PTA President’s Welcome

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Welcome to another wonderful year as part of our Forest View community!

I am your PTA president, Mara Deutsch.  I have a 4th grader and a recent FV graduate (now middle-schooler!)  We have an active PTA that works hard to support our teachers, staff, students, and families.   We work closely with school staff to plan many events each year including our amazing Fall Festival coming up on October 15th.

Please make sure you learn more about the PTA and upcoming events when you meet your child’s teacher at Meet and Greet on August 25th and the Kindergarten Breakfast on August 26th.  We’ll be selling t-shirts, car magnets, and water bottles so you can show your Forest View Falcon spirit!

Our PTA raises funds to support the many aspects of Forest View life. Soon we’ll share information on how to participate in our one and only annual fundraiser, or as we call it, the ‘Unfundraiser’. Last year we raised over $18,000!

Another important way that we support Forest View is through our Duke Concessions stands at the home football and basketball games. We’ll need lots of volunteers, and it is a fun way to meet other families. Last year, our Concessions stands brought in $12,000 of our PTA budget!

The funds that our PTA raises go to supporting classroom teachers, specials (such as music, art, PE, and technology), our media center, cultural arts programming, outdoor learning/gardening, our science program, and so much more.

There are many opportunities to get involved at Forest View. Each class will need two room parents, and the PTA helps coordinate and support that effort.  Classroom teachers will have many other short and long-term volunteer opportunities.  Our families volunteer at the Fall Festival, on our Landscaping Days, and during our fabulous events including Multicultural Night and Science Share. We act as tour guides for prospective families, provide snacks and breakfasts to our teachers and staff throughout the year, volunteer for Duke concessions, sponsor a full week of Teacher Appreciation activities, chaperone field trips, and so much more.

Please use the following link to receive the weekly PTA email full of great information on upcoming events and how to stay involved:  http://eepurl.com/buDTT1

We also hope you attend our first PTA/Steering Team meeting on Tuesday, September 6th at 6:30 PM in the Media Center.

If you have any questions, please contact me or any of our PTA officers. We are excited you are part of the Forest View community and look forward to all the great things this year will bring.

All the best,
Mara Deutsch