PTA President's Message to Juan Cabrillo Families

August 14, 2017

Dear Parents, Faculty and Students,

This is my first letter as the incoming PTA President and I’m very excited about the upcoming school year.  First, I want to welcome all the new families to Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, of which the PTA is an integral part of the Juan Cabrillo community.  Not only do we host fun events during the school year such as Ride To School Day, Halloween Parade Day, Read-A-Thons, Earth Day Celebration, and Malibu Festival, but we also provide funds and volunteers for our teachers and staff.  All these services require the hard work and dedication of our community members. Each one of us contributes different skills, talents and resources that are equally needed to make Juan Cabrillo the high scholastic institution it has grown to become.

We have come to expect our families and other members of the community to join together and support our great school in any way they possibly can.  Even one hour of volunteer time translates to so much for someone. The smallest contribution has a ripple effect and reaches out to do so much more.  Please join with me to attain this substantial goal of raising confident and happy children while providing a safe and healthy learning environment. The African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child comes to mind when I imagine all the wonderful that can happen at Juan Cabrillo. And with the help of our Malibu village, we can rise and soar to unbelievable accomplishments we might not have thought possible.  I hope to meet and greet all of you at the first PTA meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8:15 am.

Thank you for your gratefully anticipated cooperation,

Alex Aspron-Ladesich, Mother of Nicky (5th Grade) and Lucas (8th Grade)
Juan Cabrillo PTA President

Santa Monic Malibu Unified School District