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Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Carnival

The Spring Carnival at Saratoga Shores will be on Friday, April 20, from 6-8 p.m. This isn't a fund-raiser; it's just a fun family night.

We are looking for parents to help with half-hour shifts at the booths. We are keeping the shifts short, so you can have fun with your kids instead of feeling like you're stuck in a booth all night. Because the shifts are short, we need more volunteers to keep everything running, so we'd LOVE to have you volunteer. If you can help, click here to sign up. There are several booths where students in 5th grade or older can help, so if you have students that age who'd like to be involved, you can sign them up to help too.

We are looking for a parent to coordinate the following booths. As the coordinator, you would set up the booth from 5:30 - 6:05 and train the first volunteers on what to do. Then you're free to do whatever you want. You do not need to provide anything other than your time and your willingness to help. Everything will be provided for you. So even if you are a booth coordinator, you will not be be chained to one booth for two hours. If you want to be the coordinator, put your name in the spot that says in the top row of the sign-up list for that booth.

  • Basketball
  • Hair tinsel (need someone who knows how to do it and is willing to show a few other people)
  • Football toss
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Bowling
There's a planning meeting on Monday, April 2, at 3:00 in the PTA room at the school if you'd like to help with planning. Everyone is welcome; however, you do not need to come to the planning meeting just because you're signing up to help in a booth. At the meeting, we will be planning food, materials needed for the booths, setup, etc.

Thanks for your help. Let's make this a great event for families!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cookie Dough Fund-Raiser

Orders for the cookie dough fund-raiser are due today (March 27)... or tomorrow if you think you can get another order by postponing for one day.
Money the school earns from this fund-raiser will help pay for a new marquee on the north and east sides of the building and will help fund additional programs at the school. If you'd like to make a donation without ordering cookie dough, you can do so by sending payment to the front office and indicating it is a donation. Thanks for your support!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

School Yearbooks

Every year when the yearbooks come in, many students want them. Trouble is, we need to order them in advance. Some parents get upset that they can't buy a yearbook for their student at that time. Now (before March 23) is the time to order yearbooks for $12. You can send cash or a check made out to SS PTA, along with an order form (if you still have that one that was sent home) or just send payment in and envelope and include your student's name, grade, and teacher's name. You can see if you pre-ordered a yearbook by clicking here.

If you have pictures that you'd like to see included in the yearbook, you can send them to Thanks!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Core Curriculum + Volunteers Needed

There is a meeting tonight at Saratoga Shores at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the new core curriculum that will be adopted throughout Utah schools for next school year. Parents are encouraged to come get the scoop.
We will discuss our timeline, share standards associated with the curriculum, and have samples for new math materials. We will request parent input on the selection of math materials at this meeting and throughout the next couple of weeks for anyone interested. The current math materials are for sixth grade and can be viewed after Thursday (3/22) in the office.

(There is also a meeting tonight at Westlake for the new high school core curriculum. The Westlake meeting is at 7:00 p.m. Sorry to overload the night with meetings for those of you with students in both schools!)

The PTA is still looking for volunteers who can do a 1-hour shift to count money collected as part of Jump Rope for Heart. Volunteers are needed on Friday, March 23, from 1-4. You can click here to sign up for a shift. (The last shift will probably end closer to 3:30 than 4:00, especially if we have sufficient volunteers earlier in the afternoon.)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New PTA Board Elected for Next Year

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been elected to serve as the 2012-2013 Saratoga Shores PTA Executive Board:
Angela Webb -- President
Kelcy Furey -- President-Elect
Darcelle Bromley -- Leadership VP
Veena Murphy -- Legislative VP
Secretary -- Melissa Brown
Treasurer -- Joy Layton
Teacher Rep -- Sally Larsen

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jump Rope for Heart Week

This week is our American Heart Association --Jump Rope For Heart. It will encourage kids to "get moving to be healthy." To show our spirit, each day this week will have a different theme day. Monday will be hat day, Tuesday is crazy hair day, Wednesday will be jersey day, Thursday is wear red day, and Friday will be PJ day. We will remind kids each day throughout the week how they can show their spirit.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dads Day @ Saratoga Shores

Tomorrow, March 2, is our second (and final) Dads Day at Saratoga Shores for this school year. All dads are invited to come to school at lunch time.

The PTA will provide a FREE LUNCH, which you can eat with your student. We will also have some extra cookies and chips that you can buy for 50 cents as a treat for your student if you wish. Then you can go out play games like foursquare, tetherball, and basketball during lunch recess. If the weather is too bad to go outside, there will be indoor activities, but right now we're guessing it will be an outside recess day.

Here is the lunch schedule for each class:

11:03 1st grade - Schmidt & Earle
11:08 1st grade - Geddes & Saxton
11:13 2nd grade - Casey & Bradley
11:17 2nd grade - Lewis & Peterson
11:21 2nd grade - Larsen
11:25 3rd grade - Thurston & Burgon
11:29 3rd grade - Durfee & Goodman
11:32 3rd grade - Gorham
11:35 5th grade - Rasband & Ross
11:38 5th grade - Ferre & Johnson
11:40 6th grade - Brady & Cook
11:43 6th grade - Emett & Gurr
11:48 4th grade - Lindeman, Geyerman & Zito
11:50 4th grade - Norris & West

Lunch recess ends at the following times:

1st grade 11:45
2nd grade 11:55
3rd grade 12:05
4th grade 12:25
5th grade 12:15
6th grade 12:20