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PTA Announcements 12-14-20

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 12/14/20

PTA Announcements 12/14/20


JUNIOR GREAT BOOKS- Virtual Student Book Club- Junior Great Books (JGB) is a 9 week program (1/18/21 to 3/15/21) for 2nd to 5th graders which explores these topics in short stories relevant to each grade level during weekly, lunch-time, small group gatherings. This year JGB will be virtual! The JGB Participation Fee with a new book is $25. If you already have your own JGB grade-level book or would like to borrow a used book, there is a $5 participation fee. Used books are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be one class per grade, and class sizes are limited to 8 to 10 students. So, please sign up quickly to ensure your student's spot. Please, also consider volunteering to lead a small group with your child/children. It is great fun and a minimal time commitment! Please, kindly fill out a separate form for each child.

Applications are open until this FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2020: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdA3zgbTv7TsYkY8vvhun_bb4MPHsHfTGKVAzbe7JIbwuGPwg/viewform?usp=sf_link


PINOT’S PALETTE FUNDRAISER - Looking for a fun activity to keep the kids busy over Winter Break? Sign them up for an in-person or remote painting class at Pinot’s Palette in downtown Naperville on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th at 1pm. A portion of every in-person, remote, and shop purchase will be donated back to Fry. Click on the following links to sign up for virtual, in-studio or to shop (enter code FRY at checkout). See the attached flyer for the project sample and more information.


FRY’S GOT TALENT - Does your child have a special talent? Fry’s Got Talent is going digital this year, and we would love to have your child share their talent with us! Please see the attached form for more information, and how to submit your child’s performance for the show.


CONNECTIONS DRIVE - We are collecting through 12/18!

Many foster children will be celebrating the upcoming holidays with their biological families in the Department of Children & Family Services’ offices thanks to the coronavirus. Help us create a space that will provide an opportunity for these families to make lasting connections. We would love for Fry Families to share how they “Connect” as a family. Maybe your family likes to make crafts, reads a book series as a family, plays games using silly rules, etc. Whatever your family does we want you to share it.

There are three ways to help:

Purchase an item or put together a package, include a personal note on how your family connects, and drop off at: 3147 Kewanee or 3415 Tall Grass Drive

Checkout out Sponsor a DCFS Visitation Room’s Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/18Z5ZY0YT9RZZ?ref_=wl_share

Make a donation to Sponsor a DCFS Visitation Room using Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=L3MRV5NXBXBS8

For more information about Sponsor a DCFS Visitation room check out their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Sponsor-a-DCFS-Visitation-Room-112012707376158


REFLECTIONS - The following Fry students have now advanced from the District to the Region Level (Level 2).

Visual Arts: (Grade 3-5) Iksha Sankineni, Kate Zarley— (Grade K-2) Saesha Suri

Film Production: (Grade 3-5) Divya Baliga, Samarth Sringeri, Vihaan Pai (Grade K-2) Zayan Kalia

Music Composition: (Grade 3-5) Nishaan Bhatia, Trisha Hamirwasia

Dance Choreography: (Grade 3-5) Avanti Sapre, Indira Srinivas

Literature: (Grade K-2) Ragav Srinivasan, Rudhra Sai Addanaki, Vrishah Murugan

Photography: (Grade 3-5) Jasan Premkumar, Rayhaan Guard, Sahasya Panganamamula, Vihaan Pai, Willa Zatzenbloom— (Grade K-2) Ryan Andrews

Remaining Levels and timelines:

Level 3: From Region Level to State Level advancement (results expected in February 2021)

Level 4: From State Level to National Level (results expected in April 2021)

Level 5: National Level winners are generally announced in May.

Congratulations and Good Luck to all our Foxes!!


AMAZON SMILE - Please support the Fry PTA every time you shop on Amazon Smile!! The app is now available on your phone! Go to the settings, Amazon Smile, and choose to support Fry. Or go to this link at Fry’s Amazon Smile.


TASTE OF FRY COOKBOOK- Let’s have some fun in the kitchen! Please share your favorite recipe. All recipes will be compiled and shared before winter break.

https://forms.gle/LmQoRerosS5di2Zk9

Paint Night ( pdf)

Fry's Got Talent 2020-21 ( pdf)

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