By Kim Leese, PTA President
On October 25th, it was announced
that I would be serving as the new PTA President for Centerfield Elementary.
I accepted this position with much excitement and anticipation for all
of the wonderful things that this PTA and its membership could accomplish
together. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire (MANY
years ago!) with a degree, and state certification, in preschool education.
As it happens, I fell into working in the hotel industry, by accident,
and pursued the industry for 8 years. Once Marissa (9) was born I
was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with her...and 4 years later,
Evan came into our lives. My husband, Mark, and I moved here to Crestwood
5 years ago from Nashville, TN. Mark's job now is in Indiana, approximately
40 miles, one way, from here. We selected this area as the place
for us to reside specifically because of the fine quality of the school
system here in Oldham County.
We have both enjoyed and
appreciated the education we have received for our children here at Centerfield
Elementary. A blessing to us was the involvement our son Evan, had
with the Oldham County Preschool, that is currently located under the Centerfield
Elementary roof! We felt so fortunate that both of our children were
receiving such quality educations at this school.
Fast forward a few years
and here we are today. Oldham County is changing and growing so fast.
Our school system is feeling the pinch in being able to accommodate all
of this growth. Please know that your PTA is following this situation
and is dedicated to keeping you informed on all of the issues that relate
to your children.
Allow me now to thank all
of you who have shown your support for my efforts thus far. I find
myself surrounded by such incredible teachers, so many wonderful parents
& most importantly, so many simply awesome kids! I pay tribute
to all of our Centerfield Parents, Teachers and Staff. In this day
and age, when life is so hectic, crazy and unpredictable, please know that
your PTA will do everything possible to do the "right thing"...and to always
be mindful of what is best for our children.
I invite you to contact me
if you should have any questions, comments or concerns. We are on
this journey together. I can be reached at home, 225-0406 or by email,
Thank you for allowing me to have this time with you and your children.
I promise that my comments in next month's newsletter will be much shorter!!
In closing, don't forget
to take some extra time this Thanksgiving to count your blessings...the
hug from your child, the teachers that work so hard for your children &
the staff that keeps our school a safe, clean and wonderful place for our
children to learn. I know that I am thankful for this opportunity
and the special relationships I will make along the way.
Looking forward to having
a great PTA year with all of you!
Condensed PTA Board Meeting
September 17, 2001
By Pam Sherry, Secretary
Membership up to 265 members.
More letters to go out inviting parents to join and membership is now available
via our website.
Christmas Social to be Breakfast
with Santa on December 8th from 9am-noon. Still urgent need for Christmas
Social Chairperson. Other positions still open: Bulletin Board, Reflections,
Rising Star, and Public Relations.
Kentucky Kids Day- Will have
cookies for kids 9-21.
Handprint sidewalk project suggested
by Diane Morgan to be done following week. Missy Smith to get volunteers.
Discussed ideas for programs
at General PTA Meetings. First meeting to be October 25th with Trick or
Treat. Possible internet safety program for parents at next meeting.
Discussed replacement for skating
parties. YMCA unable to do pool parties. Will look into Oldham 8 Movie
Discussion on financial procedures.
Will purchase safe or lockbox for all PTA monies to go at school. Two people
must count all PTA monies. Checks payable to vendors, not individuals whenever
Life Skills assembly hats discussed.
No request for this during allocation. PTA will consider paying for if
fundraiser is successful.
By Melinda Dennis, 4th VP
(Ways and Means)
I would like to take this
opportunity to express my appreciation to all those who helped make the
Fall Festival a success. A Big Thank You, to:
Debbie Wise, Linda Gruno,
Terry Griffin, Kim Johnson, Mary Frolic, Paul Wells, Shari Kaylin, Jeff
Smith, John & Betty Sowards, Jon & Sylvia Bednarski, Tom Barry,
Mr. Hunt, Mr. Malone, Sue & Loddie and The PTA Board Members.
Without these AMAZING volunteers, we would not be able to have events such
as this. It is now time to start planning the Holiday Special, which
is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, from 9am-Noon. Anyone interested
in helping, please give me a call at 222-4571.
Yearbook News ! ! !
By Sharon Faine, Yearbook
If anyone has taken pictures
this year & would like to donate them for the yearbook, please send
them into school. This will give your child a better chance at having
their picture in the yearbook.
Please either send your
doubles or pictures that you don't need back, it is difficult to sort &