Welcome to the Forestville Parent Connection Website
 
Supporting Forestville Central School (Pre- K – Twelfth Grade)
 

“Together, We Can Accommplish More”
 
 

Happy New School Year To Everyone!

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PTO BOARD MEMBERS

 

     President- Lisa Szumigala                  679-4228

     Vice President- Pat Makuch               672-6323

     Secretary- Crystal Ranft                     965-9713

     Treasurer- Rachel Locke                    532-2014

Or you may contact any board member by

e-mail at  parentconnection@forestville.wnyric.org

 

 
Parent Connection is a P.T.O. (Parent- Teacher- Organization)
 

P. A father or a mother. A protector or guardian.

 

T. A person who teaches or instructs, esp. as a profession; instructor.

 

O. A group of persons organized for some end or work; association:

            a nonprofit organization.

Are you one of the above? 

                         If you answered YES, then we want you!!!!!!!!

 

Parent Connection is strictly a volunteer position and if we don’t have individuals to dedicate some of their time to our students; then the students will miss out on programs, fun events, and supplies.
 
Thought To Ponder About:

Do We Have As Much Sense As A Goose?

A flock of geese flying in a formation ‘V’ much research reveals what you do not see each bird in front by flapping its wing creates uplift for the goose following. Flying in ‘V’ formation they change by 71%, plus their flying range common direction and a sense of community. Our efforts become quick and easy. If a goose falls out of formation by chance it feels greater drag and resistance. If we have as much sense as a goose we’ll stay in formation with those headed our way. When tired the lead goose rotates to the rear, another taking its place in the air. It pays, while doing hard jobs, to take turns. Thus no one is over burdened or gets burnt out. The geese in the back honk from behind encouraging gently and kindly. We must encourage others as they strive to meet the daily grind of life. If a goose gets sick and or wounded if for some reason it gets grounded; two geese fall out of formation, they keep it company and for protection. Stay with it until it flies or dies. Such are the depths of their ties. If we humans have the sense of a goose their way of life is what we’d choose.

 
 
 
   Frequently Asked Questions about our group
 

1.  What does it mean to be a member?

That depends on you. You can be a member in name only or you can become an active member. We invite you to become an active participant in your student’s education by being an active participant in the Forestville Central School Parent Connection. Parents, grandparents, neighbors, and siblings, we need your help! Being an active participant, being involved, is not synonymous with being “sucked in”. The level of involvement is up to you! Check out some of our events and learn more about how a small amount of time translates into a huge amount of involvement.

 

2. Why should I be a participating member?

Participation through volunteering allows you to be “hands on” with your child’s education. All research indicates that when families are involved, a child is more apt to get higher grades, be more likely to graduate, and go on to college. Our children love to see us in this environment where they spend seven hours a day. You get to know your children’s teachers and your children’s friends.

 

Participation through attendance at Parent Connection meetings gives you a voice. You help decide what we do as a group. You help decide where the money should go. If you are new to Forestville Central Schools, the established families are available to answer questions and ease your transition into becoming a school family. If you are new to our community, we’re always happy to help wherever possible. An added bonus is that you have the opportunity to meet wonderful people who can become great friends. FREE childcare is provided at every meeting.

 

3. What are the benefits of membership?

The benefits of membership are very rewarding. You have the knowledge that, with your participation and involvement, the educational and social experiences of all students at Forestville Central Schools have been greatly enhanced.  That is in addition to the benefits listed above.

 

4. Is there another level of membership?

The next level of membership is to be a voting member. Discussion, ideas and suggestions are always welcome from all members, but our bylaws allow that only members, who have filled out the volunteer form of the current school year, are allowed to vote during meetings or hold office on the board.  This Parent Group Contribution is kept local and in our schools. Voting takes place on the budget, changes in fundraising or programs, bylaws, events, and for board members. 

 

5. Isn’t the PTO only about fundraising?

 Parent Connection is more than just fundraising. Fundraising is really just a necessary evil as school budgets are requiring more and more cuts. It is our privilege that we are able to provide the supplies, equipment and activities that our school budgets can no longer cover. We are only able to do that through each family’s willingness to participate in our fundraisers. The Fall Festival & Crafts Show, and the Fall  & Spring Fundraiser and Sale are some of the ways we raise money for items such as classroom supplies,  supplies and equipment for the staff workrooms, elementary yearbooks Assignment planners for the middle /high schools.  It also helps in funding our PTO programs such as Haunted Locker Room, Talent Show, Field Day and our FREE Family Fun Events.

 

 

We are about men and women working together toward a common goal. That goal, simply stated is creating a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to create an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work - and so can our children. There's so much more that can be done and we need your help. The motto of the Forestville Central School Parent Connection is “Together, We Can Accomplish More.” We look forward to seeing all that can be and will be accomplished this school year when we come together, as a group and as a community to enhance and maximize the education of every child.
 
6. What are the events and items we provide or help provide?
School Board Apprecation
Haunted Locker Room
Middle School Dances (Fall & Winter Ball)
Positively Forestville Week
Movie Nights
Deck The Halls
Santa's Secret Shop
Grades K-12 Talent Show
Ice Cream Social
Elementary & Middle School Field Day
Dictionaries for 5th Grade Graduation
Refreshments for Pre - K, Kindergarten And 5th Grade Graduation
Scholarship awards
Waldameer
Make a Difference Day Donation
Parp Donation
Elementary School Yearbooks
6-12 Assignment Planners
Ellison Equipment for the Faculty Room
Hornet Apparell
Hornet Merchandise (pens, magnets, decals, bags, and koozies) 
 
7. When and where are our monthly meetings held?
Parent Connection will be meeting ten times during the school year. We meet the second Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted below) in the Cafeteria at Forestville Elementary. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are usually over within one hour. 
 FREE childcare is provided.

 September 9th - Board Elections /Bylaws Meeting

October 14th  

November 12th (Wednesday – due to Veterans Day)

December 2nd (1st Tuesday of the Month)

January 13th

February 10th

March 10th

April 21st (3rd Tuesday of the month)

May  12th

June 9th -  Board Nominations
 
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