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December PTO Meeting this Thursday

Our December PTO meeting will be on Thursday December 1st at 7:00 pm in the CS Cafeteria (enter through the 4th St. doors).
We will be finalizing everything for Festival of the Trees & our Holiday Shop!
We can’t wait to see you soon and appreciate your excitement and involvement so far this busy school year!
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SAVE THE DATE

Hello College Square Families! We are looking for donations for our refreshments to be served during Festival of Trees. We are looking to offer complimentary bottles of water, Hot Cocoa, and cookies.

For this event cookies DO NOT have to be store bought and can be homemade.

***PLEASE NOTE- DONATIONS ARE DUE BY 1600 ON 12/8/2022. THANK YOU *** Cookies do

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094fa4a62ca5f9c25-cookies

 

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Holiday Shop Vendor Application

Below are the application form and release form for our Holiday Shoppe Vendors!  Feel free to pass these forms along to any business you think may be interested in participating . If there are any further questions please email the Holiday Shop Committee: emilyfisher18@icloud.com and larkobecca@gmail.com
Be on the lookout for the signup genius!
*Vendors must have all clearances on file with the school*
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Spirit Wear Fundraiser

Over the next few days, our spirit-wear sale order forms will be coming home with your students. The profit from these items goes to your child’s field trips, classroom needs, staff appreciation, school equipment, and more. Some of the copies show different shades of colors, but be assured we are Maroon and Grey! Order forms and money need to be returned by November 21st. We are looking forward to a great sale!
The goal is to have these to families before the holiday break.

 

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Meeting this Thursday!!

Our November PTO meeting will be on Thursday November 3 at 7:00 in the cafeteria! Please enter through 4th street doors.

 

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Mark Your Calendars!

 

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NEXT PTO MEETING OCTOBER 6th

 

The next PTO meeting is Thursday October 6th @ 7 PM in the College Square Cafeteria. 

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FUN RUN: FRIDAY OCTOBER 21ST

Fun Run will be held Friday, October 21st!
PTO members with submitted clearances are invited to volunteer at this event.
Sign up here to volunteer
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September 1, 2022 PTO MEETING MINUTES

Click below for the September meeting minutes:

September 1, 2022 PTO MEETING MINUTES

 

 

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First PTO meeting of the year!

Don’t forget:

The first PTO meeting of the school year is  Thursday September 1st at 7:00 in the College Square cafeteria! We’re excited to kick-off the new school year and look forward to seeing you there!

Our future meeting dates (subject to change):

October: 10/6
November: 11/3
December: 12/1
January: 1/12
February: 2/9
March: 3/16
April: 4/13
May: 5/11
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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

If you’ve started your Back-to-School shopping, don’t forget to download the BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION app and scan your receipts to earn money for College Square!
 
A few helpful tips:
  1. Receipts need to be submitted within 14 days of purchase to be eligible.
  2. Digital receipts can be submitted as well paper receipts.
 
-If you receive a paper receipt, a quick scan with the Box Tops app will identify participating products and automatically credit your school’s earnings online.
 
-For digital receipts from most retailers EXCEPT Walmart, Instacart & Amazon:
1. Make sure you have a Box Tops for Education account (you can create one by downloading the Box Tops app)
2. Open your email and locate your emailed order confirmation you’d like to submit for Box Tops within 14 days of purchase. When you find it, just forward the confirmation email directly to this email address: receipts@boxtops4education.com
Be sure to use the same email that’s associated with your BTFE account. You can look up your email associated with your BTFE account by opening the Box Tops app, then tapping on the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner. You’ll see your name and email address at the top of the Account screen. If the email that you received the e-receipt at does not match your Box Tops account email, please follow the steps below instead to submit via our Contact Us form.
3. That’s it! You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. Valid Box Tops will typically be credited within 1 day – you can view your earnings detail in the ‘My Earnings’ section of the app.
 
-For digital receipts from Walmart, Instacart & Amazon (or if you have issues with forwarding your email via the steps above):
The emailed receipts from these retailers unfortunately only show the first few items of your purchase. This makes it hard for the Box Tops app to validate any items beyond that point. In order to get credited for the Box Tops you deserve, we ask that you follow these steps. Please stay tuned; we’re working to make this process easier for you!
1. Take a screen shot (or multiple) of your entire receipt from your online purchase, including retailer name, all items, transaction total, and date of purchase. If you have a PDF version of your full receipt, that works too!
2. Navigate to the Contact Us page on BTFE.com, or open the Box Tops app and navigate to your Account, then ‘Contact Us ’.
3. Select the “Submit a Digital Receipt” option from the main drop down.
4. Fill out the inputs, using the “Upload Attachment” feature to add the screen shot(s) of your entire receipt.
5. In order to receive Box Tops as soon as possible, it’s helpful to add how many earnings you should receive in the Comments Box of the form. Don’t forget to include Bonus Box Tops!
6. Upon review of your submission by our Customer Service team, you will receive an email confirmation and any eligible earnings will be reflected in the ‘My Earnings’ section of your app.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

2022-2023 COLLEGE SQUARE PTO MEETINGS
(dates subject to change,  please check back closer to each meeting for any changes)
September: 9/1
October: 10/6
November: 11/3
December: 12/1
January: 1/12
February: 2/9
March: 3/16
April: 4/13
May: 5/11

*meetings are held in the College Square Elementary Cafeteria at 7:00 PM

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21-22 School Year End

We made it!
2021-2022 school year is a wrap!
Here is a recap of our income and expenses this school year…
Total amount fundraised: $21,910.95
Biggest fundraiser: $9,068.64, The Fun Run
Of our money spent…
~63% went towards student activities: Fun Day, class parties, assemblies, Beaver Tales, field trips, field trip transportation, behavior incentives, family night, etc
~35% went towards building/teacher supplies and staff appreciation: staff luncheons, staff gift cards, construction paper for the classrooms, mulch for the playground, custodian dinner, staff appreciation week activities, Frye transportation breakfast, etc
~2% administrative costs: insurance, taxes, website fees
Biggest expense category: Field trip admission and transportation, $7,855.65
2nd biggest expense category: Fun Day/class parties, $6,649.53
We have some special thank you’s to give..
The executive board: Christina TrefelnerLeah StewartMichelle Farra Guzie
Book Fair Chair: Amber Hajos
Fun Run Chair: Betsy Long Zelina
Yearbook Chair: Angela Marie
Teacher appreciation Chairs: Jessica Colamarino and Jaime Bayer
**So much labor and love and hours of time were given from these women! Please join me in thanking them!
And there are so many other volunteers who have donated and given hours of their time to the events this year. Thank you so very much for everything you do and give to the PTO.
We are also grateful for our school partners, too: teachers, teaching assistants, therapists, counselor, cafeteria monitors, subs, hall monitors, custodial staff, food service staff, our secretaries, special teachers, our principals, Frye transportation, superintendents, and our school board directors.
What a beautiful and supportive PTO College Square has! Thank you all for being apart of this special group.
Have a wonderful summer!
And stay tuned for upcoming PTO opportunities from your new board!
-Naomi Galman
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Moving On Assembly

Today was such a special day for 2nd graders at College Square.
Because this cohort of children had no Kindergarten celebration and every school year was truly abnormal, today we celebrated their time at College Square and bid farewell to them as they move on to their next adventure at Dutch Ridge.
This assembly was a labor of love and came together beautifully because of all the parent volunteers, the staff, administration, custodians, and community partners. And the students!!! They worked so so so hard on their song and readings. They deserve all the kudos today!
There are so many thank you’s for todays success…
Huge thank you to Pizza Joe’s for the pre-assembly pizza party.
And thank you to the community partners who donated to our kids amazing swag bags: Crave, Pizza Joes, Castle Toys, Wendy’s, Frontier Falls, Beavtown, Spokane orthodontics, C&S sports.
Parents. You are amazing. So many of you showed up to stuff the swags, to hand out pizza, to decorate, to practice with our kids, all the things. You were the magic behind this event. And huge thank you to the Rush Family for the amazing memories video. It was so special.
The year couldn’t have ended better for these precious ones. We hope you all loved the assembly and the kids loved their swag bags. We wish so much luck and love to our 2nd graders moving on to Dutch Ridge.