At the end of last year Cari and I thought it would be super fun for her to run the PTO at the school for this year. Unfortunately, at that time, only one person was running for president; Alison Ramapo, who has been running the PTO at good ol’ Donald Rumsfeld Elementary for about a century. She has six kids and even Margie says she had the last two because she doesn’t want to give up the PTO reins of power. She has a lot of support in the community and the administration likes her, so it seemd like an uphill battle. Cari is such a positive person, and we felt like the results of our end of year party would speak for themselves, so she threw her hat in the ring anyway.
At the last meeting of the year we had a ballot box and Miss Laphem from the front office took it away to count. The next day we heard the sad news; Alison won by a landslide. Poor Cari. But, when Cari stopped by the school, Miss Laphem admitted that there had been “irregularities” in the vote, and the administration was looking into it. Apparently the final count was 1,461 to 2. There were only 12 people at that meeting.
Why on earth would Alison stuff the ballot box in that way? No one will ever know, I guess. Perhaps her hunger for power overwhelmed her common sense. She claimed to know nothing about it, but who else would do such a thing? Yesterday the principal called Cari to let her know that she will be president this year and she was free to appoint her own right hand gal to be her vice president. Watch out Rummy Elementary, the A-team is here!
Krystyn was already elected treasurer (unopposed, who would want it?) and Margie is the secretary once again. I am so excited to wield this unprecedented power in a responsible and thoughtful manner.
This morning Cari and I had a lil’ exec meeting/mimosa party to make sure we are on the same page about what we want to achieve this year.
Meanwhile, the girlies were outside planning ther own year. They will be going back as fifth graders in just two more weeks! I will miss having my lil’ mini-me around so much!
I guess it is just one more responsibilty for St. Lah Lee! It is worth it to me to improve the education for all of the children in our community, even the dumb ones and the unattractive ones.