Manatee News 8/23/2021

Manatee Elementary Newsletter

Reminder-if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, contact the front office at 321-433-0050.

Important Dates


  • Wear Blue
  • PTO Fundraiser Begins
  • Wear Purple
  • Boy Scouts Visit Classrooms
  • Spirit Night at Walk-Ons 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Wear Black
  • Boy Scout Information Night in Media Center
  • 5th grade curriculum night 5:30 pm, in person or via ZOOM
  • Wear Brown


  • Wear Your Favorite Color
  • Early release 1:15 pm
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PTO News

Welcome kindergarten families! It was wonderful to see so many of you at the “woo-hoo!”

breakfast. Your kindergarteners have now successfully completed a full week of school - they

must be exhausted! To the rest of the Manatee families we have made it through the first two

weeks of school - hopefully everyone has adjusted to the school routine :-)

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Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us if you have questions, concerns, ideas, or would

like to be involved or volunteer! We are always looking for fresh ideas and to grow our



● Monday, August 23rd Shop Charleston Wrap Fall Fundraiser begins

● Tuesday, August 24th Spirit Night at Walk-Ons

● Wednesday, September 8th PTO meeting. Zoom link to follow.

Please update your contacts to include the new Manatee Elementary PTO email address Fall

Fall Fundraiser Info

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The PTO fall fundraiser, Shop Charleston Wrap, begins Monday August 23rd. Be on the

lookout for packets coming home in backpacks. The money raised from our fall fundraising effort accounts for 98% of the PTO operating budget and goes entirely to support programs and

services not covered in the school budget. As always, there will be an opt out option. These

funds allow the Manatee PTO to provide vital supplementary curriculum materials, classroom

supply stipends, staff appreciation efforts, and so much more. Last year the PTO was able to

supply each grade level with additional curriculum requests, such as Spelling City, Generation

Genius, and Get More Math. In addition we were able to provide each teacher with a $100

supply stipend to start the school year!

Many of our teachers are still in need of a Room Parent. Please consider volunteering as your child’s room parent or as an activity or resource teacher room parent! Signing up is as simple as letting the teacher know or sending the PTO an email expressing your interest.