The PTSA voted in the Board for the upcoming 08-09 year Tuesday night at the regular meeting. Barb Skotte will continue as President, with Anne Garfield continuing in the role of Vice-President. Marian O’Brien will continue in the dual role of Secretary/Treasurer, with Vicki Vandermay and Michelle Kostechko sharing the roles of Volunteer/Membership Coordinators. Pat Lohman will be the Program Coordinator, Lorena Stankevich will stay on as Immediate Past President and Susan Stolmeier will stay on as Elementary Teacher Representative.
The Board agreed to meet during the summer to look into new plans for Friday night rollerskating, afterschool academic programming, and discussed continuing on next year with the successful events from this year, including the Enrichment Fair, children’s book week, family reading night and book fair, math & science night and topical forums such as legislative advocacy, and the Anti-Bullying Forum and Assembly recently held. Hospitality for school events; the new family and kindergarten welcome tea on the first day of school, back to school barbecue, faculty and staff appreciation luncheons, event hosting such as the Orcas Center Children’s art opening reception and others are an important aspect of the ambassadorship for the school that PTSA provides. There will be a major recruitment drive for new and continuing members in the fall to assist in providing these services to the public school.