Back to School Night - 9/1 - 6:30pm
Meet your student's teacher, understand teacher and grade-level expectations and get an update from your PTA!
When: Tuesday, 9/1
As a reminder, Back to School Night is a parents-only event and no childcare is available.
Join the PTA!
A strong PTA is essential to any school, and at AHES, we have been so fortunate to count on parents like you to help our school year be a pleasurable experience for all. Our primary reason for developing membership in the PTA is to build an informed team of individuals to work on behalf of all our children and develop relationships within our community. Your PTA has been focused on preparing an enhanced educational environment for all of our students.
You will be receiving a PTA membership packet this week from your oldest child. Please take the time to review all the important information provided within it and consider joining!
Click here to print your own copy.
Food Allergy Awareness
Your child may have a severe food allergy or you may know someone who does. If you don't, there is a strong chance that your child has a classmate that does.
The use of effective policies on the management of food allergies in schools addressing the three components of: information and awareness, avoidance, and emergency response, is likely to save the lives of children with allergies.
It behooves us as a community to address these components.
Please take the time to review the Parent/Student handbook on birthday celebrations at school as it pertains to food brought in to school.
Visit http://www.foodallergy.org/ and learn some food allergy tips.
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn what the guidelines are for school settings.
Open Chair Positions Available!
AHES PTA is comprised of an Executive Board of 12 members. It is also comprised of 46 chair and co-chair positions who volunteer to keep the activities and programs active within our children's school.
Your children need you, the willing parent, to help keep our functions running! Please consider volunteering! You get to decide how big or small the function is. Some of the functions are handled throughout the school year while others are around planning a single event. A good portion of the rolesdo not require you to be available during school hours. In fact, several of our volunteer parents have full time jobs away from home and perform the functions of their chair positions on their own time and on their terms.
The following positions are available:
Please email me with your inquiries - email@example.com
Did you BooHoo or Yahoo on the first day of school?
Thank you to our wonderful Panther families who came to our 3rd annual BooHoo Yahoo Meet and Greet event! We hope you enjoyed meeting new friends and visiting with old friends too. The PTA looks forward to getting to know your family and hope you are all as excited as we are for the coming school year!
We would also like to thank everyone who brought breakfast goodies and helped volunteer for the event.
Thank you to our event sponsors who made the BooHoo Yahoo event a success: BJ's Restaurant, Boomers, Chick-Fil-A, Darling Nails, El Cholo, Improv, Macaroni Grill, Nothing Bundt Cake, Ralphs, and Santa Ana Zoo.
A special thanks to Jennifer Schuerger for making the adorable tissue holders.
Cheers to an excellent school year!
Brandy Schurter and Raquel Archung
Show Your School Spirit
Got Spirit? Don't miss out! Students are encouraged to display their PANTHER PRIDE by wearing their AHES gear on Fridays. Bling shirts available too!
ONLINE sales ONLY!
Order by 9/18 **This is the only time of spirit wear is available for purchase this school year!*
Click here to order!
Click here to view the flyer that is going home with your students this week!
*Memories for a Lifetime* - YEARBOOKS ON SALE
Online yearbook sales start this Tuesday. Take advantage of the lowest price you'll see all year! Just $20 buys you a standard 68-page soft-cover yearbook...but only until September 18, 2015!
Purchases must be made online with a credit or debit card, and there are no additional fees to use this service. Visitwww.ahespta.org and click the Yearbook Order link to reserve your copy!
Your Child Could be on the Yearbook Cover!
No modeling experience necessary! Just enter our yearbook cover drawing by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your student's name and grade by September 18th, 2015. (Please note "Yearbook Cover Entry" in the subject line). If your student is randomly selected, he or she will represent his or her grade on the yearbook cover! Winners will be notified by email the week of September 28th. (Please do not enter if you have previously been featured on the cover or an inside page.) Good luck!
Direct Donation and your Student
Welcome to your Panther Piggy Bank! This piggy bank represents all of the money our PTA will raise this year for essential items, programs and activities that our school would otherwise not have.
Prop30 and LCFF simply doesn't fund for many of the programs our children enjoy and benefit from at AHES.
Think about it... No selling wrapping paper, No selling magazines!
100% of what you give to our school goes directly to our school! Many employers offer a donation match program, so why not ask?
Your oldest student will be coming home with an envelope addressed to your family. Please return your donation by 9/25.
** Through PayPal you can make a single donation to our piggy bank OR you can make convenient and automatic monthly installment donations so it's easier on your piggy bank!
While a specific amount is recommended for our Direct Donation Drive, our real goal is participation in this fund by 100% of all Panther families-in anydonation amount.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education® is one of the nation's largest school earnings loyalty programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. With over 250 participating products, it's an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need.
AHES earns $0.10 for every qualifying Box Top submitted!
TRACK & COMPARE - See how much your school has earned and compare it to others.
EARN MORE - Earn eBox Tops online and enter for chances to win even more!
SAVE MORE - Save on Box Tops products with new coupons every month.
Earn Money for AHES while you shop!
This year we have partnered with Shoparoo to leverage their hassle-free approach to raising thousands of dollars for AHES.
With the free Shoparoo app, all you have to do to help supplement our fundraising efforts for our school is take pictures of your grocery receipts with your phone! Shoparoo does not require any buying, selling, collecting, delivering, etc... and, it works no matter where you shop or what you buy!
1. Download the free Shoparoo app here or from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Once it's downloaded, select our school as your cause and take pictures of receipts!
3. Invite other parents and members of the community to participate in this simple fundraiser.
If you have any questions or visit www.shoparoo.com. Thank you for your support!
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Click on the image above to get started!