Welcome Families! Sept 2015

Welcome Co-op Families!
Thank you all for attending orientation this past week. The children all seemed to get right into the groove of things! They are a great group of kids! I can’t wait to see them working together throughout the year, especially at the musical during the silent auction.
It was a pleasure meeting all of you parents as well. We’ve got some great new families with us this year, as well as some awesome returning parents. I hope your experience with us at the co-op this year is a grand one; that you find great joy in assisting in the classroom, learning alongside your child! Not only will your child evolve during their time at the co-op (from clinging to your side not wanting you to leave to running into the classroom happy and confident ready to play with their friends), you to will also evolve as a parent, gaining tips on speaking with and calming distraught children and even learning some fascinating facts during magic science at the end of the day (always one of my favorites)!
As a co-op member, it is important to remember what it means to be in a cooperative non-profit school. It is about parental involvement and ownership. For instance, assisting in the classroom is only a portion of what it means to be involved in our school. Taking part in your committee assignment is just as important to the success of the school as well as the success of the children’s development. What we do for the school, we do for our kids! So I encourage all of you to step up, get involved, and help out whenever you can! You won’t regret it! And, as their role model, your kids will learn from you.
We’ve got some great adventures ahead of us this year! Starting with the General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Thursday, October 1 and our first fundraiser (CHEESECAKE!) all the way through the musical, the ice cream social, and some grand events throughout the summer (the fun doesn’t stop when school ends).
Let’s get out there and have fun! Play! Learn! Grow!
Brenda Fineman
2015-2016 President
president@chelseacoop.org