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    Memorial School PTA
    Virtual Friday Folder
     
    October 11, 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.   We are looking forward to a great year!

    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!     

      

    HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT -

    Important Message - We can't have a Trunk or Treat without Trunks! We need more Trunks!  Please consider setting up a "Trunk" for the event.  Trunk Registration deadline extended until Tuesday 10/15!

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     The Halloween Trunk or Treat will take place on Friday, October 18th (Raindate 10/25)

    Join us for a fun evening of "Trunk-or Treating" followed by carnival style games, magic, face painting, cupcake decorating, and more!!   You can bring your friends too! Admission wristbands cost $5 per child and can be purchased in advance.

    WE NEED TRUNKS TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!   Be part of the fun! Please consider signing up to decorate your car and distribute candy to all of the trunk-or-treaters! Car registration is FREE and includes 2 admission wristbands when you arrive at the event! Cars must be pre-registered. 

    Click the link to download a Trunk Or Treat Registration Packet (Packets were also sent home)  

    Trunk Registration deadline extended until Tuesday 10/15.  

    **Advanced bracelet registration is now closed.  Tickets will be available at the entrance.**

    Are you crafty??  We'd love some volunteers to help make some of the decorations and games for the event.  Email memorialoutofschoolactivities@gmail.com.

    WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP DURING THE EVENT, BAKE CUPCAKES AND DONATE SUPPLIES FOR THE EVENT!  Click on the Sign Up link below.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aacaf28abfd0-2019 

    Questions?  Contact Lisa or Kitman at memorialoutofschoolactivities@gmail.com

     

    SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

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    Memorial PTA will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from October 21st - October 25th. This is a fun opportunity for children to shop for their very own books during the school day. Parent/Teacher conferences will also be taking place that week.  You will have the opportunity to come and shop as well!   We need volunteers to help work at the book fair during the day and during evening conferences.  Click on the link below to sign up as a book fair volunteer.
     
     
    Our teachers are creating Wish Lists of books that they would like for their classrooms.. If you visit the book fair during parent teacher conferences, you can view the Wish Lists and purchase a book for your child's classroom.  You can also purchase a Book Fair Gift certificate for your child’s teacher.  Click here to download a Gift Certificate.  Simply send in the gift certificate with your name, email address and payment in an envelope labeled “PTA-Book Fair Certificate” and we will pass on the gift certificate to your child’s teacher.
     
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    Scholastic has a  digital payment option so you do not need to send cash to school with your child! Simply set up an EWallet account on our Book Fair Homepage and add funds to your child's account. You can set a spending limit for your child and any unused money will go back to your credit card. You will only be charged for the items that are purchased and will not be charged more than the spending limit that you set. More information can be found on our Book Fair Homepage at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/memorialelementaryschool39

     

    KIDSTUFF/SAVAROUND COUPON BOOKS  - ORDERS OVERDUE

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    KidStuff Coupon Book Orders were due last week! 

    These money-saving, family friendly coupon books cost $25 each which also includes a 12 month membership to the Kidstuff/Savaround App!

    Memorial School will earn 50% profit on each book sold! The book that was sent home is a NOT SAMPLE BOOK TO KEEP. If you do not want to purchase the book, please remember to return it to school as soon as possible.  Please leave your name label on the book that you return so that we can track the books. We will be charged for books that are not returned.  (Please note that 5th grade students only received order forms and therefore do not need to return unwanted books.  However, if 5th grade parents would like to order Kidstuff books, they can simply send the order form to school with payment and a book will be sent home with your child.  

    Online ordering is now closed!  If you would like to purchase the book you have, please fill out the order form and return it to school with your payment (cash or checks made payable to Memorial School PTA) 

    Questions? Contact Jasmin Gonzalez (memorialptafundraising@gmail.com)

      

    URBAN AIR SPIRIT NIGHT

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    Wednesday, October 23rd! Come and have some fun, while supporting Memorial School PTA at Urban Air from 4-8pm!

    Ultimate Pass with jump socks for only $27.99! Please bring a copy of the attached flyer.

    Hope to see you there!

    Urban Air Fundraiser 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.
    This year, 5th grade parents are invited to participate in an "Opt-Out" fundraiser to support this year's 5th grade end of year student gifts and activities.  Click here for more information.
     
    CONFERENCE WEEK BAKE SALE TO SUPPORT THE 5th GRADE CLASS
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    Memorial PTA's 5th Grade Committee is hosting a Bake Sale during parent teacher conferences next week. All items $1. Please consider donating a baked good for the Bake Sale and remember to stop by the Bake sale to support the 5th Grade Class of 2020. 

    Contact Angela Paglia at memorial.2020@gmail.com if you would like to help!

     

     ROOM PARENTS -

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    Thank you to all of the parents who submitted Room Parent Applications. We are in the process of assigning Room Parents and Volunteers for each class party. Room Parents will be notified of their assignments within the next week.

    HALLOWEEN PARTY HELP IS NEEDED!  

    WE STILL NEED ROOM PARENTS (Party Planners and/or Event Volunteers) for the following classes:  

    Ms. Ferrante (K)

    Ms. McCloskey (K)

    Ms. Georgiou (K)

    Ms. Affinito (1st)

    Ms. Edwards (3rd)

    Ms. C.Thomas (3rd)

    Ms. Islam (5th)

    Ms. Robertson (5th)   

    If you would like to be a room parent for one of these classes, please email Sally Stavola (sjs6808@yahoo.com) as soon as possible.  Please include your name and the teacher's name in the subject line for the email.  

    Thanks for your help!

      

     VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY - GUEST SPEAKER NEEDED

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    Veterans Day will be celebrated in school with an assembly on November 12th. If someone you know or someone in your family is a veteran, he/she will be invited to be a part of this special assembly (Save the Date!). 

    We are currently looking for a Guest Speaker for the assembly.  If you are a veteran or know a veteran that is interested in giving a brief presentation to our K-5 students, please email memorialschoolpta@gmail.com.

     

    SCHOOL STORE
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    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!

    Be a School Store Vounteer- 

    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, assist children with their purchases and clean up when lunches are over.  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

    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.

    School Store Gift Certificate Request

       

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

    **Box Tops that were submitted by October 1st were entered into our first drawing of the school year for a $10 Scholastics Book Fair gift certificate! Winner will be announced next week!

    Stay tuned for our next prize!

    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.

    Box Tops are each worth 10 cents. You can help raise money for the students of Memorial School!

    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. 

      
    TEACHER GRANTS
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    Attention Teachers! PTA Teacher Grant Applications are now being accepted. The first deadline for applications is November 22nd. Use the links below to download the Grant Guideline and Application.

    Teacher Grant Guidelines for Memorial Teachers 

    Teacher Grant Application for Memorial Teachers

     

     
     
    OLIVER'S LABELS
     
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    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  

     
     
     
      
     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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    10/11 - EBHS Football game - Elementary School Spirit Night - EBHS 7PM
     
    10/18 - Halloween Trunk or Treat (Rain Date 10/25)
     
    10/21 - PTA Meeting - 7:30PM
     
    10/21-10/25 - Scholastic Book Fair (Bookfair will be open during conferences on 10/22,10/23 & 10/24)
     
    10/23 - Urban Air Spirit Night - 4-8PM (see info above)
     
    10/31 - Halloween Class Parties hosted by PTA Room Parents
     
     
     
    COMMUNITY NEWS…
     
    EAST BRUNSWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPIRIT NIGHT AT EBHS Football Game -Friday 10/11
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    Show your EB Pride!  East Brunswick High School Football team is hosting an Elementary School Spirit Night on Friday, October 11th.
    Game Time: 7:00PM
    Location: East Brunswick High School
    Free Admission for EB Elementary school students with a paying adult.
     

    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

    East Brunswick Public Library  -

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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

    Healthy Kids Running Series

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    All children are invited to participate in the Healthy Kids Running Series. This "No Pressure" running program will take place on Sundays (Sept 22,29 Oct 6,13,20) at 4:00pm. Click here for more information.

     

    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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