Hello Ben Franklin Families!
Hello Ben Franklin Families!
I am both sad and excited to be writing my final email update as your BF President. I have greatly enjoyed my three years serving as president. I have had many great board members, committee chairs, and, of course, all of you members chipping in and doing your part to make Ben Franklin that much more special for the entire Ben Franklin family. It has been a great pleasure meeting so many different families over the years.
On the other hand, I am excited to have two very deserving women taking the helm in Janet and Cathy. I know they will continue to be very dedicated (as they already are) and always doing what they feel is right for the school. They, and the rest of you, do have a different task ahead of them, and that is figuring out the details of collaborating with Riverside and their PTO. First and foremost, I ask you to be patient as discussions are being had as no one is familiar with this kind of scenario. It will be an ongoing process for a period of time. Know that the legal structure of either PTO cannot be changed without the consent of the membership so please ask questions or step up if you wish to have more involvement in the direction of the PTO.
At our April meeting, the membership voted on some expenditures: three more water bottle filling stations to replace more old bubblers, funds to update both the courtyard and picnic area outside the SW door, funds to upgrade the sound system in the cafeteria, and funds for a couple other minor projects.
May's combined meeting with Riverside went very well. It was a good opportunity to meet with their parents and see how their meeting structure is. We also voted in a new board. The positions that were voted on are as follows:
Janet Marty: Co-President
Cathy Olig: Co-President
Rachel Bettermann: 2nd VP Ways and Means
Kara White: Treasurer
Jessi Becker: Teacher Liaison
Eryn Hatchell: Teacher Liaison
Melinda McShane: Secretary
I will continue to be active at Riverside and I will also be taking on the role of President of the PTSO at North Middle School so you should still see me out and about.
Once again, thank you all for your support of both the PTO and Ben Franklin Elementary School.
Have a great end to the school year and a great summer!
Ben Franklin PTO Past-President
Next PTO Meeting - TBD
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