Finalizing Fun Run
If all pledges are turned in, our school will benefit over $41,000. Way to go, everyone!
Many donations were processed over the weekend. Please contact those donors that have not yet sent in their payments. The pay online option is easy, convenient, and helpful for us in bookkeeping.
Also, ask your employer if they participate in corporate matching gift programs. If so, forms can be sent to Elizabeth Purdie at email@example.com
Please email Candler at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child has not received a prize that was due to them.
Soles for Souls
Ms. Blacker is coordinating a shoe drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. If you would like to participate, new or gently used shoes can be left in the box in front of the main office. The collection will continue until Friday.
Contact Ms. Blacker at email@example.com with questions or check out the website at www.soles4souls.org
PTO is putting together a group of somewhat tech savvy volunteers to support Ms. Clements and the technology available to students. The ability to follow simple directions and about 1 hour of your time per week are the only requirements. Contact Lin Leslie if you are interested in helping get more technology available to teachers and classrooms. Email Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From email delivered 10/16/16
Thank you to each and every person who worked to improve Fun Run and all of your efforts and willingness to implement the new online pledging components and daily prizes. We have the most amazing staff, students, parents and donors.
Fun Run Updates
Pledges are in, and the students have completed their laps. Now it's time to collect the pledge money and send it in to be counted. Envelopes will be collected all week and are due by Thursday, October 20th. Checks can be made to Lansdowne PTO. Donors can also pay online with credit card.
Because of the new automated system that we are using, the maximum number of laps that can be entered for pledge payment is 35. This is fair to donors who were told that students would run between 30-35 laps. Some of our students ran even more than 35 laps on Friday. If that is the case, their laps completed will appear as 35 on www.funrun.com.
Fun Run Prizes
In distributing prizes to 100s of students, it is possible that a few students did not receive prizes that were awarded on their personal dashboard on www.funrun.com. If your child did not receive a prize that they earned, please email Candler at email@example.com with the student name, teacher name, pledge level per lap, and prize that was not received. We will work to resolve any concerns about prizes.
Snack the Staff
A is for Apple!
This month's Staff the Staff will be topping apple slices with a delightful assortment of items. We are in need of apple slices to be sent in on Wednesday morning by10:45 am. A volunteer is needed to host and clean up. Please see the sign-up below to see what is needed.
Send in your Box Tops on Tuesday for our first collection of the school year. Last year. we earned $600 for our school just by clipping and counting tons of tiny Box Tops.
Fun Run Friday:
Thank you to everyone who has supported their children in collecting pledges, helping deliver prizes, volunteering to help set up on Thursday, or helping facilitate the run on Friday.
We are especially thankful to all of the teachers who have updated their pledge-o-meters daily and spent extra time and effort with the new additions this year.
Pledges can still be collected all week. Please update the signup genius if your ability to volunteers has changed. We now need about 15 more volunteers to mark laps as the kids run by each marking station.
PTO Meeting Minutes
Our second PTO meeting was held Tuesday, Sept 27th. We had a great turnout and hope to have even more parents at the next one! Here is a brief summary of what we discussed:
It's FUN RUN week!
Friday, October 7th is Lucky's Fun Run. Before then, please help your child gather pledges. People who pledge will receive an email after the run with a reminder for payment and number of laps completed by the child. Donors can pay by credit card, or envelopes can be returned by October 13th.
Please use the link below to sign up to help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044caaad2fa75-2016
Spirit Week and Prize Volunteers
Saturday, October 8th will be one of our two annual beautification days. Come meet at the main entrance between 9am -12 pm to help with projects inside and out.
Brixx Buxx Night
Join other Lansdowne families for dinner on Monday, Septemeber 26th at Brixx in Foxcroft. A portion of the sales are returned to the school.
PTO Meeting on Tuesday
Join us from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Media Center for our Fall PTO meeting. Childcare is provided. Our website makeover, Lucky's Fun Run, PTO annual Budget, and finalizing event chairs will all be on the agenda.
Lucky's Fun Run
On Wednesday, Lucky's Fun Run Fundraising campaign will begin with a short pep rally for students. Students will come home with information about collecting pledges and with a link to create their own video link.
Donations collected will be used to purchase books, technology, and supplies for our school. Please help your child collect pledges as this is our major fundraiser of the year.
We need volunteers for the big day. Please use this link to sign up to volunteer for this event.
Thank you! Thank you!
We are so thankful for each and every person who has already submitted membership envelopes, volunteered to help with events, joined the copy crew, signed up for Den Dads, and much much more. Your willingness to participate makes a huge difference.
Membership envelopes are available at the PTO desk and can be returned to your child's teacher or the main office.
Enrichment activities are still enrolling...
Soccer Shots, Kidz Art, and Chess Club began last week but are still enrolling for this semester. These private companies provide classes at our school for a fee and are not sponsored by the PTO.
Out next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. We will review the annual PTO budget and look at events and chairperson roles for the year as well as hear more about planning for Fun Run. Childcare is provided for the hour long meeting by a CMS employee. We look forward to seeing you there.
Last Chance for Chess Club
Tuesday morning chess club registration is ending soon. The club is organized through Charlotte Chess Center. Several additional spots remain. Please register on www.charlottechesscenter.org as soon as possible.
Copy Volunteers Needed
Again this year, the PTO will coordinate volunteers to make copies for teachers. This service allows teachers to spend more time planning for excellent instruction during the school day. We need 4 more volunteers that are willing to come in for about one hour once a week to make copies. Training and Support is provided. Please contact Jessica Halsey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming part of this helpful crew.
Tuesday evening is Back to School Curriculum Night. PTO envelopes have been given to teachers to be sent home. Volunteers ill be available at the PTO desk to collect envelopes and answer questions about our organization. Thank you for your continued support.
Join the PTO
Membership envelopes will be sent home with students this week. Please look for events listed on the front of these envelopes and check off any areas you are interested in helping with. Membership dues can be given in cash or by checks made out to Lansdowne PTO. Envelopes can be returned to your child's classroom teacher or to the main office.
Each month the PTO sponsors a fundraising night at Chick-fil-A in the Arboretum from 3-8 pm. A percentage of the total sales from the evening is returned back to the school to purchase books for the Media Center and classrooms.
Show Your Colors!
Thursday is Panthers Day! Wear your favorite gear or colors to support our Carolina Panthers as they go into their first game of the season. Friday, come dressed in your favorite college gear or colors for College Day!
We have been politely asked by the Lansdowne residents to be cautious about obeying speed limits and not blocking driveways or intersections while waiting to drop off or pick up students. Thank you for your thoughtfulness while driving and waiting in the neighborhood.
Sent via email on 8/26/16
We hope you have had a wonderful back to school week for the new academic year.
We would like to announce the following new 2016-2017 PTO Board members. Welcome to:
We are proud to announce that the two new school spirit wear shirts feature designs that we selected as winners of our art contest last spring. These new tees and many other new items are available for purchase at the our school store.
The school store will be open every day this week from 8:45-9:15am. Following this week, the hours will be Friday from 8:45 to 9:15am and at occasional special events.
Thank you to Meredith Boyd who works so hard to organize and maintain the store.
Staggered Entry and Boo Hoo & Yahoo
Kindergarten students will participate in staggered entry on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. They will all begin their first full day on Friday.
The PTO will host a Boo Hoo & Yahoo on the stage in the cafeteria from 9:00 to 9:30 each morning of staggered entry. We would like to have 3-4 seasoned PTO volunteers available for new parents to answer any questions about the school or PTO. Please respond if you are available Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
PTO Meeting Minutes
Our first PTO meeting was held August 23rd. We had a great turnout with lots of new faces. Here's a brief description of what we discussed: