Helena Family Newsletter

December 2022

Dear Families,

We are drawing near the end of our second quarter and winter break will be here soon! Please make sure your students are dressing for warmth as we go outside for recess as much as possible. With recesses being before noon, the weather is still cool even on the warmer days. If your child is in need of a winter coat, we have several and would love to provide one! Gloves and hats can be kept in backpacks for an "as needed" basis.

Our November PRIDE Store was another success. This month, fourth grade students had goods for sale. We continue to THANK YOU for your donations of new and gently used items, they are truly what keeps our store running! Feel free to drop off donations any time. Students will be Christmas shopping for family members at our December PRIDE store, which will be on December 19th. Any volunteer help to set up on December 16th is welcome!

Please remember that if you plan to volunteer or go on field trips, you must complete a background check. There will be several opportunities for joining us on field trips in the Spring, so don't wait to get them completed! The background checks are good for several years. For more information on how to get a background check, please visit the Savannah website: https://www.savannahr3.com/page/volunteer-information.

-Mrs. Raines

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December 6, 2022

PTO Meeting @ 5:30 in the Cafeteria

December 13, 2022


December 16, 2022

Point cut-off for 2nd Quarter AR Reward

December 19, 2022


Family Literacy Night, 5:00-7:00

December 20, 2022

Last Day of School before Winter Break- FULL DAY

December 21, 2022 - January 4, 2023

Winter Break

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Dec. 3- Conor Waldroff

Dec. 12- Anthony Barbosa & Jayden Walker

Dec. 15- Miss Wojtas

Dec. 18- Mrs. Sigrist

Dec. 20- Emma Bunse & Hope Nold

Dec. 23- Annabelle Eisiminger

Dec. 24- Dayton Jarrett

Dec. 28- Henry Howard-Walters

Dec. 31- Aubrie Hellerich

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Trash Bag Fundraiser

This is an ongoing sale, return forms to the office or a PTO Officer when you have orders that need filled. Let us know if/when you need another order form!


No more clipping!

Download the Boxtops app and simply snap a picture of your grocery receipt! The app will scan the receipt and identify any items on which our school earns points, which are automatically sent in via the app.

Online grocery shopper? Even easier!! You can link your email address via the app, then when you receive your digital receipt just forward it to receipts@boxtops4education.com. It's that easy!!

Amazon Smile

Looking for more ways to help out our school? (by doing what you already do!)

If you have an Amazon account, check out Amazon Smile. Shop at smile.amazon.com and they’ll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Helena PTO—no fees, no extra cost, same great Amazon shopping.

Interested? In your Amazon app, go to the bottom right corner (three lines by your cart) and select "Gifting and Charity", then click on AmazonSmile. Search for and select Helena Elementary School. It will enable your notifications and you click to turn on AmazonSmile. Your Amazon purchases then earn money for our school!

Tell all your friends and family 😊

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Make sure you have "liked" our Helena Elementary School Facebook page (click image to the right). We regularly post pictures and important updates!

Specific December Volunteer Opportunities:

  • PRIDE Parent- call to schedule
  • PRIDE Store setup- December 16, 12:30-2:30
  • PRIDE Store- December 19, 12:30-2:30

Don't forget about our Savannah R-III app for your phone!

One quick click away from each day's lunch menu!

Also remember to check our Helena website for news, menus, staff information, and events! https://www.savannahr3.com/o/helena.