My name is Rachel Dalton-Viveiros and this is my first year as the president of the HPTA. For the past two years, I have been serving as the treasurer for the board. I have two kids – a second grader and a kindergartner. We have been in Hopkinton for 5 years and moved when my current kindergartner was just a month old!
In my family, everyone was either a farmer or a teacher. Really! After dinner, the debate was always John Deere or Case tractors, but when the discussion turned to ‘teaching to learn’ versus ‘teaching to the test’, my cousins and I knew it was time to run outside and play. The discussion was about the get heated!! So, although, I personally never felt the calling to teach (seriously, the worst week of my life was teaching 8 three years at vacation bible school – and that was only three hours a day for five days!!), I have tremendous respect for all the hard work and dedication that our teachers, administration, and staff put into our school and our kids. And, it is my and the HPTA’s goal to help them through fundraising, programming, and volunteerism.
One of my main goals for the 2019-2020 school year is to provide better communication about the HPTA, what we do, how we do it, and ways anyone can be involved. There are so many programs, projects, and fundraisers that are sponsored by the HPTA not to mention the hundreds and hundreds of volunteers that truly make all of this happen.
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. And, please make sure to check out our volunteer and events lists.
If you would like to know more about the HPTA or become involved, please do not hesitate to contact me.