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					  Plantation Middle PTO Newsletter                                             September 2009

  Dates to Remember                     Message from the PTO President
  Sept. 25 – Pizza Friday
  Sept. 25, 29 & 30                     Dear PLMS Families,
  Sixth Grade Mixer Tickets on          Applause and appreciation goes out to our         & Jennifer Markhoff, have created a new
                                        staff and administration for getting our          event, The Patriot Parade which is scheduled
  Sale at Patriot Depot                 school year off to a wonderful and smooth         for October 22, and 100% of the proceeds
  Sept. 28 – No School                  start! The students have settled into a rou-      will be used for our programs at PLMS. A
  Oct. 2 – Coffee w/Principal           tine and I believe this will be a fabulous year   big thanks to these ladies and our ENTIRE
  8:30am                                of learning for our children.                     PTO for their hard work thus far.
   Sixth Grade Mixer 3:20 – 5pm
  Oct. 5 – PTO Meeting 9am              Your PTO is ready to make this an eventful        Parents, you are always welcome to join us
  Oct. 6 – Volunteer Orientation        year. Our Hospitality chair, Geri Garber,         at our PTO, SAC, and SAF meetings. Please
                                        welcomed the teachers and staff back with         note the upcoming dates and times listed on
  Oct. 9 – Pizza Friday                 a delicious lunch. Our school store chair,        this page. Some meetings are also held in
  Oct. 14, 15, 16 & 19 – Patriot        Kristina Braziel, has stocked the store with      the evening to make it more convenient for
  Parade Money Collection               PE uniforms, spirit shirts and lots of great      parents.
  Oct. 21 – Picture Retakes             supplies the kids need. Jennifer Lynn from
  Oct. 22 – Early Release/Patriot       membership will be sending forms home for         PTO would like to keep parents informed
  Parade                                those who would still like to join the PTO        through our email communication group.
                                        ($5 fee). There is no time obligation upon        This will give parents information about
  Oct. 23 – No School                   joining PTO and all money raised goes di-         upcoming PTO events, pizza Fridays, dead-
  Oct. 30 – Pizza Friday                rectly into making our school the best it can     lines for fundraisers, etc. Just email me
                                        be. Your involvement does make a world of         at with “join email
PLANTATION MIDDLe PTO BOARD             difference to our kids and the staff of PLMS      group” in the subject box.
President: Alex Rollins                 and every little bit helps.
954-236-4617                                                          Please feel free to contact any PTO mem-
Vice President: Lana Henning            We have some great events upcoming as             ber if there is anything we can do or if you
954-424-8479      Lana Henning has been busy planning the           would like to help in any way. We look for-
Treasurer:Millie Powell                 sixth grade mixer scheduled for October           ward to a successful and fun year!
954-791-8705         2nd. Our fundraising chairs,                      Sincerely,
Recording Secretary: Linda Holman       Jodi Swirsky                                      Alexandra Rollins
Fundraising: Jodi Swirsky
Jennifer Markhoff
954-474-7964           Pizza Friday                                             Sports Tryouts
Vol. Coordinator:Lourdes Leon
305-345-2226          Pizza Friday Fundraisers will                         Our first sport of the
Hospitality: Geri Garber                    begin on Friday, September                            year is Soccer and the
954-587-2229             25th. Students can purchase
Special events: Lana Henning
                                                                                             season opener is Septem-
954-444-7215          tickets for $2.50 at the Patriot                 ber 22nd @ 4:00 pm at
Membership: Jennifer Lynn                   Depot September 21-24th.                         Pine Island Park
954-873-8725          Only students who have
School Store: Kristina Braziel              purchased a ticket will be dis-
954-424-1712                                                Cheerleading tryouts begin
                                            missed from class early on the     Monday September 21st.
Yearbook: TBA
Newsletter: Jacqueline Allard               25th to enjoy a slice of pizza
954-326-7456       and a soda in the cafeteria.
                                                                               Basketball tryouts for
Student/Month: Lourdes Leon                 Pizza Friday Fundraisers will
305-345-2226          take place approximately           both boys and girls
Pizza Coordinator: Geri Garber              every two weeks throughout         begin shortly after.
Athletic Liaison: Cathy Hearn               the school year.
 Plantation Middle PTO Newsletter                              September 2009

           Fundraising                                           Volunteer Info
We are kicking off our 2009-2010 school year
                                                           Parents - please remember to log onto
with our Patriot Parade fundraiser on Octo-
ber 22, 2009. This event is for the kids to get and submit
outside (that means out of class!), get moving       your volunteer application. This is needed if you
to some great music provided by a local DJ,          want to volunteer at the school. The application
and have some fun while we raise some much         takes less than 5 minutes. The school will be notified
needed funds for our school. In order to par-                       in a week. Thank You.
ticipate in this event, each student must make a
donation of at least $20.00.                       Also, anyone interested in helping in the school store
   The best part of it is that 100% of that         or various activities around school, please contact
money stays in our school and goes right back
                                                          Lourdes Leon the Volunteer Coordinator.
into supplies and technology that is necessary
in our classrooms and to support our teach-
ers. PLUS, for every $20.00 that the student
brings in, he or she will be entered into raffle
drawings for some great prizes. We will also                                                      6th Grade
be awarding prizes to the top 3 students that
bring in the most money!                                                                            Mixer
   Watch for the Patriot Parade envelope to
come home in your student’s backpack on
September 30th. Collect your donations and
return your envelope to the Patriot Depot on
Wed. October 14 – Monday October 19th.
   Help your school and give your child the
                                                                      Are You Ready to Luau?
opportunity to have some fun! If you have any
questions, please email Jennifer Markhoff at or Jodi Swirsky at dis- We are looking forward to an
awesome Patriot Parade!
                                                    Join old friends, and make new ones at the 6th Grade Mixer. It
                                                    will be held on Friday, October 2nd from 3:20pm - 5:00pm. Tick-
                                                    ets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the Patriot Depot, Friday,
           Patriot Depot                            September 25th - Wednesday, September 30th. Advance ticket
  The school store - “Patriot Depot” is
                                                    sales only, no tickets will available at the door. Don’t miss out
  open in the morning 8:15-8:45am                   on the fun which includes a DJ, pizza, soda, and cookies!!
  and during lunchtimes. We are well
  stocked with spirit shirts ($10) which           Hospitality hosted a Welcome Back Luncheon for the teachers and
  can be worn any day, PE uniforms,                staff on August 17. Thank you to everyone who helped that day
  smencils (great smelling pencils                 from donating food, setting up, serving and cleanup. This is an
  made from recycled paper - $1.50)                annual event the teachers look forward to and one the PTO is happy
  and lots of other school supplies.               to provide.
  Anyone interested in volunteering
  can contact Kristina Braziel. Come by
                                                            PLMS important telephone numbers are:
  and check us out!                                        Main 754-322-4100 Voice Mail 754-322-4101
                                                                    Attendance 754-322-4102