Week of Aug. 27, 2018

No, school has not yet started (don’t panic!), but we just want to give you an advance start to the school year so here’s some helpful info from the 2-18-2019 PTO Board:

  • KINDERGARTEN MEET & GREET:  The Kindergarten meet & greet will take place on Wednesday, August 29 from 6:30-7:30 at the Overlook playground.  Kindergarten families are invited to come out and meet other incoming families.  PTO Board members will also be there to answer any questions parents might have.  If you are a new family to Overlook or veterans of the school, please join us at this informal, fun event.
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:  Tuesday, Sept 4th.  You can see the full school year calendar on the District’s website here.
  • Family Folders:  We are looking for volunteers to help with family packets this year.  Typically, the team meets at 9 am on Tuesday mornings and it takes about an hr to assemble the packets & distribute.  If you have a little one that you would need to bring with you, that’s fine too.  If interested, contact Karin Quinn at treasurer@overlookvolunteers.com.
  • SHOE CARNIVAL FUND RAISER:  Shoe Carnival in Willow Grove is offering Overlook Elementary School 10% back on all sales all year long when Overlook is mentioned at the register.  Also, they are giving anyone who mentions an Abington school 25% off on a VIP weekend – WEEKEND OF AUG. 31 – SEPT. 2).  If still have not finished your back-to-school shop for shoes, consider doing it at Shoe Carnival and help Overlook Elementary PTO earn extra funds for valuable programs and events throughout the school year.  Please share with friends & family – the more shoppers, the better!
  • FACEBOOK PAGES FOR EACH GRADE:  Please note that separate Facebook pages (aside from the general Overlook PTO page) are available for each grade level.  This is a great place to ask questions/post information that is applicable to specific grades.  Group pages are called “Overlook Elementary Class of 20xx” (where xx is the year they will graduate from Overlook (as 6th graders), so be sure to join your class pages!
    • AMAZON SMILE:  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that donates 0.5% of your purchases to the Overlook PTO. Click here to register and select Overlook Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)  as your charity.
    • BOX TOPS: You can continue to send in your box tops for education.  Please send them to school in a zip lock bag labeled with Student Name and Teacher.

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