October PTA Newsletter

Kramer PTA October 13, 2018 - English Version

October 13, 2018

Happy rainy Saturday Kramer Families! I hope this newsletter finds you settled into the second six weeks of school in a good place.


Here is a quick summary of September and early October. I want to say Thank you to so many of you who have given their time and money to support Kramer. Our first North Texas Giving Day was a huge success. Our community raised about $8,000! Thank you to each person who sent back an envelope or who donated online. Spirit Night at Shack Shack was fun! We hope you enjoyed spending time with other Kramer Families, raising some money and earning a Free Dress Pass. Movie Night was rained out but we will reschedule a date in the spring. Hispanic Heritage Night was darling, yummy and well attended. Thank you for brining food and encouraging your little ones to participate in the celebration. The Kramer Hillcrest Homecoming Float took First Prize at the homecoming parade. Thank you to those families who helped build the float and participated in the parade.


Take look at what we have going on for the rest of October and November.


For additional resources/details about these events, go to kramerelementary.org.

Important Dates

Basketball Registration is now OPEN

October 16 PTA Meeting

October 17 Box Tops Due

October 18 Donuts with Dad

October 18 School Wide Assembly with Acrodunk

October 19 No School

October 22-26 Red Ribbon Week

October 26 Storybook Character Day

October 28 Fall Spirit Wear Pre-Sale Deadline

November 2 Basketball Registration Deadline

November 3 Kramer Carnival

November 6 Election Day Bake Sale

November 9 2nd Six Weeks Awards Ceremonies

November 12 Lunch and Learn with Mrs. Walker

November 13 Prospective Kramer Families Coffee and Tour

November 16 4th Grade Austin Field Trip

November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break

PTA Membership Drive

Join the PTA, annual dues are $10.


Why join PTA? Help us support Kramer. The PTA coordinates many programs and activities. Here are just a few...Raz Kids, Remind, Athletics, Carnival, Northaven Home Tour, Teacher Reimbursement Program, Field Trips, Movie Nights, Campus Facility Improvements, Spirit Wear, Kramerelementary.org, Programs to support classroom learning, and much more. Please consider joining today!


www.joinPTA.org


Don't forget to include your child's name and class section.

Volunteers Needed

Looking to volunteer? Here are a few places where we can use your help!


PTA Volunteers

1. Morning Carpool Helpers/Dads and Doors Kramer can use your help with morning carpool. Volunteers will help keep the carpool line running smoothly, open car doors and direct children to the front entrance. Shifts are from 7:15am to 7:50am each day.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0949afab2faafb6-dads


2. Donuts with Dad October 18 Help us with set up, serving donuts and clean up. Take a look at the link for more specifics:

https://dallasisd.voly.org/opportunities/view.html?id=AWY6iXLKyfL1-PcgsFe5


3. Kramer Carnival November 3 We will be looking for "an army" of volunteers for carnival. Please consider volunteering for set up, carnival games or take down. Watch for sign ups coming soon or contact Christina Lowery at christinalowery@gmail.com


4. Election Day Bake Sale November 6 We are looking for an individual to coordinate this bake sale. If you are interested contact Lauren Bushart at laurenbushart@airmail.net. Closer to the date we will need donations of baked goods and volunteers for set up, selling concessions and take down. Watch for a VOLY sign up coming in late October.

PTA Meeting Tuesday, October 16 in the Library

We would love to have you join us for our PTA meeting in the Library. Meetings usually last no longer than an hour. Come share your ideas, comments and learn how you can help.

Box Tops - Fall Deadline Wednesday, October 17

Turn in your completed Box Tops Ghouls for Schools flyer or send in your Box Tops. Deadline is Wednesday, October 17 to earn a Free Dress Pass for your Kramer Colt. Questions, please contact Christina Lowery at christinalowery@gmail.com

Donuts with Dad Thursday, October 18 7:15-7:45am

Let's celebrate Kramer Dads, Grandpas, Uncles or significant males in the life of our Colts. Join us in the cafeteria Thursday morning until the tardy bell rings! Moms we can use a few volunteers. Use the link below for more details.


https://dallasisd.voly.org/opportunities/view.html?id=AWY6iXLKyfL1-PcgsFe5

School Wide Assembly with Acrodunk Thursday, October 18 at 2pm

We are going to kickoff Red Ribbon Week with a school wide assembly lead by Acrodunk. They are going to help our Kramer Colts get a head start with Red Ribbon Week and making good choices. ACRODUNK is a global provider of acrobatic slam dunk entertainment and inspiration.

WE DUNK, WE ENTERTAIN, WE INSPIRE, WE AMAZE – GLOBALLY!


https://www.acrodunk.com


Your Colt is not going to want to miss this inspiring message!

Fall Spirit Wear Pre-Sale Deadline Sunday, October 28

Order your long sleeve tees, sweatshirts, fleece jackets and fleece vests before the deadline. This is a pre-sale only event, no additional supply will be available for purchase.


https://kramerelementary.org/shop/

Basketball Registration Deadline Friday, November 2nd

Basketball registration is now open until November 2. Kinder - 5th grade girls and boys. Registration is $30 and jerseys are $15, unless you already have our new Kramer Colts jersey. For more details please take a look at our web site


https://kramerelementary.org/athletics/


If you are interested in coaching contact kramerathletics@gmail.com. We always need VOLY cleared coaches. A perk of coaching is that your child's registration fee is waived! If you are interested in coaching contact kramerathletics@gmail.com for more details and a coupon code.

Kramer Carnival Saturday, November 3

Join us at the back of the school for our annual carnival 2pm-5pm. Tickets are $5 each and include all rides, inflatables, face painting and games. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Tickets and sponsorships available at


https://kramerelementary.org/carnival/

Remind App

Sign up on REMIND

Don't be left out of the loop! Kramer will use the Remind app school-wide to keep our families better informed about school emergencies, school announcements and events, PTA communications, and activities at grade levels. This FREE service allows Kramer to send quick messages through text messages, push notifications, or emails to all those who have chosen to participate. Instructions can be found on our website https://kramerelementary.org/remind/


Want to receive your messages in Spanish. You can! Remind will automatically translate an English message into Spanish. You will need to have your phone language settings set to Spanish and open the Remind message in the Remind App. It is that easy.


JOIN REMIND FOR PTA UPDATES

Text the message @akramerpta to the number 81010 or join online at rmd.at/akramerpta.