Dear MHE Community,
Welcome to the Moss Haven Elementary PTA website. My name is Kristin Sample and I’m the PTA president for the 2021-22 school year. My son Jackson is entering sixth grade and my daughter Darcy is entering second grade.
The last time I was addressing the whole MHE PTA, I was chairing the Party Like Gatsby auction which was held the first week of March 2020. To say that a lot has changed since then would be a gross understatement. Since March 2020, our community has faced many challenges. We’ve dealt with sadness, grief, and anxiety in its many forms. The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered our paradigms for how we work, live, and be with one another.
My great hope for the 2021-2022 school year is that our community heals and builds back the robust connections we had before the pandemic. Furthermore, while the pandemic brought challenges, it also brought opportunities to evolve both as individuals and as organizations. It gave us the chance to take stock of our lives, adapt to changes, and recast our goals and priorities. For instance, virtual PTA meetings meant seeing more faces at those meetings. And giving members convenient access when it comes to general membership meetings is definitely something I will look into keeping.
This brings me to our theme for this year’s PTA: Reconnection and Renewal. I want to use this year to help our community get plugged in again. Our community does an amazing job of supporting each other. And now it’s time to reconnect.
I’m very excited about our PTA events this year. Be on the lookout for information about our Fall Carnival, golf tournament, the new sport shooting fundraiser event, and of course, the much anticipated auction. I’m also especially excited to announce a new event: The World's Fair. We are hoping to use this event to celebrate our MHE families from all different cultures and countries.
I hope that you are able to find solace and healing from the traumas and challenges that the year 2020 visited on our community. As PTA president, I’m approaching this year with a sense of gratitude and a desire to present. I encourage you to join the PTA this year, come to the meetings and stay informed about what we are planning. Please reach out if you’d like to get involved. Many hands make light work.
See you (hopefully in person) soon!
Kristin H. Sample