November 2018 PTA News

download (1).jpgHello Parents!

October was a very busy month at LNES!   We kicked off the month with our annual Fitness Walk, hosted activity nights for 2nd and 3rd grade, celebrated Red Ribbon Week and ended with our Halloween costume parade and parties!   Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped make each event a fun and memorable one for our students!

This year’s Fitness Walk was another success thanks to all of your donations!  This year was the first we had the option for mail-in donations which accounted for 10% of our fundraising!  We are grateful for the LNES support from near and far!  We also want to thank the Nazareth Area High School football players and cheerleaders, parents and Newburg for coming to cheer on our students!  We raised over $5800 which will be used towards classroom technology, field trips assemblies and much more!

Boo Grams were a hit this year! We sold over 1000 boo grams to be distributed to students and teachers!  That is double the number we sold last Halloween!   Thank you to Nancy Teague and her team of parents who made and tagged all of the boo grams!   We are already working on our Candy Cane Grams which will be on sale in December!

With the holidays around the corner it will soon be time to start our holiday shopping!  Did you know you can support the LNES PTA by shopping on Amazon?  You can set up your account to   donate to LNES  by searching for Lower Nazareth Township PTA.  Anytime you shop use https://smile.amazon.com/ and the LNES PTA will get 0.5% of whatever you purchase!

Our November PTA calendar is filling up with fun events for everyone!

1st Grade Activity Night – Friday, November 2nd  6-8pm
Kindergarten Activity Night – Friday November 9th   6-8pm
Author Visit – Doreen Cronin – Friday November 30th (during school)
Community Holiday Shopping Event – Friday November 30th 4-8pm (open to the public)

Our next PTA meeting will be on Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm.   We hope to see you there.   Please note children are welcome as we will have childcare in the large group room.

As we spend this month giving thanks, please know how thankful the PTA is for each and every LNES family!   We are grateful for your support throughout the year.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

Tracey Reilly, LNES PTA President 2018-2019

TraceySReilly@gmail.com


BOOK FAIR

Our second Scholastic Book Fair will take place on December 4-6, 2018.  Wow!  It’s hard to believe that December is next month already!  The Holiday Book Fair will run during school hours for the students to shop.  This will give them a chance to purchase books for themselves or a gift for someone special.  We are also opening it up to the public on Wednesday the 5th in the evening from 6:00 to 8:00 (it will be the same night as the Giving Tree drop off).  This will allow parents and/or grandparents to do some holiday shopping too.  So, mark your calendars for 12/5/2018 and I hope to see you there!

This will also be my last year at LNES and the book fair will need a new chairperson next year. I’ve had 7 successful fairs so far and I can offer my knowledge this year to leave you a better understanding for next year. Please contact me if you would be interested in shadowing me this year or if you have any questions.

Crystal Skutches, Committee Chair, suncrystal@rcn.com


VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have helped make our October PTA events a success. These events would not be possible without you!

It’s not too late to sign up to volunteer.  If you have your clearances on file with the district office and would like to volunteer please contact me at LNESVolunteer@gmail.com

Tracey Reilly, Volunteer Committee Chair


MEMORY BOOK

October and November are full of lots of great PTA activities.   Please send any pictures from Activity Night and the Halloween parade/parties to: LNESMemoryBook@gmail.com.

If you love to be behind the camera and would like to volunteer to take pictures at our events please let me know.   We can always use help capturing great bulldog memories!

Tracey Reilly, Committee Chair


HOSPITALITY

The hospitality committee provides refreshments for the PTA meetings throughout the school year and PTA sponsored events.  Our main events are held in May.  We provide refreshments for the Memorial Day Program and coordinate Teacher Appreciation Week.  If you are interested in joining this committee or donate refreshments please contact me.

Tracey Reilly, traceysreilly@gmail.com


PTA MEMBERSHIP

Together We Grow in our LNES PTA!

Hoot, Hoot!! The 2018-2019 membership drive is underway.  Please consider supporting the LNES PTA by joining our schools PTA. Without all of your support the PTA would not be able to host the many events and activities the students are provided, as well as the end of year field trips.  The cost is 8.00 for one membership and 15.00 for two memberships.  Checks can be made out to LNES PTA. The class with the most members will receive a class party at the end of the year!! Any questions please contact the committee chair: Jennifer Novak at jnovakrdh@verizon.net

Jennifer Novak, Committee Chair

jnovakrdh@verizon.net


FUNDRAISING

Our 7th Annual Fitness Walk was again a success, pledges totaling over $5800. We had good weather and the students all looked like they were having a great time. A big thank you to all of the parents who volunteered and the high school cheerleaders and football players who joined us for the first time.  A special thanks to Mr. Mann for setting up the course and to Jason Janis for being Newburg for us.

Our top earning class was Mrs. Potope’s 2nd Grade class. The have been awarded a pizza party. Individual top earners were Shay Negrao, Brady Kline and a tie between Abigail and William Hansen. Each was awarded a gift card.

Thank you to all for your continued support and generosity!

Koula Kazista, Fundraising Chairperson, koula@kazista.com


WAWA Coupons!

Consider purchasing $4 WAWA coupons! No expiration date, and each coupon gives $1 back to the LNES PTA. Wawa shorti hoagies are usually $4.59. Save money, while donating and eating dinner? Yes, please! Questions? Email Crystal Skutches

suncrystal@rcn.com


PARENTS-IN-ACTION

HOLIDAY SHOPS

For three days in early December, our Large Group Room is transformed into a craft fair extravaganza and students are given time to shop for their loved ones with the help of PTA volunteers.  The majority of the items are handmade and everything is less than $5.00.

If anyone is interested or knows any that is interested in crafting and would like to submit their crafts for the fair, please have them email me jayegrace@hotmail.com

Otherwise, expect fliers to start coming home in late October/November.

Jamie Rogan, Committee Chair Person, jayegrace@hotmail.com


Box Tops

Congrats to our fall box tops winners, the 3rd graders!! They will get to “sundae” the teacher at recess! Congrats to the top overall class receiving the traveling trophy; Mrs. McCrone’s class!! They collected 619 box tops! Honorable mention goes to Mrs. Bunce’s class who collected 603 box tops. We need two traveling trophies! Great job LNES! Next collection and contest will be in February. Keep clipping.

Jennifer Keys, keys.jennifer@gmail.com


BUSY BODIES

Welcome to Busy Bodies 2018-2019!! This fun wintertime program gives our kids the opportunity to experience a variety of grade-wide activities in the gym during recess in January and February. The planning process is underway and we need your help! New ideas, presenters and parent volunteers are welcome to help plan a terrific lineup of busy activities to keep our kids moving and grooving in the new year! Past activities have included yoga, Irish dance, boot camp, gymnastics and many more. If interested in volunteering reach out to me at jason.janis@gmail.com A planning meeting will be scheduled soon.

Beth Janis, Busy Bodies Chairperson


COMMUNITY SHOPPING EVENT

 The LNES pta will be hosting it’s 2nd annual community shopping event! It will be held on November 30th from 4-8. We are still looking for vendors and crafters! Please help spread the word to family and friends! We hope to see you there!!

Tiffany Twiggar, Chairperson, tiffie082@hotmail.com


Assemblies

Author Doreen Cronin will be visiting LNES on Friday November 30th!   If you would like to order a book autographed by her please turn in your forms no later than November 5th.

Kathryn Roberts, Assemblies Committee Chair


COMMUNICATIONS

There are many ways you can learn about upcoming school events, activities and PTA meetings – from sign in front of the school, or at www.lnespta.org, our bulletin boards and the monthly newsletter. If you wish to get involved in your child’s school life, you can find all of our committee chair contact information on our website at www.lnespta.org.

Directories will be coming out early to mid-November! If you would like to purchase one, extra directories will be available in the main office (limited supply only).

All newsletters will be going out electronically! Please check your spam folder to make sure you receive all PTA Communications!

Don’t forget to look for us on Facebook! Search for “LNES PTA Group” and click Join!

Katie Moretti, Committee Chair Person (mac6178@gmail.com)

Click Here to Download the November PTA Newsletter

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