Week of March 11, 2019

  • PUBLISHING CENTER: Publishing Center starts this week.  We are 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.
  • WAWA HOAGIE COUPON SALE:  Help support the Overlook 6th Grade Class of 2019 by purchasing a Wawa Shorti Hoagie Coupon.  Coupons can be used at any Wawa store and will NEVER expire.  Order coupons online now through the School Store. Cost: $4 for 1 Shorti Hoagie Coupon.  The cost of a Shorti Hoagie is $4.59 +TAX, so that means you will save money.  For more information check out the flyer.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • ZOOM for the Classroom Update!! Thanks to all of your generous donations the PTO was able to say YES to all of the teachers who requested items.  YES to a dry erase tabletop easel, dry erase pocket sleeves, magnetic erasers and a mesh desk organizer. YES to 4 new classroom rugs for first grade and a Lumesn USB document camera. YES to replacement privacy shields for testing, 50 dry erase boards, three letter word builder set, alphabet stamps and ink, and a multitude of books for a kindergarten listening center. The rest of the funds have been used for the ACORN program through Briar Bush that all classrooms enjoy, funding One School One Book, offsetting costs for field trips, and the K-2 Publishing Center.
  • 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!
  • SAVE THE DATES:
    • PTO MEETING: March 27, 7 pm to 8 pm (followed by the 5th Grade Parent Meeting)
    • OVERLOOK NIGHT OUT – Ice Skating at Flyer Skate Zone: April 26, 6:30 to 8:30.  More details coming soon!
  • 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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