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Ltr from President Bingo Card Bingo Flyer Save the Dates & Market Day 6 Student Interviews & Reflections 7 Committee List 8 Walk A Thon Photos & Bria Allen

Mark Your Calendar 10/26 Bingo 10/31 Parade 11/5 Sarris Candy 11/6 Marketday 11/13 PTA Committee Chair Meeting 12/1 Santa Shop Starts

WALK A THON SUCCESS Thank you to all the students at Donaldson for raising $3,239 at our third annual Walk A Thon. Despite the rain we had over 50 parents and grandparents come and walk with their children. Money raised will be put to good use through PTA programs. Our winners: K Nicholas Haag 1 Macie Wingert 2 Aidan Porter 3 Ava & Joseph Pustover 4 Lindsay Danzik 5 Phoebe Karas

Grand prize goes to Aidan Boyce for collecting the most donations! Winning classMrs. Brookman

All winners received Donaldson Spirit wear and Mrs. Brookman’s class received an afternoon treat!

LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT I would like to say thank you to everyone who supported our September events. There were a whirlwind of activities and some great volunteers who help make them successful. We had a significant turnout for our Meet & Greet and a record Market Day Sale.  Kid Stuff books were well received  Picture Day ran smoothly thanks to a handful of volunteers  The weather dampened the Walk A Thon, but we still succeeded in getting everyone walking.  Birthday book selection will be well stocked with the profit from the book fair.  Open House provided a large number of new PTA members as well as numerous Spirit Wear Sales We could not have done it without all of planning of our Committee Chairs and the numerous volunteers. Boo Bingo is coming up on Friday October 26. Details are included in this newsletter. Don’t forget to save your Box Tops to redeem for extra Bingo cards. This is a family friendly event – everyone is welcome. Did you remember to apply for your Clearances? Halloween parties are coming up at the end of the month. We are looking for volunteers for both Bingo and Santa Shop (its right around the corner.). If you are interested, please let us know.

Lori Rankin, PTA President



Calling all Ghosts and Goblins!!!

Come join us for a ghoulishly good time at Donaldson Boo Bingo!!! When: Friday October 26, 2012 Time: 6:00-8:00 (doors open at 5:30) Where: North Fayette Community Center (adjacent to the Library) Admission: $3.00 (additional bingo cards available for $1.00 or by filling out the attached box top label boo bingo sheet)

We will be voting and giving prizes for the best costume in the following 3 areas: Most Creative Scariest Funniest

Pizza and drinks will be sold


Reading night Tuesday, November 13 – 6:00 pm Come enjoy a free family friendly evening. Take a breather before the Holiday hustle and bustle begins with some Thanksgiving stories, games and crafts. Enjoying reading together as a family or listen to stories read by Mrs. Schultz and the Donaldson staff. Closing the night will be a special surprise skit. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Please contact Anne Harris-Crowe at Special Volunteer opportunity for Community Service Hours. Does you HS or MS student need volunteer/ community service hours? They are welcome to sign up as well.

Art fair Save the date for our 2013 Art Fair at Donaldson. Students are welcome to come makes crafts and see demonstrations with a theme. Art Fair scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Lisa Pichi, Art Fair Chair

Market day Thank you for another great month of Market Day. In September we had a record sales month. We raised $528.18. In October we had another great month & we raised $276.83. Thank you so much to everyone that has ordered Market Day so far this school year. The next Market Day orders are due by Wednesday October 31st. Pickup will Mr. Lambert flying? be on November 6th Vicki Danzik, Chair


STUDENT INTERVIEW By Hunter Smith “My name is Hunter Smith and I am in the Fifth grade. I really like Donaldson and being with my friends. My favorite subject is math. I like to play kickball at recess. I enjoy camping, hunting and fishing with my family. I can't believe this is my last year at Donaldson. I will really miss it here!”

Each month, we would like to offer the most important arm of our school a chance at the spotlight. If your son/daughter would like to write an article about his/her school day, it would be welcomed. Please contact Anne Harris-Crowe at to submit your child's article (just a few sentences) and a photo. Go Indians!

reflections This is a NATIONAL ART COMPETITION  Rules are strict  Parents are advised to visit to review rules.  The theme for this year “The Magic of a Moment”.  Kids can enter 1 of 6 ways:

Visual Arts Literature Photography

Film Production Dance Choreography Musical Composition

 ENTRIES DUE BY MONDAY OCTOBER 22nd  Start Thinking, Start Creating!!!!

Michelle Giacomino, Chair


Donaldson PTA Calendar Dates 2012-2013


October 9 9 26

Market Day Pickup PTA Committee Chair Meeting Bingo

November 5 6 13 19

Sarris Christmas Sale Begins Market Day Pickup PTA Committee Chair Meeting Sarris Christmas Sale Ends

5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm

December 3-7 3 & 10 11 11 11

Santa Shop Health Screenings Market Day Pickup PTA Committee Chair Meeting PTA General Meeting

During School Hours During School Hours 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 – 6:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm

January 8 8 11 16 22 23 28 30

PTA Committee Chair Meeting Variety Show Meeting Yearbook order deadline Variety Show Meeting Market Day Pickup Variety Show @ WAHS Auditorium Sarris Easter Candy Sale Begins Variety Show @ WAHS Auditorium

February 11 6 8 11 12 12 19

Sarris Easter Candy Sale Ends Variety Show @ WAHS Auditorium Variety Show @ WAHS Auditorium Sarris Easter Candy Sale Ends PTA Committee Chair Meeting PTA General Meeting Market Day Pickup

6:00 – 6:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm

March 12 19

PTA Committee Chair Meeting Market Day Pickup

6:00 - 7:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm

April Mar 28-Apr 2 3

Library Book Fair Art Fair

9 9 23

PTA Committee Chair Meeting PTA General Meeting Market Day Pickup

During School Hours 6:30 - 8:30 pm Tentative time Book Fair open during Art Fair 6:00 – 6:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm

May 14 21

PTA Committee Chair Meeting Market Day Pickup

6:00 - 7:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm 6:00 - 8:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 5:45 - 9:00 pm

Hand in music Practice 1

5:45 - 9:00 pm

Practice 2

5:45 - 9:00 pm 6:00 PM

Dress Rehearsal Show (tentative)


Bria Allen, 5th grade, was sponsored by Jackie Timmerson & the Missionaries of first Baptist Church to attend the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention held in Aug in New Orleans. During this trip Bria fed the homeless, helped the elderly and assisted with disaster recovery. Bria’s hard work showed and she received the “Key to the City”, by Mayor Mitchell J Landrieu of New Orleans.


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