Monday, October 23, 2017

Week of 10/23

Exiting Things Happening this Week!

Books and Beyond kicks off this Friday.  Keep your eye out for the first sheet to come home and make your way up the ladder to earn a medal in the spring!!

Only 7 days left to get your Hannaford Helps bag.  Any Hannaford "Helps" Bag purchased in the month of October at the 927 Merriam Ave location gives $1 to JA PTO! Get there and purchase reusable bags for your school!

Thanks to our JA families we sent in over 11,000 Box tops for our fall submission.  That is OVER $1,100 for our school! 

Our Next PTO meeting is now Tuesday, November 14th

Please note the date change of date to the choir performance in honor of Veterans Day. 

Join the JA PTO for a discussion with Scout leaders in our area about how your children can be involved in their community. 

We will also recap the Magazine drive and look forward to Family Fitness Night, Fall Book Fair, Natures Vision & Winter Plant Sale.

As always, Childcare will be provided by Fitchburg State University.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

THANK YOU to everyone who made our magazine drive a success!! Today was the last day to turn orders in for prizes and we apologize any confusion our earlier blog email may have caused as that should have gone out yesterday. If you have any questions please email

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Week of 10/9/17

Happy Thursday!!

We hope you had a great week so far.  It is nice to see the weather getting cooler, the leaves turning and it is great being back in the swing of school!!

A few reminders for the end of this week:

Friday, October 13th is a Bonus day as we wrap up our annual Magazine Drive!  2 or more orders turned in and your child gets Mr. Puff ball in addition to their regular prizes.  Did you know this is the only way to get a JA Hot Chocolate mug before winter kicks in (7 orders for this prize!)

You have until 10/18/17 to turn in your orders!!  

Thanks for your support!!

Fall Box top due date is 10/20/17.  Students bringing in 10 or more box tops are eligible for our fall 2017 mystery raffle!!

Make sure your students name and home room are part of your submission. (Baggie or coloring sheet are both fine)

Hannaford Helps bags are still available at Hannaford at the Twin City Plaza!!

$1.00 from each bag comes straight to JA PTO

It is time to get your Wachusett Mountain Ski Pass!!

Do you like to Ski Wachusett?
Have a child in grades 3-5 who may want to join our ski club?
Have a younger or older child?

Sign up on  Wachusett's Website thru Dec. 1, 2O17
to receive discounted rates!

The Johnny Appleseed Ski and Snowboard Club is an eight week program at Wachusett Mountain starting on January 7th, 2018.

Ski Club will be held 4:30pm - 8:30pm on the following Sundays:
January 7, 14,21,28, February 4, 11,18 and 25,2018.
An eight-week lift badge or a Season's pass may be purchased.

Teachers and parents of those students are entitled to discounted rates too.
**Grades K-2 (and their parents) can also purchase season passes or lift
Lessons are available for six weeks from 6 PM - 7 PM and equipment is available to rent. Parents and teachers may also take lessons.

8 Week Lift Badge thru 12/1/17 $130
8 Week Rental of Ski or Snowboard Equipment $110
Season Rental of Ski or Snowboard Equipment $179
6 Week One-Hour Ski or Snowboard Lesson $60

8 Week Helmet Rental $24

Season Passes are also available on line at a discounted rate.

Parents/Guardians are responsible for the transportation of students to and from

Ready to sign up?
Parents Step One: Click Here
Parents Step Two: Program Code: JAPP

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Connors at

Next week...

End of Magazine Drive

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Magazine Drive

Magazine Drive

Did you know the magazine drive is one of the PTO's largest fundraisers of the year?  We make 40% of all items sold so we need your help in making this a success!!

Did you know you can buy so much more than Magazines?
We encourage you to log in and check out all of the cool stuff there is offered!!

Did you know you can pay with a credit or debit card online and your child will still get credit?

Share this link with your family and friends and you child will get credit for every order in person and online!! School ID 2590727

You can order your Holiday cards...

4” x 8” Flat Photo Cards – Set of 20


Live-Love-Laugh Layered Necklace Kaleidoscope Hoop Earrings "Faith Hope Love" Bangle Alluring Layers Necklace

Even Personalized Ornaments & Stonewear

Kid's Ornament - Ballerina Girl Kid's Ornament - Bicycle Boy 10" Traditional Pie Plate  7.5" Medium Dog Bowl

Tomorrow, October 5th is a bonus day!!  Every child with 2 orders will get a glow in the dark ghost key chain in addition to all of the regular prizes!!

Have an hour or 2 to spare in the morning?!?

We need help tallying orders and distributing prizes.  Sign up here!!

Sign up Genius

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week of 10/2

Happy October!!!

This week at Johnny Appleseed School

Monday, October 2

Magazine Drive Starts!  

Sell, Sell Sell and support your school, plus get lots of cool prizes!!

Tuesday, October 3

Picture Day
Order and pay for your pictures tight here:

PTO Meeting 7:00 PM
Come learn about what our organization is about and how many different ways there are to be involved AND bring the kids while you attend the meeting for a 
Halloween themed story and craft!! 
(Childcare offered by FSU students for JA Literacy Nights)

Wednesday, October 4

International Walk to School Day
Please make sure your child arrives at JA by 8:05 and your permission slip is returned by Tuesday 10/3.  Parents and Family members are welcome to participate and should park at the church parking lot and take a shuttle bus from the school to Our Lady of the Lake Church. 

Half day with Dismissal at 11:30

All Month Long....  Hannaford Helps!!
Any Hannaford "Helps" Bag purchased in the month of October at the 927 Merriam Ave location gives $1 to JA PTO! Get there and purchase reusable bags for your school!

Next week

Monday 10/9 - No School - Columbus Day

Don't forget to fill out you PTO Survey or your Classroom Directory.