Current Events Newsletter
October 23, 2017
LOTS going on this week!!!...We need your help to make it all happen. Check out the Volunteer Opportunities page for all the ways to be involved.
URGENT NEED for VOLUNTEERS: Fundraising Party this Tuesday Oct. 24th - CLICK HERE to volunteer to chaperone Fundraising Party. 7th grade 10am-11:50pm, 6th grade 11:50-1:40, 8th grade 1:50-3:40
6th/7th GRADE PARTY!!! OCTOBER 27th -We have a fun night planned for the 6th and 7th graders to relax a little after working so hard the first few weeks of school. We still need a few chaperones CLICK HERE: volunteer to chaperone the 6th/7th grade party or Buy Tickets Now!
NEW FAMILY WELCOME OCTOBER 25th 8:30am - Coffee and donuts! If you are new to the district please come and meet people and ask PTO members the questions that you have not yet gotten around to asking. Followed by:
TECH HACKS - TIPS ON USING SKYWARD AND SCHOOLOGY OCTOBER 25th 9:15a.m. This call is for the new parent and also those who have just not gotten around to figuring out they system. You will be amazed at how easy it is to track your students progress!
PARKING LOT- Carpool Tired of getting stuck behind the busses? Please email the PTO at email@example.com if you are intersted in getting on a carpool list. Also, PLEASE pick your children up in the pick up lane for their SAFETY and wait your proper turn in line; do not cut across lot to get in front of line.
THE GIVING TREE-The Giving Tree is a program started by parent volunteers who noticed children were coming to school without some basic needs met. These needs can range from clothing, winter gear, second servings of hot lunches, school snacks, basic hygiene and personal care items, and other necessary school supplies. Our purpose is to provide assistance to students so that they come to school prepared and ready to learn. If you are interested in helping, there are two ways to donate.
Fundraiser - "Step It Up" onlne direct donation fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you to all who participated and volunteered your time! We collected over 50K for our school. That was beyond our expectations and we will be able to fully fund a new electronic sign to replace the sign at the entrance to the parking lot. This is our biggest source of funding for the year and will allow us to provide enrichment to your child's education. If you have any enrichment ideas please let your child's teacher know so they can requests funding from the PTO. In the past we have funded:
- Library seating
- Lighting and tools for counselors office to make it a more welcoming environment
- Author to speak to writing classes
- Log for log rolling in gym
- Field trips
- Community service day
Tonka Pride Apparel : Do you still need Tonka Pride Gear? Come to Holiday Sale at the District Service Center.
- Dec. 1, 2017 from 3-7 p.m.
- Dec. 2, 2017 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Staff Appreciation-The PTO has a phenomenal staff appreciation committee that recognizes all the staff members for what they do. Last week we celebrated and delivered some treats to the Bus Staff See pic above.
Thank you to everyone who donate food for the dinner during conferences! It was greatly appreciated!
November 1st Staff Appreciation Breakfast -CLICK HERE: Donate for November Staff Appreciation Breakfast
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY has been cancelled due to scheduling difficulties. I am very sad this did not work out this year as I think it is important to teach our children how important it is to be a part of your community and give back. I would like to continue this again next year but we really need a lot of parent involvement for this to work. Please let me know your thoughts.
NEW METHODS OF COMMUNICATION - SIGN UP GENIUS change to MySchoolAnywhere
This week we will start using MySchoolAnywhere (MSA)to communicate volunteer opportunities. If you used to get Sign Up Genius notices and have NOT signed on to MySchoolAnywhere you will NOT receive email notices for volunteer opportunities. With MSA We will have the ability to send out information on multiple events in one email. This should decrease the number sign up emails you recieve. You will notice that the opportunities will be links to a Sign Up Genius so that grandparents or others without MySchoolAnywhere can still access the sign ups.
We will also be linking all of the information you want to access through this website...PTO Website, MySchoolANywhere with Sign Up Genius volunteer oppportunty links, PTO Newsletter and My School Anywhere contact list. We hope you like having everything linked together!
This newsletter is a part of our larger MMW PTOwebsite. Please browse around from the menu on the top!
Do you have ideas, questions or comments on parent communications or technology? Please contact Cheryl Krampitz at firstname.lastname@example.org
MMW ONLINE STUDENT DIRECTORY - NEW
NEW this year the MMW PTO is using MySchoolAnywhere to host our online student directory and it is available NOW! The Minnetonka elementary schools have transferred the data for new 6th grade families. If you are new to Minnetonka schools, or have a 7th or 8th grader, your family will need to input your family information. You may do so by following the link below. Once you have entered your information you’ll receive an email for confirmation and then be granted access to view the directory. Family information can be updated anytime during the school year. Please email: email@example.com with questions. We hope this new directory helps families to connect with each other in our community. It is also available as a phone app!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION- program will continue this year. Please bring your Box Tops to MMW and leave them in the donation box in the front office.
GIVE TO THE MAX DAY - is November 16th. MMW PTO will be adopting a community charity The Giving Tree (see above) to direct any funds given to this year.
OPEN ENROLLMENT - How does it affect the district? CLICK HERE to read letter from the office of our Superintendent Dr. Peterson
I am looking forward to serving our community and excited about the plans the PTO has for this year. . Please contact me anytime...I would love to have you involved and get to know you better!