Hope everyone had a wonderful first week back to school. Have you gotten a chance to meet Mrs. Olmsted our new principal? A few other things have changed this year also. Proctor Terrace is now offering breakfast for $1.50 from 7:45 to 8:00. Lunch prices have gone up from $2.50 to $2.75. Lunch and breakfast menu can be found here. You can pay by sending lunch money or check to school or by loading money directly on your child’s account by using myschoolbucks.com. All you need is your child’s student ID which can be requested from their teacher or from the office.
Become a member of the PTA for several great reasons. National PTA is able to partner with businesses and negotiate special discounts, fundraising opportunities and other valuable benefits exclusively for PTA members.
· AARP · Hertz · MetLife · Schwan’s Cares · Sharp · Staples · Sylvan!
One of my favorite reasons is if your classroom gets 100% the PTA will give extra enrichment money to your child’s classroom. So if your teacher has 19 students she needs 19 members to get 100%. If your spouse and you sign up for PTA membership that will count as two memberships toward the 100%. If you have multiple students in multiple classrooms then you must only choose one. Maybe one of the classrooms already has 100% so you can choose the other.
Another awesome reason for signing up is PTA meetings. Almost once a month there is a General Membership meeting. You get to vote on important things like how to spend donations or what events or activities we will have. Every meeting they lay out in detail how all the donated money has or will be spent. It’s really nice to see how the funds are spent every year.
The best part is it’s only $7.50 to join You can sign up right now just by clicking here.
Click here to see a list of events planned for this year so far. Contact the PTA to find out how you can volunteer for any of these events. Walkathon is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised $35,000! All the donations go to helping with classroom supplies, equipment, sports, activities, dances, movie nights, and special guests at assemblies. Our next big event is the Tigerfest. It’s the school Halloween/Fall Carnival. There are tons of games, activities, DJ, food, candy and prizes. More information for these events will be available later on our website, proctorterracepta.org and our blog.
September 1st: Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
September 9th: General Meeting-Library 6:30 to 7:30pm
September 11th: Minimum Day-PICK UP AT 11:35am-Back to School Night
September 11th: Back to School Night 6:00 to 8:00pm
September 26th: Walk-a-thon
October 14th: General Meeting-Library 6:30 to 7:30pm
October 26th: Tigerfest 12-3pm
Docent spots are still available in K, 1, 2 and especially 4. We are also taking names of folks who would like to be alternates/subs. Do you know someone who might be interested, but isn’t on FB? Or a college student, grandparent, retiree, local artist who might like a few volunteer hours?
Please let them know about us! firstname.lastname@example.org, or 415-312-4887. Thanks for your help parents!
Don’t forget to sign up renew your eScrip account. We expect to earn around $2,500 this year or more. The best part? It is absolutely free. If you aren’t enrolled, take a minute to do so now. One big one that a lot of people use Safeway. They have a list of merchants and how you have to sign up at www.escrip.com
Walk and Roll
Did you know that Proctor Terrace is the #1 school in the whole Santa Rosa City Schools district (yes, district!) for Walk and Roll?! Our awesome Proctor kids and families have a 60-80% participation rate for Walk and Roll Wednesdays! Can we raise it even higher this year!?
The Golden Sneakers are back, blinged up and ready to be awarded to the classrooms with the most Walkers and Rollers each Wednesday. The Golden Sneaker awards will begin on Sept. 3, but why not get into the routine THIS WEEK!
Every Wednesday is Walk and Roll day! Walk or ride your bike every Wednesday. If you live to far away or are running late to school just park at least 4 blocks away and walk to school. Your child’s class can earn prizes and trophies every week if they are the top walker and rollers. They also have bike workshop days and special prize days throughout the year.
Labels for Education and Box Tops for Education
With the points earned from submitting Labels to Education, your PTA has been able to order two new ball racks and 12 new playground balls for our kids. There are over 2500 participating products that have the Labels for Education UPCs on them. We still have over 3000 points to spend. See http://www.labelsforeducation.com for more details. Box tops is found on all kinds of things from cereal boxes to ziplock bag boxes. Go to www.boxtops4education.com to find out more and track how much our school has earned. You can clip the UPC and put them in the envelope posted outside of the school office or give them to your classroom teacher.
All new students will be provided a “Tiger Tog” or tiger tshirt sometime soon. We are in desperate need of a volunteer to help out with this task. So if you’re looking for an easy way to get involved here’s your chance! Contact Erik at email@example.com to find out more. Additional tshirts and sweatshirts can be purchased from online here.