On behalf of the ASW PTO, I would like to welcome you to a new year at the school. I am Rupali Dua, an Indian, married to Sachin and a mother of two boys. Our older son, Pranit, graduated from ASW 2 years back, and is now studying at NYU. Aarit will be a Junior at ASW this year.
We moved to Warsaw in 2019 when my husband took up an assignment in Poland with the American bank he works for. This was our first international assignment and I’m happy we landed in this beautiful country – a land of striking beauty, strong culture and amazing people! This is our 5th year in Warsaw, and at ASW and we couldn’t be happier.
Having pursued my professional interests for over 12 years, in the areas of Training & Consulting, I’m now a full-time mom, a homemaker, and an active parent volunteer at ASW. I enjoy meeting new people and having meaningful conversations.
In the first year of being at ASW, while the boys settled well in school, I began to associate myself with various PTO projects. I enjoyed being the Grade Representative for my older one’s class that year. That encouraged me to join the PTO Board the year after and commit more of my time and energy to this wonderful community. I continue to be on the PTO team this year as well, 4th year in a row, because I love doing what we do - working together as a team, building a stronger community, and bringing joy and happiness to everyone.
The different perspectives, ideas, and experiences that a diverse community such as ours brings is truly an asset. Despite our cultural differences, I realize that we have a lot to draw from each other’s bank of knowledge, love, and compassion. Together, we find creative ways of doing things, while continuing to trust and respect each other.
Everything we do is based on volunteers and we are looking to you to help make a difference. I invite you to volunteer your time and energy to the various PTO events we organize through the year, and share your thoughts and suggestions with us. You will hear about the various events being planned, in our monthly PTO coffee mornings as well as through weekly eNotes and other social media (Facebook, Instagram). As they say – Many hands make light work.
Our main objective is to make the school year enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers and parents. I’m very confident that together we will be able to achieve this.
I look forward to seeing you at school, meetings, coffee mornings and different events. Please feel free to call or message and I will be very happy to chat with you. All we need is a good cup of tea/coffee along with conversations and lots of laughter!
PTO President 2022-23