Thank you, Bob Tanner, Volunteer at Hall Elementary
Bob Tanner walked into Hall Elementary last fall – at the encouragement of a friend – and asked if there was anything he could do at the school. He started out helping one of the first grade classes with reading skills and sight words. Soon he was working with the other first grade class and a kindergarten class. One day he asked if there was anything else he could do. Now, in addition to helping our children with their reading skills, he also helps in the lunch room every day. Bob has become an integral part of the Hall community and we are grateful for him in our building.
Congratulations, Carol Baltezor, Pickett Elementary Volunteer Coordinator
Carol received the Dr. Dan Colgan Award of Excellence presented by the St. Joseph PTA Council.
Following is the nomination for Carol submitted to the PTA Council
What significance would that number have? For a stakeholder at Pickett school, that number means something—even if it is an estimate.
Carol has been Pickett's VEST coordinator for 18 years. She works diligently and arrives with all other staff, and stays well past dismissal. My best guess is she has worked 40 hours a week, for 36 weeks of school, for 18 years. Therefore 25,920 is a magical number.
Within that number are the hours that she has spent with children. She makes a difference in many lives, not just one. She has been an integral part of the learning process for many children. Additionally, she coordinates all of the parent volunteers who help our school. Our school would not be as efficient if our parents did not volunteer, and the time Miss Carol puts into this effort is priceless. Room parents know exactly who to call with a question—Miss Carol!
Her efforts in helping our school are endless, and her energy is contagious. She has served on our PTA board for this time period as well. She is an individual who has given her heart and soul to Pickett school, and for every child who enters. For these reasons, I respectfully recommend Mrs. Carol Baltezor as a candidate for the recipient of the Dr. Dan Colgan Award of Excellence.