Letter from the MWPTA President

Hello Wonderful Mt. Washington Elementary Families:

We are back for another school year filled with learning, laughter, and growth. Every new school year is filled with exciting fresh starts: new clothes, new haircuts, and all of the yet-to-be-used school supplies. We love the smell of sharpened pencils in the morning! This is a precious time for children; with open minds and open hearts, our kids will run to greet their old friends and begin to make new ones. They will settle into their classrooms to explore the world and expand their knowledge.

Let’s encourage and support this wonderful journey as best we can. You hear it every year, and every year it continues to ring true: we are lucky to have such a wonderful local school. The entire staff at Mt. Washington Elementary is truly dedicated to giving all of our children the best education possible. Add to that the amazing annual support from our families, and our kids get to have their cake and eat it, too! Yes, I just wrote that. Kids love cake. Cake is awesome. Awesome like our school. See how I brought it back?

I love how our families are so involved in the school community. Every year I see more and more of you around campus and at events, doing whatever you can to help. It’s inspirational, and I urge you to keep it up. It makes a difference to the school, and a difference in our own families. I learned long ago that my kids watch my every move when I volunteer at school. They are so pleased and proud to see me there, and now I notice that they want to get involved too.

Each year the PTA organizes school-wide events that help build community, encourage learning, and raise money for much-needed school programs. We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who spearhead these events, but please know that they are only successful with your help. I hope you will continue to help out as you have in the past, and encourage others to lend a hand as well.

As a PTA, we are here to support this wonderful school however we can. The teachers and staff have an amazing curriculum prepared for our children, and we want to make sure they have everything they need to ensure its success. Together we can create the best environment for our children at Mt. Washington Elementary. This year will be one of many great years to come! See you around campus with a smile.

Bryan Erwin

President, Mt. Washington Elementary PTA