For those that have already joined and paid dues for this year – Thank You! If you haven’t had a chance to join yet don’t worry you haven’t missed your chance. It’s easy to join – just go to the www.pbespta.org and you can join online. PTA membership forms will also being going home in student folders on Monday. You can fill those forms out and attach a check and send them back to school in your child’s folder or bring them to the PTA meeting at Back to School Night. Your membership dues are what helps us to organize key programs and provide critical support to our School so teachers have the resources they need to enhance our kids educational experience.

At Back to School Night the PTA is happy to work with Kids Adventures to provide child care and pizza for all children in Kindergarten and older. We’re committed to having child care at all PTA meetings this year to make it easier for parents to attend.

As a new PTA President, the one question I get from so many parents is how can they help. We’ll have more information on volunteer opportunities at the meeting next week, but I wanted to flag some critical needs we have right now:

MCCPTA Delegate(s) – PBES PTA is a member of the Maryland PTA and the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations. MCCPTA brings together leaders from all of the PTAs across our County to share information, advocate for our schools and children and provide training and information to help our PTA operate more effectively. We have three votes at the monthly Delegate Assembly Meetings in Rockville (fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm), the President and two Delegates. We are looking for two individuals that might be interested in filling this role for the coming year. Please let me know (fred.azcarate@gmail.com ) if you are interested.

Book Fair Coordinator(s) – Each year we have coordinated book fairs at the school in December and March. We are looking for some individuals that would like to be involved in leading the work of organizing these events. Please contact our Executive Vice President – Ally Piazza, allypiazza@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Clubs/Enrichment Program Committee Members – Kathy Belyeu has led this work to organize our before and after school clubs and we really need a team as we look to revamp our clubs/enrichment programs that we offer for our kids this Fall and next Spring. Please let me know (fred.azcarate@gmail.com) if you are interested.

It was wonderful seeing and meeting so many of you at the Open House. I look forward to seeing you next week at Back to School Night. As always, if there is something you’d like to see the PTA doing (especially if you’d like to help make it happen) please let me or anyone else on the PTA Board know.

Fred Azcarate

PTA Board

Fred Azcarate

Dalia Hochman
Executive VP

Ariel Woods
VP of Fundraising

Jenny Cohan
VP of Communications

Katie Bocock & Jared Hughes
VPs of Membership

Lynn Mandell

Christine Miele