This year’s Read-a-thon will run from September 18 through September 29, 2017. Collect pledges, read, read, read and then turn in all donations by October 4 in order to be eligible for a prize! Go to www.appersonpta.com/readathon for all of the details and a sample email template that you can use to send to family and friends to ask for their support! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall Festival is just over a month away! Please join us in the Parent Center on Thursday, September 14 at 8:15 am for a committee planning meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend. There are many ways that you can help in the planning process. No experience necessary! Interested in helping, but can’t make it to the meeting? Contact Kali at email@example.com.
The Wild West Book Fair is wrapping up this week – students can come back to the Book Fair to shop on Tuesday, September 12 during their recess or lunch, and the Book Fair will also be open after school during Back to School Night from 4:30 pm – 6:40 pm for parents to come purchase books. (Remember, Back to School night will offer two identical sessions for you to meet your student’s teachers in their classrooms from 5:30 -6:00 pm and 6:10 – 6:40 pm – the Book Fair will be open one hour early for you to shop!) All of the teachers have made “wish lists” of books that they would like to have in their classrooms. Please consider purchasing a book from these “wish lists” and donating it to the teacher’s class. Look for the display or ask one of the book fair volunteers for more info. Lastly, you can purchase books online through September 15 – http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3726712. All books ordered online will be shipped to the school for free and delivered to your student at the end of the fair.
Just a reminder, Picture Day is this Friday, September 15th! 🙂
Have you signed up for the Ralphs Community Contributions Program? You must renew your contribution every year after September 1st. If you have a Ralphs rewards card, all you need to do is log in to your account (or create one) at www.ralphs.com and add Apperson Elementary School PTA under the “Community Contributions” section. After you are enrolled, every time you shop with your rewards card, Apperson PTA will receive a donation from Ralphs. Need help registering? Call 1-800-443-4438.
Today’s virtual backpack includes:
- Dodger Day Ticket Order
- Penny Wars Flyer
The Scholastic Book Fair is now open! Each classroom will be visiting the fair – to find out when your student’s class is going, click here. Students can also visit the Book Fair again on Tuesday, September 12th during recess and lunch. Parents will be able to shop at Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 12th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. You can also shop online and all books will be delivered to school for FREE at the end of the fair. Click here to shop now!
Do you or anyone you know shop at Ralphs? Ralphs is committed to giving back to our community. The Ralphs Community Contribution Program was designed to make fundraising the easiest in town by simply using your Ralphs rewards Card. You must renew your enrollment every year, starting September 1st. Please take a moment to register your Ralphs rewards Card to support Apperson! Simply go to www.ralphs.com and “Sign In” to your account. If you do not have an account, click “Create an Account” and follow the easy steps. Once you are logged in, click on your name/valued customer and select “My Account”. Edit information as needed. Scroll down to “Community Rewards” and click on “Enroll”. Search for Apperson Street Elementary PTA #94755 – click the circle to the left of the organization name and click “Enroll” to finish the enrollment process. Please tell your family and friends who shop at Ralphs to support our school! If you do not have access to a computer or an email address, you can also call 1-800-443-4438 and they will be happy to link your rewards card or phone number to our organization. Thanks for your support!
The teachers have signed up to bring their classes to the Book Fair at the following times:
Tuesday, September 5:
8:30 am – 8:50 am – Mrs. Martinez-Baxter
9:00 am – 9:20 am – Mrs. Mejia
10:10 am – 10:30 am – Mr. Eng
10:40 am – 11:00 am – Mrs. Dien
11:10 am – 11:30 am – Mrs. Delgado
Wednesday, September 6:
10:10 am – 10:30 am – Mrs. Harris
10:40 am – 11:00 am – Ms. Rock
11:10 am – 11:30 am – Mrs. Thompson
Thursday, September 7:
8:30 am – 8:50 am – Ms. Moultrie
9:30 am – 9:50 am – Mrs. Kim
10:10 am – 10:30 am – Mr. Gonzalez
10:40 am – 11:00 am – Ms. Bradley
11:10 am – 11:30 am – Mrs. Casey
Friday, September 8:
9:00 am – 9:20 am – Mrs. Heermann
9:30 am – 9:50 am – Mrs. Crawford
10:10 am – 10:30 am – Mrs. Gonzalez
10:40 am – 11:00 am – Mrs. Reyes
11:10 am – 11:30 am – Mrs. Walker
If you would like your child to purchase a book, please send money with your child on his or her scheduled day. For younger students, parent volunteers will be there to help them choose age appropriate books. You can also preview the selection of books online and send a note with your child with the titles of the books you would like them to purchase, however not all of the books online will be available to purchase at the fair.
Students can shop again on Tuesday, September 12th at recess and lunch. The Book Fair will also be open at Back to School Night from 4:30 pm – 7 pm for parents to shop, and you can also shop online from September 1st through September 16th. Check out our Book Fair page for the link to the online fair – www.appersonpta.com/book-fair
If you would like to volunteer at the Book Fair, please return the volunteer sign up sheet, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers are required to have a district volunteer badge – contact the office for more information on how to apply or to check to see if your badge has arrived.
Saddle up – we hope to see you at the Wild West Book Fair!
Don’t forget to finish up your Science Projects this week and bring them to school on Thursday, April 6th. Still looking for ideas? There are many projects that can be completed in one day! Students should drop off their science project in the Auditorium on Thursday morning. Please make sure the student’s name is visible on the project and attach the “Submission Form” to the back of the project. All projects will be on display in the Auditorium at Open House from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 6th.
Today’s Virtual Backpack includes:
- Family Fun Night – Opportunity Drawing Ticket Order Form
- Family Fun Night – Wienerschnitzel Order Form
- Family Fun Night Flyer
- School Beautification Day Flyer
- Apperson PTA Newsletter – March 2017 (click to read)
- Tiger Tag Flyer
Apperson Street Elementary School is competing for a $10,000 grant to fund Computer Technology for the classrooms, as we work towards becoming a STEAM Magnet. Vote by visiting MyScholarDollars.com. Voting begins March 1, 2017. One vote per email address per day, through March 24!