Those of you at the Ice Cream Social tonight may have run into Chester, our new friend at Waite Park. If you didn't get to enjoy ice cream and flu-fighting tonight, don't you worry -- there's still a chance to meet Chester! He'll be hanging out at school the next couple weeks.
A few facts about Chester: His favorite color is puce. His past-times include people watching, coin collecting, and standing really, really still. He's so old, he's practically an antique (don't tell him I said that).
|Ice Cream Social 2015|
What's the PTA up to next?
Kindness chalk! Click that link to learn more. The short of it: On Friday, Oct 9th, everyone is invited to chalk up the sidewalks outside Waite Park in the name of friendship and understanding. It's an awesome anti-bullying campaign, and we hope you'll ask us more about it and/or join the fun.
October 10 -14th is the Scholastic Book Fair.
And last, but not least, for the month of October:
Fall Coin Drive! Each year, the PTA raises money that we then use to enrich our children’s educational experiences (think field trips; classroom activities; and awesome community get-togethers like the Ice Cream Social pictured in this blog post).
This fall our goal is to collect $5,000 through a Coin Drive to support Waite Park Community School. Our hope is for $3,000 in coins and $2,000 in classroom sponsors. In fact, we are seeking classroom sponsors to match the money raised in each class, so if you have a connection to a local business (or if you or a grandparent of a Waite Park student might be interested), please contact Jill Pearson-Wood at 612-250-3401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Classrooms will collect coins from Octboer 5-23. Students can bring in any denomination of coins (or even bills). The classroom that collects the most money will receive a prize! There are rumors that prize might include a pizza party, milk and cookie breaks, and maybe even...EXTRA RECESS.
|These kids clearly don't have enough fun already.|
And as always, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU for your support. Whether you've had multiple kids make their way through our school, or you're a brand new parent of a High-5er or Kindergartner, we are excited to get to know you and hope you'll join us in our activities.
You may even get to meet Chester.