Dear Harvard Parents,

I am your new PTA president as of April 2015, serving a two-year term. We have an older daughter who started at Harvard in Kindergarten and is a 2015-16 second-grader. Our younger daughter started at Harvard in preK, moving up to become a 2015-16 Kindergartner. 2015-16 is our family's third year at Harvard.

Your Harvard PTA is an inclusive group in which you are always welcome! I am excited to better our communication to keep you informed of our efforts and how you can be a part of them, however big or small a role you can manage: there is something for you! Communication and transparency are key to our efforts. Each one of our new and dedicated board members is available to help you answer any questions about Harvard and the efforts, past and present, of our Harvard PTA.

The new 2015-16 board met at the end of May to define our new goals for the upcoming academic year. We will be re-evaluating and honing some of our past efforts: improving this Harvard PTA website, working to ensure our projects are valuable to our community, and creating a room parent network. We set these goals prior to finding out that we would have a new principal for 2015-16. We invite all of you to now help welcome her to our community and help move Harvard into its next, successful chapter.

Please know that I am available for you, and I am open to your ideas and concerns. Email is the best way to reach me (see below).