Welcome VSY Families!
My name is David Rubin and I am your PTA President for the 2018-2019 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 fifth 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 second grade, my son Meyer will be in Kindergarten, and my daughter Maren is starting Pre-K 3. This is an especially exciting year for me (and my wife, Tara) as we finally have only one drop off for all our children. 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. I am so honored to take on the role of PTA President. It will be an amazing year and I welcome the adventure!
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 two weeks in September, 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 September 28th. 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 12th. There is free childcare and dinner provided at all PTA meetings!
As we begin the new school year, it is important to reflect on our school logo that illustrates the guiding principles of our Montessori education. The image, seen at the top of the page, highlights that the fruits of a quality education are “rooted” in the six main life skills: Collaboration, Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, and Creativity. We hope the logo will remind us to keep these tenets at the forefront of our interactions.
I am looking forward to meeting all the parents new to VSY and reconnecting with returning members of the VSY community. Please come 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 email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
David Rubin, VSY PTA President