Originally delivered on 12/13/2020 8:41 pm

SUBJECT: December 2020 Newsletter

Early Release Day & Holiday Break

December 18th is an early release day and dismissal time will be 12:00 pm. Remember to pack a lunch if you haven't pre-ordered a sack lunch. 

The holiday break will be from December 19th - January 5th. Enjoy the break, stay safe, and Happy Holidays!

Holiday Spirit - Dress Up Schedule

Monday, December 14th
Joy to the World - Winter Wear 
St. Lucia Day, St. Nicholas Day, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year, Los Posadas

Tuesday, December 15th
Griswold Christmas Day
Wear a fun, festive shirt, sweatshirt or ugly sweater

Wednesday, December 16th
Favorite Holiday Book
Wear a shirt, scarf, hat, or socks that show your favorite holiday storybook character

Thursday, December 17th
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel
Gear up for Hanukkah starting on Dec. 8th. Wear your blue, whiteand gold

Friday, December 18th
Polar Express Day
Wear your jammies & Early Release Day! 

Our First Virtual Community Night was a Success!

On December 3rd, we hosted our 1st virtual community night. We chose a science night theme and it was a success. Everyone who pre-registered was provided a science kit to participate at home. Almost 100 kits were made, about 75 children participated and some parents were caught joining in the fun. It was a great science night and be on the lookout for more virtual fun coming after the new year!

At-Home Learners - Holiday Deliveries

Due of Covid-19 protocols, the school district has asked that nothing gets delivered to the school to limit any risks. However, if you are an at-home learner and want to send something to your teacher, the Bolin PTA will be collecting the presents and arranging for the teachers and staff to receive everything before the holidays. 

The deadline to get everything to the PTA is Wednesday, December 16th. Please contact president@bolinpta.com if you have any questions or to set up a time to drop off your presents. 

Staff's Favorites

Presents that teachers cherish the most are often handwritten cards from your children. However, should you wish to purchase something, you can find the list of the staff's favorites on our website or here

Hurry Before It Is Too Late!

We have sold over $8,500 of our $12,500 goal because of your amazing support. So far more than 112 students registered but if we can get half of our students registered by Monday we will be entered into a drawing for $2500! Register here! It is a very easy process, all items are delivered directly to the purchaser, and there are a ton of great prizes for our students! Remember all orders placed by December 14th at midnight will be delivered before December 25th. We can't wait to see what our Blazers continue to do!

Marci Peschke- Author Visit

Marci is a children's book author and we are very excited to announce that she will be "visiting" our school on January 12, 2021. Author visits are usually in person but this year will be done virtually for everyone's safety and to allow our at-home learners to participate as well. Marci Peschke has written many books and most of you will recognize her for being the author of Kylie Jean Books. She also wrote the "Growing Up Daisy" series as well as Dead Man's Map. 

As always, students will be able to get books autograph however, only new books purchased through the PTA will be signed. This is a covid-19 protocol to avoid any extra contacts. 

Stay tuned for more information on how to purchase a book.

Membership Giveaway - We Have a Winner!

We are happy to announce that Holly Lamb won the porch portrait giveaway. Congratulations!

Thank you to all the staff and parents who continue to support the PTA by becoming members. There is no better way to support your children, school, and community than by purchasing a membership. Everyone can PTA, even grandma Gertrude and Uncle Bubba can join. Sign up here 

Stay tuned for the next giveaway in the spring. 

Room Parents Wanted

Bolin PTA is looking for Room Parents. Please reach out to our VP Volunteers if you are interested or have any questions. 

Spirit Wear

It's not too late to order tees and hoodies. Anything ordered from now will be delivered after school is back in session in January. Show your spirit and order here

Here's how you can help your PTA!

It is not too late to sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon smile. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and every time you shop at these locations, your PTA gets a percentage back. It is an easy way to support your PTA and it really makes a big difference to us. 

Kroger Community Rewards

All Kroger purchases benefit the school, simply link your plus card to the Luther and Anna Mae Bolin PTA as your community rewards participant. Organization #KJ291

Amazon Smile

You shop and Amazon gives. Go to smile.amazon.com, select Bolin and start shopping. Amazon donates 0.5% back. 

Don't forget to update your Amazon App on your phone.