Welcome to the 2016-17 school year Matoska Families! The beginning of the year brings so much excitement for both students and families alike. Our children all look a little taller as they board the school bus for the first time this year, new backpacks on their backs and nervous smiles on their face. On that first day, it may have been hard to let our little ones go. Yet, a seasoned Matoska family surely knows that being a part of this school community makes our goodbye's so much easier. We must now trust the incredibly capable hands of our talented and dedicated teaching staff to help mold our little people into respectful, compassionate and intelligent members of our community.
As we enter into our 2nd week, perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed with the plethora of information that has made its way into those backpacks. As a mom to 3 students in 2 different schools this year, I feel the stress of activities, fundraisers and homework looming over me. As most of us know, juggling sports and after school clubs, homework and reading as well as spending time as a family can be difficult. A goal of the MIPTO this school year is to create family friendly events where you are able to bond as a family while making connections with our amazing community. We have a lot of fun planned for the year, including MatoskaFest and a Color Run on October 1st, a family dance night later this fall, several great activities for I Love to Read Month in February and many more.
We welcome you to attend our monthly meetings. It is low stress and informative and we love to hear from members of the Matoska community. We are always in need of volunteers for many of our events, please contact Cami Raeburn, our Vounteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to get added to our volunteer database.
As we come to the end of our 2nd week of school, we should all give ourselves a big pat on our backs. We made it through a lot of "firsts" which were likely accompanied with some emotional moments. Cheers to a successful and fun school year!
Mom to 3, Annika (6th grade), Bianca (4th grade) and Bennett (3rd grade). PTO co-chair and a 3rd year board member. She also serves on the MatoskaFest committee.