August 2016

Dear Madison Community,

I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer! If your family is anything like ours, you are all wondering how it went by so quickly. Fall sports and activities have started and Madison is already a busy place.

Several important dates are quickly approaching with events designed to get us all ready for the new school year. Freshman and new families will want to make note of the Freshman Flight School to be held on Thursday August 24th. Rising freshman will attend a morning session while their parents are invited back in the evening to learn more about the high school. Details can be found in the flyer.

Fall kickoff will be held on Tuesday August 30th in the back parking lot of the school from 4-6pm. Students will be able to receive their class schedules, get parking passes, gym uniforms, and student athletic passes. This is a great time for parents to join the PTSA and Academic Boosters and get information on many of the organizations around Madison. You can also join the Athletic Boosters, buy a yearbook and purchase a subscription to the Hawk Talk. Everyone should plan to attend!

The PTSA has been working hard this summer to help get the school year off to a great start. One of the first events of the year will be a Welcome Back Breakfast for our teachers on Friday August 26th. Donations are still needed; please contact Kebra Krol, our dynamite hospitality chair, at hospitality@jmhsptsa.org to help with this and other events though the year.

PTSA meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm in the library. Meetings are a great way to keep in touch with what is happening around the high school, another way to connect to the school community. Our principal, Greg Hood, administrators, teachers, parents and students all attend to share information and ideas. More information can be found at www.jmhsptsa.org. Please join us for our first meeting of the year Monday, September 12th at 7:30 pm in the library.

Membership forms are available in the Back To School packet and on the website. Your membership allows us to provide the programs and support for our teachers and students that are so important to their success. Questions can be directed to membership@jmhsptsa.org .

We are also still looking to fill some spots for PTSA committee chairs!! Membership chair is still open and would be a great committee to have co-chairs – grab a friend and have fun with it! We are also in need of help with the directory, retail receipts and recycling. Please contact PTSA president Betsy Boswell Fusca at president@jmhsptsa.org for more information.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th. Back to School Night will follow quickly on Thursday, September 8th. More details to follow on that event.

Enjoy these last days of summer!!

Betsy Boswell Fusca
President, JMHS PTSA
president@jmhsptsa.org

James Madison High School PTSA

Vienna, VA