President’s Corner

August 27, 2021

Hello McLane Family!

It is hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner!! Where did the summer go? First, I would like to say “WELCOME!” We are so happy to see you again and meet you! I would also like to welcome you to the PTSO (Parent, Teacher, Student Organization). We are you and you are us! There are no fees or admission forms, we are simply here for the McLane Community and we hope to get to know you as we move forward into the 2021/2022 School Year.

I would like to introduce this year’s PTSO Board Members!

  • President: Nadine Gerber
  • Vice President: Becca Busscher
  • Secretary: Sarah Nelson
  • Treasurer: Stefanie Slakey
  • Communications Director: Jeff Slakey
  • Volunteer Coordinator: VACANT
  • Members at Large: Tiffany Scroggs, Michelle Boden, Dan Collette
  • Teacher Representative: Ms. Melissa Walker
  • Community Connections Chair: Ms. Emily Hamilton
  • Trail and Garden Committee Chair: Ms. Melissa Walker and Ms. Elizabeth Campbell

I am extremely grateful to our Board and Committe Chairs for their time, commitment and leadership!

For this first newsletter, I would like to focus on what we as the McLane PTSO do. Many folks have ideas on what a PTSO/PTA does, who participates, who serves on the board and how it functions. I would like to share more about us and hopefully this entices you to come check us out. 🙂 We are quite simply a group of parents, guardians and teachers passionate about being involved in our children’s community and educational experience! We work together with our Teachers, Staff, and Community to enhance our kiddos educational experience. We think of fun ways to entice them to try something new. We try to create a menu of events that will excite them in the world that surrounds them and the opportunities that exist. AND we are passionate about supporting each and every McLane family.

The last year and a half have been difficult to say the least. We know that the difficult times are not over and we know that there are many questions about what the weeks and months ahead will bring. We don’t have the answers, but we do know that by coming together as a community–we ease the burden of the unknows and the hardship caused because of it. Whether it is outdoor events with the Trail and Garden Committee, Minecraft through Community Connections, the Sunshine Fund, purchasing school supplies or the Read-A-Thon; we are focused on what we CAN do and how we CAN succeed.

I will close this note with a request. I ask that you open yourself up to volunteering within our McLane community. Quite honestly, we need you. We have big plans and ideas–but limited time and people. We have room for so much more…we just need you. Take a moment to fill out the online form located on the main website page to tell us what you are interested in and how to reach you.

Thank you for this opportunity to serve within our community. I am excited for this upcoming year (and worried, and nervous and happy!)

Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I look forward to continuing to hear from you. My email is

Kind Regards,


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