Dear Wines Families,
As usual, a lot to report today!
Early Release Wednesday Oct. 24
Next Wednesday we have an Early Release Day with dismissal at 1:29. There is no PM childcare. Future Early Release dates are Jan. 30th, Feb. 27th, and May 22nd.
One final reminder that we are collecting Run-a-Thon pledges. Checks can be made out to Wines PTO or you can pledge online at https://squareup.com/market/wines-elementary-school-pto/item/run-a-thon-sponsor-a-child-please-enter-the-child-s-name-in-the-notes-section-at-checkout.
More Run-a-Thon Thanks!
I want to add a couple of big Thank You’s for the Run-a-Thon. I want to thank Angie Wolney for being our resident photographer. I will share class photos soon. I also want to thank Caleb Collier who again this year took video with his super cool drone! We’ll put together a video from the drone soon!
Lost and Found: Emptying Friday
We will begin a monthly purge of our Lost and Found this Friday. If your child is missing something, have them check out the Lost and Found. Our next purge will take place the Friday before Thanksgiving.
Great Ideas Grants
Do you have a great idea? The Great ideas Grant program is an opportunity for Wines students, parents, and staff to turn a great idea into a funded program to benefit the Wines community! The grant approval committee meets twice a year to vote on applications. Submissions are now accepted online only. The first deadline is November 1st. The links for the Adult and Child application can be found on the Wines PTO website: www.winespto.org
Don’t let a great idea go to waste! Submit now! Submit several!
Contact: Sumi Sood – firstname.lastname@example.org
Science and Builders Fair
Registration is open for the 2018 Science and Builders Fair! The fair will take place at school at 7 PM on Thursday November 8th and the entire school is welcome to participate or visit or BOTH! To register, learn more, sign up to volunteer, or get ideas please head to the website: https://winesscienceandbuilders.weebly.com/
End of Day Early Pick Ups
I just want to again send out my message from last week regarding end of day early pick-ups. Our office is extremely busy at the end of the day and we simply cannot accommodate early pick-ups without a call in advance. Early pick-ups are very disruptive to student learning and we ask that you only pick up early for the rare appointment, and not for convenience. If you are picking up early, please give us advance notice so we can make arrangements.
Girl Scouts Buddy Bench Celebration
As many of you remember, our Girl Scout troop collected plastic bottle caps and other lids last year with the goal of using the recycled material to produce a “Buddy Bench”. The collection was a HUGE success and we now have not one, but two benches on our playground. We have one on the lower el and one on the upper el side. Next Thursday, Oct. 25th, we will have a brief celebration at lunch. We will host the upper el celebration at 12:00 and the lower el celebration at 12:30. Feel free to join us!
Sprout Love Celebration
As you know, many of our families are impacted by cancer. I’m pleased to support Sprout Love, a non-profit begun by a Wines family. Sprout Love has partnered with
The Cancer Support Community in Greater Ann Arbor. Sprout Love was initiated in her honor to help families going through cancer treatment. They raise money and award grants to families right here in our community going through financial crisis during treatment. Sprout is hosting a fundraiser on Nov. 10th. I sent out a flyer with today's email.