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2013-14

March 2014 Issue 5

Editor: Pamela Rineer

Table of Contents

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2 Scholastic Book Fair Yearbook Pictures Wanted Students of the Month Shop N Save Receipts 3 Easter Candy Sale Playground Sweepstakes Art Fair 5th Grade Picnic PTA provides Science Equip. 4-5 Donaldson Discovers Pics 6 Art Fair Flyer 7 Swim Bag Order Form 8 Spirit Towel Order Form 9-11 Campbell's Points Forms 12-13 PTA Membership Form 14 PTA Committee 15 PTA Events Calendar

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It’s Scholastic Book Fair Time! The Spring Book Fair will be held March 21-28.  Students will have the opportunity to shop with their classes on an assigned day.   Families are encouraged to shop during the Art Fair on Thursday, March 27 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  Don't forget to check out the teacher wish lists, too!   The Book Fair is also online! Visit http:// bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ donaldsonelementaryschool between March 16 and April 5 to shop an extended selection of books not available at the school fair.  All books ship directly to the school for FREE and will arrive in time for Easter!  If you are available to help at the Book Fair and have clearances, please contact Kristi Gunderson at kristigundy@gmail.com. Donaldson 5th Grade Band STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Highest Points for the month of February Flute: Katie Bleil Clarinet: Anjali Vishwakarma Sydney Bombich Alto Sax: Grant Baurle Trumpet/Mellophone: Paige Sinclair Trombone/Baritone: Adison Meister Percussion: Keri Quasey

New Information regarding

SHOP N SAVE RECEIPTS The program has changed. Paper receipts are no longer being accepted – it is now an ONLINE PROGRAM only! Please register your PERKS card on this website: http://shopnsavefood.com/Living/ EducationCommunity/SEEDProgram/ SEEDLogin.aspx Donaldson's School code is 226. Thank you for your support. A R E NTS: P N O I T N AT T E ED S WANT y E R U T C send an PI e s a e l P e !  ghout th earbook u y o e r h h t t r e fo ak ook at you t h t s e le yearb r b i u s s o pict p ear for school y ubmission to s hall at s r a M a mail.com Jessic ll777@g

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Donaldson 5th Grade Band INSTRUMENTALISTS OF THE MONTH Second Highest Points for the month of February Flute: Skyler Miller Clarinet: Kayleigh Bayer Meadow Robertson Alto Sax: Andrew Martin Mellophone/Trumpet: Alex Kot Brianna Longo Trombone/Baritone: Cameron Johnson Percussion: Josh Daley


Easter Sarris Candy Sale Thank you for your participation in the Spring Sarris Candy sale.  All students who participate will receive a gift bracelet and if they sell over $20 they get a coupon for a free sundae.   The candy pick-up will be on March 26th from 5-6pm.  Thank you for your participation. - Patty Giura

Art Fair

Donaldson’s art fair will be held on March 27th from 6-8pm. This event is sponsored by the PTA and free of charge for Donaldson families. There are many craft tables and activities for students and parents to participate. Student art work is displayed throughout the halls of Donaldson. The theme will be announced soon. Lisa Pichi and Sue Wingert - Art Fair

5th Grade

While we are counting down the days of winter to end the kids are counting down days until they are done with school! (and as of now it's roughly 72 days left) meaning the 5th Grade picnic is NEAR.   We have a date: Thursday, June 5th We have a place: Donaldson Park/Pavilions Now all we need is YOU! If you have your clearances and are willing to lend a hand please contact Michelle Giacomino  mgiacomino@msn.com or via phone 724-926-3558

He alt hy Playg ro un d M ak eo ve r Swee ps ta ke s As part of the Togeth er Counts™ initiative to promote active, healthy lifesty les, preschools and elem entary schools can enter for a chance to win one of two Gran d Prizes, including a $30,000 grant and a new playground. An yone can enter every day on be half of your school. There wi ll be a special drawing for Ti tle 1 Schools, too! Enter EV ERY day until March 20 . http:// www.togethercounts. com/atschool/win-for-your-s chool/ sweepstakes

Third and Fourth Grade Teachers Receive New Scientific Equipment Two Electric Snaps Circuit building kits and an Electric Weather Station was provided to the 3rd and 4th grade teachers by the Donaldson PTA as a result of the Giant Apples for Students program.


Donaldson Discovers in Pictures


Donaldson Discovers


Save the Date Donaldson Art Fair Sponsored by the Donaldson PTA

Thursday March 27, 2014 6:00 -8:00 pm Students will be able to create crafts Students Artwork will be on display Face Painting Art Basket Raffle All proceeds go The American Cancer Society

Book fair Free Admission Sponsored by the Donaldson PTA If you are interested in volunteering please contact LisaPichi@comcast.net


Donaldson Swim Bag

Personalized, Waterproof Draw String Swim Bags Red and Black bags are a large 15 x 18” Cost is $20.00 each. Order yours today !! ********************************************************************** Return this form with payment and mark it PTA Swim Bag Student’s Name _______________________________________________________________ Name to be Embroidered ______________________________________________________ PLEASE PRINT Teacher’s Name _______________________________________________________________ Parent’s Name

_______________________________________________________________

Phone Number _____________________________________________ Please make checks payable to Donaldson PTA.


Donaldson Spirit Towel

The West Allegheny Teacher’s Cup Competition will be held in March. Show your Donaldson Pride by waving your Spirit Towel !! These Black Velour Spirit Towels are a large 15 x 18” Cost is only $5.00 each. Order yours today !! ********************************************************************** Return the below form with your payment and mark it PTA Spirit Towel Student’s Name __________________________________________________ Teacher’s Name __________________________________________________ Parent’s Name

__________________________________________________

Phone Number ____________________ Please make checks payable to Donaldson PTA.


Donaldson Elementary

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Donaldson Elementary

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Donaldson Elementary

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donaldsonpta@hotmail.com

! Santa’s Workshop

For more information on any of the PTA’s commiBees or programs, please visit us on the web at hBp://www.westasd.org/webpages/dpta/

! Yearbook

! Golf Outing

! Welcome Commi4ee

! Teacher Appreciation

! Spaghe4i Dinner

www.westasd.org/webpages/dpta/

412-417-3512

! Talent Show

! Spirit Wear

Lori Rankin

For questions about PTA Membership, contact:

! Reflections

! Recycling

! Reading Program

! PTA Directory

! Newsle4er

! Nature Camps

vdanzik@gmail.com

724-695-2315

! Market Day

! Membership

Vicki Danzik, Secretary

jenwolfe10@comcast.net

724-624-1813

Jen Wolfe, Treasurer

christinelfrost@gmail.com

412-443-3360

Christine Frost, Vice President

donaldsonpta@hotmail.com

lori.rankin@fedex.com

412-417-3512

Lori Rankin, President

2013-14 PTA Officers

! Labels & Receipts

! Junior Achievement

! Hospitality

! Health & Safety

! Fundraising

! Fifth Grade Picnic

! Field Trips

! Family Fun Night

! Donaldson Discovers

! Book Fair

! Blue Moon

! Bingo Night

! Assemblies

! Art Fair

I would like to volunteer for the following commi4ees:

Donaldson PTA Commi/ees

www.westasd.org/webpages/

Join Our PTA Family Today

We Are Family

2013-2014 Membership

Donaldson Elementary PTA


Give the PTA your suggestion, thoughts and ideas. Make your voice heard.

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www.westasd.org/webpa

Please note that clearances are needed to volunteer for most PTA activities. However, if you have not moved and have your clearances on file at Donaldson, you do not need to redo them.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working together.

Volunteer for a commiWee or any of the many PTA sponsored activities.

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We hope you will want to be an active part of Donaldson PTA this year. Donaldson PTA is an association of faculty, parents and our community supporting each other to improve the education of our children. The PTA is the largest, non-profit, volunteer, child-advocacy organization in the nation. There are two easy steps that you can take to help promote the welfare of our children.

To achieve these goals, we need your voice. We need your ideas and we need your input. Wonʹt you please consider becoming involved in our PTA? Together, we CAN make a difference in our childrenʹs lives and potentially many future generations.

Here at Donaldson we provide many wonderful programs at school to help enhance the learning environment that our school district provides. Some examples are parties, field trips, birthday books, teacher appreciation, yearbooks, recreational equipment, cultural programs in the arts, school assemblies and so much more! We’ll keep you updated on what our National PTA is working to achieve. Weʹll keep trying to come up with ways to meet the needs of our children, our teachers, our school and our community.

For more information on any of the PTA’s commiGees or programs, please visit us on the web at www.westasd.org/webpages/dpta/

Art Fair Assemblies Bingo Night Blue Moon Book Fair Donaldson Discovers Family Fun Night Field Trips Fifth Grade Picnic Fundraising Health & Safety Hospitality Labels & Receipts Market Day Membership Nature Camps NewsleWer PTA Directory Reading Program Recycling Reflections Talent Show Santa’s Workshop School Apparel Sales SpagheWi Dinner Teacher Appreciation Welcome CommiWee Yearbook

Thanks to your support, Donaldson Elementary PTA finances, provides volunteers and organizes the following events for our children:

Events/Programs

PTA Sponsored $6.00/person

PTA MEMBERSHIP

Join Donaldson Elementary PTA !

$__________________

! I would like to sign up to receive emails from the PTA about upcoming events/news

! I would like to be listed in the 2013-14 PTA Directory (Membership not required)

Make checks payable to Donaldson PTA

TOTAL ENCLOSED

# of Memberships at $6.00/Person __________

*Please aGach an additional sheet of paper for any special circumstances.

Child’s Name

__________________________________________

Child’s Name

__________________________________________

Child’s Name

__________________________________________

Email

__________________________________________

Phone

(_______)_________________________________

Zip

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Address

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Father’s Name

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Mother’s Name (please print clearly)

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Donaldson PTA 2013 2014 Committee List R4.xls

Executive Board donaldsonpta@hotmail.com lori.rankin@fedex.com christinelfrost@gmail.com jenwolfe10@comcast.net sromano6743@yahoo.com

President

Lori Rankin

412-417-3512

Vice-President Treasurer Secretary

Christine Frost Jen Wolfe Sherry Romano

412-443-3360 724-624-1813 724-695-8580

Art Fair

Lisa Pichi Sue Wingert

724.695.3154

LisaPichi@comcast.net thewingerts@comcast.net

Michelle Hollyfield Vicki Danzik Tammy Rink Kristi Gunderson Tracy Pustover Tracy Pustover

724.695.1735 724.695.2315 724.926.3777 724-695-0456 724.695.3170 724.695.3170

jofish1012@yahoo.com vdanzik@gmail.com tammy.rink@gmail.com kristigundy@gmail.com tpustover@verizon.net tpustover@verizon.net

Grade Lead Teachers Vicki Danzik Michelle Giacomino Kristin Cook

724.695.2315 724.926.3558 724.695.7887

vdanzik@gmail.com mgiacomino@msn.com KristinCook@verizon.net

Patti Guira Sherry Romano Patti Guira Lori Rankin Kim Morton

724.695.8348 724-695-8580 724.695.8348 412-417-3512 412.480.8009

patty@newageenviro.com sromano6743@yahoo.com patty@newageenviro.com lori.rankin@fedex.com Kmorton172@gmail.com

Kristin Tisdale Michelle Hollyfield Vicki Danzik Christine Frost

724.695.1735 724.695.2315 412-443-3360

closingpros@gmail.com jofish1012@yahoo.com vdanzik@gmail.com christinelfrost@gmail.com

Membership Nature Camps Newsletter

Lori Rankin

412-417-3512

lori.rankin@fedex.com

Pamela Rineer

717-203-1021

p rineer@hotmail.com

PTA directory

Jessica Marshall

724.695.2947

jessicamarshall777@gmail.com

Patti Guira Michelle Giacomino * Christine Frost

724.695.8348 724.926.3558 412-443-3360

patty@newageenviro.com mgiacomino@msn.com christinelfrost@gmail.com

724.695.3170

tpustover@verizon.net

Walk a thon

Tracy Pustover Janet Burke Michelle Giacomino * Kim Morton Jessica Marshall Pamela Rineer

724.926.3558 412.480.8009 724.695.2947 717-203-1021

Webmaster

Leah Vestal

724.695.5201 ext 6163

mgiacomino@msn.com Kmorton172@gmail.com jessicamarshall777@gmail.com p rineer@hotmail.com Donaldson Technology Teacher lvestal@westasd.org

Vicki Danzik

724.695.2315

vdanzik@gmail.com

Jessica Marshall

724.695.2947

jessicamarshall777@gmail.com

Committee Chairs Assemblies Bingo Night Blue Moon Book Fair Donaldson Discovers

Family Fun Night Field Trips Fifth Grade Picnic

Fundraising Sarris' Christmas Candy Save Around Books Sarris' Easter Candy Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies Health & Safety Hospitality Junior Achievement Label & Receipts Market Day

Reading Program Recycling Reflections Santa Shop Spirit Wear Variety Show Teacher Appreciation

Welcome Committee/New Family Liaison Yearbook

Note: * = 5th grade parent, will need new committee chair the following year.


wonderful and safe summer! Donaldson PTA Calendar Dates 2013-2014

August PTA Committee Meeting - Kickoff 13 14

Kindergarten Orientation New Family Orientation

September

February Donaldson Magazine Sale

10

PTA Desserts & Appetizers Meet & Greet

12 17 17 19

Picture Day Market Day Delivery Market Day Pickup Open House

Beginning of the Month 6:00 pm School Safety Program - North Fayette Police Dept

Library Book Fair

1 8 15 15 18

Directory forms due PTA Committee Chair Meeting Market Day Delivery Market Day Pickup Walk a Thon

Final deadline - No exceptions 6:00 - 7:00 pm 3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm During School Hours

4 12 12 TBA 14 18

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

3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 – 7:30 pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm

16 - 19

Variety Show @ WAHS Auditorium

5:45 - 9:00 pm

7

Variety Show @ WAHS Auditorium

6:00 PM

10 11 11 14 18 18 20 27 TBA

Sarris Easter Candy Sale Ends PTA Committee Chair Meeting PTA General Meeting CLO Performance - Thomas Edison Market Day Delivery Market Day Pickup Donaldson Discovers Donaldson Discovers Bingo

6:00 – 6:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm 9:30 AM 3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 3:20 - 4:45 pm 3:20 - 4:45 pm

Dress Rehearsal

Show Clearances Needed

3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm Book Fair Open during Open House Membership Forms Yearbook Orders Directory Forms Spirit Wear Sale During School Hours

5

Clearances Needed

October

Clearances Needed Clearances Needed

March 6 11 13 18 18 26 26 24-27 27

Clearances Needed

November

31

January 7 7 11 14 21 21 22 27 27

14

Save Around book Sale Begins Santa Shop setup Save Around book Sale Ends Santa Shop Health Screenings Market Day Delivery Market Day Pickup PTA Committee Chair Meeting Sarris candy delivery Sarris candy pickup PTA General Meeting

3:20 - 4:45 pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm 3:20 - 4:45 pm 3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 4:00 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm During School Hours 6:00 - 8:00 pm Book Fair open during Art Fair

Clearances Needed

Clearances Needed

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie sale begins

8 8 TBA 14 22 22

PTA Committee Chair Meeting PTA General Meeting Let's Move Donaldson Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie sale ends Market Day Delivery Market Day Pickup

TBA TBA TBA TBA 13 20 20 20 20 TBA

Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Track & Field Day Junior Achievement PTA Committee Chair Meeting Market Day Delivery Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie delivery Market Day Pickup Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie pickup BOGO Book Fair

TBA 6

Fifth Grade Picnic Last Day of School

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

We can’t wait for the students to come back in the fall. The PTA has new events and new ideas that we can’t wait to share! Look for membership information in September. We have open spots for committee chairs (see our committee list for openings).

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

Clearances Needed

April

December 5 6 8 9 - 13 9 10 10 10 18 18 18

Donaldson Discovers PTA Committee Chair Meeting Donaldson Discovers Market Day Delivery Market Day Pickup Sarris candy delivery Sarris candy pickup PTA Book Fair Art Fair

During School Hours

During School Hours During School Hours 3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm 6:00 - 7:30 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:30 - 7:00 pm Final deadline - No exceptions 6:30 - 8:00 pm 3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 6:00 - 8:00 pm 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Clearances Needed Clearances Needed Clearances Needed

Clearances Needed

3:45 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm

May

Vendor Show

Cancelled due to weather Hand in music Practice 1

During School Hours During School Hours - 3rd thru 5th During School Hours 6:00 - 7:00 pm 3:45 - 5:00 pm 4:00 - 5:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm During School Hours

Clearances Needed Clearances Needed Clearances Needed

School Hours

Clearances Needed

Clearances Needed

June

Practice 2


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