We need you more than you think…
(please do not toss away – read this today)
Its true, we really do. Now more than ever Reidy Creek PTA is in need of new faces, fresh ideas, and lots of extra hands. Here are some common concerns that parents have and that cause them not to join.
- I don’t have the time – What is more important than making a little extra time for our children.
- How much time is involved – It’s not as much time as you would think. It’s a volunteer program so you give what you can, and believe me every minute counts. So don’t worry about the time you can’t give and concentrate on the time you can
- What do I have to do- What ever you’re able to do. There are so many different ways to be involved. Come to our next PTA meeting and learn a little more.
- Change makes me uncomfortable- Change makes everybody uncomfortable, getting out there and getting involved is the first step.
- It seems so exclusive- The fact is we have over 700 students in our school and a small handful of parents willing to help out and be a part of PTA. We are there for one reason and one reason only, our kids. The sad truth is that the same parents volunteer year after year due to the fact that we simply don’t have enough people stepping up to the plate. We welcome any and everybody and guess what, we already have something in common….our kids
- Can I really make a difference- YES YOU CAN!!!!!! Bottom line: WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!!
Not to go all 80’s old school on y’all… but in the words of Whitney Houston (rest in peace): I believe the children are our future, teach them well, and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.
We’ve got two great options for you this month to help support the programs at our school! This Thursday, bring the flyers below to either Souplantation or Blue Mug Coffee & Tea. A portion of your purchase will be donated back to the PTA by each of these businesses. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing all of our Reidy Creek teachers, staff and families on Thursday!
blue mug flyer
Our invention convention is fast approaching! Make sure you know the upcoming deadlines and requirements:
Feb 10 (Monday) : Bring your display boards to the MPR.
Feb 11 (Tuesday): 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade individuals and all teams will be presenting their inventions in the MPR. These inventors will be called from their classrooms beginning at 8:25am.
Feb 12 (Wednesday): 4th grade and 5th grade individuals will be presenting their inventions in the MPR. These inventors will be called from their classrooms beginning at 8:25am.
Bring your invention on the day that you are presenting to the MPR before school starts or with you when called from your classroom to present.
Individual entries will be given a total of 5 minutes to present and answer the judges’ questions.
Team entries will be given 10 minutes total to present and answer questions.
Team Tip: Divide the presentation among the group or have one do the presentation but everyone has to have a turn in answering the judges’ questions.
Invention Convention Team
If you’re participating in our 2nd annual Invention Convention, be sure to bring your inventor’s journal to lunch on Tuesday. Advisers will be there to help you with solutions to the problems you came up with last week. So be sure to have picked one of your problems and bring your lunch and journal to the MPR at lunch time.
The flyers that went home last week are attached here:
Letter to teams
Letter to Inventors – Schedule
We have been getting lots of interest from our coyotes and we want to make sure everyone knows that this is open to all 1st through 5th graders.
This year we have added Team and Class categories as well as individual. Teams can be as small as 2 students. So team up or come up with an invention all on your own!
It’s not too late to submit your Intent to Invent. If you submitted your form already and have not gotten your packet before the break, this link has the Rules and Guidelines, Judging Criteria and Guide to Brainstorming.
If during the break you realize you do want to join, just email us and we’ll add your name to the list of inventors.
This Thursday, December 5th, come out and spend an evening with your Reidy Creek Family! Start by grabbing a meal at either Rock n’ Jenny’s or Surf Brother’s Teriyaki. A portion of your purchase will go to help support our PTA programs.
Then head across the parking lot to Barnes & Noble for book readings by our very own Reidy Creek Staff! While you’re there, pick up gifts for family and friends and for a small donation have them gift wrapped by our very own Mrs. Leathers, Mrs. Putnam, and ASB volunteers. A portion of your B&N purchases will also support our PTA.
Reidy Creek Teachers’ Story Time Schedule:
5:00pm Mrs. Eckels
5:15pm Mrs. Lund
5:30pm Mrs. Heath
5:45pm Mrs. Chaffin
6:00pm Mrs. Wilson
6:30pm Mrs. Mussatti
6:45pm Mrs. Crotty
7:00pm Mrs. Fox
Flyers were sent home, but you can also print the ones below. Be sure to bring your flyers!
We look forward to seeing you there!
story time BN
bn Spanish schedule
Surf Brothers SP
rocknjennysflyer eng span
Reidy Creek PTA will be hosting our Royal Winter Ball, a Father/Daughter dance, on Dec. 6th, 2013 from 5-8pm in the MPR.
Ticket Cost: $10 per person
Costs include: Food, flowers, and photo
Bring your finest attire, a Father, Grandfather, Brother, Cousin, or an Uncle and plan to dance the night away!
Tables will be set up every Friday before and after school for ticket purchases.
Tickets can also be purchased by sending payment in to your student’s teacher using the form below; please include the names of the attendees with your payment.
If paying by check, please make it out to Reidy Creek PTA.
Tickets are limited! All tickets must be purchased by December 3, 2013.
Winter Ball Flyer