11/5 PTA Newsletter

The Annual Fund Campaign

Thanks to all who donated during our first two weeks – we’re off to a strong start!

Make your Donation Today! 

Click on the Donate button in the sidebar to make an online donation!

We are looking for 100% participation from Montlake families!

The funds raised during this essential campaign are used to pay for additional teachers and tutors (Ex. math, reading), Greenhouse Program, special art programs, library books, field trips and much more. Supporting these programs requires about $1100 per student.

Remember: every dollar helps every student.

Visit the Annual Fund Page for more information, including corporate matching.

Thank you for your generosity! We look forward to another successful drive this year!

For more information, contact: Jayme Hommer at montlakecampaign@gmail.com

Please Complete Our Montlake PTA School of Excellence Survey!

Montlake, families, we hope you will ALL take this short (5 minute), anonymous survey to help us launch our application for the National PTA School of Excellence recognition program!

Survey link: Montlake PTA School of Excellence Survey

This program represents a year-long commitment on the part of the PTA and school administration to building and strengthening an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall wellbeing of all students.

The linked survey is essential to establishing a baseline for improving our family-school partnerships, and YOUR VOICE is vital to ensuring that we are capturing the opinions and perspectives of all of our families. Responses will be accepted until November 14, 2018.

You can find more information about the PTA National School of Excellence program here: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/National-PTA-School-of-Excellence

linda-spain-260x390“Kids & Anxiety: How to Help” Family Information Night, Thursday, November 8, 6:00-7:00 pm

Montlake families, be sure to save the date for our upcoming Family Information Night on the topic of “Kids & Anxiety: How To Help”, with Linda Spain, LMHC.

This PTA-sponsored event will take place on Thursday, November 8 from 6-7 pm. Light appetizers will be served!

For more information, contact: outreach@montlakepta.org
Annual Evergreen Sale

We know it’s still early but wanted to let everyone know that this year’s Evergreen Christmas Tree Sale is open for orders. As with last year, we have a great selection of quality trees, wreaths, door swag, and garlands on offer. Place your orders early, as some of our trees have very limited supply this year! All our wreaths, swag, and garlands are on offer at the same low prices as last year.

Two dates to keep in mind: Thursday, November 30 is the due date for Evergreen Sale orders. You can place your orders online at http://montlakepta.org/evergreens, or if you prefer to pay by check, email us at evergreens@montlakepta.org for a paper order form. Printed order forms and payments should be dropped off at the school office by 3pm, November 30.

Then, Saturday, December 8 between 10am and 12pm will be the big, fun, festive pick up day! Remember, all trees are pre-sold, so please place your order on time so that we can have your trees and other greenery available for you to pick up.

Thank you for all your support of Montlake, and Happy Holidays in advance!

Questions: email Matt Wenger or Fran Wall at evergreens@montlakepta.org

HUSKY FANS WANTED!

Montlakers, we are looking for one or two new Husky parking coordinators for the 2019 season! This volunteer position now comes with a free parking spot for home game days for you or a friend!

For more than 20 years, the Montlake PTA has hosted Husky football parking on our blacktop as a fundraiser for the school. Last year Husky parking fees generated about $10,000 that went toward funding tutors, the greenhouse, the library and other important school programs.

The role involves opening and closing the lot on home-game days, (about 6-8 Saturdays from Sept-Nov) managing online registration (starts in June), and coordinating with staff who manage parking during peak hours (you don’t have to be there).

If you sign up this fall, we can show you the ropes on one of the remaining home-game days (Sat. Nov. 3 or 17).

Interested? Please email our PTA Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel McLellan, at volunteer@montlakepta.org for more info.

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Don’t forget to designate Montlake as the charity of choice when using Amazon Smile! Please use the name “Montlake Community School Association Seattle Council PTA” when selecting us. Amazon Smile has already donated almost $90 million dollars to charities!
 
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