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Principal's Weekly Message - September 25, 2017

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Hello Spring Brook Parents,

PTA Meeting
PTA Meeting is this Thursday, September 28th at 9:30 in the lunchroom.

A BIG thank you to all of the families who joined the PTA this school year and a reminder that our Membership Drive will continue thru September 30th!! Every year our goal is to have 100% of our families join. Forms are due back by September 30th. Getting your forms in by September 30th will ensure that you get access to the Directory Spot App for our 2017-2018 online directory and ONLY PTA members will get access to this after the 30th. If you need another form, please see the attached form. If you have any questions please contact Katie Finke

Room Parent Sign Up 2017-2018
Parents interested in becoming a Spring Brook Room Parent please click on the Sign Up link below. Find your child’s classroom teacher (Kindergarten classes are at the bottom of the list) and enter your name, e-mail and phone number by September 27. Room Parents will be notified October 2nd.

Room Parents will work with the teacher on assisting with classroom parties, recruiting party volunteers and party supplies. Room Parents will also help the PTA spread information to the class for events throughout the school year.

1) Click this link:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Do you love art or love to help out in your child's classroom?

The PTA is in need of parent volunteers to teach Art Awareness lessons to your child's class. We provide everything you need to do the lesson and all levels of artistic talent are welcome.

On a quarterly basis, volunteers pair up and teach the students about well-known artists and their works and then facilitate an art project using the style just taught. ALL teaching materials, training and activities are provided for volunteers. The students always enjoy the lessons and will amaze you with their interpretation of the art presented.

You can self-schedule the lesson with your teacher during the quarter at your own convenience and is a great way to be a part of your child's education and keep art flowing through our school!

All new volunteers will have an opportunity to have an introduction to the basics and tour the Art Awareness room.
Using, please use the following link to sign up:

Any questions, contact Sina ( or Peg (

Charleston Wraps Fundraiser - Going on Now!
The PTA Fall Fundraiser is under way! This fundraiser is a catalog fundraiser through the company Charleston Wraps. Charleston Wraps offers very unique & fun holiday wrapping paper, kitchen items and other products for the home. Last year the Charleston Wrap fundraiser raised $4,300 for the Spring Brook PTA which helps pay for things like field trips and art awareness.

Each student should have received a Charleston Wraps fundraising packet. Additional order forms and packets are available in the front office.

What you can do to participate
- First, read the welcome letter included in the Charleston Wrap packet your student brought home
- Register your student online at using our School ID z-11280
- Obtain your student's Charleston Wraps student ID upon registration
- Share the Charleston Wrap link with others via the Charleston Wrap site
- Share the Charleston Wrap link along with your student ID on Facebook
- Submit orders on 10/6 or sooner, products will be received by Thanksgiving
- Make all checks payable to: Spring Brook PTA

Online ordering is available and will help insure orders are processed as quickly as possible. Please note that when you or your family and friends order online you can either choose to have their products shipped to their house (free shipping on orders over $85) or they can have their products delivered to the school for $4.50. More information will come after October 16th regarding product pick up for those items that were not shipped directly to someone's home.

Families with more than one child can either register each child separately using a unique student code for each kid and each child will receive individual prizes according to their individual sales or you can use one student code for the whole family so they combine sales (and therefore prizes) to reach higher prize levels. Please note by combining the prizes you will only receive one prize at each level not one prize per level per kid.
The Charleston Wraps may be going to your junk mail account and the junk mail account of those you have emailed from the student section of the Charleston Wraps website.

Please read the welcome letter closely. If you have any questions after reading the letter please email Thank you in advance for your support.

Box Tops for Education Collection
The PTA will be collecting Box Tops for Education again this year to benefit Spring Brook. Collection sheets will be sent home this week with your student.

FALL CONTEST: Every completed collection sheet returned to school in September or October with a student name on it will be entered into a prize raffle. The fall prize will be a TCBY gift card and will be awarded to a few students in November. The more sheets submitted, the more chances your child has to win. Be sure your child’s NAME is on the collection sheet. Only entries received on collection sheets are eligible for prizes.
For further questions or prize donations, please contact Amy Sullivan at

Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Spring Brook: Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop
Spring Brook: Bricks 4 Kids Lego Engineering Club

Upcoming Dates
Thursday, September 28: PTA Meeting – 9:30 AM
Monday, October 9: No School – Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 11: Picture Re-Take Day
Wednesday, October 11 : K-2 Family Reading Night

Have a great week! - Dave

PTA Membership Form ( pdf)

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