Even if you choose not to collect pledges, you can still participate by reading every day through November 30! All participants, regardless of the amount of donations collected, will be entered to win some amazing raffle prizes! So let’s read, read, read!
If you would like to help the Apperson PTA in our fundraising efforts, please consider asking friends and family to sponsor your student, or sponsor them yourself! Any donation amount is appreciated. Donations can be made online with a debit/credit card at www.appersonpta.com/readathon-donation All contributions may be tax deductible. Thank you for your generous support.
When the Read-a-Thon ends, don’t forget to submit your TOTAL MINUTES READ (no later than December 2) at www.tinyurl.com/appersonreadathon in order to be eligible for the raffle prizes!
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Reading!
Did you know that you can support Apperson PTA by shopping at Ralphs and Amazon Smile? Simply add Apperson Street Elementary PTA to your account as your charity of choice and continue shopping as usual.
Go to www.amazonsmile.com and follow the instructions to sign up. Make sure to begin all of your amazon purchase at amazonsmile.com!
Go to www.ralphs.com/account/communityrewards to add Apperson Street Elementary PTA to your account. Then, every time you shop using your Ralphs rewards card, Ralphs will donate a percentage back to our school!
Did you know that Box Tops can be submitted digitally? No more clipping! Simply download the Box Tops app and scan your grocery receipts! www.btfe.com
The 5th Annual Apperson Jog-A-Thon is almost here! Here are a few reminders for our Apperson families:
Collect donations – we accept cash, checks payable to Apperson PTA, and credit card donations online. Check the Jog-A-Thon page (www.appersonpta.com/jog-a-thon) for additional Collection sheets and an email template that you can send to family and friends. The Apperson PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations may be tax deductible.
Turn in the Volunteer Sign-Up slip if you are available to help out on Feb. 22. We will need parents to cheer on our students, tally laps, hand out water, etc.
Turn in all donations on or before Feb. 22. This is a FUN event and every student must turn in a SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP in order to participate with their class. Even if you did not collect donations, please sign and return the pledge form/permission slip.
Remember, all students that participate will receive a participation TIGER TAG! The student who raises the most money and the student who runs the most laps from each class will be presented with an exclusive Tiger Tag and will be announced at the Morning Assembly!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
Due to inclement weather, the Jog-A-Thon has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Monday, February 13, 2017. You may continue to send in donations or ask friends and family to donate online at www.appersonpta.com/jog-a-thon. Please return the SIGNED permission slip/pledge form so that your child can participate. Thank you for your support of this fun event!
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 www.appersonpta.com – 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.