After School Enrichment is looking for volunteers!
Fabyan Elementary School’s PTO is excited to offer our 4th Annual After School Enrichment Program. It is you, the parent volunteers, who make this program a success.
When: Thursday - January 16, 23, 30 and February 6
Time: 2:20-3:20 pm
Where: Fabyan Elementary School
Download the volunteer form. Please indicate your volunteer preference and return the form via backpack by ASAP. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your passions and talents with the children of Fabyan. Questions? Please contact ASE@fabyanpto.org.
Community Outreach Opportunities
Two opportunities for Fabyan families to help out the Salvation Army and/or Anderson Animal Shelter are available! Please see here for more info.
Did You Know…
You can support the Fabyan PTO when you shop online or when you purchase gift cards through our scrip program. If you shop online, be sure to sign up with iGive. It’s free and secure. Visit fabyanpto.org to register. Be sure to install the iGive button for maximum benefits!
Committee Spotlight - 4th Grade Fundraising
The 4th grade fundraising committee is comprised of parents of 4th graders. The sole purpose of the committee is to raise funds throughout the year to help offset the cost of the Outdoor Education trip the students will take when they enter 5th grade. The committee meets in early September to brainstorm fundraising ideas for the year. Two of the school’s favorite events are run by the 4th grade fundraising committee – Dippin’ Dots and School Store! Because the 4th graders run the store, it is a great opportunity for them to fine-tune their math and money skills. New this year, the committee will be selling pizzas in February with delivery in March just in time for March Madness. The family night at Aurelios was organized and hosted by the committee. Be on the look-out for similar fun events throughout the year.
4th Grade Fundraiser- Dippin' Dots
Thanks to everyone who made the November sale of Dippin' Dots a success. The December sale is now open online until Monday, December 2nd at Noon. Please make sure you order before that date to ensure your student has their Friday, December 6th Dippin' Dots! We are really in need of volunteers to help with Dippin' Dot Fridays. It’s a once a month commitment from 10:30-12:30; considering helping one month! Please contact Carrie Meier to volunteer.
4th Grade Fundraiser- School Store
The school store will be open every Thursday morning from 7:45-7:55am. All items are priced from $0.25 to $2.00 ~ All proceeds go to help offset the cost of 5th Grade Outdoor Education ~
After School Enrichment
Check backpacks! The 2014 After School Enrichment course catalog comes home today. Online registration begins at 3:00 pm 11/15 at fabyanpto.org/ase and concludes on 12/4. Register early to ensure your child receives the class of their choice as classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Paper registration forms are available in the front office if online registration is not an option.
New to scrip? It's an easy way to "gift" and give back to the school at the same time. Check today’s backpack for your scrip order form and start checking off your holiday lists by purchasing gift cards! The value and cost of the gift cards are the same as they would be if you purchased elsewhere but the school earns a percent of the value for each card purchased. Gift cards are great for teachers and babysitters and can even be purchased for yourself for the everyday items you need! Order forms are due Friday, November 22nd.
Break with Books
Attention all 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders!
Our first Break with Books gathering is Thursday, November 21st during lunch recess in the library. Going forward, we will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come for one month or for all. Break with Books is a time to talk with classmates about any book you have recently read. If you are interested in joining us on November 21st watch for the sign-up sheet coming home via backpack. We are also looking for parent volunteers! For questions contact Kathy Granquist.
We are now taking vendor applications for Spring Splurge! Do you have a home-based business that you would like to showcase? Apply now! We have already received applications for 25% of our available booths so don't wait. Payment not required at time of registration. Help us spread the word, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@springsplurge). Go to fabyanpto.org/springsplurge for more information and to find the link to our online application. Questions? Email email@example.com
Safe, Secure & Smart Ways to Give
Look for the shopping link at the top of the PTO website!
Create your free iGive account. After that, all you need do is shop through the iGive.com website, newsletters or install the optional iGive Button* to make sure you never miss an opportunity to raise money when you shop online. It’s all automatic and free of charge. iGive lets you control your membership information with a private password. You can review your store visits, purchase/donation history and confirm the total amount raised and distributed to your cause. iGive values your privacy and will never release shopper information without consent. There are no hidden fees or extra costs when you shop through iGive. > Start iGiving at: iGive.com/FESPTO
*The iGive Button is an optional feature. You can use iGive without installing the Button - just remember to go through the iGive website or e-mail newsletters to get credit for your donation. To learn more, visit: iGive.com/button
Next PTO Meeting
Fundraising @ Fabyan
For information on Spring Splurge 2014, click HERE!
Mission Statement - The mission of the Fabyan Elementary School PTO is to enhance academic and social experiences for students at Fabyan Elementary School. We strive to build a strong sense of community in our school by serving as a liaison between parents, staff, and students.