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Holiday Shopping & Inspiring Curiosity

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There’s still time to Shop & Volunteer through Thursday, December 8th.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-peppermint1

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Please Vote for our very own Science Sisters in the 2016 Inspiring Curiosity Contest!

https://www.facebook.com/KHOU11/app/403834839671843?brandloc=DISABLE&app_data=view-gallery,for-w4dtL8xnkjE

Vote daily through December 9th.

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Peppermint Village Store needs volunteers

peppermint  The Peppermint Village Holiday Store will be next week, December 5th-8th. This is a place where children can buy inexpensive items for the people on their holiday shopping list. Adult volunteers help the kids make their purchases and bag the items. We need many volunteers for a successful store!! Please sign up if you can. Your help is greatly appreciated! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-peppermint1

apple-borders-for-teachers-dana-teacherlabel-heartapple-500px  PTO will be catering an appreciation luncheon for the teachers and staff on Tuesday, December 13th.  We are asking for donations of homemade or store bought desserts to complete the meal.  Donated items will need to be delivered to the school no later than 10:00 that Tuesday morning.

We would also like to have parents volunteer to work lunch duty so that our teachers and staff can eat lunch together.  This entails walking around the cafeteria and monitoring students during their lunch time and helping them open items as needed. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-teacher5

yearbook Yearbooks are on sale for $30 until Dec. 31st at Balfour.com. After the 31st, the price will increase to $35. Yearbook dedications/ads can also be designed at the Balfour website. This year the yearbook will include QR codes. These QR codes will link to videos of the grade level programs.

Submit photos to the yearbook! Visit images.balfour.com to upload from your computer. Use project number 718770 and password Kaufman.  You can also search for the “Balfour Image Share” app in your app marketplace to share pictures from your phone.

boxtopclip  Several classes are close to the mark.  Keep sending in Box Tops.  Make sure to grab Box Tops from relatives during the holidays. When you are at school check out the Box Tops poster board in the cafeteria to see how your class is doing.

Next submission dates:

Monday, December 12, 2016
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017

Thank you for the UPS Store Rayford Road for mailing in our Box Tops for free.  Thanks to Michele Blair, Estera Kryshu, Jennifer Wiggins, Sarah Mabile, and Bianca Campos for helping clip, sort and count.  If anyone else is interested in helping with the Box Tops Clip and Count Club, please contact Kimberly Holmes, Kaufman Box Tops Coordinator at kimberlymholmes@hotmail.com

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Generation Texas & Food Drive

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Generation Texas Week

November 14-18, CISD will be celebrating Generation Texas Week. This is a time we emphasize the wonderful possibilities for a child’s future. We encourage all students to think about college as the next step after high school graduation. To celebrate this week we invite you to participate with us:

Monday Careers “Dress for Success” – Students dress up as their favorite career and teachers dress up as “If I hadn’t been a teacher, I would have been”

Tuesday Back to Your Future Day – Wear your favorite college shirts, hats, socks, etc.

Wednesday Transitions Day – so what’s after Kaufman?  Wear a feeder zone shirt: Vogel, Irons, or Oak Ridge.

Thursday – Hats Off To A Successful Future!  Wear hats to school.

Friday No Dress Up.

 

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Food Drive for the Montgomery County Food Bank

This week is also our annual food drive for the Montgomery County Food Bank to help feed families within Montgomery County.  Students may bring items to place in the grade level bins that will located in the cafeteria all week. We appreciate your support for this wonderful organization!

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Spirit Day and Upcoming Events

Spirit Day at Crust Pizza

Take a night off from cooking Tuesday, Nov 8th – Pick up a pizza from Crust Pizza on Rayford and mention Kaufman to raise funds for our school!

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boxtopclip Box Tops

Don’t forget Box Tops are due, Thursday, Nov 10th!

 

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General PTO Meeting this Friday, Nov 11th at 1:30 PM. Please join us to see how you can get involved with all that is going at Kaufman.

 

fooddrive Food Drive

Pick up a few extra non-perishable food items when you grocery shop this weekend. Next week is our food drive, Nov 14-18.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities!

book-lover-main Book Fair Volunteers Needed this Tuesday and Thursday Evening – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aa8a92ca7fa7-book

pto PTO Board Meeting on Friday, November 4th at 1:30 PM.

vote_335x225image Mock Election Volunteers Needed on Tuesday November 8th – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mock

 

boxtopclip Box Tops

Congratulations to Mrs. Cordaway’s 2nd grade class.  They are the first class to reach the 50% mark for a Box Tops party.  Several classes are close to the mark.  Keep sending in Box Tops.  When you are at school check out the Box Tops poster board in the cafeteria to see how your class is doing.

Next submission dates:
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016

 

Thank you for the UPS Store Rayford Road for mailing in our Box Tops for free.  Thanks to Michele Blair, Estera Kryshu, Jennifer Wiggins, Sarah Mabile, and Bianca Campos for helping clip, sort and count.  If anyone else is interested in helping with the Box Tops Clip and Count Club, please contact Kimberly Holmes, Kaufman Box Tops Coordinator at kimberlymholmes@hotmail.com

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Red Ribbon Week & Chick Fil A Spirit Night

Red Ribbon Week- October 24-28

Monday – October 24 “Paws-itvely Proud To Be Drug Free”
Wear red or a Kaufman shirt
*Students will receive a Red Ribbon sticker.

Tuesday – October 25 “Turn Your Back On Drugs”
Wear shirts backwards.

Wednesday – October 26 “United We Stand Against Bullying and Drugs”
Wear red, white and blue.
*Students will receive a red ribbon friendship bracelet.

Thursday – October 27 “Make Drugs History”
Dress from your favorite decade.
*Students will receive a pencil or a bookmark.

Friday – October 28 “Your Choices Are the Key to Your Dreams”
Wear your favorite pajamas.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is Tuesday, October 25, 4:30-7:30 PM.

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Chick Fil A Spirit Night – Save The Date!

Save the Date for Chick Fil A Spirit Night on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

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Fun Run Update

🐾  Kaufman parents 🐾,

Thank you so much for participating in this year’s Lights, Camera, Cougars Fun Run at Kaufman Elementary!

As of right now we have collected 76% of what was pledged. That is great, but there’s still more to reach our goal for school improvement.

Please help us reach our 100% collection goal!

The second Due Date for pledges is Friday, October 14.

Checks can be written to the Kaufman Elementary PTO and turned into your student’s teacher or into the front office.

Also, sponsors are able to pay online if an email address was entered at the time of the pledge.

Thank you,

Kaufman PTO

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Fun Run Pledges

Great job on the Fun Run🐾Kaufman Cougars🐾!

Of course, now we still have to get all our pledges collected. Our goal is 100% collected. 👍

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Are you following PTO on Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/KaufmanPTO/

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Dancing on the Fly

flag The Fun Run was a blast, but the 50 States Challenge will be extended to over the weekend!

We just need 3 more states: Connecticut, South Dakota, and Vermont to win Dancing on the Fly all day school reward!

You ALL know you want to dance, so come on Kaufman Cougars, let’s make it happen!

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Slime the Principal Challenge

🐾Kaufman Parents🐾,

With one night left before the Fun Run tomorrow, we still need 9 States for our Dancing on the Fly Challenge.

Here they are 👉: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Please reach out to one or two more sponsors tonight! If we meet our fundraising goal, we get to slime Mrs. Oliver!

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Boosterthon, Box Tops & Books

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We are just 2 days away from the Fun Run! There are still a few volunteer slots open: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e084aaba729ab9-lights/7342600.

Friday, October 7th
2nd & 4th Grade: 8:10-9:25 AM
Kinder & 1st Grade: 9:30-10:45 AM
4th Grade: 10:50 AM-12:05 PM

There is still time to get pledges in at FunRun.com

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Reminder that Box Tops are due Monday, October 10th.

 

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The first A/R store of the year is coming and we need your help assisting the children with purchasing their rewards using their points they have earned. Please sign up for a shift. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aa8a92ca7fa7-arstore.

 

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Fun Run Weekend Challenge

🐾Weekend Challenge🐾

When Kaufman families get $90 or $3 pledge per lap or more in new pledges this weekend they’ll earn their regular rewards plus the bonus reward:

Your child brought home 📜flyers talking about the weekend challenge!

Student School Wide Incentive From PTO:
• Students hit the 50 State Challenge— Dancing on the Fly
• Hit the school’s $50K profit goal – Principal Oliver gets slimed!
• Students who collect $350.00 or more get a “STAR STUDDED RECESS”
with popcorn, movie style candy treat, and their very own hand printed
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• Top student with the most funds collect in each grade level will receive
a $25.00 gift card to the movies!

You can also log into 📲funrun.com 💻for more information.

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Friends & Family Fun Run Donations

🐾Kaufman Parents 🐾,
If some of your family & friends do not have online💻access to funrun.com and want to pledge on behalf of your child, you can register the pledge for your family member and/or friend.
Just simply login to your child’s funrun.com account, choose a per lap or flat donation ,then add their name. You do not have to submit a payment on their behalf unless you choose to.
That sponsor can then mail in the check made out to Kaufman Elementary PTO with the child’s complete name in the memo area.
Have them 📬mail their check to our school:
Kaufman Elementary School PTO
2760 Northridge Forest, Spring, Texas 77386
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Backyard Box Office Fun Run Kick-off!

Hey Kaufman Family, Our Biggest Fundraiser has arrived!

Backyard Box Office Fun Run Video  https://vimeo.com/162027419

Just for logging onto funrun.com, every student will receive a secret pocket band.

There’s a secret pocket in it :)

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But wait, there’s more…

For every student that gets a pledge tonight, they’ll earn a halo disc.

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So go online to https://funrun.boosterthon.com/auth/login and register your child before you go to bed today!

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Volunteers Needed…

We have a few volunteer opportunities:

  1. Library – Mondays 11 a – 12pm
  2. Library – Thursdays  1 p – 12 pm
  3. PTO Meeting Signs – This person will put the signs out before each meeting and pick them up after. Please email kaufman_pto@yahoo.com for information.
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Welcome

Welcome to all New and Returning Kaufman Cougars!

Joining the PTO is free!  Register with Kaufman PTO at www.friendsofkaufman.digitalpto.com for updates about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and how you can help support our school.

Upcoming Events….Plan to be there!

Sept. 15th- SK8 Town Spirit Night @ 6-8:30 pm
Sept. 16th- Exec. Board Meeting @ 1:30 pm in room 410
Sept. 22nd- Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night @ 6:30-7:30 pm
Sept. 28th- Boosterthon Pep Rally

How Can I help Right now?

  • Like Kaufman PTO on Facebook!
  • Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program! This program is a great way to raise money for our school, but the registration expires for everyone each year on August 1st. If you were registered last year, it has to be redone this year.  Our organization number is 90144.
  • Submit photos to the yearbook!  Send in any pictures you may take when visiting Kaufman for events.  Visit images.balfour.com to upload from your computer.  Use project number 718770 and password Kaufman.  You can also search for the “Balfour Image Share” app in your app marketplace and use to share pictures from your phone.

How Can I volunteer on campus?

We would love to have you volunteer on campus. All adults that visit the campus while school is in session must submit a Volunteer Application form to CISD. This application must be submitted again each year. If you would be interested in helping in any of the areas below, please email kaufman_pto@yahoo.com

One-time PTO opportunities                                      School Wide support

Fun Run                                                                                Assist in the library

Peppermint Village                                                                         Weekly

Picture Day Assistant                                                                     AR store (end of 9 wks)

Spring Carnival                                                                                Book Fair

Spring Field Day                                                                  Occasional Lunch Room Duty

Teacher Luncheons (December and May)                     Decorating

 

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Kaufman Elementary School Supplies 2016-2017

School Supplies 2016-2017

 

The Kaufman PTO has arranged a school supply sale (view flyer) that will ship directly to your address.  You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items from your purchase.  Orders ship within 10 days, so to ensure you receive your order in time for “meet the teacher,” please place your order at www.schooltoolbox.com by August 2nd.

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RESCHEDULED – Fun Day

May Fun Day is now JUNE fun day!

We have rescheduled for June 1, 2016. We will need many helpers to make this work. Any area that does not have enough volunteers will be closed for that grade level, but we will still have popsicles and bounce houses. Volunteer here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-june
Leftover yearbooks will be on sale, still $30 until we run out. Table will be set up in front of the PTO room (406) and open after JUNE fun day begins.
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May 23rd – May 27th

****All library books are due back Monday, May 23rd****

 

Friday, May 27th is May Fun Day!

May Fun Day is a day for all grade levels to enjoy during their specials time. We need many volunteers to help work the different stations and activities planned. Come and join your child for the fun, and then stay and help with a volunteer shift before or after: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aaba729ab9-mayfun

 

Leftover yearbooks will be on sale during May Fun Day. This will be on a first come, first serve basis for $30 cash only.  We will open the sale table after May Fun Day has kicked off (around 8:30am).

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