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Warrior Run/Carnival

It’s coming! Join us April 23rd for our annual fun run and carnival. If you have not received a registration form or have any questions, please contact us at ptowhitson@gmail.com.

There will be more bounce houses this year!!! Karaoke will return (remember Mrs Foster and Ms Jacobs’ epic duo?), as well as cake walk and silent auction. If you or your business would like to donate any items to be auctioned, please email us or send them to school with your child with a note saying what it is for. Silent Auction proceeds will be allocated towards teacher items over the coming year. In the past those items have included books, pe equipment, rugs and other items teachers have requested that enhance the classroom.

There will be two registrations given away for free at Family Engagement Night on the 6th so come out for that as well! We look forward to seeing you then!



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November PTO Meeting

A link to a video of our November meeting:  https://youtu.be/eLmmd8350OU?t=4m5s

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Perfect Presents Fundraiser

Our major fall fundraiser is up and going! Sale dates are October 28th-November 11th. You may also register to sell items online. Be sure to fill out every box on the order form. If you have any questions, please contact us at ptowhitson@gmail.com. We plan on being in the front lobby on November 10th before and after school to collect order forms and money. Once we have submitted all orders, items should be back within just a few weeks. There will be no second order date. Thank you!!!



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Events

Did you know you can subscribe to be notified of events on the Whitson Facebook page? Under the cover photo, click events and you can subscribe there. From time to time we may add events there to share more info with you. You can also RSVP and communicate with us through those pages.

Our next meeting is coming up Monday at 6:30pm.

We have a skating party coming up next week, on the 21st at 6pm at Sk8away. The cost is $3.50 per skater. Be sure to tell them your teacher’s name!

And don’t forget to attend your conferences!



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Art fundraiser!

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Parents! Look for these forms to come home in your child’s backpack today or Monday. Each form has your own child’s artwork on it that they did in class earlier this month. They are really excited to share this with you! All orders are done online and a portion of the sales will come back to PTO to help fund activities for all classrooms. Order deadline, which is not listed on the flyer, is October 2nd. These will make fantastic presents for friends and family! We hope you enjoy this fundraising option and help us support OUR school!

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Whitson Learning Garden

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PTO has some big plans this year! We would like to get started on this Learning Garden soon, but we need your help. Please come to our next PTO meeting this Monday, Sept. 21st at 6:30pm in the library. We will be talking work dates, costs, supplies needed and answering questions.

See you then!

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A word about PTO Fundraising Nights

As you have undoubtedly seen, the calendar this year is sprinkled with several “PTO” nights at various locations. The first of these is this Friday, August 28th at Dairy Queen. These nights are a way for PTO to bring in a little money throughout the year to help fund the various projects we have going on. Do not feel pressured to attend all of these! It is not our intent to make you feel as though you need to go to, or support, each one. We simply wanted to provide several opportunities so that you are able to do it when it works best for you.

That being said, Dairy Queen will be from 6-8pm this Friday. We will be sending home a flyer that you will need to bring with you so that they know your order supports Whitson. This will only be good at the 17th street location.

Thank you for all your support!

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First Meeting of the Year

Don’t forget! Monday, August 17th is our first meeting of the new school year. 6:30pm in the school library. Drinks and snacks are provided. We will be discussing fundraisers for the year and special projects. It is our goal to have you out of there by 7:30 See you there!

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For all the new parents…

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Back to School Dinner

Don’t forget to RSVP to our free Back to School Dinner! Either shoot us an email at ptowhitson@gmail.com or through the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/854849984564010/

Saturday, August 15th, Join us for a free dinner to welcome you back to school! PTO will be serving hotdogs, chips and bottled water. 4330 SW Conservatory Dr. in Gage Park. We will be in the shelter house right next to the Civitan playground.

If you would like to donate a dessert, please email us at ptowhitson@gmail.com.

See you all there!

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Back to School

In just a short while Enrollment day will be here. Quickly after that, the first day of school will be upon us. PTO would like to welcome our new families and old friends to the 2015-2016 school year. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

We would love to see you at our meetings! Please check the calendar you receive at enrollment for meeting times, as well as our events.

 

If you would like to be on our mailing list, please send us an email at ptowhitson@gmail.com. We won’t spam you! We will send out just a few emails a month to remind you of things going on and to keep you updated on our happenings.

Here’s to a great school year! Cheers!