A Letter from the PTA Co-Presidents.
As we close out the 2018-19 school year, we want to say thank you to our entire parent community for being such an integral force for the success of our school. Our students benefit from our commitment to their education, whether we have shown that commitment financially, through the dedication of our time, our skills, our networks, or simply our steadfast appreciation for all the hard work that goes into make BHSEC a model of progressive urban education.
To all who have taken the extra step to lend a helping hand this year by: volunteering to help at one of our events, cooking or providing food for our faculty dinners, attending an event or making it possible for a faculty member to attend, making an always critical direct financial contribution to the school, or serving as a parent leader on either the Health and Safety Committee, the School Leadership Team or the PTA Executive Board, we say an added thank you for your invaluable efforts.
We wish a fond farewell to our graduating parent leaders, including three-term PTA Co-President Natalie Green Giles, Executive Board members Brendan Dowd, Regina Ngan, and Masha Sales, and SLT parent chair Barbara Glassman. We also extend a thank you to PTA co-president Matt Widman for all his work in support of the school this past year.
And we say a hearty welcome to our newly elected PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team representatives, including PTA president Alison Bowers, First VP Davis Cayenne, Co-Treasurers Rena Amitay and Brian O’Gorman, Corresponding Secretary Holly Pemberton, Recording Secretary Beverly Miller, Budget Office Golda Smith, High School VP Shawn Kelley, and SLT parent representatives Emily Lee and Brad Abrams (Y2), Peter Macapia (Y1), and Kerry Greene and Rebecca Eastwood (10th grade).
ALSO–please remember, if you shop on Amazon, ALWAYS use our BHSEC link to ensure our school receives a percentage of the sale and absolutely no cost to you. This is the single easiest way for you to help contribute to our school, now and forever!
The link is available on the home page of our PTA website, www.bhsec1pta.org (click on the Amazon button).
We send our very best for a restful and safe summer to all, especially our hardworking students who deserve some quality downtime!
With our best wishes for everyone’s future success,
Natalie and Matt
Natalie Green Giles and Matt Widman, Co-Presidents, BHSEC PTA