Jog-A-Thon

Jog-A-Thon is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Students collect pledges per lap and/or one  time donations to raise money for our school. The money raised goes towards  classrooms, technology, assemblies, large projects like the out door pavilion, and more.

Jason Lee students will walk or run on Friday, October 5th.

All Jason Lee students participate in the run that day whether they collect pledges or not. STUDENTS who bring in at least $50 in pledges get to participate in our COUGAR COLOR RUN on October 19th wearing awesome JOG-A-THON T-shirts donated by Metal Fab.

Our top pledge collectors and lap runners will receive Amazing PRIZES donated by The Reach Museum, WINCO, Circle K, Mid-Columbia Gymnastics, Mid-Columbia Ballet, Fall-
out Crossfit, Atomic Bowl, Tumbleweeds, Walmart, Little Caesars, Jamba Juice, Applebees, GESA Carousel, Pacific Science Center, Sun West, and MORE.

This year Jason Lee PTA is accepting online donations through the Jason Lee PTA square store. Select or enter the desired donation amount. At checkout enter the students name, grade, and teacher in the note to merchant.

Pledge money is due October 11th, 2018. Volunteers are needed for both these events to run smoothly. If you can help run the music, take pictures, mark lap cards, set up, clean up, or cheer on students while they run, please fill out the RSD volunteer form by October 1st so you can help. Sign up to help out.

Contact: Michelle Engler

 

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Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education has paid out over $19,000 for school supplies to Jason Lee Elementary in the past years. Clipping those Box Tops really makes a difference. Last year Jason Lee Families earned $980 for our school. That is amazing! Our Jason Lee families are great at turning in Box Tops.

  • Make sure to fill in your student’s full name, teacher, and grade on each box top form or envelope submitted.
  • Did you know box tops expire? Before you start, have your student check the expiration date on each box top. Pitch those expired ones.
  • Every student who turns in 25 non-expired box tops and writes their name, grade, and teacher legibly will be entered into a drawing for a prize!
  • Neighbors and relatives are great source for Box Tops!

There are new products added to the list all the time so keep your eye out when you are shopping! You can also sign up online for great coupons on Box Tops for Education products and help earn more from shopping at participating online stores.

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PTA Carnival & Silent Auction

Silent AuctionThe PTA Spring Carnival & Silent Auction is May 18.  It will be here before you know it.  Donations for the Silent Auction have started arriving.  Thank you to our donors who have already submitted their donations:  The Reach Museum, Tri-Cities Dustdevils, All American Gymnastics, Seattle Seahawks, Silverwood Theme Park, American Girl Store, GESA Carousel of Dreams, Wet Pallette Paint Party.

We can never have too many contributions to the silent auction. If you own a business or would like to donate, please contact Christina Humann. Each donation is tax deductible (a receipt can be provided upon request) and is an investment in your child’s education!

Your child’s teacher is also collecting donations for their grade-level theme basket.

  • Kinder: See How My Garden Grows: Gardening Basket for the Family
  • First: Cupcake Wars: Cupcake Baking & Decorating Basket for the Family
  • Second: Picnic in the Park: Family Day at the Park
  • Third: Artist in Residence: Arts & Crafts Basket
  • Fourth: Are We There Yet: Road Trip Games & Activities for the Family
  • Fifth: Readers Dream: Summer Book Basket for the Whole Family
  • Specials: At the Car Wash

An Amazon Wish List for Silent Auction ideas has been set up to help make filling the class baskets a simple click!

There are lots of clearance books at the BOGO Book Fair that would be a great addition to the 5th grade basket.

Funds raised at the silent auction go to support classroom, family, and extracurricular events at Jason Lee Elementary.

Please have your donations into the school by May 16.  Thank you for your support!

Do you love books?

scholastic book fair

Do you love the Book Fair?  Have you thought you might like to learn how to run the fall & spring scholastic book fairs?  The Jason Lee Elementary book fairs have been tended to by Becky Pospical and Kristina Weikum.  They’ve been thinking about training up new people who love books as much as they do to take over their legacy.   Send Becky an email, beckyp93@outlook.com, and sign up to hang out at the spring BOGO book fair to learn the ropes.

Spring 2018 Book Fair

Scholastic 2018 Spring Book Fair logoThe spring book fair arrives next week!  We need help setting up Thursday after school and through the next week during school while it’s open for people to shop.  Lots of help is needed to have a fun successful Book Fair.  Please take a moment to sign up for a time to help at the book fair.

If you have not filled out the Richland School District Volunteer Application, please do so.

Thank you for being one of the many hands to make light work.  Thank you for supporting the kids at Jason Lee Elementary.

 

Goodwill drive March 1

goodwill-logoNote: Date Change to March 1-9

Jason Lee PTA is hosting a Goodwill drive January 8 through 12th March 1-9th.  As you clean and get ready for the winter season, start collecting items to donate.  The Goodwill mobile donation trailer will be parked at Jason Lee Elementary for easy drop off of your too small, upgraded, and done with items.  Clean up your living space and help earn money for the Jason Lee PTA.

Great items to bring in are:

  • Clothing/Bedding
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • Houseware
  • Accessories
  • Small electrical items

Earn $ for Jason Lee PTA while you shop!

fred-meyer-community-rewards2 ways to earn money for Jason Lee PTA while you shop.

  1. Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card.  It’s an easy way to get money donated to Jason Lee Elementary from Fred Meyer while earning your own fuel points and rewards.
    Check the bottom of your Fred Meyer Receipt.  If it doesn’t look like this, sign up!
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  2. escripSign up for eScrip.  Select Jason Lee PTA.
    • Connect your Yoke’s card, every time you shop at Yoke’s a % will be donated to Jason Lee PTA.
    • Shop online through eScrip’s links to stores like Eddie Bauer, GAP, Macy’s, Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Justice, J.C. Penny, Barnes & Noble, Build a Bear Workshop, Kohl’s, and more to earn a % of your purchase for Jason Lee PTA!