Happy Monday Labor Day before School in the Girt!
The Sea Girt PTO Board for 2019-2020 is sending out our first blast of the year to remind you of the tools available to help keep you up 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. So please tell you friends, new families to follow us and also check the website for important updates. We continue to be appreciative and grateful that AJ Mihalic is still overseeing the website for the PTO Board. We are happy to mentor or look for someone to take this task over in the upcoming year.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL-CALENDAR-ICE CREAM TRUCK
First Day of School for the students is Wednesday September 4, 2019 half day, early dismissal at 12:33pm.
Please take some extra time in the morning to stop by the PTO table for the 2019-2020 Calendar. This calendar can be preordered online at www.myfooddays.com. If it is preordered we will have a report that morning of the first day of school to be able to provide you with the prepaid calendar. If not, we will have some extras at the PTO table the first day. Please stop by, say hi to the PTO Board, enjoy some coffee and bites. We are happy to meet everyone and chat about the upcoming year.
Also please remind the children that after the early dismissal there will be an ice cream truck with Treats for ALL!
Thank you again to Debbie Lajewski for making this happen.
MY FOOD DAYS
Ordering has now opened for October 2019. 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 and sale opportunities. The Eighth Grade Car Wash tickets will also be available through this site. So even if you do not order lunch it is an easy way to support the many events through the year.
A couple of changes to the lunch program have happened over the break. We are happy to announce that Jersey Mike’s will be back in October. Thank you Cate Leonardis for all your hard work making this happen. The kids seem to really enjoy it! (healthy or not). We are sad to see Farmly go as they venture on to new things. This was a great option for the kids and we thank them for all their support. The pizza vendor has changed from Benny’s to Naples in Spring Lake Heights. There was some feedback that said it was time to try something new. So please continue to monitor and discuss with the students so the PTO can best serve the kids through the lunch program. We also are grateful for the service over the years and the support of Benny’s pizza. On the horizon is a new vendor that we think will help bring healthier options to the table. Stay tuned for updates regarding this in the month to come.
EIGHTH GRADE CAR WASH
The Eight Grade Car Wash will take place again this year on September 14th with a rain date of the 15th. You can pre-order your tickets at www.myfooddays.com. Please come out and support the 8th grade as they continue to fund raise for their trip to Washington DC in the spring.
As we state every year and every post, we welcome new volunteers to whatever extent works for them. It could be on the back end with social media, up front with events, coordination under another chairperson. We the Sea Girt PTO thrives on volunteers. They are are 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.
SEA GIRT ARTISAN MARKET
The Sea Girt PTO Artisan and Craft Market is fast approaching. We are excited to blast that we have many new vendors and will have a fresh new look. Not to worry the kitchen and baked goods will always be available along with some of the beloved vendors from over the years. 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.
A few date reminders for this week and the coming month:
|Back to School||September 4-12:33 pm dismissal|
|PTO Meeting||September 17th|
|Picture Day||September 18th|
|Back to School Night||September 19th|
|BOE Meeting||September 26th|
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