The two things I love most about West Fargo are the people (it's true...you guys are warm and that makes up for those frigid winter temps!) and the schools. In FL, the public schools were not good, so we chose to send Elaine to a private school. So, to be honest, I was a little nervous to make the switch to public. However, my daughter adjusted so well and has had two amazing years at Aurora! As a former educator myself, that tells me a couple of things. First, the teachers and staff at the school have a real passion for educating, and second, parents are involved. It really does make a huge difference in the school when parents are partners in their child's education.
I became involved with the PTO during that 1st school year we were here and met some really dedicated moms and dads. I was vice president last year and am absolutely thrilled to be president this year! There are so many awesome opportunities to get plugged into and make a difference in your child's elementary experience. I'll be sharing some of those at our 1st meeting (September 3rd at 7pm in the Library and as always, free childcare will be provided!). Please come join us and get a preview of what is in store for this school year!
Now enough about me and onto the 3 fabulous ladies I have the privilege to share the board with! Erica Johnson, who is a 2nd grade teacher at Bennett, is our new vice president (also known as "president-elect"). She has wonderful ideas and we are thrilled to have her on the board (I may have twisted her arm just a bit to take the position, but I'm really glad she accepted it!). She has 2 children, Dylan starting 2nd grade and Lydia in preschool.
Tanya Thompson, who was one of the very first people to befriend me when we first moved here, will be reprising her role as secretary this year. She did an awesome job last year and I am so thankful she's on the board again this year! She has 3 children. Her oldest, Cole, will be starting high school and her twins, Megan and Luke, will be in 4th grade.
Last, but certainly not least, is Tracy Boehm, our treasurer. She so graciously accepted this position mid-school year while she was 8 months pregnant and did an incredible job (with her newborn right by her side!). I am so happy that she is willing to handle all of our finances again this year!! Besides her baby, she has 3 other children.
When you come to registration, please stop by and meet us at the PTO table (that's also the spot to pick up the school supply kits, if you ordered one). Can't wait to kick off the new school year with you!