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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Virtual Backpack – 10/10/16

BACKPACK3Today’s Virtual Backpack includes:

  • Fall Festival Invitation
  • Fall Festival – Pop up Tent Flyer
  • Fall Festival Pumpkin Sale
  • Tiger Tag Sale
  • Fall Festival – Cake Walk Flyer
  • Fall Festival – Wristbands Pre-sale
  • Reflections Flyer
  • Student Volunteer Sign Up for Fall Festival – 4th and 5th Grade Students ONLY
  • 5th Grade Snack Bar Donations and Volunteer Sign Ups – 5th Grade Parents/Students ONLY – contact with any questions or to sign up to volunteer!
    Any other parents who would like to volunteer at the Fall Festival, please return this form or contact Kali at

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Virtual Backpack – 9/19/16

BACKPACK3Today’s virtual backpack includes:

  • Fall Festival Vendor Application
  • Aluminum Can Recycling Drive Flyer
  • Read-a-thon Flyers



The Apperson PTA Fall Festival is coming on Saturday, October 15th!  If you or someone you know would like to have a vendor space at the festival, please contact Kali at as soon as possible to reserve your spot!  See flyer below for more information.

The 5th grade committee will be collecting crushed cans at the Fall Festival to help raise money for the 5th grade field trip!  Start saving your cans now – the first 50 people to bring at least 50 cans to the Fall Festival will receive an exclusive recycling Tiger Tag!

The Apperson PTA Read-a-thon has begun!  Ask your family and friends to sponsor you by making a flat donation or a donation per minute read.  Everyone who participates receives a Read-a-thon Tiger Tag!  Prizes will be given for students who read the most minutes and raise the most money.  The Apperson PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations may be tax-deductible.  Visit for more information, to download an email tempate to request donations, to print out  extra forms, or to make a donation online!  Please contact Nelson at with any questions.  Thanks for your support!

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Reminders – 9/15/16

Some students may have received the wrong Emergency Preparedness flyer (intended for Teachers and Staff only).  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Here is the correct flyer that you should have received:

earthquake-flyerThere is still time to order the pre-made kit from SOS – just send in cash or check payable to Apperson PTA for $12, and include your child’s name and room number.  Otherwise, please make your own kit with water, snacks, etc.  All kits are kept in the student’s classroom in case of an emergency (natural disaster, lock-down, etc.).


Don’t forget! Tomorrow, Friday, September 16th is Picture Day!  The school has chosen a new photographer this year – Unfortunately, parent volunteer photos will NOT be taken this year.  Contact the office with any questions regarding Picture Day.

Emergency Preparedness Drive

student-kitIt’s Emergency Preparedness Week at Apperson!

You may purchase a Student Emergency Kit using the attached order form OR make your own using the zip-top bag that was sent home.  All kits will be kept in the student’s classroom and will be returned to you at the end of the school year.  Pre-made kits have a 5 year shelf life so they may be used again the following year(s). There will be room in the kits to add a few extra items, such as a note/picture from home, hygiene items, etc.  By purchasing a kit or making your own, you will be helping our school prepare for disaster.

The Apperson PTA is also collecting non-perishable food items to stock the Emergency Bin on campus.  Check the flyer below for specific donation requests.

We will be cleaning out and organizing the Emergency Bin at our first School Beautification Day on Tuesday, September 27th at 8:15 am.  Mark your calendar – we need lots of volunteers to help!

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Print out the Order Form here: Emergency Kit Order Form

Virtual Backpack – 8/31/16

180119_bookaneer_book_fair_clip_art_logoThe Bookaneer Book Fair is Coming!!!

All classes will visit the Scholastic Book Fair next week.  You should have received a flyer indicating the day/time that your child’s class will be going.  If you are unsure of your child’s assigned time, it is also posted on the book fair website.  Parents will also have the opportunity to shop the book fair at Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 13th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

We are in need of LOTS of VOLUNTEERS to help run this event!  Please sign up to help by returning the flyer, or send us an email at

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