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September 25, 2009 letter from the president (Christy Dextraze)

posted Sep 29, 2009, 1:08 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 29, 2009, 1:06 PM ]
Dear Castle Hills Elementary Families,

It is hard to believe that our first nine weeks is coming to an end! We are so thrilled to have our new principal Mr. Eric Wicker in place and heading up this fabulous school. Many thanks to the outstanding staff for the time and energy they share with our children to educate them and make them feel comfortable, respected and successful.

I also would like to thank the amazing Executive Board for their enthusiasm and hard work. This group of parents has been tireless in their efforts to further the causes of the PTA and Castle Hills Elementary. I cannot express how much I appreciate their drive and focus.

We have faced some sad and stressful times already this year and it has been so impressive to see the strength and grace that was used to rise to the occasion. It has been such a demonstration of our sense of community and family.

I want to thank everyone for the support you have shown the PTA. We appreciate your participation in the events that have been held, Open House, Grandparents Lunch and the fundraiser. If you are not a part of the PTA, it is not too late! Please check the PTA website for further information. Also, we are always looking for volunteers to assist with events. Please make sure you have completed the volunteer form to be cleared through DPS. There is information about this available at www.neisd.net.

The directory is at the printer and should be distributed upon return from intersession. This year it is a fabulous document. It includes a tremendous amount of information. If you have not ordered a directory, there is an opportunity to purchase a copy on the Castle Hills Elementary website www.castlehillspta.com.

The remainder of the fall semester is packed with fun, exciting and educational events and activities. The following is the list just for October:

Fall Fundraiser Part 2 Kick-off– Cakes, pies cheesecakes – October 13
5th grade Field Trip - October 13
Keys to the Castle Kick –off –October 13
5th grade trip to Eisenhower – October 14
Knights Assembly – October 15
Tailgate Family Fun Night – October 15
Bike Rodeo – October 16
Lee Pep Rally - October 16
Club Meetings begin – October 19
Jody Feldman Author visit in the Library – October 20
Awards Assembly – October 21
4th grade trip to the Symphony – October 29
Reflections Art Contest - entries due October 30

Mark your calendar Camelot Carnival at Castle Hills Elementary will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2009!

For more details and up to date information on any event please check www.castlehillspta.com

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to participate, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Christy Dextraze
PTA President
(210) 530-0877