Route 40

Elementary School

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Weekly Newsletter

Candy Maust, Principal
September 27, 2019
PTO MEMBERSHIP: PTO is currently accepting dues for membership $3.00 per person or $5.00 per family. Membership gives you a voice in the decision making process. Please consider joining us in supporting our school and making this a great place for kids. The next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 9th.
PTO: PTO is selling Route 40 paw print magnets for $5.00 per magnet. If interested please stop in the office.
HARVEST BASKET TICKETS: We have started Harvest basket ticket sales. Students who sell 25 or more tickets get a cinch sack with the Route 40 logo. Families with 2 or more students need to sell 20 tickets per child to receive a cinch sack. If you sell 50 tickets, your child will receive an admissions wristband for the night of the Halloween Social. The wristband is a $10 value that includes all games, except for the cake walk, which is $1. Otherwise, it is $10 at the door. Families of 2 or more students need to sell 40 tickets per child to receive the admissions wristband. Children 3 and under are free. The top three sellers win Walmart gift card. Tickets are $1 each. If you would like to have tickets to sell, please send in a note or call Ms. Spataro. All tickets and money are due October 21, 2019. Please try to sell these tickets. This event is the one that supports the PTO programs for the year. Unsold tickets need returned. You are responsible for purchasing any lost tickets.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS: Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm is our parent volunteer day. If you can come to the school and help out that would be great. You would assist us in the preparation and making of classroom materials. If you want to volunteer on other days, please call the office.
BOX TOPS: The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now.
Folk Festival Reminders: Rt. 40 School will be traveling to the Folk Festival on Friday, October 4, 2019, in Springs, PA. We have had some changes in field trip policies and we will need your help to make this trip a success. Please read very carefully – we look forward to a wonderful day!
1.The cost per student will be $5.00, which includes the bus and entrance cost. Your child will have to either pack, (in a brown paper bag) or have money to buy lunch.
2. Parents are invited to meet us at the festival, by 9:30 am, pay at the tour gate, (mention that they are with the Rt. 40 group), and wait inside those gates until we arrive. Please be prompt and waiting for us on the inside of the gate. The cost per parent is $5.00 as long as you mention you are with Rt. 40 School. Students can leave the group with their parent only; other students, without parents, must stay with the classroom teacher.
Each classroom teacher will have a scavenger hunt type assignment for each to child/parent to complete for the day. This assignment must be turned into the classroom teacher at 2:00 pm when we meet back at the tour gate to return to school.
4. At 2:00 pm we will meet back at the tour gate and you will have the choice to either sign your child out or have him/her ride back to school with the group.
5. There are many delicious foods and beautiful crafts to buy at the festival. If you are not accompanying your child, please send in money to purchase food or small gift items.