Week of March 4, 2019

  • STUDENT CONTEST: We are extending the deadline for logo submissions until Tuesday. We’ve gotten some great ones so far but keep them coming! Remember, you can make a logo for either Field Day or the 5K. And don’t forget to send in a great name for our 5K!
  • BOXTOPS: Thank you to everyone who submitted boxtops. The randomly selected winners of $5 gift card to Dairy Queen (Glenside) are Kai Taylor, Simon Borisuk, Michael Scharnikow, Julius King, and Huck Carswell. Keep on Clipping!! We will be collecting boxtops through the end of the school year.
  • BLINGO:  Registration open!  Friday March 22, 6-9 pm.  Get BIG discounts by ordering early.  Be sure to bring the whole family to this fun night of bingo, baskets, food, friends and prizes for everyone!  Don’t miss out – order now from the school store!
  • PUBLISHING CENTER: Publishing Center is looking for volunteers with clearances to work with students in grades K-2 to edit their short stories. The project will begin with 2nd grade classes the week of March 11: Ms. Petriccione Monday 3/11 9:50-10:35am; Ms. Brown Tuesday 3/12 10:40-11:25am; Ms. Melchor Thursday 3/14 9-9:45am; Ms. Doctor Friday 3/15 1:10-1:55pm. To volunteer or get more information, please contact Jamie at jamie@overlookvolunteers.com.
  • SQUARE 1 ART: Square 1 Art is a unique opportunity to celebrate your children’s artistic accomplishments while raising funds for the school.  Coming home in mid March will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork. You will have the opportunity to purchase keepsakes for the whole family containing their artwork. The school earns profit from every order. Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines.
  • MARCH MADNESS ICE CREAM SOCIAL: March Madness is for 5th and 6th grade students who submitted a book report to Mr. Perlman by Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Thank you to the 5th and 6th grade families who volunteered to donate supplies to both the March Madness basketball game as well as the Ice Cream Social.  We need a few 5th and 6th grade parent volunteers with clearances to help at the ice cream social from 1:30 to 3:00 on Friday March 8th.  If you are able to help please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094caba82eabf49-march.
  • 5K: Scheduled for April 13th this year, and will also include a 1.5 mile walk for those who don’t want to go the full 3 miles.  We are looking for donations from small businesses to sponsor this event.  If you or someone you know has a small business or a local business that would like to donate to the school as a way to advertise to our community, please contact Meghan at 5K@overlookvolunteers.com. Formal request letters and Tax ID information available.  Even a small donation makes a big difference!
  • HELP WANTED: The PTO Board needs help to make our fundraising events a success.  We are looking for a few people to go to local businesses seeking donations for events like BLINGO and the 5K.  Formal letters will be provided for anyone who can stop by area businesses and ask if they would like to partner with us in our fundraising efforts this year.  If you are interested or have questions, contact any board member or email board@overlookvolunteers.com.
  • OVERLOOK REWARDS:
    • AMAZON SMILE:  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that donates 0.5% of your purchases to the ‘Overlook Parent Teacher Organization’ if you register and select ‘Overlook Parent Teacher Organization’ as your charity of choice.
    • GIANT A PLUS REWARDS: The program has started for this school year. If you have never registered your card, please visit the website for more information on how it works. Last year we earned $2,000 for our school.
    • BOXTOPS: Send your Box Tops to school in a Ziploc bag marked with your child’s name and teacher.  There is also a Box Tops Bonus App, an amazing app that you can download. You select what you bought, take a picture of your receipt and submit. Only specific items are available through the app so make sure you check it before you shop!!

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