A special note to all our Apollo Families…

Are you a PTA MEMBER?

The National PTA is currently having a 14 in 14 Membership Challenge. For each 14 new memberships between now and May 31st, we can enter to receive $1000. The Apollo PTA is up for the challenge!

The challenge aside, there are only good reasons to support the Apollo PTA and become a member.

The Apollo Elementary PTA’s mission is to encourage and support a positive school environment with our students, staff, families and community as we strive to be advocates for programs and policies that nurture youth and education.  We do this by sponsoring and funding programs, recruiting and mentoring volunteers, and working in collaboration with the Apollo staff. Some of the events and programs sponsored by the PTA are RAH/MAH, Art Docent, Variety Show, and Science Fair.

Please join us in our efforts to support a positive school environment and fund key programs. You can sign-up and pay online by clicking HERE. Alternatively, you can click HERE to print a membership form and return it to your student’s teacher.

Not sure if you’ve paid for your membership this year? Simply click HERE to check our current Member List.

Sincerely,

Apollo PTA Board


 

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 NEWS

2014-2015 Apollo PTA Board Nominees

The Apollo PTA nominating committee places the following names in nomination for the 2014-2015 Apollo PTA Board:

Co-President:  Marta Mikkelsen
Co-President:  Brandee Shilito
 
Co-Treasurer:  Cathy Campbell
Co-Treasurer:  Deb Bice
 
Secretary:  Nirupama Chandrashekaran
 
Co-VP of Events:  Vera Wong
Co-VP of Events:  Maricel Paulino
 
Co-VP of Programs:  Kimberly Nocco
Co-VP of Programs:  Jodi Ackerman
 
Co-VP of Volunteers:  Amy Krohn
Co-VP of Volunteers:  Natasha Vorley
 
Co-VP of Fundraising:  Katey Curtis
Co-VP of Fundraising:  Amy Hobson
 
VP of Communications:  Jenn Dosenbach

The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a PTA for at least 30 days prior to the election, and meet other requirements as stated in the Washington State PTA Uniform Bylaws.

Respectfully Submitted,

Myrriah Hayden and Kristi Hammond

Mudslide Tragedy

Our heart-felt thoughts and prayers go out to all the families impacted by the mudslide in Oso, Darrington, and Arlington, Washington. Apollo Elementary raised over $2,000 during the holiday coin drive to benefit Northwest Harvest, who, in turn, is sending 11,000 pounds of food and supplies to the impacted area (including fresh produce, snack items that can be eaten on the go and foods that can be eaten with minimal or no cooking). If you would like to find out more and make an additional contribution to support their efforts, please contact www.northwestharvest.org.

Does your company offer a corporate match program for nonprofit organizations?

Matching gifts are typically overlooked.   In 2012, The Chronicle of Philanthropy released a report entitled “How America’s Biggest Companies Give.” Two of the top 5 matching companies are right here in our community: Boeing and Microsoft. In fact, 65% of Microsoft employees request matching company contributions from their employer. Does your company have a matching gift program? If so, now is a great time to submit your Apollo PTA donations for matching.

Did you know that many employers will match your time, too? Apollo PTA has received over $7500 in contributions from our school family documenting and submitting their volunteer hours to their employer for matching this school year alone! What a great way to give back to our school AND have your employer support your child’s school.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yearbooks - More photos needed and how to order

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SUMMIT PHOTOS. Please submit those great shots of our Apollo kids for the yearbook. You can email them to Chimene at Lauts5@comcast.net or put on a CD or thumb drive and place in PTA box. Please submit photos by this Friday, April 4th.

While the lay-out of the yearbook is still in the works, ordering for this wonderful memory book has started today! Click HERE and enter Apollo’s ID Code: 4802014. Envelopes will go home on Monday, April 14th for those who are not able to order online. ALL ORDERS DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH. If you have any questions, please contact Chimene at Lauts5@comcast.net.

Get a Jump on Maywood Spirit Wear for the Fall

Attention 5th grade families:  Want to get a jump on your child's Maywood PTSA logo wear for next year?  Here is a special opportunity to order shirts and sweatshirts with the Maywood Chargers logo.  Additional items will be available during back to school time through the PTSA web site. To order, click HERE.  Order deadline is April 14th and delivery will be later this spring.  For questions, contact Steve Tucker steventucker@comcast.net or Leslie Kahler lesliekahler@comcast.net.

Congratulations - 2014 Golden Acorn Awardees

The Golden Acorn is an award that recognizes outstanding volunteers at Apollo Elementary. Please join us in congratulating the 2014 Golden Acorn award winners: Amy Krohn & Kimberly Nocco.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit nominations. We have so many wonderful volunteers at Apollo it was a difficult decision to choose, but we have 2 incredible winners!

Amy Krohn is in her second year on the PTA Board serving as Co-President. She stepped into the role as Co-President having never served on the board before.  That’s what Amy does; she jumps right in and gets to work. She is an incredible spokesperson for the PTA, and a tireless advocate for all Apollo students. Amy truly takes the time to listen to all different points of view and makes sure that everyone has a voice. As if Amy isn’t busy enough with her presidential duties she is always the first one to answer the call for help, no matter what the job is. Please join us in thanking Amy for all of the incredible work that she does on behalf of all Apollo families.

Kimberly Nocco is new to the PTA Board this year, but not new to lending a helping hand at Apollo. Kimberly is the VP of Programs, a job that she has taken on this year without a Co-VP to help her out, and she has excelled. While juggling programs by herself she still continues to volunteer whenever help is needed. Kimberly has brought many new ideas, including Workroom Volunteers and Make a Point programs.  Both of these programs make it easier for everyone to lend a helping hand no matter how much time they have to give. Her ability to organize and problem solve will benefit Apollo for years to come. She cares deeply about the Apollo community and we are very lucky to have her. When you see her in the workroom please take time to thank her for all that she does.

Congrats to Miss LaFranchi!

Apollo's Miss LaFranchi was named February's Teacher of the Month by Macaroni Kid's magazine.  A well deserved honor for this hard-working 2nd grade teacher.  Miss LaFranchi received some flowers and goodies from Dianna Reul-Shapiro, the publisher for Macaroni Kid.  To read more, please click HERE.  If you'd like to nominate one of our amazing staff members, you can do so by clicking HERE and filling out the simple form.


HAPPENING THIS MONTH

Apr. 1st:   Open PTA Board Meeting, 7PM, school library
Apr. 7th-11th:   Spring Break
Apr. 15th:  Orange Ruler Fun Run Kick-off
Apr. 15th:   PTA General Meeting, 6:30PM, school library
Apr. 18th:  Popcorn Friday, 2nd recess
Apr. 25th:  Yearbook Orders DUE!
May 1st:  Orange Ruler Donations DUE!

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Yearbooks – More photos needed and how to order

 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SUMMIT PHOTOS. Please submit those great shots of our Apollo kids for the yearbook. You can email them to Chimene at Lauts5@comcast.net or put on a CD or thumb drive and place in PTA box. Please submit photos by this Friday, April 4th.

 

While the lay-out of the yearbook is still in the works, ordering for this wonderful memory book has started today!  Click HERE and enter Apollo’s ID Code:  4802014.  Envelopes will go home on Monday, April 14th for those who are not able to order online.  ALL ORDERS DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH.  If you have any questions, please contact Chimene at Lauts5@comcast.net.
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Yearbook Orders DUE
Yearbook Orders DUE

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Orange Ruler Fun Run (Rocket-Thon) Donations DUE
Orange Ruler Fun Run (Rocket-Thon) Donations DUE

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Thursday, May 1
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