Dear CP Smith parents,
PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) leadership positions are a great way to put a little love in the world.
Few experiences in my life have been as rewarding as supporting the students, teachers and families of CP Smith school. I accepted the PTO leadership position four years ago because I thought there were things I could do to make things better, to make things work smoother, to help people get to know each other, to provide opportunities for new experiences, and to make people feel like they were a part of something bigger than themselves. And I was right.
I didn’t have any special skills or qualifications, I had no idea how to do a lot of things that might need doing, but it didn’t matter. It turns out PTO is a team sport and there were all these smart talented people (teachers, parents, Tina Desautels!) waiting to help in their own way.
Now its someone else’s turn to love the job of CP Smith School PTO leader! Our fabulous Beth Bahrenburg and Sue Chayer are ready to step down and concentrate on some other things.
Maybe its your turn? Don’t worry, YOU ARE QUALIFIED! No experience necessary. PTO leadership is kind of a management job. Some people come to you with things they need from the PTO, others come with things they are willing to do for the PTO, sometimes you have to root these people out. It’s like you just keep the train moving forward while other people hop on and off.
And, if you are considering offering to step into a leadership position, now is an awesome time! There is already a good team in place. Sue, Beth, and I aren’t going anywhere just yet so you’ll have our support and know how. We are willing to train or just step out of your way, we are flexible like that!
CP Smith needs you!
To talk more about this pretty cool opportunity, contact Beth Bahrenburg, Sue Chayer, or me, Karen Ruben.
Beth B firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen email@example.com or cell; 315-369-8966