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Winston Churchill IB PTO

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    Middle School gets a bad rap. It’s not a secret that people say Middle School is the worst years of your life. And I know why they say that: changing bodies, changing interests, and changing friends can all make for some pretty uncomfortable adjustments.

    But in my first few months as the IB PTO President at Churchill, I don’t see miserable kids who can’t wait to get out of here.

    I see kids who are constantly learning, constantly aware, constantly trying new things, failing, and trying again.

    I see brave, resourceful kids who are using their skills and knowledge to develop real-life solutions to real-world problems.

    I see diverse kids who don’t simply accept differences but actively celebrate them.

    These kids are astonishing. Our kids are astonishing.

    So what is our role as parents when we have kids who not only want to change the world but are actually gaining the skills to be able to?

    Watch. Listen. Support. Encourage.

    With the Churchill IB Parent Teacher Organization, that encouragement is transformed into tangible opportunities to support our kids’ education. Sometimes it’s providing grants to help classes go on field trips or experience new classroom technology. Sometimes it’s sending teachers to trainings so that our kids can receive the most current and relevant education. And sometimes (my personal favorite) it’s chaperoning a dance in a hot, loud, sweaty cafeteria.

    I encourage you to learn more about our activities by perusing this website, attending PTO meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, and reading the bi-monthly Bulldog Bulletin that goes out to the whole school. And I encourage you to donate to the IB PTO so we can continue our support of the high level of education at Churchill.

    I also encourage you to stay connected to your kids and be involved in their school activities. You don’t want to miss watching them dance.


    Catherine Arguelles

    Churchill IB PTO President 2019-2020



    The 2019-2020 PTO:

    President: Catherine Arguelles

    Vice President: Violet Nye

    Secretary: Jennifer Z Lewis

    Treasurer: Sonja Lopez

    Assistant Treasurer: Yuki Hedglin

    VP of Development: Slavica Gokul

    VP of Development: Nina Nazimowitz


    Meeting dates:

    IB PTO meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Churchill Library:

    Sep 3, 2019

    Oct 1, 2019

    Nov 5, 2019

    Dec 3, 2019

    Jan 7, 2020 - CANCELLED

    Feb 4, 2020

    Mar 3, 2020

    Apr 14, 2020 *2nd Tuesday - 1st Tuesday is Spring Break . [via Zoom - please email Catherine Arguelles if you would like to attend]

    May 5, 2020 [via Zoom - please email Catherine Arguelles if you would like to attend]

    June 2, 2020 [via Zoom - please email Catherine Arguelles if you would like to attend]



Last Modified on May 12, 2020