The final PTSA meeting of the 2017-18 school year included a bittersweet celebration that honored PTSA moms with graduating seniors. After upwards of 20 years in the school district, several of these volunteers are graduating out with their last child. The meeting also offered quite the suprise for co-president Jodi Galen – with a lifesize replica of the petite powerhouse volunteer! Pictured (top, from left): PTSA co-president Laurie Okum, Marjaneh Manavi, Jodi Galen (times two!), and Cindy Trost; (bottom, from left): “graduating moms” Rishelle Maman, Dorit Abramov, Doreece Artal, Eddie Rabin, Dagny Dubelko, Dori Kenneally, Fariba Khorshad, Nazy Yadegar, Jodi Galen and Laurie Okum.
Thanks largely to the efforts of El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen to inspire charity on a daily basis in the lives of the K-8 students he is tasked with educating, giving back is now a daily occurrence in the lives of the school’s youngsters five days a week.