As this incredible year draws to a close, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your many contributions to the lives of children and families across the state. Thank you for the gift of you. Your dedication, your generosity, your spirit are what make the difference in the lives of ALL of OUR children.
This is especially evident when our members go above and beyond to support and celebrate the season with their school communities. Snowflake decorations, giving trees, musical programs, food pantry drives and classroom festivities – these are just a few of the ways our PTA members have shared comfort and joy throughout the holidays.
We love it when you share specific stories (and pictures) of how your PTA impacts your school community. Please continue to share these “Mission Moments” so that we can celebrate and replicate your success. There is no doubt that PTA volunteers have hearts that give all year round.
We also know that there are many who feel overwhelmed at this time of the year. We all need to take a few moments to slow down, unplug and unwind. Our PTA world will not come to an end if you take a break every now and then to go “off the grid” for a brief time. In fact, you will probably find that those close to you and those you serve enjoy the benefits of a happier, recharged you!
“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” ~ Maya Angelou
So please savor the holidays with your family and friends. We look forward to reconnecting with you in the New Year!
With best wishes,
President | Florida PTA