Thanks for a Great Year from PTA

A Record Year Thanks to You!

Wow! What a year it’s been. I want to personally thank you for your constant support. You have supported our classrooms, our school, our PTA, and most importantly your children. You have shown me this year; Madera has passionate parents! Great teachers and a supportive Principal play a big role in student pride, but so do the many activities that dot the school calendar. You came out to events with smiles on your faces and always offered a helping hand.

Because of your generosity, we had an outstanding record breaking year in fundraising. We set a very ambitious goal to be able to keep funding the quality of programs you have grown to love. You gave in every way you could. Direct Appeal, ME! Games, and Auction all raised beyond our expectations. We raised over $150,000 – that is a lot of moola! Yay team!  

Next year, the Madera Education Foundation will be taking over the fundraising, and the PTA will get back to doing what we do best; being an advocate for children and education. But rest assured, we’re still all the same team working toward the same goal; our children’s educational success! I’m confident that if we keep up this level of fundraising in to next year, we will be able to sustain the level of programming we have always covered. Maybe even more?

This summer, if you meet a new parent coming to Madera next year, guide them to the website, and tell them to sign up for Monday Madera Message – which has been the hub of communication this year. Be sure to also tell them Madera is full of heartfelt parents, and we look forward to meeting them in the fall.

It’s been very rewarding working with such a talented group of parents this year. I’ve gotten to know many of you through the PTA, many of which I now call friends. I look forward to seeing the PTA continue to grow and succeed next year and beyond. Have a happy and peaceful summer. 

All my best,
Gayle Chin
PTA President