Local Summer still going strong in the Girt! Predicting 90’s in the forecast for Wednesday. See you at the Beach.
Mums are out and local summer is still here. What is better than that. Loving the weather and all the color. Hard to believe that Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner.
Thank you to all who attended Back To School Night. The turnout was great and it was nice to see everyone and so many new faces. As always please feel free to reach out to anyone of us in the PTO if you have some time or thoughts or ideas and would like to volunteer. Please remember to spread the word and tell your friends, new families and others about the tools available to help keep all informed on the latest events. Make sure you visit the PTO Website at https://www.seagirtpto.com. This is where the PTO conducts all business, Newsletters, Agendas, Minutes, Ticket Purchases, PTO Store, General Information, and so much more is available here and blasted out through the site. The site will also have its information archived so that if you miss anything you can visit and scroll back to find a previous post. The PTO Board will continue to maximize and utilize the website and instagram this year at sgpatriotpride. Follow us and also check the website for important updates.
SEA GIRT ARTISAN MARKET-COMMUNITY REQUEST
The Sea Girt Artisan Market is almost full and ready for another great show. Each year we have baskets and a couple of large donated items. The baskets and the large items not only bring people from afar but also bring in a lot of money for the PTO and this event.
We are appealing to the community at large and looking for donated or at cost large ticket items. Some prior examples are bicycles, surfboards, game tickets, boat rides, rented house, etc. If you or someone you know is willing to donate to this cause and the single biggest revenue generator for the PTO, please reach out to either myself Leanne Hoffmann at email@example.com or Michele Gilmore at MicheleAGilmore@gmail.com. The PTO really appreciates your continued support.
The Sea Girt PTO Artisan and Craft Market is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for November 23rd and 24th stop by and get a fresh look. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact any one of the PTO Board Members.
The Sea Girt PTO will be selling undecorated Scarecrows this year through the PTO Website. The scarecrows will be available for $25.00. We ask that each family and others in the community purchase one. It should be dressed/decorated in the style of your choice. It will be fun to see how each family decorates their scarecrow in traditional and nontraditional outfits. We have worked with the school and we will be able to display them around the fence line at the Elementary School Campus. The scarecrow purchase will be available later this week through the website and we will send out another blast. Please continue to support the efforts of the Sea Girt PTO and take part in this fun event. There will be a prize for most original.
MY FOOD DAYS
Great News! We finally were able to get Main Street Kitchen on board as a vendor in November! This took a lot of coordination and work, thank you Cate Leonardis! The Main Street Kitchen will be offering choices two days a week, so be on the look out. Working on another food choice hopefully coming soon. So stay tuned and keep reading the Sunday newsletters and following us on instagram to get all the recent updates.
If you are not on My Food Days, it is a great place for lunch orders, calendar orders, ticket sales etc that will happen during the year. Please sign up to keep abreast of ticket sales and other events and opportunities. So even if you do not order lunch it is an easy way to support the many events through the year.
Their back and they have gone digital. This does not mean that you should stop clipping. Please it is simple and easy. If you see a box top on a food item you have purchased please clip it and bring into the school. Clipping box tops is still acceptable as the program is just starting to transition to digital. Here is the link for the Box Tops for Education Campaign https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/About . If you scroll down it will give instructions on how to download the app on your mobile device. Once you put in the zip code the Sea Girt School will get credit. you scroll down Either way it is an easy way for the school to earn points. So please take part in the Box Top Campaign either by clipping or scanning it is all for a great cause.
If you were at Back To School night you heard all that the PTO supports with respect to the students, the school, teachers, administration and facilities. The PTO wants to continue to grow our involvement and support in order to provide the best experience for the students at Sea Girt Elementary School. This cannot be accomplished without the help of volunteers. As we state every year and every post, we welcome new volunteers to help the Sea Girt PTO to whatever extent works for them. It could be on the back end with social media, up front with events, coordination under another chairperson. The Sea Girt PTO thrives on volunteers. They are the lifeline and we can never have enough. There is always a spot for you! So do not be afraid to “dip your toe in the water in Sea Girt PTO”. We can tailor your responsibilities to fit into your lifestyle. It is very rewarding and also allows you to interface with many of the students, families and faculty of the Sea Girt Elementary School. While most positions are filled there is still a binder in the office for additional spots. Feel free to sign up or reach out to one of the Executive Board Members for more information.
A few date reminders for this week and the coming month:
|Walk/Bike to School||October 2nd|
|School Closed||October 14th|
|Red Ribbon Week||October 23rd-start|
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, faculty, staff and families we could not meet our goals and carry forward our mission.
The PTO utilizes digital channels to help enhance our communication. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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!
Please help to make 2020 a year filled with Patriot Pride at SGES!
With Patriot Pride,
The Sea Girt PTO Board