April is here and only a couple of days left til SPRING BREAK! We are sure there is lots going on, the Easter Bunny is busy, the eggs are getting decorated and a getaway is on the horizon. The PTO has a busy couple of months coming up before the end of school as we share with you the latest updates!
It continues to be the mission of the Sea Girt PTO to work for the benefit of the students and the Sea Girt Elementary School. We strive to engage volunteers and parents, continue the Patriot Pride Spirit and enrich the students experiences while giving back to the school. Thank you for your continued support! See below for some additional information as to “Where the Money Goes…”
The Benefactors of PTO Fundraising
The Sea Girt PTO believes it was important to get more information out there as to where the monies goes each year. Although some fundraisers are associated with a specific cause or event not all are aware of all the additional events and projects that the Sea Girt PTO supports. Hopefully you have all seen or heard about all the great outdoor games and old school hula hoops and jump ropes that the PTO purchased thanks to everyone’s support at the Fall Fundraiser. The kids (and some adults) are truly enjoying these outdoor activities. Check out the Instagram for additional photos. Below is an abbreviated listing of all that the Sea Girt PTO Supports.
- 8th Grade Trip
- School Yearbook
- Field trips
- Capital Teacher Requests
- Field Day
- Drama Club
- North Field Project
- Front Windows
- Art Appreciation
- Santa Breakfast
- Welcome Committee
- School Planters
- First Day of School Ice Cream Social
- Teacher Luncheon
- Gym Refresh
- and the list goes on…..
The online store has been updated to reflect lower prices and remaining inventory for our Winter Sale! Quantities are limited so don’t wait to get the last of this year’s apparel at reduced prices.
The PTO can never have enough volunteers so if you still are interested we have some open positions listed below. We have a lot of great events coming up from now until the end of the year. These events are not possible without the help of all the parents and volunteers. Continue to reach out to anyone of us of come to a PTO meeting to see how you can help move forward the mission of the Sea Girt PTO with your involvement or volunteer effort. It can be time, a donation, work behind the scenes helping to get sponsors or anything else that you think may help. We are open to all types of involvement and it does not necessarily have to be a time commitment. In addition, the committee descriptions and volunteer sign up will be available soon on our Sea Girt PTO website. Keep an eye out for a blast regarding same.
- Memorial Day Games
- Artisan Market
- and others
If you or someone you know are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or discuss with your Class Parent. Some positions can be shadowed for those who want to learn for participation next year.
Note: The PTO Board Liaison has contacted the class parents with more details on these positions. We also requested a class parent representative attend the monthly PTO meetings as part of our continuing efforts to improve communication to all school parents.N
Mother Son Event
The date for the Mother Son Event is on May 5th from 5pm- 8pm at the Spring Lake Manor. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with you best man. There will be treats for moms and sons. Bring your own Sombrero!
Download this flier for more info.
Planning is underway for the Annual PTO Spring Social. The date will be early June and the place will be local. This is always a fabulous event and we anticipate a great local venue! More information to come. Stay tuned!
Memorial Day Games
Save the DATE! May 27 10am-12pm at Baltimore Park. New Updates
We are happy to announce that the new coffee house, Shore Pour has agreed to be part of this event and provide coffee at the Memorial Day Games. In addition, the Sea Girt Firehouse has again confirmed that the fire truck will be available for rides and ice cream will be provided, always a great treat. In addition Sea Girt Recreation has graciously agreed to have available the giant outdoor games that the kids love. We are so excited to have this event back and engage as much of our local community as we can.
This will also be combined with the Grand Reopening of the Baltimore Park after some needed renovations. Very exciting. Confirmed are thepony rides, face painting, balloons, rock wall and much more! There will be sack races, whiffleball, etc. We will also being having a donation booth for the soldiers again this year. There will be information sent home regarding appropriate donation items as it gets closer. In addition, there will be information sent to the class parents regarding donations of watermelon and water. Be on the look out.
What we are looking for now is volunteers. There will shortly be a sign-up sheet through the website. We will also distribute information through the class parents. In the meantime if you have any questions, want to donate or have time to spare please contact us through the PTO email. We will need volunteers for both set up (prior to the event) and breakdown (after the event) and anywhere in between to help with games and booths etc.
The Dance-A-Thon is BACK! The date is May 17th, the DJ is booked!
The Dance A Thon fundraiser this year will be “Rock for the Gym Refresh”. There is a lot on the horizon for the gym makeover and the Sea Girt PTO is proud to support this effort. The proceeds from this event will go toward needed improvements for the Sea Girt Elementary School Gym. Keep an eye out for more information through the class parents! The sponsorship forms and flyers will be out this week. Thanks to the help of our volunteers we are committed to making this event happen again. The kids absolutely love it and the feedback from the kids when we tell them we will be having a Dance-A-Thon is pure excitement.
We are excited for ALL classes to participate and enjoy. This is an event for both kids and parents and others. It is so much fund to attend and watch after the long stretch of testing the kids will be more than ready for the Dance A Thon. There will be individual prizes for the fundraising efforts. A letter to the class parents, teachers and students will be out this week. Preparing a dance routine with your friends, class or team mates is encouraged but not mandatory. Students can get together on their own or during recess if that want to display their talents during the event. Stay tuned and watch the emails and website for more updates.
Due to the feed back and turnout we are going to alternate the PTO meetings moving forward to try to reach a broader audience. The next meeting will be April 16th, this Tuesday and will be in the evening, 7pm at the Sea Girt Elementary School. We are hoping for another good turnout and the support of class representatives. We will be discussing all the great upcoming events and also the filling the volunteer needs. We encourage the class parents to attend to receive the most updated information.
Here is what else is coming up…..
|PTO Meeting-7:00pm-SGES||April 16th-7pm|
April 19th-April 28th
|Teacher Appreciation Week||April 6th-April 10th|
|Bike to School /Rodeo||May 8th|
|Mothers Day Tea K-3rd||May 10th|
|Dance A Thon||May 17th|
Stay in the Know
This school year, the PTO has added some new digital channels to our communication repertoire. Here are the many ways you can keep up with PTO activities:
- The weekly newsletters (you’re reading it!)
- Additions to the Tuesday and Friday school emails
- Our new website (newsletters, events, store, contact form, and more)
- Our PTO email: email@example.com
- PTO Meetings – You’re invited! Please join us monthly to discuss current issues, fundraising, events, volunteering, programs, goals, and anything else important to supporting our school.
- In Person – You can always approach anyone on the PTO board at school, on the playground, around town, or any way you choose.
Please let us know what’s working for you (and what isn’t). If there is anything would like to see us do differently, please let us know. We’re listening on all channels!
The PTO thanks all the families for their continued support in moving forward all the activities and fundraisers throughout the year. Without the support of the administration and families we could not meet our mission.
Please help to make 2019 our strongest PTO year at SGES!
With Patriot Pride,
The Sea Girt PTO Board