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Sep
24

Letter From Your President

Dear Ben Rush Families,

It’s hard to believe that fall has already officially arrived and another school year has begun. As your president of the Ben Rush PTA and long-time Ben Rush parent, I am thrilled to welcome all new and returning Ben Rush students and families!  Your Ben Rush PTA has been busy planning for the new school year, and we are excited to work together with you to make this year fun, memorable and successful for all of our precious students.  We hope you will take advantage of the wide variety of programs, classes, events, and activities the PTA offers.  It’s the support of all the families that helps make our Ben Rush community so special and unique, so thank you!  Here’s how you can help this school year:

1. JOIN the PTA – Your membership benefits your child and also helps our school. Please fill out the membership form coming   home on Wednesday September 13th   and return by Sept. 29 or register securely online.  You can also securely enter information online for our Student Directory.

2. SHOP! Be a Smart Shopper. When you visit   Amazon, Target and Everything Party, a portion of your purchase comes back to Ben Rush and helps support our school. Visit our website for details.

3. PARTICIPATE with the PTA   – You’ll have fun, make friends, and make your kids proud. Volunteer opportunities are plenty, and range from once-a-year small opportunities to board positions such as Vice President, Fundraising Chair and Special Events Coordinator; please contact me for more for more information.  You can also look for opportunities to be listed throughout the year in Cheetah Chat and the PTA website. Also attend PTA-sponsored events. Mark your calendar for the socials, family fun nights, and after-school enrichment classes that we arrange.

What   we provide: Your tax deductible donations are what make possible activities and programs that the district and state budgets can’t provide. Below are just a few of the social, educational and health related programs the Ben Rush PTA organizes and funds each year.  With your support these programs and more will continue:

Health Screenings * Passport Club * Science Fair * Robotics Club * International Night * Pottery Night * Teacher Appreciation Functions * Yearbook * Nature   Vision * Technology Club* Running Club * Young Author’s Day * Art Programs *   IXL Math * Classroom Materials * Transportation For Field Trips * Classroom   Representatives * Library Volunteers * Memorial Courtyard Bricks *   Complimentary Student Directory * Ice Cream Social *PTA donations also paid   for much of the playground play equipment behind the school 

Thanks so much in advance for your continued support. Please e-mail me at president@benrushpta.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Cristin McClellan
Ben Rush PTA President