Dear VFES Families:
A very warm welcome to our continuing and new families! For our new families, let me begin by introducing myself. I am Rujuta Mandelia, your PTO President for this school year. This is my second year serving on the PTO Board and I could not be more excited. We were able to give about $30,000 in back to school gifts last year. So, thank you for supporting the school in such a magnanimous way. We were able to give 40 iPads to our school in addition to many other requested items. A detailed list of items can be found on the Budgets and Gifts to School page.
Let me introduce to you our PTO Board of whom I am incredibly proud of and in awe of. I look forward to learning so many different skills from them and build strong relationships and friendships. Please welcome:
VP Volunteers, Amanda Ivory; VP Fundraising, Emily Puk Carteen; Co-VP Socials, Angel McAveney; Co-VP Socials, Alison Murray; VP Clubs, Amanda Mlinar; Treasurer, Kim Kerns; Asst. Treasurer, Adrienne Miller; Communications Coordinator, Beth Stanfield; and Publishing Center, Tarin Cataldo.
On this website, you will find information on the on-going activities in school, after school activities and community-centered information. It is rewarding to be at a school that prioritizes our children’s social and academic well-being. I thank Mrs. Wills, our principal, who has an open-door policy, our teachers who never hesitate in answering our questions, our staff and custodians who are ever ready to help, and of course, you, our parents/volunteers, who make our PTO run so smoothly. It is well-known that when parents get involved in their children’s school, children thrive socially, academically and overall become very excited about school.
I am also writing to you to consider volunteering for the PTO. I have volunteered to be on many different positions from being a classroom parent to Falcon Editor to chairing Spring Fair. I loved hanging out with my friends, chatting about how we are going to make the event happen and teaming up for an event our children are so proud of. Please consider volunteering for positions that would work with your schedule. You can check out volunteering opportunities right here.
If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please email me at email@example.com.
I look forward to hearing from you!
VFES PTO President