Apperson Elementary School
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com 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!
Today’s virtual backpack includes:
- Fall Festival Volunteer Sign Up
- October Newsletter
School Beautification Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27, from 8:15 – 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come help!
Wednesday, September 28 is our PTA sponsored “Welcome Back” Teacher/Staff Luncheon. Please bring your food donations no later than 11:00 am on Wednesday. If you are planning to send in food for the luncheon, please return the blue flyer or contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-390-9628 so that we can make sure we have enough of everything. Thank you!