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NELL HOLCOMB PTO......... Families soaring together!!

WELCOME BACK HAWKS!!

IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME........WOOOOOOO   HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

AT LEAST THE PARENTS ARE HAPPY :-)

August 7, 2013

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Hawk school year and to those who are new to Nell Holcomb, WELCOME TO THE HAWK FAMILY!! We are truly excited to kick this new year off and we look forward to the opportunity to get to know everyone better.

I would personally like to invite each of you to our first PTO meeting, Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and only last for one hour. PROMISE!!PTO meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 at the school. We look forward to your input and ideas at these meetings and will be having a little class competition for each meeting we hold. The class with the most parents in attendance at each months PTO meeting will given an extra recess the following day.

PTO’s key mission is to promote an environment at school where teachers, staff, administrators and even our amazing janitors and cooks can do their best work and more importantly, our students can do their best learning. We’re always eager to meet great people like you to help us meet this goal!!!

We don’t expect a huge time commitment from our volunteers. An hour can be a BIG help to our group, the school and the students. We have opportunities and tasks to fit all schedules and interests. We even have parents that cannot take off work to come to the school to help with events, but love sending items for our Teacher Appreciation Breakfast or Dinner that we hold, which is just as important of a role (especially to me since I DO NOT LIKE TO COOK) ;-)

You do not have to attend every meeting to be involved, although we would enjoy the opportunity to get to know you personally. I have made many friendships over the last 5 years that my daughter Mady has been going to Nell Holcomb and being involved in the PTO..... I love my Hawk family as much as my own and look forward to a growing Hawk Family this year!

If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for PTO, PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME. 573-225-1656 or email plpickard@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Phyllis Pickard

2013-2014 PTO President

KINDERGARTEN LETTER:

Dear Hawk Kindergarten Parents,

On behalf of the Nell Holcomb PTO.......WELCOME TO THE HAWK FAMILY and the 2013-2014 Hawk school year !! We are truly excited to kick this new year off and look forward to the opportunity of getting to know each and every one of you.

My husband and I have one child, Madalyn, who is now in now in the 5th grade, and I remember when Mady started Kindergarten. We didn’t know a single parent or any of the teachers, staff, administrators.... NO ONE. Even though I was born and raised in Cape, we were new to Cape County and Nell Holcomb. We felt like outsiders. Well let me tell you, that didn’t last for long!!!!! I signed up for PTO that first night and have made some of my closest friends from Nell Holcomb and my family has grown.... well, my Hawk family anyway!

It is my goal to make each of you feel as welcomed as we were into the Hawk Family and to be available to answer any questions you might have to help you get acquainted with your new Hawk Family. I can be reached by email at

plpickard@gmail.com or by cell, 573-225-1656 anytime.....seriously call me! 

(If you get my voicemail, I am either at work or at school where the cell reception isn’t so great, so just leave a message and I will call you back)

I would personally like to invite each of you to our PTO meetings, which only last for one hour! PTO meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the school. We look forward to your input and ideas at these meetings, and we’ll also have a little class competition for each meeting we hold. The class with the most parents in attendance at each month’s PTO meeting will be given an extra recess the following day and a drawing will be held at each meeting for the parents to win a prize.

I look forward to seeing you around the school and, hopefully, at the PTO meetings.

Sincerely,

Phyllis Pickard

NHS PTO President 2013-2014