August/September PTA Newsletter

Dates To Remember

September 2:
Hugs and Kisses Breakfast (Grade K): 8:45 amSeptember 8: 
Back to School night: grades 3 – 5, 7 – 8:30 pmSeptember 9: 
Back to School night: grades K – 2, 7 – 8:30 pmSeptember 9: 
Boosterathon Pep Rally, 2 – 2:50 pmSeptember 16:
PTA General Meeting, School Media Center, 7 pmSeptember 17
2 Hour Early Dismissal

September 18
Boosterathon Fun Run, All Grades, 10 – 11 am

September 23:  
Boosterathon Money Due

September 24: 
Boosterathon Collection Day: Need Volunteers!

September 25
School closed for Rosh Hashanah 

September 26:
Ice Cream Social 6:30 – 8:00pm

October 13:
2 Hour Early Dismissal

October 14:
PTA Board of Director’s Meeting, Grotto’s Pizza, 7pm

October 17:
No School

October 31:
2 Hour Early Dismissal

Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing summer and are excited to start the new school year!

The PTA has been working hard over the summer preparing for an exciting year filled with lots of fun activities. Be sure to mark your calendars with all the upcoming events and meetings.

For those new to Waugh Chapel Elementary, I would like to introduce the PTA Executive Board:

President: Marci Monaldo
Vice President: Cindy Pozdol
Vice President – Rachel Polucha
Secretary: Maureen Sevec
Treasurer: Manisha Chaudhari

The PTA is supported by a great group of parent volunteers and teachers who all work together to help make Waugh Chapel the vibrant and fun community that it is. Please see the list of PTA Committees below and consider volunteering. Together we can make this a fantastic year!

For more information regarding PTA events, please visit our website at www.waughchapel-pta.com and like us here on Facebook. We are always looking for new ideas and welcome any and all support in making Waugh Chapel Elementary a great place for learning. I hope you and your children have a great year and welcome back!

Warm Regards,
Marci Monaldo
President

PTA is Introduces the new Boosterathon Fun Run Fundraiser!

Fundraiser to Start in September

Hi Parents! We’re excited to host a 9-day Boosterthon Fun Run. The Boosterthon Fun Run program is a healthy alternative to traditional product sales fundraisers.  Students will participate in a Fun Run at the school onSeptember 18. StartingSeptember 9, students will collect pledges for the number of laps they will run in the Fun Run.

The Boosterthon program promotes three specific values during the fun-filled experience:  Fitness, Leadership, and Character.  Plus, students will be learning five ways to make their community rock with Boosterthon’s character theme Rock’n Town Live, a music festival theme all about community.

The event kicks off with a Pep Rally where the Boosterhon Fun Run team explains the Fun Run, how to collect pledges, and introduces the character lessons. Each day leading up to the Run the students will come together as class teams. They will pick a team name and create a banner. These events are designed so that schools can continue about their learning schedule as normal.

On the day of the event, a course will be set up at the school. Parents are encouraged to come out and cheer the students on. The run will take approximately 30 minutes, and students will run to upbeat, themed music. Most students run between 30 and 35 laps (the run is capped at 35 laps).

More information will be sent home soon in the red folders. Please help our school by connecting your student with sponsors. Thank you for your support!  For more information please visit Boosterthon.com.

PTA Hosts Kindergarten Playdate

Starting Kindergarten is such an amazing journey for both students and parents. There are so many emotions: excitement, anticipation, nervousness, fear, joy, and a little sadness. To help with the transition for both the parents and the new students, the PTA hosted a Kindergarten Playdate in mid-August. Parents and students were invited to the small playground at the school so they could get to know each other.  There was a great turn-out for the event. The kids had a lot of fun meeting and playing with new friends, and parents connected with each other and talked about the year ahead. It was a fantastic way to kick-off the school year for our incoming kindergarten families!


Hospitality Committee Welcomes Teachers and Staff with Trail Mix Bar! 

The Hospitality Committee welcomed our teachers and staff back with a make-your-own trail mix bar. Teachers and staff could make their own trail mix using different nuts, dried fruit, and grains. The food, which was kindly donated by our parent volunteers, was set up on the morning of the Meet and Greet the week before school started. it was a great way to welcome our teachers and staff back to school and get them energized for the day of meeting all their new students!

The PTA thanks all the parents and volunteers who helped welcome our teachers and staff back with some yummy trail mix! Read more about it on our Facebook page here.


The PTA Needs Your Help! 
The PTA relies on volunteers to make all the great events happen. Please consider supporting our committees to help make the 2014 – 15 school year the best it can be. Below is a list of committees. Please send an email to pta@waughchapel-pta.comif you would like to join or have any questions about the committees or the PTA.