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PTO News: October 2013

The PTO meets on the second Friday of every month at 8:30, in the Pit.

Every member of the Honey Creek community is welcome to participate, at any level and at any time.  There are many ways to get involved, and you do not have to be present at the monthly meetings.  To learn more, contact a Theme Committee, ask your room parent, or visit the PTO website: http://honeycreekpto.wordpress.com/ .

At the September meeting, we heard about Theme Committee plans, reviewed upcoming fall fundraising activities and events, and discussed the annual PTO budget proposed for 2013-14.  This year’s budget is very tight and a new method of presenting and tracking budget items has been proposed.  The proposed budgets are on the PTO website and we are asking for comments there.  If you cannot attend the meeting, we would still like your feedback.  We will be voting on the finalized budget at the October meeting, as well as a new Co-Chair, and urge everyone to come to the meeting if you can.

The Theme Committees – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Wellness, and Fine Arts – assist the Honey Creek community by planning and implementing enrichment activities and events.  Examples include Try It-Thursday and the Harvest Dinner by the Wellness Committee, Lunch with an Expert and the STEM Fair by the STEM Committee, and a Fine Arts Fair and extra field trips by the Fine Arts Committee.  To become involved with one or more of the committees,   contact Deb Lentz or Jane Pacheco (Wellness), Karen Andrews (STEM), or Sherri Borer (Fine Arts).

While it is impossible to acknowledge everyone who has contributed, we’d like to thank Laurie-Anne Boldrin and Rick Meader, for organizing the Summer Picnic, and Matt Cyrulnik, who is continuing to run Bagel Sales.  Thank you, also, to Angie Tracey, who again organized the Walk’N-Run-A-Thon, and to all the room parents, who have been handling signups for classroom needs and activities, planned grade level potlucks, and organized the Middle School Dance.

UPCOMING PTO EVENTS

Mark your calendars!

• Bagel Fridays: Relax with breakfast at the school on Friday mornings (or the last school day of the week). Bagels, cream cheese and juice, OH MY! There are also toasters available for use.

• October PTO Meeting: Friday, October 11, 8:30-10:30 AM

• Fall Festival: Friday, October 25, 6-8 PM.  Planning is underway!  Help the middle school students make a fabulous haunted house, design and run activity tables and games,or talk to STEM about their pumpkin trebuchet.  Contact Fall Festival Chair Ann Kovacs if you would like to help.

If you would like to add an item to the PTO meeting agenda or have a concern with which the PTO may be able to help, please contact the PTO Chair, Catie Wells, cgbwells@gmail.com.

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