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Adams Traditional Academy | November 21, 2019

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PTO Update – November

Events Happening in the Next 30 Days:
ActivityDateNotes
Spirit Shirts and Sweatshirts
crashsports.org
November 1 - December 4Spirit Shirts are back and new sweatshirts are now available! Order your ATA Spirit Shirts and Sweatshirts online now through December 4. Go to the Crash Sports website (Adams Traditional Academy page) to order shirts and sweatshirts for kids and parents!
Harkins FundraiserNovember 4 - December 6The PTO is selling Harkins Cups, Popcorn Perks, and Gift Cards to raise money for the 8th Grade promotion. Watch your email, your child’s folder, and the ATA Facebook page for more details!
Staff Appreciation Luncheon – 2nd QuarterNovember 21Thank our teachers and staff for a great year by helping out with the second quarter staff appreciation luncheon. Sign Up Here to help!
The ATA PTO always needs a volunteers to bring food and help set up, so watch for an email sign up to come out soon. If you have time to help out, the theme is comfort foods
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27-29Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
8th Grade Baby PhotosDecember 20It is Adams tradition to include a baby picture in the yearbook from every 8th grader. Please find a photo of your child from 0-2 years old and email it to Miss Kelly. You can send it in on a thumb drive. Please include the students name with any communications.
Volunteer Opportunities:
HelpContact Description
Home Room Parents and Parent VolunteersYour Child’s TeacherClass Christmas parties and Valentine’s Day are fast approaching and Home Room Parents need your help! Teachers also need volunteers to assist with homework grading and other activities that take place in class. Please be sure to give the Home Room Parent your contact information so they can keep you in the loop on activities.
Used UniformsChristie MurphyWe always need help sorting and organizing used uniforms so we can sell them after the General PTO meeting. If you have any time to volunteer, send an email and let us know. We need your help!!
Staff Appreciation LunchMirna Dahdal

Heidi Granatelli
Help us thank our teachers for a great start to the year by bringing food or volunteering to help set up the first Staff Appreciation Lunch this school year on November 21. Please Sign Up Here if you have time to help out!
Spring Festival and Silent Auctionpto@atachoice.orgIt seems early, but the Spring Festival and Silent Auction will be here before you know it! If you have ideas and want to help, we need you! Send us a note and start planning ideas for the Silent Auction. The Spring Festival takes place on March 28, so let’s plan ahead to make it a great event in 2020.
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
Amazon SmileShopping for the Holidays with Amazon? Switch 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!
Box Tops for EducationThe Box Tops for Education program is moving to digital! Be sure to download the all new Box Tops for Education app to scan your receipt and collect points for Box Top purchases! ATA still receives 10 cents per box top, so take a few minutes to scan those receipts and collect some extra money for your kids programs and activities.
Yearbook Update:

Have you ordered your full color yearbook yet? The cost is $30 for a softcover yearbook right now, but the price will increase on December 20. Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our Yearbook ID code: 10539420

Contribute 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 Kelly, 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’s name or activity so Miss Kelly knows where to put them in the yearbook. Don’t Wait To Send Them In! The first deadline is in January.

We need your help as part of our Parent population to make this a great year for our kids, so please contact us if you are available for volunteering. Any amount of time or commitment will help! As a member of the Parent Teacher Organization, your participation, questions and feedback are welcome.

Thank you for all you do to help make Adams Traditional Academy a great school for our kids!

The ATA PTO Council

Angela Lian
Christie Murphy
Heather Kleinman
Jill Frier