Weekly Update for October 18-24

General Notes

Congratulations South.  We made it to Round 2 of the Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge.  Round 2 starts today, Sunday, October 18 and runs until Saturday, October 24. The rules remain the same.  In Round 2, we face Grandville Central and Jenison Pinewood.  Remember, we receive 20% of our sales each week.  If we win Round 3, we will receive an additional $500 bonus.  Let’s Go SOUTH!!!!

Family Fare Cash for Class is happening this week from October 18th to October 24th. Purchases made between October 18-34 with your “yes” card will automatically be credited to our school account.  The program is tied directly to your “yes” Rewards card.   You can choose up to two (2) schools to link your yes card.   Go to Cash for Class website to link your card to the schools of your choice. You only have to link your “yes” card once and you will not have to remember to tell the cashier during the event weeks – once you link your card – it will automatically calculate the donation for the school chosen.    Already a “yes” member but don’t have an on-line account set up? Just visit the yes website at Cash for Class , click on ‘First-Time to Site?’ and follow the steps to complete your on-line account registration. During the registration process, you will be able to link your school code (s).

New No-Cost, Hassle-Free Fundraiser

South PTC recently learned of an easy fundraising tool.  Shoparoo is a free iPhone and Android app that turns pictures of your shopping receipts into donations. Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that sells grocery items to earn Roo Points. It doesn’t matter where you shop or what items you buy – Shoparoo will assign points for every receipt! Submit up to 20 grocery receipts within a rolling 7 day period. At end of the Shaparoo fundraising year, the Roo points will be converted to dollars.  1000 Points = $2, 5000 points = $10, 10,000 points = $20, and so on.

Snap pictures of your receipts from any restaurant or other retailer (that doesn’t sell grocery items) to earn entries into Shoparoo’s $1,000 monthly sweepstakes and $15,000 yearly sweepstakes! Each receipt counts as an entry into both monthly and yearly sweepstakes. Submit up to 50 non-grocery receipts within a rolling 7 day period.

The first 20 people to join using referral code GON56255 will earn a bonus 100 Roo points after submitting their first receipt.  Once signed up, share the app with friends and family and if they sign using your referral code, you will earn an extra 150 Roo points and they earn 100 Roo points after scanning their first reciept. Anyone can join and choose to donate to South.

You can also choose to represent a particular grade at South.  Currently, the 2nd Grade has 3,405 Roo points and 1st Grade has 40Roo points.  Can the 5th Grade do better?  How about Kindergarten?  In less than a week, and with only 10 receipt submitting supporters, South has earned 10,970 Roo points. We have now earned $20 and are 14,030 points away from $50. .

This is an annual fundraiser and runs from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016.  We will receive our check for this year in October 2016.

Volunteers Needed

Copy Crew is a new service which will be available to South teachers and staff this school year.  Volunteers are needed each week to make copies, laminate, or do other office activities for teachers and staff.  If you are able to help, please sign up at Copy Crew.  The time commitment each week will vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the needs of teachers and staff.

The Fall Book Fair is a week awayAs always, Book Fair requires many hands. We invite parents to help with set up, classroom shopping, Family Night, and tear down. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate reading at South and meet new families in our school community. Thank you in advance for all of your help! Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer.  Fall Book Fair Sign-Up

Monday, October 19

Today starts the 2015 Yankee Candle Sale.  South PTC receives 40% of all orders. Information regarding the sale were in last week’s Friday Folders.  In addition to sales on the order form, you can sign up your student on the Yankee Candle Sale website and all online orders will count towards prizes. Also, on-line orders are shipped directly to your home with no need for pick up at school. DEADLINEYankee Candle Sale orders are due to school no later than November 2nd because the PTC must submit all Orders to Yankee Candle by November 6th.

Tuesday, October 20

Parent Teacher Conferences take place tonight between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. You should have already been notified by your student’s teacher of your conference date and time.   Thank you to the volunteers who are helping with Conference Meals.

Thursday, October 22

Today is Picture Retake Day.

Parent Teacher Conferences for the balance of the 6th grade students will take place tonight between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. You have already been notified by your 6th grade student’s teacher of your conference date and time.

Friday, October 23

Today is Popcorn Friday.  On Popcorn Fridayseach student receives a bag of popcorn, compliments of the PTC.  If you are able to help pop, bag, and deliver popcorn this Friday, please contact Alison Edidin at 808-9189.

Today is “A” 6th Grade Music Day.


About PTC Blog

PTC {Parents Teachers Children} Group To share as parents and/or guardians and to promote community spirit for South Elementary School. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community. To assist the faculty in undertaking school activities such as conferences, health and safety programs, and the like if so requested. To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and/or guardians and teachers may co-operate intelligently in training of the child.

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