A Letter from the PTA President
On behalf of the BHSEC PTA Executive Board, welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
The PTA has two missions of equal importance. One is to raise money for the school. This money goes towards arts and music programming, sports equipment and team uniforms, library resources, student planners, after-school clubs, and seminar books for all Year One and Year Two students. In other words, every single student benefits from the PTA fundraising efforts. The second mission is to foster a community among parents. PTA meetings are held monthly, food is served and everyone is encouraged to attend and make their voice heard. Featured speakers and student performances ensure that there will always be something of interest for everyone. Additionally, we host off-site events in the fall and spring.
As parents of Bard High School Early College Manhattan students, you are automatically members of the PTA, but if you are interested in being more involved there are opportunities both big and small. Do you have a few hours a month? You can help sell Bard clothing at our open school nights or stuff envelopes for a mail campaign. A few hours a week? Maybe join the Spring Party planning committee or consider an elected position on the Executive Board. We welcome and encourage the contributions of all parents.
Please share your name and email address with us so we can keep you informed of upcoming events.
Felix Adler, an early 20th-century education reformer said, “The place where people meet to seek the highest is holy ground” and I agree. For me, there is no higher purpose than donating my time to the place that educates my child. I look forward to meeting you and working together for Bard High School Early College.
Alison Henin Bowers
President, BHSEC PTA