The Miner PTO wishes to express its gratitude to People. Animals. Love. for the three years of after school services provided to Miner’s students, families, and community. PAL has been vital part of our school family since the 2016-2017 school year and we are disheartened to see PAL depart.
PAL brought to Miner a much more structured and rigorous program and curriculum than what existed here before, but one that was also fun, engaging, and focused on the animal world! It has been wonderful to see the joy on students’ faces during the various assemblies with special animal guests - even the scaly ones! And students have loved the opportunity to observe and care for their classroom pets in the “PAL Room.”
Over the years there have been a few bumps, but PAL has worked sincerely with parents and administrators to resolve any issues. But by far the feedback has been positive from students and parents alike, and PAL has really made a difference in so many lives.
The PTO would like to thank past PAL managers Ms. Knudsen and Mr. Greer, and current Miner site director Ms. Branch for their dedication, service, and leadership. The heart of PAL is the teachers, who have been wonderful and loved by our students. We’re especially grateful for Mr. Okesie, a PAL teacher so well loved by older students that he has served as a long-term classroom substitute teacher this year in the 5th grade!
We wish PAL good fortune in their core mission of sharing the love of animals with those in special need, and thank them again for their time with us here as part of the Miner family!
- Miner Parent Teacher Organization