April 9, 2021
Important School-Wide Dates:
4/9-4/16: Spring Fundraiser Silent Auction
4/12-16th: Spring Fundraiser, Ride Through the Decades
4/13: Ride Night-Republic Grille
4/30 : Field Day
5/3-5/7: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
5/10: Math STAAR Test- 3rd/4th Grade
5/11: Reading STAAR Test- 3rd/4th Grade
5/13: PTO Meeting at 11:30am via Zoom
Dear Ride Families,
Next week is a very exciting week for us as we begin our first school fundraiser in over a year. We call it Ride Through the Decades (RTTD). Starting Monday, each day is dedicated to a decade where we all dress up and explore different activities, games, toys, etc.. … from that decade. The teachers do a great job tying it into their everyday instruction. The week typically ends with an incredible carnival type fun evening for the kids!! Sadly, this year we will not be able to do the carnival. However, we will be able to dress up, have the raffle, and Silent Auction. Please take a few moments to support he PTO and school in any way you can. Every little bit helps!
Monday, April 12th – Dress up in 50’s
Tuesday, April 13th – Dress up in 60’s
Wednesday, April 14th – Dress up in 70’s
Thursday, April 15th – Dress up in 80’s
Friday, April 16th – Dress up in 90’s
Kids Raffle: The kids raffle will be open every day next week:
Here is the power point of all of the raffle items: Raffle Slide Show
Please below for schedule:
Students who pre-purchased raffle tickets may go to the library to put raffle tickets in the cans. The Raffle in the library is open every morning from 8:00 – 10:00 for pre-purchased tickets. There will be volunteers in the library to help students every morning during these times.
Raffle tickets can be purchased at school during lunch time in the library the week of April 12th - 16th from 11:00 - 12:30. Once students are finished eating, they can go to the library (if they have money) to purchase tickets and choose their choice for raffles. There will be volunteers in the library to help students during lunch times.
Silent Auction – The wonderful people in Ride’s PTO have spent countless hours and efforts to gather special silent auction items. Of course, it is always fun to when an auction for a cool item. We also want you to know how much we appreciate supporting your school through this means!!
Teacher Activities: We have a very special silent auction choice where you can purchase a fun and memorable activity for your child to spend with his/her class and teacher. The class based activities will take place after school. This is even a great idea for a grandparent to purchase for their loved ones. Click here and find your teacher!! Please see below for the schedule:
PK - 4/20 2nd Grade - 4/22 PE - May
Kn- 4/27 3rd Grade - 4/21 Music- 4/26-30
1st Grade - 4/23 4th Grade - 4/29 Art - TBD
Library/Computer - 5/12 (1st & 2nd) & 13 (3rd & 4th)
Enrichment Fun -- 4/28 (PK) and 4/29 (Kn)
We appreciate your support,
Please remember to self check your family before sending them to school each day.
Spring 2021 Fundraiser!
DECADES' DRESS UP DAYS
Students can participate in Decades' Dress Up Days by coming to school dressed for some of the funnest decades of the 20th century!
Monday 4/12/21 50's
Tuesday 4/13/21 60's
Wednesday 4/14/21 70's
Thursday 4/15/21 80's
Friday 4/16/21 90's
All Raffle Tickets purchased will be sent home with students on April 9th.
Students should bring their Raffle Tickets back to school the week of April 12th to place in the raffle buckets during their class library time. Students can also purchase raffle tickets during this time at school for $1.
The Raffle drawing will be held on Facebook Live on April 16th @ 6 pm!
Raffle items will be handed out to the winners on Saturday, April 17th from 10 am - 12 pm and again at 3 pm - 5 pm. Join the car line at the front of the school for a drive through distribution of raffle and silent auction items!
Preview and bid on items from your computer or phone!
All bidding and payment for the Ride Through the Decades Silent Auction will be done online this year. We will not have an in-person event this year and there will be no paper forms to place bids. You will need to use your mobile device or the computers to bid on all items.
ONLINE AUCTION INSTRUCTIONS
Click “Login” in upper right corner
You will need to create an account to participate. To the right of the Login button, click “Create an account now.”
Enter your name, email address, and create a password. Then indicate approval for all conditions.
You will then receive an email at the email account provided. In the email, click “Yes, Finish Creating My Account.” The email indicates a display name chosen by default. This is what other bidders will see when you participate in the online auction. If you would like to change this, go to “My Account” and then “edit account.” You can even upload a photo of yourself!
You are now set to Bid or “Buy Now” at the auction!
AUCTION WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, April 9th AT 5:00 P.M. IT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, April 16th AT 7:15 P.M.
You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from April 17th – April 30th.
On April 17th, you can visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:
All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
As you are shopping, you will find
· Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
· All orders ship direct to home
· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
Free shipping applies to book orders over $25 so if you order any pencils, bookmarks, etc., make it a separate order so you aren’t charged shipping on your books.
· All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards
Thank you for supporting Sally K Ride Library!
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Open Positions for 2021-2022 Ride PTO
We are starting to fill the board and committee positions for next school year! Volunteering for one of these spots is a great way to meet other parents of Ride, support the Ride staff and teachers, and enrich the learning experience of all Ride students. Everyone is welcome to join! No prior experience needed. Please notify us of your desire to to become a committee member. Please reference the Board and Committee Member Descriptions for additional information. Contact Alena Gunn, our Nominations Chairperson, at email@example.com to volunteer.
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