We hope that the 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start for you & your families! Beginning this week, you will be receiving email updates that contain information about upcoming events at Fouse, the weekly rotation schedule and other general tips and reminders to help you more easily navigate the busy, fun school year ahead! Here is this week's update:
Schedule For The Week9/4 (Mon)......Labor Day (No School) 9/5 (Tues).....A Day 9/6 (Wed)......B Day, PTO General Meeting, 7pm at Fouse 9/7 (Thurs)......C Day 9/8 (Fri)..........D Day Walk-A-Thon Information Has Been Sent Home FOXES…get your walking shoes on! The 7th annual Fouse Walk-a-Thon is coming – Friday, September 22nd! This is your chance to have fun with your friends, get fit, and help make this a great year for Fouse! With everyone’s help, we can make the Fouse Walk-a-Thon a fun day for the whole school and the ONLY major fundraiser of the year! Details on the Walk-a-Thon were sent home with your student(s) last Friday, August 25th. We encourage you to read through the two letters inside the envelope that was sent home; copies of those letters are also attached to this email for your reference. You are also welcome to make donations online via PayPal/credit card by following this link to the Walk-A-Thon page of our PTO website: http://fousepto.weebly.com/walk-a-thon.html. When donating online, please be sure to type the student's name/teacher in the comments section so that we can properly give credit to the student toward any prizes they may earn.Volunteers are key to the success of this event! At this time, we are currently in need of help counting donations and distributing prizes each week. If you are available, please follow this link to sign up: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0d45a4ac2aaafe3-walkathon1/8765062. We will also need volunteers on the day of the event. Sign ups for that will be communicated in the coming weeks. PTO General Meeting, September 6th The first PTO meeting of the year is Wednesday, September 6th, at 7:00pm, in the Media Center.All parents are invited to attend!If you have signed up to be on a committee - or if you would like to sign up - please try to attend because our committees will be breaking into groups at the end of the meeting to get the planning process started for the coming year. Future PTO meeting dates are: October 4, November 1, February 7, April 4. School Supply Drive Our School Supply Drive has concluded and we would like to give a huge "thank you!" to all of the families who participated! All donated supplies will be distributed to Fouse students at the discretion of school staff. Time to Update Your Forms - Parent PortalIf you have not already done so, please be sure to promptly log in to your Parent Portal (http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/administration/108) to verify and update the information on the ECollect Forms tab. Several field trips are coming up and having up to date emergency contacts and medical information is crucial especially when students are leaving the building. Other forms include permission for walking field trips and photograph permissions. It really doesn't take long to do and safety information for your children is very important for Fouse to have. If you have any questions regarding the completion of your forms, please contact Amy Emler at email@example.com. Donations Requested - Neckties for Music Class If you have any old neckties in your closet that you're looking to donate, Mrs. Stout would really appreciate you sending them into school with your student! She needs them for an upcoming movement activity for First Grade. They don't have to be in great condition, any old tie will do! Donations can be dropped off in the music room. Thanks very much for your help with this!
PTO Communication - Facebook/Website In addition to the emails that you've started to receive from the PTO, another great way to get updates and learn more about all of the happenings at Fouse is to "like" our school's Facebook page. You can find our page here: https://www.facebook.com/Fouse-Elementary-PTO-612228052137109/
For your reference, a copy of the "2017-2018 Fouse Elementary Calendar of Events" is also attached to this email. We hope this helps in your planning for the year ahead!
Ways to Support the Fouse PTO… Without Spending Extra! These great programs allow you to support the Fouse PTO while shopping for everyday items… Giant Eagle Apples for Students: This program is a great way for our school to earn educational rewards such as computers, software, video equipment, gym and playground gear, and more. Register your Giant Eagle Card and start earning rewards.Kroger Community Rewards:Help Support Fouse PTO..... Just by Shopping at Kroger! It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Kroger Plus Card , and select Fouse Elementary PTO (#80874). Once you're enrolled, you'll earn cash rewards for Fouse PTO every time you shop and use your Kroger Plus Card! AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Fouse PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible items to the Fouse PTO. You can even use your Prime membership at the same time.Box Tops: Collecting box tops from participating vendors is a simple way to raise money for Fouse. Twice per year, we have contests at the school to collect box tops. Details will be announced soon for the first contest, which will take place this fall. The second contest will be in the winter. The winning class receives a special treat at lunch for bringing in the most box tops. We wish you a very nice Labor Day! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Fouse PTO Fall Dates to Look Forward to: September 4 - No School (Labor Day Holiday) September 6 - PTO General Meeting, 7pmSeptember 15 - School Picture Day September 22 - Walk-A-Thon September 28 - Early Release (2:30pm) October 4 - PTO General Meeting, 7pmOctober 13 - Fall Harvest Classroom Parties, 10:30am (AM-K) & 2:30pm for all other classesOctober 17 - Last day of 1st Grading Period **To opt out of receiving emails from the PTO, please reply to email@example.com and let us know.