Giving Tuesday is Nov 30Support our students and staff! This year, our PTA needs your donation more than ever to fund field trips, supplies for our teachers, and more. Please consider a one-time financial gift during this time of year. Donate via Paypal or Venmo @SBPTA (add “donation” to the message). Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
October 8, 2021
SETH BOYDEN PTA STATEMENT ON ALLEGED RELIGIOUS BIAS INCIDENT
The Seth Boyden Parent Teacher Association believes that our schools should be inclusive spaces for learning and growth. Students should never face discrimination. We stand in solidarity with the student who was allegedly asked to remove her hijab, and support her family.
While this incident is being investigated by the school administration and the school district, we will support and collaborate with staff and administration to ensure that our school community remains a place of acceptance, belonging, and learning for all individuals.
2021-22 PTA Board Members
A Statement from Carey Smith, State of NJPTA, Region V Director
The State of New Jersey PTA, and National PTA stands firmly against racism in all forms and the culture of oppression that permeates the United States.
Continued respect for, and expansion of civil rights requires they be defended whenever threatened and that children and youth be taught the significance of civil rights and responsibilities in American Culture.
We support – Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, age, physical and academic ability, and sexual orientation
While this incident is being investigated by the school administration, school district, and the local authorities, we will support and collaborate with staff and administration to ensure that our school community remains a place of acceptance, belonging, and learning for all individuals.
As an association that represents all children, we must listen, educate and advocate beyond rhetoric and rise to correct all inequities and injustices.
- President: Nadine Hart [email protected]
- Vice President of Diversity and Equity: Jasmine Lewis [email protected]
- Vice President of Community Engagement: Jen Warren [email protected]
- Vice President of Happiness: Anna Dunbar [email protected]
- Vice President of In-School Initiatives: Allyson Murphy [email protected]
- Recording Secretary: Mandy Tenner [email protected]
- Correspondence Secretary: Katie Tichacek [email protected]
- Treasurer: Sabena Khan [email protected]
Saturday, October 16th is the Seth Boyden Harvest Festival!! Please volunteer to make the day really special! Volunteer HERE!
A special thanks to the PTA for organizing a lovely Seth Boyden First Day of School Meet & Greet! Thank you to all the families for showing up for our school and for taking the time to volunteer for so many activities!
The PTA is still looking for volunteers! Please sign up here.
Our new PTA executive board was elected at last Monday’s PTA meeting. Thanks to these parents for stepping up to take on these important roles for our school community!
But there are still important roles to fill, including SEPAC liaison, auction chair, OLC chair, and book fair chair — there are roles to suit all skills/time availability. Email [email protected] to learn more about how you can help.
- President: Nadine Hart
- Vice President: Jasmine Lewis
- Vice President: Jen Warren
- Vice President: Anna Dunbar
- Vice President: Allyson Murphy
- Recording Secretary: Mandy Tenner
- Correspondence Secretary: Katie Tichacek
- Treasurer: Sabena Khan
SOMA Shares is thrilled to announce our first book giveaway day!
All students from pre-K through 12th grade are invited to join us for the best kind of book fair: FREE!
When: Saturday, Oct 10, 11am-4pm (rain date: Oct 18)
Where: St Joseph’s Church, 767 Prospect Street, Maplewood (parking lot between Franklin & Hilton)
What: Free children’s books for readers of all ages and stages
This event needs volunteers to make it a success! If you can help set up, help out during the giveaway, or clean up, then please sign up by clicking here
SOMA Shares will also be accepting donations onsite. Please wear your masks and respect social distancing!
Come One, Come All
Seth Boyden Outdoor Learning Center Clean-up!
Looking for a way to help our school this fall? Bring the family and join the outdoor learning center clean-up!
On October 10th and 11th we’ll be weeding, watering, spreading mulch, moving logs– you get the idea!
Oct 10 – 9 am to 1 pm
Oct 11 – 1 pm to 5 pm
Please bring your own work gloves and tools if you can (we don’t want folks sharing tools because of covid). Kids welcome! And of course, wear a mask!!
Sign up today to reserve your spot – click here.
The PTA Needs YOU to Help Fill Next Year’s Board!
Amidst all the disruptions and current school closure due to Covid-19, we still need to plan for next year. We’re hopeful that the Seth Boyden community will be together again soon and look forward to having a strong board to begin the new school year.
These four positions need to be filled by election:
- PTA President
- PTA Vice President
- PTA Secretary
- PTA Treasurer
How do I find out more about these jobs? To learn more about what these positions involve, please reach out to this year’s officers or board members: [email protected], [email protected], or you can find other contacts on www.sethboyden.com.
How does the election process work? A Nominating Committee was elected at the March PTA meeting. If you’d like to run for President, VP, Secretary, or Treasurer, or if you know someone who you think would be a great candidate, please download the Nominating Form and email it to the Nominating Committee at [email protected].