Exley PTA eNews

September 30, 2021

We Need YOUR Help!

We are so excited that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Committee is coming back to Exley on October 29th. Our Exley students are in for a full day of Rodeo learning FUN!


Because the Rodeo committee will be here all day, we need help in making sure they stay well fed and hydrated ;) If you are able to donate any of the items in the sign up link below, please sign up.


Please send gift cards, drinks, and chips into school no later than October 15th.


Please send bakery items into school no later than October 26th.


Thank you!!


Click HERE: https://signup.com/go/AdTgWjH

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It's NOT too late to join in the COLOR FUN! :)

The Exley Color Run is scheduled for Saturday October 2nd (Rain date of Saturday, October 9th)


There are 4 time slots to choose from to run. You may purchase an individual ticket for one person ($15); a family of 4 household ticket ($50); or a toddler ticket for children ages 1-3 only ($5).


Please wear a white shirt/clothes for ultimate color effect! (A white shirt you don't mind color getting on) You may also wish to bring a change of clothes or a towel/trash bag to sit on in your vehicle for the ride home.


Exley PTA will have all white Peace Love Exley tshirts for purchase tomorrow, Friday, October 1st from 8:30 am - 10:00 am in the Exley vestibule (entrance) AND at the Color Run on Saturday, October 2nd! Shirts are $8 each (cash) or $9 each (credit card payment - includes square fees). We have both youth and adult sizes **SEE PHOTO OF THE WHITE SHIRT BELOW!**


Exley PTA will provide bottled water to all runners :)


*A family of 4 household ticket is good for 4 family members living in your household.


**A toddler ticket must only be used for children ages 1-3. If you purchase a toddler ticket, you must also purchase a ticket for a parent to run with the toddler.


***THERE WILL BE NO RESTROOM ACCESS as Exley will be closed.


Scan the QR code below (or click the photo) to purchase your tickets online and review further instructions!


ALL TICKET SALES WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT 6PM

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Exley Party Fund

Thank you to all the Exley Parents who have submitted their party fund envelopes and cash donations.


The money donated for the PTA party fund funds both the fall and spring parties for all Exley students. If you haven't submitted yours, please do so as soon as possible.


We've only received party fund donations from about 200 students (out of ~1000 students at Exley!) Our parties will be less fun if our party fund isn't able to increase. Thank you for your understanding and generosity!

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A Note from Nurse Jackson...

Exley Elementary is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 7 from 8 am to 2 pm. The Donor coach will be in Exley’s staff parking lot. Questions? Contact Nurse Jackson

Click here to give blood and save lives: https://www.commitforlife.org/.../drive_schedule/338543

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Walk to School Day - October 6th

Walk to school on October 6th with thousands of other kids nationwide!


Walkers will receive a prize once they arrive at school!


Questions? Email Amanda at Programs@exleypta.org

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Exley's 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat!

We still need volunteers to make this event happen! Please consider volunteering so we do not have to cancel this amazingly FUN event! :)


Would YOU like to decorate your trunk and distribute candy and nonfood treats to our Exley students? We are looking for volunteers to assist in our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat!


Who? Any Exley parent or staff member

What? Decorate your trunk with any Halloween decorations or theme you want (use what you have at home! You can dress in costume too if you like!)

When? October 22nd @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where? Exley Staff Parking Lot

Why? To have some Halloween FUN!


*All volunteers will need to arrive at 5pm to set up their trunks.

**We ask that all volunteers bring candy for at least 100 kids. Exley PTA will provide nonfood treats.

***There will be NO restroom access as the school will be locked up for the evening.


We will also have a Fan Favorite Trunk Contest in which students and families will vote for their favorite decorated trunk! The winning volunteer will receive a family pack of Exley Vintage Spirit Wear and Gear!!!


Please note, if we do not have enough volunteers sign up, we will have to cancel this event. Please consider helping us make the Trunk or Treat happen! Scan the QR code or click the link to volunteer here: https://forms.gle/nkE4hm765Apcnyhd6

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Staying Healthy with Exley PTA!

Hello! Ms Tisa here, your Exley PTA Healthy Lifestyles Chair, and I have a challenge for YOU! Click the video link below to learn all about this month's HYDRATION challenge! Then click on the button below to print your calendar (paper copies of the calendar came home in your child's Tuesday folder)


How families can participate:

OPTION 1: Work together as a family to log (check mark) each day on your paper calendar when your child drinks their water. (literally a check mark) At the end of the month, send in your calendar to your teacher and they will submit them to PTA.

OPTION 2: You can find the PTA social post (FB & IG & Twitter - @ExleyPTA) and "comment" for participation. Or you can post and tag us (@exleypta) each day!


At the end of the month, I will collect all the calendars that were submitted to teachers and note those who participated on social media. Then I'll enter all those names into a door prize for the PRIZE winner!


Questions? Email me at HealthyLifestyles@exleypta.org

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Library Volunteers Needed!

We still need library volunteers! These are weekly shifts you pick up and when you need a sub we will assist in finding one. Please consider assisting in the library!


I need people for these weekly times specifically:

Wednesdays 8:15-10 am (critical)
Tuesdays 1:30-3
Thursdays 1:30-3

The library is a great place to volunteer! You meet many teachers and staff and students. Duties include checking books in and out, helping students choose books, and re-shelving books. You might be able to choose your child’s library time if it’s available! For more information please contact Jennifer Coleman at Jennifer.daniel2@gmail.com or 832-482-7448

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National PTA Reflections

Whether you dance, write, sing, compose, play an instrument or you’re good behind the lens, show us how YOU are going to make an impact on the world!


Deadline for entries: November 5, 2021


You or your parent MUST be an Exley PTA member BEFORE October 31, 2021


Questions: programs@exleypta.org


Scan the QR code for the Student Program Rules Packet and the Student Entry Form!

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Exley Family Businesses

Exley PTA is looking to compile a list of our school’s family owned businesses in the area! If you own a business in Katy, please click the link below! :)


https://forms.gle/paMjfyKNDTPJyFQd9

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A message from our VP of VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools)

We are already looking for volunteers for several events this year.

Please contact me if you have questions about any of these volunteer events. Thank you again for showing interest in being a volunteer at Exley this year! I can't wait to SEE each of you.

Helena Townsend

Exley PTA VP of Volunteers (VIPS)

vips@exleypta.org



We currently need volunteers for the following events/activities:


Vision & Hearing Screening

Nurse Jackson would love to have two volunteers and one alternate to help get classes and manage kids waiting to be screened for each day of the vision and hearing screenings. Please see the schedule for specific times. Exley Vision & Hearing Screening Volunteer SignUp



Library Volunteers

The library is a great place to volunteer! You meet many teachers and staff and shifts are only 1 hour and 45 minutes. Duties include checking books in and out, helping students choose books, and re-shelving books. You might be able to choose your child’s library time if it’s available! For more information please contact Jennifer Coleman at Jennifer.daniel2@gmail.com OR 832-482-7448



Volunteer opportunities we currently have scheduled for this year are all listed in the link below:

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP for all volunteer opportunities: https://signup.com/go/Cqtdyxc

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News from the Express Book Stop

The Express Book Stop is OPEN Friday, October 1st from 7:35am - 8:00am in Room 704. All new books are only $3.00 each!

*The Express Book Stop is open most Fridays

**Cash and Checks Only.


Questions? Email Mrs Frederick at KristineRFrederick@katyisd.org

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2021 - 2022 Exley Yearbook


DID YOU KNOW???


The 2021 - 2022 Exley Yearbook is for sale! During the fall, the yearbook is the lowest price of the year at $30. Don't forget, you can opt for home delivery for an additional $7 charge, or ship to school where you will pick up from PTA during the summer.


PRICES GO UP ON OCTOBER 15TH SO ORDER TODAY TO LOCK IN THE LOWEST PRICE!!!


Yearbook link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01118900


Questions? Email Nicole at yearbook@exleypta.org

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Join the Exley PTA!

Hello Exley Families! It’s time to start looking towards the 2021-2022 school year! Before we do so, let’s take a look back at the most unconventional year last year…


During the 2020-2021 school year, the PTA sponsored/hosted: Back To School Donuts at Karma Kolache, Dinosaur George Virtual Programs, Trunk or Treat Drive Thru, YUCK Science Virtual Program, Be Internet Awesome Virtual Night, Kevin Kurtz Author Virtual Program, Red Ribbon Week, Yearbook, Kindness Program, Father Daughter Date Night Pick Up, Mother & Son Night Pick Up, Bash the Trash Virtual Program, Virtual International Night, Monthly Staff Hospitality Luncheons, Various Spirit Nights, Selfies with Santa, Winter Wonderland, Teacher Appreciation Week, Matt Wilhelm’s Bike Virtual Program, & End of the Year Spring Parties for both in person and virtual learners.


Wow! How did we accomplish all of this? Exley had a very dedicated PTA board and additional parent volunteers who made it happen!! In addition to our outstanding volunteers, we were able to fund all of these amazing events and programs from our PTA memberships, spirit nights, and fundraising efforts. That’s right, all because of YOU! A portion of your membership dues supports National & Texas PTA and the remainder supports Exley! When we have a strong PTA membership paired with incredible volunteers, the Exley PTA is able to do magnificent things! The Exley PTA does not exist without YOU! Join our PTA TEAM and help us achieve more at Exley!


Please fill out the membership form that was sent home and submit it, along with your membership dues, by October 1st. OR Go to www.joinpta.org and select Katy ISD & Exley Elementary. Enter your information and submit your payment. You will receive a digital membership card when joining online! :)


Thank you for supporting Exley PTA!

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Exciting Opportunity from Adventure Kids Playcare - Katy


Look at what our amazing Gold Sponsor Adventure Kids Playcare-Katy is offering to all Exley PTA members!


“During the month of September all PTA members receive FREE REGISTRATION at Adventure Kids Playcare. Simply bring proof of your PTA membership, including membership card or email receipt to your nearest center and we will waive our annual registration fees ($40 value)!”

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Did you know Exley has an AmazonSmile Account? 😃


You can shop HERE: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-0390171


to set up Exley Elementary PTA as your AmazonSmile charity and shop, as normal, while supporting Exley! There is no cost to you and prices remain the same. ☺️

Amazon has also added Amazon Smile to their app! Please follow the simple directions in the pic below to set it up. ☺️

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Exley PTA has partnered with Kroger!

Exley PTA is now officially part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program! How To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program: Visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger account, click on community rewards. Follow the instructions. You can search for EXLEY ELEMENTARY PTA either by name or YM431 and then click Enroll. *Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to Exley PTA. *If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please visit the customer service desk at any Kroger.


Questions? Email Kristin at fundraising@exleypta.org

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Hello Exley Families!

Don't forget to follow us online for the most up to date information! :)


Click the buttons below to take you to our Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram pages.

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Have questions? Contact the Exley PTA Board. We are here to help! :)

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