Time to clean out your children's book shelves. Set aside the GOOD CONDITION but unwanted books for the annual Read Across America Book Swap the week of May 4th-8th. Just in time for summer reading!
How Book Swap works - during the mornings of May 4th - 6th, students stop in the cafeteria before the last AM bell and receive a ticket for each donated book. During the mornings of May 7th and 8th, before the last AM bell, students are able to redeem their tickets for any book of their choice. Any books not selected will be donated to Norton Park and Powers Ferry Elementary schools. This is a fun cause to recycle books, get “new” free books in your children's hands to read and help another school at the same time.
We are unable to accept donations for books that are either preschool picture or word books, sticker, religious, Chick-fil-A or adult genre. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Rust or Dayna Teichman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Appreciation Raffle Prizes needed
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up March 9-13, 2015. Please consider donating a Raffle Prize. Some of the items we'd like to receive are:
Gift cards for dinner to area restaurants, salons, spas
Gifts from local businesses
Raffle items may be dropped off in the front office or email us at email@example.com to arrange pick up. Deadline is February 25, 2015.
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Friday , March 6th
Join us on Friday, March 6th as we walk, bike or skip to school for GEORGIA Walk to School Day! Encourage safe walking routes to school! If you live too far to walk, then gather with us at the Publix parking lot on Johnson Ferry Road at around 7:00a.m., and then we’ll head out to Mt.Bethel. What a great way to start the day!
Read Across America Celebration
Celebrate on Monday, March 2nd
Get ready to grab your hat and read with the Cat in the Hat for the 18th annual Read Across America week. The Seussical celebration at Mt. Bethel will inspire our kids to grab a book and read!
Happy Birthday, Cat! In true Suessical fashion, wear your favorite striped clothes and your wackiest hat on Monday,March 2nd. One participant in each class will win a pair of movie tickets from Picture Show at Merchants Exchange.
Also, take a photo of the Wackiest Place you like to read (you may write a short Suessical-poem to go along with it!) Due on Friday, March 6th, one lucky participant from each class will win a book light donated by Mr. K from PRO Martial Arts. - Watch for the flyer this week!
PTA Honoring Our Heroes Essay contest winners!
And the Winners Are....
The January Character Ed winners for the student best exemplifying the term, "RESILIENCE" are...
A different Character trait is highlighted each month. Way to go winners!
PTA General Meeting
PTA Executive Slate of Officers
On March 5th at 6:30pm, during the General Meeting, PTA members will be electing the new PTA Officers for the 2015-2016 school year. The Nominating Committee has posted the following slate of Officers:
If you use the Gmail service, is Gmail putting you eMinders in the right place? Gmail recently rolled out a newly designed inbox. If you've been using the new design, you also know your emails are now being sorted into three tabs - Primary, Social, and Promotions - with two additional tabs, Updates and Forums, available from the Configure inbox section of your Gmail Settings. Google updates their filtering rules periodically, so it is always a good idea to check these sections for emails that you might want.
You may also have noticed that our eMinder emails now appear in your Promotions or Updates tab. If you'd rather the eMinders we send end up in your Primary tab it's simple to tell Gmail where these eMinder emails should go. Here's how:
Drag and drop the eMinder email into your Primary tab and click "yes" when Gmail asks if you'd like future messages from this email address to go to your Primary tab.