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Buy Tickets this Week for EOY Raffle Baskets

Buy Tickets this Week for EOY Raffle Baskets

Did you miss out buying raffle tickets for the amazing donated baskets? Did you have your heart set on buying tickets and just forgot or did not have cash on you Saturday? Well, you still have a chance: Sales remain open until May 24th. 

Liz Kitchell will be selling tickets from 3:45 – 4:15 at the school Tuesday, Thursday this week and Monday the 24th … as well as at PTO this Wednesday from 6-7 PM. 
All proceeds go to PTO the general fund which supports enriching student programs and operating costs.
Here are brief descriptions of the baskets:
  • Northside #1
    • $50 to Ruth’s café, $20 to Marketside, $15 to Blue Jay, $10 to Tickle Pickle and so much more
  • Northside #2
    • $25 The Chocolate Bee, $25 Shake-it Records, $15 Blue Jay, $15 Melt, $10 to Tickle Pickle and so much more
  • College Hill
    • $50 to Schwartz’s Jewelers, $20 Marty’s Hops and Vines, $20 College Hill Coffee, $15 Silk Textile plus so much more
  • Clifton #1
    • $35 Lydia’s, $25 Hansa, $25 Habenero, $20 Biaggio, $20 Proud Rooster, $10 Graeter’s, and so much more
  • Clifton #2
    • $30 Sitwell’s, $25 Clifton Natural Foods, $15 Dewey’s, zoo passes and so much more
  • Segway Tour of Cincinnati
    • 4 passes
  • Ludlow Wine Basket
    • Two fantastic wines, seasoned oil, salami, fig spread, etc.
  • Bike Month Basket
    • Tune up, Head lights, Tail lights and lock
  • Bassinet filled with baby stuff
  • Rollergirl Extravaganza
    • Passes, vouchers for merchandise, etc.
  • Lentz’s
    • Vintage vases, tray, coasters
  • Beauty Basket
    • Cut and style, and lots of products
  • Day in the Garden
    • Garden apron filled with gardening tools (Clifton Ace Hardware)
  • Silent Auction Items
    • Gold Pass to zoo
    • Future Life Now Session
Thank you for generously supporting the Parker Woods Montessori community and helping to make our school a great school!
 
Parker Woods Montessori PTO
Volunteer for End of Year Celebration

Volunteer for End of Year Celebration

The End of Year Celebration is right around the corner! Please sign up for a shift selling tickets, serving food, working a game or attending a bouncy house. If you know of any students that need to get their volunteer hours, send them to us!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4CAEAB2FA3FA7-endofyear

The End of Year Celebration takes place on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 11 AM to 4 PM, but shifts will run from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. Many hands make light work, and volunteer hours is how we make our school great and build this community! Come have fun and make a friend!

Planning for the 2016 End of Year Celebration

Planning for the 2016 End of Year Celebration

Parents and members of the Parker Woods Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) are doing a FANTASTIC job planning the End-of-Year Celebration for our children! We need your help organizing this fun day and any fresh ideas are welcome. We received lots of feedback from last year (keep it a community events, thanks for providing free food, promote baskets more, more stuff for older children, etc); these ideas have been heard and we look for more people to help plan the event so we can involve all of our Parker Woods families. 
 
This event is designed to celebrate another great year, invite our new families in and do some fundraising for the school. The funds raised help pay for field trips, school supplies, art supplies and so much more!  The EOY celebration will be fun, have games, bouncy houses, dunking booth, raffles and FREE FOOD (if we can raise enough money)!  Staff and 6th graders will be nominated to be dunked in the dunking booth, please keep your ears open for more details. Staff will have the chance to opt out; children will have to opt in with a signed waiver. This will be lots of fun! The used book sale, raffle baskets, and dunking booth information will go out in waves over the next several months to help promote the event.
 
How can you help? We are looking for ideas from all families so everyone can have a great day as well as build a strong committee so everyone has light work.  The biggest area that needs help is games.  It would be wonderful to have 3-4 people working on games.  We need several creative / resourceful people to help build games that could be used year over year while the other people on games buy prizes (with raised money) and solicit volunteers. Other areas of opportunity are promoting the event, soliciting donations for baskets and making warm leads to potential corporate sponsors (I do not mind asking for money but warm leads help).
 
Open positions to help:
 – 3-4 on games (last years lead will be an adviser for this committee so you have help)
 – Marketing assistance (advertising in local papers in advance before cut off dates to showcase our school as well as promoting baskets and consider ways to sell tickets in advance of festival date)
 – Dance-a-thon lead (working with Beth Schlick)
 – Donation help (money or items for baskets)
 – Volunteer coordinator
 – food coordinator including buy food (We have asked Kroger for $500 to supply food)
 
Rachel Morgan and I have begun asking corporations for money. Our goal is $2000 so we can pay for all supplies without tapping into the PTO fund. So far we have raised $350 and making more solicitations every day.
 
Please reach out today if you want to help! Our meetings are fun yet productive and often over food and beverages 🙂 Our next meeting will be at the end of February or first week in March.
 
If you can not help, please forward to one person you think that can! Thanks
 
Looking forward to working with you this year!
 
Liz Kitchell
eoy@pwmpto.org

 

End of the Year Ideas

End of the Year Ideas

Wanted: Ideas to make this End of Year Celebration better than ever. Please reach out to Liz Kitchell (LizKitchell@yahoo.com) today to get involved. All ideas are welcome as well as any helping hands. This is a really fun day for everyone!!!

Open House and End of Year Thank Yous

Open House and End of Year Thank Yous

The Open House and End of Year Celebration was fun for all. The kind generosity of the many parents, teachers, and community members who volunteered helped make the day a success. Thank you!

Several families who attended commented that they have never been to a festival so warm, welcoming, and fun!!!

We raised three times as much money from the End of Year Picnic this year as we did last year. All of the proceeds raised by the PTO go to support the students of Parker Woods Montessori.

Thank you again to everyone who attended and helped make this year a success.

The PTO Used Book Sale is This Saturday

The PTO Used Book Sale is This Saturday

The PTO Used Book Sale is happening this week. The PTO Used Book Sale is being held during the End of Year Celebration.

Students who have donated books will be given book vouchers for every book they donated, which they can exchange for another book at the PTO Used Book Sale.

You still have time to donate books this week. Please donate any of your gently-read books this Thursday morning during school arrival. We will be collecting books in the PTO Room, just inside the entrance of Parker Woods Montessori.

Proceeds from all books sold at the PTO Used Book Sale benefit the students of Parker Woods Montessori.

Sign Up Here to Volunteer for the End of the Year Festival

Sign Up Here to Volunteer for the End of the Year Festival

Here is the link to the Sign Up Genius list we are using to coordinate volunteers for the End of the Year Festival. Please take a look and sign up for the times and places you would like to help.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cadaa2ea1fc1-parker

Thank you to all the wonderful families of Parker Woods Montessori, you make this school fantastic.

Amazing Things are Happening at Parker Woods Montessori!

Amazing Things are Happening at Parker Woods Montessori!

Saturday, May 9th, come see and explore what our community is all about from 10:00-12:00!
Then stay for the fun at our End of the Year Celebration from 11:30-4:30!

Open House:
Learn why the Montessori approach to learning is the perfect choice for you!
Meet our talented teachers, staff and students!
Explore our many school activities, programs and special classes.

End of Year Celebration:
ALL are WELCOME!
Community gathering and celebration of our third year in Northside!
Enjoy free burgers/veggie burgers and delectable pot luck sides provided by our amazing families!
Create Mother’s Day card with WORDPLAY!
HAPPEN, Inc. will join us for creative activities!

“Fun”draising activities to benefit future educational experiences for our PWM children include:
Silent Auction items including an XBOX 360!!
Scholastic Book Fair
Bouncy Houses!!
Skateboard Demonstrations and Lessons
Games for ages 5 to 12
Gift Basket Raffles
A gently used children’s book sale

End of Year Celebration – Thank You

End of Year Celebration – Thank You

Thank you to the many, many volunteers who helped setup and run the End of the Year Celebration. What a great day we had. The kids left with so many smiles on their faces which is a great sign of fun! Our Parker Woods Montessori community made this day successful and we are very grateful for all of the help.