Posted by PTA on June 5, 2013 in Events
, Gator Run PTA
|Season’s Greetings from Gator Run PTA
Dear Gator Run Families
With the holiday season upon us, the Gator Run PTA would like to take a moment to thank our awesome sponsors. They are an important part of our school community and their support allows us to provide our kids with amazing programs and activities throughout the school year. Thank you!
Wishing all our families and sponsors a wonderful and peaceful holiday season!
See you in 2015!
The Gator Run PTA
Dear Gator Run families,
Gator Run Parents, when was the last time you dumped a jar of change into the trash? Probably never, right? Well, that’s basically what you’re doing every time you toss out certain products in your house, like Kleenex, Ziplock, Avery or Cherrios boxes. Such products contain Box Tops which are actually dimes in disguise. These little dimes in disguise helped Gator Run raise approximately $3,700 last year. With your help, we hope to raise over $4,000 this year.
Box Tops are the little rectangles found on many of the products you purchase on a weekly basis. All you need to do is clip the Box Tops and send them to school with your child. We’ll be holding 3 grade wide contests this year to see which class in each grade turns in the most Box Tops. Winning classes will receive a special prize. At the end of year, the classes that turn in the most Box Tops overall will win a grand prize and get bragging rights for their grade.
How can you help your child’s class be successful? Start scouring your pantries & offices for Box Tops products. Tell extended family members to do the same. It’s an easy way to get grandparents involved in their grandchildren’s school. Make sure the Box Tops contain the 10 cent symbol and that they’re neatly clipped around the dotted line
. This is important as it will save our Box Tops committee from having to re-cut them if they aren’t suitable for submission. Place your Box Tops in a baggy with the teacher’s name and grade.
If there’s no teacher listed on the bag, your child’s class won’t get credit. There’s no minimum amount to send in and you can send them in as often as you like. Also, be sure to join the Box Tops website, www.btfe.com
, for a complete list of participating products and to watch our school’s progress. You’ll also receive exclusive coupons for Box Tops products and learn about extra ways to earn Box Tops for our school.
For a list of participating products, please click here
Here are the Grade Wide Box Tops Winning Classes:
Pre-K – Ms. Roberts, 128
K – Iamartino, 581
1st – Hanley, 1,025
2nd – Lasseter, 287
3rd – Crowther, 468
4th – Bryce, 520
5th – Pollack, 433
These classes won an ice cream party!!!
We would like to say a special Thank You to Jason Higa, for turning in 736 neatly clipped box tops, also we would like to thank Kindergarten & 4th grade because they’re the only ones who had 100% participation in the school.
Also, a special thank you to all the parents and families for clipping away! Together you have helped raise $1,900 so far this year!
Keep Clipping and filling your boxes for the next Box Top Contest!!!
Register to Volunteer at Gator Run
The first time you come in to volunteer for the school year, you MUST bring the ID that you used to register online in order to activate your STAR badge. This can be done NOW by going to www.getinvolvedineducation.com and following the directions posted. Please note that if you volunteered more than 4 hours last year, you do not need to reapply. This is new for this year.
Due to the large number of applications received by Broward County, their processing may take one to two weeks.
*There are many opportunities to volunteer at Gator Run. In order to volunteer in the classroom or at any Gator Run event, you MUST complete the Broward County Volunteer Application process online and wait for the county approval.