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Heights PTO Newsletter: Beginning of the School Year; What's New and Upcoming

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Welcome back to school! We hope your children had a great first couple of days of school!

In this newsletter you can learn about: - Heights PTO membership - Heights Open House dates and information - The Heights PTO Book Fair - Opportunities to be a room parent! - Welcome Back to School Picnic on the Playground (NEW this year!) - Membership, directory, committees and volunteering! 

Read on!

Heights PTO Membership

All your membership dues goes back to your children! The PTO raises funds to: Provide educational programming at all grade levelsEnhance our school's physical surroundings (funding classroom supplies, playground equipment, the Heights garden, music equipment, and more),Build community by hosting spirit events (pizza parties, picnics, movie nights, and more). Sign up by returning the physical form that will come home in your child's backpack this week (pay via cash or check), or pay by credit card or Paypal and become a member online within minutes!

Heights Open House Dates

The Open House provides parents an opportunity to visit your child's classroom.

The scheduled dates are as follows: 

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019: Grades K-2Thursday, September 19th, 2019: Grades 3-5 The open house format is NEW this year!  Parents have the opportunity to attend the Open House with their children, and will spend their time in the classrooms.

Heights PTO Book Fair

The Heights PTO Book Fair will be open before and after the Open House! So make sure to come early to get your child's wish list books! This year we will also have Heights Gear for sale - an introductory price just for the Open House only!

We look forward to having another very successful Book Fair and we couldn't do it without our wonderful volunteers!  Please use this link to the Sign Up Genius and join in the fun! Book Fair Volunteers Fall 2019

Room Parents

Most of the room parent slots have fast filled up. There is still an opportunity for parents of the below classrooms to get involved, and be a liaison between the PTO and all the parents of your child's classmates!

Only a few spots open! Sign up now! - Leclerc - Bratt - Doppelt - Leary - Feresehtian - Susi - O'Brien Please email Trisha Lee <trwhite00@yahoo.com> to sign up if your child's teacher is on the above list! Act fast before they're filled up, too!

Room parent meeting: Friday, September 6th, 7:00 PM at the Heights Elementary library

Welcome Back to School Picnic on the Playground!

One of the goals of the Heights PTO is building the Heights community. This year we are hosting a Welcome Back to School Picnic on the Playground! Our aim is that parents of all grades, new and old, get together to have a fun informal get together to celebrate the beginning of another school year!

Date: Friday, September 13th. Time: 6:30 P.M. Bring your own picnic dinner, meet the parents of your child's old and new friends! See your child in their element on the playground!

A Kona ice truck will be on site, so bring cash!

(This is after school hours so the building will be closed - no bathrooms will be available)

Heights PTO Directory

Heights PTO Directory Inclusion Form: The 2019-2020 Heights School Directory is a great tool to communicate with other parents, arrange playdates, and coordinate birthday parties! It will be distributed to all PTO members, and will include An individual listing for each student that may include parent/ guardians’ names and contact info.A list of all students in each teacher’s class.Your childrens’ artwork, if submitted! The Heights PTO Directory inclusion form should have been in your child's backpacks last week. Also available online.

Get Involved!

There are many ways to get involved with the Heights PTO!

Are you a leader or are you great at following tasks? Do you have 8 hours this year to commit, or do you have 8 hours a week? Do you want to be in school all the time, or simply help remotely and behind the scenes?

Or, do you simply want to be added to our volunteer list, to know all upcoming opportunities and help out as needed?

We have opportunities for all of you!

Read through our committees list, and let us know what piques your interest! Attendance at PTO meetings is NOT mandatory for being involved in the PTO!

Complete our volunteer form, or simply email us to kick start your relationship with the wonderful, fun Heights PTO!!

Important Links: Upcoming Events

Looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Heights PTO Executive Board 2019-2020 Manjula (Chair) Aparna (Vice Chair)  Julia Li (Treasurer) heights.pto.sharon@gmail.com www.heightsptosharon.org https://www.facebook.com/HeightsElementaryPto/

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