Monthly Newsletter

Can you believe it’s already almost October? (And that the crisp fall weather is finally arriving?) The first full month of the school year has been a smashing success for the school, staff, students, and the Parent, Teacher, Student Association. Here are some highlights of what the PTSA has accomplished and some requests for your participation.

  • The PTSA was given $900 from the Miner’s Tavern Dine Out proceeds! THANK YOU, Miner’s Tavern – and everyone who came out to eat on Thursday.
  • Please join us for the next Dine Out at Mod Pizza on 11/6 from 4-8 pm. Must mention MEADOWLARK at checkout!!42675045_1641848485938014_2528529598858133504_o
  • Look for Terracycle recycling bins at all three entrances to the school and NEW apple sauce pouch recycling station in the Heart.
  • We are now participating in a Shutterfly storefront and will receive 13% of all orders placed through this link: http://meadowlarkptsa.shutterflystorefront.com/
  • Please use your reloadable King Soopers gift card so Meadowlark can receive 5% back on your purchases!! If you don’t have one and would like one, contact Jessica Diamond at fundraising@mavsptsa.org42683468_1642888862500643_7744250265787695104_n
  • The PTSA presented a $20,000 check to Meadowlark School as a result of last year’s very successful fundraising year. Thank you to all who made that happen!
  • If you haven’t already, please become a PTSA member (and register your Meadowlark students as PTSA members, too!)
  • There are MANY volunteer opportunities at Meadowlark School. You do NOT have to be a PTSA member to volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit the PTSA website’s Volunteering page to learn more. (Hint, hint: Volunteer opportunities are managed through Help at School – sign up for your account today and get volunteering!!)

Please join the PTSA; use our King Soopers cards to earn “free” money for the school; General meeting recap

Hi everyone!

We had our first General Meeting on Thursday, Sept 20th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and we had a good number of attendees (including a handful of well-behaved children – kudos to them for lasting through it!). There will be two more General Meetings this year; we will post them as soon as we have them set.

Here are a few key points we wanted to convey after the meeting:

“Free Money” for the PTSA

There are a number of programs that give our PTSA money if you use them, including the King Soopers reloadable gift cards (we will have them at the Family Academy next week – and any PTSA-supported event, too, if you plan to be at them. Or you can email fundraising@mavsptsa.org to get yours!!). In addition to receiving 5% cash back on purchases made from the King Soopers reloadable gift cards, we also can make some money from:

please check out all the ways you could help earn money for the school without spending any money above what you already are for day-to-day life.

Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, and Students (YES! Students!!) please become members of the Meadowlark PTSA!!

Our PTSA is for EVERYONE and we want YOU! Please join us in supporting Meadowlark by becoming a PTSA member. The process is simple. Fill out a form and pay your dues. We are excited to grow our numbers and increase involvement!! We are excited to support the school and the students in making Meadowlark an AWESOME place to go to school!!!

Want to Volunteer? Use Help at School!

There are many volunteer opportunities available – from classroom help to Curiosity Center help to Family Academies….the list goes on and on! Please register in Help at School and either opt in or not to the Directory (which can be helpful – if you opt in – if you’re trying to communicate with other families in your Learning Community) and view all the fun volunteer opportunities that are out there! Help at School is your one-stop-shop for all things volunteer!

General Meeting recap

Here is the Meadowlark General Meeting #1. Minutes will be posted once approved. Highlight: We have an approved budget and we presented a $20K check to the school!!! Great work last year, everyone!!!

Upcoming Events

Dine Out fundraising events:

  • Miner’s Tavern – 9/25/18 – 1/3 of ALL Sales from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Mod Pizza – 11/6/18 – 20% of sales that mention MEADOWLARK at checkout from 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Chipotle – 1/15/19 – 33% of sales that show flyer (paper or digital) at checkout from 5:00-9:00 pm

School Events (Volunteers needed – use Help at School!!)

  • Family Academy – Student-Led Learning – Sept 27 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Sign up here to attend; go to Help at School if you can volunteer (you can volunteer AND still attend).
  • Walk/Roll to School – October 11 8:10 to 8:40 am – Students are encouraged to ride their bikes and walk to school on Thursday, October 11th. There will be light refreshments, stickers, and a banner to sign.All activities will take place at the front East entrance of the school. We will also be collecting shoes that whole week in partnership with Ecocycle, so if you have any shoes you’re looking to get rid of, send them in with your student that week!

    In addition, we are also looking for a few volunteers to help out with the Walk and Roll to school event. Please contact Shannon Kaple if you are interested in helping! ShannonaKaple@gmail.com

Have a great week, Mavs!

 

Walk and Roll to School October 11th

Students are encouraged to ride bikes and walk to school on Thursday, October 11th. There will be light refreshments, stickers, and a banner to sign.
All activities will take place at the front East entrance of the school. We will also be collecting shoes that whole week in partnership with Ecocycle, so if you have any shoes you’re looking to get rid of, send them in with your student that week!
In addition, we are also looking for a few volunteers to help out with the Walk and Roll to school event. Please contact Shannon Kaple if you are interested in helping! ShannonaKaple@gmail.com

Spirit Wear! Buy yours by this Friday!!

Get your Maverick Spirit Wear here!

The first purchasing window of this year closes September 21st, so if you want to be part of the action this go-round, go to the store, look around, and buy something cool for yourself and your student(s)!! Orders will be available to pick up from the school the week of October 7th.

The store will be open four times per year, with slightly different merchandise each time.

PTSA General Meeting Thursday at 6:30

Come to Meadowlark PTSA’s first General Meeting of the year this Thursday from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Heart and you will be entered in a raffle to win some Mavs Spirit Wear!

At the meeting, we will share the great things we’ve done so far this year; the awesome plan we have for the rest of the year, and how YOU can be a part of it all! Here’s the agenda.

We have some really fun volunteer opportunities that you might be interested in helping out with! We will also have reloadable King Soopers gift cards available for those who are interested in using them to help Meadowlark raise money.

Everyone is welcome – members and non-members – come learn about what we do and who we are and if you’re not a member yet…we’re hoping you’ll become a member at the meeting!