no longer the PTA president

Did I mention that I finally ended my tenure as PTA president this year? It feels pretty good. Actually, it feels better than that.

Lamely, I haven’t been to a PTA meeting yet this year—because they’ve all coincided with nights I had to work (now that I’m not scheduling them). I’ve done some minor volunteering, most notably at the fifth grade holiday party. It seems that most of the other parents got smart, and realized that spending an extra half hour with a roomful of 11-year-olds hopped up on sugar right before their holiday break was not exactly…relaxing.

The one major project I agreed to take on this year was putting together the fifth grade yearbook. I’m very excited about this task, although I may not be by the time I have to scan fifty or sixty pictures with our not-always-functional scanner.

I got the fifth grade teacher to send home some samples of prior years’ books, and it was so sweet, seeing the kids who have graduated before the Bee when they were kindergarteners, in their earliest class pictures. I knew most of those kids as the ‘big kids’ in the school, when my kid was the littlest. And now she’s the biggest. Sigh…

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January 6, 2010. the joys of PTA.

4 Comments

  1. penguinunearthed replied:

    I imagine it’s pretty nice no longer being responsible. Mr Penguin also ended his three year term this year – he enjoyed (in a friendly way) passing on the emails to the new president.

  2. thordora replied:

    I could never do that stuff. The “Home and School” committee at Viv’s school drives me insane..I don’t know how you did it for as long as you did!

  3. She Started It replied:

    Wow. That seemed like a long time to serve as president! Congrats for doing it so long. I’m sure you were wonderful.

  4. jackie replied:

    Three years! I agree– as important as the PTA is, I don’t think I could manage taking on the leadership role there.

    My girls both have their holiday parties tomorrow, rescheduled from the snowed-out days, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and I’m helping at both– wish me luck!

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