A Message from 2019-20 Havens Parents Club President, Tara Boris

Well, this is it. As of yesterday, I’m officially your 2019-20 Havens Parents Club President. The gavel was handed over and I’m now challenged with writing a total of 38 Highlights entries over the coming year. Luckily, the first one is easy. I want to start with one of the most important and joyful president tasks – a thank you.

I want to tell you that LAURA AMEN IS AWESOME!

We have been completely spoiled this year to have her as our president. Laura has tirelessly and continuously contributed to the Havens community for the past 8 years! From the moment her eldest son, Oliver (now a 7th grader at PMS), entered kindergarten she has been a familiar and friendly face on campus. Laura has literally done it all – from helping your child with a classroom activity, to driving your son or daughter safely on a field trip, or standing in the freezing cold breezeway making sure all our children have a meal for lunch, to holding my daughter’s hand caringly while receiving a flu shot she has selflessly given her time, energy and compassion. Needless to say, these are just a few of the countless ways she has been an active member of Havens parent community. And then, this past year, in her role as president, she added more challenging and demanding layers of contribution as a facility partner, parent ambassador and community representative – all the while still smiling, staying calm and keeping control of all the responsibilities landing in front of her. She is grace-under-pressure (not a legacy I shall hold!) and has elevated the president’s role with her calm, caring and composed demeanor. She is unflappable. SHE IS AWESOME.

But she’s not done yet! Laura will continue to support our children and give to our community next year via three demanding board positions – Site Council Representative, Havens Rep for Giving Campaign and (most exhaustedly!) as my “sanity checker” in the role of Executive Support.

Laura, THANK YOU, whole-heartedly, for sharing your AWESOME-NESS with us!!

And, thank you to all the families who voted to approve the 2019-20 Havens Parent Club Board Roster. We held the annual changeover meeting yesterday and I’m very excited & energized to be working alongside an outstanding group of parent volunteers. I look forward to introducing them to you in next week’s Highlights.

Have a great week,

Tara Boris, HPC President

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