Dear Parents and Students:
At Augusta Ranch Elementary, our goal is to partner with parents to help students grow as scholars and people of good character. We accomplish this through the generous donations of talent, time, and financial support provided by the Augusta Ranch families and our community partners.
The PTSO organization manages fundraising events, supports community service opportunities, coordinates teacher requests, and partners with business sponsors to raise money for our school.
This site will provide you with the latest updates on news and events related to our PTSO. We encourage you to review the site for information on upcoming meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities including running for any board member open positions. Please search the pages and let us know your feedback.
Thank you for your ongoing support! We could not be successful without your involvement and participation.
|Check our Activity/News page for more information on what is happening this month at the Ranch!
►CANNED FOOD DRIVE
It is that time of year when we reflect on all we are grateful for and reach out into the community to help others in need.
This Friday, November 14th, we will be launching our annual food drive. This year, all donated food will go to St. Mary’s Food Bank to assist them in packing emergency food boxes for families in AZ who are in need of food support.
It is always surprising to hear that 1 in 4 children in Arizona live in poverty, that is 338,000 Arizona children; 37% under the age of five. Nearly 900,000 individuals in Arizona needed to seek emergency food help from charities within the last year.
Last year we collected enough canned food to fill 15 large donation boxes. To help us surpass that amount, we have set up theme food days and will be developing some school and class incentives.
Students can send in any of the items on any of the days, but we will be encouraging the daily specific food items to make the food drive more fun.
Monday the 17th ~ Cereal (boxes & cereal bars – whole grain, low sugar)
Tuesday the 18th ~ Canned fruit and vegetables
Wednesday the 19th ~ Pasta
Thursday the 20th ~ Tuna (canned or vacuum packed)
Friday the 21st ~ Canned soups, stews, chili and pastas
Monday the 24th ~ Juice (canned, plastic, or boxed)
Tuesday the 25th ~ Peanut butter
We would also LOVE to take: ~ Baking mixes ~Coffee, tea, hot chocolate mix ~ Cooking oil ~ Crackers ~ Jelly or jam ~ Ham, chicken, salmon ~ Household paper supplies (napkins, toilet, tissues, and towels) ~ Soap and shampoo ~ Sanitizing gels ~ Tomato products ~ Toothpaste ~ Diapers (children’s and adult’s)
Thank you to those who participated in the United Fundraiser.
We are asking that all students pick up their fundraiser items between 3pm-6pm on Wednesday November 19th in the breeze way. We will also have individuals directing parents where to go.
►$10 ELITE SAVINGS CARD FUNDRAISER
For every card sold ($10 each) the school receives $7.25! Its great way to help out Augusta Ranch and the teachers. Our goal is for each student to sell 3 discount cards.
For an Order form and more information click >HERE<
Click >HERE< for a description of each vendor with their offering
►SMOOTHIE DAY NOVEMBER 19TH.
In partnership with Jamba Juice on Signal Butte, we will be selling 8 oz smoothies to the students. Pre order forms will be going home two weeks prior to the delivery date. Smoothies are delivered in the classroom between 9 - 10 a.m. You will have the choice to choose between three flavors. Last year, we introduced the mystery flavor which turned out to be a hit. It will be back again. You can choose this flavor without knowing its ingredients, let your child taste it, guess the ingredients and run a chance to win a prize. Last year, we made $5,000 profit with the sales of smoothies. Thank you again for your support. Smoothies are sold for $3.00, cash only please.
For a smoothie order form click >HERE<
►2014 TURKEY TROT Thurs. Nov. 20th
The Turkey Trot is a race, and NOT a Fun Run, thus we cannot have anyone except student runners competing in the event. There will be three separate age group competitions, so the event will last longer than the Fun Runs. Please make sure your student has transportation home!
To compete, the student must get a permission slip from his/her teacher, have the slip signed, and returned.
Timing will be from 4:00pm till approximately 5:30pm
Divisions -Kinder. 1st & 2nd Graders = Rookies
3rd & 4th Graders = Novice
5th & 6th Graders = Advanced
Awards - Top 4 Girls & Boys in each division.
Admission is free, however, donations are always welcome. Students can bring in an envelope and turn it into their teacher. This helps with the cost of the rewards. THANK YOU
►ANNUAL SCHOOL CARNIVAL FEBRUARY 28th
Save the date! February 28th 11-1pm is our Annual school carnival. Augusta Ranch has Talent is the theme this year. We will be having a talent show during the carnival to showcase the student's talent at our school. Don't forget about the rides, food, and games.
We are now accepting vendor sign-ups. This is a great way to spread the word of your business. If interested email Naomi at email@example.com for more information. Please let your friends and family know too. We have limited spots so sign up fast!
►2014/15 YEARBOOK ORDER FORM
The Yearbook order form is here! The books will cost $23 before December 20th, and $25 afterward.
For an order form, click >HERE<
►SHOPAROO IS NOW ACCEPTING ALL RECEIPS!
Quickly turn your grocery receipts into donations for our Augusta Ranch school! So START snapping pictures of your grocery trips, restaurants, department stores...anything works. Not doing Shoparoo?? Visit our ONGOING FUNDRAISERS page to learn how you can become a member.
►AUGUSTA RANCH NEW T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!
Red and black, round and V necks short sleeves, polyester material, very soft and comfortable!
Visit our MERCHANDISE page for more information.
Are you looking to gift your child's teacher? Visit our TEACHER CARE page for more information on how to get it done.
►WE NEED PTSO MEMBERS!
Members support and participate in projects planned for our students. Interested? Visit our PTSO MEMBERS page for more information.
►WE NEED YOUR HELP!! PTSO OPEN COORDINATOR POSITIONS FOR 2014-2015
If you are interested in a position, please contact Janet Wattawa at 480-252-8935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
||COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
- Develops and distributes letter to recruit local businesses for sponsorships/donations;
- Researches and recruits vendors for upcoming school events;
- Communicates with appropriate PTSO members regarding vendors and donations;
- Communicates with area communities to promote school and events.
||DAD'S CLUB COORDINATOR
- Researches and presents to the Board family activities;
- Works with Membership to recruit dads;
- Oversees organizational meetings with dads;
- Plans, organizes and promotes events.
||GROCERY STORE COORDINATOR
- Researches available programs within the community grocery stores/warehouses to set up special school nights and arrange for incentive type programs;
- Creates flyers to promote events programs;
- Tracks dollars received from any program.
||TEACHER APPRECIATION COORDINATOR
- Coordinates, sets up and assembles refreshments for Curriculum Night, sack dinners for Parent-Teacher-Conferences, and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in May;
- Coordinates and sets up teacher/staff appreciation treats/gifts throughout the year;
- Works with membership to recruit volunteers to assist.