Hello Saltwater Families!
We would like to thank all who contributed to the Winter Faire in any way. Whether by donating baking or materials, volunteering your time, and/or attending. Now that the Faire has come and gone, we can begin to think about our next goals. As the parent council executives, we have been taking a serious look at what our goals, objectives and mandate are. Some of the questions we’ve been asking ourselves are:
1) How do we want to bring our school community together?
2) What do we need to do this? i.e: costs, space
3) How do we want to achieve monies for these costs? i.e: fundraise, personal contribution, etc.
4) If we want to fundraise, what fundraisers will bring in the most for the least amount of time involvement and also bring our community together at the same time?
On this note, we would appreciate your thoughts and ideas to these questions.
We would also like to thank Marussia for offering her time and skills to be secretary of the Parent Council Meetings. And now we are calling on someone to step forward as our treasurer. This would require basic bookkeeping/money tracking and a monthly report. This position generally would not require more then 1-2 hours per month at most. If you would be willing to help us with this or know of someone you would like to nominate, please let us know.
Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with Fun Fridays. This requires 2 people every Friday to arrive at noon to set up for selling popcorn or pizza and drinks. The kids seem to look forward to this at the end of the week and it is a nice way to chat and get to know other families in the school. But we will need help to continue this as we as the executives already have a lot on our plates.
And last but not least, the Spring Family Dance. We need to start now to organize this fun community event. This is ultimately what we have been fundraising for. Getting together and having fun! So again, looking for committee volunteers.
We know from our own experience how busy family and life in general are. We also know how important our children are and fostering a healthy community for our families. And we know that it takes volunteers to make this happen. It not only is rewarding but also teaches our children many valuable things. So yes volunteering our time is needed and at the same time balance with our time so that we still maintain time for work, time for play, time for our families, and yes, time for nurturing ourselves.
Your input is valuable so please forward any responses and interest to Marussia at the office or via email.
The next Parent Council Meeting will be held WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20TH at 2:00pm at the Playhouse Cafe (across the street from the Cedar Schoolhouse). All are welcome to attend!
Thank you! ~The Parent Council Executive Team