Big T Weekly
February 26, 2020
STEM Learner Profile for February: Perseverance
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW OR FRIDAY
Mr. Miller (our Counselor) and two fine young men have started a club here at Big T. They invite everyone to join them in wearing a bow or tie on Wednesdays. When you look good you feel good!
Join Us for STEM Night
CMAS Testing Dates
Did you participate?
Don't forget to turn your logs in!
Big T Parents are the BEST!
A big THANK YOU to everyone that contributed to the taco bar staff lunch Monday! It was so delicious and much appreciated!
Thank you also to all the parents that were able to attend conferences. The children work so hard and were so excited to show you all what they are learning!
Big T Parents are the BEST!
Annual Family Update
News from your Volunteer Coordinator
Log Your Volunteer Hours by MARCH 31!
We are more than halfway through the school year and that means the deadline to log your volunteer hours is fast approaching. All hours must be logged by MARCH 31ST. This means if you have volunteered in some form at Big Thompson Elementary this school year and DID NOT check-in at the Volunteer Kiosk by the office, you will need to manually log those hours to the best of your memory at https://www.thompsonschools.org/page/2277. This includes hours from PTA meetings/events, Chili Supper and Silent Auction (including soliciting businesses for donations and basket assembling), Classroom/Teacher help (on and off school grounds help), Field Trips, Administrative Help, After School Events, Etc.
Logging hours is simple. Please go to the link above and follow these steps:
-Log In Username and Password (Usually it is your email address and password you created)
-Go to the 3 line icon on the upper left of your screen
-Log your hours and SAVE! (please make sure Big Thompson is selected as your school as some volunteers will have multiple options if they have children in other TSD schools)
If you have trouble logging your hours, please feel free to email Erin Lambert, Big T Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org, your hours and she will be happy to log them for you. Please provide your name, estimated hours served and roughly when, and what it was.
Logging your volunteer hours is a crucial tool for our school for several reasons. First, those hours are used when our school applies for grants. The more we can show we have a community supported school, the better chance we have to win those grants. That could mean winning thousands of dollars or new technology for Big T! Second, TSD has set up an annual competition awarding the elementary school with the most volunteer support a gift card to be used for something for our school. Lastly, and most importantly, is your time makes a positive impact for our students and staff!
Thank you for all your hard work so far this year! Big T couldn't be the amazing school it is without our awesome volunteers!
Last day to Register to Volunteer at Big T is April 30th
If you have not registered to volunteer at Big T and you think you may want to volunteer this school year, please register at the district's volunteer registration page, https://www.thompsonschools.org/volunteer, by April 30th. Per TSD rules, all volunteers at Big T must complete the online registration and have an approved background check done. With the end of the year, we tend to have many opportunities where parents want to volunteer... field trips, school dance, field day, end of year celebrations, etc. We urge every parent to take a few minutes to complete the online registration so you don't miss out on an opportunity to participate. After April 30th, ONLY REGISTERED AND APPROVED volunteers will be able to participate. Sorry, there are no exceptions to this rule. If you have questions, please email your Big T Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
Big T Health Office Looking for Underwear Donations
Big T's Health office is asking for donations of both boys and girls underwear to keep on hand for accidents. They are in need of sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Please click on the SignUp Genius Link to sign up, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F45AAAA29A0F58-health. All donations may be dropped off anytime at the front desk. Thank you!
Upcoming PTA Meetings and Events
3/31 PTA Meeting @ 6:00
4/24- School Dance, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Details to come)
Support Big T While You Shop!
If you do any purchasing through Office Depot/Max, please use our ID#70018268. We get 5% back through their Gives Back to School Program. Thank you!
Instructional Fees are Due
These fees help us replace workbooks and consumable materials.You can pay online with a credit card or in the office with check or cash.
We do go outside!
We go outside every day unless it is colder than 15. Please send all the cold weather gear with your children. Thank you!