Amelia Elementary PTA Newsletter- January 2012:

Amelia Elementary PTA Newsletter
January 2012

Welcome Back! – Coming Attractions

1/9: PTA Meeting; 6:30; Amelia Public Library

1/16: No School: MLK Day

1/26: Market Day Pick-Up; Mason Temple (Judd Rd.); 7-8pm

1/27: Report Cards Go Home With Students

1/31: Parent-Teacher Conferences 5-8:30pm

 Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon

This year, Amelia Elementary students can participate in the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon! Together with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, we would like to promote childhood fitness, family fun, and a lifetime marathon of healthy habits. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 years old along with their fitness buddies (parents, teachers, leaders, mentors). IT IS NOT A RACE! On January 4th, the Flying Pig team will be at AE to kick off our event. Students will have the opportunity to walk during recess to accumulate miles in their “Hog Log”. Kids’ Marathoners have an exciting opportunity to be part of the real Flying Pig Marathon by finishing their 26th marathon mile on Saturday, May 5, 2012 during the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon Final Mile event at Cincinnati’s Riverfront. The kids will cover their last mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course and cross the real “Finish Swine.” They get a finishers shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration ($10 registration; scholarships available).

We are excited to begin this program with our Amelia Elementary students. Look for more information in your child’s backpack! For questions, please contact: jami.aepta@gmail.com

 Amelia Tiger Closet

WOW! What a response we have had! Thanks to everyone for your generous donations to the ATC. Our students are lucky to have such great families!! A reminder that with Winter in full swing, we are still in need of coats, hats, gloves and boots.

 Breakfast with Santa

Thanks to all our families for visiting with Santa this year! We hope all the students had a great time writing letters to Santa. For each letter we turned in to Macy’s, they donated $1 (up to 1 million) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We had a total of 75 ($75)! Thanks to all the students!!

As always, a special thanks to our volunteers: Cheri Burcham, Mrs. Burnheimer, Anna Durham (Amelia HS NHS), Michelle Gailey, Emily Hervey, Barb Hervey, Amber Kirschner, Miranda Roy (Amelia HS NHS), Janice Thacker, Ms. VanEman, Ian Wilson (Amelia HS NHS) and Mrs. Wolff We could not have these events without you!

 Holiday Shop

This year’s Holiday Shop was a great success! We hope all the students had a wonderful time shopping for friends and family. AE PTA made $663.73. With these funds, we were able to provide food and gifts for 5 needy AE families during the Holidays! Thanks to our volunteers for helping make the shop run so smoothly: Allison Popp, Amber Kirschner, Amber Stewart, Beth Burcham, Brandy Dodson, Chrissy Bailey, Cindy Lofton, Crystal Adams, Crystal Sammons, Daniela Smith, Donella Watkins, Jemari Roselli, Latrese Thomas, LeAnn Smith, Melissa Speed, Nicole Duncan, Nikki Murdock, Rebecca Shenefelt, Sarah Schmidt, Tricia Louis. Trina Hawthorne and Wanda Kirschner

 MarketDay

Don’t forget to place your MarketDay orders! Amelia Elementary PTA receives 10% of all orders placed each month. January orders are due by January 20th and online orders are due by January 21st. Pick up will be Thursday, January 26th from 7-8p.m. at the Masonic Temple located on Judd Road in Amelia.

 AE Kroger Neighborhood Rewards Program

Don’t forget to use your Kroger gift card each time you do your weekly shopping. Amelia Elementary receives 4% of sales, and it’s only $1!! Gift cards are now accepted at Kroger Fuel Centers as well! If you don’t yet have a reloadable Kroger card, please contact: jami.aepta@gmail.com

 Recycling at AE Benefits 5th Graders

Do you recycle? Bring your paper recyclables to the AE recycling bin located at the rear of the building. The monies eared from our recycling goes toward our 5th grade trip to Camp Kern.

 Box Top 2011 Winners

Thanks to all students for collecting your Box Tops for AE! 2011 popsicle party winners were: September: Mrs. Dunn’s 3rd Grade Class; October: Mrs. Hale’s 2nd Grade Class; November: Mrs. Ary’s 1st Grade Class; December: Mrs. Berchtold’s A Preschool Class. Be sure to clip your Box Tops for a popsicle party in 2012!

 More ways to stay in the loop!

Don’t forget to visit Mrs. Walker’s school blog at: www.westcler/ae/

Also, Amelia Elementary now has a Facebook Page. “Like” Amelia Tigers for news and updates!

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