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All eyes on new PTO President, Rachel Allen (center)

Welcome Back to School!

On behalf of all of us in the PTO, we hope you had a great summer and we’re so glad to welcome you to Adelson for an exciting new year. The PTO has been hard at work in recent weeks preparing the welcome-back gift for students, the faculty reception, and moving into our new digs. 
Wednesday, August 14, PTO Meeting Minutes
Each student started school with a personalized pencil and bookmark set. The fabulous artwork was created by our very own Jaye Hooton and featured important PTO information. We hope everyone liked them. If you didn’t receive yours, please ask your Lower School teacher or Upper School Administration for them. 
We held three used uniform sales during the summer, offering parents gently used uniforms at deeply discounted prices. The funds raised from the sale helped us purchase the student pencils and host a “Float into the Year” reception for faculty. We treated the faculty to ice cream floats, affogatos, cream puffs, and eclairs. Each staff member also had the opportunity to choose an item from our “Swag Table” of relaxing bath salts, makeup, nail polish, makeup pouches, hand sanitizers, and ties. 
The PTO also moved into its new room!!! Thank you to everyone in the Administration who helped us acquire this meeting and activity space! Special thanks to Lynn Wexler, Alli Abrahamson, Tiffanie Zuttermeister, Mrs. Joyner, Mr. Koch, Mrs. Moyal and of course Dr. Portnoy for making this happen for us. We’re sharing the space with Student Council and we are very excited to partner with them. With the new space, we’ll begin to host “office hours” each week to assist parents with uniform needs, to talk about upcoming PTO events, and to work on upcoming projects. Please stop by on Fridays between 8 and 11 a.m., or on the first Monday of every month from 3 to 6 p.m. The space is located in Room 212 of the upper school.
We also wanted to point out the beautiful bulletin boards in the Lower School and Upper School – both created by the talented Jaye Hooten. These will periodically change, especially our Selfie Wall next to Room 212. We invite you to take a selfie and post it on the socials. #AECPTO!
Have a wonderful year!
Rachel Allen
AEC PTO President