Welcome to the PTA!

Dear Crockett Families,

I’d like to welcome you to Crockett Middle School in what I expect to be an exciting year for our children.  My name is Denise Soto and I am proud to be your PTA President for the 2020-2021 school year.  I’m looking forward to the upcoming school year with great anticipation.  On behalf of all of the PTA officers, I welcome you.

A little about me and why I decided to get involved: My oldest daughter went through Crockett and our years there were challenging, to say the least.  At the time, I thought that my daughter could be a little more independent now that she was in middle school, so I decided to return to school myself.  I didn’t quite realize the impact that my decision to advance my own education would have, largely because I didn’t have the time to be as involved as I had been in elementary school.  Transitioning to the larger school environment was challenging for a number of reasons but as I looked back at my time as a Crockett parent, the one thing I knew I could control going into my daughter’s first year, was my own involvement.  I didn’t make the same mistake the second time around so I chose to get actively involved so I am able to remain informed of what’s happening on a daily basis. It has also given me the opportunity to learn more about the various adults that work with our children daily.

How you can get involved: Our PTA meeting are typically the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in our Media Center.  This year, all meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  I encourage you to join us to see firsthand how we can work together to make our children’s year at Crockett meaningful and impactful.  Our meetings are open and inclusive and you’ll be able to hear from and connect with many of our Crockett leadership (Principal, Vice Principals, teachers, etc.), so you can also be informed about what is happening daily and engaged with the people that help make it all happen for our kids.

The PTA board has met several times over the summer to prepare for what we anticipate will be a fun and productive year. We hope that all of our families will participate in the events and activities that will make our school a more enjoyable place to work and learn.

Of course, to make these events a success, we need your help.  You are an essential part of our success so please take a moment to consider becoming a committee Chairperson or helper.  Please continue to check back for additional information on ways you can get involved.

I’m looking forward to working with all of you this year.  If you’d like to be added to our PTA mailing list, please email us at crockettnjpta@gmail.com.  I also welcome your ideas and am happy to answer any questions you may have about the upcoming school year.

Please take a moment to watch our 2020-21 Back to School Video.

All the best,

Denise Soto
Crockett Middle School PTA President