Welcome VSY Families!
My name is David Rubin and I am your PTA President for the 2019-2020 school year. On behalf of the entire PTA Board, I want to welcome new families to VSY and returning families back to our wonderful school community. We are looking forward to a fantastic year filled with many exciting events and activities for VSY children and families.
The upcoming school year will be my sixth year as part of the VSY community. I have three children, all whom have the privilege of attending VSY this coming year. My son Milo is entering third grade, my son Meyer will be in first grade, and my daughter Maren is entering her last year of Pre-K. Yes, I (and my wife Tara) feel so blessed to enjoy another year of one drop off location for all three kids. I am so honored to take on the role of PTA President for the second consecutive year. We have an incredible staff at VSY and our PTA Executive Team is so excited to join forces and help make this year the best one yet. Each year, and with each group of parents, students and teachers, I have been fortunate to experience the wonderful, diverse, and thriving Montessori culture that makes VSY a unique environment for our children to learn and grow.
Family involvement is a core tenet of a Montessori education; volunteering is a driving force for the success of our children, parents, and overall school community. I have had the opportunity to participate in nearly every event and program VSY has to offer. I can say from firsthand experience that they are all truly amazing and enrich the academic and developmental experience of our students. Together we can truly make a difference in the lives of our children and their success. Every child is worth the effort and no child will be left behind.
Early in the year, our PTA is partnering with Boosterthon for our Fall fundraiser. We are very excited for Boosterthon to bring their fitness and character program to our school community. During the first week and a half of October, our students will participate in activities that build S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), improve their physical health, and further develop positive character traits. The Boosterthon adventure culminates with all students participating in an amazing Fun Run on October 11th. Parents, you are all invited to come to school and cheer on your All Stars during the Fun Run.
Becoming a member of the PTA is a wonderful step in building relationships within the VSY community, as well as staying informed about school happenings. Please make sure to sign up and take advantage of the perks that come with joining! You can sign up online (www.vsypta.org) or in person at scheduled events. Membership fees are only $5 per joining member until September 30th. After that, dues rise to $10 per joining member. We hope you are able to attend the first PTA meeting of the year on September 18th. There is free childcare and dinner provided at all PTA meetings!
I am looking forward to meeting all the parents new to VSY and reconnecting with returning members of the VSY community. Please introduce yourself (if I don’t do it first) and explore where you would like to help out in our community of VSY volunteers. Please feel free to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
David Rubin, VSY PTA President