2017-2018 PTA Officers

Maria D’Amore President

Evelyn Frey Vice President

Clara Solomon Treasurer

Sarah Atwood Corresponding Secretary

Christine Marengo Recording Secretary

PTA 2017 Letter

September 2017

August 2017

Dear Garden School Families,

Welcome back to all returning families and a big WELCOME to all new families. My name is Maria D’Amore, mother of Ariana in grade 7 and Preston in grade 2. I am so proud and honored to work with an amazing group of parents this year on the PTA Board as President. We hope you all enjoyed the fun-filled summer days, and it is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to get ready for another exciting and successful school year. We are very proud to be celebrating Garden School’s 95 Years of Excellence!

As the new school year begins, we would once again ask for your support so that we can continue making great strides that benefit our children & the Garden School staff. All parents and teachers are invited to participate in PTA events. For the PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel that they cannot participate in the PTA because they cannot come to meetings or be at the school during the day. We want everyone to feel that they are a part of the Garden School community. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, your talents and simply your voice is truly needed. We can match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks. There are endless possibilities in ways you can help!

Keep in mind that by volunteering at our school, you will get to enjoy interacting with the children, becoming friends with other parents and accomplish things that truly make a difference! We will be supporting ‘old favorites’ as well as exciting new additions this year and we will be looking for parents to Chair/Co-Chair many of these events such as: Photo Day, Halloween Party, Holiday Boutique, Book Fair, Walk-A-Thon, etc.

We would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, concerns and/or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact us. Also, please ‘Like’ us on Facebook for updates, reminders, etc.!

Have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you at Curriculum night!


Maria D’Amore