Spirit Night at Locatellis on Tuesday, March 3. Just mention Nottingham when placing your order and the school will receive 20% of the order. Put a Telli in your Belly and help generate money for Nottingham too!! See the flyer available through the link below for coupons and details. http://nottinghampta.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/6/13266845/locatellis_spirit_nottinghham_elem.pdf
T-shirts Needed for Outdoor Loom
Ms. Ripley is making yarn for the outdoor loom using old t-shirts. She needs donations of t-shirts (any color, any size, but larger shirts make longer lengths of yarn). Also, if you would like to help with the cutting, there is a special way to cut the shirts that allows you to make one long strip out of a T-shirt. Please join Ms. Ripley for a tutorial on how to make the cuts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the art room.
Save the Date: Knight Run March 6, 2015
Come join us in this fun day when all of our students run during their specials time in a PTA fundraising effort.
Thanks for everyone who has signed up to volunteer already, but we need a lot more help to make this successful. We need cheerleaders, snack delivery, counters, etc. and we especially need clerks. They are essential to the event running smoothly. The number of laps run by each student needs to be tracked on a form so that prizes can be awarded. This is done immediately after running while the students have their snack. It has to be done before the students return to class. Please consider volunteering as a clerk. Interested in volunteering, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eacac23a2fb6-nottingham1. If you can’t volunteer the day of the event, please consider donating water - our kids are real thirsty after running!
PayPal live for donations
Sponsors can make their payment online using PayPal. Click Donate Now on the Knight Run page available here: http://nottinghampta.weebly.com/2015-knight-run.html
All proceeds from our Fourth Annual Knight Run will go toward the SPARK park fundraising goal.
2014-2015 Yearbook Orders and Dedication Ads - Deadline Extended to Friday, February 27!
Order your yearbooks and dedication ads THIS WEEK! All orders are due February 27! There are two ways to order yearbooks and ads:
- Order online at http://shop.balfour.com/smi74028/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/, or
- Complete and send in an order form with your cash or check payment. Check your child's take home folder for the order form, or download it at http://nottinghampta.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/2/6/13266845/nottingham-yearbook-order-form.pdf.
We are also collecting candid photos of your child(ren) at school events and activities for the yearbook. See instructions for how to submit your pictures on the yearbook order form. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Thurow at email@example.com.
5th Grade Parents - Through the Years Photos for Yearbook
The yearbook will feature a special page for the 5th graders with small pictures of your child from Kindergarten - 5th grade. Collect up your school portrait photos from those years and send them in an envelope with Yearbook marked on the front. Make sure to label the year in school on the back of the photos. DUE DATE: MARCH 6 (Photos will be returned to you.) Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spots Available in Auction Parties
Did you miss your chance to sign up for some exciting parties at the Fiesta Knight auction in the fall? Two parties have available spots and you can sign up now! Email Betsy Dodson at email@example.com to sign up for these fun parties!
Third grade boys “Capture the flag/ Nerf wars” Party - to be held in late March or April. The cost is $20, and will include ice cream sundaes at the end of the party. There are 8 available spots.
Kentucky Derby Party – to be held on May 2. This is an adult only parties that features betting, prizes, a full meal and drinks. The cost of this party is $50 per person or $100 per couple. This party can support 10 more couples, or 20 more people.
SPARK Park Update
The Nottingham SPARK Park is well on its way to becoming a reality! We have $134,995 committed so far and the Knight Run SPARK Park Fundraiser is still to come in March! Remember, all the underwriting opportunities are on a first come, first serve basis so if there's a part of the Park you've had your eye on, hurry and turn in your Commitment Form (link here) so you don't miss out! We need volunteers for our Underwriting Committee! If you are interested in helping to solicit donations from local businesses, please contact Gina Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of a charitable foundation or a grant opportunity that could help fund our Park, please contact Leslie Schoenfield at email@example.com.
The Nottingham Nominating Committee is now working to put together the slate of officers for the 2015-2016 school year. The entire slate is: President, VP-Programs, VP-Membership, VP-Large Fundraisers, VP-Small Fundraisers, Secretary and Treasurer.
If you are interested in serving as an officer, please email a committee member by February 27 and if you have a suggestion for someone who would serve well as an officer, please email those ideas as well. If you have questions about any of the roles, you can email any of the Nominating Committee members.
Thank you for helping us with this important job.
The Nottingham Nominating Committee
- Michelle Pendleton, chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Katherine Gray: email@example.com
- Meg Maguire: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kate Potter: email@example.com
- Heather Ruisard: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION FIFTH GRADE PARENTS:
SFMS Bobcat Blackjack Bash Auction now Online! Sign up for the rising 6th grade pool (almost full!) and tailgate parties and for the fun parent parties including Pub Crawl, Reading, Writing and ‘Ritas, Holly Jolly, Doubles Down Under, Oktoberfest and Nutcracker Party Bus. https://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/bbb
A credit card must be entered to purchase or pre-bid (subject to 4% surcharge). All items will continue to sell through the BBB unless it is a Buy It Now option such as the parties. These will be discontinued to be sold once the maximum number has been reached.
SFMS eBlast: Fifth grade parents, start getting ready for middle school by finding out what’s going on in “The Forest” — sign up for the free weekly Spring Forest eBlast by clicking on the yellow button on the SFMS PTA webpage - sfmspta.com. Make sure you select the “Class of 2018” when signing up (that’s your child’s 8th grade graduation year). Feel free to contact our eBlast coordinator, Alison White - email@example.com - with any questions. Go Bobcats!
Get Involved! All volunteer opportunities will now be consolidated in this space of the weekly email.
Check here each week for all of the sign up opportunities and contact information to volunteer.
- Knight Run: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eacac23a2fb6-nottingham1
- Library Volunteers: Have an hour a week to help the school - why not volunteer in the library! To sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084eacac23a2fb6-february1
- Fun Fridays: Contact Craig Parks to see how you can help (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Butterfly and Vegetable Gardens: Contact Ruth Parks email@example.com for details on how you can help and dates that work will take place throughout the year.
Parent volunteers are important, but you cannot volunteer on campus (including field trips) if you do not register with the SBISD. It takes about two weeks for your information to be processed, so now is the best time to register. To do so, go to the following links: English: https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com/ or Spanish: https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com/?spanish=true
If you are looking for up-to-date information and calendar of events, please visit the Nottingham Website and be sure to Like us on Facebook.