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PEARSONTOWN PTA NEWS

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NC PTA Mission Statement~to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
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PTA Upcoming Events

IMPORTANT! MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • Spirit Days are every Friday!  Wear your Pearsontown, Boosterthon, or classroom t-shirt to participate!
    • Monday, April 23 – Friday, May 11, Mclass EOY Testing
    • Wednesday, May 9, Bike to School Day
    • Saturday, May 12, Ford Drive 4 UR School, 9:00 am- Noon
    • Tuesday, May 15, PTA Executive Board Meeting, at PES
    • Wednesday, May 16, PTA General Body Meeting, at PES
    • Monday, May 21, DAD’S ON DUTY, 8:45 am and 3:30pm 
    • Thursday, May, 24 – Thursday, May 31, EOG Testing
    • Now Through April 30th, Dining Night Out @ California Pizza Kitchen (Card or Flyer Required)

Pearsontown PTA  News 

 It’s YEARBOOK time again! This year, the Yearbook Committee has something really special for us! Click HERE, enter the code 1015101594482673 to order your yearbook and get details on how to PERSONALIZE your child’s PES yearbook!

We are pleased to invite you to join your community in raising money for Pearsontown Elementary School at an event that is sure to cause some excitement – Drive 4 UR School!

For every person who takes a test-drive in a Ford vehicle during our event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Pearsontown. In total, as much as $6,000 could be raised!

At this event, all funds will go toward the PTA for the Spring Fling. By taking a simple, free test-drive, you can support these programs and help Pearsontown Elementary School in a meaningful way!

Please mark your calendars and invite family, friends and neighbors to join in supporting Pearsontown PTA and your local community!

WHEN:    December 9, 2017, 9 am – 12 NoonWHERE:  Pearsontown Elementary School Bus Lot
4915 Barbee Road, Durham, NC 27713

We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information go to drive4urschool.com

 The Cane Creek Cloggers will be performing at PES on May 31st from 5:15pm-6:30pm. Click Cane Creek Cloggers Announcement for details.
The Cane Creek Cloggers are a performing dance group and non-profit organization, specializing in traditional North Carolina, Appalachian-style clog dancing and striving to promote an understanding of the diverse cultural heritage of the American South.

Pearsontown Elementary School FIELD DAY 2018 will be held on May 17, 2018 for grades K-2 and May 18, 2018 for grades 3-5 at North Carolina Central University’s Track and Field on Lawson Street.

If you are willing to volunteer or provide additional supplies for the Field Day please contact Tim Costner.

Click here to sign up as a volunteer for Field Day!

The PTA Advocacy Committee will have a DADS ON DUTY EVENT on May 21st. Click here to sign up for the remaining events scheduled for this year. The goal is the development of a committed network of “Dads” who will share focused time with their children as well as other students.

Thank you to the men who have participated in the first “Dads on Duty Car and Bus Day”. The words of support and encouragement as our kids walked into school created smiles and laughs have been priceless!  We look forward to seeing you at the next event! 


 

PTO Feature - Nominations
Do you know someone that would be a PERFECT addition to the PES PTA Board? Are you ready to serve PES by throwing your hat in the ring to help lead the PTA? Nominate yourself or someone else to serve. Addition Vice Presidents have been added for Finance, Correspondence have been added to the slate. Nominations are open until May 1, 2018.  Email the Nominations Committee with a nomination or question.
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“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
— William Shakespeare


2 ways to Join the PTA:
1. Online: https://squareup.com/store/pearsontown-elementary-school-pta
2. Paper form: found next to the PTA office

 NC PTA Newsletter:

Our online store is always open on our website! Click “Online Store” (or use the link on the right) to order:

  • Memberships ($8)
  • T-shirts (short sleeved $10/ long sleeved $15)
  • Magnets ($6)
  • Yearbooks 2016-2017 ($20)
  • *NEW* Tote bags ($15)

Orders placed online will be delivered to your child’s classroom within  three (3) days.  You must provide your student’s name, classroom, youth or  adult shirt sizes (if applicable), and magnet style (if applicable) in the notes to merchant section at checkout.

 


Ways to connect to your PTA!

  1. Bookmark our website at pearsontownpandaspta.org.
  2. On the website, you can sign up for the Pearsontown PTA Newsletter and get announcements and news sent straight to your inbox. It’s easy – sign up today!
  3. Follow us on Facebook (Pearsontown PTA).
  4. Read the PTA bulletin board next to the Main Office.
  5. Listen for school announcement and reminders on your voice mail.
  6. Sign up for a committee. It’s a great way to get involved in special activities.
  7. Email an Executive Officer with questions and ideas.
  8. Attend PTA meetings. General assembly meetings are open to everyone!

If you have provided us with your email address, you have been added to our newsletter mailing list.  You may unsubscribe at any time.

If you know of anyone who isn’t receiving our mailings, they may sign up at http://pearsontownpandaspta.us11.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=d134710664aa4db6ca0332442&id=4c1854d1d8


PTA Fundraising Opportunities

Here’s how to help… 

You can donate directly to the PTA, your child’s class or a special’s teacher from our online store. At any point in the year, you can donate online or drop off a check in the PTA mailbox and the money will be put into where you want it 🙂

 

California Pizza Kitchen 

DON’T FORGET to use your Philantropizza Card now until April 30th to support the PES PTA. Simply present your card or flyer to your server OR tell you server that you wish to have 20% of your dinner tab to be contributed to PES PTA.

Stay Tuned for Pandas PIzza Night coming soon!

As promised, the FORD Drive 4 UR School Event has been rescheduled for May 12, 2018 just in time for Mother’s Day! For every test drive of a Ford product PES PTA will receive a donation of $20. You must be a licensed driver to participate and upon completion of your test drive you will receive a coupon good for a discount on your purchase of a new Ford product. Remember to Buckle up! More Details to follow.

Amazon Smile

If you shop at Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile.  The prices are the same and Pearsontown PTA receives a donation!  Just follow the link below to get started.

Support us when you shop at Amazon http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-1682501 and Amazon donates!

 

Coke Rewards Program

Read about the Coke Rewards for School Program here. I hope you can help us raise more money for the school by participation in this program. Its easy!

Link your Kroger Plus card: https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow or at any Kroger customer service desk.Our school code is: 84064

Link your Harris-Teeter VIC card:  http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/

link_to_your_school.aspx . Our school code is: 1288

Boxtops and more…

Save and turn in your Boxtops, Campbell’s labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+ labels.  You may turn these items into the collection box in the main office (place in baggies with your teacher’s name on the baggie).  The top collecting classes will win a special treat at the end of the year!

Panda Night Out

Participate in our monthly dining nights out. You dine out with other Pearsontown families at a local restaurant and we receive a portion of the proceeds…it’s a WIN-WIN!

Company Direct/Employee Matching Donations
Check to see if your place of employment offers any direct donation or matching donation programs.

 

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