Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTSA Chairs Needed for 2017-18

PTSA is in need of volunteers to help co-chair the following programs for next year.  These are all great ways to get involved at Folwell, and take an active role in ensuring that our school is vibrant and thriving.  Everything is more fun with a buddy, so feel free to phone a friend, and lend a hand together! :) 

1. Running Club co-chairs
 - Running Club occurs during the fall and spring. We are seeking 2 volunteers, to help make sure that Running Club continues for next year.  The kids loves this program!  Mrs. Timimi has Running Club organized like a well-oiled machine, and will make sure your hand-off is as seamless as possible!

2. Fundraising Chair/ co-chairs
 - We are seeking 1-2 volunteers, to help oversee and coordinate Folwell School's various fundraising opportunities.  

3. Carnival committee co-chairs
 - We are seeking 2 volunteers, to help coordinate the Folwell Carnival for next year.  The Carnival committee has things super-organized already, so you won't be starting from scratch, unless you want to!

4. Identity Fair co-chairs
 - We are seeking 1-2 volunteers to help coordinate the Folwell Identity fair for next year.  Since this was our first year with Identity Day, this is a great opportunity to shape a new program to inspire and encourage our kids.

5. Young Author Young Artist co-chairs
 - We are seeking 1-2 volunteers to help coordinate and support the Young Author/ Young Artist (YAYA) program for our 3rd-5th graders.  This program is run through the Southeast Service Cooperative, and allows students the opportunity to learn from and work with authors, poets, illustrators, artists, journalists, bookmakers, and others.  The YAYA workshop happens once a year, in the Spring.

5. Volunteers in Education co-chair 
- We are seeking a VIE co-chair, to join PTSA as an upcoming VIE coordinator.  For next year, this would be a relaxed position-  primarily shadowing and "learning the ropes." 

If any of these opportunities sounds exciting for you, and you would like more information, please email folwellvie@gmail.com.  I will connect you with the current program lead. 

Thanks for  considering!

Esther Krych
VIE Coordinator

Carnival Donations Needed!

We need toy donations for the Carnival Raffle Baskets.  Toys should be new, inexpensive and fun!

Some suggestions to get you started:
- Outdoor items
- Craft kits
- Art supplies
- Popular themes (Star wars, Pokemon, Super Heroes, Princess, etc)
- Lego items
- Games
- Trading cards
- Popular Books
- Backpack charms
- Sports theme wear or items 
- Gift cards

The sky is the limit! Be creative and have fun with this opportunity to make someone's day!

Donations are due by the end of school, Friday, April 28.  Please have your child deliver items directly to their classroom.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email: Folwellvie@gmail.com.

Many thanks for your generosity!

Esther Krych
Folwell VIE Coordinator