August 19, 2016
Dear Hamagrael Parents/Guardians:
We hope this letter finds you enjoying a fantastic summer! We are very excited about the year ahead and all that is in store for our children. We would like to thank many of you for reaching out to us after the SNN email was sent regarding Committee Chair vacancies. The response was fantastic and we are grateful to many of you for your help.
The PTA Board would like to introduce ourselves:
- Co-Presidents: Erin Svare & Gianna Aiezza
- Co-Treasurers: Kellie Rancourt & Sarah Metcalfe
- Co-Secretaries: Katie Bush & Erin LaDue
- Teacher Reps: Mary Szczech & Allison Hepfer
The PTA works to enrich the academic and social aspects of our children’s education at Hamagrael through events and activities. These events require the support of many parents. As fellow parents, we appreciate any amount of volunteer time you can offer and we believe in the familiar quote “that many hands make light work”. Your involvement will enhance your child’s experience at Hamagrael and you will have fun getting to know other families in the process.
Some important PTA dates to mark on your calendar:
- Sept. 7, Opening Day Coffee: 9:20 a.m., Hamagrael Cafeteria
- Sept. 18, Fall Family Picnic: 4-6 p.m., Hamagrael Playground
- Sept. 28, First PTA Meeting: 7 p.m., Hamagrael Cafeteria
Come meet us and other volunteers for coffee on the first day of school! We recognize that many parent’s work schedules may not accommodate this brief “Welcome” event. If you are able to join us at the first PTA meeting, we’d love to have you there. Both are great opportunities to hear about what is planned for this year and learn how to get involved.
There will be several PTA forms sent out for the various events this Fall. The PTA sends emails about school events (including parties) to keep families in the loop. In order to ensure you receive these emails, please sign up for the PTA directory! The forms will be on Aspen, as well as the PTA page of the Hamagrael website (Forms to look for: Directory/Membership [PDF], PTA Committee Volunteer Form [PDF] and Fall Family Picnic [PDF], among others).
Enjoy the rest of the summer — we look forward to seeing you on September 7th or soon after!
The Hamagrael PTA Board
● Erin Svare ● Gianna Aiezza ● Kellie Rancourt ● Sarah Metcalfe ● Erin LaDue ● Katie Bush
Planning to host a birthday party or playdates this school year? Need to organize a carpool or other activities? Want to receive PTA e-mails about school events and parties?
Join the PTA and get a copy of the Hamagrael Student Directory! ONLY PTA members receive a copy of the Student Directory – your source of addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails for all Hamagrael families who wish to be included. The Student Directory is the ONLY source of this information – you will not receive contact information from your child’s teacher!
Please fill out the Membership/Directory form [PDF] as soon as possible to ensure speedy delivery of the directory to our families!
Questions? Please ask!
Hamagrael Student Directory, Editor
About the PTA
The PTA works to enrich the academic and social aspects of our children’s education at Hamagrael through programs, events and activities, and fundraising efforts. To make it all happen, we need your support! There are many ways you can become involved in the PTA and we can accommodate any amount of volunteer time you have to offer. Your involvement will enhance your child’s experience at Hamagrael and you will most certainly have fun in the process!
- PTA Student Directory and Membership Form [PDF]
- Fall Family Picnic Form [PDF]
- PTA Committee Volunteer Form [PDF]
- PTA Room Parent Volunteer Form [PDF]
- CAPER sign-up form [PDF]
PTA Meeting Minutes
- Jan. 14, 2016 [PDF]
- Nov. 12, 2015 [PDF]
- Sept. 15, 2015 [PDF]
- May 13, 2015 [PDF]
- March 3, 2015 [PDF]
- Jan. 15, 2015 [PDF]
- Nov. 13, 2014 [PDF]
- Oct. 16 2014 [PDF]
- Sept. 9, 2014 [PDF]
- Remember to register your Price Chopper Advantage Card for Hamagrael (#15748) on the Price Chopper website and help Hamagrael earn valuable tools for our school.
- Town of Bethlehem Youth Employment Services program