Dear Flora Vista Families, Teachers and Staff,
We wanted to take a minute to welcome you all back to Flora Vista this fall. Even though we are apart as we dive into distance learning, we want you to know the PTA is working hard to support you and our students. One of the ways we'll be staying connected is reimagining our social events in new ways this year that will be fun for everyone. For instance, when we have a restaurant night, families can grab "take out" and we'll meet on Zoom to eat together. We will still be doing as many events as we can including Zoom socials, Inclusion in Action, Talent shows, The Great Kindness Challenge and other social and educational events.
The PTA is also contributing to your school supplies that you picked up Thursday and Friday. We will also contribute to our teachers and staff, supporting them in getting supplies they need to teach.
We look at this as an opportunity to be resilient. Even though we're physically apart we can stay connected to our Flora Vista community in new ways; on-line birthdays, messages in chalk on our driveways, yard activities, kindness rocks, car parades, and letter writing, to name a few.
We welcome all ideas to foster staying connected. Your participation in our community is key. If you can help, we are still looking to fill positions in both the PTA and EEF. Please look for our weekly E Newsletter this Wednesday, August 19th. It will be published every Wednesday. Volunteer opportunities will be listed in the E News, but please reach out sooner if you are interested in helping out!
How can you stay connected? Membership Toolkit (formerly My School Anywhere) is our platform for the membership directory, email blasts and school store. All parents need to update their information on an annual basis and new parents can sign up by visiting fvpta.membershiptoolkit.com. If you do not have the app, please look for Membership Toolkit on the app store and download it today. This platform is vital and the only way to receive important emails and visit our store.
We would like to recognize and thank last year’s 2019/20 PTA & EEF boards. These dedicated parents and educators had a successful year despite having to deal with many unforeseen challenges.
Finally, we wanted to share our theme for this year:
FV PTA 2020
Learning, Equity, Kindness.
Falcons Fly Together.
These are important words for our Flora Vista community this year.
We wish you all a great year and look forward to when we can all be safely together again.
Jeff Ladman & Jane Tasker
Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org