Delmar PTA wants 650 new members this year
By Sandy Davis
The Delmar Elementary School PTA held its first meeting of the school year on Monday night. The officers for the 2003-2004 school year were introduced as follows: Allison Bergeron, president; Robin Brennick, vice president; Karen Craven, treasurer; and Michelle Gale, secretary.
Bergeron announced several events for the upcoming year. They include the third annual basket bingo on Oct. 24, to be held at the school. A breakfast with Santa is scheduled for Dec. 13. A night at Skateland, Grandparent’s Day at the school, American Education Week, and a Talent Show in March are also a few of the programs sponsored by the PTA.
With the proceeds from the fund-raisers, members are planning to purchase new equipment for the playground in addition to the five new pieces purchased last year. The money will also be used to buy indoor recess supplies and and for the assemblies held throughout the year.
The membership chairwoman, Michelle Gale, invited all parents to join the PTA.
The cost is $5 per year.
The goal of the group this year is to sign up 650 new members.
Each parent joining Monday night received a coupon for a free Chick-fil-a sandwich.
The principal, Nevette Muir, welcomed everyone and said that she is looking forward to any help the parents can offer this year.
A program from Core Essentials called Delmar Pride is an extension of the Good Citizen Program the school has been involved in. Each month a new value is taught. Responsibility is the value for September.
Through the program, each child is told what being responsible means. The lesson is repeated in several ways. The child earns “value-able” cards for a free kid’s meal at Chick-fil-a, bookmarks and monthly meal table cards which encourage the student to talk about responsibility with their parents during their meal time at home.
This program is sponsored by Chick-fil-a. The Chick-fil-a Cow was present at the meeting, passing out coupons for free ice cream to students present who displayed responsible behavior during the meeting. Several of the 103 staff members were introduced which included teachers, aids and support staff. Parents were then invited to visit their student’s classroom and talk with their teachers.
Delmar hosts genealogist
Delmar Public Library will have Cindy Schmidt as a guest on Tuesday, Sept. 30. She will be speaking about Genealogy and help interested persons trace their family tree. She will be back again on Oct. 21.