Newsletter October 2016



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 The Mt Erie PTA’s Newsletter
By Sarah Harris-Nibarger

President: Tor Fleming
Vice President: Alethea Fleming

Welcome Back!
The 2015/16 year is in full effect

We are so excited for the new school year. Each month we will put out a newsletter with important dates, information, updates on projects and highlights of special students from our school.
First of all, a big thank you to everyone for making Open House a success!

WatchDogs: Thanks to all the Dad’s and Grandpas who brought their children to the Pizza Party! Please don’t forget to email Megan at to sign up for a day to be a WatchDog

The garden is growing beautifully this fall. Fifth-grade students have been especially helpful at clearing beds, spreading compost and planting our cover crops for the winter. With Mr. Donaldson’s assistance, they installed a hoop over one bed for some winter gardening. Fall cleanup continues as they begin their compost education this week with Callie Martin during science.

Raise money for the PTA without even knowing it!!

clothes for a causeClothing Fundraising Drive: Drop off your used textiles and shoes at school until October 9th. We get paid by the pound, and your old stuff gets distributed to shelters, thrift stored, or fiber recycled. Our goal was 500 bags for $2000 and as of Oct 1 we’ve reached that goal! The more we collect, the more we make so keep bringing it in. Join us at Focus Wildlife & Welch Brothers Construction at 8957 Stevenson Road (off WA20) from 9-10am on Oct 10th when we move the bags to the Clothes for the Cause truck and get a fundraising paycheck!

Box topsBox Tops for Education: Clip Box Tops labels from participating products and turn them in at school.  Last year those little labels were worth $900!

gametimeGame Time Fundraisers: Shop a selection of official Seahawks items at regular retail prices, and 40-50% will be donated back.


recycle elec.electronic recyclingCartridges for Kids Ink Cartridge and Electronics Recycling:

We want your old electronics!! We recycle them for money that go directly to the PTA.

Original Works Art: Look for more information in November about ordering gift imprints of your student artist’s work!  These will be perfect holiday presents for the relatives.


Take pictures of your grocery receipts on your smartphone. Download the free app from the Apple or Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’ and then select our school as your chosen cause. Last year we raised $70 with only a handful of parents.  Imagine what we can earn if more parents sign up!

Amazon Associates: Click and shop from the Amazon banners on our website. Last year we raised about $900!

target Target Take Charge of Education:
Register your Red Card and elect Mt. Erie as your school by using the school ID of 105025.

Monthly Kindness Award
Your Name will go here

Starting in November I will be showcasing a student or group of students who go above and beyond by showing random acts of kindness. You can nominate someone or yourself by e-mailing me your story to You will be featured here with your name and photo and on FB and our website with your full story.

 Important dates
Upcoming dates to remember

7th: Walk and ride to school from Storvik park 8:50 a.m.
10th: Clothes for a Cause pick-up (Drop off used clothes and textiles at school until Oct 9)
12th: PTA Board Meeting 6pm Library
13-16th: Early Release and Conferences
23rd: Nominations Due for monthly kindness Award!
29th: Fall Family night and Carnival (ONLY IF WE FIND A VOLUNTEER TO COORDINATE) If you know anyone who would do well in this role please suggest it, they will have lots of help!
30th: No School / Staff Development day

Check the calendar for regular updates.