President's Message

 Hello RICHMOND STREET FAMILIES – My name is Deanna McLaughlin I am your 2018-2019 PTA President and mother to one amazing daughter, Sullivan (4th Grade) and one amazing son, Declan, who is starting out in Kindergarten.

      

      I moved to El Segundo about 10 years ago when I met my husband Josh, who has been here for almost 20 years, after relocating from Northern California. Neither of us are El Segundo natives, but we feel as we have lived here our whole lives because of the genuine and welcoming people that make up this amazing community. We could not feel more blessed that we get to raise our children in “Mayberry by the Sea” and for them to have the opportunity to receive a first-rate education. However, it was not until my daughter started Kindergarten that I began to understand the breadth of how special this town and our schools truly are. From the most dedicated and caring teachers, to the hardest-working administration, and the amazing parents who volunteer their time throughout the year, I could not be more honored to be a part of the magic that happens every day at Richmond Street School.

 

Over the past two years, our PTA has set the building blocks for creating a kinder, friendlier, and gentler PTA. I would like to continue building on the foundation that we worked so hard to set.  As we move forward into the next school year, I would also like to continue to help foster the concept of inclusiveness not only within our PTA, but within our school community and beyond. Through our many programs, events, and fundraisers we have several opportunities to engage everyone in our community in our mission and hopefully expand our membership as well as parent involvement. It truly takes a village and I am honored to be surrounded by so many ready to lead the charge.

 

At RSS, we take pride in that our Parent Teacher Association is an inclusive group of mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, and administrators all contributing to enhancing our children’s educational experience. Our backgrounds and professions are diverse, but our goals are the same – to positively impact the lives of all children and families. At RSS, we can proudly say that we have 100% teacher participation as well as a majority of our families participating. Every year we continue to grow our membership and with new members, come new ideas.

 

    By joining PTA, you can directly help enhance your student’s educational experience. At our meetings, you learn about all the amazing things happening at our school as well as in the district. At our many events, you get a first hand look at all the great things we can accomplish together. Through our fundraisers, we are all able to directly support our school.

 

     I am very excited to see what the new school year has in store for us all. As we start this new year, please look out for the many opportunities to join PTA and to be able to personally make your imprint on your child’s education. If you have any questions regarding PTA or have and idea you would like share please feel free to contact me directly at richmondstreetpta@gmail.com.