The PTSO Board of Directors of 2019-20 thanks the Newton North community for providing its time, talent and treasure throughout the year. Over the past 12 months, the PTSO saw over 400 unique volunteers come forward to contribute to the success of our wonderful events, such as Northside Dining, Multicultural Night, and Just Think Expo. Board members and committee chairs brought private-sector expertise to the school community, with special recognition to the large Directory Team, which oversaw transitioning to a new directory platform.
We cannot thank enough the parent and guardian community at Newton North for funding the work of the PTSO. Despite COVID-19, the PTSO ends the year in a strong position and ready to provide needed financial resources to our school community at this challenging time.
The PTSO thanks outgoing committee leaders for their tireless contributions on behalf of the school:
Betty Sierra - Celebration Chair 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
Kathleen Joyce Kusiak - Class Liaison, Class of 2020
Vicki Spetter - Class Liaison, Class of 2020
Jane Stackpole - Class Liaison, Class of 2020
Melissa Kontaridis - Educational Excellence Co-Chair 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
Claire Marre - Educational Excellence Co-Chair 2019-2020
Sally Brickell - Just Think Expo Chair 2019-2020
Monika Jain - Multicultural Night Founding Co-Chair 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
O'Neil Outar - NNHS Liaison, Safe Routes to School 2019-2020
Jacquie Arbuckle - Northside Dining Co-Chair 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
Amy Parminder - Northside Dining Co-Chair 2019-2020
Sheryl Kalis - Teacher Appreciation Co-Chair, 2019-20
Maria Sullivan - Teacher Appreciation Co-Chair 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
We also extend deep thanks to departing Board Members & members of the Executive Board:
Millicent Lawton - Board Member and Co-Director of Communications 2018-2019, 2019-2020
Beth Tierney - Board Member and Co-Director of Communications 2019-2020
Linda Hanusaik - Board Member and Co-Director of Programs 2018-2019, 2019-2020
And, finally -- many, many thanks to Valerie Pontiff, a board member and PTSO co-president in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Your passion, strategic thinking, and hard work have been invaluable to the PTSO Board Members and to the PTSO community.
We are grateful for the service of all of you!