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Summer 2014

NC PTO Paw Prints

NC Elem. Receives A Check from

Giant in the amount of $15,555.58 A note from the PTO, Another school year is coming to a close. We wanted to recap our big events & share GREAT NEWS from this year and a few ideas for next! We have MANY SUCCESSES to CELEBRATE which are largely due in part to our wonderful Volunteers: NC Families, Staff & Community!  Giant Rewards- registered 733 shoppers & earned a record setting 15K.  In addition we received 2K from Kellogg’s.  Our 2 Scholastic Book Fairs were a huge success enabling us to use Scholastic dollars so every teacher could spend $225 each on books for their classrooms.  Box Tops for Education: Clipping to Success with $2879 earned! We’re ranked 4th/189 within a 10 mi radius.  Labels for Educ. Over 50K points!  Redner’s Receipts: $167.86  MARKET DAY- earned $1613.99.  KidStuff Coupon Books $3300.00  Spring Raffle/Auction: $8550.00  24 Ipads & a MAC Book were purchased for teachers to use. This list is a snapshot of all the things we can do TOGETHER. If you helped once, twice or at every event WE THANK YOU for making a difference in our school & community! Have a Safe & Enjoyable Summer! Exec. Board: Susan, Patty, Stacy, Yvonne, Kathy, Mark & Dr. Lloyd.

Notable Dates & Events  June 2-4 Yearbook Sales- Cost of a Yearbook is $13.00  June 5- 6-9PM RITA’S NIGHT FOR NC ELEM. BRING A FRIEND!  June 5- OJR Fit for Life- FREE SWIM at Laurelwood Swim Club- 3 to 8pm.  June 10- MARKET DAY ORDERS DUE!  June 10- FIELD DAY- RAIN OR SHINE!  JUNE 13- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-HALF DAY! SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!  June 16-Market Day Pick Up! 7:30pm


FRENCH – SPANISH – GERMAN-- LATIN Coming this fall….to NC!

PTO is partnering with the High School Language Dept. to bring our children the chance to learn a new language with after school language classes! AP Students & Teachers from the OJR High School will be bringing foreign languages to our children over an 8 week AFTER SCHOOL program. Open to all grades 1st-6th Very Affordable- Once a week 3:15-4PM Classes will begin late Sept/Early Oct. More Info to Follow.


Volunteers are paid in six figures... “S-M-I-L-E-S" --Gayla LeMaire -

Do you have your clearances on file? Now is the time to Check, Renew or Apply! Reservations are now being taken for the PTO Annual Craft Show Sat. Nov. 15th 9AM-3PM at NC ELEM. If you are interested or know someone who is you can locate the application on the PTO website or contact

New Committee forming for 2014-2015 The NC Welcome Wagon Everyone at one time or another has felt the pangs of “being the new kid on the block.” Maybe it’s your first child in school, or you recently moved to NC. We’d like to help ease the transition by becoming your Friendly Face. If this sounds like something you’d like to help with please e-mail Amy Lignelli at

Summer To Do List………….

Thinking about becoming more involved in 2014- 2015? YES! Would you like to join the yearbook team? Help out with the after school language program? Clip Box Tops, Labels for Education? Bake for Hospitality? Can you be contacted to copy/distribute flyers during the school day? Garden in the school courtyards? Volunteer for the Welcoming Comm.? Please contact Stacy Frick @ The Need for Food During the Summer Months is GREAT! If you find yourself with way too much produce from your garden please feel free to drop it off at the NC Twp. Building or the Food Pantry. Please support the NC FOOD PANTRY BACKPACK PROGRAM by dining At GIOVANNI’S Pizza on

Wed. JUNE 25, 4-10PM

The backpack program provides weekend food for students in all 5 of the OJR District Elem. Schools.

 Keep clipping Box Tops for Education and affix them to the BTE Collection Sheet located on the PTO website.  Shop on line via the BTE portal. We earn points this way!  Neatly clip Labels for Education (bar code MUST BE INTACT) from over 200 + products! Especially snack bags!  Collect Redner’s Receipts! These turn into CA$H for our school.  Sign up For Target Red Card & Designate NC Elem as your school!  Check out the PTO Website monthly for updates and info on new events!  Volunteer clearances up to date? Apply or renew TODAY! Beat the rush for fall.  If you have an “AHAHA Moment” you’d like to share with us for a new event or fundraiser please let us know.  Mark your calendar for a NEW & EXCITING EVENT- Sat. Nov. 1st PTO Community Bonfire at Coventry Woods!

Please thank your families, friends & neighbors for sharing in our success with Giant Rewards!