Gina Malachowski & Jennifer Moore for all their hard work and creative thinking to make this work. The funds earned from this will go towards our teachers and helping them with distance learning needs. Hearing about so many of our teachers’ workspaces and the creativity they have come up with to make their screen inviting, warm, and fun has blown my mind. The PTA is excited to be able to help them out as a small thank you for all they do for our children.
Please remember to order your child’s yearbook. While we admit it will look so much different than past years, I truly believe this year will be worth documenting for our students to be able to have as a small piece of history of how life was for them during the year 2020-2021. From zoom/google meets to Grab & Go's, this is truly a year unlike any other. If you have purchased yours already, make sure you are keeping pictures to add to your child’s personalized pages that will show up in their very own yearbooks. Should we not go back this year, the company has the option of getting your child’s books digitally signed from their friends and adding those to the pages. Please make sure you are posting pictures to the Mariposa Yearbook Facebook page. If you don’t have a Facebook page but would like to send pictures please email them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so very much Alecia Miller & Danielle Wicks for taking on this huge project for our students this year!
Hopefully you were able to enjoy our PTA sponsored Halloween drive thru and/or the cookies from Martha Greens that the PTA gave at the November Grab & Go. We are hard at work planning our next PTA drive-thru. We hope to see you and your student(s) on December 17th for our Winter Wonderland drive-thru. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one!
This is a great time to say thank you to our staff for all of the behind the scenes work they do to help our teachers and kids. Standing back and listening to them at the November Grab & Go reminded me of how much they truly care for our kids and miss seeing them on campus. It was just another reason to be thankful for our amazing school!
Our next PTA meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting on January 14th at 3 pm. These meetings are great ways to hear about what is going on with our Mariposa community, especially when we can’t see each other or be on campus. Not only will you get information on what the PTA is doing behind the scenes but Mr. Hackney will be there to give a school update of what administration and/or teachers are working on. The Zoom meeting ID is 820 3315 1219 and the PW is Monarchs.
I hope you all enjoy Winter break with your family!