February is a month made forlove. When the winter months seem todrag on forever in the Northwest, and it seems that moss will surely start togrow on the inside of our homes, February brings us a needed distraction tofocus on others and to share our love. We like to think that living in this incredible Canyon Park communityallows us to find a place and an opportunity to do just that: affect others in positive ways, and besupported and encouraged in providing great educational and extra-curricularenhancements for students. In short, wehope that this month you will find a way to spread the love by impacting ourschool community in a positive way.
There are many opportunitiesto share the love at Canyon Park. The PTSA is involved in many activitiesthat could use your support, energy, and time such as providing support and/orsnacks for students who attend after school help on Tuesdays and Wednesdays(Cheez Its, Gold-Fish, Mini-Pretzels, and Capri Sun are always welcome!), supplyingtreats for monthly staff appreciation events, signing up to be a speaker forCareer Day in May, or making time to volunteer for the end of the yearcarnival, Knights’ Day, in June. You can also support Canyon Parkfinancially just by linking your Target or Safeway card to CPJH, or using aJamba Juice card (available in the main office) each time you make apurchase. Your student’s teachers mayneed your help and support with field trips, coming in and helping them duringtheir prep periods, or even simple filing and copying jobs. Whatever your availability, there are alwaysways for you to be involved and supporting your student’s education at CanyonPark Junior High. Watch for more information on providing snacks in Mayfor students during their state testing days.
If you are a PTSA member, youshould have received your copy of the directory. Thank you to Harlan and Cheryl Harris forputting the directory together again this year. It’s not too late to join the PTSA and get your copy of the directory. You can find the membership form on the PTSAwebsite. If you do not have your copy ofthe directory, check with your student’s homeroom teacher.
Many of you were unable toattend the Internet Safety Night on February 2nd. The message that the speaker shared was soimportant to every parent. We areposting the handouts on the website and we encourage you read them and also totalk with your student about the assembly and some of the topics that were discussedthere. We thank Pam Mach for setting upthis event.
Bring Your Parent to SchoolDay was a huge success. We loved seeingso many parents come to the school to see what a day is like in JuniorHigh. We had approximately 160 peoplestop in at the parent table. Thank you,Jen Lohr, for your great organizational talents.
You may have noticed that thewebsite has a new look. We sincerelythank Kirsten Risden for running a usability study on the website and giving ussuch wonderful feedback. We also thankthe parents, students, and teachers who took part in the study. Thank you also to John Roper who so kindlymakes changes for us. Keep in mind thatit’s a work in progress, but please let us know what you think of the newformat.
Please note that the PTSAboard meeting will be March 16th. This is an important meeting for all board members, but you do not needto be a board member if you’d like to attend.
Remember to send in yournominations in for next year’s PTSA executive committee and for the people whoyou believe are deserving recipients of the PTA’s Golden Acorn VolunteerRecognition Award for their outstanding service to their school andcommunity.
We hope you will be able toshake off the soggy days of winter by focusing on others. Share the love not just on Valentine’s Day,but also throughout the year.
Have a fantastic mid-winterbreak!
Joanna Lowell-Forker and LanellPeterson, PTSA Co-Presidents
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