Helena Family Newsletter

February 2023

Dear Families,

The annual Helena auction is coming up on March 11th. What IS the auction? PTO's biggest fundraiser! This year, the auction will be held at Sycamore Tree in Savannah and have a Mardi Gras theme. Information will be coming home soon about purchasing tickets for the event. These tickets cover your admission and dinner by our very own Gina- gumbo and fried chicken. After dinner, there will be a quarter auction and live auction. There is always a wide variety of donations for the auction- gift cards, craft projects, Chiefs memorabilia, and SO many more items! As a result of this evening, several thousand dollars are raised each year for our school.

How can you help with the auction? PTO is in need of live auction items such as homemade gifts, gift baskets, and/ or baked goods. They are also asking for gift cards for the quarter auction. If you have a business connection that you are able/ willing to ask for a donation, we have a donation letter that can be shared. Any items can be sent to the school office. There is also an auction committee for those that are interested in volunteering. All donations need to be turned in no later than March 1, 2023. Thank you for all of your help in making this event successful!

FIELD TRIPS - Please remember that if you plan to volunteer or go on any field trips, you must complete a background check. There will be several opportunities for joining us on field trips in the next few months, so don't wait to get them completed! The background checks are good for several years. For more information on how to get a background check, please visit the Savannah website: https://www.savannahr3.com/page/volunteer-information.

-Mrs. Raines

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February 2, 2023

Academic Meet @ Minnie Cline

February 3, 2023

100th Day of School- Wear bright colors!

February 6, 2023

No School- DCI Day (District Continuous Improvement)

February 7, 2023

PTO Meeting @ 5:30 in Cafeteria

February 9, 2023

Academic Meet @ Helena

Savannah School Board Meeting @ 7:00, Central Office

February 10, 2023

2nd/3rd Grade Field Trip

High School Courtwarming

February 14, 2023

5th Grade Valentine (Ice Skating) Party, 8:30-10:30

Kdg- 4th Grade Valentine Parties, 1:45-2:30


February 16, 2023

Academic Meet @ Amazonia

February 20, 2023

No School- Presidents Day

February 22, 2023


School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Culver's Night, 5:00-8:00

February 23, 2023

Academic Meet @ Helena

February 28, 2023


Willy Wonka @ Missouri Theater

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Trash Bag Fundraiser

This is an ongoing sale, return forms to the office or a PTO Officer when you have orders that need filled. Let us know if/when you need another order form!


No more clipping!

Download the Boxtops app and simply snap a picture of your grocery receipt! The app will scan the receipt and identify any items on which our school earns points, which are automatically sent in via the app.

Online grocery shopper? Even easier!! You can link your email address via the app, then when you receive your digital receipt just forward it to receipts@boxtops4education.com. It's that easy!!

Amazon Smile

Looking for more ways to help out our school? (by doing what you already do!)

If you have an Amazon account, check out Amazon Smile. Shop at smile.amazon.com and they’ll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Helena PTO—no fees, no extra cost, same great Amazon shopping.

Interested? In your Amazon app, go to the bottom right corner (three lines by your cart) and select "Gifting and Charity", then click on AmazonSmile. Search for and select Helena Elementary School. It will enable your notifications and you click to turn on AmazonSmile. Your Amazon purchases then earn money for our school!

Tell all your friends and family 😊

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Make sure you have "liked" our Helena Elementary School Facebook page (click image to the right). We regularly post pictures and important updates!

Don't forget about our Savannah R-III app for your phone!

One quick click away from each day's lunch menu!

Also remember to check our Helena website for news, menus, staff information, and events! https://www.savannahr3.com/o/helena.