Goodbye September – Hello October


September 28, 2015

** We’re BUSY at Fireside!
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The Mustang Money campaign is continuing strong. So far, we have raised $21,840 towards our $35,000 goal. As a reminder, PTO uses these funds to support a variety of programs including Junior Achievement, Art Masterpiece, and Accelerated Reader, in addition to providing classroom support to all Fireside teachers. For specific information on how the funds are spent, check out our website.

The classroom raising the most money last week was Mrs. Heath-Legg’s kindergarten. Sparky will be in her classroom this week and the class will enjoy an ice cream party on Friday. The fundraising campaign will conclude on October 16th with a party for the class raising the most money and the class at each grade level with the highest level of participation. If you still need to donate, you can donate online. Please indicate your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name on any donation so funds can be allocated correctly.

October is almost here and it is looking like a busy month! We have a great deal on the schedule:

Sugar Rush BINGO is Friday, October 2nd. For the first time, we have divided the night into two games. PreK-1st grade will play a slower paced game from 6-7 PM, while 2nd-6th grades will play from 7:30-8:30 PM. We ask that parents with multiple children choose one time to play. Pizza will not be served this year, but as the Sugar Rush name implies, dessert sure will!
Costco’s Shopping Day is Saturday, October 3rd from 8:00-10:30 AM. Costco is a generous PTO sponsor and the shopping day is no exception. For every $75 we spend on the shopping day, Costco will donate a ream of paper. Please come out, shop and support PTO and Costco.
McTeacher Night is on Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-7:15 PM at the McDonald’s on 4830 E. Bell Road. McTeacher Night is always a super fun event. This year, the Minions will be there the entire evening along with Ronald McDonald, and schedule permitting, a fire truck. And, remember, drive thru sales and gift cards DO count towards our total.
The Fall Book Fair is from Wednesday, October 21st – Thursday, October 29th. This is always a great event for both the kids and the teachers.
Please check out the calendar for all the dates and times of events.

Thank you for your continued support of Fireside and the PTO. We couldn’t do it without you!
-PTO Board

** Sugar Rush Bingo Night
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Enjoy a free family night out and join us for this popular event on Friday, October 2nd! This year, our theme is Sugar Rush. All prizes will be candy with popsicles being served.

Due to Bingo night’s overwhelming popularity and high attendance, this year’s event will be split into two sessions – an earlier session geared toward younger children and a later session for older kids.

PreK-1st grade will play from 6-7 PM
2nd grade-6th grade will play from 7:30-8:30 PM

We ask that families with multiple age children choose one session to attend. Pizza will NOT be sold this year; plan on using BINGO for dessert! Fireside merchandise will be sold. Contact Julie Gramlich or Sue Yu with any questions.

** Volunteer Opportunities
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Thank you to everyone who has volunteered on campus this year. We truly couldn’t do it without you. Visit our Volunteer Sign-Ups to see where you can help out around Fireside!

See our upcoming scheduled events!