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Adams Traditional Academy | May 22, 2019

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Bi-Weekly Update Feb. 7 – Mar. 31

Events Happening in the Next 30 Days:
ActivityDateNotes
General PTO Meeting February 14, 8:05 am in the
Multipurpose Room A
Come to the next PTO meeting on Thursday, February 14, to make your voice heard, learn about what is planned for the rest of the school year and find opportunities to volunteer and contribute to the success of our school.
Classroom Valentine’s PartiesFebruary 15, 11:00 am to 12:00 pmThe kids get out early and celebrate from 11:00-12:00 in the morning on the Friday before our next long weekend! Help your classroom’s Home Room Parent make this year’s Valentine’s Day Party a fun activity for all our kids.
ATA Spring FestivalFebruary 23, 10:00 am to 2:00 pmThe weather is warming up and we are ready to celebrate with the 2019 ATA Spring Festival! The festival takes place on Saturday, February 23, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. You can buy wristbands in advance or at the gate on the day of the festival. See the attached flyer for more information, and be sure to order wristbands for your family before February 19!
Scholastic Book FairMarch 4-8The spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! The “Dino-mite Book Fair - Stomp, Chomp and Read!” extravaganza will take place from March 4 through March 8, with the final night of the sale taking place during the Art Fair on March 8 at 6:00 pm.
ATA Art FairMarch 8, 6:00 pmThe annual Adams Traditional Academy Art Fair is back this year! Watch for more information as we get closer to the event.
Staff Appreciation LunchMarch 26Thank our teachers for a great year with the second quarter Staff Appreciation Lunch in March. The theme will be soup, salad and sandwiches, so watch for a sign up link to come soon and be sure to let the PTO know if you can help!
Volunteer Opportunities:
HelpContact Description
Classroom Valentine’s Day PartiesKerry Patel and Jill FrierValentine’s Day parties are next week and your Home Room Parents need your help to make them a fun celebration for your kids! Please reach out to your classroom’s Home Room Parent or contact the PTO for information about how you can help with the Holiday Party activities for your child’s class.
ATA Spring FestivalJen Flores and Natasha WooleryThe Spring Festival is fast approaching and we need your help to make it a success! Sign Up to Help with the Spring Festival!--we need parents on site to monitor bouncy houses and games, and to help sell raffle tickets, plus a few other things. Contact Jen or Natasha to see how you can help!
Spring Festival Gift Basket RaffleKerry Patel and Home Room ParentsInstead of the Silent Auction, this year the PTO Council is holding a Gift Basket raffle to raise funds for school activities. Contact your Home Room Parent to see what items or cash donations are needed to help pull the basket together for your child’s grade level.
Scholastic Book FairChristie MurphyThe theme for this fall’s Scholastic Book Fair is Dino-mite Book Fair - Stomp, Chomp and Read!. We need your help to run the sale, so Sign up for one of the many shifts. Plus, all volunteers can earn $5 in Scholastic Bucks good towards all Fair merchandise for each hour earned.
Staff Appreciation LunchMirna DahdalHelp us thank our teachers by bringing food or volunteering to help on March 26. Watch for a sign up link to come out soon, so you can volunteer to help thank our teachers!
Fundraising:
The PTO Council is always on the lookout for easy, quick fundraising opportunities to support ATA and the school priorities identified by Dr. Oates and her staff (sound system completion, Team Sports program support and science lab kits and resources). Here are some easy ways to support our school (send us your ideas, too!):
ActivityNotes
Norterra Earn & LearnEarn triple points for all receipts submitted in February! ATA earns points from Norterra for sales and special activities throughout the year, so keep those receipts and turn them in to the school (a box is in the lobby of buildings A and B). Watch for news throughout the year of more ways to Earn & Learn at Norterra Shops.
Amazon SmileSwitch to AmazonSmile and select ATA PTO as your favorite charity! Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our organization. Go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You will automatically earn money for ATA PTO as you shop on Amazon.
Tuft & NeedleYour sleep means real money for our school! Tuft & Needle will give our school 25% of the profit from every mattress sold using their personalized purchasing link. The cost is the same for you—but the school gets the money!
eScripeScrip helps schools and nonprofit organizations earn thousands of dollars for much needed programs and activities. Dine out, shop, travel and earn with registered credit and debit cards at participating merchants. Sign up and select our school to start automatically earning money for Adams Traditional Academy!

Yearbook Update–We Need Yearbook Photos!

Do you have photos you want to contribute to the yearbook? We are in need of photos from all classes and activities for the school. Please email your photos to Miss Welch, or download them to a thumb drive and send it in with your child (include your name if you would like it returned). Be sure to identify the photos by teacher name or activity so Miss Welch knows where to put them in the yearbook.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The ATA PTO Council
Christie Murphy Natasha Woolery
Mirna Dahdal Kerry Patel
Angela Lian Jill Frier
Jen Flores