August Meeting

On the 12th, we had our first meeting of the 2019 school year.  Here are the highlights:

Open House will be on the 28th, be watching your mail boxes for the letter from the school explaining the new format.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on the new playground at 4pm to kick things off and as always we will be providing a bounce house and dinner.  Our wonderful BHS Cheerleaders will be coming down to help us serve everyone, so a big shout out to them for helping!  

We will be gathering volunteers to greet students on the first day of school.  This would be a great way to meet other parents and see the kids in all their first day finery!  We will be at the front doors and in the bus ally, with a smile and words of encouragement to start the school year!  

We are also looking for someone who can do some chalk drawings and quotes on the sidewalk for us!  Please message us here or on Facebook if you are interested in helping!

Homecoming is early this year, the 20th of September so we will need to start getting approval for the car smash up at the high school.  If we get the ok we will be in need of one person to help with tickets during the school day that day and a few people to help run it the night of!  This was a huge hit last year and we are excited and hopeful that we can do it again this year. Stick around for more updates!

If you want to see the full minutes they will be in the minutes folder as soon as they are available.

Box Tops

As some of you may have heard Box Tops has changed its format and is going completely digital.  What this means for us is that instead of clipping box tops you will be scanning your receipts with your smart phones or devices using the Box Top App.  As Box Tops makes the switch you will still find products with box tops on those, please still clip them!! They will continue accepting clipped box tops until they expire.

We understand this may be difficult for some of you so we will be having a table set up at Open House on the 28th to assist those of you that need it with the app.

We also acknowledge that some of you will not be happy with the switch, while this is out of our control we are working on ways to work with those of you who are unable to scan your receipts.  Please let us know your suggestions on the best way to work this!

In the meantime, we have included instructions on how to instal the App and find our school.  If you have any issues please let us know on here, on Facebook or at Open House.

Download the Box Tops for Education App in your play store.

Once you open the app you will need to create a new account (unless you already have one, then simply sign in)

After accepting their terms, you will be prompted to find your school.  Simply type in our zip code (55707) and select Barnum Elementary.

You will need to finish filling out your information and your all ready to scan!  Its super simple.

Tips:

When you are scanning you will need to scan the whole receipt, you are able to scan additional sections if you need. 

Having the purchase date visible is the first key.

Remember November Meeting

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Just a reminder the monthly PTO  meeting is tonight at 6pm in the cafeteria.  We will be re-capping our fall fundraiser and taking volunteers for a bunch of new committees, drawing for the raffle winner,  and more.  Can’t make it?  That’s OK, we will have a table set up in the book fair during conferences.  Come by and see us and sign up then.

 

 

October Meeting

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Once again thank you to all who came out, our October meeting was a great success.  Below are the minutes but I wanted to highlight a few things.  First is Homecoming week is next week and we are so excited to announce our Car Smash fundraiser at the high school.  All day Friday we will have a car out in the parking lot and will be selling tickets to smash the car.  One swing for $2 or 3 for $5.  We will also have the car at the football game so feel free to stop over and see us and support the PTO!

Friday the 12th is also Grandparents day at the Elementary school.  We are looking for one or two people to help us by manning the PTO table in the entry way.  It would be from 11 until about 1.  If your interested you can message us on FB or use the contact form on here or even text one of the officers!

Don’t forget our Fall Fundraiser and Box Top Challenge kicks off on October 8th!  Watch for more information.

Last but not least the PTO is looking to collect flat rocks for a rock painting craft we will be doing at Winter Fest.  If you can collect them between now and when the snow flies we would love it!  The should be smooth stones anywhere from 1-3 inches.  Please wash as much of the dirt off as you can and you can leave them in the box in the office.

And don’t forget we will be drawing for the raffle next month.

Thanks and Go Bombers!

October Minutes

Upcoming PTO Meeting

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Barnum PTO October Meeting

The Barnum PTO invites you to attend our October meeting. Come join us! It’s a great opportunity to learn more about upcoming events, meet other Barnum parents, and become part of a community working to enrich your child’s learning experience. Don’t forget you get entered into our raffle!

When: Monday, October 1st from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Elementary Media Center
*Childcare is provided in Room 201.

Upcoming Events: PTO Fundraiser, Conferences, Book Fair, Grandparent’s Day & Voting On the Bylaws

Minutes From Our September Meeting and Ways to Get Involved

On September 10th we had our first official meeting of the school year!  Thanks to everyone who came out, it was a great turn out.  Everyone got a chance to enter into the raffle.  Didn’t come?  No biggie, there are still two more meetings to have a chance!  October 1st and November 12th.

Below is a copy of our minutes, but if your just looking for ways to be involved here they are!

Barnum PTO Meeting Minutes – September 2018

We will need people to help with the fall pledge drive.  This could be anything from handing out prizes during the final assembly to helping with the school wide incentives.  This year we are going to try something new where for every predetermined amount of money raised we have a school wide intensive.  Things like PJ day or movie day or an extra recess.  Having parent volunteers around will help take the extra burden off the teachers to provide these fun things.

We are always looking for new ideas for both the elementary and high school so please send those in! Don’t forget to save your box tops!  The next collection challenge will be in October, but you can send them in all year.  We also will have collection areas around the community, at the post office and bank so you can drop them off there as well.  If you know of another location please let us know, every top helps.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the next meeting,

Go Bombers!