HAPPY DECEMBER to our K-2 families!
Our next PTA Meeting of the year is Monday, January 13, 2020 @7pm @Town Hall- we hope you join us!
If you would like to be involved with Race2thePoint (our biggest fundraiser of the school year), e-mail: Race2thePoint@gmail.com FMI.
Keep clipping those Box Tops (and use their new app)! And don’t forget to shop using Amazon Smile! We are also accepting Direct Donations all year long (via check (made out to “Scarborough Primary PTA” and sent into your K-2 school) or via PayPal. Our big Fall Fundraiser was Square1Art– orders will be available for pick-up in the next couple weeks!
Mid-Year 2019-20 Student Directory Links
TEE SHIRTS FOR SALE
We still have a few “Class of” tee shirts and a very small amount of adult sized “Scarborough #RedStormPride” tee shirts available. E-mail us if you’d like to check on size availability (ScarboroughPrimaryPTA@gmail.com).
2019 FALL FESTIVAL
Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered at our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 11am-2pm @Scarborough Middle School. Despite the rainy weather, it was an awesome turnout!
INCOMING KINDERGARTENER POPSICLE SOCIALS
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 3:00-4:30pm at each K-2 school playground for popsicles and meeting some new Kindergarten friends!
2019-20 Primary PTA Officers
At our May 13, 2019 meeting, the 2019-20 Primary PTA Board was elected. Next year’s officers are:
President: Julie Bassett (PH)
Treasurer: Sharon Oslin (BP)
Secretary: Jen Steele Skillings (PH)
BP Vice Presidents: Sarah Geisser & Joanna Wallace
EC Vice Presidents: Leslie Dyer & Megan Fallon
PH Vice President: Sarah Bailey
ICE CREAM TRUCK FUNDRAISER
Thank you for joining us in the rain on the evening of Thursday, June 13 in the Wentworth Parking Lot for our last restaurant fundraiser of the year- we appreciate everyone who came out and braved the poor weather to support us!
tee shirts (both short (’32 only) and long sleeve this year)! And, adult tee shirts (both short and long sleeve). And, red, white and black Pura Vida custom bracelets- get yours today!
SEA DOGS GAME – SATURDAY, JUNE 8 @6pm
**WE ARE SOLD OUT OF TICKETS AS OF MONDAY, JUNE 3**
We pre-purchased 138 tickets this year (the most ever!) and they were $10/each.
SECOND GRADE URBAN AIR EVENT
Thanks for joining us on Sunday, June 9 from 5-7pm to celebrate Scarborough Second Graders moving onto Wentworth!
To sign up: Click here.
2ND ANNUAL BIKE SAFETY RODEO!
Thanks for joining us on Sunday, June 2, from 2-3:30pm in the Wentworth parking lot! The Scarborough Police Dept. and Bicycle Coalition of Maine were there as well. There was a bike safety course, helmet fitting, and more! It was a great event, and the weather cooperated this year!
To sign-up: visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C44ACAD2AA1F85-2019
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK WAS MAY 6-10, 2019!
Thank you to everyone who donated to make the week a smashing success at each K-2 school!
RACE 2 THE POINT
Winter BOX TOPS Competition
Update: Blue Point won our Winter Box Tops competition as well- congrats!
Our Fall 2018 Box Tops competition was so successful, we’re doing it one more time for the 2018-19 school year! Turn in Box Tops to your school by February 26 and the K-2 school with the most will earn extra $ for their school! Blue Point School won $200 in the Fall- who will claim the title this time around? Tell your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors and help your school WIN! Each Box Top is worth $.10 and they really add up!
BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION
Romeo’s FUNDRAISER NIGHT
Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 29, 2018 and May 6, 2019 at Romeo’s Pizza and helped us raise money for the K-2 schools!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and attended our Fall Festival at Scarborough Middle School on October 21- it was an amazing turnout and a really fun event!
BULBS FOR SALE
We are currently selling TULIP and DAFFODIL bulbs! The packs are 1 for $16, 2-4 for $15 each, and 5+ for $14 each. We have pink, purple, red, and mixed variety tulips & yellow and white mixed daffodils. Let us know if you would like any, by e-mailing us at: ScarboroughPrimaryPTA@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!
2018-19 PTA STUDENT DIRECTORY
Each year, Scarborough Primary PTA compiles a Student Directory for your benefit (it comes in very handy for playdate scheduling, birthday party invitations, etc.). Participation/inclusion in it is strictly voluntary. We will not share the information contained in the Student Directory with anyone besides other K-2 parents/guardians. If you have more than one child in K-2, please fill it out separately for each child. The PTA Student Directory submissions will be done entirely online again this year. We thank you very much for your participation. We hope to have it sent out to you by the end of September!
Blue Point: https://goo.gl/forms/Alz6BZm6EsROAvZV2
Eight Corners: https://goo.gl/forms/DZqtrZjVpGU9Vw0h1
Pleasant Hill: https://goo.gl/forms/DNFgsUGza9qOI3NF3
2018-19 School Year: Easy Ways to Help PTA!
1- If you’re shopping online via Amazon, please always remember to start at: www.smile.amazon.com and choose “Scarborough Primary PTA” as your non-profit beneficiary of choice- we earn .5% on all purchases when you do!
2- And, please keep clipping those Box Tops: They are on all kinds of paper and food products and they really add up! Every little bit helps.
3- If you would like to make a Direct Donation to Scarborough Primary PTA, we welcome that! We have PayPal set up from our Facebook page and website, and we also accept checks made out to “Scarborough Primary PTA” and sent into school with your student.
Incoming Kindergartener Events – August 2018
- Thank you to everyone who came out for our Incoming Kindergartener Parents’ Night Out event on August 14 @O’Reilly’s Cure! And a BIG thank you to O’Reilly’s Cure for hosting our event this year!
- Thank you to everyone who braved the gloomy weather and came out for our Incoming Kindergartener Popsicle Socials on August 11- it was a GREAT turnout!
Have a Wonderful Summer!
If you’d like to continue supporting Primary PTA over the summer, please keep clipping those Box Tops & shopping via www.Smile.Amazon.com and choosing “Scarborough Primary PTA” as your non-profit of choice. We very much appreciate your support & wish everyone a wonderful summer!
Thank you to all of the Second Grade families who came out for our first annual end-of-year Second Grade Urban Air celebratory event! We wish all our Second Grade students a fabulous experience at Wentworth Intermediate School next year!
Sea Dogs Game
This year’s game was on Saturday, June 9, 2018. We sold out of our $10 tickets! Thank you to everyone who joined us- it was a beautiful night for a baseball game and the Sea Dogs had an exciting win!
2018-19 Primary PTA Officers
At our May 14, 2018 meeting, the 2018-19 Primary PTA Board was elected. Next year’s officers are:
President: Julie Bassett (PH)
Secretary/Treasurer: Jill Foreman (EC)
BP Vice Presidents: Anna-Joy Bannon & Kristen Turner
EC Vice Presidents: Leslie Dyer & Megan Fallon
PH Vice President: Sarah Bailey
Bike Safety Rodeo
Thank you to those of you who came out to our first annual Bike Safety Rodeo on Saturday, May 19 in the Wentworth Parking Lot! We’re thankful for our awesome parent volunteers, Officer Greenleaf and the Scarborough Police Department, Shannon Bard of Bike Maine, Mrs. Gianetta & Mrs. Grant, Ace Hardware, Rodgers Ski & Sport, Hannaford, and the Michael Goulet Foundation for donating helmets!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thank you to everyone who donated for TAW! The K-2 Teachers & Staff at each K-2 were very appreciative and we couldn’t have done it without you! Special thanks to Sarah Bailey (PH); Jill Foreman (EC); and Deanne Leasure & Kim Sawyer (BP) for Chairing this event & doing such an awesome job!
Thank you to everyone who came out on March 24 for our 8th Annual Race2thePoint! It was a wonderful event and we are so grateful to our awesome sponsors, volunteers, and participants! Mark your calendars: next year’s Race date is March 30, 2019!
Box Tops Update
Thank you to everyone who sent in Box Tops! We have earned ~$1,700 for the 2017-18 school year! Keep collecting them for next year! 😉
Class of 2028, 2029, 2030 Tee Shirts!
We have a few extra red “Scarborough class of 2028, 2029, and 2030” tee shirts. If you missed the February ordering period, send us an e-mail at ScarboroughPrimaryPTA@gmail.com and we’ll see if we still have what you’re looking for! They are $12.
More information is available on our Facebook page, but our 2018 Bowling Nights are scheduled for: Eight Corners: Saturday, March 10, 4-6pm; Pleasant Hill: Saturday, March 17, 4-6pm; and Blue Point: Saturday, April 7, 4-6pm [all at Big 20 Bowling in Scarborough]. $6/person.
Bus Driver Appreciation
Big thanks to everyone who donated for Bus Driver Appreciation on Monday, February 12, 2018. It was an awesome event and the Bus Drivers were most appreciative!
Our first Restaurant Fundraiser of the 2017-18 school year took place at Romeo’s Pizza on Monday, December 11, 2017. Thank you to everyone who dined in, ordered take-out, or had orders delivered to them that night- we earned 15% off all orders placed 5-10pm! Our second one also took place at Romeo’s on May 14, 2018! Big thanks to Romeo’s for continuing to support Primary PTA! Our third one took place at Sweet Frog on June 19, 2018- thank you for your attendance and support!
Would you like to be a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) volunteer in the K-2 schools? You do not have to have a STEAM background, though that is much appreciated! E-mail us at ScarboroughPrimaryPTA@gmail.com FMI.
Direct Donation Campaign
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Scarborough Primary PTA, we welcome that! You may send in a check to your child’s school made out to “Scarborough Primary PTA” and write “PTA Fall Fundraiser” on the envelope or you may make a donation via PayPal here or from our Facebook page. Thank you!
Close Buy/Genevieve’s Catalog Fundraiser Info
Hard copy catalogs were sent home with students in September. Orders may still be placed online.
BP online code: 6877 – EC online code: 6878 – PH online code: 4212
Free ship-to-home for online orders over $79.
(All orders have now been distributed. Thank you for your support of our Catalog Fundraiser!)
Bulb Sale Information
Thank you to everyone who purchased tulip & daffodil bulbs from us this Fall!
We sold over 160 packages in this first-time fundraiser!
Fall 2017 Fundraiser Information:
We have three main fall fundraisers this year:
- Tulip/Daffodil Bulb Sales;
- Close Buy/Genevieve’s Catalog Sales; and
- Direct Donations (via PayPal (on our website or on FB) OR Check made out to ‘Scarborough Primary PTA’)
We hope to raise $7,500+ from the three fall fundraisers and that money will go toward field trips, in-school visits, and teacher allocations. We thank you in advance for your support of Primary PTA!
Fall Festival – October 15, 2017
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to Scarborough Middle School on the afternoon of Sunday, October 15 to celebrate our Fall Festival with us. It was a beautiful day and a spectacular turnout! We couldn’t have done it without all our awesome volunteers and especially our Chairs, Ruthie Hemming & Morganne MacVane!! We owe a big thank you to all our raffle donation companies, food sponsors, and pumpkin donators as well!
Meet your 2017 – 2018 Primary PTA Board Members
- President – Julie Bassett (Pleasant Hill)
Treasurer – Celine Laine (Blue Point)
Secretary – Jill Foreman (Eight Corners)
- Blue Point VPs – Deanne Leasure & Kim Sawyer
- Eight Corners VP – Ruthie Hemming
- Pleasant Hill VPs – Sarah Bailey & Julia Martin
If you are interested in joining the Primary PTA, please contact us via e-mail at: ScarboroughPrimaryPTA@gmail.com
Check out our FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/Scarborough-PRIMARY-PTA-279478214000/
WHY CLIP BOX TOPS?
Why waste time clipping those tiny pieces of cardboard, just for ten cents? Well, those little things add up quick when you have several hundred families donating them! You may be surprised to learn that the PTA raises between $1,500 to $2,000 each year just from Box Tops. If you don’t have time to trim them neatly, no problem! Just toss them into the bin at your child’s school and we will do the rest. The next Box Tops deadline is March 1, 2018. To learn more about the products that have Box Tops, check out the website below:
DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON?
If so, please visit: http://www.smile.amazon.com and select “Scarborough Primary PTA” as your non-profit! Then, each time you shop, start out by visiting smile.amazon.com (instead of just amazon.com) and we will earn money off every purchase you make! It’s easy peasy and we love free money for a good cause!
Incoming Kindergartner Summer 2017 Events:
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Incoming Kindergartner Parents’ Night Out on August 16 @Sebago Brewing. We enjoyed meeting you all!
Thank you also to everyone who came out for our three Incoming Kindergartner Popsicle Socials on August 5th & 6th. We hope you met some new friends!
Many thanks to our outgoing 2016-17 Primary PTA Officers!
Co-Presidents: Sarah Bailey & Jessica Humble (PH)
Treasurer: Jennifer Winchenbach (BP)
Secretary: Jill Foreman (EC)
Blue Point VP: Deanne Leasure
Eight Corners VP: Shelagh Ramage
Pleasant Hill VPs: Julie Bassett & Julia Martin