This month’s PTO General monthly meeting was shaken up a little bit! In request for more information about transitions throughout our children (and parents) time while here at ACS Athens - your PTO board arranged a Principal’s Coffee that was hosted by all the school principals:
- Brian Gerbracht, Mary-Ann Augoustatos, and Cathy Makropoulos
- Our director of Student Affairs Peggy Pelonis
- and the IB Director Julia Tokatlidou
The meeting began at 9:30 and lasted nearly until noon. Many issues were discussed.
Immediately following a short PTO meeting was held, followed by a budget presentation by Steve Kakaris.
Krystallia our PTO Chairperson opened the PTO portion of the meeting by welcoming all and thanking everyone who participated in the Teacher and Staff Appreciation week. She mentioned a few key dates to remember.
PTO Board Elections
Athenia, PTO Vice Chairperson, addressed the membership on the process of nomination for next years PTO Board. Please know that the voting will take place at the next General Meeting on May 14th. All positions are available. Self-nomination is accepted and the method most do apply. Nomination forms and information of the duties will be (has been) sent out to the community via school email. You can also contact any of us at PTO.
Board Representative's Reports
Since we had such a long principal coffee, the school representative board reports were very brief, if any.
Our Community Liaison presented many great events that are happening for all this month and in May. The SHARE newsletter with all this information is on this website, and has been sent out via our PEX external delivery system. PEX is a mail system that does not go thru the school, but rather directly to those signed up. Each month, the SHARE newsletter, allows free advertisement for ACS Athens parents and teachers…these advertisements do not go out through school channels, but are included in the PEX version of the SHARE newsletter. Have an advertisement—contact PTO.
Do you have Spring Fever? We do!!! Don’t forget that the big PTO SPRING FAIR is May 18th. The ACS Athens International Fair is one of our largest events. If you can help us and volunteer to work a two-hour shift, please contact
The fair will showcase and feature our international school with foods from around the world, YEIA marketplace, a book sale, drinks... and so much more. Watch your email and the website in the upcoming weeks for information.
Spring Break / Closing
We concluded the PTO meeting with wishes for a happy and healthy Spring Break, which begins April 29th. We will see you back in school on May 8th when classes resume.
A short break for coffee refills and then the meeting was turned over to Mr. Kakaris for the budget presentation.