• March 31st, 2014

    Brandon PTA announcements for the week March 31, 2014

    BRANDON SPRING BOOK FAIR – NEXT WEEK – MONDAY, APRIL 7th – FRIDAY, APRIL 11th
    Mark your calendar for the PTA’s Annual Spring Book Fair – Monday, April 7th – Friday, April 11th.
    This spring’s theme is “Fiesta – ¡Yo Quiero Libros! ¡Vamos a Leer!” – “I Want Books! Let’s Go Read!”
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
    Encourage kids to read and raise money for the Brandon library by volunteering at the Book Fair! Volunteers are needed to help set-up, staff the book fair before and after school, and take down the fair.
    Please consider volunteering to help make the Book Fair a success!
    Contact Jeannie Barbieri-Low at jbarbierilow@yahoo.com or Kate Ugoretz at ugoretz@cox.net or sign-up for a shift at
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A45ADA62CA02-volunteers2

    SPRING ART SHOW – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
    Parents are needed on Thursday, April 10th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm to help hang all 400 pieces of art for the Spring Art Show. Can you spare an hour? No skills required…just the ability to staple art to paper. Get a sneak peek of all the wonderful art your children have been working on all year. No need to RSVP…drop by the MPR anytime and Patty Palmer will put you to work.

    OPEN HOUSE – NEXT THURSDAY, APRIL 10th
    Watch the performers at the Spring Recital in the MPR from 5:30-6:15 pm
    Enjoy a fiesta dinner with the PTA from 5:30-7:00 pm with food sold by Paloma (formerly Rudy’s)
    Visit your child’s classroom between 6:30-7:30 pm
    Support the Book Fair and the Brandon Library in the MPR from 6:15-7:30 pm
    Check out all the amazing artwork at the Spring Art Show in the MPR from 6:15-8:00 pm
    *Please note that the Book Fair and Art Show will not open in the MPR until after the recital

    BRANDON YEARBOOK
    Do you have photos of your child with their Islander buddies? Halloween, Reflections, Jog-a-thon, Winter Gathering, Dr. Seuss, Field Trips, Science Night or other Brandon event?
    The Brandon Yearbook is currently being designed and desperately NEEDS more students and events represented in the photos.
    Please email photos to Terra Hillyer at terrahillyer@hotmail.com and include your student’s name, teacher and event in the subject line of the email.
    Photos received before this FRIDAY, April 4th will be considered.
    If we can gather enough photos from our Brandon community we will be able to begin yearbook sales April 7th.
    Distribution of the Brandon Yearbook will occur during the last week of school.
    If you would like to be help with design, sales, or distribution, please email Terra Hillyer.

    KINDERGARTEN AND TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT
    Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten enrollment have begun. If you are a new kindergarten or transitional kindergarten family, please pick up an enrollment packet in the office and sign-up for a kindergarten screening time.

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    Information regarding Brandon Elementary School’s after-school enrichment classes is provided as a service to families of students at Brandon Elementary School. The Brandon PTA is neither sponsoring nor endorsing the enrichment classes or the agencies/businesses providing the classes.

    BRANDON GLEE CLUB
    The Brandon School Performing Arts presents Glee Club.
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm in the MPR. March 31st – May 28th.
    Open to all 2nd through 6th graders. 20 student maximum.
    Fee: $130 for 8 weeks.
    Forms were sent home in Friday Folders and are also available in the office. Questions: please contact Aaron Gallington at agallington@37.60.239.169.

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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    BOWWOW – Bike on Wednesday, Walk on Wednesday – Every Wednesday
    PTA Meeting – Thursday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Staff Lounge
    Mixed Bag Designs CIMI Camp Fundraiser – Ends Friday, April 4th
    Spring Book Fair – Monday, April 7th – Friday, April 11th – before and after school and during Open House
    PTA Fiesta Dinner – Thursday, April 10th 5:30-7:00 pm
    Spring Recital – Thursday, April 10th from 5:30-6:15 pm in the MPR
    Brandon Open House – Thursday, April 10th – Classrooms Open from 6:30-7:30 pm
    Spring Art Show – Thursday, April 10th from 6:15-8:00 pm in the MPR
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