Meridian PTO News
During this holiday month, the PTO has so much to be thankful for! It is a LONG list, but all very important…. Cookie Dough Fundraiser: We are ever so thankful to each and every family who helped us have an extremely successful fundraiser! We raised $33,464! INCREDIBLE!! $32,169 is our cookie dough profit; $1,295 was donated in cash; 4700 boxes of cookie dough were sold! Thanks to our many volunteers who helped pull off the details: Toni Masters, Cathy Painter, and Amy Helmick (Board Members) who spent countless hours verifying orders and counting money (lots and lots of money)!! Thanks to the volunteers who helped with the delivery of the cookie dough: Pat Hagara, Amelia Reed, Christy Bligh, Trista Pitre, Julie Solomon, Sherry Carlo, Nia Neill, Ann Ryan, Kadi Broyles, Marilyn Marr, Tawnya Mitchel, Denise Quintana, Toni Masters, and to Keri Christenson who took the extra to the Veteran‟s Hospital as a donation. The Limo Ride chaperones: Toni Masters, Ann Ryan, Ben Cooper, Corina, Dawn Carson, Janice Frazier, Mrs. Sherwood, Jenn Weese, Sara Harp, Carrie McLaughlin, April Paris, Mrs. Dowd, Sharon Cummings, Denise Quintana, Nancy Brown, and Mrs. Kinsey. Restaurant Night: Thanks to Kristine Rosen for facilitating an awesome restaurant night at Chick Fil A! What a HUGE success! We earned $282 that night! Thanks to everyone who attended and dined for supporting your school Parent Teacher Conferences: Thanks go out to those who helped create a super spread for the staff: Happy Sumo, Einsteins, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Whichwich, along with Kelly Fukunaga and all of the parents that donated food items. Thanks to our fabulous Staff Appreciation Cochairs for facilitating: Rachael Rome and Susan Herrmann! Student Directory: Special thanks to Board members Leslie Maegley and Cathy Painter. Leslie was the worker bee behind the scenes of data entry, and Cathy was her “double checker” partner! They both spent countless hours on this project. The result: a directory never done before that exceeds all expectations! Great job ladies! Thanks also to proof readers: Susan Herrmann, Amy Helmick, and Tina Kristoff. HUGE thanks go out to Tonia Johnston for her time and talent in designing the cover and laying out the many advertisements! WOW!
A HUGE Success!!
A „ghoulishly‟ good time was had by all at the Halloween Ball held on Thursday, October 30! Over 900 RSVP‟s were received and the house was rockin‟! Special thanks to chair: Lisa Wagner and board members Cathy Painter and Amy Helmick for all of their work and organization! Thanks to volunteers: Renee Sherwood, Mary Ewals, Angela Elliott, Alyson Duchak, Tina Kristoff, Kristi Ross, Lana Barrett, Ann Ryan, Erin Dupper, Sarah Dupper, Natalie Davis, Michelle Shauf, Jennifer Bragg, Hailey and Jennifer Masters, Miranda Behrens, Ana Hostettler, Kelly Fukunaga, Lindsay Lynette, Mary Salter, and Dan Brace with Instant Professional Photography for providing FREE photos and prints (and Hershey Youngblood for referring him!). Thanks to ALL of the board members and their families for working during the ball as well as set up and clean up, and to the school staff members who also played a vital role in the success of the evening!! It truly takes a TEAM effort!!
PTO Board Members
If you have a question, a comment, or a concern…..
Thursday, November 20 from 6:30pm7:30pm in the cafeteria. FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED!! Watch for the agenda: Important voting taking place at this meeting!
President: Kris Rimbos firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Vice President: Amy Helmick email@example.com Co-Vice President: Cathy Painter firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: Leslie Maegley email@example.com Treasurer: Toni Masters firstname.lastname@example.org Asst Treasurer: Ben Cooper email@example.com Co-Chairs Staff Appreciation: Rachael Rome firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Herrmann email@example.com Don’t forget to check out our awesome web site (we have the BEST webmaster- Jennifer Bragg)!! www.meridianpto.org
Jute Bag Fundraiser
Looking for a fun and environmentally friendly gift for your family and friends? Well, we have the answer for you! Go green by purchasing designer decorated jute bags! Cost will be $12 per bag and will be sold at the November PTO meeting and at the Holiday Boutique! Don‟t miss out on this great opportunity to get one for yourself and for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
Meridian gives back….
The PTO has selected a school adoption as our holiday philanthropy. We will be adopting Federal Heights elementary. Children and families at this school need our help to make their holidays special!! The goal is to assemble at least 200 baskets for families in need. A flyer will be coming home soon that will explain how you can help! Thanks in advance for considering helping those less fortunate!
Anyone who is interested in helping with this project should contact: Toni Masters at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Ben Cooper at email@example.com.
Holiday Boutique coming!
Come and get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Meridian Holiday Boutique! There will be a variety of items available to purchase. Please join us on:
Sat, Nov 22, 9am – 2pm in the gymnasium. Help is still needed. If you have a few free hours, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classified Employee Week
The Staff Appreciation committee recognized Meridian‟s classified employees during the week of 10/13-10/17 for all of their great work! Staff received gift cards and treats!
Box Tops…….. Scrip is fundraising while you shop!
This year we have already raised $1,123.50 through our Box Tops submissions! Our next submission is in February -- keep clipping – Also, invite friends and family members to save Box Tops, Campbell's UPC codes and Tyson Labels for Meridian! The scrip program allows Meridian families to purchase gift cards for everyday expenses (like food, clothing and entertainment) while earning a percentage of each dollar spent back in revenue for the school and classrooms. Order forms will come home in your student’s folder every Monday. The Scrip Team will place orders each Tuesday and deliver them to your student the following Monday. Don’t forget, you can also submit your order online at www.scripzone.com. This year we will also be rewarding the classroom with the top sales each month a $25 gift card to be used to purchase items for the classroom! Mrs. Guinn's 1st grade class won the Scrip Sept/Oct sales contest. Her class had $1,890 in gross sales from 9/23-10/28. Mrs. Schriner's class was second with $1,579 and Mrs. Vogt's class was third with $1,162. Great job!! Thanks for your part in helping Meridian be the best! Questions? Contact Alyson Duchak at Alyson.Duchak@MeridianPTO.org.
There are lots of ways to help your school! We will match your time and talents with our needs! Contact Ann Ryan at email@example.com to learn more!