Hello Sea Girt Families,
Great Fall Weekend, albeit a little cold and a LOT of leaves but such is life in New Jersey! Hope everyone has their calendar marked for this upcoming weekend, Saturday November 17th and Sunday November 18th. This is the PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year and we count on all families to contribute in some way. It can’t be said enough, “It Takes A Village…” and this is the fundraiser where the PTO counts on the village to produce, perform, and show up! The focus of this Newsletter is the Artisan Market, but there is other important information contained herein so please read to the end to get all recent information and updates.
We have had an overwhelming response to the rebranded Artisan Market and have many new vendors for a fresh new look. Not to worry, the staples of the market, such as the kitchen, soup, raffle baskets and bake booth are all there and offering some new and exciting items.
A friendly reminder that the volunteer sign-ups for the Market that were out at the Halloween Parade are now online. We cannot stress enough how important the success of the Market is to the PTO fundraising as we are here to support the children of Sea Girt School in their activities, field trips, plays, scholarships and other needs during the year.
Artisan Market Sign-Up
It has always been protocol for each family to bring one (1) baked item for the bake booth for each child in school. In addition, as a reminder it is also expected that a parent will sign up to volunteer in some fashion for the Market. We realize that there are kids and schedules involved but it is important to the success of the Market that we have coverage for all positions. So we are asking again to try to plan to fill a spot that fits your schedule either Saturday or Sunday so we can make sure that the Market continues with our support and meets the needs of the patrons that visit the Market. There are still spots available for early kitchen on Saturday and Sunday morning, bake booth on Sunday, along with some other openings. Follow the details below and sign up for a spot that fits your schedule.
Please sign up for the 2018 Artisan & Craft Market
Thank you to everyone who signed up! If you haven’t, the sign-up sheets are available on the website at Signup.com.
How to Sign Up in 3 Easy Steps
- Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/806053642077
- Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
- Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Artisan Market Bake Booth Info
The bake booth continues to be a very successful part of the Market. People come just for the bake booth and we want to make sure we have enough supply to meet the need since it has sold out in the past. Get Baking!
- We are asking each family bake one item per child enrolled at school. (We kindly ask that you refrain from dropping off store bought items.)
- Drop off times are Friday Nov. 16th between 8:30 and noon (during Parent Visitation Day) and 3:00 through 5:30. You may also drop off on Saturday Nov. 17th between 8:30 and noon in the faculty room.
- All items are to be dropped off in a disposable tin or plate. Nothing will be returned to you. Tins are available for you on the table at the school entrance beginning Monday, Nov. 12th.
- Label your baked good. Please let us know what you baked and if there are any nuts. It is helpful to place your name on the item so we can contact you if there are any questions in regards to ingredients or refrigeration.
- Please do not slice any cakes or pies.
Artisan Market Baskets
By now the Class Parents should have reached out to the parents regarding the class basket for the Market. Each class is required to have a basket for the raffle. The baskets are also a key to the continued success of the Market. The baskets continue to bring in more revenue each year and are a destination for some visitors. Can’t wait to see all the themed baskets that will be on display. Please coordinate your basket with Michelle Gilmore and let her know your theme so we do not have any duplicates. Also we ask if there are items that you can get donated that may not fit the theme of your basket that is okay too. Michele is very creative and excellent at matching donations, packaging them in a way that makes them very desirable.
We have already obtained one large item for the raffle and are on our way to a second large raffle item: an assembled Weber Grill complete with tools and some items to cook on said grill. The PTO is getting this item at cost. We are asking for additional donations to offset the cost of this raffle item. We have a class committed to $10.00 per child toward this item in lieu of their basket. Thank you to all who have donated to the large raffle items already. This raffle item is anticipated to bring in a lot of $5.00 raffle tickets. If any person or family is willing to donate towards up difference of the approximately $130.00 for this large raffle item, please contact Michelle Gilmore via email at email@example.com or text at 917-533-4817.
Please continue to visit us at www.seagirtpto.com. There is an apparel store online for all your needs. We will be selling the apparel and some new items at the Sea Girt Artisan and Craft Market November 17th and 18th. For more information visit the website at https://www.seagirtpto.com/event/craft-market/ or also on Instagram @seagirtartisanmarket. This is where you will find links to some of the makers and all the information that is current. There will be apparel available at the Artisan Market this year, be ready to buy.
We would like to reintroduce Helping Hands to those of you who know of it and all who may be new. Helping Hands is a service that delivers meals to families in our school who are suffering a hardship, such as a recent death of an immediate family member, or a hospitalization. It is meant to take the burden of preparing dinner away from the family cook, so that attention can be focused on the recent hardship.
This service is made possible by volunteers in our school community. The process is simple. Prepare the same meal that you are serving your family that night. Deliver it to the recipient by 5 PM. That is it. It means so much to people who are suffering to know that others are thinking of them.
Please let Sue Nolan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 718-637-1162 if you are interested in lending a hand and adding your name to the volunteer list.
A few date reminders for this week and the coming month:
|Parent Visitation Day||November 16th|
|Artisan and Craft Market||November 17th & 18th|
|Conferences Half Days||November 19th & 20th|
|Thanksgiving Break / Half Day||Wed, November 21st|
|Thanksgiving Break / Closed||November 22nd & 23rd|
|BOE Meeting||November 29th|
|Breakfast with Santa||December 1st|
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.
With Patriot Pride,
The Sea Girt PTO Board, 2018-2019