I'll start with the fundraiser. Tanya Thompson really did an awesome job organizing and communicating to parents and teachers about deadlines (and ducks!). We'll give exact numbers at the November PTO meeting, but I will just say that we have less students this year and we made more money than ever! Thank you to all of the parents and their kids that got out there and sold! We are really excited to buy the climbing wall and we know the students are even more pumped than we are! Don't forget that this Wednesday (10/23) is the day for product pick up from 2-6pm at the school. We do need some more volunteers to help with that. Please consider signing up for a shift on our Doodle Poll! (See below.)
Next, I want to pat Erica Johnson on the back. She did a fabulous job organizing and setting up the conference meals. (I still think the fall leaves gave it that extra touch! lol) I don't have the names of everyone that contributed, but I do want to say a HUGE thanks to all that made soups and bars for our teachers! I heard more than one person say that they thought it was the best conference meals ever! Way to go!!!
Last, but certainly not least, are the Book fair chairs and their committee. They really knocked it out of the park! Kriste Briest and Laura Hjelseth went all out as the committee co-chairs. They decorated the library and wore costumes and transformed our Book Fair into the Reading Oasis! Their passion for reading was contagious because we had record breaking sales, with over $4,200 on the first day! We get a percentage of those sales in scholastic dollars, which we then use to stock our school library and individual classroom libraries! We had lots of volunteers that ran the registers and restocked shelves and we couldn't have done it with out you!!! Once again, thank you, parents, for not only supporting our Book Fair, but for supporting and encouraging your children's love for reading!
This shout out wouldn't be complete if I didn't include the Family Science Night planning committee! Even though the Family Science Night isn't until November (Nov. 7th 5:30-7:30), they have been hard at work this month with all of the behind the scenes stuff that will make this night ROCK! Susan Duffy, along with her incredible team, are planning a really exciting evening for 1st and 2nd graders and their families. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this free event!
Thank you guys for truly being an All Star PTO!!! I am honored to serve along side each of you!