Pope PTO Post

September 2016

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Pope Pledge Drive

Congratulations to all of our week one prize winners!! We've already given out a YETI!! Way to go Pope Panthers!!

Make sure you reach out to family and friends this weekend. Get those pledges in!!!!

Both parents and family members can enter pledges at www.popeptopledgedrive.org- remember Pope keeps 100% of our profits!

Our next count will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 pm. The next round of prizes will be delivered Friday, September 23.

*Please keep in mind, prizes are awarded based only on those pledges that have been paid.

Classes in the lead with most dollars collected so far are:

  • Kinder - Mrs. Finken
  • 1st - Mrs. Pickett
  • 2nd - Mrs. Knisley
  • 3rd - Mr. Motejzik
  • 4th - Mrs. Good
  • 5th - Mr. Boyer

Classes with highest percentage of children participating are:

  • KInder - Mrs Finken and Mrs. Sharar
  • 1st - Mrs. Pickett
  • 2nd - Mrs. PIer
  • 3rd - Mr. Motejzik
  • 4th- Mrs. Good
  • 5th - Mr. Boyer

Thanks again for your support of Mission Possible. Remember, this is our ONLY fundraiser of the year, let's make it count!!

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PTO General Meeting

Monday, Sep. 19th, 9-10am

Pope Cafeteria

Join us for the first General PTO Meeting of the year. We will be discussing this year's events and fundraisers, communication avenues, policies and procedures, committee openings, voting on bylaws and more!
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Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Nights Winners

Thank you parents and Spring Creek Barbeque for a successful spirit night!

Congrats to these 3 classes for most students in attendance!

  • Ms. Cantu
  • Ms. Johnson

  • Ms. Austin

These students will receive a pen, a cup, $10 Spring Creek gift card and a t-shirt (free ice cream when worn while dining at Spring Creek BBQ)

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PTO Membership Drive

The Pope PTO membership drive kicks of f Monday, September 19 and runs through Friday, September 30.

A $100 Scholastic Books participation award will be given to every teacher whose class reaches 100% participation by this deadline. All of our teachers really appreciate this extra money to help build and maintain their classroom library.

Thank you to those families who have already completed your membership renewal. For those who have not yet renewed or joined, please go to www.schooldirectoryupate.com.

From this website, you can input or verify your household data as well as purchase your PTO membership and a “shout out” to your child(ren) to be printed in the directory.

Please note, the deadline to join, review, and confirm your household information for our school directory is Friday, September 30.

If you have not joined PTO or have not confirmed your household information by this date, your family info will not be included in the directory. And remember – each household that joins PTO will receive a printed directory that will be sent home later next month. All of these items can be taken care of at one time at www.schooldirectoryupdate.com.

Thank you for your continued and generous support of Pope Elementary! For all questions, please contact Felicia Choi at popeptomembership@gmail.com

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Science Resource Center (SRC)

Are you interested in helping with your child's class 2-3 times a year? Do you love animals? Science? If so, then the Science Resource Center (SRC) is the place for you. Each grade level at Pope has 2-3 presentations at the school, and we could use your help for just an hour or the whole day. Some demos, like arthropods, hedgehogs, and reptiles involve live animals. Others, like mammal skulls and eggs & nests, do not.

We are looking for volunteers to hold animals, speak in front of kids, and to run the slide shows. You don't do it all - just pick what you like. Any class, any grade, and any level of involvement would be a huge help to us and the kids.

Email popeptosrc@gmail.com for more information on how to get involved.

Below are the training classes held in September:

Sept 21 - 5th grade bird study skins

Sept 27 - Kindergarten guinea pigs

Sept 29 - 2nd grade insects

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Join the Yearbook Committee

Interested in being a part of this year's 2016-2017 Yearbook Committee? There are different ways to help be a part of this year's yearbook team.

Please join us for a meeting on Monday, September 19th at 10:00am in the front office meeting room. (directly after the General PTO meeting)

If you can not attend the meeting but are interested in being a part of the committee, please email us at popeptoyearbook@gmail.com

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Order Your Yearbook

You can order your 2016-2017 Pope yearbook by visiting http://www.popepto.org/p/yearbook.html and downloading the order form.

The cost is $40 per book, please return your completed order form and payment (cash or check made out to Pope PTO) to your student's teacher before Monday, October 31.
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Update Your Pope Panther Gear

Come support our school by shopping at our 1st Pride Store of the year on September 30th, open during all lunches. We accept cash, credit cards and checks made out to Pope PTO.

This year we have brand new spirit shirts for both male and female-adult and youth sizes. Please be on the lookout for the Pride Store Flyer and Order Forms coming home with your child the week of the 26th.

We will be taking orders for Pope hats and all adult size t-shirts by order form only.

Additional new Items for our first store include Pope umbrellas, Panther Paw Post-it pads, mason jar cups, and more! Get your new gear and show your Panther Pride!

For all questions, please email popeptopridestore@gmail.com

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Teacher Luncheon

Our first staff luncheon will be on Friday, October 14th! Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can setup outside by the staff parking lot.

We need your help with a few items so please consider donating. Please drop items off in the front office that morning by 9:00 am.

Thanks for all you do!-Pope Hospitality Team


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Birthday Billboard

Let Pope Elementary celebrate your child's birthday by placing their name and age on the school marquee.

For $25, your child's name and age will be displayed on the marquee for a full week (Mon-Fri).

Please include:

  • Child's first and last name
  • Age turning

Sign Up Here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f44a8ae22a6fe3-birthday2

For all questions, please email popeptobdaybillboard@gmail.com

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Jimmy John's Spirit Day

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 11am-9pm

17330 Spring Cypress Road

Cypress, TX

Forget about dinner, grab some sandwiches for the whole family! Make sure to mention you are a Pope Panther!
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Turn in your Box Tops

We want your Box Tops! Make sure you include your teacher, grade and child's name on the submission.

If you haven't collected Box Tops in the past, this is a great way to contribute towards Pope. Each Box Top counts as $0.10 for our school. Rewards are given throughout the year for students, classes and teachers who collect the most!

Box Tops can be found on hundreds of quality products. For a complete list of participating products visit www.btfe.com. Thank you so much for supporting our Box Top program.

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PTO Facebook Page

Please make sure you join this group for official announcements and information from the Pope PTO. https://www.facebook.com/groups/PopeElementaryPTO/.

This group is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please email popeelempto@gmail.com.

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Mark your calendars

PTO General Meeting-(9am)-September 19
Yearbook Committee Meeting-(10am)-September 19

Pledge Drive Ends-September 29
Panther Pride Store-September 30
Jimmy John's Spirit Day-October 4
Fall Pictures-October 7
Parent/Teacher Conferences-October 10
PTO Board Meeting-October 12

Book Fair-October 17-21

Monster Mash-October 22

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Stay Connected and Informed

Pope Elementary School App

Download the app from www.popepto.org






General questions: popeelempto@gmail.com

Volunteer questions: volunteers4pope@gmail.com

Membership questions: popeptomembership@gmail.com

Fundraising/Event questions: popeptofundraising@gmail.com

Yearbook questions: popeptoyearbook@gmail.com

Birthday Billboard questions: popeptobdaybillboard@gmail.com

PTO Board 2016-2017

Kristin Belland-President

Stacy Carney-VP of Panther Pride

Felicia Choi-VP of Membership

Open-VP of School Enrichment

Aimee Gruber-VP of Communications

Elias Haidamous-Parliamentarian

Jackie Holcomb-Treasurer

Michelle Kelley-VP of Volunteers

Vicki Molina-VP of Fundraising 2

Shana Moreland-VP of Fundraising 1

Irina Smith-Secretary

Anna Wood-VP of Fundraising 3