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 one, Pranit, graduated from ASW last year and is now headed to university. Aarit will be at ASW in Grade 10 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 has been our first international assignment and we’re happy we landed in this beautiful country – a land of striking beauty, strong culture and amazing people!
Having pursued my professional interests for over 12 years, in the areas of Training & Consulting, I’m now a full time mom and a homemaker. I enjoy meeting new people and having meaningful conversations with them. 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. I continued to be on the PTO team in the last 2 years as well because I enjoyed doing what we do - work together as a team and bring smiles to our children’s faces.
While the past 2 years were unarguably challenging, we learnt a lot - not to give up, to find alternate ways of moving forward, to be creative and above all to trust and respect each other. 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.
Everything we do is based on volunteers and we are looking to you to help make a difference in the lives of our children. I invite you to volunteer your time and energy to the various PTO events we organize through the year, 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.
Hopefully, this year parents will be able to come inside the school premises again, and be able to share a good cup of morning coffee in the cafeteria along with conversations and laughter!
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!
PTO President 2022-23