Michigan PTA and the National PTA have issued a Take Action alert. You can support funding for public schools by asking your representative and senators to oppose a voucher bill (Scholarships for Kids Act, S. 1968 /H.R. 4000) that would turn 63 percent of federal education funding into private school vouchers. That means all federal education funding - with the exception of federal subsidies for school lunches, funding for students with disabilities, and funding for students attending schools on federally impacted land or military bases – would be diverted to voucher programs.
It’s easy: Click here http://cqrcengage.com/npta2/app/write-a-letter?5&engagementId=41716, enter your address information, then edit the letter that is provided. It will automatically be sent to your representative and senators.
More information about the bills and PTA’s position is available at http://www.michiganpta.org/
Our monthly PTA meeting will be Thursday, March 6 at 7 pm in the Bennie cafeteria. All are welcome. Free child care is provided for ages 3-11 by APHS students. Contact: Sandy Winkler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Market Day Orders due
Please submit your Market Day grocery orders at www.marketday.com by 10 pm Thursday, March 6. Paper orders should be submitted to the office by Wednesday, March 5. Pickup is March 12. Contact: Michelle Cavazos (email@example.com)
BINGO for Books!
Bennie PTA is pleased to present the 2nd annual family BINGO for Books! Join us Friday, March 7 in the cafeteria. Doors open at 6:00 and bingo begins at 6:15. Win books and other prizes and enjoy some light refreshments with your friends. The event is free! Contact: Ysenia Houchins (firstname.lastname@example.org) The 5th grade classes will be holding a bake sale during Bingo for Books, too.
March is Reading Month
Bennie School is keeping track of the minutes every student reads this month. Please help your child fill out the reading record that was sent home. Return the form to school every Friday in March –this week on Friday, March 7.
Parents or other adults are needed to help add up the minutes on Fridays. Please contact Mrs. Lauth (email@example.com) if you can help one or more days!
Spring Fever – help and donations appreciated
Spring Fever (March 15) is an Allen Park PTA Council scholarship fundraiser featuring a craft show, train show and a Mom 2 Mom sale. All proceeds go to scholarships for APHS and Community School seniors. Contact Sandy Winkler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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donate items for the bake sale
donate items for the concessions stand
donate a basket for the tin can auction
help with the 50/50 Raffle
help with the tin can auction
March 12 – Market Day order pick up
March 15 –Spring Fever (Craft & Vendor Show; Mom 2 Mom; Train, Toy, Collectible and Sports Memorabilia Show; Tin-Can Auction) at APHS
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Bennie PTA Membership
Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. Free child care is provided by AP High School National Honor Society or Interact Club students in the gym. The Treasurer's reports and meeting minutes are now available online.
If you would like to receive email about Bennie PTA events and volunteer opportunities send email to BenniePTA@gmail.com and ask to be added to the distribution list.
To reach a PTA board member, check the list of officers located here.