Support the Election Day PTO Food Sale at EECS: 11/2

Election Day Signs on the Eastern Promenade

By Carol McCracken (Post # 621)

Speaking of the upcoming mid-term election, (and if you aren’t speaking of it, why not, since everyone else is!), November 2nd will provide you with an opportunity to support the important work of the East End Community School’s Parent Teacher Organization. As is customary, the PTO is holding its election day bake sale inside the school on North Street, on the Hill during election hours.

The PTO is asking for food donations from the public to sell at its table. In addition, to the traditional brownies and cookies, it is also looking for donations of soup, sandwiches and other hot lunch items. Bob Summers, president of the PTO, wants to remind voters to bring along an extra dollar or two on election day to enjoy a cup of coffee, homemade cookies or a slice of quiche. Money donations are welcome as well. This is one of the school’s four fundraisers throughout the school year. The PTO hopes to raise $1,000 this year.

According to Summers, in past years, the PTO has used funds for welcome activities “for new parents, books, classroom expenses related to expeditionary (“real-world”) learning and bringing enrichment activities to the school, such as arts and academic presentation for both students and parents.”

There are about 400 students at East End Community School and the PTO is open to all families and school staff as well. EECS is four years old and replaces the Mirada Adams School. The former school, named for a popular principal, is slated to be redeveloped next year as moderate condominium housing by Avesta.