ECPO Meeting News

ECPO Updates
Posted on 10/05/2020

Dear Merrill Kindergarten and First Grade Parents:

The Early Childhood Parent Organization, Inc. (ECPO) wanted to take a moment to welcome our returning families and our new kindergarten families to Merrill. This is truly a fantastic community to be a part of and that comes from all of us working together. Although this year is one that is certainly like none other, there is still plenty we can do to support our teachers, students, and each other at a time when we need it most.

The ECPO is a non-profit committed to enriching the educational and social experience of the Lillie B. Merrill Elementary School, its students, and their families. ECPO exists to raise funds that support students’ educational efforts and extracurricular activities. Funds raised are used for enrichment programs, field trips, field days, social events, classroom supplies, books, and equipment. For example, in 2019 we were able to purchase $14,000 worth of flexible seating, sensory hallways, and a new school sign through one fundraiser event. It is our intention to create a welcoming atmosphere that encourages families to participate in both educational and social events that build pride in our school and community.

It takes everyone's abilities, ideas, and efforts to make the group successful. We know that our lives are extraordinarily busy and time is always fleeting, but getting involved can make a large impact on your child, our school, and this community. Given our current public health limitations we are unable to be in the school building, fundraise, or support in the way we are traditionally used to. This just means we need to rise up and get creative. OUR FIRST MEETING IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 FROM 6:30-7:30 PM on Google Meet. A link will be sent out the Wednesday before the meeting with more information.  Remaining meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting. For questions email me at ecpo.merrill@gmail.com You can also like us on Facebook (Raynham E.C.P.O. L.B. Merrill Elementary) to receive additional updates and information. I look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Sincerely,

Nicole A Williams

ECPO President 2020-2021

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