Welcome back Track 4! Hope you enjoyed your track out.
The next General PTA meting is this coming Tuesday, April 21st, at 7pm in the Learning Commons Area. Join us for an update on the K-2 Playground Project. Mark your calendars for Volunteer Appreciation Night at the May 21st General PTA Meeting. General Election of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors will also be held that night.
Bracelet pre sales will continue for one more week due to the track change. The final date bracelet presales will be accepted in Friday, April 24th. As a result, bracelets will be will sent home a week later, on Tuesday, April 28th.
Vendor tables will be new at the Carnival this year. If you are an independent consultant for a home based company, consider "purchasing" a vendor table at the Carnival to sell your products. Tables will be "sold" for a donation to the silent auction or for a flat fee of $20.00. One consultant per company will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A few tables have already been reserved as a result of our Facebook announcement last week. You must provide your own table, set up, staffing. If you are interested, email AnnMarie Marchese at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your company. Emails will be answered in the order they are received.
MCES and the PTA have many events planned for the upcoming weeks that are in need of parent volunteers.
April 24th-Boosterthon Fun Run for Tracks 1, 2, 4. Parent Volunteers are needed to hand out water.
April 30th- Kindergarten Orientation. The Kindergarten Team needs parent volunteers to help the future MCES Kindergarten students with center type activities in the gym, while their parents attend kindergarten orientation. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084cafa82ca7fa7-kindergarten
May 2nd- Grounds day will be held 9am-12pm. Contact Lori Hohenstein at email@example.com if you can help out that morning.
May 9th- Carnival- The MCES Spring Carnival needs many volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Please consider donating some time to this family fine activity.
May 14th and/or 15th- EOG Proctors are needed for Track 1. Please contact Ms. Woodard at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Grode at email@example.com
MCES also has donation needs. If you have items around the house you need to get rid of, consider donating them to the school.
Clothes- The front office is in need of clothes to give out to students when there is an accident at school and parents are not able to come in and bring clean clothes. Donations of the following items for both boys and girls would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the front office:
Underwear- sizes S, M, L
Elastic Band pants and shorts- S, M, L
T-Shirts- S, M, L
Learning Commons Area- The Learning Commons Area is looking for donations of unwanted games, Legos, and building blocks.
Carnival- Donations for Kid Raffle are still being accepted until May 1st.
Kindergarten - Sweet Treats any candy, pack of gum, lifesavers, lollipops, NERDS, taffy, etc. or will accept bags of the small candy items. Note- 3 rd grade has chocolate!
1 st Grade- Girl Things nail polish, hair ties, socks, Squinkies, bracelets, silly bands, or other jewelry, key chains, etc.
2 nd Grade – Boy Things matchbox cars, baseball cards, keychains, mini –lego sets, silly bands, etc.
3 rd Grade – Chocolate Lovers anything chocolate, kisses, mini Hersheys, M & M’s, regular size candy bars, etc. or will except bags of the small chocolate bars. 4 th Grade – School/Arts and Crafts pencils, pens, fun erasers, box of crayons, mini markers, sticky notes, scissors, stickers, stencils, beads, etc.
5 th Grade Collection – Sport Team Craze – (favorite college or pro team items – pencils, key chains, stickers, magnets, or anything small that you can find with a sport-team logo on it.)
Lastly, the new PTA Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 school year will be elected into office on May 19th. The 2015-2016 roster of Committee Chairs will also be presented. There are still some open positions to fill. Click on the following sign up genius for a description of open positions.
Carnival Book Swap is coming...
Last year at our Spring Carnival, the Book Swap was a huge success! Our goal for this year is for every child to leave the Carnival with a book. Here is how your child can get a book at Carnival on May 9th:
Bring a gently used book to Carnival to exchange for one that's "new to them." It's that easy!
If you have a gently used book your child is ready to part with, please bring it to Carnival and visit us at the book swap table. We will begin with a large selection of donated books, so come anytime during the event to find a great book!