Back to school sales are in full swing, summer is beginning to wind down, and the new Pinewood Parents Club Board members are busy planning an exciting year of activities for Pinewood students and families! We are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the Open House on August 28. In the meantime, here’s a little preview of what we’ve been working on this summer:
Awesome Activities for Pinewood Students and Families
We will be continuing popular activities like Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom, and we will be including the Kindergarten social to include first grade students and parents as well. We are also hoping to try some new activities and bring back some old favorites: we’ll have fun family events to keep your kids busy and screen-free during Health Week this fall, and we are hoping to bring back a carnival-style fun night in May. We want your feedback on ideas like expanding Science Night and holding a Daddy-Daughter Dance. And if there’s an activity you want to see happening at Pinewood and you’re willing to volunteer to help make it happen, we would love for you to get involved with Parents Club this fall!
Fantastic Fundraisers to Support Pinewood Teachers and Staff
Did you know that last year Pinewood Parents Club raised $10,330? And almost all of that money goes right back to teachers and staff members! PPC fundraisers provide start up funds for teachers to equip their classrooms in the fall. PPC fundraisers offer teachers and librarians the opportunity to expand popular book collections and replace worn out copies of books. Sixth grade camp, Weekly Readers, WWII models, rewards for the safeties who keep our kids safe crossing streets before and after school: PPC fundraisers help make these opportunities possible for Pinewood students and teachers.
This year, we will kick off fall fundraising with the Walkthon. We want every Pinewood student to participate! The amount of money raised from the Walkathon will determine whether we need to follow up with a second fundraiser in the Spring.
Fun, Low Key Ways for Parents to Get Involved with PPC
We want to make this a great year for Pinewood students, families, teachers, and staff. But we need your help! Come out to a PPC meeting. Like us on Facebook. Sign up to volunteer at an event. Help us provide meals and snacks for teachers during conferences, or send in classroom supplies during Teacher Appreciation Week. If you own or work for a business that could help us sponsor an event or provide donations, connect with us to share those resources! You don’t need to commit to every meeting or every activity: get involved at a level that works for you, and we promise you’ll meet other fun, interesting Pinewood parents who care about our kids and our school!
We look forward to seeing all of you at Open House on August 28! Look for us on the playground under the shelter! We will have Pinewood apparel order forms, a volunteer sign up sheet to find out more about Parents Club, and a calendar of fall events!
2013/2014 PPC Board
Allison Dempkey, Vice President
Brenda Damelio, Treasurer
Jen Jameslyn, Secretary
Jodi Denuyl and Michelle Tabor, Fundraising