Mustang Minute

October 10, 2021

Announcements

School Mission Statement

Parents and families, it is time for us to update our school's mission statement. We are wanting your input into our new mission statement.

Link to mission statement survey: https://forms.gle/zLANj3EFuNegBAMU8


Returning Student Registration

Returning student registration notifications are scheduled to be sent out to families on Monday. The email will provide parents with links to update information for PowerSchool. This is your opportunity to make changes to contacts, phone numbers as well as complete forms such as the Acceptable Use Form and the annual FERPA notification.


End of 1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter ends next Friday. Teachers update their gradebook in PowerSchool once a week. To see your student's current grade, ask your student to show you their current grade in PowerSchool.


MBP Calendar


Wednesday

-CC @ Northwood HS


Thursday

-Fall Picture Day

Welcome to the PTA Corner!

PTA Thrift Shop Focus


What’s the big deal with the PTA Thrift Shop?

The big deal is that money earned from volunteer hours at the PTA Thrift Shop makes up more than half of Pollard’s PTA budget. This year the PTA is projected to bring in about $24,000 through fundraising. Of that amount, $14,339, or 61%, is how much Pollard earned from the PTA Thrift Shop through volunteer hours this past year. These PTA funds will provide teacher grants ($250 per full-time teacher/$125 per part-time teacher) and fulfill 15 special budget requests that will help fund the spring musical, math tutoring, band equipment, and the Global Extravaganza to name a few.


Want to help Pollard earn volunteer hours through the PTA Thrift Shop?

Then, volunteer for a scheduled work session! Typically held on weeknights from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. or Sunday afternoons from 2 – 4 p.m., each session is managed by a trained supervisor and volunteers help straighten the store for the next business day, hang up clothes, and put out new items. BONUS: After your session you can shop and take 50% off of clothes, shoes, toys, and books!


October and November sessions are currently available for sign-up through this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4DA8AD2FA2F49-pollard1. Each session may have up to 14 volunteers. Children aged 10+ may volunteer.

None of these dates work for you? Get your own group together and email cate@catehouse.com to schedule another date.


More ways to earn hours from the PTA Thrift Shop:

Volunteer during business hours: Contact the store prior to volunteering to ensure they have room for you or drop in and ask if they could use your help.

Become a Thrift Shop work session supervisor: A two-hour training session that counts as volunteer hours is required before you work your first Supervisor shift.

Become a trained sorter: Sort clothes into prescribed categories prior to sale. Ten hours of training is required, but these hours count as volunteer hours! Sorters can work during store hours or at work sessions.


Continue to check the PTA Corner of the Mustang Minute for information on other volunteer opportunities such as fashion shows and supply drives that may arise throughout the year. And remember—every time you donate to or shop at the PTA Thrift Shop, you’re helping Chatham County students succeed.

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