Site Council, PTO, and Staffing Updates

Site Council, PTO, and Staffing Updates

Dear friends and families of Yujin Gakuen,

I have some updates to share before we send our last newsletter.

Please see the items below:

PTO Board Member Elections Coming Up

Rea View Elementary PTO - PTO Elections for 2020-21 to Be Held Online May 6-11

PTO board member elections are taking place NEXT meeting!

The positions available are Vice President, Secretary, and Volunteer Coordinator.  These positions are open to all parents and teachers. Any interested individuals should email the YG PTO for more information at

One more thing… the PTO will be seeking a parent to represent YG families at the newly North Region Revisioning Committee. More information will be shared with families at the meeting.

Here’s the agenda for the PTO meeting:

1)  Election for 2022-2023 PTO Board members
2)  Kocho Report
3)  Treasurer’s Report
4)  Parent representative for the School Board Advisory Committee
5)  End of year wrap up and reminders

Zoom links were sent by email.

Site Council Parent Representatives

In the May 5th newsletter, we posted an announcement seeking parent representatives to the site council. We did not receive any applications by the May Site Council meeting; however we received two applications afterward and an inquiry from a third parent.

We received applications from Marisa Kettelhodt (Site Council Application MK). from Mark Blaine (Site Council Application – MB and from Sarena Cook (Site Council Application – SC).  We will consider these parents for site council membership at our June meeting this Thursday.

Zoom links were sent by email.

Staff News

Michelle Lampe Retiring

Michelle Lampe is retiring after 30 years in public education, including 16 years working for 4J. She has taught physical education at Gilham and at Sheldon High School. She spent her last years here at Yujin Gakuen. She will most miss her daily interactions with students. During retirement, Michelle plans to substitute teach and spend a lot of time in Arizona and Mexico. Congratulations, Michelle!

Sayaka Sensei Moving to 2nd Grade Next Year

Sayaka Sensei will be changing her teaching assignment and will be joining Maran Sensei to teach 2nd grade next year. As many of you know, Sayaka and Maran Sensei used to teach first grade together. They are looking forward to being on the same team again. This will be good news for first grade students as they will have a second year with Sayaka Sensei.

I will have one more announcement about staffing when we send the last newsletter.

Thank you for supporting Yujin Gakuen.

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