Double Eagle PTA Newsletter - February 21, 2020

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Community Partner Spotlight - i9 Sports - Gold Sponsor

Partnering with Double Eagle Elementary School and serving the surrounding Albuquerque, Rio Rancho areas for several years, i9 Sports is the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise business in the United States. With over 2 million registrations in communities across the country, i9 sports has re-engineered youth sports for kids ages 3 and up by replacing a high pressure, adult centered model with a child centered model that puts kids and fun first.

i9 offers youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3 and up in flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball and ZIP Lacrosse™. The fundamental principals of i9 sports include the following:

  • Age-appropriate instruction emphasizing sportsmanship and healthy competition.
  • All skill levels welcome – No tryouts. No drafts.
  • Everyone plays – every game.
  • One day per week – practice is conveniently scheduled prior to the game.
  • No fundraisers.
  • Trained officials at every game.
  • “When in Doubt Sit Out” Concussion Safety Policy and education for parents and coaches nationwide.

For the kids participating, i9 Sports provides a fun experience in which kids develop athletic skills, learn good sportsmanship and increase their self-confidence. For parents, the i9 program provides a convenient, well organized program that doesn't consume their family's life.

The mission of i9 Sports is to Help Kids Succeed in Life Through Sports. If you are considering giving your child a first-time sporting experience, i9 is a great organization to participate in. It can be a win-win for the child and the family. Double Eagle is proud to have i9 Sports as a Gold Community Partner this year. Their sponsorship and continued partnership over the years has benefited the school and many students through their various sporting programs.

For more information on your local i9 Sports program contact:

Dan Cassis

Program Director

i9 Sports® - Albuquerque

13170 Central Ave. SE Ste. B303

Albuquerque, NM 87123

Office Phone: 505-209-2000

Email: daniel.cassis@i9sports.com

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Still Recruiting Judges for the Science Fair - Thursday, February 27th

Calling all Judges!!! Science Fair is coming up this Thursday, February 27th! We still need a few more Science Fair Judges! No experience is necessary; just the ability to listen to kids and write a few comments from 8:00-10:00am or 10:15-11:30am. See the sign up below!

Please contact Co-Chairs Andrea Landaker - qirien@gmail.com or Erika Roesler - eroesler@gmail.com to learn more information.

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Spring Fling Needs Your Help!

Want to volunteer for the Spring Fling but can't make the meetings? Here's how you can help:

  • Solicit the local business community for donations for the Silent Auction/Drawing. If interested, contact Rosemarie Sanchez, Co-Chair, at rosynico@gmail.com for specific information on how to get started.

  • Serve as the lead of your child's Class Basket. Please contact your child's teacher to sign up. Also, contact Monica Lewis, Coordinator of Class Baskets, at monicalenalewis@gmail.com for more information about the process.

  • If you own your own company or small business, consider donating an item for the Silent Auction/Drawing. This is a great way to advertise your business to the families of the 590 students at Double Eagle. If interested and for more information, please contact Cristina Archibeque, Co-Chair, at carchibeque@comcast.net.

Spring Fling's success is dependent on the full support and commitment from our entire Double Eagle Community. Thank you for your assistance and consideration!

5th Grade Moving On Ceremony - First Committee Meeting on Thursday, March 5th at 2:00pm

Do you have a 5th grader at Double Eagle? Believe it or not we are already beginning the planning for the 5th Grade Moving on Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 21st at 1:00pm. Please join us at the first committee meeting on Thursday, March 5th at 2:00pm in the office conference room. If you are interest in assisting with the planning, but can't attend the first meeting, please contact Cristina Archibeque at carchibeque@comcast.net.

Missoula Children's Theater - Looking for Host Family to host Missoula Directors!

We're excited to announce that Missoula Children's Theater will be returning to Double Eagle the week of April 27-May 2, 2020. This year's performance will be Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.

As we approach April, more details will be provided regarding the registration process and tryouts. In the more immediate, we do need some assistance from the parent community in order to make this program possible. Specifically, we are looking for a Double Eagle family to host the two Missoula Directors that travel with the play. If you have a home that can accommodate one or two adult guests for a week, we would greatly appreciate you opening your doors. Please contact Cameron Sorensen, Program Chair, at camalynn@gmail.com for more information about this opportunity. We are grateful for all the volunteers that can assist with this amazing program.

Buy your 2019-2020 Yearbook Today! $23.00 - Pricing will increase after March 20th!

Don't miss out on capturing a year-in-review of your child's Double Eagle experience. Order your TreeRing yearbook today and custom the pages with personalized pictures of your kiddo's school year (deadline to customize pages is March 27th). TreeRing has partnered with Tress for the Future and plants a tree for every yearbook purchased. They also print on recycled paper and only produce the exact number of books parents buy, eliminating unnecessary waste and resources.

PTA Recruiting for Officer and Board of Director Positions - 2020-2021

Want to take your PTA involvement to the next level? Interested in taking on a leadership position within the PTA? Believe or not we are already recruiting to fill positions for the 2020-2021 year. A full list of open positions and their respective job descriptions will be available soon. Currently, the following positions are confirmed to be vacant come July 1st: President, Vice President of Operations & Marketing, Secretary, Vice President of Revenue. Please think more about how you can contribute your time and talent to PTA. We need your expertise, ideas and involvement. One of the greatest things about Double Eagle is the parent involvement and PTA would love for you to be involved. Please submit your Letter of Interest to O.Z. Hower, Chair of the Nominating Committee - oziegler1@gmail.com. Voting will take place at our General PTA Meeting on Wednesday, April 15th.

Join Us!

Want to get involved in the Parent Teacher Association? It's simple. First, click on our website link below to join as a Member. Second, reach out to Cristina Archibeque, President, or one of the other DEPTA Board Members, to learn more about how you can become a valuable contributor to this wonderful organization.