PTO Important Dates for September 2021
- Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Dessert Day
- Sept. 17: Special Lunch-Papa John’s Pizza
- Sept. 17: Yearbook Photo Contest Due
- Sept. 13-24: Spirit Wear Sale
- Sept. 24: PTO GENERAL PUBLIC Meeting (Room Parents and Committee Leads encouraged to attend, all others welcome)
It was such a wonderful first day full of hugs and happy eyes! The PTO welcome arch was a hit!
We are looking forward to the year ahead, but we can’t achieve all we have planned without YOU! Please volunteer!
ROOM PARENTS NEEDED
The PTO sponsors three class holiday parties per year. Most of the details and logistics are arranged and funded by the PTO. Room parents coordinate the actual party. There are also two to three additional parent volunteers who help to run the party with the room parents. Tasks include selecting a craft or activity, and possibly a game or two. Snacks are reimbursed by the PTO.
If you have multiple kids and can’t lead all three parties for one of them, please talk to a friend, who will co-room parent with you, and you can alternate parties between other classrooms.
It’s the most fun way to spend time with your child in his or her classroom. Consider joining as a room parent or party volunteer.
Go to MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT to sign up!
The following classes risk not having holiday parties this year. Don’t let your kids miss out!
1 - Kolpak
1 - Zimmerman
2 - Matulef
2 - Jacobson
3 - Gorodiski
3 - Hanes
4 - Wooster
4 - Diaz
5 - Abad
5 - Carley
5 - Perales
SEPTEMBER 17: YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST DEADLINE
This year’s theme is “Life Begins When You Get Back Up.”
The kids read the book "After the Fall" by Dan Santat (read aloud video here), the story of how Humpty Dumpty got up again. Think about what that means to you and get creative! Submissions are due to your teacher or the front office by September 17!
Don’t forget to include your name and grade. All drawings must be vertical.
SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 24
We are hosting a public PTO General Meeting where you can learn more about what we do. All current volunteers are encouraged to attend. Also, all committee leads should attend. Anyone interested in meeting the current board and asking questions, please join us.
More details to follow on social media and in the future blogs!
This is the nifty app or website that the PTO uses for all that we do! Make sure your account is set up and that your kids’ teachers are selected.
Email our Operations Secretary Kelly at [email protected] with any questions.
See MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT to sign up for Dessert Day, Special Lunch, Spirit Wear, Classroom Volunteers, Room Parent and Committee Volunteers, and much more!
Returning Users MUST verify your Family/Student Information before you are able to continue!
BE SURE TO UPDATE YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER WITH YOUR NEW 2021-2022 TEACHER ASSIGNMENT. We rely on this information!
Download the MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT APP.
PLANNING COMMITTEE VACANCIES
We still don’t have enough volunteers to continue with all we have planned for this year!
Please make sure you check in to Membership Toolkit and join one of the PTO planning committees.
There are lots of vacancies and we don’t want to have to cancel events and activities if we are short volunteers. Sadly, prior years and other district schools have had to cancel opportunities for our kids due to low family involvement. Please get involved, and help the kids and school staff have a more enriching educational experience.
o Yearbook - Co-Chair and Committee Members
o Conference Meals – 2 Co-Chairs
o Book Fair – 2 Co-Chairs
o Fall Festival – 2 Co-Chairs and Volunteers
o 5th Grade Party – 2 Co-Chairs
o 5th Grade Night Out – Chair and Members
o End of Year Celebration – 2 Co-Chairs
o Cultural Arts Assemblies
o Science Fair
o Parents Night Out
REPEAT: JOIN YOUR KIDS AT SCHOOL BY VOLUNTEERING
Some of the favorite kids’ experiences hosted by the PTO are Dessert Days and Special Lunch Days. We are finally able to have parents in the building volunteering again, so please make sure you sign up for your volunteering days so you can get your hugs on with your kiddos IN PERSON! Just go to Membership Toolkit and SIGN UP!
Dessert Day Sign Ups are still available!
REPEAT: AVOID THE LOST AND FOUND!
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