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    Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Friday Folder
     
    December 13, 2019
      

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    WELCOME TO THE MEMORIAL SCHOOL PTA!

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    Thank you for becoming a PTA member for the 2019-2020 school year! The Friday Folder is a weekly newsletter to keep you informed about upcoming PTA activities and events.   

    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 

    Thanks for your support!     

     

    HOLIDAY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE
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    Thanks to everyone who shopped at our Holiday Boutique this week! This was a fun opportunity for children to purchase their own holiday gifts for family members and friends. We hope that eveyone enjoys their gifts!  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to the PTA parents and grandparents who volunteered their time to help us run the boutique this week. Your help was greatly appreciated!

     

    ADOPT-A-FAMILY HOLIDAY GIFT DONATIONS

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    This holiday season, Memorial PTA has "adopted" two families through the East Brunswick Recreation Community Services program.  The families have provided us with some "Wish List" items.  Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to donate a gift.  

    We are also be accepting monetary donations to purchase additional gifts and gift cards for the families.  

    Please send monetary donations to school in an envelope labeled "PTA Adopt-a-Family Gift Donation".  No amount is too small!

    Gifts do not need to be wrapped.  Please send them to school in a bag labeled "PTA Adopt-a-Family Gift Donation".

    All donations should be sent to school by Tuesday, December 17th.

    Please help us to help those less fortunate in our own community!

    Sign Up Genius Link for Adopt-A-Family Donations

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aacaf28abfd0-donations1

     

    STAFF HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

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    The Memorial PTA will be hosting a Staff Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 19th. We will be providing a catered lunch, but we need donations of side dishes and desserts to complete our luncheon. Please consider signing up to donate a homemade or store-bought dessert or side dish.  Please use the Sign Up link below to donate to the Holiday Luncheon.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aacaf28abfd0-donations

    We are also accepting monetary donations to help with the cost of the catered food and to purchase additional food and supplies. Please send monetary donations to school by Monday, Dec.16th in an envelope labeled "PTA Holiday Luncheon".

     

    JOIN THE HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE !

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    Memorial PTA Hospitality Committee will be responsible for planning the Staff Holiday Luncheon in December and a breakfast, lunch and other activities for Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

    We would love your help!  Please use the sign up below to join the committee. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aacaf28abfd0-hospitality

     

     

    WINTER CLASS PARTIES
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    Winter Class Parties will take place on Friday, December 20th.  Room parents have sent letters and/or emails to collect snacks, other party supplies and a class gift.  Please remember that only PTA Room Parents that are assigned to the Winter Party and are on an approved security list will be allowed in the building for the parties.
     
    SCHOOL STORE - Volunteer Slots Available!
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    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!

    Be a School Store Vounteer- 

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    We need some parent volunteers to help at our School Store.  The School Store takes place from 11:00am - 1:15pm. Please only sign up for a slot if you are able to stay for the entire time period.  Your responsibilities will be to help set up the items in the School Store and assist children with their purchases.  Remember that volunteers must also be current PTA members.  If you need to complete your PTA membership, visit our website at https://www.ebnet.org/Page/10191 

    Click on the link to sign up as a School Store volunteer.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aacaf28abfd0-school

    School Store Gift Certificates-

    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 request them in advance.  

     Click here to fill out the online form to order gift certificates

    Questions? Email memorialschoolstore@gmail.com

     

    SAVE THE DATE - PANERA DINE TO DONATE - SUNDAY, JAN. 19th

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    Memorial PTA will be having a Dine to Donate Event at Panera Bread located in Brunswick Square Mall (755 State Rt 18) on Sunday, January 19th 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

     
    5th GRADE COMMITTEE
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    Attention 5th Grade Parents!  It is not too late to join the 5th Grade Committee to help plan the events and activities for the 5th Grade this year!  If interested, please email Angela at memorialeb.2020@gmail.com.

    5th Grade Opt-Out Fundraiser – Extended!

    We have a large 5th grade class and need your support!  Just $60 per family allows our class to pay for a end of year Lakeview field trip and gift each student with Moving Up HMS merchandise.

    If you’re unable to support this buyout fundraiser, we ask that you contribute to upcoming activities that benefit our class.  This way everyone contributes! 

    For any questions or alternate payment methods, please call or txt Angela at 732-841-5879

     Click here for more information and visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B48A9A9229-5thgrade to sign up for the opt out.

     
     
    BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
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    For every TEN valid Box Tops you send in, your child will be entered into a prize drawing!

    Keep scanning and sending in Box Tops for a chance to win our next prize of a Target Gift Card!

    Box Tops submitted by 12/16 will be entered into the drawing.

    Box Tops are going DIGITAL! 

    No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online. Your child will also receive credit for box tops submitted through the app by pressing the star when you scan a receipt and enter his/her name.

    We also collect Box Tops that are clipped from packages.  Be sure to send in your Box Tops to school with your child's name and teacher's name. Box Tops can be sent in to school in a ziplock bag or on a collection sheet. Please make sure that the Box Tops are not ripped or expired.

    Please visit the Box Tops 4 Education Website to download the app or a collection form and learn about the products that contain Box Tops. 

      

    PTA MEETING

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    Join us at our next PTA Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:30PM in the Cafetorium.

     
     
     
     Let's Stay in Touch!

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    Email

    Contact us at memorialschoolpta@gmail.com

    Facebook

    Click here to follow the Memorial PTA on Facebook

    Text Message Reminders

    If you are not receiving text message reminders from the PTA, you can join the Memorial PTA Remind account by texting @mempta to 81010

     

     
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    12/17 - Gift/Monetary Donations due for Adopt-a-Family Holiday Program
     
    12/19  - Staff Holiday Luncheon (Donations appreciated!)
     
    12/20 - Class Winter Parties (See above - some classes are in need of parent volunteers)
     
    12/23 - Single Session (1:45PM Closing)
     
    12/24 - 1/1 - No School (Winter Break)
     
    1/9 - In School Assembly (Music Technology)
     
    1/13 - PTA Meeting (7:30PM)
     
    1/19 - Panera Dine to Donate 4-8PM
     
    1/31 - Cake Decorating with Dad (or Grandpa, Uncle, etc) Contest (more info. coming soon!)
      
     
    COMMUNITY NEWS…
      

    For a complete list of Community Events, please click here.

    The East Brunswick Recreation Department offers many programs for both children and adults.  To view the Fall/Winter Brochure, please click here

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    Go to  https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-events-calendar.cfm to view a Calendar of EBPL Events.

    The Friends of East Brunswick Public Library would like your support.  For information about becoming a supporter, visit their website at  https://www.ebpl.org/main/friends-of-the-library.cfm

    2019-2020 PTA BOARD Members
    • President:  Julie Rafano
    • VP:  Brianne Mory
    • Secretary:  Sally Stavola
    • Treasurer:  Kelly Lasch
    • In School Events:  Hyemi Kim and Jennifer Garber
    • Out of School Events:  Lisa Villanueva and Kitman Kan
    • Fundraising:  Jasmin Gonzalez  
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