PTA PRESS

Level Creek Elementary

February 2016

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENTS

Dear Level Creek families,


We hope you have all settled in to the second half of the school year. The PTA still has some great projects and events planned for the year, so mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss these exciting opportunities to connect with other students and staff at our wonderful school!


Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 6th from 1:00-4:00 pm for the annual Level Creek Winter Carnival! For those of you who may be new to our school, our Winter Carnival is an amazing event that is held each year for Level Creek students and their families. The Winter Carnival includes entertainment, inflatables, food, games and much more! Be sure to purchase raffle tickets as you won’t want to miss our raffle baskets which includes items such as: Star Wars Legos, American Girl doll, GoPro, iPads, Xbox ONE, Disney World tickets, and much more!


Our fabulous care and community chairs, Missy Schofield and Helen Chang, have been busy collecting all of the food that the kids donated for the North Gwinnett Co-op. Thank you to the First Grade teachers for organizing such a great service project for our students! The school donated more than 2,400 items! Thanks so much for always supporting our school and our community!


Mark your calendars! Teacher Appreciation Week is scheduled from March 18th through the 22nd. Like last year, we will be collecting $5 gift cards to put together gift bags for all of our non-homeroom faculty and support staff. These gift bags have been such a blessing and the recipients are always blown away by the generosity of the Level Creek community! We once again want to show the entire Level Creek staff that they are important to all of us! Don’t miss this chance to show your appreciation. When we all come together, it’s truly amazing what we can do for our school!

As always, thank you for all of your support!

Michelle Frost and JoEllyn Robinson
Level Creek Elementary PTA Co-Presidents

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MEDIA CENTER

The January Media Center Calendar is now open! We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/U6dwD9
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Sara Gawlak (Sara@Gawlak.com) and she can sign you up manually.

Book Fair

The second link is the sign up to help with the book fair. Preview day is February 19th. The fair runs from February 22nd -26th in the media center.


http://vols.pt/BBrpcj

YEARBOOK

Order your 2016 yearbook now! The price remains $35 and all pre-orders will have personalized covers with your child's name and picture on them.

Order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using ID Code 6508116.


Fifth grade parents, forms for the 5th grade dedication pages in the yearbook have been sent home. Please return those completed forms ASAP if you would like to participate.


The yearbook committee is creating a Dropbox as a convenient way for students and teachers to submit pictures for the yearbook. Look for more information coming soon.

Earning For Learning

Please continue to save your Box Tops over winter break. The next Box Top collection will be on February 19th. The collection sheets were sent home in your child’s Friday folder.

Heritage Night

Please make plans to join us for Level Creek's cultural celebration on March 25th, 2016.

Level Creek's Got Talent

Calling all Level Creek students…come show off your talent on a special evening of fun!

Talent Show date:
Friday, February 19th
5:30 – 1st show
7:00 – 2nd show

Audition dates:
Monday, February 1st (K through 2nd grades)
Tuesday, February 2nd (3rd & 4th grades)
Wednesday, February 3rd (5th grade)

Auditions will be held from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. each day in the Music Room (Mr. H’s classroom).

For questions, e-mail Melissa Forster-Green at mforstergreen@bellsouth.net or call 404-423-6628

FACULTY AND STAFF SUPPORT

The Faculty & Staff Committee would like to thank those that continue to make birthday cupcakes each month for our wonderful teachers and staff. They are a big hit! Our next events will be to host lunches on Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th. These are the Early Release days for conferences. We will be asking for folks to bring in desserts only on Wednesday, as PTA will provide the main dish. On Thursday, we will be asking for yummy crock pot soups and desserts. We will be in touch about these lunches with volunteers through Signup Genius. As always, if you are interested in helping with this Committee and feeding the dedicated staff of LCE, please contact Sharon Adams at: sadams4000@charter.net -or- Lisa Cheek at: lisacheek@bellsouth.net. Thank you!

Winter Carnival Volunteers Needed

We are in need of parent volunteers to help with the Winter Carnival. Please consider signing up to help out with the fun school wide event by clicking on the link below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d44a9ac28a20-parent