Willamette Primary PTA Newsletter

September 7, 2021

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Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Happy First Week of School! We are so excited to get to know you this year! If you have any questions, would like to work together or have great ideas to share, please reach out! Our team ALWAYS has room for more amazing minds!



President: Jessica Orth president@willamettepta.com

Vice President: Kirstin Hardy

Secretary: Jennie Madrigal

Treasurer: Elliott Gates

Volunteer Coordinator: Erika Robidoux

Auction: Rose Christiansen

Social and Hospitality: Misten Daniels

Members At Large: Allison Haycraft and Shelly Rouleau

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Year Book Pick Up and Open House Ice Cream (September 7th)

Join us on Tuesday, September 7th at Open House to pick up your students 2020-2021 yearbook! Thank you Erika Robidoux and Gina Perkins for all your hard work!

We will also be handing out Ice Cream treats and answering any PTA questions! See you then!

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Back To School Breakfast (September 8th and 9th)

Join us on Wednesday (9/8) and Thursday (9/9) at 7:45am for coffee and muffins to celebrate the beginning of the school year! We will be set up on the turf near the parking lot!
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September PTA Meeting- Tuesday, September 14 at 7pm (ON ZOOM)

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 14th at 7pm for our FIRST Virtual PTA Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year! We will be discussing our PTA Budget, how we HAVE and WILL CONTINUE TO support our students, families and teachers, Willamette Dine Out Nights, open committee positions, Fun Run, Movie Night, T-shirts, Auction Committee and MUCH MORE! If you're unable to join us and have feedback or questions, leave a comment below or send an email to president@willamettepta.com!


We have several open committee positions we are hoping to fill! Feel free to grab a friend and work together! Please reach out if you are interested in any of the following:

Movie Night!

Clothes Closet!

Field Day!

Trunk Or Treat!

Auction!

Sustainability!

Read To Us Week!

Bottle Drop!

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Interested in helping with our 2022 Auction?

Are you interested in helping plan our 2022 Willamette Primary Auction? Every volunteer makes a huge impact! Please reach out to president@willamettepta.com.
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Fundraising At Willamette Primary!

There are 4 ways to show your financial support at Willamette Primary!

1. Annual Fund- Families either write a check or donate online to support our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser. We typically try to raise between $1,000-$2,000.

2. Community Fundraising-Bottle Drop, Fred Meyer Rewards, Box Tops and Dine Out Nights!: There are lots of LOW COST ways to support our school. By donating your cans, signing up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards, downloading the box tops app and dining out at our local restaurants, you are supporting our school in a HUGE way! We typically try to raise between $2,500-$3,000.

3. Fun Run (October 1st): This is such a fun event! Our community, local businesses and families donate money to support our school and students run with their class! This is outside at Willamette Park and parents are encouraged to come cheer on their students. We typically try to raise around $30,000.

4. Auction (May 21): Our Auction happens every other year! Our next Auction is May 21, 2022 at The Oregon Golf Club. Families, local community members and local businesses donate goods and services which we auction off to our Willamette Primary Families! We typically raise around $100,000.

Why We Fundraise!

We recognize last year was a unique year, with significantly less PTA sponsored activities, but we worked hard to continue to support our students, teachers and families.

During the 2020-2021 school year, we:


* purchased yard signs and bumper stickers for each student

* organized a kindergarten family social

* purchased a Willamette Primary 2020 shirt for EVERY student

* purchased coffee and treats for staff each month

* organized Kona Ice, Spectator Pizza, Five Guys Dine Out Nights

* funded the 5th grade celebration

* purchased playground equipment for students


During the 2021-2022 school year, we plan to provide funds to:

* purchase school supplies for ALL students!

* purchase art supply materials for classrooms!

* provide teacher grants for EVERY teacher!

* purchase literacy materials for students and teachers!

* provide materials for PE and Music teachers!

* support students and families in crisis

* new basketball hoops in the undercover area

* new sound equipment for the stage

* campus beautification

* school shirts for ALL students and staff


Your financial support is vital to help us continue to support our students, teachers and families! Please consider donating to our Annual Fund to ensure we can provide the experiences for students and families, and appreciation, financial support and materials for our teachers and staff!

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Willamette Primary Bottle Drop!

Do you have beverage cans sitting around waiting to be deposited? Come grab a Willamette Primary Bottle Drop bag from the main office! Your Bottle Drop proceeds go directly to supporting students, teachers and families!
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Box Tops For Education

Box Tops is an EASY way to support our school! Download the app and enter "Willamette Primary". After checking out at the grocery store, simply scan your entire receipt and the app will calculate how much you earned for our school. If you have a bag of clipped Box Tops at home, send them in to the office!
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Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Do you shop at Fred Meyer and use a rewards card? If so, follow the link and sign up for Community Rewards. You still get ALL the great rewards, and Willamette Primary receives rewards too!
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

September 7th: Open House and Ice Cream

September 8th: Back To School Breakfast

September 14th: PTA Meeting @ 7pm

September 22nd: Back To School Night @ 6:30pm

September 23rd: Picture Day

October 1st: Fun Run!