Dear Families,
We are looking forward to sharing our completed building with you all this week. We are packing in a lot of fun this week, and hope you are able to join us
Have a great weekend!
 
UPCOMING DATES
December 12–Holiday Open House grades 5th-8th (details below)
December 13–Holiday Open House grades K-4th (details below)
December 14–7th/8th Grade Choir and Musical Theater Concert 6:30 pm
December 15–5th/6th Grade Choir and Musical Theater Concert 6:30 pm
December 16–Last day of classes before Winter Break
December 17-January 2–Winter Break  NO SCHOOL
January 3–Classes Resume
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
We will be hosting a holiday open house as an opportunity to gather as a community and see our COMPLETED school building.   As parking is a challenge in our new facility, we have planned accordingly and have scheduled the open house as follows:
Monday, December 12 (5th-8th grade families)
4:30-6:00 pm last names A-L
6:30-8:00 pm last names M-Z
Tuesday, December 13 (K-4th grade families)
4:30-6:00 pm last names A-L
6:30-8:00 pm last names M-Z
If you are unable to make your designated time, you are welcome to come at the other time for your grade level.  Please note, teachers will only be available on the date that corresponds to the grade level that they teach.
 
SPRING AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Plans are underway for our big spring auction fundraiser planned for late April.   Our committee is seeking members with skills in marketing, accounting, sponsorships, volunteer coordinating and video production.  If you have these skills and need some volunteer hours, WE NEED YOU!   Consider attending our next meeting Wednesday, December 14 at 8:30 am in the school conference room, OR email Shannon Zielonka shanzielonka@yahoo.com to express interest.
SCHOOL PICTURES
If you have not received an email with proofs of your child’s school picture, please contact the photographer directly:  jenn@jgramlingphotography.com
LOST AND FOUND
Our lost and found has taken on a life of it’s own.   Please have your child check for any missing items before December 16.   We will donate all items that do not have a student’s name on them to charity over the holiday break.
DAD’S CLUB
Attention dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, male role models!  Are you looking to get involved at PPA?  If so, please consider joining our Dad’s Club.   Our first meeting will be January 4 at 6:30 pm Look for more details at our Holiday Open Houses next week, or email ppadadsclub@gmail.com.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Have you been clipping and saving your Box Tops for Education?!  I hope so because we have set a goal to raise $3,000.00 this year for our school!  We are having our 1st collection the week of December 12th – 16th.  PLEASE SEND IN YOUR BOX TOPS IN A ZIPLOC BAG CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE HOMEROOM TEACHER NAME AND GRADE. Please remind your child(ren) to give the ziploc to their homeroom teacher immediately when they arrive to their classroom in the morning.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO COLLECT AND COUNT! This will be an easy way to earn some volunteer hours and have fun with fellow PPA parents!  To sign up:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/8wFqcx
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Remember, the top 3 classrooms will win a dress of choice day!  I know the kids will love the extra dress of choice day, so clip and save!! And remember to turn them in December 12th – 16th! We will announce the winners as soon as we complete the count. The dress of choice day will be held after winter break.  Let’s exceed our $3,000 goal!!

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS–NOVICE and PROFESSIONAL
Attention photographers in the PPA community… we need your help!   With our first year almost half way done, we have started to assemble a yearbook team to capture every moment of our inaugural year.    Please keep all photos you have taken and watch your email for ways to share them with the yearbook staff.  Thanks!
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL
Due to the large number of events happening next week before the holidays, the December Coffee with the Principal has been cancelled. However, please join me in January and every month thereafter on the third Thursday of the month.   Sign up HERE so we know how much coffee we need.