This is a unique year with its own challenges. One of the biggest we at the PTO face is how to work with your children’s teachers and learning coaches to make the year run as smoothly as possible. In the Smith school, we usually have a pair of room parents that liase with the teacher for a particular classroom to get supplies, enable communication, and show appreciation. This year, with our children in cohorts instead of classes, that isn’t possible. We now have grade-wide representatives, with broader remote responsibilities. Our teachers and learning coaches need our help, now more than ever. For the Middle School we are running light on parents that have signed up so far. For example, right now we have no parent/caregiver reps for the 8th grade and only one for 6th and 7th. If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider reaching out to Brianna Doo to learn more about what the role will look like this year, and the time commitment. The role is remote. This year its going to be very different from year’s past, so let’s work together to make this year as great as possible! Brianna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.