Sunday, July 15, 2012

PTA Awards

Caution: This post may contain a little bit of bragging and is clearly meant to ruin your day and make you feel like you amount to nothing, so please skip it if you can't stand the blogging bragger ;)  Hahaha!  Just Kidding!

As many of you know, I was PTA President of a brand new school in Saratoga Springs this past year and opening a new school was NO small task.  I am happy to say that we had a VERY successful first year and as a result we won some awesome awards.  Our school is part of the Westlake Council and each year the council presents five Council awards to schools in the Council.  The five awards are: Golden Apple Outstanding Educator, Golden Apple Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding School Administrator, Spirit of PTA Award, and the PTA Involvement Award.  There are 12 schools in our Council and when the awards were announced, we found out that our school (Thunder Ridge Elementary) won ALL five awards!!  (Bob Larson, Darcey Williams, Mr. Theler, Me, and our Thunder Ridge Super Bowl for the Involvement Award - Sheryle Coray.) Our principal, Jason Theler, and I were at the Council meeting when the awards were announced and though it was a little embarrassing, we were thrilled for the honor.  The following pictures were taken at the Council Awards Night at the end of April and I feel very grateful to have been a part of such amazing award recipients! At the same awards night, each school was able to honor one Faculty Member, one Volunteer, and one student for the school - we chose our Secretary, Kathy Loveridge, as our Outstanding Faculty Member, Sheryle Coray as our Outstanding Volunteer, and Gage White as our Outstanding Student.  I am also very happy to say that our PTA Involvement Award went on to Region and won.  We were later recognized by the Alpine School Board at a meeting in May.  I know that awards really shouldn't matter, but I will say, it definitely felt good to be recognized for the countless hours of hard work that went in to this first year of our school!

This was at the Alpine School District Board Meeting

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