Monday, August 22, 2011

Welcome to the new school year!

Dear Rodgers Forge Families,

Welcome back to all returning families and a huge welcome to new families. Did you know this coming school year marks the 60th anniversary of Rodgers Forge Elementary School? The Rodgers Forge Elementary School PTA is looking forward to another great year as we welcome students, families, teachers and administrators to the 2011-2012 school year.

The PTA supplements each school year with academic and social activities that enrich your child’s experience in school. By raising money through fundraisers and voluntary donations, the PTA is able to provide take home folders and planners to students, fund class field trips, provide classroom supplies to teachers, provide cultural arts programs to students during the school year and much more.

Everyone’s participation is important and I encourage you to do to be an active part of your PTA. First, join the PTA. Your contribution of $7.00 per member goes a long way in supplementing the students of Rodgers Forge Elementary School. Next, I encourage you to volunteer. There are several volunteer opportunities that don’t require you to be at school but simply require some time at home. Another way to be an active part of your PTA is to attend the General Membership PTA Meetings. Meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Meetings are important as new business and programs cannot move forward without a membership vote of at least 17 members. The last way to support your PTA is to participate in one or more of our annual fundraisers or make a voluntary donation to the PTA.

Our first social activity this year is the Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. This is a great kick-off event for the 2011-2012 school year. Also, that evening, Mrs. Deise and the faculty will be bringing back the Cake/Cupcake walk. Both events are a lot of fun and are a great opportunity to meet parents, students and teachers. We hope to see you there!

On behalf of the PTA Board members, the committee chairs and volunteers, thank you for your support and time. Please do not hesitate to contact me at trishaschwab@verizon.net if you have any questions during the school year.

Again, welcome back and have a great year!

All the Best,

Trisha Schwab
PTA President