Clearview PTA..... News Flash

February 12th, 2019 - Issue #11

This is happening today.... Tuesday, February 12th!

Fourth graders were asked to put together 100 items in a creative way for all the students to see! It should be interesting to see what they all created!

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We should have started with a Big Bang in 2019....

but it fizzled out...actually was frozen out!

The Family Science Night on January 24th AND Clearview Forest Night on February 8th both had to be cancelled due to the bitter cold:(

BUT, our students still got to learn about the solar system in a super unique way during the day in grade level presentations to all K-5th graders! We even made Orb's website... Our unique story can be found here: Clearview

Plus, the Clearview Forest night will be rescheduled in the next month or two so watch for that new date!

AND our next scheduled Family Fun Night....

Thursday, April 18th from 6-8 at the Skatin' Place. We sure hope there is no snow or polar vortex to cancel this event!!

We know not everyone can make it, but we are limited to weekdays the rink is open to a private party AND there is no school the next day! We hope you can join us for the whole 2 hours or even a brief stop.


Please help us feed your student's HANGRY Teacher on conference nights;)

Clearview PTA will provide Subway sandwiches/wraps to keep away the hangries so we all enjoy conference night. Plus, it is just a nice thing to do for the staff as they have spent all day at school. We are asking Clearview community members to bring things to supplement the sandwiches like chips, dessert (nut free please), veggies, etc. Please check out the signup below. Have your student bring to school and give to the main office or their teacher! Super simple, BUT a huge gesture for the teachers and staff! Thanks in advance!


SCRIP kickoff

You may have placed a SCRIP gift card order this past holiday, used SCRIP elsewhere, or you have no idea what SCRIP is. SCRIP is Passive Income or Passive Fundraising meaning you do not give any money to the organization, but rather, you use gift cards to pay for everyday purchases like gas, groceries, eating out, etc. Or, purchasing gift cards for gifts like many of you did this past holiday season. You pay face value for a gift card and SCRIP gives Clearview a rebate % ranging from 1.25% up to 15%. That is FREE money for Clearview!

We sold almost $18,000 in physical SCRIP gift cards and made close to $1,000 of FREE money. This $1,000 was rebate money received from did NOT come out of your pocket!

At the last PTA meeting, we voted on getting more involved with this program to continue to earn money for our Clearview students. Once you understand the program and how easy it can be to utilize, both a plastic gift card or an eGift Card, you will be amazed at how much money Clearview can earn.

Speaking of earning...the Clearview PTA wants to give back to you for helping us earn money for our students! Clearview PTA will give the FAMILY that enrolls in our program and orders through SCRIP, 25% of the rebate $'s they earned personally! On May 15th of each school year, a report will be generated to see the rebate value a family has earned and we will issue that family a check worth 25% of their total rebate earnings! Clearview PTA will put the other 75% toward our general fundraising account. WOW! That is like automatic coupons for you!

We are just getting this started so please watch for more info and some informational sessions in the next week or two. In the mean time, please watch this video to help understand what SCRIP is all about! Thanks in advance for considering joining this program!


Volunteering..... thought about helping your child's school? ......Did you know?

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There is always time to enroll for Kindergarten!!

Please pass along any and all of this info to people who have kiddo's starting kindergarten next year!

Call Clearview Elementary at 320-743-2241 to ask questions or setup a personal tour for any and all classes.


Next PTA Meeting - February 25th at 2:20 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Clearview PTA? If so, please join us for our next PTA meeting on January 28th at 2:20 pm in the Clearview Library. We are always looking for new parents to join us. You are welcome to have your student(s) sit quietly in the library while we meet for the hour.

We will post the minutes of each PTA meeting on our website. As always, if you have suggestions, ideas, comments on how we can improve or enhance our student's school experience even more, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at or contact a PTA member. Thanks!


If you know of events or businesses/services, for children, that other families would be interested in, just email us and give us the deets to include in the next News Flash!

NIGHT of the STARS presented by LEAF

Night of the Stars at the Paramount Theater is February 22nd and 23rd! Great entertainment and a GREAT way to support 742 which goes right back into the schools....and you may just know a performer or two!! Get tickets today at:


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February 2019

2/13 Clearview Forest meeting @ 5:00 at Clearview

2/21 & 2/26 conferences

2/22 & 2/23 LEAF sponsored Night of the entertained by talented 742 students

2/25 PTA meeting @ Clearview after can quietly hang out in the library

2/28 2018-2019 Yearbook orders due

March 2019

3/6 Clearview Forest meeting @ 5:00 at Clearview

3/25 PTA meeting @ Clearview after can quietly hang out in the library

April 2019

4/10 Clearview Forest meeting @ 5:00 at Clearview and AFTER the meeting EAT at....

4/10 Nelson's Bros. Pasta Bar from 5-8pm

4/15 PTA meeting @ Clearview after can quietly hang out in the library

4/18 Skatin' Place Family Fun Night 6-8


Can always be found here....

Passive Income...spend or save with different companies & THEY donate to Clearview! See how you can help with these many options!

Sign up or convert your current account to Amazon Smile

If converting your current account, it is easy, painless, and keeps all your previous order history!

Click here to sign up for MORE School Rewards...

Make sure to select Clearview Elementary in the drop down menu as you register for the MORE Reward program.


Easy ways to keep updated on PTA events & happenings!

PTA Remind - sign up HERE for text reminders

If you already have remind, text @cvpta742 to 801808 to get your updates started.

Bookmark our Clearview PTA website!

Walk-a-Thon info is complete, but this site is still under development ...more information will continually be added!

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