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Fall Festival Sign Up

Interested in helping out with the Fall Festival? You can help with set up, run a game, and/or clean up. Not available that day but still would like to help? How about donate candy or a cake for the cake walk. Click the link below to see the sign up sheet.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0949A9AA2AA2FC1-poplar

 

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Welcome Back!

Dear PRES Families:

The PRES PTO would like to welcome you to a new year at our school. For those of you who are unfamiliar with us, we are a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff who are all dedicated to the  successful education of our children. The PRES PTO works hard to help make the school year both enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers, and parents.

We are here to help students and staff by providing support for educational and recreational needs; to promote open communication between administration, teachers, and parents/guardians and to encourage PRES school spirit and pride. The PTO uses its resources, both manpower and monetary, to support the efforts of the staff and to provide learning and enrichment opportunities for our children.

We are looking forward to meeting families, parents/guardians, and grandparents that would like to get involved with our PTO this school year. Everything we do is based on volunteers and we are looking to you to help make a difference in the lives of our children. Every parent/guardian is already a member of the PTO and we encourage you get involved! Volunteer your time. Donate what you can. Everyone is busy, but finding a little time to help contribute to your child’s educational experience will be rewarding for you and for them. It’s a wonderful investment that will produce lasting benefits. If you are able to give some time, day or evenings, at school or from home, please join us! Many hands make the job easier. Every hour helps!

Help us make the 2018-19 a great school year! We will need as many volunteers as possible, and are flexible enough to work around your schedule. We in the PTO believe that it is so important that we all do everything we can to enhance the learning environment of our children as they truly are our future. It will take all of us working together to make this happen. We hope you will share your thoughts and ideas and help make this a wonderful year at PRES!

We look forward to seeing you at school, meetings, events, and fundraisers. We look forward to getting to know you!

Sincerely,

The PTO Board



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Open PTO Meeting

Please join the PTO board at an open PTO meeting on February 15th at 6:00 PM in the Media Center. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in joining the PTO board or volunteering for PTO events and activities to find out how our meetings are run and the types of tasks we tackle. The meeting will take about 45 minutes and should be very informative.

Kids are welcome, too!



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Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse

Come out to Texas Roadhouse and join your PRES friends for dinner on February 6th! Parents, you don’t have to cook nor do dishes and it raises money for the school. Win-win for everyone! See you soon!

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PTO Open Positions for 2018-19 School Year

It is time to nominate a new PTO board to serve the parents, staff and kids of Poplar Road for the next school year (2018-19)! To learn more about what the PTO does, check the About Us link at the top. To view a listing of board positions, click the About Us>Board Members link.

If you are interested in a board position or in just volunteering some time, please complete the volunteer form and a current board member will be in touch.

We’re excited to hear from you and hope you’ll join us in supporting and building the PRES community!



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STEM Night

Are you wanting to do some fun Thanksgiving activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)? If so, join us for STEM Night this Thursday, November 16, 2017!

5:15-7:00 Pizza Meal

6:00 2nd and 3rd grades performance in the gym

6:30-7:30 STEM rotations

STEM Rotations included:

  1. Build a Hogan (a native American home)
  2. Mayflower Weight Challenge
  3. Flying Turkey
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Spirit Night Tonight

Join us tonight for Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse! Come in to dine any time between 4:00-10:00 and PRES will get a percentage of all food purchases. Please sign the back of your receipt with your child’s name, homeroom teacher and drop it in the drop box on the way out.

We hope to see you tonight!

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Fall Fundraiser Item Pick Up–Friday, 11/3/17

Parents, if you ordered items during the fall fundraiser the items will be available for pick-up on Friday, November 3 from 2:00-5:30 in room 107. You will need to sign for pick up. If you cannot make this time, items can be picked up from the front office.

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ECHS Homecoming Parade

Poplar Road will be supporting our East Coweta Indians in the homecoming parade on Thursday, Oct. 19th. We will have a trailer for students to ride on or they can walk with the PTO and staff. If you would like your child to participate, please turn in a signed permission slip that went home with your child.

Students will meet at 5:10. Parade participants will be lining up on Gin Street (next to the Post Office) so look for the PRES float.

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Thank You!

PRES Family and Friends,

THANK YOU! to all who contributed to our Fall Festival! The kids and families had a great time and enjoyed all aspects of the festival. And on top of that, we were able to raise over $1,000 from the silent auction of our baskets! That money will be used towards our playground funds to make improvements for the playground equipment.

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Fall Festival

The PRES Fall Festival is right around the corner, October 13th from 5:30-8:00. Join us for a night of family fun! The festival will include:

  • Games
  • Inflatables
  • Cake walk
  • Hay rides
  • Face painting
  • Auction of exciting baskets

Sounds like fun, right? Your child will receive more information in their agenda on the event. You can purchase an armband or tickets to participate in all the fun activities prior to or at the festival. Food stations will take cash as well as tickets.

Can you help out to make our festival a success? Here’s how: donate cakes for the cake walk, donate candy, or sign up to volunteer! (To sign up to help, click here! )Also, consider donating items to your child’s room for the class basket that will be auctioned off the night of the festival. Your child’s teacher will have more information on what they need for their basket.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the festival!

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Fall Fundraiser–DUE Wednesday Oct. 4th

The Fall Fundraiser is coming to a close and orders are due Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Please send all order forms and money to school with your child to turn into their teacher. Here’s the answers to a few common questions:

  • Orders are due Wednesday, Oct. 4th
  • Please include all money with order forms when turning them in
  • Please add a note if your children sold 18 + 6 items together
  • Orders will be returned within a month to be picked up at school
  • The pizza party will be scheduled for November
  • If your child sold 18 items, they will be invited to the pizza party; parents will need to sign a permission slip

Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off

The fall fundraiser will be kicking off today, Friday, September 15th with the arrival of the Hummer Limo! All children will get a chance to go look at the limo after lunch today so make sure to ask your child how they can get a chance to ride in the limo to a pizza party!

More details to come!

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Spirit Night at SkyZone Friday

Looking for a great family outing for Friday night? Well, we’ve got a great one for you–SkyZone! Our first Spirit Night of the year will be this coming Friday. Here’s the specifics:

  • Date: Friday, September 15th from 4:00-9:00 PM
  • Cost: $10 for a one hour jump ticket
  • Food: $10 for a large pizza & 4 16 oz drinks
  • Don’t forget your sky socks!

Click the image below to preview the fun you’ll have!

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Open House on Thursday

Don’t forget that Open House is scheduled for Sept. 7th, Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM. The schedule is as follows:

  • PreK-2nd visit with teachers from 5:00-6:00
  • 3rd-5th visit with teachers from 6:00-7:00
  • Volunteer training is at 6:15 in the cafeteria (this is needed by all who wish to volunteer with PTO)

There will be a PTO information table open from 5:00-7:00. Stop by and learn more about PTO and sign up to volunteer. Yearbooks will also be on sale during Open House at a table outside the cafeteria. Get your order in early!

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Shop the Book Fair Online!

The book fair is starting up Sept. 5th and will run through Sept. 16th. Too busy to get by the school to make a great book purchase for your child? Don’t have cash to give your child (as they ask for it leaving the house!)? No problem–shop online and avoid the hassle.

In your favorite web browser, navigate to http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair and search for Georgia>Sharpsburg>Poplar Road Elementary. Or click here to go directly to the PRES Fair. Browse the books you want and make a purchase right online. The books will ship to the school for FREE! It’s that easy!

Why shop online? Consider this:

  • Order books for all ages and grades
  • Enjoy a larger, expanded selection
  • Grow our library – shop our school wish list
  • Support your teachers’ classroom wish lists
  • Share your wish list with family and friends
  • Access all hours from your home or device
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Box Top Winners!

Our most recent “Back to School” Box Top contest was a success! We brought in an amazing $444! That was a whopping collection of 4,440 box tops! Way to go PRES!

Congratulations to the hall winners:

  • Red hall 1st place Mrs. Drury, 573
  • Green hall 1st place Mrs. Daniel, 365
  • Blue hall 1st place Mrs. Sprayberry, 473

Keep collecting for the upcoming “Fall” Contest with Box Tops due October 27.

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Reminder! Box Tops are due FRIDAY!

Just a friendly reminder that Box Tops are due this coming Friday, August 25th. Please put them in an envelop or small plastic baggie with your child’s name and teacher’s name on it. Return them to school with your child and help us earn money!

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Coca-Cola Double Your Donations for Back To School!

This week only through Sunday, August 20th Coke is doubling donations to schools.

To participate, simply scan a cap using your phone or enter your codes manually from your favorite beverages to double your cash for your school! Each bottle cap is doubled to .10 cents each and multipacks have a value, too! Click here for more info and to enter your codes!