Parr PTA

Proud Member of the Texas PTA

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General PTA Meeting Thursday

Our next PTA General Membership meeting is on January 22nd at 6:30PM in the gymnasium.  Child care will be available.  We will be discussing Texas PTA Rally Day at the Capitol in Austin that will be on February 26th.  This is where PTAs from all over the state gather and talk with the legislators and we hear from those that are making major decisions in public school funding. Also during Parr’s general PTA meeting, we will also be gearing up for carnival and hearing updates from some of our other chairpersons as well.  There is no program after the meeting so hopefully you have an hour of your time that you can come and join our/your PTA meeting.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back from a great holiday break!!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and were able to slow down for a little bit. I know we tried to hibernate!!

A couple things coming up.  Our next PTA General Membership meeting is on January 22nd at 6:30PM in the gymnasium.  Child care will be available.  We will be discussing Texas PTA Rally Day at the Capitol in Austin that will be on February 26th.  This is where PTAs from all over the state gather and talk with the legislators and we hear from those that are making major decisions in public school funding. Also during Parr’s general PTA meeting, we will also be gearing up for carnival and hearing updates from some of our other chairpersons as well.  There is no program after the meeting so hopefully you have an hour of your time that you can come and join our/your PTA meeting.

Stay warm and safe!!

Nicole Klages
Ralph Parr Elementary PTA President

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Helpers Needed for Winter Wonderland

Parr PTA needs lots of helper elves to make the Pancakes & Pajamas Holiday Breakfast a fantastic Winter Wonderland event!
If you can lend a hand, follow the link below to sign up.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/rgyQak
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Michelle at volunteer@parrpta.org and I can sign you up manually.

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Family Movie Night

FREE to all Parr families!!!
Parr Families-You are invited to join us for Family Movie Night! Please bring your
blankets or floor mats to be comfy and enjoy a fun night out for the whole family!
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 PM (movie begins at 6:30 PM)
Location: Ralph Parr Gym
Parr Students – Vote on which movie will be shown by clicking here.
Voting ends at midnight on November 14, 2014.
FREE POPCORN & WATER!! FREE spirit stick for Parr students who attend!!!
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Winter Wonderland Pancakes & Pajamas

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PANCAKES & PAJAMAS
HOLIDAY BREAKFAST

Sponsored by Parr PTA

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

KIDS CAN WEAR THEIR PAJAMAS
FREE Breakfast for the family
FREE Crafts for Kids
Shop Local Vendors
**Bring your own camera for Pictures with Santa**

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Trunk or Treat

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The leaves are crisp, the pumpkins are picked
so now we’re inviting you to an event that you don’t want to miss!!!
Ralph Parr Elementary’s Trunk or Treat and
Pumpkin Carving Contest!!!

***Pumpkins are not provided, bring your real pumpkin already carved from home***

Come dressed in your family friendly Halloween costumes
and have fun trick or treating!!!

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 PM (judging begins at 6:30 PM)
Location: Ralph Parr Elementary, back parking lot (outside gymnasium)
RSVP: Monday, October 20, 2014

Note: Scoring for trunk or treat displays and pumpkin carving will be based on most creative, best detail, and originality. If your family would like to participate in either the Trunk or Treat and/or the Pumpkin Carving contests, please RSVP by the date noted above, spaces are limited, and will fill up quickly.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/npviYg
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
RSVP to families@parrpta.org.

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Support Our Patriots by Shopping Mixed Bag Designs!

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Hi Parr Elementary School Friends and Family!

Ready to do some guilt-free shopping for a great cause? We need your help! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Parr Elementary School reach our fundraising goals this year!

Anyone can support us – all they have to do is shop online at www.mixedbagdesigns.com and use our ID# 243302 to give us 40% of the purchase!

Mixed Bag Designs has tons of products for everyone in the family including reusable grocery bags, travel totes, shopping bags, accessories and more! Go to the www.mixedbagdesigns.com and start shopping! Every purchase helps us! Forward this email on to your friends and family too, we need all the help we can get and the more the merrier!

How To Order

  1. Go to the Mixed Bag Designs Website
  2. Click on “ONLINE STORE” and browse products and start shopping!
  3. Pay for your order online with a credit card – your order is shipped directly to you!
  4. At checkout on the Review/Submit Order Page type 243302 in the “School/Fundraiser ID#” field. You can also enter the name of the participant that referred you in the “Referred By” field for them to receive credit.

Remember, you can feel free to forward on this information to other friends and family – we are happy to reach out to other communities! Thank you for your support!

Happy Shopping,

Parr PTA
fundraising@parrpta.org

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Class T-Shirts

We will be ordering class t-shirts this school year. We have a new design this year.  It will say Property of Parr Patriots and have the year and grade on it. Each class will have a different color shirt that is selected by their teacher.

Students will be wearing them for multiple events this year such as Field Day, Field Trip, and every Monday for “Class Shirt Day”. Parents and grandparents are welcome to purchase shirts.  Student shirts for Kinder thru 4th grades will be $5.50 and parent/teacher/staff shirts are $6.50 ($7 for 2XL).  Student shirts for 5th grade will be $7.25 and parent/teacher/staff shirts are $8 ($10 for 2XL).

 

Please complete bottom portion of the sheets attached below and return with cash/check to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, October 8th.

 

Remember when ordering:

  • If you have multiple children at Parr, please place a separate order for each child with his/her own homeroom teacher.
  • Cash or check are accepted.
  • Checks should be made out to Ralph Parr PTA & must include a phone number.
  • Shirts should arrive by October 22nd.
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