Hello Leopold Families! Your Leopold PFO (Parent Faculty Organization) would like to extend a huge welcome to the 2014-15 school year. We are excited to work with students, staff and families to support our Leopold community.
This weekly email is sent 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 se envía semanalmente en Inglés y será publicada en Inglés y Español en nuestro blog cada semana (http://www.leopoldpfo.org/leopold-pfo-blog).
You can follow Leopold PFO on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LeopoldPFO or by searching LeopoldPFO on Facebook.
We also have an informative website found at www.leopoldpfo.org.
The PFO Board has been hard at work over the summer months to plan some exciting events for the school year.
Get To Know You Nights
After the success of last year's inaugural Get To Know You Nights, the PFO will again be holding a night for each grade to come together to meet new families, and catch up with those you know. For each of these evenings, the PFO provides pizza, veggies and a drink. Families can come for a casual dinner conversation. The only thing we ask is that families fill out the RSVP form to let us know how many from your family are coming so we can be sure to have enough food. Forms were sent home last week, but if you didn't get one or prefer to RSVP by email, please send a note to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the grade and number attending. The dates for each grease are:
September 9 - Kindergarten
September 16 - 1st grade
September 23 - 2nd grade
September 30 - 3rd grade
October 14 - 4th grade
October 21 - 5th grade
We have worked with local restaurants to set up fundraising nights, where Leopold PFO will get a portion of the sales from these nights. Flyers will be sent home with students prior to each event.
Leopold Restaurant Nights for 2014-15:September 17 - Dairy Queen
October 8 - Roman Candle
January 21 - Qdoba
April 22 - Roman Candle*
May 20 - Dairy Queen
Fall Bake Sale
The Leopold PFO Fall Bake Sale will be held on Tuesday, October 7, from 5:30-7:30 am at our all-school Open House. We encourage all families to participate by both bringing and item to donate and purchasing some fun, new treats! We know you can bake because our families have provided amazing treats for our cake walk in past years.
We are looking forward to raising funds for Leopold to continue our support of programs throughout the year. We also need a few volunteers to help staff the bake sale tables during the event. This is our only major fundraiser this fall, so if you’ve volunteered in the past at FunFest or Harvest Fest, this is your opportunity to get involved in our fall event.
A flyers will be coming home soon with a form for baked goods and volunteer opportunities.
Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from our Bake Sale will go to the Ashlee Steele Memorial Fund for the benefit of former Leopold students, Jack and Rachael Steele.
Tito's Readathlon Literacy Event
The PFO will lead an all-school literacy event, encouraging kids to read, write, and much more! The kickoff, or Starting Line event will be held December 2, in the evening and the Finish Line event will be held on January 13, in the evening. Students will get to hear from guest authors and readers, participate in a book swap, and much more. Please watch for more information in the coming weeks.
*We are encouraging families to save any books your children are done with to bring in for the all-school book swap at our Starting Line event.
Please visit our website for a refresher on all the easy ways you can support and earn money for Leopold by doing the things you're already doing such as clipping BoxTops, using your Target RedCard and more! BoxTops contest info coming soon!
Flu Shot Fundraiser
Flu shots are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older be vaccinated annually against influenza.
The Leopold PFO is partnering with the HyVee Pharmacy in Fitchburg to offer flu shots to our community, with $4 from each shot coming back to our PFO. In order for Leopld to receive credit, please take a Flu Shot PFO Fundraiser in with you so Leopold gets credit. The coupons can be found on our blog (http://www.leopoldpfo.org/leopold-pfo-blog) or you can pick one up on the school office.
Shots are covered by most insurances; cash price is $29.99. The fundraiser runs through December 31, 2014.
PFO Family Engagement Meetings
Our PFO family meeting schedule for the 2014-15 school year is posted below. Please join us to learn more about different topics at Leopold.
Nov 11: Karine Sloan, Leopold Principal - introduction and Leopold's School Improvement Plan (SIP)
Dec 9: Family and Community EngagementFeb 10: Leopold's Instructional Resource Teachers (IRTs) - overview and role of classroom support
March 10: Report from Leopold's Representative to the Superintendent's Parent Advisory Committee
April 4: Introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum at Leopold
May 12: Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
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Thank you and have a great week!
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