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PTAC 2021 ESSENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS
This year there were seven nominees and two winners were named, one for a traditional Essence Award and the other for a Lifetime Essence Award. The Lifetime category was created in 2017 to specifically honor an active, long-standing impactful PTA volunteer who has contributed over the course of many years through a variety of positions and schools.
The 2021 Recipient of the Essence Award was Joan Lynch, current Greenwich High School PTA Membership Chair. Joan has served as Parkway School PTA Treasurer and President, Eastern Middle School PTA Treasurer, PTA Council Treasurer and Special Events Co-Chair.
The 2021 Recipient of the Lifetime Essence Award was Cricket Dyment, current Past President of PTA Council. Cricket has been volunteering in Greenwich Public Schools for 20 years. In addition to numerous committee roles throughout the schools and PTA Council, Cricket has served as North Mianus School PTA Treasurer, Eastern Middle School Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer, Greenwich High School PTA Co-President, PTA Council First VP and President.
The following amazing volunteers were also honored at the Recognition Ceremony for their contributions to their individual schools and PTA Council committees: Emily Brown, Riverside School; Gia Burton, Old Greenwich School; Cricket Dyment, Greenwich High School; Jennifer Frimere, Hamilton Avenue School; Joan Lynch, Greenwich High School; Diana Orbanowski, Central Middle School and Frances Wu Nobay, North Street School.
Dr. Ross Greene is back! Don't miss his final webinar on Tuesday, June 8 from 6-7:30PM
Dr. Greene will be hosting a four part webinar series that expands on the strategies he described in his initial presentation in December 2020.
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June 8, 6-7:30PM
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What They Do and How You Can Become Involved
Have you heard the acronym “PTAC” and have no clue who they are and what they do? Join un on Tuesday, March 16th at 8:00 pm to learn about the PTA Council, what they do and how you can become involved. PTAC has openings for the PTAC Board and committee chair positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Click here for a description of the PTAC committees. For more information, contact Nerlyn Pierson @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Details for the zoom-dial in are below.
Topic: PTA Council Nominations Forum
Time: Mar 16, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 834 6203 0439
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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH DR. JONES
PTAC HEALTH & WELLNESS WEBINAR
Emily Trotman, M. Ed., Parent Coach, offered practical tips for parenting during this difficult time. We promise you will come away feeling stronger in your ability parent during these trying times.