Today’s virtual backpack includes:
- Reflections Reception Invitation/ RSVP
- Holiday Shop Volunteer Sign Up
All are welcome to attend our monthly PTA meeting on Thursday, November 17 @ 5:30 pm in the Auditorium! At the conclusion of the PTA meeting, there will be a time to view the amazing artwork submitted by our talented Apperson students, followed by the Reflections Reception and Award Presentation! All families are encouraged to attend! Pizza and refreshments will be served – please RSVP by returning the flyer so that we have the correct amount of food!
We are also in need of volunteers for our upcoming Holiday Shop! Please complete and return the flyer if you would like to help. This is a really fun event! Every classroom will have a chance to visit the shop – scheduled times for each class will be announced soon. Just a reminder, you must have your district volunteer badge to help at this event.
PTA Reflections is a national art contest open to students of all grades and abilities. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?” Students may create an original work of art in the following categories: visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and film production. Submissions are due November 9th. All participants receive an award – select entries will be chosen to advance to the next level of judging. Last year, one of our Apperson students received a National Award of Excellence from the National PTA for his literature piece! We are so proud of all of our All-Star Apperson artists! To request an application packet or for more information, contact Gigi at email@example.com or return the flyer that was sent home with your student.
The deadline to turn in Box Tops for the Fall Collection Drive is November 1st! Make sure to include your student’s name and room number so that their classroom receives credit! Top class receives a PIZZA PARTY! Room 26 is currently in the lead with 450, Room 25 is in second place with 275. Which classroom will blast to the top?
Need another collection sheet? Print one out here: boxtops-collection-sheet-2016-2017
The annual Apperson Fall Festival is this Saturday, October 15 from 11 am to 3 pm. We are still in need of volunteers! Please contact Kali at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help! Adult shifts are one hour and student shifts are only 30 minutes (4th and 5th grade students only). We can not run this amazing event without volunteers.
We are now accepting donations for the Fall Festival cake walk – please drop off any cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, etc. in the office or at the morning valet tomorrow! The more donations we receive, the longer the game lasts on Saturday!
The 5th grade is holding a recycling drive at the Fall Festival – bring a bag of at least 50 crushed cans to the 5th grade booth and get an exclusive recycling Tiger Tag! Please also look for the recycling bin during the Festival when disposing of your empty soda cans and water bottles! All proceeds go to the 5th grade fund.
Skip the lines on Saturday and purchase your Fall Festival activity wristbands tomorrow before school at the Day Street gate or after school at the Woodward gate. Wristbands are $5 and include unlimited access to all carnival games, prizes, crafts, photo booth, inflatables, and cake walk.
There will be lots to see and do at the Fall Festival – be sure to check out the PTA booth where you can become a member of the PTA for only $8 and also purchase Apperson t-shirts and sweatshirts for the whole family. We will have Tiger Tags on sale for $1 each, pumpkins for sale for $3 or 2 for $5 (while supplies last), and a variety of drinks and snacks for sale at the 5th grade snack bar (cash only). The 5th grade is also selling gently used Halloween costumes for only $3 each!!! Don’t forget to visit our many local vendors and purchase lunch or dessert from Carl’s Jr and Nitropod Ice Cream.
Everyone is encouraged to wear their costumes to the Fall Festival – there will be a costume parade at 12:00 pm – meet at the DJ booth to participate. Please no weapons or masks. Costume prizes will be given out in several categories!
We look forward to seeing you all at the festival!
Here are just a few quick reminders for this week!
- Yearbook Committee Meeting – Thursday, October 6 @ 11:00 am in the Workroom. Please join us if you would like to help with this year’s yearbook! All are welcome. We will need lots of parents to help with taking pictures, laying out pages in the book, etc. Come learn more and find out how you can get involved.
- 5th Grade Yearbook Cover Art – All submissions for the yearbook cover are due tomorrow. This is open to 5th graders only. Mrs. Paige will be collecting all cover artwork tomorrow following the yearbook meeting. Artwork will be on display at the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15 – be sure to come and vote for your favorite one!!
- Halloween Costume Donations – We are now collecting new/gently used Halloween costume donations. Please drop them off at the Valet Gate on Day Street in the morning, or leave them in the office marked “PTA Fall Festival”. All donated costumes will be for sale at the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15 – proceeds from the sale will go to the 5th grade fund.
This is just a reminder that there will be a meeting for all 5th grade parents on Friday, September 30 at 8:15 am in the Parent Center to discuss the 5th grade field trip, end of the year picnic, and fundraising ideas. If you are unable to attend, please email us at email@example.com with your name, email address, student’s name, and room number so that we can send you all the information discussed. Thank you!
We hope your students are enjoying participating in our 2nd annual Apperson PTA Read-a-thon! Make sure you are keeping track of all minutes read on your Reading Tracker. The last day to record minutes read for the Read-a-thon is Friday, September 30. Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to sponsor your student by making a flat donation or a donation per minute read. You can find an email template here. Donations are accepted by credit card through PayPal on our website at www.appersonpta.com/readathon – you do NOT need a PayPal account to make a donation. This is a great way to collect donations from out of town family and friends! Turn in your Pledge Form, Reading Tracker, and all donations received by Wednesday, October 5.
All students who participate will receive a Read-a-thon Tiger Tag! Everyone who reads the suggested goal for his/her grade will be entered into a raffle! Special Reader Leader Tiger Tags for the student in each classroom with the most minutes read and the most pledges collected!
Thanks for your continued support!
Questions? Contact Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.