Letter From PTA President

Dear Sleepy Hollow families,

Welcome back to all returning families and a special greeting to the kindergarten parents and new families to our community! It is through the support of our families that we are so successful in our mission to promote children’s health, well being, and educational success at Sleepy Hollow. Our students have a wonderful facility, a fabulous administration, and so many outstanding teachers to guide them through their elementary school experience


This year we are "going green" and reducing the amount of paper we send home to families.  We will be sending out via email or posting to the website ALL information about PTA events. We will also be sending information about after school activities, opportunities to volunteer, and community service information via email or posting to the website. We hope you will support the school’s efforts to help the environment, sign up for Dolphin Mail and use our PTA website. We also have great new “green” initiatives being implemented in our cafeteria with our food-recapturing program.


We are already off to a great start. Dedicated parents and members of the PTA have been working hard this summer!  I’m happy to report that the Dolphin FunZone (formerly Dolphin Academy), our amazing after school enrichment program is new and better than ever. We have new and exciting classes being offered. Register at http://www.enrichmentmatters.com/SleepyHollow Registration begins on 9/12 and ends on 9/27. Remember to go online soon and register, late registrations cannot be accepted.


Again this year, we will be raising money through Dollars for Dolphins. Membership feedback has told us to discontinue product-based sales to raise money. The PTA only received 50% of sales from previous fundraisers. We raise all of the money for the programs and events that the PTA sponsors through a direct donation. 100% of any amount you (or your business or family members) donate will benefit the students and school! So we hope you’ll help us make Dollars for Dolphins a huge success again this year!  

Last year we made great progress with taking our meetings online. This year we will continue to offer all of our meetings online and also host them at The Willston Center Computer Clubhouse followed by Hispanic focus groups on various subjects to encourage even more participation. All are welcome and encouraged to get involved!

Please fill out and send back the attached Consolidated PTA Form and go to our website to check for more information on PTA Membership, Dolphin Fun Zone, Dollars for Dolphins, PTA Calendar, FAQs and more.

We look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Picnic on Saturday, September 7th, where SHES families and teachers come together for a cookout- at no charge to the attendees! This is a great place to meet all the new friends your kids have made this week. Please stop by the PTA table an introduce yourself- we look forward to seeing you!

Everywhere you look you can see evidence of the hard work from our PTA volunteers. As parents we are all very busy but I respectfully ask that you find a way to contribute. We would like to thank you in advance for your support.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Have a wonderful school year!

Best regards,

Eileen Gorman

703-532-0254 president@shespta.org