Arnold Elementary School
Bodkin Elementary School

8320 Ventnor Road,
Pasadena, MD 21122
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     Bodkin - Wild about Learning!


Hello Bodkin Families and Friends!

 Our 2016-2017 school year is off to a fantastic start!  The PTA has been hard at work getting everything planned and rolling for the year.

For those who are new to our school and our PTA, the PTA is dedicated to enriching the educational and social environment of our school.  The PTA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, concerns, and information for all parents.  Our Bodkin Elementary PTA community works well together.  Here is an example.  At one of the meetings a parent suggested the possibility of a Daddy/Daughter Dance.  The PTA whole-heartedly embraced the suggestion and immediately got to work.  It was such a proud moment for our community to see the excitement in the faces of every daddy and daughter who attended this magical event.  It was such a huge success that it sparked another event idea, a Mommy-Son Bingo night!  Neither event could have been possible without the many helping hands of our PTA volunteers and families.  Likewise, our Fun Run event profited enough to allow the PTA to purchase a classroom full of brand new laptops!
Whether it is Boxtops, Giant Rewards, or the Fun Run, we find the funds and invest them in our students! Our PTA Executive Board works very hard with the committee chairs and volunteers to deliver programs and services that benefit the entire school.  Academic support is key, and our signature programs like Math SuperStars, Family Reading Night, and technology support in the classrooms clearly demonstrate our commitment to academic excellence.  School spirit and community form the bonds that make our kids and families want to participate in Bodkin events, so we provide plenty of those events.  Everything from the Yearbook, Spirit Wear, assemblies, beautiful school grounds and hallways, and the Environmental Fair demonstrate our collective dedication to our schoolís sense of identity and culture.
None of this is possible without a strong PTA and volunteer community. There are ways for every Bodkin family to be involved.  Please join the PTA if you havenít already, itís not too late! (Forms are available on the school website, just send it in with your student!)  If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the PTA, please email to receive information.  Finally, our PTA meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the school library.  All are welcome to attend and participate!  There is no better way to find out whatís happening at school than to sit among administrators, teachers, volunteers, and other parents!
THANK YOU for your continued support of Bodkin and the PTAís efforts to enhance your childís educational experience.  Together, we create a positive school environment for all our kids.


                                                                                  Michelle Fakeri
                                                                                  PTA President









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