PTA Newsletter - December, 2016

December PTA Newsletter

December 2016

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DATES 2016
13: Labels for Education Due
19: Winter Break Begins

2: Yearbook Sales Begin
3: Classes Resume
16: No School MLK Day
21: Rollerskating Party
26-27: No School 
Thank you to...
Betsy Chastain for all your work with Field Holiday Helpers

Cathe Brandt for her flexibility and work for the Barnes and Noble Book fair

Melanie Faulhaber and Trisha Hanson for their work on the No Sale Fundraiser and to all the people who donated and helped us get 1st place!

Field PTA Board 


Dear Field Community,
Once again, I am in awe of the wonderful community we live in! 

I was fortunate enough to help with Holiday Helpers, and I must say it was an amazing experience.  I want to personally thank each volunteer who helped purchase gifts, spent Saturday organizing and beautifying gifts, or helped with distribution. Then, there was the wonderful event Chair Betsy!  Thank you so much for helping run this important program the past few years. A special thank you to Girl Scout Troop 17791 who put together soup in a jar kits for each family.

This year there where 50 volunteers that sponsored the 34 families in need 152 people will have a brighter holiday season!
I would also like to extend a "Happy Holidays" to everyone from the Field PTA; we hope you enjoy your winter break with friends and family.
Thank you to Cathe Brandt, Mrs. Hotchkiss, and Mr. Burkhart for rolling with all the changes for this year's Field Barnes and Noble Book fair.  Cathe was the organizer of the event, and it had many behind the scenes twists and turns this year with the Barnes & Noble being remodel.  All the children that performed did a great job!   
The school year is half way over - can you believe it?  With this in mind, we are currently looking for a Co-Chair for the PTA Executive board (school year of 2017 and 2018).  Please consider this extremely rewarding experience.  I would be happy to talk with you regarding the position, as would my Co-Chair, Leah.  Please do not hesitate to call or email us.
Happy Holidays,
Jen Buss
PTA co-chair

Labels for Education Due Tuesday Dec. 13
If you have any Labels for Education please send them to the Field office. This is the last chance to use the labels. 
Labels are due by December 13. You can learn more about the program here.

Winter Break December 19 - January 3
Winter break begins December 19 and students come back on Tuesday January 3. Have a safe and restful winter break.

Yearbook Sales Begin January 2
Yearbooks will be  on sale starting January 2, 2017. 
Please go online to reserve your copy today 
It is a super easy way to order. 
If you choose to order by check, please make your check to Hale PTA and bring it to the office, either Hale or Field. The cost is $16.00. 
Please note the last day for personalized orders is February 17th, 2017. After that date any extra options such as foil stamped personalizations and icons are no longer available and the price of the yearbook will increase to $18.00. 
Non-personalized Yearbooks will be available to order on the Jostens site for $18.00 until May 19, 2017.

No Parents Allowed Rollerskating Party January 21
Join other Field students for rollerskating and fun on January 21, 4:30-6:30. Ticket price is $7/person, whether you are skating or not. 
The Rollergarden is located at 5622 West Lake Street Saint Louis Park. 
This is a drop off event, no parents allowed. 
There will be an adult chaperone from Field at the event.
No Sale Fundraiser Field Total
Thank you for all the donations for the No Sale Fundraiser this year. Hale and Field won 1st place on Give Mn day, and our power hour. This means Hale and Field schools will be splitting $11,000 in prize money! 

The total for Field School donations was $17,902. When the prize money of $5500 is included that brings our grand total to $23,402! 
Thank you for choosing to support our school and the programs, supplies and extras that the PTA pays for. This is a big part of the PTA budget and so we thank you all for the donations. 
You can still check with your work to see if they do a matching program. If they do please contact Melanie at with questions or to approve the match. 

School Choice Cards for High School Due February 4 
Request cards, done on paper or online are due by February 4. You can learn more about school choice, how to tour a school and about schools on the Minneapolis Public School website. 

Use this link to make your school request online.


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