Monday, February 25, 2019

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday to do list

Your Friday to do list

 Book Great Wolf Lodge - Offer expires at 9 pm tonight
Book at and use code 1811JA!! 

Shop on!
Today is the last day they will donate 5% to the JA PTAC

Ask your Children about the Apple Blossom the Possum read aloud fair!  
What was their favorite thing?  What crazy animals did they see?

Donate to the Direct Donation Campaign
We are only 30% of the way to our goal.  If you have not yet donated, please consider donating TODAY by clicking here

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

All Treats... No Tricks

What a busy week we have!!

Direct Donation Update

We at 30% of the way to our goal. so we have a long way to go.  If you have not yet donated, please consider doing so soon.You can donate now by clicking here 

It's fall read aloud time and we need your help in making this a successful event here at JA.  This years Fall Read Aloud will be on Friday, November 2.  Grades K, 4 & 5 will be from 8:30-11:40 and Grades 1, 2 & 3 will be from 12:00-2:45.  Intrested in volunteering?  Email Michelle Luongo, Co-Volunteer Coordinator at The JA community couldn’t put on these events without your time and help!! 

Books and Beyond kicks off last Friday!  Any reading that happens after 10/26 can be logged on your books and beyond sheets.  Kindergarten and Grade 1 may read a book of any size. Grades 2-5 must read books with a minimum of 25 pages.
Parents are encouraged to read with their childWe are helping you get a jump start with a half sheet so get reading.  8 sheets will get you a medal in the spring so read, read, read!

We are so excited that Katis Gingras is joining us for our November PTO meeting, Wednesday 11/7/18.  Mrs. Gingas, JA Guidance counselor, will be talking to us about the initiative to incorporate Social Emotional Learning into our school district, what it is and how it can be helpful.  We hope to see you there!!

Did you sign up for Math Help night for Parents on Monday, November 5th?  It's not too late to RSVP so send in your forms now.  Your child is encouraged to attend with you!!

Great Wolf Lodge Offer Extended

Great news!! Our Great Wolf Lodge offer has been extended until Friday, 11/2. Book at and use code 1811JA!! Limited rooms so book now!!

Holiday Plant sales start next week

Save the Date - 12/1/18 9:30 AM - Cinema World

SMILE!! Amazon Smile!!

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Johnny Appleseed Ptac when you shop at #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

Make sure you designate Johnny Appleseed Ptac as your charity of choice!!!

It's never to early to start your holiday shopping!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

October is flying by!!

Happy Thursday!!

In our continued effort to make memories this year, we encourage you, your family and friends to join us at Applebees TONIGHT!! Thursday, October 17th between 11-9 pm where 15% of your check will be donated back to the JA PTO.  This includes Take out, Drinks and catering so don't worry about dinner, Come down for some food, friends, and fun!!!

Want to make that donation count double?  Purchase an Applebees Gift card online at  Use code 66FA173A21987 to purchase your Applebees E-Gift card where JA will receive another 8%.

Direct Donation Update

We are just about a quarter of the way to our goal for our direct donation campaign.  Please consider sending in a check or making a donation online by clicking here.  Your donation is tax deductible and may be matched by your employer.

Disney on Ice tickets should be in backpacks today. 

Many Box Tops expire on 11/1/18.  Make sure to send them into school soon so they can make our submission next week!!

Only 1 week left to make Great Wolf Lodge Reservations.
Book your room now cause they are going quick!! 
Code 1811JA Rember, this is only valid for 11/20 - 11/21 and you can have up to 5 people in a room. 
The rate is $125 + tax!!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Weekly Reminders

Your friendly weekly reminders

Thank you to everyone who responded to the call for our direct donation campaign.  These funds go right back to your kids in the form of field trips, curriculum enrichment, new technology and so much more.  We are happy to help with employee match forms or answer any questions you may have by emailing us at  

You can also donate online by clicking right here

Disney on Ice Orders Due Monday
Join us and your JA friends at Disney on Ice at the DCU Center in Worcester.  Tickets are $22/ person (Savings of $9/ ticket). Send your order form and money in by Monday.  Lost the form?  No Worries, download it here or send a check and note with your child's name, class and how many tickets you would like.

Book Great Wolf Lodge Now
Did you hear the news?!?  Johnny Appleseed PTO has secured a rate of $125 for the night at Great Wolf Lodge for Tuesday, November 20th (Half day of school with No School Wednesday).  This is open to anyone not just JA families so spread the word, invite your friends... the more the merrier!!  

Directory Forms Due!!
Have you filled out your classroom directory form yet?  If you have not yet sent it in please do so ASAP or fill it out here.  We are hoping to send directories home the week of October 15th to families who have filled them out.

First Public PTO Meeting of the year
Join us for our first public PTO meeting of the year, Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm.  Hear about upcoming events, where your money goes and how our direct donation campaign is going.  This is a great way to meet others and learn more about what goes on in school.  We hope to see you there... and bring a friend!!

Picture Day
Say Cheese!!  School Pictures are Tuesday, October 2nd!

Who is ready for a loooooong weekend?!?  Don't forget, No School Friday, October 5th or Monday, October 8th.

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How is September more than half over?

Happy Thursday

Fall Flower pick up is today from 3:00 - 7:00.  If you are unable to make it please email as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Open House last night and an extra special thanks to those who stopped by to visit the PTO in the Cafe.  We have an exciting year of Making Memories ahead of us and we can't wait to make them with you. 

Direct Donation Campaign!  

You heard it right.  We are trying a new approach to fundraising based on the feedback we have heard from JA families throughout the year.   If this is successful it will replace magazine, catalog and other direct sale fundraisers which have made up 38% of the PTO budget.  Donations are tax-deductible and 100% goes straight to our kids.  In addition, if your employer offers a company match this donation is eligible.  We will still provide services like fall and winter plants but if all goes as planned there is no selling needed on your part.  More information will be presented at our first PTO meeting October 2nd and via information that will be sent home.  Donations can be made via check made payable to the JA PTO or via our paypal link here.

Classroom Directory/ Volunteer Form
Now is the time to get your classroom directory forms in.  Paper versions will be going home this week but you can fill it out online by clicking here.  This information shared voluntarily will be shared with the others in your child's class to assist with playdates, homework assignments or just keeping in touch.  We hope you find this service helpful.  We expect directories to go home via backpacks to those who filled them out mid-October. 

JA Night at Roll On America is back and the first one is this Friday night!!  We hope to see you there!!!

How can you not be excited about JA night at Great Wolf Lodge?!?  Rooms are $125 + tax for Tuesday, November 20th and there is no school on the 21st so you can stay and play all day!!  Book by calling 866-980-965 or online at

Use Promo Code: 1811JA when booking

MUST BOOK BY 10/27/18

Limited rooms available so book early

Upcoming Dates to Remember

October 1 - Disney on Ice Ticket orders due
October 2 - Picture Day
October 2 - 7:00 PM - First Public PTO Meeting of the year
October 5 - No School - Professional Dev Day
October 8 - No School - Columbus Day
October 10 - Walk to School day
October 15 - JA Night at Applebees

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happy Monday!!

Welcome back to our first full week of school.  We hope you have started to settle into a routine and are looking forward to all of the fun things we have to offer this school year.

Fall Plant Sale

Now is the time to order your fall mums!  These are always so beautiful and we hope you take advantage of this service we offer while supporting your child's school.

JA Night at Disney on Ice.

We have secured a limited number of tickets for Friday, October 26th at the DCU Center in Worcester for Disney on Ice's newest show "Mickey's Search Party".  Tickets are $22/ person and transportation is on your own.  Order forms will go home today and are due back by October 1st.

Box Tops!
It's time to tun in all the Box Tops you collected this summer.  Make sure you put your child's name and class on them so we can give them credit towards PRIZES!!!

Open House

Make sure you have 5:30 - 7:30 on Monday, 9/17 on your calendar for Open house.  See your child's classroom along with the school.  Learn about specials such as Art, Gym and Music and best of all... Meet the PTO!!!  

Half day coming up

Just a reminder, September 19th is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal.

JA Night at Roll On America

You asked so they are back!!  Our Back to school night at Roll on will take place Friday, 9/21.  Save the date and keep your eye out for more info soon.

Email Change

All school email addresses have changed.  Need to get ahold of someone?  Email them at  As always, our PTO Email will remain the same at

Make sure you like us on Facebook.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Happy Summer!!

Happy Summer!!

We hope you are enjoying your summer reading!
Kindergarten & D1 - Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Grade 1 - The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf
Grade 2 & D2- Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Grade 3 - Muggie Maggie by Beverly Clearly
Grade 4 - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Grade 5 - The Report Card by Andrew Clements

We hope you are saving your box tops

We hope you will take a moment to check out our teacher's donor's choose pages for some wonderful projects they are working on.  They would love your support!

We hope you check out our Facebook for up to date information and discussion

But most of all, we hope you are enjoying your summer vacation!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Book Fair, Yearbooks & Roll On Check Oh My!!

Who's ready for the weekend?!?

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair is tonight from 4-9 pm.  
You can also meet Kate Narita, 
Author of "100 Bugs, A Counting Book"
If you cannot attend in person please consider ordering your summer reading online.  Visit and when checking out enter Bookfair ID# 12369617 until Monday, June 18th and the JA Library gets credit.

Last call for yearbooks!! You can still order your yearbook through the end of school. Please send cash or a check for $18 made out to the JA PTO with a note that it is to purchase a yearbook and make sure to include your child's name and homeroom. You can mark "Yearbook" on the envelope and they should go to Ms. Demers.

Thanks to everyone who came to our Roll On America nights.  We raised $1000 for Johnny Appleseed School!  We can't wait to do this again next year.  Have an idea for a fundraiser?  Did we do something you really liked this year? Email with your ideas & feedback.

What a great job our Chorus and Band did at our annual Spring Concert Wednesday night.  Thanks to everyone who came out and thanks to Ms. Loiselle to making this year's chorus and band such a success.

Spirit Week starts Monday!!

Get out your Country Western Gear and saddle up to school!

After today 4.5 Days!!  
The Countdown is ON!!