Week of October 8, 2018

Here’s what’s happening at Overlook this week:

  • CHICK FIL A:  Come to Chick Fil A in the Willow Grove Mall Tuesday night October 9th from 5-8pm.  Just mention Overlook Elementary for the PTO to receive a portion of the proceeds that night.
  • PRETZEL DAY is WEDNESDAY! Don’t forget to send in your $0.50 on TUESDAY for a Wednesday delivery.
  • ZOOM FOR THE CLASSROOM: Our Zoom For the Classroom Fall fitness fundraiser will be this Friday, October 12th!  Each grade will work out at activity stations for a 30 minute period.  Grades K-3 will participate from 9:35- 11:30 and grades 4-6 will participate from 1:05-2:45.    We are still looking for some volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer here.  Its not too late to donate and help our students and staff zoom to the top – Register for ZOOM HERE!   Remember, every student that registers will receive a temporary tattoo. You can also send cash and check donations to school.    There are still many great prizes to win!
  • CRAYOLA COLORCYCLE: The PTO is excited to announce that this year we will be supporting the Crayola ColorCycle program so we will be collecting your dried-up markers (and highlighters) and sending them off to be recycled. The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and converts those markets to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. A flyer will be coming home in Family Packets but you can start sending in markers immediately. There is a box in the main lobby for your kids to drop them into. Crayola’s ColorCycle website provides some great activities & crafts that you can do with your kids. Feel free to visit them at: https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx
  • BOOK FAIR: The Overlook Fall Book Fair will take place Oct. 25- Nov. 2. Beginning on 10/25, students will shop at the book fair during their normal library time. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will make wish lists on 10/25 (before their shopping day). Reading night will take place on Wednesday, 10/25.  The proceeds from this fair benefit the PTO, funding things such as new books for the library & other great programs. Volunteers are always needed for set up, clean up, wish-list creation and assistance with shopping.  Please sign up here to volunteer.
  • RITAS COUPON CONTEST: Every student should have received two coupons to Rita’s that can be redeemed at Abington, Glenside, or Elkins Park Rita’s.  The school with the most coupons used by October 21st will win free RIta’s for their Halloween Parties this year.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Next PTO Meeting is October 16th at 7:00 in the library.  Come out to find out what’s going on at the school.
  • OVERLOOK REWARDS:
    • 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: There is 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!!   For everything else, just clip and send them in with your child labeled with Student Name and Teacher.
    • SHOE CARNIVAL:  Shoe Carnival in Willow Grove is offering Overlook PTO 10% of proceeds on all sales all year long when Overlook is mentioned at the register.