McKenzie PTA News: The Month to Come!
|Don’t miss this month’s PTA Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 20 at 9:15 AM.|
At a Glance: March 2014 McKenzie Happenings
- PTA Executive Board Meeting – Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:15 am
- Uniform Drive for Carman Buckner Students extended to March 7
- Variety Show Performances – Tuesday, March 11 – Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
- Pot O’ Gold Staff Appreciation Rafﬂe – March 17-21, 2014
- PTA General Meeting – Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:15 am
- Spring Break – Week of March 31 – April 4, 2014
- Outdoor Ed Parent Orientation (Parents only) – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm
And Don’t Forget:
- Birthday Books
- Grocery Dollars
McKenzie’s Variety Show 2014 – It’s About Time!
The show is next week! Tuesday, March 11th – Friday, March 14th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 15th at 3 pm & 6 pm
General Ticket Sales will continue until shows sell out. Buy tickets by Midnight Friday, March 7th to be entered into the Back Stage Pass Rafﬂe. One winner per show gets the chance to tour backstage prior to the show!
All tickets, tee shirts and DVDs are purchased online! Shortly after purchase, ticket buyers will receive a follow-up email containing the tickets. Print tickets off at home! All tickets will be checked in at the door. No duplications or copies allowed!
Tickets are $7 each and Tee Shirts & DVDs are $15 each. Ticket, Tee Shirt & DVD sales can be bought online at the same time! Tee Shirts will be delivered via Back Pack Express starting the week of Feb. 24th and DVD delivery will be in May.
New this year!!! No Concessions! No entry until 6:30 pm weeknights, 2 pm Saturday matinee & 5 pm Saturday night. When ticket holders enter they will be shown to the end of the line by our parent volunteer ushers.
Sensory-Friendly Performance! This year we are offering a sensory-friendly experience to the special needs members of our McKenzie community. We invite them to join us at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 8th in the school auditorium. Come and go as you need to and have the freedom to move about throughout the ﬁnal run through of this rehearsal. We encourage you to sit in the back or bring headphones to mitigate sound and music. Spotlights will be used throughout the performance.
Interested in ushering? Contact Deanna Goldman at email@example.com.
Uniform Drive for Carman Buckner Students Extended to March 7
Now through Friday, March 7, please donate clean white tops (polo, button- down, or nice t-shirts) and navy pants to the collection bin in the lobby. Girls’ uniforms (sizes 6-16) are needed most at this time, but boys’ uniforms are also being accepted. Please only donate new or gently-used shirts and pants. Thank you! The Sharing Committee
Pot O’ Gold Staff Appreciation Rafﬂe: March 17-21.
Our children have “lucked out” with their wonderful McKenzie teachers; now let’s show the staff a wee bit of luck of their own! Rafﬂe prize donations accepted now through Wednesday, March 12th by the Staff Appreciation Committee. Please see the PTA website for more information–and thank you for sharing the Luck of the Irish with the McKenzie staff!
Indoor Recess Monitors / Volunteers Needed
Help break the monotony of this long brutal winter! Volunteer to become an indoor recess monitor. The school has approved the idea of a parent volunteer led indoor recess option. A few tables and chairs can be set up in the lobby area. Kids who do not want to be in the auditorium can sit and read, quietly chat with one another, play games or draw. This option will only be made available to the kids if the area is staffed with a parent volunteer. For more info, and to volunteer to work a shift please click the link to the Sign Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AAEA62A1-indoor
Student Council March Collection
“One Can Count” collection for March. Student Council will be collecting gently used books for its March collection. The books will be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank which takes books to under- served schools in the Chicagoland area.
Volunteer Safety Monitors
Please help us ensure the safe arrival and departure of McKenzie students by volunteering to help drivers properly navigate through the pickup and drop off zones. Volunteers will be informed of all traffic guidelines, and will help drivers who have questions, or inform drivers of the school guidelines and Illinois law. We will continue to get assistance from the Wilmette Police, but would appreciate a few more hands. Sign up to volunteer here.
PTA Garden Chair Needed for 2014-2015
Share your knowledge of plants, crafting and by teaching in the McKenzie gardens. The garden is a popular recess alternative as well as a teaching space for our teachers and students. If you love the gardens, but your skill set is more administrative, two individuals can serve as co-chairs. Contact Michelle Irvin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org