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11825 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD  20854

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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Dear Beth Sholom ECC families,

Welcome to the new school year! We hope that everyone had a wonderful summer.  For those of you who are new to the ECC – welcome and congratulations on becoming part of the Beth Sholom ECC family.   For returning families, we are so glad to see you again!

 

We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. Our names are Stephanie Gurevich and Thalia Baumgarten. Yael (Stephanie’s daughter) is in the 3’s class this year and his sister Talia will join our new toddler class starting in January! Renee (Thalia's daughter) is in the 2's class. 

 

As your new PTO Co-Presidents, we look forward to representing fellow parents and working with you to strengthen the ECC community. Please know that we can’t do this without your help and there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved. Also, we would love to hear your feedback, so please reach out anytime. 

 

PTO OVERVIEW

The PTO primarily focuses on three areas – partnering with the ECC staff for social events, fundraising, and tzedakah projects.

 

The PTO is made up entirely of parent volunteers.  The existence of the PTO is dependent on parents who are willing to donate their time and energy to help make the ECC more than just a place we send our kids to.  I encourage you to get involved and understand that parents’ availability and interests vary. The ECC staff and I will work to find the best match for you in that respect. Every little bit of help goes a long way if we work together.

 

Here is an overview of the exciting year ahead, including upcoming events, programs, and opportunities to come together as a community:

 

FUNDRAISING
One of the wonderful things we can do as the parents’ organization is to harness our fundraising efforts into making this great school even better, all for the benefit of our children. In the last two years, my predecessor has made great strides for the school’s security. The PTO will continue to help fund other improvements and welcomes feedback on the areas you would like upcoming efforts to focus on. 

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

Please check the calendar to save the dates and join us for the following ECC community events which the kids are sure to enjoy. New ideas are always welcome for future planning as well.

  • Scoop Night (Sept)

  • Sukkot Party (Sept)

  • Pajama Havdalah Saturday (Nov)

  • Chanukah Party (Dec)

  • ECC Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner (Feb)

  • Purim Carnival (Mar)

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May)

  • Transportation Day (June)

  • End of Year BBQ (June)

 

TZEDAKAH PROJECTS

When the ECC community comes together, we can also have a positive impact on the greater community. Our children participate in weekly tzedakah in their classrooms and we’ll join forces to collect needed goods for the community.

 

PTO MEETINGS

Please come to our upcoming PTO meetings. These meetings will be held at 8:00pm on the following dates:

- September 13
- January 8 (conference call)
- April 9

This is a great opportunity to share your ideas and feedback with other parents, get involved, and also a terrific way to meet fellow parents and make new friends.

We look forward to working with you throughout the year and meeting all the new faces at the ECC.

Please feel free to contact us at bethsholomeccpto@gmail.com with any questions, concerns, and/or ideas how to make these programs even better.

 

Warmly,

Stephanie Gurevich and Thalia Baumgarten
PTO Co-Presidents                                                       

PTO Calendar
of Upcoming Events

 

 

 

  • Scoop Night (Sept)
     

  • Sukkot Party (Sept)
     

  • Pajama Havdalah Saturday (Nov)
     

  • Chanukah Party (Dec)
     

  • ECC Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner (Feb)
     

  • Purim Carnival (Mar)
     

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May)
     

  • Transportation Day (Jun)
     

  • End of Year BBQ (Jun)