Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Fundraiser

The packets for the fall fundraiser - Genevieve - went home last Thursday in student's backpacks.   Inside the Genevieve catalog, there are a number of terrific gift and gift wrap products available.  Last Thursday at Open House, the PTO displayed a number of offered products.  If you'd like to get a closer look at some of the items available for purchase, please stop by the PTO table at the Ice Cream Social.

Friends and family have the option of purchasing products online or completing the order form enclosed with the catalog.  The envelop says orders are due October 4, however we will accept orders up until Tuesday, October 11.  Thereby giving students the long weekend to talk to family and friends.

There are a number of "awesome prizes" based on the number of items sold.  For 6 or more items sold, students will receive a Bonus Prize pass to Coco Key Water  Resort in Danver's MA. 

If you have any questions please contact Maria Woods at woodscounty@verizon.net.

Thank you for your continued support of the Pine Glen PTO.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ice Cream Social

The annual ice cream social is next Thurs. Sept. 29th.  This year we are asking all families to RSVP to the event for our planning purposes.  We want to be sure to have plenty of ice cream for everyone.  Please go to the Principal's Blog to sign up.  http://pineglenprincipal.blogspot.com/

In addition to the delicious ice cream, Ritchie's Italian Ice will also be available. Both are generously provided by Roche Bros.

We are also integrating family game night into the social.  It will be a great opportunity to sit down with friends and play your favorite game while enjoying delicious ice cream provided by Roche Bros. Feel free to bring your own game to the event.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event. We need assistance at the following times:

Cleanup 8pm-8:30pm

If you're able to volunteer, please contact Joanna DeFrancesco at joanna.defrancesco@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Back to School Night

We hope to see you tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 22nd during Pine Glen's Open House from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Please look for the PTO table in the lobby.  If you haven't had the chance to submit your PTO membership dues, you may do so then. 
If you have a smartphone stop by the table and read the new QR Code for the PTO Blog.  Courtesy of the PG Tech Dept.  Thank you Dan Callahan.

Monday, September 12, 2011

PTO Meeting

This Thursday, September 15th, is the first PTO meeting of the new school year.  Meetings are held at Pine Glen School, starting at 7pm.

On the agenda for this meeting is Dan Callahan, the Tech Wizard at Pine Glen.  Dan, along with Principal Lyons, will demo the new iPads and some of the great engaging educational tools our students will be using this year.  

Other topics on the agenda will include the following PTO-sponsored events: Ice Cream Social/Game Night, Genevieve Fall Fundraiser, and Halloween Dance.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school!  We hope your summer was both relaxing and fun.  The PTO Board has been busy preparing for another school year.  In your child's backpack this week you will find important PTO information including the 2011-2012 Pine Glen PTO pamphlet with Board contact information, PTO Volunteer Form, Membership Dues envelope, and a flier listing "Free Ways to Support Pine Glen School".

We would like to thank Catherine Gillespie, PTO Co-Vice President, for investing a great deal of time and thought updating and assembling all the PTO handouts.  Also, many thanks to Julie Gosselin for copying and distributing all the materials and much appreciation to Nancy Keddy for printing the new colorful PTO pamphlet. Special thanks also to Denise Desmond for organizing the Kindergarten play dates held over the summer; the final Kindergarten summer social will be held this Saturday, September 10th at 10 a.m on the Pine Glen playground.  We hope all Kindergartners and their parents/guardians were able to attend a session.

As many of you know, the main mission of the PTO is to provide enrichment opportunities for all Pine Glen students.  We hope you have appreciated the many activities and supplemental materials and programs the PTO has sponsored.  We also hope that you again join the Pine Glen PTO and become active participants by attending PTO meetings (held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of most school months) and volunteering on any of the many PTO committees.  Perks for paid members include a student directory, a new school magnet, and emails with updates and special announcements.

The first PTO-sponsored event of the school year will be the Ice Cream Social/Bingo Night scheduled for Thursday, September 29th from 6-8 p.m.  If you're able to volunteer some time to setup, serve, or cleanup, please contact Joanna DeFrancesco at joanna.defrancesco@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support and participation,

Maria Woods and The Pine Glen PTO Board