Posts in Category: SWEPTA News

REMINDER: PTA Meeting Today

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Join us for SWEPTA’s monthly board meeting right after school from 3:45-5pm TODAY Wed. Dec. 2nd in the art room. All members and potential members are invited to attend!
 
Children are welcome, and light snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Family Fun Movie Night! This Friday Dec. 4th

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SWEPTA Presents Family Fun Movie Night!

This Friday, Dec. 4th 6:30pm @ South Whidbey Elementary School Gym

Bring your blankets, pillows and chairs as well as your favorite goodie to share! We will provide free popcorn & FUN! Also don’t forget to collect another bracelet charm 😉 .

Jog-A-Thon is THIS WEEK!

Wow that snuck up on us fast.  Last week in your students Take Home Tuesday folder you should have found a information packet and pledge sheet.  If you have misplaced your pledge sheet, the office has blank ones available.

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SWEPTA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
Volunteer positions still need to be filled, message coordinator Michelle if you are available for a shift on Tuesday anytime 10/27 between 10:30am – 1:30pm.

STUDENTS: Don’t forget to take advantage of the weekend and collect some sponsors/pledges! Every $5 collected earns an raffle entry, so $20 in pledge money turned in will equal 4 raffle entries!  Sponsors can pledge per lap or flat donations and it can be all from one person OR small donations from many people.

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Jog-A-Thon has been SWEPTA’s largest fundraiser for the past 20 years, and we want to make this year our best ever. SWE Parent Teacher Association’s mission for Jog-A-Thon is to raise money for your school while giving students a chance to participate in a fun and healthy fundraiser.

Jog-A-Thon Timeline
10/13 – 10/27 Have everyone sponsor you (your student)
10/27 Be ready to run, wear your class color (listed below)
10/28 – 11/4 Go collect pledge money and turn it in to be entered into our grand prize raffle.

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CLASS COLORS

Burgess – Red
Haugen – Yellow
LeWarne – Blue
Spear – Purple
Anthony – Green
DaviesVogel – Orange
Matthews – White
Hofius – Red
Mack – Yellow
Twomey – Blue
Cain – Purple
Ploof – Green
Sage – Orange
Stanley – Red
Kizer – Yellow
Raley – Blue
Zisette – Green
Callahan – Orange
Lavassar – Purple
Muncey – White

SWEPTA Information Night, Tonight 10/7

SWEPTA Information Night

Please Join Us! TONIGHT, Wednesday, Oct.7th in the PTA/Art Room. Learn more about what the PTA does for SWE and how you can help!

6:00-6:30 Information night
6:30-8:00 SWEPTA Board Mtg,

Come for one or stay for both!

Info Night

School Starts in 1 Week!

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It’s hard to believe this amazing (and warm) summer is already coming to and end.  Most families are ready for fall and school to start back up!  Class lists will be posted sometime later this week on the front doors of the school.  The office is open from 9am-3pm today through Thursday 9/3 and then will be closed again until school starts on the 8th.

Kindergarten parents please check your mail for your placement letter along with directions for the first week.   Kindergartners have scheduled activities meet and greets the first week of school with their first official day of school being the following week on 9/14.

Don’t forget if your child attended school here last year their teacher for this year is listed on the upper right hand of their report card!  Here are a few helpful links.

SUPPLIES
Supply lists if you haven’t finished up your back to school shopping yet…
SWES Grades K-5 2015-2016 Supply Lists

BUSING
Bus routes for K-5, please contact the bus barn (number on list) if you have questions.
K-5 2015-2016 Bus Routes

Have older children as well?  Here is the secondary school’s schedule.
Middle & High School Bus Routes for 2015-2016

DISTRICT CALENDAR
Here is the district wide school calendar with half days and no school days marked.
2015-2016 District Calendar

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
While the back to school program has finished we are part of an amazing community.  If you are someone you know is experiencing hardships the Family Resource Center by Readiness to learn has amazing resources and would love to help you and your family out!  They can provide a variety of services to Homework Club for middle schoolers, school supplies, to just help filling out forms for free or reduced lunch.  
www.readinesstolearn.org

Tonight 5/14: Orca Showcase & SWEPTA BBQ

 

 Don’t forget to joins us TONIGHT for ORCAS Showcase

SWEPTA is sponsoring a BBQ starting at at 5:00 p.m. on the front lawn.  The BBQ will close promptly at 6:15 p.m. so that SWEPTA volunteers can clean up and get to their students classrooms.  We will also be asking current PTA members to vote on next years budget and board when they have a chance.

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There will be Costco hot dogs, chips, water, Capri Sun’s and Cookies available, everything is a $1 each, making it $1-$4 per person for dinner depending on what you get!!! Funds from the BBQ go to helping with SWEPTA’s programs. Last year we ran out of hot dogs so don’t wait ;).

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The ORCAS Showcase begins at 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Come join us for a night of special celebrations and presentations.

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SWEPTA’s 2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Market & Winter Festival

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Shop for handmade art & gifts all from Whidbey and Seattle area artisans while helping SWEPTA (South Whidbey Elementary PTA) raise money for our school.

There will also be FREE childrens activities at the Winter Festival in the community room provided by SWEPTA and other local organizations.

Saturday December 13th, 2014 from 10am-4pm
South Whidbey Elementary School
5380 S. Maxwelton Rd, Langley

All vendor spots are currently full, we are looking forward to having an amazing variety of local products available as well fun FREE family activities.  We hope to see you Saturday!

PTA Membership

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Keep an eye out, PTA membership registration is in a Take Home Tuesday folder heading your way! You can sign up for a membership and then determine your level of participation based on your interest. Upcoming opportunities include  volunteering at the upcoming Jog-a-thon, attending the next meeting on October 14th at 6:30 in the PTA room and helping to plan a Family Fun Night. However, just joining the PTA does a lot to show support for our school, helps to build a sense of community and it provide kids with opportunities. Let’s get those membership forms turned in, go Orcas!

The form didn’t make it home?  That’s okay!  You can download and print off the form HERE.  Just fill it out and send it to school with a check attached.

Thanks!
Cailyn – SWEPTA Membership

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Hero’s Mission: Jog-A-Thon

Are you ready to accept this year’s mission to raise money for your school while earning the chance at amazing prizes? Our goal this year is for each class to raise $600, if everyone collects $30 we shall meet this goal. The Jog-A-Thon has …been a fundraiser for SW grades K-5 for over 20 years. This is SWEPTA’s largest and primary fundraiser for the year.
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·         September 30th through October 13th Get Pledges With the help of a parent, students ask friends, family & neighbors to make a pledge. They can pledge a flat donation or a donation per lap. Pledge form to use is attached.

·         October 13th Jog-A-Thon Day Bring your Jog-A-Thon pledge form to school and turn into your teacher. Wear good running shoes and be ready to run, jog, walk and have a blast! During lunch recess students will complete as many 1/8 mile laps as they can. Parent volunteers will tally their laps and fill out the remainder of their sheet, attach an envelope to their pledge sheet and send it back home on 10/14.

·         October 14th through October 22nd Go Collect those Pledges With the help of parents. Students collect all remaining pledges/donations and return them to their teacher in a sealed envelope with their pledge form to qualify for raffle entries and classroom prizes. Remember you help win a pizza party for your class or an awesome prize for yourself!

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN SWEPTA’S JOG-A-THON FUNDRAISER!

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