11 May

To the families and staff of Saint Mary’s Catholic School:

I wanted to take a couple moments to write a very heartfelt thank you on behalf of Father Renninger, Dr. Dertinger, and the entire PTO board.  We received some amazing support during our recent gala event.  I think it is safe to say we all had a wonderful time.

As most of you can probably guess, we had a very successful night.  Details on how successful we were will be coming very soon via another post by our PTO treasurer Kevin O’Leary.

We are pleased to announce that our fundraising goals for 2014 were met!  The other big news to share is that the school is now able to officially order the lion share of our new playground equipment.  In this initial phase, the ECDC playground will be completely revamped with new equipment.  We also plan to remove approximately 75% of the old equipment on the upper playground and replace it with bigger and better equipment.

The hero structure recently ordered for the initial phase of the upper playground includes three slides, a climbing wall, and monkey bars.  We also plan to install a new teeter totter and a row of swings!  These new playgrounds will be constructed and ready to go before the start of next school year.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to specifically thank the Do family.  As many of you know, Khoi Do was instrumental in the planning and execution of our new playgrounds.  The Do family donated time, talent, and treasure to this project and without their efforts we would not be proceeding this school year.

As your fundraising chairperson, I am filled with such gratitude as we bring this school year to a close.  I have signed on for another year as your fundraising chair and hope that we along with the new families joining this fall can make next year as successful.

Sincerely,

Travis Rodden

PTO Fundraising Chair