• May 6th, 2013

    Brandon PTA announcements for the week May 6, 2013

    STAR TESTING
    STAR testing for 2nd through 6th graders continues this week through May 10th. Testing is from 8:25-10:30 am each day. During testing, the campus will be closed (gates locked) and quiet enforced. If your student is late, they will have to wait in the office until testing is completed.

    ATTENTION BRANDON GARDEN SUPPORTERS!
    Our School Gardens Installation Coordinator, Ramsey Cronk, is offering a one-hour workshop to get everyone familiar with the basics of the garden. This is a great opportunity for us to receive FREE training and to solidify our garden community. We are looking to include all who can help sustain and gain from access and easy use of the garden. Parents and all teachers welcome. Tuesday, May 7th from 3:00-4:00 pm. Please RSVP to Jana Brody at janabrody@yahoo.com

    STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON – THIS WEDNESDAY, May 8th!
    The PTA will host a staff luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th. This is a special time to show the staff at Brandon how much we appreciate their time with our children. Here are some ways you can make this time even more special:
    Assist with preparing the staff lounge for the luncheon.
    Help to clean the staff lounge following the luncheon.
    Prepare a warm dish or a salad.
    Donate money to help assist with purchasing ingredients and decorations.
    Prepared items can be dropped off in the teachers’ lounge by 11:00 on May 8th.
    Please bring warm food to the lounge at 11:45. If necessary, food will be warmed in a microwave so please use microwave safe dishes. (Be sure to label the items you leave in the lounge.)
    Please contact Michelle FitzGerald at mlfitz805@yahoo.com if you are able to help with setting up and/or cleaning up.

    FINAL BOWWOW OF THE YEAR – THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th
    This Wednesday is the last BOWWOW of the year! Please bike or walk on Wednesday to try to win the class field trip for overall yearly participation. Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond, along with the PTA, are once again sponsoring the winning class field trip.

    BRANDON PTA – 2013-2014 NOMINATIONS
    Please consider nominating yourself for a position on next year’s PTA. Nomination forms were sent home in Friday Folders. There are several open positions and your help is needed. Please return forms to the school office by Friday, May 10th.

    HONORARY SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS
    Through the Honorary Service Award program, the Brandon PTA recognizes individuals who have given outstanding service to the children in our school community. The recipients are people who continually go above and beyond in their contributions. Please nominate someone and turn in the form that was in Friday Folders by May 10th to the office.

    I MADONNARI CONTEST
    In honor of the I Madonnari Chalk Festival coming up in Santa Barbara, Brandon is having a chalk drawing contest. Students interested in participating may submit a drawing of the design they wish to make to their teacher by Friday, May 10th. This year’s theme is “Goleta, the Goodland.” One winner will be chosen and have the opportunity to do the chalk art for Brandon at the I Madonnari Chalk Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Details about the contest were sent home in Friday Folders.

    ADOPT-A-GARDEN – SUMMER OPPORTUNITY
    The Brandon Garden needs you and your family. Please sign-up for one week this summer to water, weed, harvest and enjoy the Brandon Garden. Sign-up forms were sent home in Friday Folders.

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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    STAR Testing for 2nd-6th Graders – May 6th – May 10th – Quiet, Closed Campus 8:25-10:30 am
    Brandon Garden Workshop – Tuesday, May 7th from 3:00-4:00 pm
    BOWWOW – Wednesday, May 8th – Final BOWWOW of the Year
    Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Wednesday, May 8th in the Staff Lounge
    PTA Meeting – Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 pm in the Staff Lounge
    Brandon’s I Madonnari Chalk Festival – Begins Monday, May 20th
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    On behalf of the Brandon PTA,
    Kate Ugoretz
    ugoretz@cox.net

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