Thursday, September 17, 2009


we are family
hard at work

Today was our first PTA board meeting of the new school year, and the turn out was amazing. Thank you everyone who made the time to stop by, if only to say hi and meet the board.

I know our meeting may have been a little long, but there was much work to do and much to discuss. We'll try to keep them as streamlined as possible, but also please understand, we believe everyone has something to contribute to the PTA. Whether it be a comment, a fundraising idea or simply a vote, we want to hear as many voices as we can because each one is so valuable to us and our work. We can't thank you all enough.

Also, as in any loving family, we have our disagreements, we have our squabbles... but know that at the end of the day, we all know that we still love each other, still respect each other and will continue to grow as a family and be all that much more productive and that in turn trickles down to the kids.

If there is one thing we all agree on, it is that we are a passionate bunch... but that passion is stoked by the love we have for our children... not just the ones we take home at the end of the day, but the rest of the 400 + we work for every day.

I love those damn kids. Admittedly, some more than others... but they are all mine.

Just as the boys who grew up with my Matthew since kindergarten in Kathy Cybulski's classroom and who are now juniors in high school (and who also get together once a year, every year since they graduated from Beckford, no matter how scattered they are) are still mine... yours are just as important to me and to everyone who serves on this board.

The PTA Membership Drive will be kicking off soon. Our Wonder Woman Starlet Wagman is chairing. Membership dues are $6.00 per member and we would love if your entire family belonged to the Beckford PTA

I would love nothing more than for you to be a part of my Beckford PTA family... because if I'm about anything... I'm all about family.

For $6.00 a pop, you are going to have the best time ever! Promise.


Anonymous said...

Awesome. Did you ever know that you're my hero? :)

Debbie Lopez said...

Uh... thanks?! xoxo