Shoes for Paws
Paws the Tiger wants to help people outside our school stay healthy too! Did you know that in some countries families do not have access to shoes? Shoes help protect our feet and in many ways that keep our "paws" healthy! Paws wants to help those who need shoes and believes Tiger Trot-a-Thon is the perfect opportunity to do so! Here are the details:
WHAT? The second year of our successful "Shoes for Paws" program, Tiger Trot-a-Thon's Service Project. A collection of your old, stinky, smelly, well-loved shoes to be re-purposed and given to an impoverished country that doesn't have access to shoes.
WHO? Students, parents, siblings, teachers, staff, administration...your neighbor. Anyone who has an old pair (or a few) of shoes to donate.
WHEN? Collecting starts September 12 through the day of Tiger Trot-a-Thon September 23.
WHY? Spalding students have the unique opportunity to reach out to another community and give back to someone less fortunate. Parents and children who are unable to work or go to school because they don't have shoes will benefit from Spalding family donations offering a better opportunity and healthier way of life for a family in another country.
HOW? Send with your student any and all shoes that meet this simple guideline: AT LEAST 50% of remaining tread (basically NO HOLES, if you're unsure send them anyway) to school to be collected in a special "Paws" bin outside your student's classroom or homeroom. **PLEASE SEND ALL SHOES TIED IN A GROCERY BAG OR TRASHBAG DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF YOUR DONATIONS**
THE VISUAL: During Tiger Trot-a-Thon each class will have the opportunity to unload the shoes collected into what will become a mountain of shoes in the middle of the gym. A visual will allow all students to realize the impact they will be able to make with their worn out shoes.
Please email any questions to Event Chair Amy Schneider at email@example.com.
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!
SAVE THE DATE
Fundraiser at Dantanna's on Friday, September 30
Please invite your neighbors, co-workers, and family to eat at Dantanna's on Friday, September 30 and 10% of the proceeds will go straight back to the PTO for school supplies and special programs funded by the PTO.
This is an all-day event. Take your office out to lunch (or have lunch delivered), host a happy hour, and take the family out to dinner that night!
Dantanna's Sandy Springs
Abernathy Square Shopping Center
6649 Roswell Road, Unit 30 | Sandy Springs, Ga 30328
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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.
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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.
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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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