March 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming on March 19! Members of your P.A. board will be there with special fundraisers to share, but we'll also be happy to chat with you and take your questions about what you can do to get more involved at our children's school—even a single hour volunteering makes a significant difference.

Coupon Books! A flyer has been sent home offering the Kidstuff Coupon book. For $25, you can receive a book filled with coupons for local and national businesses, such as Toys R Us, Michael's, Loft, Eddie Bauer, and more—the book pays for itself, and the proceeds support our school. We'll have copies for you to browse and buy at Parent Teacher Conferences, or you can buy it online on our website at http://www.pa144.com/kidstuff.html.

Auction Goodies! We'll be previewing our basket offerings for the Spring Fling auction (March 28) at Parent Teacher Conferences and selling raffle tickets for these as well as grand prize tickets to The Who at Forest Hills Stadium and Walt Disney World!

Buy your admission tickets before March 16 at our website for a discount: www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/PS144. You can buy grand prize tickets online, and preview our auction catalog. Even if you can't attend the event, register as a bidder: online bidding begins March 13, and there will be a number of offerings you can purchase even before the event.

We'll also have teacher activities available for early bidding at Parent Teacher Conferences, from special lunch dates with your child's favorite teacher, to teacher-student kickball, to librarian for a day!

Science Fest! On Saturday April 18, we'll hold our hands-on science activity festival with parents and children experimenting together! If you are interested in helping Rosanne lead the event (and keep it going next year), please let us know! We'll be sending notices out to all families next week asking for volunteers to share their favorite science learning activities. Contact president@pa144.com if you'd like to help.

Move-a-thon. Is staying active more your thing? Do you have contacts in the health and fitness industries? We're going to move and groove in the school yard on Friday May 1 to show our school spirit. We'll have a relay going around the track with some additional fitness activities to hop, skip, and dance through the morning! If you'd like to help run this event or volunteer to help with sponsorships or set-up, contact president@pa144.com.

Stay warm and safe!

All the best,
Rosanne & Sandra

Rosanne Gangi-Gaertner: president@pa144.com
Sandra Tharas: copresident@pa144.com

P.S. We still have dollar chocolate bars for sale! Contact either of us for a case, or even a few bars.


Show your interest and support by attending the general PA meetings beginning at 7:00pm during the school year in the school cafeteria. (learn more...)


The P.A. is YOUR school association and a forum to address parents concerns within the school. We are only as strong as our membership and a strong P.A. leads to a better education for our children.



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