September 2017 Newsletter

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the PTO, we would like to welcome everyone back to school.  You ask what is PTO?  PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students.  We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.

First Meeting!
Monday, September 18 @ 7pm in the Media Center

We are a small and busy group!  This is where you come in!  We need your help, and so do the students. A special thanks to all our volunteers from last year for their hard work! We have started planning some exciting events this year in hopes to get more parents involved in their child’s education. The PTO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own.  We hope you can join us to learn more about how you can help and how the PTO helps Robert Moton!

PTO Board Positions

President: Rachel Passerini

Vice President: Christina Schmidt

Treasurer: Lynne Colantoni

Secretary: Jessica Davenport

Email: rmes.pto@gmail.com

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Fundraising News

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Fundraising chairperson: Stephanie Williams

Box Tops Chairperson:  Mary Wells

Sweet Frog Fundraiser September 26th
Look for a flier in your child’s folder!

Don’t forget to turn in your 25 Box Tops (or more) by September 8th to enter the Sweet Frog Gift Card drawing!

We also earn money for our school through Giant.  Go to giantfood.com/register to create an account.

School Name:  Robert Moton Elem

School ID:  01200

Once you are registered, points are earned every time you shop.  Those points are used to determine how much cash we receive.

SAVE THE DATE

September 26th – Sweet Frog Fundraiser
October 19th Chickfila Dinner Fundraiser

Please like us on Facebook @ROBERTMOTONPTO

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The PTO needs you!

Our Mission is to create a safe, nurturing, learning environment that empowers students to achieve personal excellence while building confidence.

 

Please note that the final meeting of the Robert Moton PTO for this school year has been rescheduled to May 15 at 7 pm in the school cafeteria.

 
The Robert Moton PTO needs your help! We are losing two members of our board at the end of this year. We are in need of a Vice President and a Fundraiser Chair for the 2017-2018 school year. The other three members of the board are returning, so there will be plenty of guidance for anyone new to PTO work or to the school in general. Being on the PTO board does NOT mean all of your time will be consumed with meetings and activities….it DOES mean that you will get a say in what types of fundraisers and family nights are planned!

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Three board members cannot do the work of five people. If we don’t find more helping hands, we will have no choice but to eliminate some of our traditional activities in the coming year: Super Saturday, Back to School Picnic, Sweetheart Dance, Holiday Event…
Please consider joining us in helping our students and our school. Nomination forms and position responsibilities can be found below. If you have any questions send us an email! Thank you!

Without interested parents the PTO would not exist.

Officer Nomination Form 2017-2018

Vice President: Acts as aid to the president and performs the duties in the absence or inability of the president. Works with the volunteer coordinator and committee chairs.  Performs other duties as needed.

Fundraising Chairperson:  Plans, organizes and helps manage all fundraising events and activities.

PTO Meeting 11/14 – Agenda

Robert Moton General PTO Meeting Agenda
Monday, November 14, 2016
7pm
Robert Moton Media Center

Call to Order………………………………………………………………………..Kristel Castonguay
Welcome and Introductions……………………………………………………..Kristel Castonguay
Approval of September PTO Minutes…………………………………………..Kristel Castonguay

Old Business
Approval of PTO Bylaws……………………………………………………..…….Kristel Castonguay

New Business
President’s Report………………………………………………………………..Kristel Castonguay
-Any school wants or needs that RME PTO can help with?
Treasurer’s Report……………………………………………..………………….Lynne Colantoni
Principal’s Report…..…………………………………………………………….Mr. Robbins
Committee Reports
• Fundraising………………………………………………………………….……………Sue Hulme
• Conference Dinners……………..………………………………………………..Lynne Colantoni
• Box Tops…………………………..…………………………..………………………Lisa Bowman
• Yearbook………………………………………………………………………..Kristin Lavender
• SpiritWear…………………………………………………………….……….……Amy Edgington
• American Education Week………………………………………………….Kristel Castonguay
• December PTO Fun Night and Children’s Holiday Shoppe……………..Rachel Passerini
• February PTO Fun Night

Announce Grade Level Winner Based on Attendance
Adjourn

Calendar Reminders
Luncheon for Teachers-Wednesday, Nov 16
Panera Fundraiser-Monday, Nov 21
Early Dismissal-Wednesday, Nov 23
No School-Thursday, Nov 24 and Friday Nov 25
Five Below Fundraiser -Friday, Nov 25 and Saturday, Nov 26
– Saturday, Dec 10 and Sunday, Dec 11
PTO Fun Night and Holiday Shop-Friday, Dec 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm
PTO Children’s Holiday Shoppe and Craft Fair-Saturday, Dec 3 10am-4pm
Pizza Hut Fundraiser-Wednesday, Dec 14
Crazy Holiday Wear-Thursday, Dec 22
No School-Friday, Dec 23-Monday, Jan 2
General PTO Meeting-Monday, Jan 9, 2017, 7pm

Connect with the Robert Moton PTO…on Facebook RobertMotonElementaryPTO and on our website https://robertmotonpto.com/

The Children’s Holiday Shoppe is Coming to our School!

We’re happy to formally announce our Children’s Holiday Shoppe which will run both Friday (12/2/2016) and Saturday (12/3/2016)!

About the Children’s Holiday Shoppe:

The Holidays are near and, as a special service, the Robert Moton PTO is hosting a Children’s Holiday Shoppe. Children will have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive, high quality gifts for family & friends. The Holiday Shoppe is a program designed for children to shop on their own at school, in a safe, non-commercial environment.  They can learn to budget their money and spend wisely, while also experiencing the “Joy of Giving”.  kids-exchanging-gifts

Gifts are priced for a child’s budget enabling them to purchase many gifts for their family members. We will provide Shopping Budget Envelopes. This will allow you and your child the opportunity to decide together how much can be spent on each person.

The Children’s Holiday Shoppe at RME is a parent-free zone!
Middle- and high school volunteers will walk the kids through the Shoppe and wrap the gifts they choose while moms and dads are dashed away to the commons area (no peeking!).  Parent volunteers will help run the registers.  Cash is preferred, but we will also accept credit cards

Event Schedule:

Friday Dec. 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm Family Fun Night: We will have holiday crafts, music and games for the whole family to enjoy.  This is also a great time to visit the Children’s Holiday Shoppe!  If you want the best selection come Friday night before it is open to the community, on Saturday.

Saturday Dec. 3, 10:00am – 4:00pm Children’s Holiday Shoppe and Craft Fair: We have invited parents and friends of RME sell their products.  We will have crafters as well as consultants from Pampered Chef, LuLaRoe, Jamberry, Scentsy, Mary Kay and more!   The adults are invited to shop our craft fair while the children are hunting for the perfect gifts in the Holiday Shoppe.

 

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Movie Night Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our first spirit day!  Wear your pajamas to school!

Keep your PJs on because it’s movie night! zootopia2 Starting at 6:30 the PTO will be showing Zootopia!  Bring a blanket, wear your PJs and join us for our first family fun night of the year. Snacks will be provided. We will also hold a raffle for the Zootopia DVD.

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Before settling into your movie spot don’t forget to check out a sneak peak of items that will be available at Little Shoppers Holiday Shoppe coming in December. We will also have the last of our Boscov’s coupons for sale!

 

Volunteers Needed!

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Tomorrow the cafeteria will be hosting a “Farm Fresh” event.  Volunteers are needed between 10:45-1:15 to help the students with activities such as shucking corn.  If you are available and interested, please contact either Karen Sarno at 410-751-3041 or Tammy Swam at 410-751-3043.

As always, thank you for your support!
RME PTO