MSA transition, Teacher Appreciation, and FroYo Social
This is the last Constant Contact email you'll receive from SSKY PTO. Please transition to MSA.
Dear Sonoran Sky Community,
We want to thank every single one of for your kindness, patience, and willingness to work together during the past weeks. Special thank you to those who helped identify and coordinate childcare options, took kids into their homes to help out friends, provided food, shared and communicated important information, kept the school running, gave school tours, decorated sidewalks, and so many many other things!
We came together to support each other and our students during this past week and that shows what a strong and amazing community we’ve created. Thank you everyone!
We are transitioning to My School Anywhere (MSA) for PTO communications. Doing so will both save money and be more user friendly.
This is the last Constant Contact email. If you are not signed up with MSA, you will not receive PTO emails.
My School Anywhere will be our class directory, school directory, and primary means of weekly PTO communication. Room Parents will even have the option to use special communication features for their classes!
Check the privacy settings. You must “opt in” to the on-line directory. If you don’t you’ll be able to see people who have opted in, but they will not see your information and your student will not appear on class rosters.
Put in your student’s current grade and teacher. We will “graduate” everyone in June.
If you don’t wish to be part of the school directory or receive PTO emails, try to check the website, Facebook or Twitter regularly to stay abreast of school happenings – like supply lists and EduKit info- which we’ll publish in the next newsletter through MSA!!!
Keep the following points in mind to help make our final days run smoothly:
Kindergarten drop off lanes should only be used by families with kinders.
Students should go to the field in the morning. Parents who are volunteering can come back to the classroom after 9am.
If you have projects/treats/things to drop off, please label them with a post-it and leave the item on the delivery cart.
Try to always sign in when visiting the school and always fill out a parking spot ticket when volunteering!
Sonoran Sky’s Teacher Appreciation Week is May 14-18! But, we made sure there were treats today, too!
Lunch will be provided by PTO’s Hospitality Committee on Monday, May 14 and Thursday, May 17.
More details will follow from your room parent.
May 7th 7:45am PTO meeting
This is the last PTO meeting of the school year. Come honor some of our stand out teachers and find out what we have planned for next year.
May 9th 5:30pm
PVUSD invites you to the District Offices for the May parent program. You’ll gain critical information about how to protect your children and/or extended family members from the growing problem of substance abuse and addiction. More details here.
May 10th Yogurtini Social after school & after Sing America Sing
The weather is perfect for an ice cold treat! Join us for a frozen yogurt social at Yogurtini on Scottsdale and Thunderbird. Come right after school or join the 5th graders after Sing America Sing! Thursday, May 10th!
More SSKY Happenings and News
LAST CHANCE TO TURN IN YOUR BOX TOPS – Did you know that on average, the school collects about $2,000 in BoxTops each year that the sixth graders use to defray costs.
It’s easy to support P.I.L.O.T.S. Just clip the BoxTops you find on hundreds of participating products and send them to school at your convenience. Each one is worth 10¢ and the sixth graders will do all the precision cutting, sorting, and managing, including awarding monthly prizes to the classrooms with the highest collection!
Save Your Books! We know SSKY loves to read! Save your used books for the Used Book Fair! We’ll be collecting used books in August and hosting our bi-annual sale in September! It will be great!
Thanks to everyone for participating in the Paws for Books Spring Book Fair. We sold almost $20k worth of books and supplies which earned us $7000 Scholastic Dollars.
Primarily, we’ll use the Scholastic Dollars to help teachers establish and spruce up their libraries when school starts in August. We’ll also provide some prizes for the fall Read-a Thon.
Thank you to all the Book Fair volunteers. We had record setting fast set-up and take down and you are all appreciated. Thein Prem, Leigh Piper, Paula Kirklys, Amy Rhodes, Michele Carroll, Megan Starr Becker, Yutao Jiang, Michelle Stewart, Kristen Dezso, Jade Izzett, Kelsey Mayid, Mary Hearn, Shannon Boivin, Toby Fox, Christie Maroulis, Becca Norton, Alison Feinberg, Sharalee Schneider, Michelle Kass, Abbie Richie, Michele Koivisto, Whitney Crutchley, Allison Kierman, Tricia Zich, Jody Pannozzo, Marni Steinberg, Marni Gerber, Becky Rand, Lisa Merendino, Kerri Zauner, and an extra special thanks to co-chair Nina Vomero who did all of the decorations- the library looked amazing!
Book Fair Chair
Woo Hoo! Sonoran Sky Elementary School was selected by the readers of the Jewish News as the Best Public School in the Valley. We’ll be listed in the “Best Of” Jewish Arts & Culture Magazine. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
We’ll discuss the proposed budget at our Tuesday, May 8th meeting after the UPC teacher appreciation portion of the meeting.
Turn in Your Receipts!
Attention Room Parents: Don’t miss these finance deadlines
Please note, we extended the deadline to submit Room Parent expense reports to adjust for Teacher Appreciation Week’s rescheduled dates.
Please have expense reports to Michelle Kass by Friday, May 18th. Submit all reports with attached reciepts to the Room Parent box in the workroom. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Turn in any check requests as soon as you have them. Deadline for check requests is May 21st for all expenses incurred to that date. Any expenses incurred after May 21st should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure reimbursement by year-end. Place check requests in the Treasurer box in the workroom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
May 18th: Room parent expense reports & receipts due
May 21st: Classroom support check requests due
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