March is proving to be a busy month for the PTO. The spring session of our after-school chess program begins on March 4 and will meet on consecutive Mondays through June 3. For more information or to register, please visit the PTO Facebook Page: facebook.com/granbyctpto/
The Kelly Lane Science Technology Engineering Art and Math Committee will be hosting a Family Coding Night in the cafetorium at Kelly Lane on March 7 from 6—7:30 p.m., and the Wells Road STEAM Committee will be hosting a Family STEAM Night at Wells on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:30—7 p.m. These are FREE, fun and educational events for the entire family to enjoy together. Our Kelly Lane families will also be treated to something special during this month’s parent-teacher conferences: displays created by students as part of our very first Creativity Fair, sponsored by the PTO’s Gifted and Talented Committee.
Our annual PTO Art Project is in full swing. At the end of February, Kelly and Wells students created their masterpieces in class with the help of their amazing teachers and room parents. Parents can expect to receive a personalized letter with price list and instructions for online ordering on or about March 8; online ordering will close on March 18. We hope you will consider purchasing one or more products as this is one of our biggest fundraisers and offers wonderful keepsakes that will preserve your child’s artistic creation for years to come! Any questions regarding the project should be directed to the Art Project Committee at email@example.com.
We would like to extend an open invitation to join us at the next PTO Meeting on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Road Media Center, where we will hear from Dr. Addley regarding next year’s school budget. The Board of Education will vote on the budget at 7 p.m. on March 20 in the Town Hall Meeting Room, and the town-wide budget vote is scheduled for April 22. For more information on the budget, as well as dates for upcoming budget workshops and related town meetings, please visit granby.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=5588
Wells Road will hold Granby Days on March 15 and May 17 to help foster a sense of community connection and pride. Students and teachers are encouraged to wear Granby clothing on these dates. Please check out our selection of Granby merchandise on our website under the store tab, granbypto.org/content.asp?PageID=6. A portion of each sale helps to support all of the programming and activities sponsored by the PTO.
The PTO anticipates having several open committee chair and committee member positions for next school year. We are in the process of planning a volunteer recognition and recruitment event for current and prospective volunteers to highlight the many ways in which you can get involved and be a part of this organization. Watch our FaceBook page in the coming weeks for details. To learn more about vacant positions for the 2019-20 school year, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Without the support and involvement of our parent community the PTO would not be able to provide the activities, programming and classroom enhancements that enrich the educational experience of our students and teachers alike. Please volunteer when and where you can.