August K8 Parent Teacher Association Newsletter

AUGUST   Newsletter / PTA Information
On August 31st  at 3:30 the first public meeting of the PTA was held in the EMS cafeteria.  
The next meeting will be Monday, September 24 at 3:30 in EMS Cafeteria. Mark your calendar!
 

PTA OFFICERS

President
Shannon Self
s.self91@yahoo.com
417-389-2978

Vice President
Kim Cameron
triskart@yahoo.com
479-372-4375

Teacher Liason
Sheena Racher (5th-6th Science)
sracher@artsk12.org

Secretary
Regina Bowman
rbowman@artsk12.org


Treasurer
Jennifer Castle
castlefamily@gmail.com
479-715-2383

Principal
Inger Kent
ikent@artsk12.org

Basic Report of August 31st Meeting

We have 81 families signed up with dues of $5 per family paid.  
Mrs. Kent reports 85% teachers are members with 100% goal.

T-shirt Orders will be going in soon. High School wanted to order. Extra t-shirts will be ordered.  When they come in Volunteers will be needed to organize and get them to the kids. (Contact Kim Cameron)
             Ms. Asa wants students to wear them for Puppets in the Park, October 10 in Fayetteville.

Book Fair is Friday 9/ 18; Monday –Thursday 9/21-9/24  (Contact  Tricia Burns at pburns@artsk12.org)
Volunteers needed to help with Teachers’ Wish List and Bulletin Board  Friday, 9/11 8:-11:30 AM
Volunteers needed to help set up Thursday 9/20 time TBA
Volunteers needed to run fair throughout the days as cashiers, stockers, crowd control
Volunteers needed to pack up Friday 9/25 in the morning TBA

Principal reported no openings and 100% enrollment at the AAA EMS campus.  
Explained reasons why she felt it was good to join the National PTA and that
PTA will follow “Roberts Rules of Order” as we are more formalized.
Parents need to check planners and Tuesday folders for communication.
There will be no intercom use at the end of day, no early dismissal without prior notice.
Voice Mail is getting fixed, traffic concerns are being addressed.
Please voice concerns directly to ikent@artsk12.org or visit, she has an open door policy.

Box Tops for Education is chaired by Renee Cain
Volunteers needed to encourage collection and families to bring in box tops.
Contact Chair:  Cain.renee@yahoo.com 479-251-0639

Puppets in the Park will be October 10 at Wilson Park (8:00am-1:30pm).  
Volunteers needed to find Puppet Materials and Transportation.
Contact Mrs. Asa  ajohannesdottir@artsk12.org

Labels for Education, Mrs Welch (7th-8th Math) kindly volunteered (got strong armed) to Chair.
Volunteers needed (probably) Contact  Lwelch@arksk12.org


Committees


Fundraising
 (Chair -Kim Cameron triskart@yahoo.com )
Raise funds for instruments, classroom materials, painting of classroom, cubbies in dance room, books, smart boards, playground equipment, die cut machine, field trip, etc.
Box Tops: Renee Cain
Labels for Education: Lily Welch
School Store: Kim Cameron, Brandi Gaudian
Spirit Nights (Chik-fi-la and more)
Food Sales: (popcorn)
Annual Art Show (Spring)
ONSC Science Spooky Night (Coming up) 
Student Art Work Fundraiser:  Kim Cameron
Lunch on the Lawn:  Brandi Gaudian
School Store: (on-going) Kim, Brooke Payne
T-shirt Orders:  Kim Cameron, Brooke Payne

Hospitality
(Chair- Regina Bowman rbowman@artsk12.org)
Help organize and provide volunteers for Teacher Appreciation, Parent Teacher Conferences, and other hospitality options:
Dawn Almon
Angela Mulrer
Brande Palmer


Book Fair
(Chair- Tricia Burns pburns@artsk12.org)
Help set up and take down Book Fair etc. 
Info above.
Kim Cameron
Dawn Almon
Kim Wheeler
Angela McIver

8th Grade Parents Club
(Chair- Shannon Self s.self91@yahoo.com)
Help students raise money for class trip, class t-shirts, dances, and graduation
Babette Russell – dance
Brande Palmer

Newsletter and email help:
If you are a PTA member (form filled and paid up) you should receive this “newsletter” and the August Minutes via email.  If you found this via social media but think you are a signed up PTA member contact brookeroy@aol.com.  We will get you on the email list. If you want to sign up for the PTA, see Regina in the office for a form.  Also, look for links on the AAA website coming soon. 
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