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PTA Announcements 9-30-19

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PTA Announcements for 9/30/19

Coat Drive
The community service committee is collecting coats and winter accessories (hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants, snow boots) at Fry from September 19th-September 30th for the IPPC coat drive. We are collecting all sizes of gently used items in good condition. Your generous contributions will benefit families in District 204. Your donations may be placed in a sharing bin throughout the school.

This week is the kickoff of our big fall fundraiser! Packets will go home early in the week. Donations will be accepted starting today through October 25. Any minimum donation of $30 made by Friday, October 11 will earn your child a free Foxtober t-shirt. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $15,000. Foxtober will conclude Friday, October 25 with the Foxtacle Fun Run.

The Theme for 2019-2020 is - Look Within
Creative Foxes, submit your entries in visual arts, literature, photography, film production, music composition or dance. There is Special Artist category too.You can submit only 1 entry/ category but you can participate in more than 1 category.
Please submit all your projects to the FRY office by October 29, 2019.
Find the guidelines and entry forms attached. They are also available on the Fry website. There is also an Annual Theme Search for the next Reflections theme. The theme search entry form and a list of past themes are available on the Fry website under Reflections. For further information contact Vinaya Pai - or Avanti Sanghavi -

The IPEF ½ Marathon and 5K will by Sunday, October 20th. The IPEF is looking for schools to create a “Spirit Squad” who will be at certain places throughout the course to cheer on our teachers and parents who are racing. There will be monetary awards for the top 5 Squads! If you are interested in joining the “Fry Spirit Squad” please contact us at

PTA Directory
An unexpected change was announced by District 204 at the end of last week... due to the security breach over the summer and associated security/privacy issues, the District will no longer be sharing student information with PTAs. What does this mean/affect??? The PTA Directory you typically receive! Due to this change, in order to publish a Fry Directory we will need to independently, manually collect contact information for each child at Fry... yes, that's 600+ kids!!
Due to this massive change, the Directory will likely be released MUCH later than usual. Please plan on receiving your Directory around the END of October (about a month later than last year).
In order for your child(ren) to be included in the Directory you MUST respond to the Google Form. Only the information received thru the form will be included!!! The form can found here:
Again, ONLY those people who provide information will be included in the Directory. NO information will be provided by Fry.

PTA Box Tops for Education Time!
Please collect all clipped Box Tops for Education you may have and submit them to the school office by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th. Put in a Ziploc bag and turn into the office or classroom. Include your name and grade. Do not submit expired Box Tops. Download the Box Tops App! Box Tops is going DIGITAL. You simply take a picture of your receipt within 14 days of purchase and it gets uploaded to Box Tops ASAP! Any questions? Contact Melissa Allsteadt at

PTA Directory Handout ( pdf)

Reflections 2019 Entry Form ( pdf)

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