On behalf of the Parents Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year and to our wonderful Portledge community! We are looking forward to a great year filled with exciting events, community building activities and, most importantly, supporting our children and faculty so they will continue to attain excellence in education!
The primary way to make this the best year for your family and our community is to attend our PA meetings and to consider volunteering to serve on a committee. It has been proven that a child whose parent(s) is involved in his/her education and school experience is a more successful student. By getting involved at school, our children do better - grades are higher, test scores rise, self-esteem grows, and our school improves overall. There is simply no better way to get connected. Please join us for the first PA meeting of the year, September 12th. I hope to see and meet everyone there!
Another great way to meet people is to attend the events during Spirit Week. You won’t want to miss the new and improved activities that our team is offering this year! Stay tuned for more information about Spirit Week events.
Portledge has many traditions over the course of the school year — from Founders Day to the Portledge Benefit. If you don’t know how amazing Founders Day is, you must come and see the action for yourself on September 21st! This year promises serious excitement with new food offerings, music, rides and games like never before! We are always in need of volunteers to lend a helping hand with this fantastic event, and we would love your support in planning the Portledge Benefit coming up in April 2020.
I am honored to be your Parents Association President this year. I am a solid believer that one can never have too many friends. I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and making connections. It is my goal to strengthen and grow our community. To that end, I would like to offer my support and friendship. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself!
Melissa “Missy” Halpern
Parents Association President