Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTO Volunteer Positions Still Available 2012-13

First of all, I can't thank you all enough for being so willing to volunteer. When I was first asked about becoming PTO President, I was extremely apprehensive. I wasn't sure I could do it, but I feel really strongly about supporting my kids and being involved with their educations. We have almost our entire board filled, within a week, and I am so happy to be working with those of you who have stepped up and decided to support your kids, our teachers and me. THANK YOU will never be enough.

We are creating some new clubs for next year. If you'd have one you'd like to run, we are considering ideas now. As of March 1, 2012 we have the following positions open for next school year:

Evening of the Arts- since we are a PTO and not a PTA we aren't able to hold the official "Reflections" contest, so this is our version. This event takes place in the spring and is usually a combined Visual Arts and Performing Arts night. We need two people to be in charge of coordinating the date with the principal, getting the word out to parents and finding judges to help with the event. Refreshments are also served.

Main Bulletin Board- decorating and updating the events calendar on the PTO board in the main hall. This is a monthly or bi-monthly duty.

Jump Club- this is a new club this upcoming year, but we thought it would be fun to do 2 groups, one older and one younger, depending on interest, and teach the kids jump roping skills. We aren't sure of the full details yet, but we are looking for a chair to help form this club.

Math Club- this is a currently running program, helping kids who excel in math.

Chess Club- this is a new club this year, open to all ages and held during lunchtime. You don't need to know how to play chess, and supplies/ information is provided. We have Jennifer Edwards as our school liaison and need a chair to organize volunteers and eventually, tournaments with other local schools.

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please email President Elect Katie Larsen ( and she can provide further details.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thank You to Our Awesome Donors

We have a great Silent Auction coming together for this year's Country Fair on May 11. You should start saving your pennies now.

We have gift cards from Rock Creek Pizza, Sports Chalet, One Sweet Slice, Over the Top Cookies and Dollar Cuts. We have a spray tan from Jamie Gilson, handmade stationary from Laurie Peterson, a vintage-inspired apron from MG Draper,an apron from Jillie Willie, a cake plate from Kate's Creations and quilting items from My Sister's Quilts. We also have a huge sponsor basket from the University of Utah and photographer Russ Isabella that will make you so happy, you'll splurge. Laura Crane donated a bunch of cute baskets and tins to put all this great stuff in.

Thank you so much for your generous donations. Your support will help us provide reading programs, art programs, health and safety programs, and much more. We couldn't do it without you, so on behalf of our students, THANK YOU.

We do have a few more donations that we are expecting, and of course, if you or your company want to contribute we are always open to suggestions. Please visit us on our Facebook page to contact us--Southland PTO.