Last Friday's BINGO night was a record setting event. It was the largest BINGO night we have had and we couldn't have done it without Mrs. Mary Jans. It was a bittersweet evening because this is her last year at STS. We can't THANK YOU enough for all you have done for STS, Mrs. Jans! As a result, we are in need of a BINGO Chair for next year. Please email us if you are interested in this position.
The PTO would also like to thank Father Schierer for being our BINGO Caller. We hope he had so much fun that he comes back next year.
The PTO recently purchased new recess equipment for the students. We hope to have it in their hands in the coming week.
The Auction Committee will be meeting this Friday, at 8am, in the aftercare room. If you want to get involved with the planning of the annual auction, please plan to attend. If you can not make the meeting but still want to be involved, please email us.
Original Works Fundraiser
During the week of October 23, your child will be bringing home a packet of information regarding one of Saint Timothy's yearly fundraisers-- Original Works. For those of you not familiar with this program, Original Works allows your child's artwork to be transformed into various items which will be created and provided to you just in time for the Christmas season. Our preschool director Mrs Julie Evans and our art teacher Mrs Jeannette Frey design lesson plans which best allow your child's work to be turned into unique and vibrant products. A small sample of some of the products that you can purchase are: calendars, note cards, magnets, stainless steel travel mugs, ceramic coffee mugs, Christmas ornaments, and even quilting blocks, just to name a few.
These items will be available for purchase through an order form that your child will bring home in late October. Your items will be created, mailed to Saint Tim's, and distributed to you all in time for the holidays. These are gifts that are unique and allow you to display your child's creativity in a fun and functional way-- and best yet, Original Works shares its profits with St. Tim's. You can have gifts for loved ones, St Tim's can earn some money, and your child will be thrilled to see their "masterpiece" on display!
Feel free to check out the Original Works website or contact Mrs. Kristin Lynch with any questions that you may have!
The PTO will be providing a special treat at lunch on Tuesday, October 31st to celebrate Halloween. Students will receive a Jell-O treat cup and their choice of drink - milk, chocolate milk or water. (Oreos will be available for any student who cannot have Jell-O.) Students have the option of purchasing lunch that day or bringing lunch just like a normal day. However, the dessert and drink will be free for all K-8 students and all-day preschool students even if they do not choose to buy lunch that day. If you'd like to help the PTO Hospitality committee make the Jell-O cups on October 30th or help with the luncheon on October 31st, please sign up online at Track It Forward.
Race for Education
We are off to a great start with our Race for Education fundraiser! Over 2500 mailers and 350 emails have been sent out to prospective sponsors. We have just started to receive our first donations, which totaled $15,190 as of October 19th. Please encourage family and friends to help support the Race! Also, save the dates and join us for the Race for Education. Preschool students will have their races on November 1st and 2nd. K-8 will be racing on November 3rd. A special thank you to Mrs. Jackie Alvarez for leading the Race for Education again this year and her many volunteers who helped send out all of the mailers!