Welcome to the Fort Couch PTSO!
Sept 21 – Last day to submit Encouragement, Graditiude and Well Wishes for Teachers and Staff!
Oct 20 – Next Fort Couch PTSO General Meeting - 9:30 am - Virutal or Location TBD
Hello and welcome back!!!
I just wanted to reach out and formally introduce myself and the members of the Fort Couch PTSO Executive Board and provide a short update on what our plans are for 2020/21.
My name is Siân (pronounced Sharn!) Howell and I am this year’s PTSO President for Fort Couch. I have 3 children in the district, one at Boyce, Fort Couch and also the High School and my family moved here from the UK two years ago.
New to us this year is our Vice President, Sarah Beitler and our treasurer, Julie Zeringue.
Sarah has twin boys currently in 6th grade at Boyce and Julie has three children in 6th, 4th and 3rd respectively.
Back again this year is our Secretary, Catherine Deep. She has two children in 8th and 9th grade.
Stacey Cobb moves on to the position of Board Advisor after doing a fantastic job last year as our PTSO President. She has two boys in 7th and 9th grade.
As we approach the beginning of the new school year, it isn’t looking quite the same as last time!
Normally, the Fort Couch PTSO team would be knee deep in prep work for the upcoming events that go hand in hand with the new semester, requesting activity fees for the school year and meeting parents and students alike on the “Welcome Day”.
Instead we find ourselves in a very different situation.
In a “normal year” our big events that we arrange would be the three exciting school socials, school clubs, and various staff appreciation events. However, this is now looking unlikely thanks to the Covid virus and our year will look a little different to normal.
Rest assured that we will not be asking for the usual $40 activity fee (which would usually include your PTSO membership). We don’t know when we can resume planning any activities for the upcoming school year so we are aiming to take a “wait and see approach”.
We are hopeful that by the beginning of 2021 we can begin arranging at least one social for the kids to feel a sense of normality- let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Anyway- our one piece of good news right now is that the Fort Couch Yearbooks for the 2019/20 year arrived and have been passed out to those students who registered for a FREE yearbook back in June. These were available free of charge to all students last year, as we were able to reallocate some of the PTSO funds we didn’t spend due to the Covid 19 shutdown. Thanks to all you parents who sent in Covid photos of your students learning at home, we actually managed to produce a really great souvenir for what has turned into a very strange year!
Keep safe, stay strong and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Volunteer with the PTSO This Year!
The FC PTSO is looking for volunteers for Committee Chairs for multiple committees for the 2020-2021 School Year. For more information check out our Committee Chair list and descriptions pages, then contact us at FortCouchPTSO@gmail.com .
Amazon Shopping the Makes Fort Couch Students SMILE
Through AmazonSMILE you can now support Fort Couch with all your Amazon shopping. Just use this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3997356 or visit smile.amazon.com and select Fort Couch Middle School PTSO as your supporting organization, then just shop as usual. The products, prices, and shipping are exactly the same as Amazon.com, and when you shop through AmazonSMILE The Amazon Foundation donates .5% of all eligible purchases to our school!
Giant Eagle Apples for Students & ShopNSave SEEDs - Support while you Shop!
Just sign up your GE Advantage Card (#0353) or SNS Perks Card (#117) and enter our school code. More information and detailed directions can be found by visiting our Apples for Students page.
Fort Couch PTSO Executive Board - Siân, Sarah, Julie, Catherine and Stacey
Contact Siân Howell to volunteer or learn more at FCPTSOPresident@gmail.com.
Please check our website often as it will be updated with important information.