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We are very proud to announce that we met our original goal of raising $20,000 to continue funding existing programs*. THANK YOU!!!!
BUT, WE’RE NOT DONE!
LOG ALL MINUTES AND DONATIONS BY 10PM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
READ-A-THON is not over and we’d love to accomplish TWO MORE GOALS with this fundraiser before MONDAY AT 10PM:
1) NEW GOAL! Raise an additional $30,000 to finance our new playground project; and;
2) Read a combined total of 500,000 minutes in two weeks! That’s HALF A MILLION MINUTES!
This additional money will go towards funding our new playground project! And, if we reach HALF A MILLION MINUTES, we’ll have a surprise prize for ALL our readers!
KEEP READING! KEEP FUNDRAISING! WE CAN MEET ALL OUR GOALS!
*Funding existing programs each year is one of the PTO’s primary goals. To meet this goal, each major fundraiser, (Team Thunderbird, RAT, and Cantina Night) is tasked with raising a portion of the funds necessary to maintain existing programming. When that fundraiser reaches its goal, the PTO is able to allocate additional funds to other programs.
The PTO has already approved and committed funds to partially pay for the playground project. But, because this is a really big and expensive project, it was designed as a multi-year, multi-phase endeavor. Splitting the project into phases, as originally planned, means that only a few new pieces will be added each year as the PTO raises the necessary money.
READ-A-THON can speed the multi-year process up! Because READ-A-THON already met the goal necessary to fund existing programs, additional funds will go towards the playground project!
***These are potential playground designs. We are waiting for final District approvals.
Read-A-Thon’s Last Days
Students earn raffle tickets for every 100 minutes they read and every $25 they raise.
Final RAT Activities
November 13 – Last Day, Log all minutes and donations by 10pm
November 14 – Student Only Finale Rally
November 17 - Free Recess Time
November 17 – Ice Cream Sandwich Party
November 20 – Limo Lunch
November 21 – Glow Dance Party, during school hours
Birthday in a Box and Birthday Marquee orders MUST be placed 7 school days in advance. We’ve been getting A LOT of late orders. Please, be courteous to your fellow volunteers – order SEVEN days in advance.
PTO Open Positions
We’re looking for volunteers to fill the following positions. Elected positions are generally two year commitments and we are planning to hold the election early next year.
Thank you to everyone who has already expressed interest or self-nominated. We appreciate you. If YOU are interested in ANY of these positions, please contact Alison Feinberg.
Open Executive Board Positions
VP Fundraising Co-Chair
Open PTO Board Positions (elected positions)
Open Non-Elected Positions
Smile! It’s Picture Retake Day
Picture Retakes are November 15th at 9AM! If we did not see you on Picture Day or you would like a new image, do not miss out on ordering pictures for your student. Come by the office for a form or order online at https://ios.mydorian.com using our school’s access key: WKHHZYAX.
Online pre-orders using our school’s access key are available up to 4 days after retake day. If your student needs a do-over, send the original photos in and have the student turn them in to the photographers. If you have questions, please call the office.
THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the book fair. A special big thanks to the decorating team! Becca Norton, Michelle Kass, and Julie Burr! The library looked awesome and the decorations were amazing.
Book fair was a big success. We sold a total of $15000 dollars worth of books. I just want you to know that it takes a village- so thank you all for being part of that village! It would not have happened without everyone donating their time.
Again, a HUGE Thank You to everyone!! Shannon Boivin, Kristina Brown, Jen Burns, Michele Carroll, Whitney Crutchley, Kristen Dezso, Alison Feinberg, Marni Gerber, Gwen Gorlin, Sheri Granger Kravetz, Monisha Hemde, Kyla Johnson, Michelle Kass, Glory Kaufman, Allison Kierman, Michele Koivisto, Allyson Laks, Denise Lieberthal, Christie Maroulis, Lisa Merendino, Becca Norton, Alison Plotnik, Amy Rhodes, Sharalee Schneider, Becky Schroepfer, Sarah Sharma, Jennifer Sosnow, Carla Stark, Megan Starr, Marni Steinberg, Liz Vaisben, Elizabeth Vitaro, Nina Vomero, Pearl Woodring, and Tricia Zich.
Community Business Partners
Our Community Business Partners generously support our school and public education. Please take a minute to click on the logos below and visit their websites.
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i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. i9 Sports provides a youth sports experience unlike any other teaching the importance of good sportsmanship on the field and in life.
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