My name is Holly Morand and this will be my first year (2018-2019) as the president of the HPTA! I have two children - Dylan, going into 1st grade, and Emilia, starting at the Integrated Preschool. I have lived in Hopkinton for almost 15 years, and feel incredibly lucky to have my children attend such great schools with such a dedicated staff.
As a newly minted social worker (I finished my MSW in May), I truly understand the value of education, as well as the complexities and challenges that communities face, both families and school staff) when working toward helping their children to succeed. I hope, in my role as president and in collaboration with the rest of the HPTA, to help the school system mitigate some of those challenges through fundraising, programming, and volunteerism.
One of my goals for 2018-2019 is to provide better communication and transparency about the HPTA, what we do, how we do it and ways anyone can be involved. Before becoming involved in the HPTA last year, I honestly had no idea of the many programs, projects, and fundraisers that were sponsored by the HPTA, nor was I aware of how many wonderful volunteers were involved in making those things happen. It's an organization I am truly proud to be a part of, and I hope to get as many people as possible to understand why.
Please consider becoming a member of the HPTA. Membership is an annual event and the cost is $25 per family. These dues go toward funding our impressive budget. Make sure to check out our volunteer forms. None of this would be possible without the support of our dedicated volunteers.
If you would like to know more about the HPTA or become involved, please do not hesitate to contact me. We welcome (and need) anyone, with all skills, knowledge, and talents!