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    May Fete Success!

    Our 108th May Fete was a great success! Thanks to your donations, volunteer time, and participation we raised close to $6,000!

PTA News :: June 2, 2015

May Fete – Pease families–Our 108th May Fete was a great success! Thanks to your donations, volunteer time, and participation we raised close to $6,000! Thank you, thank you! And special thanks to the May Fete committee, Kate Hoermann (Chair), Amy Chichester, Kristine Garana, Kerry Thompson, Ellen Anspon, Wendy Richardson and Renée Woodward for all of their time and hard work. Big thanks, also, to DoubleTree, the Travis C. Sheriff’s Department, the AHS football team and other AHS students for their help.

2015-2016 PTA Executive Board – We’d like to announce our new 2015-2016 PTA Executive Board:
President – Jennifer Peters
First VP (Community Affairs) – Kate Hoermann
Second VP (Communications) – Annie Nguyen
Third VP (Membership) – Diane Zander Mason
Fourth VP (Fundraising) – Kristine Garana
Treasurer – Judy Townsend
Secretary – Lexi Martin
Parliamentarian—to be appointed
Historian – Anya Wiley

Huge thanks to outgoing members Shelley Emerson, whose hours of hard work resulted in our new online directory, and Stephanie Land, who brought in thousands of dollars by revamping Box Tops and starting the grocery card program. We so appreciate you both!

A huge THANK YOU to all who have participated in our year-long fundraising programs
Pease families raised $1,664.00 for the PTA through the Box Tops program this year. Thank you all for pitching in and proving that just a little bit of effort here and there can make a great big difference. Keep collecting Box Tops all summer long and help your child’s homeroom be the first Box Tops winners of the new school year.

Families that purchased grocery gift cards from the PTA earned $1,992.00 for Pease all while doing their monthly grocery shopping. We’ll start selling cards again once school is back in session.

We raised over $1,600.00 by starting every Amazon shopping trip with the Amazon Associates link found on the Pease PTA website. You can support Pease all through the summer this way!

Pease Family Fun for the Summer – Looking for an easy way to meet up with school friends over the summer? Join us on Pease Family Fun for some Pease Summer Fun! You can share ideas for fun summer events, join your child’s classmates for swimming and other activities, plan a play date, or just keep in touch with your community. You can search for Pease Family Fun on Facebook, or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeaseFamilyFun to join.

The Pease Family Fun facebook group was created to provide an online space to facilitate planned events for community building and/or fundraising AND to provide a place for discussions, spontaneous meetups and online community building. This is a closed Facebook group for Pease Elementary families and faculty and membership is subject to approval. If you’d like to host an event, let us know and we can help.

Feel free to contact me at lisa_appleby@yahoo.com with any questions, comments or feedback.

Thank you!
Lisa Appleby Fredine
Renee Woodward Sollock
Pease Family Fun Coordinators

PTA News :: May 12, 2015

May Fete Raffle Baskets – We’re gearing up for May Fete (May 29 this year) and it’s time to start working on putting together some fabulous raffle baskets! Please see the attached list or check with your child’s home room parents to see what your classroom theme is and start bringing in items.

For those of you new to Pease, this is how the basket raffle works: Each classroom is responsible for donating items to fill their basket (but feel free to help fill other baskets, too). Items for “Caffeinate Yourself” for example, might include various types of coffee, candied coffee beans, chocolate, a coffee press, mugs, stir sticks, caffeinated sodas, and other caffeinated items and paraphernalia. Be creative! And see if you can get area businesses to donate items for free. (Please note that, per the Texas Comptroller, this year we will not be able to include gift cards or gift certificates in the raffle baskets. If we receive gift cards and/or gift certificates will include them in our silent auction. Also, per AISD regulations we can not have alcohol on campus, so if you want to donate wine, etc. please include a photo for the basket and the PTA can arrange pick-up of the item. Finally, note that when we assemble the baskets it may be necessary to place items in a classroom basket other than the one you intially chose.)

In the days leading up to May Fete we will sell raffle tickets and on the night of May Fete, after people have put their ticket(s) in a jar in front of whatever basket(s) they hope to win, we will hold a drawing for each basket.

Please let Deirdre Doughty (peaseptaPrez@gmail.com) or Allison Drish (allison.drish@gmail.com) know if you have questions. As always, thank you for your help!

Pease Beautification Day – Save the date – Saturday May 23th, 2015 (Memorial Day weekend)

Please join us from 9am to 2-ish to spruce up our schoolyard & gardens. We will provide tools, cool refreshments & light snacks.

Here are a few areas that are on our to-do list:
– Weed front beds (Rio Grande entrance)
– Dig up and relocate plants beneath Ms. Miller’s Kindergarten classroom windows
– Spruce up East, North & South entrances (fresh flowers, mulch, etc)
– Weeding, planting & tidying PAWS veggie garden (lower grades playground)

Ways you can support us:
– Come roll up your sleeves with us! Stay as long or as little as you are able. We know our families lead busy lives, but even a little time adds up to a lot.
– Donate plants: Texas natives are preferred, as are plants in our school colors (purple & yellow) but we welcome all donations equally. If you wish to donate in advance of the work day, please leave your items discretely to the side of the south entrance & they will be collected & stored safely
– Donate mulch or other items you think would improve our school yard (Bench? Garden ornaments?)

Further questions? Please contact Rob & Stephanie Clayton (1st Grade parents), who will be the leads for the work day. Call or text Rob at 512.547.0718 or Stephanie at 512.547.0719

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon: May 22 – Our teachers and staff have LOVED the monthly luncheons that you all have helped to put together. (Thank you!) We also show our appreciation each year by providing a PTA-sponsored catered lunch in the library and giving teachers and staff a longer lunch period during Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, because of multiple field-trip conflicts, we will be having the PTA luncheon on May 22 (note date change) and have therefore decided to designate May 18-22 as Pease Teacher Appreciation Week. (We will show our teacher appreciation that week.)

Help give our wonderful teachers and staff a much deserved break and volunteer to watch the students on the playground while teachers and staff have their extended lunch. Younger siblings are welcome to come with you. Please sign-up for one or both of the following shifts (11:10-12:15 and 12:15-1:10) at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/Teacher-StaffLunchVol (Select “PTA-May 22, 2015” tab) Both shifts need to check-in at the office for instructions. We need 8 volunteers per shift.

You may also want to consider sending personal gifts that week such as hand-drawn cards from the students, homemade cookies, flower(s), artwork, etc. The front office has lists of what each teacher likes/dislikes. Or you may want to do a class-wide gift. And don’t forget the Specials teachers!

Hispanic Heritage Night – On another note, Yeni Woodall, Chair of Hispanic Heritage Night, is looking to recruit early for volunteers to help with planning that event. Please contact her at yew84@yahoo.com if you can help solicit food donations over the summer, arrange performances or help in any other way with Hispanic Heritage Night. This event takes place in September.

Fine Arts Night “Thank Yous!” – Our amazing festival planner, volunteer organizer, and all around wonderful Pease Community member, Kate Hoermann, wanted to sent out a special thank you to so many Fine Arts Night parents and volunteers.

PTA News :: April 7, 2015

Community Coffee Next Week – Please join us Wednesday, April 15, 7:15 to 8:00 for our next community coffee! Free breakfast goodies and coffee from Texas Coffee Trader provided. Everyone–teachers, families and staff–welcome!

PTA Executive Board Nominations
– The Pease PTA is currently seeking nominations for the 2015-2016 PTA Executive Board. What does the PTA Executive Board do? And why might you want to get involved? Check out this PTA_Board to find out!

Nominations will be announced in April and elections will be held in May. All PTA positions and duties are listed here. If Executive Board level involvement seems like too big of a commitment, there are many committee member and volunteer level positions that we leave empty every year and would love to be able to fill. Take a look and see if anything looks interesting to you. At the board level, we have openings for the following positions:

VP of Fundraising
VP of Membership

Contact Shelley Emerson at PeasePTAMembership@gmail.com if you’d like to nominate yourself or someone else.

PTA Spring Garage – Our spring school-wide garage sale is Saturday, May 2 from 9 am – 1:00 pm! We need your DONATIONS—lots of them!–so, as you do your spring cleaning, keep the garage sale in mind. We’ll take donations beginning May 1 at 2:00 pm. Volunteers at the front pick-up area at Pease can take your items or you may bring them to the gym. (Please no TVs, cribs, stained or torn clothing, or broken items.)

Also, we’ll need volunteers to help set-up, sell, and clean-up. A sign-up link is coming soon.

Contact: Kristine at kriseaca@gmail.com or 512-771-2852.