ARRRGH You Ready to READ Mateys??
Book Fair is coming October 28 - November 4! It will be a swashbuckling celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, and affordable books for kids to discover! All while raising money to enhance reading programs at SDE!
More information coming soon including Flyers, Volunteer Sign-Up, and information on exciting new promos and events.
We look forward to helping you find theTreasure!
Aimee Bodenheimer and Megan Tucker
Book Fair Co-Chairs
FALL FUN FESTIVAL
Mark Your Calendars
Join us for our Annual Fall fun-filled fundraiser day with family and friends on Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
• Carnival Games
• Inflatable Obstacle Course and Bounce House
• Pumpkin Painting Crafts
• Face Painting and tattoo Parlor
• Popcorn and Jamba Juice
• 5th Grade Cake Walk
• AND NEW THIS YEAR: Slopes BBQ will be providing the food!
Check your child's book bags--flyers with more information will be coming home soon!!
Best Value Wristband: $12 per child ($30 Family Cap)
Includes: Unlimited games, inflatable play, face painting, tattoos, and mini pumpkin craft
Individual Tickets: 10 for $5
Games/Inflatables = 1 ticket each
Tattoo/Face Painting = 1 ticket each
Mini pumpkin craft = 1 ticket each
5th Grade Cake Walk, Slopes BBQ, Drinks, Popcorn and other concessions priced separately. All proceeds from the 5th Grade Cake Walk and concessions will go toward the 5th Grade trip to Rock Eagle.
STEM LAB VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Many of you have asked for more opportunities to help out with your child's class and/or grade at school and now we have a great opportunity for you! New this year,
parents, grandparents and guardians will be able to help out on a regular basis in the STEM Lab with your child's class!
We are seeking a few volunteer positions: A grade chair for each grade K-5, volunteers to come into the lab to prepare projects and experiments a few days in advance, and volunteers to come set up and work with their child's teacher and class in the STEM Lab on specific days to facilitate the kids' projects! STEAM coach Ms. Waller will be conducting some STEM Lab 101 meetings with parents to get them acclimated to the Lab and to get you started. Interested? Email
SpaldingElemPTO@gmail.com and let us know how you'd like to get involved!
Training & Pledge Packets
Tiger Trot-a-Thon is only three weeks away! Our Tigers in Training are finishing Week Two on their training calendars. What a fun way for students (and parents can join in too) to stay active outside of school and check off their progress! We have already received reports that parents and teachers are joining in the training and the fun!
Students will turn in their completed fitness calendars, Wednesday, September 21 to their teachers. All completed calendars will be entered in to a raffle for a winner to be chosen Thursday, September 22. This year, the raffle winner takes home a Brilliant Sky Toys and Books gift certificate!
Pledge packets went home this week, and contain the pledge form for students to keep track of all of the pledges or flat donations they receive. Remember to look inside the packet as it contains an FAQ sheet for Tiger Trot as well as all of the prizes that can be won! All money is due Wednesday, October 5.
Or you can donate now with PayPal! Just click on the donate now button below. It's that easy. You can even forward the link to family, friends, and neighbors. When you donate, make sure to put your child's name in the notes section of your PayPal transaction so that they get credit for the donation.
Have you joined PTO?
Learn all the benefits and Support Spalding Drive!
Reminder - Yearbook Orders
Cost is $30.00 until September 1st
Price increases to $35.00 after September 1st
ONLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2016-2017 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or “goes by” names on the application). All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval.
Does every person need to complete the registration process and abuse reporting training? No. A parent acting in the role of a parent is not required to register or complete the child abuse reporting training. Examples include visitors to the school for: parent/teacher conferences, 504/IEP meetings, school wide and classroom programs, eating lunch with their child, or any visit to sign in or check out their student. Visitors must however sign-in at the front desk and offer their government identification to be scanned into the visitor identification system.
Get ahead of the game and complete your
online volunteer training now!
We want our school to be the type of school where you feel welcome to volunteer…it truly takes a team effort and we know we could not do what we do without the support of our parents and volunteers. If you are unable to access the training site, please feel free to come and use our computers to complete the training.
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