Brandon PTA announcements for the week September 16, 2013
BRANDON PTA’s INVEST IN YOUR ISLANDER CONTRIBUTION CAMPAIGN
The more we invest, the more our children profit!
Thanks to the following families for Investing in your Islanders!!
Lennon, Gritt, Ugoretz, Kuhm, Flowers, Dent, Brody, Choi, Janzen, Stokke, Williams, Rodriguez, Lopez, Marshall, Denier, Steinberger, Salcido, Allen, Robinson, Marston, Martin, Wampler/Roberts, Kleeburg, Gonzalez, Heather, McCabe/Miller, Greaney, Tat/Truong, Erskine, Herrera, Hoang, Beltz, Lee, George, Stone, McGolpin, Iza, Roggero, Wheeler, Li, Steelsmith, Trilokekar, Holtz, Medina, Luc, Vasquez
PTA BACK TO SCHOOL TACO PARTY – Thursday, September 19th – 5:00-7:00 pm
Celebrate the new school year, catch-up with old friends and meet some new ones at the Back to School Taco Party on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Dinner includes 3 mini tacos — choices of chicken, beef, pork or rajas (cheese & peppers), chips and salsa bar, rice and beans. $6 per plate. Water will be available for purchase for $1. First come, first served.
While at the party:
JOIN THE BRANDON BAND!
Band Demo – Thursday, September 19th from 5:30-6:30 pm (during Back To School Taco Party)
Are you a 4th, 5th, or 6th grader and interested in learning the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, or percussion drums? Lessons start at Brandon around the second week of October, and include the opportunity to play in the combined Brandon/Ellwood School Band.
Not sure of what instrument you’d like to play? Come to the band demo at the Back to School Taco Party on Thursday, September 19th from 5:30-6:30 pm. Students can try out instruments and questions about the program will be answered. Cost of program is contingent on number of students enrolled. A limited number of district instruments are available on loan. For more info, please contact parent coordinator Evy Kemmerer at email@example.com
Branch Out with Brandon PTA!
Membership envelopes were sent home in Friday Folders and are also available in the school office. Memberships are $6 per person and include the very useful Brandon Directory. The whole family can join — both parents and children!
Please remember to save your Box Tops for our Fall Collection. For each Box Top collected, Brandon School receives 10 cents. Box Tops will be collected from classrooms on October 18th.
Box Tops Marketplace offers even more benefits. To enroll, log in to www.boxtops4education.com and select Brandon School, then click the link to any of the 300 affiliated stores and shop as usual. A portion of your qualifying purchase will be donated to Brandon School. Also, check out www.2ways2earn.com to earn even more Box Tops for Brandon.
If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Dent at firstname.lastname@example.org
BRANDON T-SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS
Show your Brandon pride with a Brandon Islanders T-Shirt or Sweatshirt. Youth T-Shirts are $7; Adult Long-Sleeved T-Shirts are $15, and Youth Hooded Sweatshirts are $20.
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.
AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS (RUN BY MR. T)
Duration: 10 weeks (October to December), 12 students max
To register, fill out form sent home in Friday Folders; turn in the form & payment to the office.
Cost: $125 for 10 classes, Scholarships available.
LEGO WeDo Club: Grades 2-4, Tuesdays @ Brandon School, 3:00-4:00pm
October 1st to December 17th(10 weeks total) [2 week break @ Thanksgiving]
*Spring Session will be Grades 1-4*
Warning: Same material, if you’ve already done the class
Digital Yearbook Club: Grades 4-6, Thursdays @ Brandon School, 2:00-3:00pm
October 3rd to December 19th (10 weeks total) [2 week break @ Thanksgiving]
Arts Innovators – Kindergarten – Art Classes @ Brandon, Mondays, 1:35-2:35 pm in Art Room, Starting September 16th. *Starts this week!
Fall Session: September 16th–December 16th (11 classes), Cost: $154 (payment plan available).
Art Innovators – Grades 1st-6th – Art Classes @ Brandon, Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm in Art Room, Starting September 19th. *Starts this week!
Fall Session: September 19th-December 19th (12 classes), Cost: $168 (payment plan available).
Register for Art Innovators classes online at www.ArtInnovatorsSB.com.
Register for Full School Year (Sept. 19, 2013-May 29, 2014) and get 5% Discount!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Fall Book Fair – Monday, September 16th-Friday, September 20th
PTA Back To School Taco Party – Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm
Executive PTA Meeting – Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Staff Lounge
BOWWOW Kick-Off Event – Wednesday, October 9th, 7:30-8:15 am, Front of School Office