Contact & Connect

Below are the 2020 / 2021 BPO leaders and their contact information. General questions can go to the president, but feel free to reach out to any member with questions. To see contact information for the different programs and events check out the Parent Portal – this area of the site is password protected for BPO members – join us!

Beach Slack Workspace

Please contact your room parent for an invite the Beach Slack Workspace.
 

Our Slack Channels are a way to communicate with the parents within your children’s class, within the grade, and within the school. Your Room Parents are tagged in the class channel and will send communication to you through this class channel. In addition to the class and grade channels we have added additional channels that will support parents and students- we hope you will join the ones that interest you! If you have other ideas for channels – please reach out to us and we can discuss. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

We encourage you to set up your profile (if this is your first foray into Slack) so that your child’s name and teacher are listed. This will enable other parents to see so they know which parent to connect with.

Once you have connected with Slack you should select:

  • Browse Slack
  • Channel Browser
  • Search for Channels

You can select the grade for your child(ren), click “JOIN”, and then you will be added to your respective classes manually by the Beach Slack admins. This may take a little time- so please have patience!

Our Fearless Leaders

Who they are and what they do...

President - Ruchi Medhekar

The role of the President is to lead our organization by harnessing our many active and enthusiastic parents! The President presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and all meetings of the members and has general supervision over the business and affairs of the BPO.

First Vice President - Esti Iturralde

The role of the First Vice President is primarily to prepare for succession in the subsequent year — and in particular to build the slate of parent leaders in the spring of the year before they assume the role of President. The First Vice President is also in charge of BPO membership.

Second Vice President - Tonya Antonucci

The role of the Second Vice President is to help coordinate the Classroom Parents. In 2018-2019, this role is being shared with a non-Executive Board position, the Social Chair. The Second Vice President brings their expertise and knowledge of the President position to advise the Executive Board throughout the year.

Treasurer - Andrew Wendel

The role of the Treasurer is to manage the budget and accounts of BPO. The treasurer takes checks to BPO and writes checks from BPO and assures that any expenses are within budgeted parameters.

Assistant Treasurer - John Jobst

The role of the President is to lead our organization by harnessing our many active and enthusiastic parents! The President presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and all meetings of the members and has general supervision over the business and affairs of the BPO.

Recording Secretary - Holly Bybee

The role of the recording secretary is to record the minutes of the meeting and update the website with them after the meeting.

Corresponding Secretary - Meredith Fowlie

The role of Corresponding Secretary is to oversee official Board communications, and to support the Recording Secretary in maintaining the minutes.