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    Next PTA Meeting

    On October 21, at 5:45pm, please join us to discuss important topics related to our wonderful school.

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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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    Holiday, October 13

    Monday, October 13, is a holiday and there will be no school. Teachers will be scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences on this holiday.

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

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Order Your Grocery Gift Cards Right Now!

Buy gift cards from the Pease PTA and use them to shop for groceries, gas, or pharmacy items at any HEB, Central Market, or Randalls. You spend the cards for 100% face value, Pease receives a rebate of 4%. Drop your cash or check payment along with an order form in the lock box located at the south playground entrance any time before the 18th of the month. Or look for our table in the hallway, this month from Tuesday, 9/16 – Thursday 9/18. Cards are delivered on or around the 1st of the following month. For more details see the order form, or contact Stephanie Land at Peasegrocerycards@hotmail.com.

Back to School Night Details

Come hear about the various things your child will be learning about this year! Please meet in the gym at 5:45 pm this Thursday, September 4, for Back to School Night. Pizza will be sold prior to Back to School Night near the North playground (the “big kids playground”) from 5:00-5:30 pm. Please keep in mind that pizza sales will end at 5:30 pm (15 min prior to Mr. Nelson’s presentation) to allow the parents selling to wrap things up and make it to Back to School Night on time.

If your Pease student needs childcare during Back to School Night, please bring them to the South playground for grades K-2 and the North playground for grades 3-6. PEP staff will be looking after the students as they arrive, as well as those normally in PEP at that time. From 6:15-7:15 pm, Pease students will enjoy a performance by Radical Ross from Mad Science in the gym!

If your not-yet-school-age, younger child needs childcare during Back to School Night, please bring them to the music room  on the 2nd floor starting at 5:30 pm.

Childcare is being provided free of charge. Please pick up your children as promptly as possible after Back to School Night ends.