WELCOME TO THE MEMORIAL SCHOOL PTA!
Thank you for becoming a PTA member for the 2018-2019 school year! The Friday Folder is a weekly newsletter to keep you informed about upcoming PTA activities and events. We are looking forward to a great year!
This year, all PTA memberships are being processed by NJPTA through their new MemberHub website. Email receipts and links for NJPTA memberhsip cards were sent through MemberHub.
Please encourage your Memorial friends to become PTA members too! Membership information can be viewed on our website at https://www.ebnet.org/Page/10191
CAKE DECORATING CONTEST
The PTA's 4th Annual Cake Decorating Contest took place on Friday, Januray 18th. Thanks to all of the families that participated and to the Memorial teachers that had the difficult job of judging the cakes! We hope everyone had a great time!
Take a look at some of the awesome creations!
MEMORIAL BOWL - Refreshment Stand and Charity Donation Collection
Memorial School is having it's first ever Memorial Bowl on Friday, February 1st, where students will play against teachers/staff in Phys.Ed activities. It is sure to be a fun night!
The PTA will be helping to collect donations for the Unbroken Warriors Foundation (a nonprofit organization which aides veterans returning from deployment who are struggling with their mental health). The PTA will also be having a Bake Sale to raise money to be used toward Memorial School Field Day expenses.
We need volunteers to collect donations and work at our refreshment stand. We also need donations of snacks and baked goods for our Refreshment Stand. Please click on the link to sign up to volunteer or to donate a homemade or store bought treat! Thanks for your help!
Memorial PTA is now selling Spirit Sticks! Spirit Sticks are small embroidered tags that hang on a keyring for students to display on their backpacks. They are only $1 each. We have Mystery Sticks and Grade Level sticks available for sale now! (We will have more styles available in the future!) Spirit Sticks are another great alternative to goody bags for class parties or birthday celebrations. Please use the attached form to order spirit sticks.
Spirit Stick Order Form
VALENTINE'S DAY CLASS PARTIES
Valentine's Day Parties will be held on Thursday 2/14. Room parents will be sending out letters and/or emails to collect food and other items for the parties. Please remember that only PTA Room Parents that are assigned to the Valentine's Day Party and are on an approved list will be allowed in the building for the parties.
SAVE THE DATE - PANERA DINE TO DONATE - SATURDAY, FEB. 9th
Memorial PTA will be having a Dine to Donate Event at Panera Bread located in Brunswick Square Mall (755 State Rt 18) on Saturday, February 9th from 4PM - 8PM
Please come out to support our PTA! Simply show the attached flyer when placing your order and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Memorial School PTA.
Panera Dine to Donate Flyer
KARATE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS
Two local Karate Schools have been kind enough to help support our PTA! Karate is a great way to increase physical fitness, self- confidence, self-respect and discipline.
Brills Karate in Spotswood offers a special price for one month of classes with all proceeds going to our PTA.
Brills Karate is also offering FREE Adult Self Defense Classes on January 29th and February 16th. Contact Brills at 732-251-0090 and mention that you are part of the Memorial School PTA or click here to view the Brills karate flyer that was sent home last week.
Satori Academy in Milltown offers a special price for four weeks (includes a uniform) with all proceeds going to our PTA. Contact Satori at 732-651-0123 and mention that you are part of the Memorial School PTA.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Congratulations to Sabrina in Ms. Romba's Class! She was our January Box Top Winner of a $10 FiveBelow Gift Card!
Remember that Box Tops can be found on so many items you purchase! Each valid pink Box Tops coupon is worth 10¢ to Memorial PTA.
We are so thankful to the families who have helped us earn $335.00 so far this year. Let’s keep the momentum going!
Our next Box Tops submission deadline is February th, with a prize drawing on Friday, February 15th for a $10 School Store Gift Certificate, so let’s keep clipping!
Looking for an alternative to clipping? Help Memorial PTA double our Box Tops earnings by downloading the @BTFE Bonus App — it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! You can double your contributions and help fund school needs today. #EveryClipCounts
For a complete list of participating items, please visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
Click here to download a Box Top Collection Sheet
Did you know that we have a school store that's run by the PTA? The school store is open Thursdays during your child's lunch period. Prices range from $0.25 to $5.00 . If you send your child to school with some extra change, he/she can have a fun shopping experience! You'll also be supporting the PTA!
Is your child celebrating a birthday soon? The school store has gift certificates that we can distribute to your child's class. This is a great substitution for traditional goody bags. To purchase gift certificates, you must fill out a request form in advance. Click on the link to download the form. Questions about school store gift certificates? Email Michelle Cittadino at email@example.com
School Store Gift Certificate Order Form
PHOTOS FOR YEARBOOK
Our yearbook photographers can't be everywhere, so if you've got great photos of school events, please share them with us!
Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to list the names of all students in the photos.
Thanks for your help!
Support the Memorial School PTA when you purchase personalized labels through Oliver's Labels. These labels are fully customizable and there are so many options for all your labeling needs! Great for clothes, camp items, and school supplies, etc.
20% of every purchase made through our own website will go directly back to the PTA!
Check them out here! www.oliverslabels.com/EBmemorial
NEXT PTA MEETING
Our next PTA Meeting will be held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30PM in the Media Center. Hope to see you there!
MEDIA CENTER VOLUNTEERS
Our school media specialist is looking for some parent volunteers to help in the Media Center during the day. If interested, please email Mrs. Fernandez at email@example.com