Letters to the Editor, May 25-27, 2011 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, May 25-27, 2011

Donors helped PTA spoil the staff

Editor:

Trailside Elementary School had a great Staff Appreciation Week thanks to many local businesses who were very generous in their donations. Special thanks go out to the St. Regis Hotel, Hotel Park City, Starbucks, and Cupcakes by LuAnn. We couldn’t have spoiled the staff with out you. Thank you for your support. We love Trailside!

Lesa Peers

Park City

Treatment was royal from Trailside PTA

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Editor:

The "island oasis" was heaven on earth,

We gladly spent lunch at the ocean.

The next day we dined on the healthiest fare,

With choices to keep us in motion!

And then came the gift cards and letters galore~

The thank-yous were so sweetly written!

We know that our parents would "give us the moon"

Just know that we’re equally smitten!

On Wednesday the cuisine was quite "molto buono"~

We laughed and enjoyed every plateful.

The treatment was ROYAL from our PTA

And we really could not be more grateful!

A lovely massage day awaited us next,

Our breakfast was tasty and filling.

We cannot express much more gratitude here

For your being so wonderfully willing!

Most gratefully,

Alison Vallejo

On behalf of the Trailside Elementary staff

Dumpsters are not for recyclables

Editor:

Congrats to Park City for providing the big Dumpsters so that the accumulated winter trash can be disposed of. Shame on many citizens who dispose of perfectly recyclable material in these dumpsters, i.e., cardboard, glass, wood and any metal. Our centrally located recycling center makes it so easy. It also helps them defray the cost of operating this very special nonprofit. Remember, if we keep throwing stuff in the landfill, then taxes are going to go up to start a whole new one and it will not be easy or cheap!

Jerry Wenner

Park City

‘Ed’ was the big winner Saturday

Editor:

On behalf of the Park City School District and the Board of Education, I want to thank and congratulate all those responsible for the success of "Running and Walking with Ed." It was amazing to see the community participate in such a fun event that benefits all the students in our district. The money raised from this event goes directly back into our schools in the form of teachers grants, many of which previously have incubated some of our most successful programs.

I especially want to thank Abby McNulty, Joanna Chesley, Tim Chesley and Kim Deimling for the many countless hours they dedicated to making this event so special. There were volunteers on the course and at the fieldhouse and I want them to know how much we appreciate their efforts. Lastly, I want to thank all the schools that set up the exchanges for the runners. The efforts that you took to make the exchanges fun and lively were truly appreciated.

Moe Hickey

President, Park City School Board

Huge turnout for ‘Cata’s List’ drive

Editor:

"Become a Catalyst — Join Cata’s List," the marrow-donor registration drive held at the Park City Ice Arena on Sunday, was a resounding success. The goal was to recruit 75 new donors to the BeTheMatch registry. After processing over 160 applicants, we ran out of supplies and diverted the rest of the participants to the online drive. This turnout was unprecedented, exceeded my wildest dreams, and amazed the representative from the National Marrow Donor Program.

A personal appearance by Catalina Ritzinger and her entire family was certainly the highlight of the event. The continued support of ski-jumping phenom Lindsey Van also helped call attention to this vital mission. Kudos to the Park City Municipal Corporation, Park City Ice Arena, and Park City Racquet Club for their unwavering support. Another shout of appreciation to our title sponsor: the Leavitt Group of Wasatch/Summit Insurance Agency, joined with Met Life Insurance.

My friends, teammates on the Park City Predators, the local hockey community, and the citizens of Park City all deserve recognition for their powerful support of this drive. I’ll never be able to thank you enough, but I will try at least once more. Park City, thank you for becoming catalysts. You rock!

Lisa J. Ruskin, MD

Event organizer

Sponsors supported Race for Ed runners

Editor:

What a beautiful day for a cause dear to all of us. We would like to say thank you to our wonderful sponsors for allowing us to participate in the Race for Ed — Curb It Recycling, Flinders Realty, The UPS Store and our own Trailside PTA. A special thanks goes to Kim Deimling for helping us all!

Merci from the Trailside Femmes.

Becky Brady

Park City