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PTA Announcements 8-12-19

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 8/13/19

Dear Fry Families,

Fry PTA welcomes you to the 2019-2020 school year! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the PTA board. My name is Jennifer Nied and I will be serving as the PTA President along with Kristen Luttrell as Vice President, Nadia Shakil as Secretary and Lisa Mastin as Treasurer.

In addition to the board, there are numerous committee chairs and parent volunteers, and, with your help and financial support, we are going to have an outstanding year! Most of you are aware of the role that PTA plays at Fry, but for those families that are new, here are just a few programs that your membership makes possible:

●——— Art Awareness

●——— Fry Science Fair

●——— Junior Great Books

●——— STEAM activities

●——— Funding for multicultural night (FFUN)

●——— Classroom enrichment funds to teachers and staff

●——— Electronic resources such as Moby Max, Bookfliks, Zearn etc.

●——— Fry’s Got Talent

●——— Library materials and non-fiction material for classrooms

How do we afford all of these programs? Through your membership dues and donations to our fundraising efforts! Our first one will be on August 28th. Yogurt Beach has agreed to donate 30% of the sales from Fry Families back to our school! PTA also holds two major fundraisers each year and these are essential to the future of all of the above programs. The first is our Foxtacle Fundraiser which will be held during the month of October. This is an age appropriate obstacle course and comes on the heels of Health and Wellness month. The second fundraiser is our Spring Fling which is an indoor carnival with food, games, music and raffle which includes great prize baskets and a silent auction.

So, how can you help?

●——— Become a member! Your membership gives you a voice in PTA decision making and a copy of the school directory. You may not want the phone company’s directory but you definitely want this one! Membership forms will be available at Meet and Greet on August 14th. You can also find them on the schools website.

●——— Volunteer for an event or a committee through the Gift of Time. We need your help to make our events successful! This will be sent home with your student and is also on the school website.

●——— Attend PTA meetings. They are held on various Fridays throughout the year. Dates are announced through the Fry PTA Facebook page, Monday morning announcements and can also be found on the school website. The first meeting is on September 13th, 2019 at 9:30.

●——— You can also support Fry PTA by shopping with Amazon Smile through this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4443883. You retain all of your Prime benefits and raise funds for our kids.

We also collect Box Tops for Education and partner with local restaurants for special “Fry” nights.

Please feel free to email any questions, concerns or suggestions to the PTA gmail account: fryfoxpta@gmail.com . As always, thank you for your support!!

Jennifer Nied, Fry PTA President

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