April PFO Family Meeting
Please join us tomorrow evening, April 14, at 6 pm (note the time change from previous meetings) in the Leopold Library for our April PFO Family Meeting. Dan Beaman, REACH Science teacher, will present the exciting STEM curriculum introduced at Leopold this year, Mrs. Sloan will have a principal update, the PFO will have an update on activities, and families can give input on events and ideas. Light snacks will be served and childcare provided.
Leopold Grounds Cleanup
Our annual spring grounds cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 9am-12pm. This is a chance for families to come together, help cleanup our school grounds, and take pride in our Leopold community. Gwen Schrader is coordinating the cleanup again this year, so be sure to check in with Gwen when you arrive and see what you can do.
Please plan on bringing a rake, gloves and any other equipment that you feel would be helpful. There will be jobs for all ages. There will be bagels available for all who help out.
2015 Timber Wolf Trample
Exciting preparations for the Trample continue! The Trample is an annual event, held at Leopold, and open to all of our students and their siblings. This year's Trample will be held on Saturday, May 9, beginning at 10:30 am. The day will include a group warm up, a performance by the UW marching band, the Trample fun run, and a lunch.
All students are welcome and encouraged to participate. For those students who chose to do so, you may collect funds for your school that will earn you cool prizes and prize drawing tickets for even more cool stuff!
This is Leopold PFO's biggest fundraiser of the year! Annually, we hope to raise around $10,000, which helps us support our teachers, school and students in many ways. We encourage everyone who can to participate in fundraising and volunteering for the event (a sign up will be shared closer to the event). We don't ask kids to sell wrapping paper or food, we don't solicit donations from families, instead we have THIS fun event that focuses on fitness, community and participation. Please join us!
Full details and a registration form can be found on the PFO website. Registration forms will also be sent home (hopefully this week).
Family sponsorships will be available again this year. For a $100 donation to the Trample sponsorship campaign, your family's name can appear on our event t-shirts. Additionally, if you have any ideas for companies to sponsor the Trample, please let us know. Forms and information for sponsorship can be found at the above link. All sponsorship questions and information can be sent to Pam Baumgartner at email@example.com.
The week before Trample (May 4-8) is Spirit Week at Leopold. The Student Council and PFO work together to come up with dress up themes that correspond to a donation item for kids to bring in. Each day, the number of dress-up day participants in each class are counted and the class with he highest percentage wins the trophy for the day! More details to come, but here are the dress up days and donations so you can get thinking about things.
Monday, May 4 - favorite sports team / player; donate soccer gear
Tuesday, May 5 - favorite book character days - donate gently used books
Wednesday, May 6 - crazy hair day - donate hair products
Thursday, May 7 - pajama day - donate blankets, towels and linens
Friday, May 8 - school colors day - donate non-perishable food items
New Soccer Goals
Soccer is one of the most popular sports at Leopold! The PFO wanted to reward our students for their awesome collecting of BoxTops with new playground equipment. This year, we are getting new soccer goals. PFO funds, along with funds donated to Leopold by Tri4Schools, were used to purchase a new set of two soccer goals, more appropriately-sized for elementary students. They should be delivered and set up this month. In addition, we have contacted Regent Soccer Club to get new nets for the existing goals on our playground. We are hopeful that we can get more kids engaged in playing soccer through these additions and upgrades.
REAP Food Group announces the first annual Family Food Fest!
What is Family Food Fest? It is a new event featuring a fun day full of activities for children and families from a diverse cross-section of the community, coming together to celebrate just, healthy, local food and Farm to School. The event will be held at Lincoln Elementary School on Madison's south side on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12-3 p.m. Activities that will be happening at Family Food Fest include:
- Farm to school art projects, games, & musical performances
- Opportunities to meet local farmers with their products
- Student led activities, including cooking demos with local chefs
- Gardening and active living games
- Educational stations
- Food carts & other vendors serving delicious food!
What are the contests? We're looking for student submissions for a video contest and a recipe contest. Students can work together or individually. Submissions for both contests are due by May 1st. Finalists will be invited to share their songs and recipes at the event (and perform if they are interested). Specific contest details attached.
Check out the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/ events/1508276929411335/
Please contact REAP Food Group AmeriCorps Jill Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
This weekly email is prepared in English and will be posted in both English and Spanish on our blog each week (http://www.leopoldpfo.org/ leopold-pfo-blog ).
Este correo electrónico semanal se prepara en Inglés y será publicada en Inglés y Español en nuestro blog cada semana (http://www.leopoldpfo. org/leopold-pfo-blog ).
Have a great week!
Kris Aman, President
Leopold Parent Faculty Organization
Encouraging Kids. Connecting Families. Serving Leopold.