PTA FALL FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Our PTA Fall Festival, organized by our Dads Club, is coming to Andrews!
DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2018
TIME: 5:30 - 8 PM (Test drives begin at 5PM)
WHERE: Andrews Elementary
(Pre-Order your tickets until October 22 for savings!)
We hope to see all of you for tons of fun, food, games, community fellowship, and our awesome Teacher Raffle! Students are welcome to wear costumes to Fall Festival.
*IMPORTANT: Volunteers are critical to the success of this event. Currently, we do not have enough volunteers. We are looking for several parent volunteers to help us the night of this event. If you would like to help, please review the following link to see our volunteer opportunities:
NEW event at the Fall Festival this year:
Chrysler’s Cars 4 Classroom Test Drive Event
New to the Fall Festival this year is an opportunity to earn up to $3,000 for our school. Stop by the Parking Lot in front of school on October 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and test drive a new Chrysler Pacifica! Chrysler’s Cars 4 Classrooms will donate $10 for each test drive/ride taken for 0-99 people, and this amount increases to $20 if we recruit 100 – 150 test drivers / riders, up to $3,000. Please help our school by taking a test drive, completing the survey and earning money for our School!
*** Must be 18 years old and a licensed driver
PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST
Our annual Reflections Art Contest is coming!
Artwork should be submitted between October 28 and November 1, 2018.
From the Texas PTA: Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.
With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
Started in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.
Thank you to Deepa Shenoy for volunteering to coordinate this contest at Andrews.
HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS FOR SALE
Are you chilly in your classroom or around the school?
Andrews staff wearing their new hoodies!
Do you want to show your Andrews pride while on a cold-day field trip or out and about in the winter?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, ORDER ONLINE your very own Andrews Zipper Hooded Sweatshirt.
It come in your choice of 8 colors: black, grey, royal, navy, cardinal, red, light pink, and purple! Our first round of hoodies have arrived, and you may see them around school soon! Be sure to order now to get yours before winter sets in!
For your convenience, we have attached the hoodie pictures, specifications, and size charts below:
Stephanie and Kim
Andrews Spirit Wear Coordinators
- 50% cotton, 50% polyester
- air jet yarn
- double-needle stitching throughout
- 1x1 ribbed cuffs and waistband with spandex
- unlined hood with matching drawstring
- pouch pockets
- set-in sleeves
We collect Box Tops!
If you see this symbol on items you purchase, please clip them and send them with your child to school (make sure they are not expired). It may be easiest to save them for a week or so before sending them in. Be sure to place them in a plastic ziploc bag to prevent them from getting lost. Thank you!
Thank you to Sonia Ahuja for volunteering to help us with this program!
What is PTA? Why Join PTA?
The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:
There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
Discover Great Resources
The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents (Parent Education Seminars) as well as students (Assemblies, Author Visits, Red Ribbon Week motivational speakers).
Tap into a Network
PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. YOU can share ideas, concerns, and experiences. YOU can help make the school a better place!
Watch Yourself Grow
By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.
Be a Role Model
By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
Enjoy Substantial Benefits
Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.
For less than 3 cents a day, you can become a PTA member, joining more than 4 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone—parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association.