You made it. Class party day is over, in theory most of your errands are run and shopping is done. Now you can sit down and relax and enjoy the kids for two weeks. Or day drink and pull your hair out. Whatever is your speed.
But while you are doing that, consider stopping by and thanking some of our sponsors. Many of these businesses donate THOUSANDS of dollars to the PTA every year. Some of the owners are parents, whose kids attend the school, and who see a tangible benefit to their donation. Some send their kids to other schools completely, but understand the importance of community. Reach out to them, through patronage or just a simple thank you. Think how lovely those words can be when you hear them spoken with true sincerity, warmth and affection.
While we are on the subject of gratitude, how about all of you guys? All of you who signed up for helping out with the Thanksgiving Lunch, the Fall Festival, the Funrun, Grandparent’s Day, Bites with Bobcats, the Book Fair—and all of the other stuff we’ve done so far. The garden parents, the room moms, the people who send in popsicle sticks and coat hangers when Ms. Williams needs them, mystery readers, library book shelvers, lost and found organizers, and everyone else who lends a hand, lends an ear, or lends a heart.
You guys, us, the community, our little corner of Houston—the biggest small town you’ll ever live in—thank you for making it cozy and full of joy.
So, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, and Festivus for the rest of us.
From the bottom of our hearts,
OFE PTA Community Partners 2018-19
2018 Fall Festival Sponsors