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

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