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    PTA Treasurer Needed

    The PTA has a recent opening for the position of Treasurer. Please let us know if you are interested in helping out in this area. Contact PTA President Deirdre Doughty.

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    Parent Survey

    Completing this survey allows Pease PTA to better understand Pease parents' thoughts, concerns, and ideas for improving our wonderful school! Go to survey

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    Hootenanny!

    On October 24, at 5:30pm, celebrate Pease Elementary's 138th Birthday! If you are able, please sign up to volunteer.
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    Kick-off Community Coffee

    Monday, October 27, 7:20 - 8:00 am on the South playground at Pease! It is a purely social gathering, and we invite any teachers or parents who are able to join us for a cup of coffee and some casual conversation!
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PTA News :: October 21, 2014

Please mark your calendars with these upcoming dates:


Tuesday, October 21, 5:45 pm:
General PTA Meeting.

Friday, October 24, 5:30 pm: Hootenanny!

Saturday, October 25, 9 am – 12 pm: South Garden Work Day #2.

Monday, October 27, 7:20 – 8:00 am, Kick-Off Community Coffee at the South Playground.

Tuesday, November 11: Veteran’s Day Holiday. No school!

Hootenanny
Pease Elementary’s 138th birthday and Hootenanny celebration is coming up on Friday, October 24th at 5:30 pm. We have attached a menu with prices and attractions so you can come prepared. All of the proceeds from the food booth and haunted house at Hootenanny will help the 6th grade Pease students have a spooktacular graduation ceremony, party, field trip, and pay for other expenses that come with being a 6th grader. Although we will have UT volunteers helping that night (yay!), we will still need parent help. We still have lots of spots open–please sign up to help at the following link: Volunteer for Hootenanny.

In celebration of Pease’s birthday, we will be spelling out “HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEASE” in cupcakes and we would love lots more cupcakes, too! Halloween themed cupcakes are perfect so please don’t forget to bring them and drop them off at the tables set up in front of the cafeteria the day of Hootenanny. Please sign up if you can bring cupcakes here: Hootenanny Cupcakes. We have also updated the same spreadsheet (the “Items Needed” tab) with other items that we are in need of for the carnival booths, so please sign up to bring something. We need lollipops, balloons, and craft items. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Hoermann at kateribbon@gmail.com Thank you!

PTA Meeting
Please join us for our October PTA meeting this Tuesday, October 21 at 5:45 pm. We hope you’ll come and provide input on ideas for community building and PTA meeting topics for the rest of the year. We’ll also be discussing a budget amendment, the community coffee next week, and upcoming fundraisers. Pizza will be for sale prior to the meeting and childcare will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Community Coffee
An idea that has been brought up with the PTA is to have “Community Coffees” and gatherings around town to promote a sense of community and meet Pease parents in our neighborhoods. Our kick-off Community Coffee will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 from 7:20 – 8:00 am on the South playground at Pease. It is a purely social gathering, and we invite any teachers or parents who are able to join us for a cup of coffee and some casual conversation! Also, please let us know if you would be interested in organizing a Pease community gathering in your neighborhood.

Support Pease when you shop online for Halloween!
Amazon has all the Halloween treats and tricks you need, but don’t forget to start every Amazon shopping trip on the Pease PTA website. Pease gets a percentage of every purchase you make when you click on the Amazon link at Peasepta.org

Treasurer Needed
The PTA has a recent opening for the position of Treasurer. Please let us know if you are interested in helping out in this area. Contact PTA President Deirdre Doughty at peaseptaprez@gmail.com

Have a wonderful week and see you at Hootenanny!

The Pease Elementary PTA

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www.facebook.com/peaseschool

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Questions or suggestions? email peaseptacommunications@gmail.com

PTA News :: October 14, 2014

Our school is busy this last half of October — please look over the upcoming events and jump into all the fun you can take!

Important Reminders

Please mark your calendars with these upcoming dates:

Friday, October 17: Last day to order Grocery Cards for Nov. 1 delivery.

Sunday, October 19, 9 am – 12 pm: South Garden Work Day #1. Please see below for more details.

Tuesday, October 21, 5:45 pm: General PTA Meeting.

Friday, October 24, 5:30 pm: Hootenanny!

Saturday, October 25, 9 am – 12 pm: South Garden Work Day #2. Please see below for more details.

Monday, October 27, 7:20 – 8:00 am, Kick-Off Community Coffee at the South Playground. Please see below for details.

Hootenanny

Pease Elementary’s 138th birthday and Hootenanny celebration is coming up on Friday, October 24th at 5:30 pm. Although we will have UT volunteers helping that night (yay!), we will still need parent help. We still have lots of spots open–please sign up to help at the following link: Volunteer for Hootenanny.

In celebration of Pease’s birthday, we will be spelling out “HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEASE” in cupcakes and we would love lots more cupcakes, too! Halloween themed cupcakes are perfect. Please sign up if you can bring cupcakes here: Hootenanny Cupcakes. We have also updated the same spreadsheet (the “Items Needed” tab) with other items that we are in need of for the carnival booths, so please sign up to bring something. If you would like to donate your creativity by helping create/acquire some decorations or if you have any questions, please contact Kate Hoermann at kateribbon@gmail.com or peasehootenanny@gmail.com . Thank you!

South Garden Redesign Work Days

Get Dirty! We’re moving heaven and earth to complete our South Garden redesign. Keep Austin Beautiful is delivering 32 cubic yards of garden soil, and 16 cubic yards of mulch so we can create our Bobcat Paw keyhole garden beds, butterfly garden, water-conserving swales and berms, and other fabulous features for our children. Thank you Pease parent Monica Lopez Magee for your generous help at KAB with this project!

We have our Quatro Amigos to thank for this redesign – Go Dad Power! Bill Minor, Jarrett Cole, Rob Clayton, and Josh Hager are all working very hard to create a beautiful space for our students in the South Garden. Thank you Dads…

Proud Pease Partners Doubletree Suites and their leader Joe Bolash will be on hand to assist with this project during their annual Week of Service starting October 20. Pease loves you, you wonderful Doubletree Bobcats!

Also assisting is the helpful and knowledgeable Sustainable Food Center (SFC) volunteers on October 19, many of whom attended the raised bed gardening class here at Pease last month. They will return to help finish what they started! Thank you SFC for your service to our school!

Schedule for completion:

Sunday, October 19, 9 am – noon: move heaven and earth to shape the garden

Saturday, October 25, 9 am – noon: finish shaping, plant butterfly garden and possibly fruit trees, make seating

For the October 19 work day, KAB is generously donating all of the tools we will need, and we have plenty of work gloves, drinks, and snacks. Please just bring your work clothes and your blood and sweat. (No tears, please, that will come later.) For the October 25 day, I will request more tools from KAB, or ask for assistance via email.

Thank you to everyone who is contributing to this project – our parents, our teachers, and our community partners. We are very, very grateful for the service you are providing for our children and our school!

For more information: Louisa Brinsmade, 512-350-9501, peasepaws@gmail.com

Community Coffee

An idea that has been brought up with the PTA is to have “Community Coffees” and gatherings around town to promote a sense of community and meet Pease parents in our neighborhoods. Our kick-off Community Coffee will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 from 7:20 – 8:00 am on the South playground at Pease. It is a purely social gathering, and we invite any teachers or parents who are able to join us for a cup of coffee and some casual conversation! Also, please let us know if you would be interested in organizing a future Pease community gathering in your neighborhood.

Thanksgiving food shopping is easy with grocery gift cards!

Use the order form and place your cash or check orders any time in the south entrance lock box, or look for our table from Wednesday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 17. All orders must be received by end of day on Friday, Oct. 17 for delivery Nov. 1.

Have a wonderful week!

The Pease Elementary PTA

www.peasepta.org

www.facebook.com/peaseschool

twitter.com/peasepta

Questions or suggestions? email peaseptacommunications@gmail.com

PTA News :: September 30, 2014

We are truly in the full swing of things this school year, with big events every month! Thank you for being such a committed, involved community of parent, teachers, and staff — you are a big part of what makes this school great!

Important Reminders

Please mark your calendars with these upcoming dates:

Thursday, October 9: Individual Picture Day.

Monday, October 13: Columbus Day Holiday. No School — Teachers will be scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences on this holiday.

Wednesday, October 21, 5:45 pm: General PTA Meeting.

Friday, October 24, 5:30 pm: Hootenanny!

Thank you for a wonderful Hispanic Heritage celebration last week!
Thank you to all of the people who organized and attended Hispanic Heritage Night last Thursday! Yeni Woodall and her team of volunteers did an outstanding job of putting a fun, educational, and delicious evening together for our community — Thank you, Yeni and all of the volunteers!

We had so many local businesses that stepped up to make this event extra special. Please consider patronizing and/or giving a glowing Yelp review to these businesses that generously donated to Hispanic Heritage Night:

Chumikal’s Café (pupusas & curtido)
3223 E 7th St, 78702

DoubleTree Suites (cookies & serving help)
303 W 15th St, 78701

Fiesta Tortillas (chips)
3800 Promontory point Dr, 78744

Mom and Pops All-Natural Frozen Pops
(paletas & agua fresca)
This business is owned and operated by the wonderful Pease Elementary Flores family!

Pablito’s Bakery (enchildada, rice, beans, and quesadillas)
1015 E Braker Ln, 78753

Paco’s Taco
(chips and salsa)
1304 E 51st St, 78723

Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina
(fajitas, tortillas, & sour cream)
5900 W Slaughter Ln, 78749

Sao Paulo’s Brazilian (Moqueca Bahiana, white garlic rice, & pao de queijo)
2809 San Jacinto Blvd, 78705

We also had exciting and beautiful entertainment from:

Capoeira Luanda Austin

http://www.austincapoeira.com/
They mentioned that they are going to start offering children’s classes!

Roy Lozanos’s Ballet Folklorico de Texas
Pease Bobcat Alessandro Lovings (K)
Pease Bobcat Angelica Lovings (6th)
& Quin Heston from Clint Small Middle School

WeViva Zumba

Yolanda Lovaasen
www.WeViva.org

Thanks also to UT and ACC students who came out to share information with us!

Hootenanny

Pease Elementary’s 138th birthday and Hootenanny celebration is coming up on Friday, October 24th at 5:30pm. Although we will have UT volunteers helping that night (yay!), we will still need parent help. We still have some spots open–please sign up to help at the following link: Volunteer for Hootenanny.

In celebration of Pease’s birthday, we will be spelling out “HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEASE” in cupcakes. Please sign up if you can bring a letter’s worth of cupcakes here: Hootenanny Cupcakes. We will update this same spreadsheet with other items that we may need for the carnival booths. If you would like to donate your creativity and make a creepy carnival game or have any questions, please contact Kate Hoermann at kateribbon@gmail.com or peasehootenanny@gmail.com. Thank you!

Get Ready for Halloween!
Whether you’re purchasing costumes, party supplies, or eye of newt, remember to start every Amazon shopping trip on Peasepta.org. What an easy way to make money for your favorite school!

We have our first Box Tops winner!

Congratulations to Ms. Wright’s class for winning our first monthly collection contest with 444 Box Tops! All the classes did extremely well, bringing in a total of 3,900 Box Tops, which means $390 for Pease! We’ll do it again next month, so please keep those Box Tops coming in so we can reach our all-school goal of 15,000 Box Tops.

2013/2014 Yearbooks – Last Call!
If you didn’t order a 2013/14 yearbook, you can still get one! Please contact Katherine Harte at PeaseYearbook@gmail.com if you would like to order. Payment of $20 per yearbook must be received by check before she places this last order tomorrow, October 1.

PTA Membership and Directory
The Pease Online Directory is going to be published THIS week. Please make your last minute changes to your information and to what you want to be published. You should have received a link to review your family’s information. If not, please email peasePTAmembership@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful week!

The Pease Elementary PTA

www.facebook.com/peaseschool

twitter.com/peasepta

Questions or suggestions? email peaseptacommunications@gmail.com