PTO Voiceblast 09-14-2014
Good evening, this is Allison Rekrut, your PTO President with your weekly announcements.
I have a lot of info to share. If you’ve seen our Pledge Drive thermometer, you will know that our Van Gogh families have raised OVER $23,000! This money is crucial to giving our students all the support they need to succeed in school. Thank you for giving so generously! Let’s keep going so we can not only reach our goal of $25, 000 but exceed it! Every dollar goes directly back to our students!
Tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 15th, we will be kicking off the Spelling Challenge. The students will receive spelling words for them to study and a pledge sheet. Please help them raise money for the school while they build their spelling skills. Money will be due on test day, Friday, September 26th. Any student who brings in $20 in pledges will receive a free Menchie’s coupon.
The day is finally here…Councilmember Mitch Englander will be attending our morning assembly, tomorrow, Sept. 15th! I am enthusiastically asking all parents to attend…. He is a champion of Van Gogh so let’s show him our appreciation!
All enrichment classes begin this week, including Orchestra. It is not too late to sign up so turn your form in to the office or sign up online at friendsofvangogh.com! Please note a correction to the Enrichment flyer…Sky High dance is on Wednesdays & Mathemagic & Clay Class will be on Thursdays.
Our Birthday Club is up and running! When you donate $25 to the Birthday Club, Ms. Barille, our librarian, will purchase at least 1 hardcover, library approved book to be used for years to come. The book is chosen based upon your child’s reading interests. A label is placed in the book acknowledging the birthday student. Your child will also get to check this book out of the library before all others. In addition, your $25 donation entitles you to a 25 word birthday message to your child which will be put into the monthly newsletter. What an exciting way to acknowledge your child’s special day! A flyer will be going home in this week’s Wednesday envelope. If you have any questions contact Ms. Barille.
Speaking of birthdays, we are strongly encouraging everyone to celebrate in a heathy way. You can do this by sending in a healthier treat, such as fruit, or sugar-free snacks. You can also send in non-edible goodies such as pencils or stickers. A classroom book is always fun. If we all work together, everyone wins!
Switching gears... This Thursday, & Friday, Sept. 18th & 19th are shortened days with dismissal at 1:35
Our 1st Movie Day is this Friday, Sept. 19th, from 1:45-3:30. $5 will get you admission to watch The Lego Movie, a bag of popcorn, & a bottle of water. Licorice will also be on sale during the movie and Vincenzo’s Pizza will be on sale immediately following the movie for $2 a slice. Students can buy their tickets early on Friday, during lunch, by the flagpole or at the auditorium after school.
Want a midweek break from preparing dinner? Wednesday, Sept. 17th, is our 2nd Dine-Out Night. Visit Pieology anytime on this day and Van Gogh receives 20% of the total bill! At our Chuck E Cheese Dine Out night last month, we raised over $400. I, personally, think these events are a win-win for my family. I get a break & the school receives money!
Congratulations to our newly elected leadership councilmembers Yasaman Radmehr, Lata Mathrani-Larrabure, & Nicolle Steiner! We are excited to have you as an integral part of the decision-making process here at Van Gogh!
Save the Date! Saturday, Oct. 4th is our 1st Van Gogh Beautification Day! Join us from 8am-12pm, as we clean up our school. Kona Ice has generously offered to give any students who come to help out, a free Kids Kona. You will receive more info as we get closer to the event.
Thank you and have a tremendous week!
For the audio message - CLICK HERE
For archive from past weeks - CLICK HERE