Excerpts from Our May Newsletter

A Message about This Month’s Events

As we enter the final months of the year, the calendar is full of end of year events and celebrations. On May 16th, our community will hold our annual School District Budget and Board of Education Trustee vote at Weber Middle School from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. As always, budget failure would be disastrous for our children and teachers. We urge all members of our AGATE community to get out and vote for this year’s budget–and encourage your family, friends and adult children to do the same. (See below for some important budget information.) The deadline to register to vote online has passed, but you can still register in person by May 11th. Click here to find out if you are registered to vote, here to learn how to register in person, here for an absentee voter application in English, and here for an absentee voter application in Spanish. The district’s summary of the budget is here.

To learn more about the two candidates running for two seats in the Board of Education Trustee election on May 16th, you can view the recording of our annual Meet the Candidates Event which was held last Wednesday here. (Use passcode H#iLm*6^)

Thank you to those who joined us for our last “Connecting Over Coffee” of the year at Crazy Cakes Cafe. As always, it is helpful for us to hear the concerns of parents so that we can best advocte for what your advanced learners need. We look forward to seeing you at all of our events next year!

Finally, it is with excitement for the future that we share our slate for next year’s Executive Board:

  • Co-Presidents:  Nancy Ziselman and Elizabeth Milbank Sobel
  • Vice President: Kelly McMasters
  • Treasurer: Alana Waisbrot
  • Secretary: Denise Paredes

All the Best,

Rebecca Hughes Parker and Nancy Ziselman

AGATE Co-Presidents

AGATE Needs You!

In addition to the officers who have been elected to our Executive Board, AGATE’s leadership includes the members of our Advisory Board, which is composed of district liaisons, committee heads and others. We always welcome new members! For next year’s advisory board, we need liaisons for each school, and we are also looking for one or two website directors. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at co-presidents@agatepw.org.