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December 14, 2021
Every December, the RES PTA has the distinct pleasure of expressing our immense gratitude to our staff of teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and custodial staff by providing a catered, hot lunch with an exciting raffle to bring even more fun to the day! You may have seen the sign up genius this week to contribute drinks, treats and gift cards for the raffle (click here to learn more). Your support is greatly appreciated! Our Staff Appreciation efforts are a prime example of your PTA dollars at work.
There are more ways to support the RES PTA this holiday season! Memberships are still available! By purchasing your membership now, you will be eligible for some really fun, family focused, members only events in January. Next, don't forget to select RES PTA on Amazon Smile and we'll be gifted a portion of your Amazon purchases- more info on that below. One last reminder that our RES Spirit Store is open year round at resctpta.membershiptoolkit.com/spiritwear. There you'll find great cold weather gear and cool gifts for yourself and your kiddos!
Thank you for your incredible support this year! We can't wait to present our awesome line up of in-school assemblies and extra-curricular fun coming this Spring, all funded by your PTA contributions.
Meredith and Angela
Missed Last Week's PTA Meeting?
Frosty Drive Extended Through Tomorrow!
It's not too late to donate! The Frosty Drive has been extended through Wednesday, December 15th!
Every holiday season the RES PTA hosts an annual Frosty Gift Drive. The drive allows members of our community to donate gifts to organizations within our extended community. This year, the RES community will support the Boys and Girls Village in Milford, Kids in Crisis in Cos Cob and Redding Social Services.
If you are interested in giving this season, please visit the link below where you will be brought to a Sign-Up Genius with links to each organization's wish list. Thank you for your support!
RESPTA Staff Appreciation Holiday Luncheon
Madeleine Baker - General & Choral Music
I grew up in Hackettstown New Jersey and received my undergraduate degree at Moravian College in May of 2021. While at Moravian, I completed my bachelors of music with a pre-K through 12 certification in music education.
Things I Love To Do:
- Playing ukulele,
- Learning how to distance run.
- Playing with my cat Callie.
Why Did I Choose Teaching?
I chose teaching as my career because of how rewarding the profession is. Though I have wanted to be a teacher my whole life, I discovered my passion for music by learning the clarinet. I love teaching those around me through the platform of music education.
I am enjoying getting to know all of the wonderful students at RES. I am a first year teacher who is dedicated towards making the school year positive, fun, and musical for all of the students.
RES Holiday Spirit Wear (12/20 to 12/23)
- Monday - Wear your favorite holiday shirt
- Tuesday - Wear your favorite holiday or winter hat
- Wednesday - Wear your favorite holiday, silly or mismatched socks
- Thursday - Wear your favorite holiday/winter themed PJs.
Notes From The Backpack: A PTA Podcast
- Our Culture is More than a Holiday
- Raising Kids who Change the World
- Supporting Students of Color
4th Grade Yearbook Opportunity!
A special RES PTA "Thank You" to:
- Emily Stein for organizing the Charleston Wrap holiday fundraiser.
- Many thanks to all the parents, grandparents and friends who participated in all our fundraising events.
Join The RES PTA
The RES PTA is a community that aims to make life better for every elementary student. We invite you to join us, either by becoming a member or by volunteering to help out with the work we do (or, hopefully, both!) Your membership supports our mission by funding school enrichment activities, staff grants and community engagement, as well as keeps you in the know about all the events we host throughout the year!
-Angela Caes & Meredith Schuchard
2021/2022 RES PTA Membership Rates
$25 Family Membership | $10 Faculty Membership
For more information on how to join, go to:
or simply scan the QR code below to get started with your membership!
- Dec 21 - Save the Date: Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch (Sign up coming soon)
Upcoming PTA Meetings
- Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM
- Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM
- Mar 9, 2022 07:00 PM
- Apr 6, 2022 07:00 PM
- May 11, 2022 07:00 PM
- Jun 8, 2022 07:00 PM
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