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ESE PTA PACKET 2016-2017 It’s all about the kids! All the information your family needs to stay connected with our Elizabeth Smith Elementary Parent ...
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ESE PTA PACKET 2016-2017

It’s all about the kids! All the information your family needs to stay connected with our Elizabeth Smith Elementary Parent Teacher Association.

PTA Check List Return this page and all completed forms to your child’s teacher. □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □

Join PTA – via joinpta.org or Complete and Return Membership Form Sign up for Kroger Rewards, AmazonSmiles, start collecting Box Tops Complete and return Volunteer Form Complete and return Birthday Poster Order Form Complete and return Birthday Book Club Form Complete and return Spirit Sticks, Key Chain and Car Decal Order Form Complete and return Spirit Wear order form Complete and return Reflections interest form

Make checks payable to ESE PTA Return money in attached envelope with appropriate forms by Wednesday, September 14th.

Total Amount Enclosed $ _________________ You can write ONE check to cover all expenses!

Your homeroom teacher will email this in digital form to you!

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. -Helen Keller

Dear ESE Stallion Families, Welcome back to all returning families and a big Stallion WELCOME to all of our new families. I am so proud and honored to be working with an amazing group of parents this year on the PTA Board. We are so excited about this year and have been working very hard to bring you a great school year. As the new school year begins, we would once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to our ESE students and staff. You membership allows the PTA to raise funds to provide a wide range of activities throughout hte school year. Money that was raised last year through membership and fundraisers was used for ESE Staff Grants and for school improvements as we were able to give $7000 towards new iPads for ESE students. For our PTA to be truly effective and representative of the entire school, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel they cannot participate in the PTA because they cannot come to all of the meetings or be on campus during the day. We want everyone to feel that they are part of the ESE Community. Whether you have 1 hour a month, your ideas, your talents and simply your VOICE is truly needed. We can match any time constraint and interest to needed tasks. There are endless possibilities in ways you can help and we need YOU! By volunteering at our school, you will get to interact with the students, become friends with other parents, and accomplish things that truly make a difference. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. We promise that the time you give to the PTA and the school will be worth your while – and fun! Please consider volunteering as it really does make a difference in the lives of all our students! As we look forward to this upcoming year, I want to give you an overview of what we have planned. We will have PTA meetings on Thursdays at 6:30 pm on the following dates: September 8, October 6, November 17, February 9, April 6 and May 4. We will have free childcare available and provide dinner for the kids. Please join us as we will be hosting various programs and discussing activities we have planned for our ESE community. Huntington Learning Center will be presenting at our first PTA meeting this September so come learn new ways to help your child succeed in school. Here are just a few activities your PTA will be bringing you this year:  All Pro Dad’s – a time for Dad’s or other father figures to spend quality time with their children.  Family Movie Nights – we will be hosting 3 fun-filled family events throughout the year.  Book Fair – be on the lookout for hidden treasures this fall.  Holiday Shop – a time for kids to be able to “shop” for their loved ones.  Breakfast With My Peeps – this was a huge hit last year and will be held again in the spring.  Carnival – this will be on May 13th and we have many new surprises in store! We have 3 fundraisers planned for this year:  Fall – Deanan Gourmet Popcorn sale to raise money for ESE Staff Grants and Family Events.  Winter – Read-A Thon fundraiser to purchase additional books for the library and help reach our school improvement goal.  Spring – World’s Finest Chocolate – Two years ago, we were able to purchase the new playground from these chocolate sales and this year our goal is to purchase a shade for the playset. All our fundraisers are goal-driven and we appreciate all of your support! We can not accomplish any of this without your support! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you at our first PTA meeting on September 8th. Sincerely, Kristi Ferguson, PTA President

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

2016-2017 ESE PTA Board Directory

Email

President

Kristi Ferguson

[email protected]

1st V.P. Membership/Aide

Jessica Waddell

[email protected]

V.P. - Special Programs

Michele Moreno

[email protected]

V.P. - Appreciation

Stacey Walk

[email protected]

V.P. - Room Rep

Rebekah Godbold

[email protected]

Treasurer

Desiree Ford

[email protected]

Secretary

Jennifer Riles

[email protected]

Parliamentarian

Thalassia Mombeleur

[email protected]

Principal

Lea Boiles

[email protected]

Birthday Posters

Paola Anaf

[email protected]

Book Fair

Carrie Vines

[email protected]

Box Top Coordinator

Beth Haithcock

[email protected]

Budget and Finance

Desiree Ford

[email protected]

Bulletin Board

Beth Haithcock

[email protected]

Carnival

Latoya Savoie

[email protected]

Clothes Closet

Rebecca Scranton

[email protected]

Copy Room Coordinator

Candy Hill

[email protected]

Corporate Incentives

Margo Conrad

[email protected]

Council Delegate

Executive Board

[email protected]

Family Breakfast

Desiree Ford

[email protected]

Family Events

Kat Sityar

[email protected]

Fourth Grade Events

Kara Harbison

[email protected]

Health and Safety

Sharon Austin

[email protected]

Holiday Shop

Leigh Ann Robinson

[email protected]

Newsletter

Sonya Wickel

[email protected]

Reflections

Julie Jackson

[email protected]

School Supplies

Virginia Seely

[email protected]

Spirit Sales/Stallion Friday

Amy Titus

[email protected]

Spirit Wear

Faith Turner

[email protected]

Staff/Teacher Recognition

Virginia Seely

[email protected]

Staff Representative

Megan Menefee

[email protected]

Valgrams

Beth Haithcock

[email protected]

Volunteer Coordinator

Jessica Waddell

[email protected]

Yearbook - Creative

Jennifer Riles

[email protected]

Yearbook- Sales

Rebekah Godbold

[email protected]

ESE - PTA 2016-2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS DATE

EVENT

SEPTEMBER 8- Thursday

PTA Executive Board Meeting 5:45-6:30 PTA General Meeting 6:30-7:30 with Program - Huntington Learn. Cen.

13- Tuesday

Room Rep Meeting

15- Thursday

Spirit Wear Orders due

16- Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-7:55 am-Library

16- Friday

Stallion Spirit Friday

26 - Monday

Stallion Stampede Pep Rally

OCTOBER 7- Friday

Stallion Stampede

6-14

Book Fair

12-26

Deanan Popcorn Fundraiser - to benefit Grants and Family Programs/Events

14- Friday

Family Event - Lego Movie/Lego building

21- Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-7:55 am -Library

21-Friday

Stallion Spirit Friday

21- Friday

Reflections Entry Form Due

24-28 Mon-Fri

Red Ribbon Week

27- Thursday

Box Tops for the Fall Submission

NOVEMBER 11-Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-7:55 am-Library

14- Monday

Clothes Closet Volunteer Day

14- Monday

Spirit Night at Spring Creek

17 Thursday

PTA Executive Board Meeting 5:45-6:30 PTA General Meeting 6:30-7:30 with Program

18- Friday

Stallion Spirit Friday

DECEMBER 2-Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-7:55 am -Library

5-9 Mon-Fri

Holiday Shop

8- Thursday

Family Holiday Event with Holiday Shop open for parents to shop with students

16- Friday

Holiday Class Parties

JANUARY 12- Thursday

Reflections Showcase

13- Friday

Stallion Spirit Friday

20-Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-7:55 am -Library

Jan 20-Feb 2

Read - A- Thon Fundraiser- to benefit our Library and School Improvements

FEBRUARY 9 - Thursday

PTA –Executive Board Meeting - 5:45 -6:30 PTA – General Meeting - 6:30-7:30 Nominating Committee Formed/ Program

14 - Tuesday

Valgrams Delivery

17- Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-8:00 am -Library

23- Thursday

Box Tops for the Spring Submission

MARCH 3- Friday

Family Event - Movie Night Secret Life of Pets/Community Pet Care

10 - Friday

Spring Class Parties

24- Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-7:55 am -Library

24- Friday

Stallion Spirit Friday

March 30April 13

World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser- to benefit the purchase of a cover for the play area

APRIL 6- Thursday

12 & 13

PTA –Executive Board Meeting - 5:45 -6:30 PTA – General Meeting - 6:30-7:30 Elections/ Program Breakfast with my Peeps

28- Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-7:55 am -Library

28- Friday

Stallion Spirit Friday

MAY 1-5 Mon - Fri

Teacher Appreciation Week

4- Thursday

PTA –Executive Board Meeting - 5:45-6:30 PTA – General Meeting -6:30-7:30

13- Saturday

Carnival

26-Friday

All Pro Dad’s 7:15-8:00 am -Library

26- Friday

Stallion Spirit Friday

31- Wednesday

4th grade end of year party

Ways To Support Our School Elizabeth Smith PTA is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program! After you sign-up, or re-enroll each school year, every time you use your Kroger Plus Card, you can earn money for the kids and teachers at ESE! Please follow the included instructions, and take a minute to link, or re-link, your Kroger Card with the Community Rewards Program. www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization. Once you are linked, you can start earning rewards immediately for our school. Remember, you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each eligible purchase to count. Plus cards must be re-linked each school year! Please pass this information along to friends, family members and neighbors too!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to PTA Texas Congress Elizabeth Smith Elementary PTA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Click on the link and sign up. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1069516

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn money. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. This year, our goal is to earn $1200! To help our school, just look for pink Box Top coupons, clip them and send them to school in an envelope or sandwich bag. There will be a collection envelope in each classroom. It’s that easy! Be sure to keep the expiration date intact or we won’t receive credit for them. REWARDS will be given to the 3 classrooms that collect the most Box Tops throughout the year! First deadline will be October 27th Start clipping and sending those Box Tops to school.

PTA SPONSORED: BRICKS 4 KIDZ Thursdays 3:30-4:30 To register online, please visit the website https://my.bricks4kidz.com Space is limited…sign up now!

MISD Clothes Closet Hours of operation: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 1016 Magnolia Street Suite D Building #600 Mansfield, TX 76063

Contact: Desiree Thomas at 817-692-5181 What are some specific ways I can help the MISD Clothes Closet? Your support helps us continue the great work of the MISD Clothes Closet. You can help by sending in donations, volunteering at the Clothes Closet and/or participating in the World Wear Project. Do you need help getting school clothes for your children? Please visit the Council of PTA's Clothes Closet. We are located in the portable building between Erma Nash Elementary and R.L. Anderson Stadium. We are the only portable in the parking lot on the visitor's entrance of R.L. Anderson Stadium. Do you need school supplies? The MISD Clothes Closet has school supplies for any MISD Student in need. Parents will need to contact the nurse or counselor at the school their child attends to receive a voucher for school supplies. Each child needs their own school voucher. More information on specific donations needed will be going home soon!

Ese Yearbook Needs you! Please send in your pictures to: [email protected]

What do you send? Pictures of your kiddos doing all the things they love at Elizabeth Smith throughout the year.

I Want you.... To send in pictures

Please be sure to send pictures in their ORIGINAL SIZE if sending by phone. Open your email and add your picture as an attachment. Include your name and child’s name as well as their grade level(s). THANKS SO MUCH!

Birthday Book Club What is Birthday Book Club? It is a way to celebrate your child’s birthday by donating a book to the ESE Library in your child’s name. In addition to adding a book to the library, it offers your child a unique way to leave a lasting legacy at Elizabeth Smith. Each child will choose a book our Librarian will provide, and a sticker with your child’s name will be permanently placed in the book. Your child will be recognized on the morning announcements during their birthday month and they will be the first one to check out their book. At the end of the school year, your child will receive a small keepsake picture of them holding their book. During the school year, these pictures will be on display on our birthday bulletin board along with our Birthday Posters. If you choose to participate in the Birthday Book Club, please complete the form below and attach a check for $15.00 per child. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Student Name _________________________________________ Birthday month ________________________________________

Teacher ______________________________

Student Name _________________________________________ Birthday month ________________________________________

Teacher ______________________________

Student Name _________________________________________ Birthday month ________________________________________

Teacher ______________________________

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Want to wish your special Stallion a Happy Birthday? PTA can help with that. Send in a 4X5 or 5x7 photo of your child along with this form. Your child’s picture and Birthday card will be displayed in the cafeteria during his/her birthday month. Cost: $10.00

Student’s Name: ______________________________________________________ Teacher/Grade Name: ________________________________________________ Birthdate: (month/day) ____________________ age student will be ________ June/July/August birthdays will be on display in May. **Photo will be laminated onto a 12x12 scrapbook page and returned at the end of the month. I __________________________________________________ (parent signature) understand that my photo and/or poster may be damaged while displayed.

Make check payable to ESE PTA

ESE PTA – MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION WHY JOIN: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

You are the most important partner in the educational development and success of your student. Your participation helps create and foster the best environment for educating your student. Increased membership diversifies PTA; providing varied skills and ideas that benefit all students. Your input enables us to improve how our PTA enhances the learning experience for all students. Studies show that involved parents improve student achievement. We want you to be able to have a voice for your child!

WHERE DO MY DUES GO: $2.25 ► National PTA $2.25 ► Texas PTA $4.50 ESE PTA ► to fund programs & activities for students HOW DO I JOIN? ▪ ▪

Visit www.joinpta.org or scan the QR below to go to the website and search for our school district and school. Complete the membership form and send it in your child’s folder. Please place form and payment in the attached envelope.



Contact Jessica Waddell at [email protected] with any questions. Membership cards will go home with your child.

ESE PTA Membership Form $9.00 per member PLEASE PRINT Name(s) ____________________________________ Date________ Total number joining _______ Street Address ________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone (____) ________________________ Cell Phone (____) _________________________ Email Address(es) _________________________________ / _________________________________ Student(s) Name _______________________________Grade _____ Teacher__________________ Student(s) Name _______________________________Grade _____ Teacher__________________ Complete and Return Form in Envelope

Dear Stallion Families, Another school year is upon us! This means lots of exciting ways to be a part of your child’s ESE experience. Throughout the year, occasionally volunteers are needed to donate small food items or even an hour or two of their time. If you would like to possibly contribute in one of these ways this year, simply fill out the attached volunteer form and return it in your child’s folder. Completing this form does not commit you to anything; it only provides you with information that will keep you in the loop of events and happenings. Volunteers- Do not forget: ▪ MISD requires a backround check for all volunteers each school year. Visit http://www.mansfieldisd.org/page.cfm?p=6001 to complete the online form. Paper forms are available in the front office. ▪ When volunteering, check in at the front office through the Raptor program. ▪ Visit our ESE PTA sign up page at http://signup.com/go/yVL2Cs as volunteer needs will be posted here throughout the year. Please contact me if you have any questions about volunteering with ESE PTA! THANK YOU, Jessica Waddell [email protected] -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PTA Volunteer Form I am interested in being contacted about PTA events and will consider donating requested items and/or time. Examples of these events are: Book fair, Carnival, Family Events, etc. I understand that my information will not be released or used in any other way. Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________________________________________________ Student(s): ___________________________________________________________________________ Grade(s): _______________

Home Room Teacher(s): ________________________________

Additional Family Volunteers (spouse/grandparents/etc.): Name: _______________________________________ Email: _________________________________ Name: _______________________________________ Email: _________________________________

Classroom Volunteers Classroom Volunteers are an IMPORTANT part of the PTA! We value you and are here to support you throughout the year!!! Head Classroom Parent - Be a member of ESE PTA. - Plan the winter and spring parties with approval by the general PTA Membership and assistance from the Room Parent Coordinator. - Celebrate your Home Room Teacher’s birthday. - Assist the PTA in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Assistant Classroom Parent - Be a member of ESE PTA. - Responsible for assisting the Head Room Parent. Teacher’s Helper - Responsible for assisting the Home Room and/or Enrichment teacher with activities such as: cutting, sharpening pencils, misc. items that need to be completed. - These can be completed at school or at home. - You will be instructed and under the guidance of the Teacher. Copy Room Parent - Responsible for making grade level copies. - You will work a maximum of 2 days a month for an hour or two each day. - Training will be provided. - You will be under the guidance and assistance of the Copy Room Parent Representative.

I am interested in volunteering for the following: (Check all that apply) □ Head Room Parent

(Only needed for the following teachers: Lowry, Young, Cross, Walker, Mandujano, Plascencia)

□ Assistant Room Parent □ Teacher’s Helper □ Copy Room Parent I am interested in volunteering and this is my available time: (Check all that apply) □ □ □

1 -2 hours a week 1-2 hours a month 1-2 hours every other month

Volunteer name:

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1-2 times this year After school hours at home

___________________________________Teacher’s name: _____________

Childs name: ________________________________________ Email Address: ___________________________________Phone Number: _________________

FUNDRAISERS WITH A PURPOSE Fall--Order forms go home on October 12 Purpose: To fund Family Events and ESE Staff Grants. Winter- Information goes home on January 6 Purpose: To purchase additional books for the library and to reach our school improvement goal. Spring- Order forms go home March 30 Purpose: To purchase a shade for the new playground. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Elizabeth Smith Stallions Car Decal Order Cost: $5.00 each Child’s Name: _________________________________Grade/Teacher: ___________________________ Total # of Car Decals: _________

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Spirit Stick/ESE Key Chains/House Key Chain Cost: Spirit Stick $1.00 each /Key Chains $5.00 each Scan the QR code below to see all Spirit Sticks and Key Chains that are available and enter your order Number below. Child’s Name: __________________________________ Grade/Teacher ________________________ Spirit Sticks Order:

Key Chains Order:

# _______ # _______ # _______ # _______

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# _______ # _______ # _______ # _______

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# _______ # _______ # _______ # _______

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Spirit Wear Order Form

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ESE PTA Donation I would like to make a donation to my school’s PTA for the amount of: $____________________ Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Student(s): _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Grade(s): __________________

Home Room Teacher(s): ___________________________________________________

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Reflections Interest Form I am interested in learning more about the Reflections Program. Please send me more information on the following categories: Check all that apply: ▢ Dance choreography ▢ Film production ▢ Literature ▢ Music composition ▢ Photography ▢ Visual arts ▢ Special artist division Name: ________________________________________Student(s): _____________________________________ Grade/Teacher(s): ___________________________________________________