January 2018 Newsletter
PARP Calendar of Events 2018.pdf
TOPS in Education Program
Do you shop at TOPS Friendly Markets? Did you know that TOPS has a program called TOPS in Education where you can earn money for Van Buren Elementary simply by registering for the program and shopping like you normally do?
Here's how it works:
1. Visit the website: http://www.TopsMarkets.com/Education
2. Register your TOPS BonusPlus® Card.
3. Select your school from the list (Van Buren Elementary).
4. Purchase participating TOPS brand products with your TOPS BonusPlus® Card throughout the 2017-2018 TOPS in Education program year.
5. TOPS contributes up to 5% of your purchase to the school you have chosen. The more you shop, the higher percentage they donate!
***REMEMBER: Even if you registered last year, you still need to re-enroll for the 2017-2018 school year.***
STEM Grant Awarded to Van Buren Elementary PTA!
The PTA has some exciting news to share! Van Buren Elementary PTA has been awarded a grant from the National PTA, sponsored by Bayer, to use toward our upcoming STEM Fair or other STEM activities. You can see the video of the announcement on our PTA face book page at "Van Buren Elementary PTA". Look for more information on how we will be using our $1,000 grant in the coming months. We are so excited about this opportunity for our students. If you are excited about it, too, we'd love to have you sign up to help on this committee!
A GIANT thank you to everyone that turned in Box Tops for our first submission and to the volunteers who took on the task of clipping, counting and checking for expiration dates. We will be receiving cash in the amont of $400.00 for our first submission.
Please keep an eye out for the Box Tops flyer for December to arrive with your kids.
Box Tops are collected year around, please continue to send them in as often as possible.
All of the PTA's programs are set up with a Chair(s) and a committee of volunteers. To date, we have programs that do not have any chair(s)/committee in place. The PTA does their best to make every possible event happen. Below is a list events that still require volunteers to make the even run.
*Hospitality – The PTA is looking for members to join the Hospitality Committee who can be available during school hours to help with set and clean up for various events throughout the year.
*Spring Carnival – Currently, there is a committee in place for this program, however a Chair is required.
*Spring Olympics – This program is a partnership between the PTA and the school's PE teacher. Our PE teacher designs a majority of the stations. The PTA provides volunteers and support.
2017-2018 PTA Monthly Meeting Dates/Times:
December 2017 – NO PTA MEETING
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – VB Library
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – VB Library
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – VB Library
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – VB Library
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – VB Library
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – VB Library
PTA Programs/Events- for 2017-2018
PTA Bulletin Board2017-2018 School Year: Chair – Shelly Goeckel
BOX TOPS2017-2018 School Year: Chair – Shelly Goeckel
Teacher's Luncheon6/22/18: Chair – Tricia Wicks
5th Grade Celebration6/18/18: Chair/Committee
Spring Olympics RAIN DATE6/13/18: Chair
Spring Olympics6/12/18: Chair
Scholastic Book Fair5/22-5/23/18: Chair – Chris Wallen
Spring Carnival5/18/18: Chair:
Teacher Appreciation Week4/30/18: Chair: Tricia Wickes
Family Fun Night3/2/18: Chairs: Amber Atkinson & Nicole Alberico-Farr
Sports Night2/9/18: Chair – Jackie Smith
Family Literacy Night1/19/18: Chair – Kelly Lenning
PARP1/12-2/2/18: Chair – Kelly Lenning
Make & Take for the Holidays12/4 – 12/6/17: Chair: Rebeca McClain
BOX TOPS, BOX TOPS!
Cut/clip them, put them in a bag and send them to school. The PTA receives CASH, yes CASH for the box tops we submit. Box tops can be sent in year around.
Help VanBuren's 1st Grade Team collect Pop Tabs. Collect and send in year around!
PTA MEMBERSHIP FORMS
Are you a member of Van Buren's PTA? Have you considered joining? The PTA is currently holding a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE and needs you! Please read the attached flyer to learn more about what the PTA has to offer, and complete the attached form to join.