PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

A MESSAGE FROM ALISON GACONNET, PTA PRESIDENT

It is with much anticipation and excitement that the Ocean Air School PTA welcomes our new and returning families to the 2017-2018 school year! We hope you had a wonderful and fun-filled summer, and we look forward to connecting with all of you at our Welcome Back Breakfast on Friday, September 1st. Please join us in the MUR from 8:00-9:15am for coffee, pastries, and information regarding the many exciting PTA programs and volunteer opportunities Ocean Air School has to offer.

The Ocean Air School PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is committed to enhancing our students’ elementary school experience by providing a variety of Social, Athletic, and Educational programs like International Night, Red Ribbon Week, Running Club, Spring Carnival, Father-Daughter Dance, MathClub, Community Service Projects, and many, many more. It is only with your support, that these programs are made possible. We are so grateful to the many parent volunteers who donate their time, talent, and resources to make these programs a success. If you would like to get involved this year, please visit our Volunteer tab or contact our VP of Volunteers, Jennifer Daniel-Duckering: jdanielduckering@gmail.com.

A top priority of our PTA is ensuring that all of our OAS families stay connected and informed through our new and improved PTA website, www.oceanairpta.org. We hope that this website will be a place that families can visit to get up-to-date information on all PTA programs and activities. We also stay connected with our families through the weekly Sharks Shout Out e-blast, Wednesday folder flyers, and through our online directory. Help us stay connected with you by adding your family’s information to our school directory.

The Ocean Air School PTA Membership Drive is currently underway, and we hope you will consider becoming a member and supporting our school. Please visit the Join PTA tab to purchase your 2017-18 PTA membership. The benefits of PTA Membership include voting rights at all of our association meetings and access to our online directory. Additionally, a portion of the funds raised during our membership drive goes to support all of our PTA programs. As a PTA member, you will also receive an Ocean Air reusable shopping bag to show your school pride!

On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, we would like to thank you for supporting our Ocean Air PTA in any way you can, and showing your children the importance you place on their education. A strong PTA depends on parent involvement and parent involvement is one of the key factors in student success.

Questions and suggestions are always welcome – please feel free to contact me. I look forward to a successful and productive year ahead and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your PTA President!

Sincerely,

Alison Gaconnet
OAS PTA President
agaconnet@me.com