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COMMUNITY MEETING DATES
6:30 – 8:00 pm in Elm Lawn Library

Tuesday, October 7:
Understanding the “new Math”
(aka: You no longer carry the one???)

Thursday, November 6:
Literacy Night (Readers and Writers Workshop)

IMPORTANT DATES FOR OCTOBER

Go Nuts for Donuts  |  October 8 @ 7-7:40 am

Chip Shoppe Pick up | October 14

Box Tops Due | October 15

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Dear Elm Lawn Families,
On behalf of your Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), we would like to welcome you to the 2014-15 year at Elm Lawn!

Your PTO supports our community in creating the best possible experience for all our students. We do this through organizing activities that bring us all together and coordinating fundraisers to raise much needed supplemental funds for our classrooms and also help finance our PTO activities. 

Our fundraisers include the Scholastic Book Fair, T-shirt sales, Student Directory Sales, REAP Local Food, Butter Braids, Yankee Candles, Yearbook sales and Square One Art. The largest contributor to PTO funds is the Fall Fund Raiser, which happens each September. This year we will once again be using Chip Shoppe as their array of wrapping paper, gifts and frozen foods is popular and the company’s delivery is efficient and organized, with 40% of sales going directly to the PTO.  They also provide us with the amazing inflatables for our End of the Year Picnic!

With the profits from these fund raisers, the PTO is able to send each grade level to an annual Overture Center performance. Students also attend events at the school such as UW Band performances and they have opportunities to participate in programs like Girls on the Run and Farm to School tastings. The PTO also sponsors family events including Go Nuts for Donuts, Family Fun Night, Mingle Over Kringle, Staff Appreciation Week &
the End of the Year Picnic.

Because of the overwhelming support of Elm Lawn families, the PTO also provides each teacher with an annual discretionary stipend for his or her classroom. In the past, the response to special PTO-sponsored fund drives
has also been outstanding and we thank all of our families for their
amazing support!

Involvement from families and the entire Elm Lawn community is a huge part of the PTO’s success. We cannot run these events and programs without your help. Please consider getting involved with the planning of these events or helping out by volunteering at an event itself. Leadership roles are also available - consider signing up to be a Committee Chair, joining the PTO
Board, or becoming a Grade Level Parent. Please fill out the enclosed volunteer form and send it back in to us at school so we know how you will be involved this year.

Look for newsletter or enews updates, as well as event flyers which will be sent home with your child. We hope to see you at our Community Meetings listed in the box below.  Join us to meet your Elm Lawn Community and to get to know more about the programs, curricula and practices at Elm Lawn.

With gratitude,
Kelly Crocker and Carrie Duggan, PTO Co-Presidents
Chris Laufenberg, Past President
Jennifer Stewart, Treasurer
Rickie Riccardi, Secretary
Stacy Graham, Vice-President