Reflections Showcase Opportunity

Our Reflections participants who entered in Visual Arts or Literature have an opportunity to showcase their work!

If you are interested, please bring your student’s art or literature entries to school on Tuesday, February 14.  Please include Student’s Name, School, Teacher, and Grade on the back of the submissions.  If you have the Reflections applications still on the artwork that would be helpful!

The Local District Northeast Art and Lit Fair is on March 18 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at San Fernando High School, 11133 O’Melveny Ave., San Fernando.

Contact Gigi with any questions at

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Virtual Backpack 2/2/17

Today’s virtual backpack includes:

  • February PTA Newsletter – click here
  • Box Tops Spring Collection Flyer
  • Yearbook Sponsorship Flyer
  • Yearbook Pawprints Order Form
  • Yearbook Order Form
  • Jog-A-Thon Flyer/ Volunteer Sign Up – click here
  • Jog-A-Thon Pledge Form and Permission Slip – click here

It’s a busy time at Apperson!  Be sure to read the Apperson PTA newsletter to stay up to date on all that is happening.  The Jog-A-Thon is just around the corner – next Friday to be exact!  Start collecting pledges now and turn in all donations by Friday, February 10th.  Friends and family can also make a donation online at – look for the “Sponsor a Jog-A-Thoner” link at the top of the page.  Make sure to sign and return the permission slip so that your child can participate in this fun event with his/her class, regardless of the amount of donations collected.  If you would like to volunteer at this event, please return the volunteer slip – a district volunteer badge is required.

Please join us for this month’s PTA meeting on February 16 @ 8:15 am – we will be holding elections for next year’s PTA board.  We hope to see you there!

Yearbooks are on sale now – the first 50 books are going fast and will most likely be sold out by tomorrow.  The rest of the books will be sold for $25 each and include free personalization through February 24th.  It’s also time to order your Pawprints for the yearbook – we have many options to choose from!  See the flyers for all the details.

Krispy Kreme Order Pick Up Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to pick up your Krispy Kreme orders tomorrow, Thursday, December 15! We will be outside the Day Street gate (at the valet drop off) from 7:30-8:00 am and outside the auditorium/holiday show from 8:00-8:30 am. We will have a limited number of extra donuts to sell – $10 for a box of one dozen delicious glazed donuts!!! Cash only. Thank you for supporting the Apperson 5th graders!

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Virtual Back Pack – 11/15/16

BACKPACK3Today’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.reflections-invite holiday-shop-volunteer-sign-up

Virtual Backpack and Reminders 11/2/16

BACKPACK3A few reminders for this week:

Friday, November 4 is “Twin Day” sponsored by the Apperson Student Council.  There is also an Awards Assembly on the yard at 8 am.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Reflections artwork is due next Wednesday, November 9th.  Contact if you have any questions.

Today’s virtual backpack includes:

  • Tiger Tag Flyer
  • 5th Grade Yard Sale Fundraiser – this weekend!!!
  • November PTA Newsletter

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Reflections Art Contest

PTAReflectionsPTA 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 or return the flyer that was sent home with your student.


Box Tops Deadline – November 1st

captureThe 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


Fall Festival Reminders

fall_festival_3The 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 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!