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!

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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!

     

Box Tops for Education

IMAG9886_1As one of their fund raisers, Jason Lee collects Box Tops for Education.  Those little Box Tops add up.  Over the years Jason Lee has collected over $18,000 in Box Tops.  Jason Lee families do a great job of turning in Box Tops.  I found one yesterday on a Jet Dry bottle from Costco.  And this little guy does not expire until 2020!

Box Tops have expiration dates.  No use in telling your great aunt that though or she might stop collecting them for you all together.  That font size is way too small for her to read anyway.  Once you clip and collect all those tiny coupons, take a peek at the expiration date at the bottom.  Sort through your box tops before you send them into school.  If the Box Tops are expired, pitch them!  Checking the expiration date is a great job for your Jason Lee student’s young eyes.     Make sure they check the expiration date before securing the Box Tops to the collection sheet or putting them in an envelope.  We find taping the Box Tops to the sheet ensures they will not fall off in transit.

Box Tops do not need to be trimmed perfectly, but they do need to keep the integrity of the information on the Box Tops. If Box Tops 4 Education is unable to read the acronym (see the FIN in the top left of the dark folder) or expiration date (located in the bottom center), they will not accept the Tops.  They do not accept expired Tops either.

For every 25 Box Tops a Jason Lee student turns in that are not expired and are clearly labeled with their full name, teacher, and grade they will receive a prize.

Thank you for collecting Box Tops for Jason Lee Elementary and contributing to a successful fund raiser.