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High School Parents & Students Welcome - No Fee
Every Purchase Makes a Difference!
■ Share the Innisbrook catalog with friends, neighbors, co-workers and family; even out-of-town family and friends can help!
■ Make checks payable to: DFPTSA
■ Do NOT Collect Sales Tax
■ Order deadline: Friday, September 26th
Go to: innisbrook.com/catalogorder. Our School # is:106445
• Students receive credit for EVERY order placed on their behalf!
• Keep your order form. You‘ll need it to distribute products!
Laurie Labella LaurieLabella13@gmail.com
Julie Fischer Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Innisbrook Customer Service at 1-877-525-5608
Or Email: email@example.com
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - 10am-3pm
on the grounds of Springhurst School
Rain or Shine
For more information or to volunteer contact:
The Annual Pumpkin Fair Needs You!
Volunteer online link: http://vols.pt/8c6zpt
Welcome back to school, parents! My name is Jennifer Doyle and I’m thrilled to be the Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator for Springhurst and Dobbs Ferry Schools. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned $961.00. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1,500.
o Find the Box Tops logo on participating products when you shop
o Clip Box Tops and save them on a collection sheet
o Send your Box Tops into school with your child
o Sign-up as a Dobbs Ferry School supporter on www.BTFE.com
o Volunteer to help your coordinator during key submission periods (October and February)
We've partnered with DeCicco's Supermarket again this year to raise money for the PTSA. Shop at DeCicco's for a great variety of gourmet snacks and meals as well as for your everyday shopping. By simply dropping your receipt into the Dobbs Ferry box by the exit you help to earn money for our schools! DeCicco's gives the PTSA 1% of what we spend each month!
No matter how much or how little time you have to offer your help is always needed and appreciated.Head Lice Information
Our newsletters communicate from the PTSA to parents. But the best way for the entire community to communicate amongst ourselves and back to the PTSA is through our Facebook group. Please join, please invite your friends, and together we can ask the questions that concern us and share the insights we all need to support our kids' education. Visit us at www.facebook.com/groups/DFPTSA.
Impact of Social Media
Village of Dobbs Ferry
DF PTSA By Laws
PARENT PORTAL - SIGN UP for access to your child's progress reports, report cards, and class schedules. Click here for instructions
Anonymous Alerts™ Report bullying & other sensitive student issues anonymously to school officials.
STUDENT MEALS Nutrikids has changed to MYSCHOOLBUCKS.COM This service allows for online payments for student meals.
Committees and Contacts for phone numbers of officers and committee heads. If you have any ideas, concerns or opinions give us a call or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National PTA website is filled with valuable information and resources for parents and educators. The main page is www.pta.org. However, if you'd like access to the "Members Only" Section of the National PTA's website, you need to register in order to receive a username and password. It's simple, and takes only a few minutes. Go to www.pta.org. Our National Unit ID is 030430. Take a minute to fill our the survey -- it will customize the information you can receive from National via email notification. Finally, remember to save your username and password to your computer's "password list" so you won't need to enter the information each time.
One of the (many) programs the PTSA provides to each of our district schools centers around academic enrichment. In the past we’ve called this ‘Cultural Arts’ but have included social studies and science enrichment activities as well. At the elementary level, it’s not too difficult to find programs that fit into the curriculum. The difficulty comes up in the middle and high school years when state requirements are high and time available for field trips is reduced.
We’d like to reach out to our community members to see if anyone has a skill, an interest, or an experience that they might be willing to share with some of our students. Someone who has traveled to unique destinations may be able to speak to a Global History class. A laboratory scientist might be able to address a high school chemistry class. A middle school math class might enjoy listening to a CPA. A professional musician would always be welcome to speak to our band students.
Our students pride themselves on their community service. It’s nice to show them by our own actions. Will you let us know any areas in which you might be interested in sharing your talents with our students?
Send us an email at email@example.com and tell us what you can do for our students. We’ll get back to you on coordinating things.