Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome Voyagers! PTO Update 9-4-17

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We hope you had a relaxing summer break and are ready to jump into an exciting fun-filled school year!
The Glenridge PTO is here to support the whole school community. Through fundraising the PTO provides field trip transportation, reading programs, classroom supplies, and more. We also sponsor family events throughout the year, like the Fall Carnival, the Holiday Breakfast, Reptile Man and the Spring Dance.
In order to be successful, we need your support. You can help by:
  • Read all information that comes home and return items as needed.
  • Follow our Facebook page for updates.
  • Send in pictures of Glenridge Students at Glenridge events for the yearbook.
  • Update your profile to include the volunteer list and have opportunities emailed to you.
  • Register or update your information with VIPS so you can be ready to volunteer.
  • Please look over fundraising packets and share with family and friends.
  • Read over our Shop and Earn list and see what programs you can join to help.
  • Give your time; in the classroom, at events, after hours at home, it all helps.
If we all work together and do what works for each of us individually, what the students will gain from all of us is priceless. Please come to our next meeting (September 19 at 7:00 pm) or send us an email if you have ideas, questions, or would like to help.

 Backpack Winners

It was great meeting so many of you at the Ice Cream Social. The four fabulous winners of backpacks full of school supplies are:

• Frozen Elsa  ~  Sanjeshni Singh
• Frozen Elsa & Anna  ~  Hannah Snowdon
• Starwars Kylo Ren  ~  Elizabeth Peang
• Marvel Spider Man  ~  Karin Santos
Please send an email to the PTO to make arrangements to pick up your prize.
Stop by the PTO table September 12th at Curriculum Night for our next giveaway!


Did you get some great pictures of Glenridge students at the Ice Cream Social or on the first day of school? Send them to us for the yearbook committee! 

Popcorn Friday

Friday, September 8th popcorn will be sold during afternoon recess. Remember to send 50¢ to school. Sending the exact change will help the process move faster and give students more time to enjoy their popcorn. Money raised will support Glenridge PTO programs. If you'd like to help on popcorn days we'd love to have you, contact the PTO for more information.

School Supplies

If you haven't sent in your school supplies yet, now is a great time to shop clearance sales for them. Find your school supply list here.

Box Tops

Summer Box Tops are due September 8th! Bring in 10 and get a treat.
This year Glenridge set their Box Top goal at $1500.00. If every student sent in 4 box tops a month for the rest of the year, we would blow right past that goal! Don't forget to ask family and friends for help collecting.


The PTO has immediate openings for:
  • Laminators ~ Once a week - Training provided
  • Popcorn Poppers ~ Monthly - Training this Friday, September 8th 
  • Art Docents ~ Monthly - Training provided
  • Book Fair ~ October and February - Someone to organize - Volunteers to work shifts
  • Movie Nights ~ Monthly - Organize Movie Nights
  • Fall Carnival ~ October 20th - Run a game, send in candy or baked goods
Contact us for more information! 
• September 4 ~ Labor Day - No School
• September 5 ~ Return Borrowed Summer Reading Books
• September 6 ~ First Day of School - Kindergarteners
• September 6 @ 1:55 pm ~ First Early Release Wednesday
• September 6 - September 8 ~ Sixth Grade Camp
• September 8 ~ Summer Box Tops Due
• September 8 ~ Popcorn Friday 50¢
• September 12 @ 6:00 pm ~ Curriculum Night
• September 13 @ 1:55 pm ~ Early Release Wednesday
• September 19 @ 4:10 pm ~ SIT Meeting
• September 19 @ 7:00 pm ~ PTO Meeting
• September 20 @ 1:55 pm ~ Early Release Wednesday
• September 22 ~ PTO Fundraiser Begins
• September 26 ~ Student Picture Day
• September 27 @ 1:55 pm ~ Early Release Wednesday
• September 29 @ 6:30 pm ~ PTO Family Movie Night - Sing

See the Glenridge PTO Calendar Here!

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