Friday, September 19, 2014

Fundraising Opt-Out Option

Fundraising is necessary to support the special events hosted by the PTO, such as school-wide assemblies, Fun and Field day, and the buses and T-shirts for the class trips. This year, the PTO would like to offer an Opt-Out option which gives you the choice to not participate in fundraising by making a one-time donation directly to the PTO. After reviewing this year's PTO budget, we expect to spend approximately $140.00 per student in order to provide these services and events for the upcoming year. If you choose the Opt-Out option, you will not receive fundraising information, such as Fall/Spring Sale catalogs and Kidstuff Books, however you will continue to receive information on Family events (Boogie Bash, Breakfast with Santa), pretzel sales, snack grams and holiday sales. The minimum donation to opt-out is $25.00 per family. If your family is interested in the Opt-Out option, or if you do not want to Opt-Out but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please fill out this form and check the applicable box. Otherwise, you do not need to return the form. Checks should be made out to “Lindeneau PTO” and can be returned to school along with the form. Should you have any questions regarding this option, please feel free to contact the PTO. Thank you for your support!

Download / print opt-out form here.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

eScrip No Cost Fundraising

eScrip is an important part of our fundraising program that is no additional cost to you.  Last year Lindeneau earned over $2000 from this program.  Help us exceed that goal this year with just a few minutes of your time and your grocery club card number.

  1. Log onto www.eScrip.com.  Enter Lindeneau School or Group I.D. 6623793
  2. Register your store loyalty cards.  You can also register your debit and credit cards.
  3. Shop at eScrip merchants such as Pathmark and many more.
  4. Use your eScrip registered cards for all your purchases.
  5. A percentage of purchases will be automatically contributed by the merchant.
That’s it!  It’s that easy, your family shops, Lindeneau School earns dollars.

For eScrip program information, merchant lists or to sign up online visit www.escrip.com

Download the flyer to share with friends and family.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back to School Night Video

PTO Meeting

Come join the Lindeneau PTO Thursday, September 18th, for our general PTO meeting.  We will be meeting at 7:00 pm in the multi-purpose room.  We encourage everyone to attend the meeting and learn about what is happening at Lindeneau School.  Here are a few things on the agenda for the meeting:

  • Principal's report
  • 2014-15 Budget
  • Boogie Bash
  • Recess area painting
  • Book Fair
  • Tiger Shop 
  • Pretzel Sale
Hope to see you then.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PTO Membership

The Top Ten Reasons to join and participate in Lindeneau PTO!
  1. It’s a great way to meet other families with children the same age as your own.
  2. You will become a greater part of your children’s early learning experiences!
  3. To help raise money for a great cause - your children’s education!
  4. Get to know the Teacher’s at Lindeneau and to understand their needs and ideas.
  5. It’s one more way to meet and talk with the Principal. Hear the monthly Principal’s update about new and exciting changes happening at Lindeneau.
  6. You can create, plan and execute fun events for the whole family!
  7. It’s an hour or so off each month from your hectic household routine.
  8. Camaraderie, working together with other families helps build a stronger Lindeneau family.
  9. Experience the feeling of self worth through volunteering your time and seeing your efforts pay off in the smile of your children and their friends.
  10. And finally, the number one reason to join us….WE NEED YOU!
Download a membership form here.

You are invited to join the Lindeneau Parent Teacher Organization! Here are some examples of what your PTO accomplished during the last school year:
  • $5,000 grant for the creation of the Tiger’s Den courtyard. 
  • $8,000 for class trip bussing.
  • $2,000 for the Positive Behavior Support In Schools (PBSIS) program.
  • $4,500 for new Scholastic books in the school library.
Our project budget this year is about $50,000, all of which directly benefits the school and the students. That works out to $125 per student.

Your membership helps us meet our goals for this school year. Your PTO also needs your unique talents, whether it’s volunteering a few hours a month or a few hours a year, serving on the board, or attending meetings. Come join us at the next PTO meeting on Thursday, September 18th at 7 pm.

Lindeneau PTO meets monthly from September through June in the multipurpose room. See the calendar in our monthly newsletter or on our website for meeting dates. We hope to see you soon!