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Weekly Message--September 17, 2018

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Hello Spring Brook Parents -



Room Parent Sign Up 2018-2019

Parents interested in becoming a Spring Brook Room Parent please click on the Sign Up link below. Find your child’s classroom teacher (Kindergarten classes are at the bottom of the list) and enter your name, e-mail and phone number by Wednesday, September 19th. Room Parents will be notified by Monday, September 24th.



Room Parents will work with their child's teacher on assisting with classroom parties, recruiting party volunteers and party supplies. Room Parents will also help the PTA spread information to the class for events throughout the school year. You must be a PTA member to be a room parent. If you have questions regarding the role of a room parent please contact Lynn McElhone at springbrookvpppta@gmail.com.



http://signup.com/go/kCMqXTL



PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE GOING ON NOW THRU SEPTEMBER 28th!!

Thank you to all of the families who have joined the PTA this school year and a reminder that our Membership Drive will continue thru September 28th!! Every year our goal is to have 100% of our families join. Forms are due back by September 28th. Getting your forms in by September 28th will ensure that you get access to the Directory Spot App for our 2018-2019 online directory and ONLY PTA members will get access to this after the 28th. If you need another form please see the attached form, and if you have any questions please contact Katie Finke @kfinke19@gmail.com or Sarah Kuehl @ flykuehls@yahoo.com



PTA Committee Chair

Are you interested in chairing a PTA committee? There is currently an open position on the PTA board for PDAC Liaison. This committee chair helps the Parents Diversity Advisory Council advocate for educational equity in all District 204 schools. Time commitment is low and includes attending one evening event per month. Please email Kathy Dunn (springbrookpresidentpta@gmail.com) for more information if interested.



CALLING ALL ART AWARENESS VOLUNTEERS!

Do you love art or love to help out in your child's classroom? Art connects our students with the world. The PTA is in need of parents to volunteer to teach Art Awareness lessons to your child's class. We provide everything you need to do the lesson, no experience necessary!

On a quarterly basis, volunteers pair up and teach the students about well-known artists and their works and then facilitate an art project using the style just taught. ALL teaching materials, training, and activities are provided for volunteers. The students always enjoy the lessons and will amaze you with their interpretation of the art presented.

You will self-schedule the lesson with your teacher during the quarter at your own convenience and is a great way to be a part of your child's education and keep art flowing through our school!

Any questions, please email co-chairs: Sina Fong (sinafong@yahoo.com) or Christine Estacio (kwannon@gmail.com)



Please use Signup.com link below:



http://signup.com/go/qbMgUpB



Charleston Wraps Fundraiser - Going on Now!

The PTA Fall Fundraiser is under way! This fundraiser is a catalog fundraiser through the company Charleston Wrap, offering unique wrapping paper, kitchen items and other products for the home. Last year the Charleston Wrap fundraiser raised almost $5,000 for the Spring Brook PTA, which helps pay for things like field trips, ice cream social, teacher requested supplies and art awareness.



To participate, and help our Spring Brook PTA:

-Register your student online at http://charlestonwrapstore.com using our School ID: z-11280

-Obtain your student's Charleston Wrap student ID upon registration & share the Charleston Wrap link with others via email through the CW website

- Share the Charleston Wrap link along with your student ID on Facebook

-Text your student's link to family and friends

-Submit prize coupons as your student sells items, so they can get excited about raising money for our school

- Submit orders on 9/24 or sooner, products will be received early November

-Make all checks payable to: Spring Brook PTA



Online ordering is available and will help insure orders are processed as quickly as possible. Please note that when you or your family and friends order online you can either choose to have their products shipped to their house (free shipping on orders over $85) or they can have their products delivered to the school for $4.50. Catalog orders do not pay shipping.



Families with more than one child can either register each child separately using a unique student code for each kid and each child will receive individual prizes according to their individual sales or you can use one student code for the whole family so they combine sales (and therefore prizes) to reach higher prize levels. Please note by combining the prizes you will only receive one prize at each level.



If you have any questions, please email Tiffany Malik (tiffany.malik@gmail.com) or Laura Schutte (laura.schutte1@yahoo.com).



Save the Date:-Spring Brook’s Annual “Science Fair”

Date: Wednesday October 24, 2018

Time: 5:30-8:00 PM

All Spring Brook students are invited to participate in the Science fair on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Each student or group of students (Max.3) from grades K - 5th can develop a project with the help of their parents to present at the fair. Details will be e-mailed and registration forms will be coming home soon.



Third-Party Educational Programs

The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Bricks 4 Kidz Lego STEM Club



Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 17 Fire Drill

Thursday, September 27 PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM

Monday, October 8 No School – Columbus Day



Have a great week! - Dave

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