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1:00p CES IceBreaker
CES IceBreaker

Date:
Thursday, September 3
Time:
1:00p - 3:00p
Where:
Chautaqua Elementary

Come and preview your classroom and meet your teacher before the first day of school. Snow Cones provided!
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9:30a Vashon PTSA VHS Robotics
Vashon PTSA VHS Robotics

Date:
Saturday, September 12
Time:
9:30a - 3:00p
Where:
VHS Shop (NW corner of building)

Kick-Off Meeting
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Important! Back-to-School Check List
-make sure your child is registered for school
-sort through your kids' clothes and either hand down, donate or purge
-schedule any necessary physicals or immunizations
-record the school year calendar and activities into your planner
-create a budget for back to school shopping
-confirm before and after school care for the school year
-obtain any school supply checklists from the school
-offer to help the Vashon PTSA with back to school activities

Sign up for PTSA Robotics!
Applications for Robotics for ages 9-14 and high school are now being accepted. Please go to the robotics page: Click Here ... read full article

PTSA & Back-to-School
A new school year is on the horizon and the Vashon Community PTSA is gearing up. The PTSA is made up of parents, teachers and students and help to fund many programs within the Vashon school district. Programs like Orca Readers, Math & Science Nights, Camp Waskowitz, Explorartory Week, Debate, Robotics, Teen Forums and events all with an emphasis on curriculum. The PTSA operates on a $20,000 annual budget that is funded by donations from fundraisers and sponsors within the community.

The organization has open community board meetings each month on the third Monday, held at McMurray Middle School Library from 7pm-8:30pm and the public is welcome to attend. The group is always seeking parent volunteers for fundraising, classroom support and staff appreciation. Visit the website for many opportunities at www.vashonptsa.org.

PTSA upcoming events include the annual Back-to-School Drive. The PTSA is seeking donations for the new school year. The collection cans are located at the front of Thriftway. Distribution will take place August 31st at the Land Trust Building from 11am-4pm. Ages K-12 supplies offered.

The annual Chautauqua Elementary Icebreaker will be on Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 1pm-2pm. Elementary students and parents can come and meet their teacher, see their classroom and have a snowcone a few days before the start of school.

The official first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th.

BACK TO SCHOOL
A new school year is on the horizon and the Vashon Community PTSA is gearing up. The PTSA is made up of parents, teachers and students and help to fund many programs within the Vashon school district. Programs like Orca Readers, Math & Science Nights, Camp Waskowitz, Explorartory Week, Debate, Robotics, Teen Forums and events all with an emphasis on curriculum. The PTSA operates on a $20,000 annual budget that is funded by donations from fundraisers and sponsors within the community.   The organization has open community board meetings each month on the third Monday, held at McMurray Middle School ... read full article

Spirit Wear!
Show your school spirit and support Chautauqua PTSA programs when you purchase a Chautauqua Elementary School t-shirt, longsleeve or hooded sweatshirt.  Here is the order form:  T-Shirt order form                    Questions?  Contact Natalie Kosovac at 206-818-5816   ... read full article

PTSA BOARD ELECTIONS!
PTSA Elections – Become a Leader The Vashon Island PTSA is seeking parents and teachers interested in serving as an officer or board member in 2015 – 2016.  Positions range from President, Vice President, Secretary, Membership, VHS Site Counsel, Legislative, Communications If interested, talk with Jackie Merrill, PTSA President..    --360-516-0354 or  ajjcmerrill@yahoo.com ... read full article

Vashon Community Cookbooks For Sale - PTSA Fundraiser!
The Vashon Community Cookbooks are here! The cookbook is a compilation from Vashon Island Students in the Vashon School District as well as local restaurants and farms. The artwork is from students and local Vashon Island artists. Cookbooks can be purchased for $25. All proceeds for to the Vashon PTSA.
People can also order books at: Click here to order online

Cookbooks are also available at:
Vashon Book Store
Hardware Store Restaurant
Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie

Save Grocery Receipts!
Both Vashon Thriftway and IGA are giving 1% back to the Vashon PTSA on your grocery subtotal.
This is an easy and great fundraiser for the PTSA budget. Just write your name and phone # on the receipt and circle the subtotal. Drop receipts in the Chautaqua Elementary lobby drop box. We thank you for your support.

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