For more information and a complete list of prizes, click HERE.
Questions?  Contact Kristi and Amie at entertainmentbooks@apollopta.org.

 

 

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 300 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!


HAPPENING THIS MONTH!

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 15th:  Entertainment Book Sales Begin (will run through Oct. 1st.)
September 23rd:  PTA General Meeting, 7PM, school library
September 25th:  5th Grade Science Camp Parents Meeting, 7PM, Multipurpose Room

COMING IN OCTOBER!

October 1st:  Entertainment Book Sales End
October 7th:  Open PTA Board Meeting, 7PM, school library
October 13th-17th:  Fall Book Fair
October 17th:  Family Dinner & Bingo Night, 6PM-8PM, Multipurpose Room

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR

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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Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
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Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
5:30p Curriculum Night (K-2, Title 1, LRC I & LRC II)
Curriculum Night (K-2, Title 1, LRC I & LRC II)

Date:
Tuesday, September 23
Time:
5:30p - 7:00p

Title 1, LRC I, LRC II Primary, Overload Music/PE (5:30-6:00PM), Grades K-2 (6:00-7:00PM). Don't forget to join the PTA General Meeting immediately following in the school library.

7:00p PTA General Meeting
PTA General Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, September 23
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p
Where:
School Library

Come check it out! Your input and involvement shape how the programs are offered.
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
5:30p Curriculum Night - LRC II Intermediate
Curriculum Night - LRC II Intermediate

Date:
Thursday, September 25
Time:
5:30p - 7:00p

Curriculum Night - LRC II Intermediate, Music/PE (5:30-6:00PM), Grades 3-5 (6:00-7:00PM).

7:00p 5th Grade Camp Information Night
5th Grade Camp Information Night

Date:
Thursday, September 25
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Apollo Multipurpose Room

*Camp Warm Beach Overview
*Camp Packets Handed Out
*Cost Overview
*Fundraising Overview
*Cookie Dough Fundraiser Packets Handed Out
***VERY IMPORTANT THAT ONE PARENT FROM EACH FAMILY ATTEND***
Entertainment Books Fundraiser
Entertainment Books Fundraiser

Date:
Mon 9/15 - Wed 10/1

Entertainment books contain hundreds of coupons for local retailers, such as QFC, Sports Authority, Bartell Drugs, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Student will have the opportunity to sell the Entertainment Books to friends and family for $25 each. 50% of book sales will go directly to the Apollo PTA. Our fundraising goal is to sell $20,000 in books and proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.
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