Hi everyone! please pardon the email-intrusion — there won’t be too many more of these this year, but I do have a few time-sensitive words that I wanted to share:
1. Art Night!! — http://florispta.org/2017/03/
Pre-registration is necessary (we have to order supplies) AND WE’LL NEED SOME PARENT-VOLUNTEERS! If you’d like to come help out, please let me know. email@example.com
2. Teacher Thank-You Notes: Deadline is 4/1, although really let’s call it 4/3 so we can take advantage of the weekend. Remember, the task is to create thank-you notes on a sheet of paper which is then sent in to room parents or to me (via your classroom teachers). More info can be had here: http://florispta.org/2017/03/
PLEASE NOTE, that this isn’t intended to be a competitive event! Instead I’m aiming for authentic — so if the kids wish to draw something fancy? Great. If they want to write a couple of lines about why their teachers make them smile every day? Fantastic. If they want put stickers on a paper and write their names? Suits me. Whatever works for your family is perfectly acceptable.
3. $$ for specials teachers! — We’re collecting $1 per child for teacher-appreciation-week gifts for specialists at Floris (PE, art, music, guidance, reading, SpEd, reading, etc). You can send in your $1 to your room parent or to me via your classroom teacher. Please consider contributing — I absolutely understand the feeling of “thanks david.. one more thing to remember.. sheesh.” but these gifts go a long way towards making our faculty feel appreciated, which is both important AND benefits us all.
4. An interesting offer… Might your child be interested in individualized art lessons as a private, after-school activity? One of my favorite Floris parents has expressed an interest in offering private art lessons/enrichment on an individual or small-group basis as an after-school and probably summer activity. I’ve heard about some spectacular project ideas for elementary-school children of any grade. If you’re interested in more information, please contact me directly and I’ll do my best to facilitate. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading thus far, and I hope to see you all at Art Night!