SOPG NEWS

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Hello Susitna Optional Families

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


Thank you,

Sara Crewdson

SOPG Board Member

REMINDER: Parent Work Night is Wednesday!

Work Night is anytime between 3:30-7pm

This is a wonderful easy way to complete your required volunteered hours.

(2hr + any additional worked)

Parents can complete tasks given by the teacher’s right after school or anytime until 7pm.


**Please note: NO PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED. When bringing your children please ask them to respect the school/classroom rules. There will be NO running or entry past the school parent work room area. If your children are using the computers, please check on your children often, they are your responsibility! Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 6th - Kindy Roundup (4pm)

April 6th - Parent Work Night - (Anytime between 3:30-7pm)

April 6th - SOPG Board Member Meeting (3:45pm)


April 8th - PTA Movie Night


APRIL 15TH - LAST DAY TO SIGN UP TO HELP WITH SPRING INTENSIVES! SIGN UP TODAY!


April 29th - K/1 Learning Lunch

April 29th - PACT - SIGN UP

April 29th - SPRING DANCE NIGHT - SIGN UP


May 5 & 6th - SPRING INTENSIVES - SIGN UP

May 16th - Spring Bike Trip & Picnic - SIGN UP

SOPG BOARD IS LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

We are in need of volunteers to fill a few positions on the SOPG BOARD for the upcoming year(s)!

Positions Needed:

  1. Volunteer Coordinator; Responsibilities include: Contact Teacher & parent event coordinators a month before the event via email, phone or in person regarding status of event and then the week before the event to make sure all is going well with event.
  2. Members at Large; Responsibilities include: be present in SOPG Board meetings, help with any tasks that need to be completed.


Please join us at our next SOPG Board Meeting April 6th @ 3:45pm in Mrs. Genie classroom if you are interested in volunteering or have questions.


(We meet at least four times a year to help organize all our SOPG Events throughout the year.)

Please email SOPGSUSITNA@GMAIL.COM if you are able to volunteer or have more questions about these positions.

PLEASE CHECK THE LOST & FOUND!

PLEASE VISIT THE LOST & FOUND AND TAKE HOME YOUR ITEMS!!


Located by the MPR

*All items left at the end of year will be donated!

Please Log Your Hours!!

Please Note: Emails have started to go out, more will go out this week with your Total Hours Logged. If you haven't received an email and would like to know what your hours total are, please email sopgsusitna@gmail.com.

Please Log your Hours! Click HERE!


Please refer to the Disclosure of Hours on the website for more information.
Your involvement really does make a difference for the teachers and in your child’s development.

Thank you to the Families that have Logged their hours so far!

For inquiries about your hours logged please email SOPGSUSITNA@GMAIL.COM.


***K/1 is looking for parent/ aunt, uncle / grandparent to read with children. Please contact Lucinda or Brittany if you are available to come in once or set up a time to come in on a regular basis.


There are other ideas listed below on ways you can volunteer.


If you still need a few hours, no worries, here are a few ideas on ways you can volunteer.

  • Helping in classrooms (wash tables, read with a child), help after school (Copy and Laminating projects), parent work night (Next couple are Jan 6th & Jan 27th, anytime between 3:30-7pm), doing work from home (just ask your teachers)

  • We still need volunteers to help in Field trips, and upcoming events like, PACT-(Apr 29), Family Dance Night (April 29), Spring Intensives (May 5 & 6), Spring Bike trip (May 16) and year end picnic (May 19).


  • HELP COORDINATE OUR EVENTS - (Each worth 26 Hours)

  1. Spring Intensives: Coordinator to help Ms. Brittany as needed.

  2. SOPG Last Day of School BBQ: Assistant Coordinator to help Sara Crewdson plan and operate this event.


  • HELP BE ON THE SOPG BOARD!! (Worth 36 HOURS)
  • We are in Need of Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator, and Members at Large


If you are interested in helping coordinate an event this year, or would like more information please email me at sopgsusitna@gmail.com.

Please check out Our Website and sign up under volunteers needed if you can help!

Disclosure of Volunteer Requirements


Thank you again for all your help,

Susitna Optional Parent Group

SOPG is specifically dedicated to supporting the Open Optional Program at Susitna Elementary. We perform functions similar to a PTA and we work closely with the teachers in the Optional Program, as well as Susitna's PTA. Key responsibilities include: assisting with PACT days (Parents and Children Together), Intensives, with Community Outreach projects, and with events like the Fall Ice Cream Social, The Spring Family Dance, spring/fall Bike Ride/Picnic, and the Year-End Barbecue.


The Susitna Optional Parent Group, or SOPG, is a volunteer parent group comprised of parents or guardians of children in the Open Optional Program at Susitna Elementary. SOPG is led by a volunteer advisory board consisting of a Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Members at Large.



The Current SOPG Board Members are

(to email click on member name)

Chair: Rhiannon Benedetti
Co-chair: Sara Crewdson

Secretary: Jessica Blackson
Treasurer: Amber Epps & Kathy Hammon

Members at Large: Ida and DJ Litteral

Members at Large: Angel Solter

Members at Large: Melanie Scallo

Please Join: Facebook Group Page

Welcome to Susitna Optional Parent Group! "A caring community of critical thinkers" This group page is hopefully another way to help us all keep connected throughout the year for information about meetings, events, volunteering, parent hours, etc.

Check out our SOPG Website

The purpose of this site is to provide information about the Susitna Optional Parent Group, as well as those just interested in learning more about the Open Optional Program at Susitna Elementary.

LOG YOUR HOURS HERE!

Your involvement really does make a difference for the teachers and in your child’s development.