Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year
It is great to be headed back to school and to see everyone in person! We are also looking forward to resuming some of our more traditional activities (Purple Feather Day, Holiday Tea) to support the students, teachers and staff at Central. Of course, as health recommendations evolve in our community, we will be adjusting our activities accordingly. So what can you expect this school year?
We plan to resume in-person meetings while adding a Zoom option so that you can join us virtually. Our first meeting will be Monday, August 30 at 7:00pm in the Central library (we will post a Zoom link closer to the meeting date). All future meetings will be the first Monday of each month a 7:00pm with the exception of September, December and January. At our August meeting, we will be voting on the 2021-22 budget as well as meeting our new principal, Ms. Dionne Kirksey. We hope to see you there!
Last year we emailed updates regarding all thing PEP. We plan to continue sending emails one to two times a month to our members as well as post them on the Central High School website. Additionally, we have two social media accounts, Twitter at @OmahaCentralPEP and Facebook at Omaha Central High PEP. Gema Simmons has volunteered once again to be our social media coordinator—thank you, Gema!
Gretchen Hooper has generously volunteered to be our merchandise coordinator this year. Many of you saw our new T-shirt and sweatshirt designs at All Student Orientation. Gretchen has placed another order and the school store should be stocked with tees and sweatshirts on the first day of school. You can also order merchandise on our Square site (and sign up to be a PEP member!)
Our membership is growing and we couldn’t be more pleased! It is never too late to join. Membership is $15 and can be purchased on our Square site (see link above). Membership is tax deductible and required for anyone volunteering in-person at Central in order to be covered by liability insurance.
Thank you for your support and commitment to Central. We look forward to working with all of you during the upcoming school year. If you have any questions or feedback, you can contact us at any time.
Executive Board 2021-2022