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Stars  Welcome to Frederick Douglass's PTA 
A special elections meeting was voted on during the May PTA meeting (5/29/14) and passed unanimously in favor of holding the meeting on Monday, June 9th at 6:30pm. The sole purpose of this meeting is to perform elections for the 2014-2015 PTA Executive Committee of the FDES PTA Board. Please join us for our last PTA meeting of the year to select our incoming board members. Every VOTE counts and this is your opportunity to have a VOICE in the direction of the PTA by selecting its Leaders! Hope to see EVERYONE there!
2014-2015 FDES PTA SLATE
Thanks to our PTA Nominating Committee (Ilona Hermosilla - Committee Chair, Kim Hovda, and Britta Neel) for selecting the following PTA members to comprise the Slate for our 2014-2015 Executive Committee of the FDES PTA Board. Good Luck to all nominees!!
Slate Nominees 
President - Jenn Cohen
Vice President - Shannon Ehrhardt
Secretary - Ilona Hermosilla
Treasurer - Kathleen Mihelic
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Are you interested in education-related policies and initiatives that affect all of our children? Are you interested in representing the VOICE of our school when it comes to policies or issues related to the education of students with disabilities, minority students, or being part of a collaborative dialogue with parents, teachers, School Board members and members of the Loudoun County Public Schools Administrative Team? Piece of cake! 
If YES, then we encourage you to volunteer for our PTA Advocacy Chair or related Advocacy Coordinator positions: Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP), Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC), or Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). If interested, please send an email to 

Commitment is minimal: One LCPS-led mtg/month and a few hours the ENTIRE school year working with the PTA board to identify appropriate follow-up actions. Go STARS!
Looking for PTA Chairs, Coordinators, and Points Of Contact (POCs)
Are you interested in being a Leader in our award-winning PTA?  Leaders in our PTA come in all shapes and sizes as: Stay At Home Mothers/Fathers (SAHM/Fs),  Working Parents, Teachers, School Staff (non-Teachers), Single Parents, ESL Parents, Bilingual Parents or just anyone that cares and supports the well-being of our children.  In the vein of being inclusive, we decided to open ALL positions on the PTA for any (dues-paying) PTA member interested in volunteering.  The OPEN positions are:
Chair, Communications
 Chair, Advocacy Committee
--Special Education Advisory
Committee (SEAC) Point of Contact
--Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents
(LEAP)Point of Contact
--Legislation/Education (School Board
/Board of Supervisors) Point of Contact 
 Membership Committee
--Family Engagement Coordinator 
Any member interested in filling any of the positions listed above should contact the PTA Executive Board at

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