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October Meeting Recap

Until our minutes are published and available – here’s a quick review of what was discussed:

  • Fundraising and finances:
    • While not primarily a fund-raiser, the Pizza Party raised just shy of $500 for us! Plus, it was fantastic fun – the kickball tournament got pretty exciting.
    • Our first restaurant fundraiser (at Roberts) was a great success – one of their biggest, per Roberts!
    • Next restaurant fundraiser will be: November 13 & 14 “Dough-raiser” at Uno Pizzeria. You’ll need to bring in/show the flyer in order for MacArthur to get the funds – so keep it handy!
    • Questions came up about the new “Code Codes” fundraising with Amanda Holly – any Coke product (including Dasani, for example) would be valid source for a code! Just send ’em her way
  • Fall book fair approaches – Nov 5-9! Already a lot of volunteers but still a few more times needing help. Check out the sign-up to see if you’re able to assist!
    • Flyers should have come home with your child(ren) already
    • Timing coincides with Grandparent’s Bingo Night this year and there are book fair evening hours that night (November 2 from 6-7:30)
  • New Yearbook Chairs have stepped up to the plate! BIG THANKS to the new volunteers, more details will be coming about where you can share your pictures throughout the year!
  • Much discussion about potential initiatives for this year – it is always good to fund-raise with a goal in mind, so we are working as an organization to define our major initiative. Some of the ideas under discussion:
    • Water-bottle filling stations (we’ll be finding out how much those might cost)
    • Wish-list fulfillment for those classrooms left ‘untouched’ by all the renovations (we’re starting with gathering wish-list items to explore this option)
    • Nature Center/Area somewhere on the school grounds
    • If you have ideas, plan to come next meeting or share your ideas with someone who will be there!! Next meeting we will hope to nail down our initiative.
  • And a highlight… the entire PTA group in attendance got a sneak peak at the new parking lot/drop off area under construction! Mr. Williams explained the plans for drop off and we saw firsthand how nice it will be when it’s all finished!

 

Finally, you might have seen an email about this, but as a reminder: Fall Conferences are coming up! If you can, sign-up to contribute something to help show our teachers our appreciation during that week!

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And we’re off…

First the business… great to see everyone at the meeting. Minutes will be available soon, but in the meantime, a quick preview of what was discussed:

-Fall book fair is coming up and will need some volunteers to make it possible! Timing will coincide with Grandparent’s Bingo Night this year – so we plan to have book fair evening hours that night! The book fair will run from November 5-9. Bingo Night will be November 2 from 6-7:30.

Kick-n-Pizza Party is tomorrow @ school! See you there!

Apparel is currently for sale and slips should have gone home with your kiddo(s) this week. You can also order online at memberhub! Those who have done so said it’s awesome… give it a try!

-There are lots of ways to support MacArthur in the day-to-day. Consider box tops, AmazonSmile, Shoparoo or new this year: Coca-Cola Give! Amanda Holly mentioned that in just a week of collecting coke codes at work she got $11. She volunteered to help with entering all the codes so all you need to do is get your coke bottle tops and coke reward codes to her (send into school in a labeled ziplock for “PTA” or email her the codes directly!)

-Our first restaurant fundraiser is coming up September 25th at Roberts! How it works: show up, eat food, MacArthur PTA gets a portion of the profits from Roberts! They’re a great local partner for us!

-Facebook Live date has to be pushed back due to some conflicts but a new date will be released SOON!

-The yearbook committee needs new people to make it happen this year… if you have any interest, get in touch with last year’s chairs: Lindsey Helt or Kristin Jensen!!

-The amount given to each classroom from the PTA each year used to be a share of a flat $2400 annually; that was adjusted so each room gets $125 per year, regardless of how many classrooms there are! This is great because now teachers can better plan how they’ll use the funds, since they know what they will get!

-We will need to talk at the next meeting about what major initiative we might want to undertake for this year! Past years we’ve done playground equipment, document cameras… if you have ideas, plan to come next meeting so we can hear them!

 

And after… the fun! Had a great time at Barley Pop! Hope to see you there next time!

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Welcome to 2018-2019 School Year

The MacArthur PTA would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! 

Whether you are new to MacArthur or returning, we would like to invite you to join the MacArthur PTA. 

 

Please visit the PTA table at open house on Thursday September 6th.  We will have information about:  MacArthur Apparel, Kick-n-Pizza Party, PTA memberships and much more.

 

This year PTA is excited to roll out a new online tool called Memberhub.  Memberhub will allow the MacArthur PTA to provide you with up to date information about what is going on at MacArthur.  You will be receiving an invitation to Memberhub soon or you can visit our site at https://ptamacarthur.memberhub.com/

The Memberhub website will not only provide you with information but will also allow you to purchase items online such as:  PTA memberships, MacArthur apparel, and Kick-n-Pizza Party tickets.  To view these items go the the SHOP link at the top of the page.  There is a small service fee when you choose to purchase online.

 

Our first PTA Meeting is Thursday September 13th at 7pm in the beautiful new MacArthur Library.  All meeting attendants will be entered into a drawing to win 4 Brewers tickets to the Friday September 28th 7:10pm game.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

The Kick-n-Pizza Party is September 14th at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!

 

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May 2018 Meeting Update!

We’ll let you know when minutes are available from the 5/10  meeting!

Highlights include:

  • Fun Run went really well – and we collected nearly 100% of pledges (which is actually pretty uncommon – most schools only collect a smaller percentage of what’s pledged!)
  • Document cameras for all classrooms arrived and are in house! Teachers can choose to open now, or get them out at start of next year so they stay safely tucked away during summer break!
  • Volunteers are needed to help with coordination for a few of next year’s events! If you’re interested in getting involved the current chairs have all worked to get a grid together with lots of details on what opportunities exist and what is needed for each of them. If you think you’re interested and want to learn more, reach out to [email protected]
  • The list of events/initiatives and annual budget were both reviewed in detail (Budget Line Item definitions)

 

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2018-2019 School Supply List

Here are the school supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018-2019 K-2 School Supplies

2018-2019 3-5 School Supplies

School Supplies can also be purchase by using School Pak.

School-Pak takes teachers’ specific lists and offers pre-packaged, customized school
supplies for busy parents. No more waiting in lines and fighting at the store.

What Parents Can Expect:
• Parents get the exact school supplies asked for on the teachers’ lists
• Brand name supplies (Crayola, Elmers) that families are familiar with.
• School-Pak’s laminated folders are the best you can get (available in 8 colors with 8
matching color notebooks).
• School-Pak’s same high quality laminated folders also available with fasteners or 3 hole
punched for binders.
• Pencils come pre-sharpened, glue is packaged in a zip-lock bag to prevent any messy
leaks.
• School-Paks are available with or without reusable items (calculators, etc) – coordinator
can design.
• Online Ordering with MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express/Paypal
• Complimentary ParentPak in each School-Pak that includes:
• Notes from Home Pad so parents can send notes to the teacher
• Money from Home Envelopes to help parents send those important notes and money
to school
• 30 personalized labels for each student to keep them organized and prepared for school
• 80 personalized labels for each student for their markers, pencils, crayons, etc

 

2018-2019 Details Flyer – Click here!
  • Order here by June 8th for DISCOUNTED PRICE and FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY!