Join the Excellence!

As if supporting the nation’s largest volunteer advocacy group for children in this country isn’t enough, look at the other cool things that come with your PTA membership:  Is a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge on your destination list this year? If so, show your PTA membership card and receive 10% off the best available rates through December 30, 2014. That’s a minimum of $30 savings. Add an extra level of fun to the GWL and rent a car from Hertz. Show your PTA card and get up to 20% off with Hertz car rental. Use offer code CDP# 1929580. Why not let someone else clean the goldfish out from between the seats!

Need copies for your local Boy or Girl Scout Troop? Staples offers PTA members 25% off copy and print services and 10% off supplies and furniture. Nothing like helping stretch our budgets where you can. Speaking of stretching our budgets...in our fast forward, zoom-zoom lifestyle let Schwan’s Home Service take care of dinner and dessert. Test out your new PTA membership card with $5 of an order of $25 or $10 off an order of $50.

Membership isn’t a fundraiser. PTA membership is about engaging and supporting families. But how wonderful is it to be able to support our children and save money at the same time.

And as if that isn't enough, join by September 30th and be entered into a raffle for a family dinner and movie night out! ($50 Red Robin gift certificate and $50 Regal Cinemas gift certificate.)  Prefer to fill-out paper?  Click HERE to download a membership form.

More PTA discounts coming soon!  Join the Excellence!


NEWS

Shop on Amazon?  Use Amazon Smile and benefit our children!
If you shop at Amazon, please visit smile.amazon.com, or click on the button in the left tool bar.  Make sure you add Apollo Elementary PTA (city listed is Tacoma) as your charity of choice.  Then, 0.5% of every qualifying Amazon purchase will be donated to our PTA, to benefit programs for our children!  Let’s take advantage of this easy way to raise money.
 
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

National PTA names Apollo Elementary a 2014-2016 National PTA School of Excellence!

We are excited to announce that Apollo Elementary has been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, Apollo made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2013-2014 school year. We are one of only three schools in the entire state of Washington to receive this honor.

Apollo Elementary joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

Thanks to the over 230 people who have already joined the PTA for the upcoming school year. Join today! All who join by September 30th will be entered into a drawing for a family dinner and movie night out ($50 gift certificate to Red Robin AND a $50 gift certificate to Regal Cinemas). Go Rockets!

Apollo's PTA Website Wins GOLD!

We are proud to announce that the Apollo PTA was awarded GOLD STATUS in Outstanding Website by the Washington State PTA.  Only two schools in the entire state were given this award with three councils also receiving it.  Thanks to all who contributed content!  Click HERE to see the complete list of recipients.


HAPPENING SOON!

August 27th:  Kindergarten Play Date 10AM-12PM
September 2nd:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Meet-n-greet, and Back-to-school Social 2:15PM-5PM
September 9th:   PTA Board Meeting, 7PM, school library
September 23rd:  PTA General Meeting, 7PM, school library

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Save yourself the hassle of the store and pre-order NEXT years school supplies today!  Simply click here and add the supplies list for the grade your kiddo will be in next school year to your cart.  A paper order form will be sent home Monday, June 2nd for those who prefer to pay by check (please make payable to “Apollo PTA”.  Paper orders are due Monday, June 16th and online orders June 23rd.

All school supply kits will be in your child’s classroom a the Back to School Event on September 2nd.

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2:15p Meet-n-greet and Back to School Social
Meet-n-greet and Back to School Social

Date:
Tuesday, September 2
Time:
2:15p - 5:00p

Welcome Back!!! Apollo went through a lot of changes last year and we are looking forward to enjoying the transformation our building this the school year!

Come join the ribbon cutting at 2:15PM and meet your teacher for the school year (2:30PM to 3:30PM) Then join us on the playground for a PTA sponsored Back to School Ice Cream Social!

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7:00p Open PTA Board Meeting
Open PTA Board Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, September 9
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p
Where:
School Library
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