PTA Press

Level Creek Elementary

September 2016

Letter from the Presidents


October will be an exciting month for Level Creek PTA! We are looking forward to our Fall Fundraiser, which will run from Monday, October 3rd, to Friday, October 7th. During the week of the fundraiser, students will earn character pins they can trade with their classmates and Level Creek staff. Daily trading begins Monday, so the earlier kids bring in their donations, the more opportunities they will have for trading.


Each child will earn his or her first character pin with a donation of only $1. Each additional $10 donated adds a pin to the collection. Children of PTA members will receive an additional unique character pin before the fundraiser even begins. If you haven't had a chance yet to join our PTA, you can join online on mypaymentsplus or at levelcreekpta.org/membership.html. We're grateful for your support!


The best part of our fundraiser is that volunteers run the entire event, so all the money stays at Level Creek. The money earned supports our school through academic enrichment activities, new technology purchases, teacher grants, and special programs. We hope you join us in this special week of trading, friendship, and fun!


Tammy Luney & Melanie Hunsaker

Level Creek PTA Co-Presidents

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Bingo Night

All families are invited to join us for Bingo Night in the LCE cafeteria!


Friday October 21st, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00pm


Pizza will be available for purchase

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2016-2017 Science Fair

The LCE Science Fair is coming again!


Science fairs are a great way for students to ask scientific questions and investigate things that interest them the most.

Please visit the website www.levelcreeksciencefair.weebly.com for more detailed information. We look forward to seeing the amazing projects of our young scientists!

Spirit Wear Fridays

Show your school spirit! Every Friday is Spirit Day for Level Creek. Each Friday, we will have a contest to see which class on each grade level has the most students wearing Level Creek spirit wear, Level Creek colors, or North Gwinnett colors! All students in the winning class for each grade level will earn a prize each Friday!

Faculty and Staff

The PTA Faculty & Staff committee is looking forward to October! We will begin the month by once again having “Cupcake Day” to celebrate those who have birthdays in October. Thank you so much to our wonderful parent volunteers who take the time to bake for our staff! The teachers are so appreciative when they see all the beautifully decorated (and delicious) cupcakes! If you love to bake and would like to help us celebrate teacher birthdays, please send an email to: vp3@levelcreekpta.org and we will add you to the list of volunteers for baking cupcakes each month. A sign up genius will be sent out in advance so you can choose to help as little or as much as you want.


During National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21, we will recognize our LCES bus drivers. We will provide a special treat for them each day of the week: granola bars/water, “emergency” stash bags with candy, popcorn, chocolate, and of course everyone's favorite, Rita’s! Please take a minute to say thank you or write a special note to your own bus driver. They work hard to keep our children safe and happy every day!


Finally, we would like to thank all of our wonderful parents volunteers who helped make the teacher luncheons on early release days a success! The chips and desserts you sent in were a wonderful addition to their lunches! The faculty and staff enjoyed a special catered lunch from Galley Gourmet on Wednesday and were treated to Subway on Thursday. Please send an email to vp3@levelcreekpta.org if you would like to help send in desserts or other items in the future.

Earning for Learning

Please continue to clip and save Box Tops! The next Box Top collection date is Tuesday, October 25th.

Children's Original Artwork

Your child has been creating an original artwork in art class under Mrs. Arnold's instruction. You will have an opportunity to have this artwork put on various products, such as mugs, phone and iPad covers, t-shirts, ornaments, pendant necklaces, and many other things you can purchase from Square 1 Art. Many of these items make great one of a kind gifts for friends, grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc and they will be delivered to your child before the Thanksgiving break (just in time for the holidays!). You will be able to order online or send the order form in to your teacher.

This is a fundraiser that goes toward paying for the Fifth Grade tile wall, which is located on the hallway leading to the playground. Each year the PTA orders tiles of the artwork created by all the fifth graders and they are used to create a legacy to Level Creek.


Important Dates:
October 7 - Order forms in Friday folder
October 24 - Order deadline
November 16 - Products delivered to your child's classroom


There will be a fun surprise for the class with the highest percentage of kids with orders. More information will be coming in your child's Friday folder, but if you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Adams at kicadams@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!

Media Center

The Media Center is going strong! Thanks to everyone that has stopped by to help in the last couple of months. We will need additional help as the Reading Harvest Competition kicks off in October.


Here is how to sign up:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/W5ajQb
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Sara at Sara@gawlak.com and she can sign you up manually.

Environmental - School Garden

Our school garden is off to a great start! The children recently planted peas, carrots, spinach, radish, lettuce and kale in our fall garden near the playground. Everything is sprouting beautifully! The students are so excited for harvest time. It looks like we’ll be able to harvest radishes and lettuce very soon!


A huge Thank You to Maddie Luney for installing three rain barrels as her Girl Scout gold award project! This will make watering the garden much easier. The children water the garden every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during one of the recess times. If you are interested in helping on one of these days, please sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44aea623a7fa7-school


If you have any questions, please email Nora Lea (suwaneewholelife@gmail.com)

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Fifth Grade Activities

T-Shirts

Fifth grade t-shirts are on sale now for $10! Fifth graders will wear these for the 5th grade yearbook photo and other 5th grade events throughout the year. An order form was sent home in the Friday folders. You can also email Beth Drummonds (mismac@bellsouth.net) for further information or to place an order. Please include student's name, homeroom teacher and shirt size.
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