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Tuscan Fair - rain or shine! May 18th
Bowcraft on May 10th Spirit Day
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Tuscan Fair - rain or shine! May 18th
While we are still in the process of winding up our second annual TUSCAN SPRING THING, we wanted to take time out to say a huge, heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to everyone who made this event possible:
· Thanks to our amazing Tuscan families for your many individual donations…the auction items were terrific this year. Proof that Tuscan parents
Be part of the new Odyssey of the Mind team at Tuscan - register for our pilot that will meet afterschool on Mondays.
Tuscan is forming a team for the Odyssey of the Mind competition. Odyssey of the Mind is a program that encourages the development of creative problem solving and critical thinking skills through teamwork and competition.
The program is open to kids of all ages at Tuscan who want to be part of a team that will prepare for competition during the 2013/2014 academic year. Meetings for those kids that are.....
............read more for registration and other info
The following PTA Executive Board Positions are open and available for 2013-2014. If you would like to nominate someone or yourself for any of the Positions, please contact Willis Goodmoore at email@example.com
To learn more about a particular position, please feel free to reach out to the current office holder. You can find their contact and other information at http://www.tuscanpta.org/pta-info--contacts.html
May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month and the first week in May is National Physical Education Week. Tuscan School will be celebrating by participating in a global event called "Project ACES" which stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously. Millions of children from all 50 states and over 50 countries will
(read more from our PE Teachers)
NJASK is nearly upon us and during the two weeks of testing we would like to have some volunteers around the school reminding everyone to be extra specially quiet so the 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders can do their very best.
It is the easiest volunteering you will ever do for Tuscan! Come along, bring a book, your tablet or your knitting and sit for 2 1/2 hours. On your volunteer day, come to the school office just before 9am and you will be assigned a location. Thats it!
Thanks in advance for helping our Tuscan children to do their very best!
If you have any questions please contact Melanie Sim firstname.lastname@example.org and if you know of a Tuscan parent who would like to volunteer to keep the hallways of Tuscan peaceful, please feel free to forward them this sign up!
~ Melanie Sim, NJASK Proctor Coordinator
Tuscan Elementary School is partnering with Little One & Co. for a fundraiser shopping event. The easiest fundraiser ever. During the week of May 5th, shop at Little One & Co. and 10% of your sale will go to the PTA. (Little One & Co. is partnering with our sister elementary schools too!) Buy for your kids or pick up some gifts. The more you shop, the more the school will get. Tell your friends and neighbors. It's that easy.
Location: Little One & Co. - 1 Highland Place, Maplewood
Dates: Sun, May 5th - Sat, May 11th
Hours: Sun: 12-4, Mon-Wed: 10am–5pm, Thu-Sat: 10am–6pm
We are in the final preparations for our second annual Spring Thing Silent Auction and Tricky Tray. We hope you can join us at Maplewood Woman's Club at 6:30pm. You can peruse the prizes in our program here.
Tickets at the advance price are available until Thursday at midnight: $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Your entry ticket includes fantastic dinner, beer, wine or sangria and 20 tricky tray tickets.
Here is how the Spring Thing works:
Check In ~ 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Get your auction program, bid number and Tricky Tray tickets.
We strongly suggest that each family bid together, using one bid number.
iPad Raffle ~ 10:00 pm
iPad raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the evening until the drawing at 10 pm. Tickets are $10 per chance, and you need not be present to win.
Tricky Tray ~ 6:30 - 8:00 pm
One sheet of Tricky Tray Raffle tickets is included with each entrance fee. Additional sheets of 20 tickets are available for $5. Prize winners will be announced before silent and live auction prizes. Tricky Tray prizes are distributed as the winning numbers are announced. You must be present to win.
Silent Auction ~ 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Silent auction prizes and bid sheets are displayed on the tables throughout the main hall.
Live Auction ~ occurs throughout evening
Check Out ~ 10:00 - 11:00 pm
You may pay with cash, check or credit card. Those wishing to split or share a prize with another family should note that only one payment will be accepted. We cannot accommodate a “split bill” and ask that you help make the checkout run smoothly by making your sharing arrangements for payments prior to checkout. Thank you!
Looking forward to a great evening for Tuscan
~ Spring Thing Committee and PTA Board
Maplewood Middle School HSA is hosting the Harlem Wizards again this year - come join the fun!
The Harlem Wizards will play the Cougar All Stars
Friday April 26th at 6:30pm at MMS Auditorium
More information and tickets can be found here http://mmsparentpress.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/harlem-wizards-at-mms-this-friday-at-630pm-tickets-on-sale-now/
Our PTA Grounds Committee was hard at work over the weekend clearing weeds, removing trash & debris and putting down mulch. Thank you to Karen Rutberg, Lisa Schnorr and the host of parents, students and Cub Scouts who donned gloves and pitched in. It was a beautiful day and Tuscan looks more beautiful because of all of your work.
The Fair is coming!
Saturday May 18th
Family fun rain or shine!
Tickets on pre-sale the Thursday & Friday before the fair.
Can you lend a hand? This one day event is made possible by many hands. Come work alongside veteran Fair volunteers who will be moving on with their graduates this year. Contact Liz Perlman <email@example.com>
~ Fair Chairs, Amy Halperin & Liz Perlman
Would you like to tour the Newark Museum with its curator, and bring along seven friends?
Or a Coach handbag and wallet worth $460?
Want to go see what happens…Live? Tickets to Andy Cohen's show!
Camps! Gift baskets! An iPad!
Tickets for the Spring Thing for fantastic prizes, great dinner and more... Buy Tickets Here $25 in advance, $30 after April 25th
Saturday April 27th, 6:30pm-11:00pm @ Maplewood Woman's Club
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Spring SEPAC Meeting
SEPAC - Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
Join us to discuss issues related to parents supporting their children in education: the difference between a 504 and an IEP; discuss timelines associated with procedural safeguards; suggest ways to partner with case managers effectively; and preparing for school transitions (preK to K, elementary to middle, middle to high, etc.) with special needs children.
Thspeaker will be Esther Canty-Barnes, Director, Special Education Clinic, Rutgers University School of Law
The executive committee will meet at 6.30pm to review the bylaws and other committee business.
Join our email list through www.somsd-sepac.org
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not too late to volunteer for one of the hundreds of activities that the PTA runs during the school year! Volunteering allows the PTA to continue to offer these programs, helping you, your family and the Tuscan community.
Please volunteer today for one of the activities taking place over the next couple of months.
To volunteer now, go to the Volunteer form on the PTA website.
For a description and a complete list of the committees, visit the volunteer page on the PTA website.
~ Beth Brock, Gabrielle Graziano, Volunteer Coordinators
This year’s Music In Our Schools Month was a great success. Thank You to all the parents who came and shared their musical talents with the classes. The students really enjoyed all of the live performances and look forward to more in the future.
We finished the month with a very special performance from Zach Hatcher, an up and coming Harpist who performed for the 4th and 5th grade students. The students were astonished to hear that he practices 6-8 hours A DAY !
We also received some great news about our district music program: South Orange/Maplewood School District Recognized Nationally for Schools’ Music Education Efforts As One of the Best Communities for Music Education, more about this distrinction can be found on the district site here.
~ Music and Chorus teacher Mrs. Van Tine
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