Dear Crossroads Families,
On behalf of the Crossroads Academy Parent Association (PA), welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I look forward to serving as the PA President this year. At Crossroads Academy, every parent is a valued member of the PA. I hope you will join me in strengthening our school’s community with your participation. No investment is too small to make a difference.
I encourage you to attend the PA’s monthly meetings, listed on the school calendar starting August 2016, to hear the head of school’s monthly PA address, vote on critical issues such as the distribution of fundraising monies in response to faculty petitions, lend support towards organizing events that benefit our school community and often the community-at-large, meet the month’s guest board of trustee member in attendance, and develop strong ties of fellowship with fellow Crossroads parents.
The school relies on our engaged parent community to organize hospitality at educational and social community building events, sponsor parent education opportunities, assist parents in expressing appreciation to faculty and staff, aid faculty in coordinating select classroom, K-8, Lower School (K-5) and/or Upper School (6-8) events, and organize meaningful fundraisers that enable the PA and Head of School to make purchases through the School Support Fund. The school, with much appreciation, currently relies on PA volunteers to generously organize and run as a fundraiser a lunch program catered by local restaurants. Approximately $6,000 of initiatives were funded by the PA last year, including $2,000 towards purchasing a school bus for every grade’s use, wooden unit blocks for kindergarten, yoga mats and music for the first grade, a library of leveled readers for the first grade, Spanish learning materials for the lower school, a reading nook for third grade, a local children author’s visit, a performance at the school by Gordon Clapp, a Lynn Lyons’ parent education speaking engagement, a screening of the film “Most Likely to Succeed”, a GoPro camera for Middle School, transportation and admission to museums and educational show performances for middle school children, and several items for the back-to-school picnic, Family Arts Night, and the Western Dance, among other things.
2016-2017 PA Officers:
PA President – Supreet Bauer
Vice President – Lorna Brittan-Smith
Secretary – Robin Kloos
Treasurer – Coleen Fox
I look forward to meeting each of you, and modeling in celebration with you 25 years of “Strong Minds, Kind Hearts” at Crossroads Academy.