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Nov. 12 Newswire

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Purdy PTA News

November 5, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • 11/15, Wed 5:45pm – PTA Meeting (Library)
  • 11/16, Thu 3:30pm – STEAM Club (Gym)
  • 11/22-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/5-12/6, 3:30pm Elf Workshop Craft Night (Gym)

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News from the PTA

The Elf Workshop Craft Night is Dec. 5 and 6
(Make It Take It)

Let your child’s creativity shine this holiday season at our annual Elf Workshop (Make It Take It) craft night. Students get to stay after school to make several fun gifts. Each project will be wrapped and ready for your family to open and cherish it for years to come. If you cannot purchase your ticket online, you can get it at the door. (Parents of kindergarteners must attend with their child.)

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 5th, or Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (two nights are offered, but you only attend one)

WHERE: Purdy Gym

COST: $15 per person* (Scholarships are available and strictly confidential.*)

FOOD: $5 for a meal, including a hot dog, chips, cookie, and drink (cash only at the event)

PICKUP: Pick up your child at 5:30pm in the MUSIC ROOM.

GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE BY FRIDAY DEC. 1 ($15)

 

BUY TICKETS

 

 

*The entry fee only covers the materials. This is not a fundraiser. The meal, however, does raise funds for the 5th grade field trips.

Please sign up if you can volunteer at this very fun event.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER


PTA MEETING, Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5:45pm in the Library

All parents are welcome to attend the PTA meeting and learn about PTA plans and activities, or get more involved.


STEAM CLUB is Thursday, Nov. 16

Don’t forget to attend if you are registered. Registration is now closed. To put yourself on the waitlist for the next session, click here.)


Support Purdy Elementary School

AMAZON SMILE

Shop at http://smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate .5% to Purdy!

 

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to communication@purdypta.com. Please email submissions as
you would like to see them printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

 

Anne Siddall and Catherine Ecker

Important Links

 


PTA Calendar
PTA Website
PTA Facebook Page
Purdy Elementary Website
Purdy Elementary Facebook Page

Join the PTA, volunteer, donate, or learn more:

 

http://www.purdypta.com
 

Questions for PTA leaders?

 

Email president@purdypta.com

PTA Board:
President – Catherine Ecker | president@purdypta.com
Vice President – Jarusha Kenyon | vp@purdypta.com
Treasurer – Michelle Easton | treasurer@purdypta.com
Secretary – Angela Bains | secretary@purdypta.com
Communications – Anne Siddall | communications@purdypta.com
Member at Large (Teacher Liaisons) – Gaylene Peterson/ Barrie McDougall

Committee Chairs:
Classroom Parent Coordinator | classparents@purdypta.com
Membership | membership@purdypta.com
Newsletter Coordinator | secretary@purdypta.com
Fall Festival/ Trunk or Treat | secretary@purdypta.com
Auction | secretary@purdypta.com

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Nov. 5, 2017 Newswire

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November 5, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • 11/8, Wed 9:10am – Chi-Chack Language Classes Start
  • 11/9, Thu 3:30pm – STEAM Club (in the Gym)
  • 11/9, Wed 12:30pm – Veterans’ Day Assembly
  • 11/9, Wed 6:30pm – Veterans’ Day Evening Program for Family and Friends (in the Gym)
  • 11/10, Fri – NO SCHOOL for Veterans’ Day
  • 11/10, Fri 8:30am – Free Movie Day (at Galaxy Theater in Uptown)
  • 11/15, Wed 5:45pm – PTA Meeting
  • 11/22-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break

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News from the PTA

CHI-CHACK LANGUAGE CLASSES START WEDNESDAY

Meet in the Purdy entry at 9:05am if your child is enrolled.
Classes are every Wednesday before school at 9:10am (late start day) starting Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 until the last week of school. 25 Classes for $289.00. Learn more 

REGISTER NOW:  Spanish  |   Chinese  |   German


STEAM CLUB is Thursday, Nov. 9

*Registration is only open until this Thursday. To put yourself on the waitlist for the next session, click here.)

WHEN: Thursdays after school from 3:30pm – 5:00pm until 12/14
WHERE: Purdy Gym
COST: $85 for the 6-week session (register by 11/9)

REGISTER NOW

Students have hands-on activities in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART AND MATH (STEAM). Sponsored by Purdy PTA and Harbor Code Academy (The PTA receives a portion of each tuition). Harbor Code Academy, Bricks For Kids, Camp Inventions, and Apprentice Academy are showcased to inform the community of available after-school programs and summer camps.

Nov 2 was a great success! Check it out.


VETERANS’ DAY PROGRAM, Thursday, Nov. 9 

The Veterans’ Day Program will be presented by our 5th Grade Classes to honor the men and women of The United States Armed Forces, Past and Present.

Performance Times:

12:30pm – Grades K, 1, 2
1:30pm – Grades 3, 4, 5
6:30pm – Purdy Families and Friends

Students performing in the evening program should meet in the commons at 6:15pm

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY!!


FREE Movie Day on Friday

Friday, November 10, 2017 at Galaxy Theater / Uptown

8:30 am: The Incredibles
9:00 am: Frozen

What a great way to spend the morning on a day off from school while supporting our fantastic art program!! This is a FREE event with donations being accepted for Peninsula Hands On Art. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

A special thank you to Galaxy Theaters & Our Premier Sponsor Dr. Justin Piasecki.

Support Purdy Elementary School

AMAZON SMILE

Shop at http://smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate .5% to Purdy!

Do you have news to share?
Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to communication@purdypta.com. Please email submissions as you would like to see them printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team
Anne Siddall and Catherine Ecker

Important Links
PTA Calendar
PTA Website
PTA Facebook Page
Purdy Elementary Website
Purdy Elementary Facebook Page

Join the PTA, volunteer, donate, or learn more:
http://www.purdypta.com

Questions for PTA leaders?
Email president@purdypta.com

PTA Board:
President – Catherine Ecker | president@purdypta.com
Vice President – Jarusha Kenyon | vp@purdypta.com
Treasurer – Michelle Easton | treasurer@purdypta.com
Secretary – Angela Bains | secretary@purdypta.com
Communications – Anne Siddall | communications@purdypta.com
Member at Large (Teacher Liaisons) – Gaylene Peterson/ Barrie McDougall

Committee Chairs: 
Classroom Parent Coordinator | classparents@purdypta.com
Membership | membership@purdypta.com
Newsletter Coordinator | secretary@purdypta.com
Fall Festival/ Trunk or Treat | secretary@purdypta.com
Auction | secretary@purdypta.com

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September 13 PTA News

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Purdy PTA News

September 13, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • 9/20, Wed, 6:30pm – First PTA meeting (in the Library)
  • 9/23, Sat, 12:00pm – Stand Up for Peninsula Schools –SUP IN THE HARBOR (Gig Harbor/Skansie Park)
  • 9/28, Thurs – Watch Dog kick off (time and place TBD)


News from the PTA


Popcorn Fridays

Students can buy popcorn during recess on Fridays for $1 cash. Or, buy a 20-punch card for $15 by sending a check written to “Purdy PTA” to school with your child. In the memo, write “Popcorn” and your child’s name and grade.

We need more volunteers to serve the popcorn!

SIGN UP to help serve popcorn on a Friday from 10:45am-12:30pm No experience necessary.


Volunteers Needed for the Fall Festival

The PTA is looking for volunteers to help with the Fall Festival Committee.

Click here to get on our list


Save the Date for the PTA AUCTION: March 3

Follow Your Yellow Brick Road…

The Wizard of Oz themed auction to raise funds for Purdy Elementary will be held at the Canterwood clubhouse Saturday, March 3rd. It will be a blast.


100% of all profits raised go directly towards enrichment programs that round out your child’s education at Purdy.

Questions or want to help out? Contact the auction chair: Angela Bains, (secretary@purdypta.com)


Purdy Panthers Pride Apparel

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Get the new style this year! Orders are due by October 6.

Items / Prices:
$20 – T-shirt
$20 – Girl’s T-shirt (girl’s sizes XS, S, M, L only)
$25 – Long sleeve raglan shirt
$40 – Hooded sweatshirt

Youth Sizes (Boys):
XS=4/5
S= 6/8
M=10/12
L=14/16

Girls T-Shirt Sizes:
XS=4/5
S= 6/8
M=10/12
L=14/16

Adult Sizes (Men’s general sizing):
S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X

Place your apparel order

(This will send an email to Catherine Ecker – president@purdypta.com. Include the items and sizes and the order total. Send a check for the amount with your child to their teacher in an envelope or the check memo labeled “Purdy Apparel”. Once received, your order will be placed and delivered to your child at school.)


AmazonSmile

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When you shop on smile.amazon.com instead of Amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase to Purdy Elementary PTA. Note: This DOESN’T work if you use the Amazon App on your phone – only if you go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser.

http://smile.amazon.com


Big Truck Night / Purdy Open House

 

Our 3rd Open House / Big Truck Night on August 24 was another great success, thanks to all of our community sponsors, after school program organizers, teachers, staff, and our amazing Purdy PTA volunteers. Purdy students and parents had the opportunity to meet their new teachers and drop off school supplies, check out the big trucks, and meet community supporters.

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We’d also like to give a special thank you to Kathleen Moloznik for creating this event and her continued dedication that has contributed to its success year after year. A big thanks to all of our sponsors:
Vehicles</.b>: Peninsula Light, Cannon Companies, Archon Tree, Gametruck, Gig Harbor Police and Fire.
Local companies: North Harbor Dentistry who gave out toothbrushes, and Purdy Veterinarian Hospital who had a real dog for kids to visit.
Supplemental programs: YMCA, Hands on Art, Girls on the Run, Bricks for kids, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Harbor Code Academy, Chi-Chack Community Language Center, Peninsula Lacrosse, and Little Toasters.
Community groups: Stand Up For Peninsula Schools “SUP”.
Food and Drink Donations: Markee, Java & Clay, Pizza Hut and Albertsons.

 



News from the Community

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2017 SUP in the Harbor!

SUP in the Harbor is presented by Stand Up for Peninsula Schools (SUP) to help promote and support Peninsula Schools.

When & Where: September 23, 2017, 12:00- 4:00 pm
Skansie Brothers Park, Gig Harbor

The 2017 SUP in the Harbor! is a stand up paddle boarding event including relay races and a paddleboard parade around the Harbor. All ages and skills are welcome!

All registered for the event will receive a SUP t-shirt. Paddleboards are available with registration. Personal paddleboards may be used for the event.
http://standup4schools.org

Do you have news to share?
Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to communication@purdypta.com. Please email submissions as you would like to see them printed in the body of the email.
PTA Newsletter Team Angela Bains and Anne Siddall

Important Links
https://pes.psd401.net
https://www.facebook.com/groups/146822175723754/
https://www.facebook.com/pes.psd401.net/

Join the PTA, volunteer, donate, or learn more:

http://www.purdypta.com
 Questions for PTA leaders?

Email president@purdypta.com.

PTA Board:
President – Catherine Ecker | president@purdypta.com
Vice President – Jarusha Kenyon | vp@purdypta.com
Treasurer – Michelle Easton | treasurer@purdypta.com
Secretary – Angela Bains | secretary@purdypta.com
Communications – Anne Siddall | communications@purdypta.com
Member at Large (Teacher Liaisons) – Gaylene Peterson/ Barrie McDougalCommittee Chairs:
Classroom Parent Coordinator | classparents@purdypta.com
Membership | membership@purdypta.com
Newsletter Coordinator | secretary@purdypta.com
Fall Festival/ Trunk or Treat | secretary@purdypta.com
Auction | secretary@purdypta.comGo Panthers

 

2017-18 Calendar

Go to the Calendar page for current dates.

 

AUGUST

Big Truck Night
First Day of School

SEPTEMBER

First PTA meeting
Stand Up for Peninsula Schools – SUP IN THE HARBOR, Gig Harbor
Watch Dogs kick off

OCTOBER

Volunteer Orientation
PTA meeting
Fall Book Fair
Fall Festival

NOVEMBER

PTA Meeting
Thanksgiving Holiday

DECEMBER

Family Holiday Dance
Elf Workshop Craft Night
PTA meeting
Winter Break

JANUARY

PTA meeting

FEBRUARY

Drama Program
STEAM night
PTA Meeting
Midwinter Break

MARCH

AUCTION
PTA meeting

APRIL

Grandparents’ Week
PTA Meeting
Talent show
Spring Break

MAY

Teacher Appreciation Week
PTA meeting
Spring Book Fair
Literacy Night

JUNE

Last PTA meeting
Field Day
Last day of school!