McKenzie PTA News: The Month to Come!
|Don’t forget to attend this month’s PTA Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 at 9:15 am. The Nominating Committee, which is responsible for recommending PTA members to fill open Executive Board positions for 2014-2015, will be elected at this meeting. Please contact Peggy Brink, McKenzie PTA secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.|
At a Glance: January 2014 McKenzie Happenings
- Variety Show – Rehearsals begin January 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm
- PTA Meeting – January 14, 2014 at 9:15 am
- Open Gym Night – January 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm
- Power Up to Play Event January 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm
- McKenzie Benefit – Purchase Tickets by January 24, 2014
- Open Gym Night – January 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm
- McKenzie Benefit – February 1, 2014
And Don’t Forget:
- Birthday Books
- Grocery Dollars
Weekly Variety Show rehearsals will begin Monday, January 13 from 6:30-9:30 pm. The business team is now selling ad space for the show’s program but only until January 30. Contact John Nash at email@example.com for more information. The Variety Show – a McKenzie tradition!
Open Gym Night
Practice your moves, meet your friends and spend time as a family at this free event in the McKenzie gyms, offered twice in January. An assortment of equipment will be available for a variety of activities. Enter the building through the doors near the cafeteria. Please wear dry shoes. Lockers will not be accessible.
Power Up to Play
The first Nutrition and Exercise Night of the PTA’s newly formed Power Up to Play Committee is right around the corner on January 23 at 6:30 pm. Power Up to Play seeks to offer students and their families a fun and informative evening filled with Yoga and Zumba classes, nutrition information, and healthy snacks and winter activity ideas. Sign up to attend or Sign up to volunteer.
Come exercise with the kids and learn about healthy eating. This is not a drop off event but is a family event. Can’t wait to see you there!
The McKenzie Benefit “Putting on the Ritz” is less than a month away on February 1 at the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette but buy your tickets NOW! Tickets are only available for purchase until January 24. Now is the time to buy!!!
Ticket prices include a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner and an open bar.
This year, we are also asking for Staff Sponsorships. Make a cash donation on the event website so our fabulous McKenzie staff can attend the benefit free of charge.
To purchase tickets or make a donation go to http://www.bidpal.net/benefit. Seating requests can be made in the special requests section of our website.
It’s going to be a Roaring Good Time filled with dinner, dancing and awesome auction items. Some items include Disney World Park Hopper passes, a Michigan City Beachfront Home and a weekend stay at Trump Towers. You can also win a MacBook Pro in our raffle or an iPad mini in our Heads or Tails game!
Don’t forget to order your Birthday Book now – it’s not too late. Your child will get to choose a new book with the help of the librarian during his/her birthday or half-birthday month! Please visit the Birthday Books page: http://mckenziepta.com/birthday-books/. Thank you for supporting the McKenzie Library Media Center! For questions, contact Rebecca Lieber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grocery Dollars are gifts cards that are purchased and used like cash at the grocery store (Jewel/Osco, Treasure Island, and Fresh Market). The Grocery Dollars team purchases these gift cards at a 5% discount and then this discount is passed onto the McKenzie PTA. Monthly subscriptions are available (with home delivery) or you may purchase the Grocery Dollar gift cards at PTA meetings. A fantastic fundraiser!
Questions? Contact the Grocery Dollar team at email@example.com