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PTA Announcements 8-16-21

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 8/16/21

Dear Fry Families,

Fry PTA welcomes you to the 2021-2022 school year! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the PTA board. My name is Lynn Wabiszczewicz and I will be serving as the PTA President along with Becky Warner as Vice President, Jamie Labriola as Secretary and Krisha Dalal 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

Funding for multicultural night (FFUN)

Classroom enrichment funds to teachers and staff

Electronic resources such as Moby Max, Bookflix, 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 Wednesday, August 25th. 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 Day of Awesome which will kick-off in the Fall and conclude with a Field Day event. 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 can be completed on-line at https://fryelementary204.memberhub.store/store. Membership dues will remain at $20 per family, but this will include only ONE guardian from each household. If you would prefer two guardians be listed in the Directory/have MemberHub account, there is an additional add-on of $5. The $5 for an additional guardian covers State PTA Dues.


Volunteer for an event or a committee through the Gift of Time. We need your help to make our events successful! Keep a look out for the link to the Gift of Time Google form.


Attend PTA meetings. They are held on 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 10th, 2021 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!!

Lynn Wabiszczewicz, Fry PTA President


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