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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Smith's Earn & Learn Program

Did you know that Smith's will pay Saratoga Shores every time you use your Fresh Values card at the grocery store? You just need to sign up for the Earn & Learn program and designate Saratoga Shores as the school you want to support. You can sign up at the customer service desk.

You can tell if you're enrolled by looking at any Smith's receipt. It will include a section that says "Giving $1 million to schools" and below that it will show your Earn & Learn purchases for that trip and also year-to-date. If this info doesn't show, you aren't enrolled in the program.

If you have enrolled in this program earlier, be aware that your enrollment expires and must be renewed every year. Your Smith's receipt will show if your enrollment has expired. You can have the receipt scanned by any cashier to re-enroll. It takes only seconds to do.

Please consider enrolling in the Smith's Earn & Learn program to help our school get this money. Thanks!

Friday, August 26, 2011

New 5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Wilson got authorization from Alpine School District to hire an additional 5th grade teacher at Saratoga Shores, since the classes are so large (36-40 students each). Some students will be reassigned to the new class when it is established, but it will be nice to have another 5th grade at the school.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Volunteer Opportunities at Saratoga Shores

Friday, August 26 - Monday Packets
Mrs. Wilson has asked that the PTA help get parents who can help assemble the Monday packets for this year. Teachers will send information home with students in the Monday packets throughout the year. (For those of you who are familiar with the Wednesday packets from last year, it's the same thing--just moved to Monday.) Volunteers will meet in the PTA room (room #177) on Friday at 1:00 to stuff envelopes. You can bring young children with you while you volunteer. Click here if you can help stuff envelopes.

Friday, September 2 and Friday, September 9 - PTA Fund-Raiser
The PTA fund-raiser will begin next week. Students will be bringing home Entertainment coupon books to sell. You can recoup the price of the book by using it just a few times during the year. This fund-raiser has been very successful for our school and many parents like it, which is why we continue to do it every year. The PTA will be handing out prizes for students who have sold books on Friday, September 2, and Friday, September 9, at 9:30 in the front entry area of the school. We are looking for 6 volunteers each day. Click here if you can help hand out prizes on either day.

Wednesday, September 14 - Vision Screening
The school nurse, Carissa Jensen, will be doing vision screening for all the students. She needs help from parent volunteers to make it work. She needs 15 volunteers in the morning from 9:10 - 11:00, and 4 volunteers from 12:30 - 1:30 (for afternoon kindergarten students only). Please click here if you would like to help with vision screening. The PTA will send out an e-mail reminder or call you.

Thanks for all you do to help at the school. We look forward to a great year at Saratoga Shores!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back-to-School Night & Hotdog Hello

Saratoga Shores will have Back-to-School Night and the PTA's Hotdog Hello this Friday, August 19, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. We hope everyone will come to the school!
  • Find the classroom.
  • Meet the teacher.
  • Pay for school lunch (in the cafeteria/gym).
  • Find your bus, bus stop, and bus times (posted outside the front doors).
Of course we hope you will join the PTA as well. The PTA supports many programs at Saratoga Shores, including Reflections, Donut Dates, Box Tops for Education, Campbell's soup labels, Red Ribbon Week, field day, and finding volunteers to help with additional events during the year, like book fairs and vision and hearing screening. The PTA counts on its members for support. PTA membership is $6. If you join at Back-to-School Night, you will get a free hot dog meal for every paid membership.

Additional hotdog meals can be purchased for $2. You can also pre-order a school yearbook for $10.

School t-shirts (same design as last year) will also be available to purchase or order. Bella (girl-style) t-shirts are $10. Standard t-shirts and polo shirts are $8. Zip hoodies are $22. Pullover hoodies are $15.

Checks for all of these items can be made payable to Saratoga Shores PTA or SS PTA. (You can purchase all items together with one check.)

See you there!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Class Lists

Class lists will be posted on the front doors of Saratoga Shores this Friday, August 12, by 7:30 p.m.

There won't be any classes in trailers this year.

The 5th grade classes are very large right now. If you know people who have moved into the area with 5th graders (or any new students, actually), please have them contact the school at 801-766-8349. If we get just a couple more 5th grade students registered, Mrs. Wilson will be able to hire another 5th grade teacher.