Dear Stokes School Community,
I hope this message finds you well and excited for the upcoming school year. As the President of the E.W. Stokes PTA, and on behalf of our entire Board, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. We stand at the threshold of a fresh year filled with promise, growth, and endless possibilities.
The heart of our school's success lies within our close-knit community, and we are eager to continue nurturing that bond through cherished PTA traditions and engaging events. These moments not only bring us together but also create memories that last a lifetime.
One of our primary objectives as a PTA is to support the school's vital mission of nurturing our scholars' learning and well-being. Through our fundraising efforts, we aim to provide essential resources that enhance the educational experience and enable our students to thrive.
Equity remains at the core of our values. We are committed to promoting a school environment that is inclusive, diverse, and supportive, reflecting the vibrant tapestry of our community and where every single one of our scholars can succeed. Our initiatives will continue to focus on fostering understanding, empathy, and equity for every member of our Stokes family.
All families are invited and encouraged to become part of the E.W. Stokes PTA. Membership is just $10 and grants you voting rights, enabling you to play a role in shaping our initiatives. If financial constraints are a concern, please reach out to us as we are more than willing to subsidize memberships. We firmly believe that financial constraints should never be a barrier to participation.
And regardless of whether you are a dues-paying member or not, we extend a heartfelt invitation to join our meetings and events. Your presence and engagement matter immensely to us, and we value the diverse perspectives and contributions that each family brings.
To kick off the year, we will be at the Family Orientation this Thursday evening to talk about all things PTA, as well as next Monday and Tuesday to welcome families as scholars return the school for the new year. And we are excited to announce that our first PTA meeting is scheduled for September 6 at 6:15 p.m. It will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect, share ideas, and chart the course for the year ahead. I hope to see familiar faces and look forward to new ones, as we unite in our commitment to our students' success. The meeting will be in person with an option to join virtually, and we will provide pizza and childcare as well.
In the spirit of collaboration and growth, I look forward to the productive monthly meetings and events that await us. Together, we can make this school year exceptional and unforgettable for our scholars.
Thank you for being a part of the E.W. Stokes PTA family. Here's to a year filled with learning, laughter, and boundless achievements!
Carmen Iguina González (mom to Lucas, 3S, and Gabriela, PKS)
President, E.W. Stokes PTA