Volunteers needed! PTO news

January 23, 2019

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King Jr.
As parents and guardians, we are all weighed down with responsibilities and worries for our families. Often, when we are asked to volunteer, we feel pushed beyond our comfort zones. With the strength and courage of MLK fresh in our minds and hearts this week, let’s think of what we can do as a community to support each other and create a world more like the one he envisioned. If you were unable to do your day of service on Monday because of the weather, we have some excellent service opportunities coming up. Maybe you don’t see yourself as the volunteering type. Just consider what you might have to give, and what you might stand to gain from putting yourself out there to help.
“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” -MLK

The Edmunds Elementary PTO is sponsoring the 11th Annual Family Math Night. Explore the wonders of math with your children and let them show you what they are learning. A variety of activities, math centers and home learning activities will be available for children of all ages, such as graphing, chess, games using dice and playing cards and many other fun activities. Prizes, pizza, desserts and drinks too! We will have National Honor Society students from BHS to help facilitate games so that parents can fully enjoy the night with their children. RSVP by sending an email to Rachel Shelley (rachskye) including your child’s name, grade level and number of people attending.

For those who are new to Math Night, here is how the night will work. 5:00-5:30 pizza will be served in the first grade hallway. At 5:30 Math night begins. (until 7:30). Games in the upper gym/cafeteria. Each student will go home with a packet full of games you can play at home.

We are also looking for donations of new or gently used — with all the pieces–math related games (Uno, Chutes and Ladders, Yahtzee, Phase 10, Dominoes, Set, Sequence, Chess, etc) for the raffle at the end of the night; we’d love a few donations of veggies and dip crackers and cheese as well as a few desserts. We also will be needing 3-5 people to help set up at 2 pm on Saturday the 26th and 3-5 people to help clean up afterwards. Please contact Rachel Shelley (rachskye) if you are able to contribute and/or help with set up and clean up. We hope to see you all there!

**As of today, Rachel has not heard from anyone willing to volunteer for this event! Please consider lending a hand. It is a fun event that we want to keep doing, but we need your help.**

SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS FROM KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE CLASSES FOR SNEAK PEEK PIZZA NIGHT FOR INCOMING KINDGARTENERS, THIS THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 5:30-7 We would love to have a few parents at this event to help answer questions and to give a warm welcome to incoming families. No special skills required! If you have students at the school, you are an expert! If you can help, please email Stacey Kelleher at staceyhk1568.

**As of today, no one has offered to help with this event. Please take a minute to remember how you felt as parents or guardians of kindergarteners coming to Edmunds and how much a friendly face and reassuring conversation meant to you. Plus–free pizza!!**

Pack The Gut! Join us at the 6th Annual “Pack the Gut Challenge” with the UVM Women’s Ice Hockey Team. Friday, February 1st, 2019 at Gutterson Field House. Free tickets for all students will be given out in the lobby between 6:15 and 6:50. Come and support the women and join us in Sections 9, 10 and 11. Please put this date on your calendar!