Dear Driscoll Families--As our children are busy reflecting on their year and getting ready for the next, we want to take a moment to communicate how deeply we appreciate all the hours of volunteer work done by Driscoll parents.
"Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something." - UnknownDuring this year, over 700 volunteer opportunities were filled by Driscoll parents. They rolled up their sleeves and worked with each other and staff to bring an amazing array of activities to our school. Kids found 'joy in thinking' during Art Equinox, Science Solstice, Chinese New Year, Driscoll After School Activities. . . And pure joy, at the Spring Fair. The book fair encouraged a love of reading and supported our library. Masquerade Magic, the annual gala and auction, was our time for an adult-only celebration to raise funds to support our teachers and curriculum, including PTO programs.
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." Oscar WildeTo all of you who shelved books in the library; cut out shapes for Arts Equinox; donated items to the auction; or baked your famous french toast for Teacher Appreciation Breakfast -- you were noticed. Each act of volunteerism adds up and helps make our children's school day unique and exciting.
"We often take for granted the things that need the most gratitude." Cynthia OzickWith all these great events, it is easy to to overlook those who help out every day. Room Parents reach out to their teacher and parents to help support the classroom and connect parents to the Driscoll community as a whole. Village Leaders build community within each grade and facilitate communication between the principal and parents. Early Release movie helpers give so many parents another couple of hours of 'kid free" (or least "fewer kids") time. Every week, the Bluesheet editor keeps us up-to-date on happenings around Driscoll and the town. And of course, the chairs of each of our programs and events work diligently over many months. Without all of you, the dragons of Driscoll would not be.
"I can no other answer make, but thanks and thanks." William ShakespeareOn behalf of the PTO Executive Committee and our children: thank you. This year has been exceptional because of all of you.
With gratitude,Lori Day, Co-chairLakia Rutherford, Co-chairSara Stoutland, Co-chairMeg Brackley, TreasurerDavid Souza, TreasurerHeidi Cook, PrincipalThe PTO Executive Committee