Ahoy Cambridge Pirates
LIF E’ GOO S PRET T WO ULD D. WH Y Y N ’T WE ’RE IT BE ? A PIR ATE LL S!
CAMBRIDGE PIRATE NEWS September 2011
Issue No. One
What’s inside? All the important dates you’ll need to put on your calendar. Don’t miss out!
HELLO CAMBRIDGE FAMILIES Welcome back to school! I hope that everyone is now finding themselves back into their own little comfortable school routine. My kids are finally realizing that it’s much easier to get up early in the mornings if they go to bed earlier at night. Well, I’m very excited this year to introduce several new PTA Family Fun events. We put a little bit of a different spin on some things this year in hopes that you will enjoy the change of pace. We’re starting off by holding a “Back to School Picnic” on Thursday, September 22nd. We are also holding our first ever “Pirate Pumpkin Festival & Teacher Chili Cook-off” on Friday, October 21st. Details of these events will come home as we get closer to the event, but please mark your calendars to attend as I know you will enjoy them! We also held the first ever Cambridge, Boo Hoo Yahoo Breakfast for all Kindergarten parents, the first morning of school and it went extremely well. I believe many of you took advantage of this support group, while hearing more about Cambridge Elementary and our PTA and enjoying coffee and donuts. Based on the positive feedback, we will plan to offer this next year as well.
Lastly, I hope you all enjoyed shopping from our new fundraiser catalog. We really thought that the variety of options to choose from were sure to encourage everyone to find something for themselves or gifts for others. As always, PTA is always striving to improve in all areas and will be happy to hear any comments or suggestions that you have, so please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support and I look forward to a superb 2011-2012 school year! With Sincere Pirate Pride, Carmen Gerke, PTA President
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Student Name: ________________________ Teacher: _____________________________
Return this form to the office by September 30th and youâ€™ll receive a prize! Show your pirate spirit and work together as a family! Pirate Family Activity
Did you go on a bike ride with your family? Did you help set/clear the table for a family meal? Did you participate in an outdoor, organized sport? Did you have a family game night? Did you have an outdoor picnic? Did you attend the Belton Elem. School Night football game? Have you helped care for a family pet? Did you attend the Watch Dog Pizza kickoff?
Have your parent/guardian sign any 5 activities accomplished during September and return this form to the office to receive your prize. Date received in office: _____________________
WHERE TO FIND US IN THE MEDIA!
Cambridge 3rd grader Ema is Ready for a new year~
Cambridge 2nd graders Logan & Landon
WHERE TO LOOK TO KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST HAPPENINGS?
How do I get a window cling saying I support PTA? YEARBOOK PICTURES:
Cambridge Elementary PTA http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Cambridge-Elementary-PTA/ 131293620241357
If you have photos you wish to have considered for this years yearbook, we would LOVE to have them. Though not all images will be used, having a variety to choose from will make this year’s yearbook even better! Please make sure all supplied images are print quality. To submit photos you may send them to us directly by burning a CD/DVD of photos and dropping it off in the office labeled Yearbook or send them directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
YOU DON’T DO FACEBOOK? OK, NO WORRIES WE ALSO HAVE A BLOG. MARK IT IN YOUR FAVORITES: http://www.cambridgepiratepta.blogspot.com
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It’s easy ~ JOIN PTA! Support your kids and help make the future a brighter place!
Dear Parents and Families: Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most. We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. Our Scholastic Book Fair theme – To the Book Fair and Beyond! – is part of an out-of-this-world reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get. Cambridge will host the Book Fair from Monday, September 19 – Friday September 23 from 8:30 to 4:00. We will celebrate all of our Out of This World Readers with dress-up days, prize give-aways and drawings. Our dress-up days are as follows: Moonwalk Monday: Wear your favorite PJ’s. Spacey Sock Tuesdays: Knock our socks off with goofy footwear. Alien Hair Day (Wednesday): Go wild with crazy hair (spikes and crazy pony tails)! No hats, please. Space Day (Thursday): Dress like you’re from outer space and wear your craziest mismatched outfit. Out of This World Spirit Day (Friday): Show your Pirate spirit in purple and gold! Friday, September 23rd will be a busy day for students and families at Cambridge Elementary. Friday is the final day of “To the Book Fair and Beyond” and students are encouraged to show their Belton school spirit and wear their favorite Out of This World Pirate Wear. In the morning, we will celebrate our “Grandfriends” from 8 to 10:15am in the cafeteria. Grandfriends will have the chance to see their students’ classrooms and enjoy coffee and donuts.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome! This year Cambridge Elementary will be collecting Box Top coupons to raise money for our school. Did you know that some local schools raise thousands of dollars for their schools each year, just from clipping and submitting Box Tops? Box Top coupons are on the packaging of hundreds of participating products that you probably use every day. All you need to do is cut them off of the box they are on, stick them in a baggie, and send them to school with your child. Or if you like you can attach your Box Tops to these handy collection sheets with glue or double stick tape. The classroom that collects the most box tops by the end of October will win a prize, so be sure to include your child始s teacher始s name with the box tops you turn in. We will be collecting Box Tops all year long, but our first submission deadline is at the end of October, so start saving and sending in your Box Tops today!