September PTA Newsletter

Kramer PTA September 2018 - English Version

September 5th

We are now in the third week of school. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help our Kramer Colts get off to a fabulous start. We appreciate each of you supporting Kramer with your talents!


Fall begins a time with lots of activities and the hope of cooler weather. Take a look at what is coming up below.


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

Important Dates

September 11 Spirit Day at Shake Shack

September 13 Immersion Meeting 6 pm

September 20 North Texas Giving Day

September 21 PTA Back to School/Movie Night 7 pm

September 26 Coffee with the Principal 7:30 am-8:30 am

September 27 Hispanic Heritage Night 6 pm

October 2 Individual Picture Day

October 5 Hillcrest Homecoming Parade

October 5 VOLY Training Deadline for Field Trip Chaperones

October 8-11 Book Fair

October 9 Prospective Kramer Families Coffee and School Tour

October 12 No School

October 16 PTA Meeting

October 18 Donuts with Dad

October 19 No School

October 26 Storybook Character Day

November 3 Kramer Carnival

PTA Membership Drive and Classroom Rewards

Join the PTA, annual dues are $10. You can help your child's classroom win a popsicle party or a goodie basket for their teacher. Any class with 90% participation will win a popsicle party and any class with 100% participation will win a goodie basket for their teacher. Deadline for the contest is September 30.


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. Starting September 10 we are looking for 2 volunteers per day.


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


2. PTA Back to School & Movie Night September 21 Help us with set up, cooking hot dogs, selling concessions and spirit wear. Take a look at the link for more specifics:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a48adac2ea3f85-back


Volunteers During the School Day

A message from the Ms. Sanceido, the coordinator of VOLY and school volunteers:


Starting next Monday, Sept. 10 everyone will absolutely have to sign in through VOLY every single time you are in the building doing volunteer work of any kind. Please remember to sign in on VOLY when you are on campus.


1. Lunch Bunch Cafeteria Helpers Starting September 10 You will need to be VOLY cleared and willing to help the students during lunch. Your duties will include keeping the lunch line moving, opening milk cartons etc... This is a great opportunity to get to know the students in your child's grade and provide an extra set of hands in the cafeteria. Watch for sign up times on VOLY.

Spirit DAY at Shake Shack September 11

Shake Shack will donate 25% of your total purchase when you visit on September 11th from 11 am -10 pm. Please remember to bring in the flyer or show an electronic version!


FREE DRESS PASS for Friday, September 14th when you attend from 5 pm - 8 pm


Shake Shack

6025 Royal Lane

North East Corner of Preston & Royal

Spanish Immersion Classes Meeting September 13

Join us for an update about our Spanish Immersion Program. Thursday, September 13 at 6 pm in the Learning Lab.

North Texas Giving Day September 20

North Texas Giving Day is a one-day, online fundraising event benefiting non-profit organizations in North Texas. In 2018, it will take place on Thursday, September 20. During this one day event, the Communities Foundation of Texas will provide bonus funds on a percentage of all donations up to $10,000 made to Kramer Elementary PTA through the special website. By participating on this day, donors join in the fun and excitement generated by this event and stretch their donations, making a significant impact on the total amount raised.


More details or donate at


https://kramerelementary.org/north-texas-giving-day


PTA Back to School & Movie Night September 21 at 7 pm

Come on out to the BACK of the school for a fun family evening! We will start Peter Rabbit once the sun goes downs, but before that you can eat a hot dog dinner, shop spirit wear, sign up to join the PTA, find out how to get involved and much more. Movie Night is free, concession will be available for purchase. Hope to see you and your family, this is a fun evening you will not want to miss!

Coffee with the Principal September 26 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Join Ms. Walker and other parents in the Kramer Library for an informal talk about what is happening at Kramer.

Hispanic Heritage Night September 27

Mark your calendar for this annual event! September 27 at 6 pm. Look for details in your Colt Folder.

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.