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Originally delivered on 6/1/2022 9:00 pm

SUBJECT: PTO Annual Meeting--Your Input Requested

2022-23 PTO Board & Budget: Vote Now

As we plan for next year, we hope all parents will take a few minutes to review our proposed budget and leadership team, and then:

  1. Vote for the Slate of PTO Board members
  2. Vote on the 2022-23 Budget
Dear Mason-Rice Families,

As this school year draws to a close we are already looking ahead to the next, and are pleased to present our community with the proposed PTO Slate of Officers and Board Members as well as the summary of the proposed 2022-23 PTO Budget.  

As parents, you are all members of the PTO and as such, we encourage you to review this information and contact us with any questions you may have.  As a PTO, we are really excited for next year, and for the investments we are planning to make as a community.  

2 Ways to Vote:

1. Attend the PTO's Annual Board meeting on Friday, June 10th at 8:30p in person in the MRASP room.

2. Vote by proxy (click link below). Deadline to vote by proxy: EOB Thursday, June 9th.

Slate of Board Members for 2022-23


Co-President: Martha Bixby

Co-President: Lucy Ewins

VP: Molly Stearns (Proposed)

VP: Wendy Sheu (Proposed)

Treasurer: Chris Bennett 

Asst. Treasurer: Matt Segneri

Secretary: Erwan de Naurois

Director, Communications: Gina Rhee

Director, Fundraising: Jenny Evans, Jennifer Pai

Director, Engagement: Celia Ivanov

Director, Community Outreach: Ena El-Hadidy

PTO Board

Mali Brodt

Denise Donovan

Michael Hooper

Lindsay MacAuley

Matt Schneller

Yvonne Chen (proposed)

Emily D'Amour (proposed)

Jackie Lee Donabed (proposed)

Ex-Officio Members

Principal: Jake Bultema

Teacher Representative: Jessie Houy

Teacher Representative: Katherine Jackson

Past Co-President: Danielle Boudreau

Past Co-President: Rebecca Diamondstein

2022-23 Budget (proposed)

The PTO invites all parents and guardians to review and vote on our proposed budget for 2022-23. Our Board’s priority is to ensure that all dollars raised from parents go directly to supporting our school and community; we believe our proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year achieves this goal.

Looking ahead, the PTO plans to spend funds on categories that supplement learning: Creative Arts & Sciences, Curriculum Support, and Technology. The proposed budget also funds community building events like our picnics and social gatherings, teacher appreciation initiatives, the school garden, FORJ, Safe Routes to School, and more. As such, our proposed fundraising target is aligned with district equity spending limits and is directly proportional to the estimated student population for next year. This summer, the PTO leadership and fundraising team will finalize a more detailed fundraising plan that reflects the needs and realities of our community.

Finally, due to this community's incredible generosity, we were able to make additional investments that will support our school and community. You will note a large increase in our teacher appreciation budget, as well as subsidies to support some end-of-year field trips. Additionally, recently, the PTO Board voted to allot funds to a few additional items including the purchase of a "grove" of picnic tables (in consortium with the 5th grade class gift) next to the garden for outdoor eating and seating and a PA system for future picnics and events. Since these expenses are still rolling in, they are not all referenced in the attached budget.

Vote by Proxy Here

We appreciate your participation and your incredible support throughout this year.

Warm Regards,

Danielle, Rebecca, Lucy, & Martha

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