PTA Newsletter - January, 2016

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January 2016

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DATES 2015
 4: Yearbook sales began
 15-19: No School
 20: 3rd Quarter Begins
 21: Pumphouse Night
 23: Rollerskating party
Dine Out Night
 28: Primp Night
8: African American Family Day and National PTA Parent Involvement Day
12: Yearbook Sales End
12-15: No School
18: Pumphouse Night
19-20: Scholastic Book Fair
20: Dine Out Night

Thank you to...
Karen Linner for organizing the Schwan's Give Campaign and Family Dine out Night
and to Jenny Alm for sorting and sending in all the box tops


Field PTA Board 


Dear Field Families,
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful, peaceful winter break.
Before we know it, the Spring Fling will be here.  I can't wait to sign up for parties and have some fun. Just a reminder, the Foundation has selected a date for Spring Fling of April 30, 2016.
Did you know January is National Mentoring Month? By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience; mentors help play an essential role in our nation's youth for a bright future.

I believe we are all mentors for our students here at Field.
Volunteering in schools has shown improvement in student performance in significant, measurable ways.

Here are a few examples of how volunteering benefits you, your child, and school.
  • With parent volunteering, research shows that students will:
  • Earn higher grades
  • Achieve higher test scores
  • Complete homework more effectively
    • Morale for staff and teachers improve
    • Parents who volunteer communicate more with teachers and staff
The school year is almost half over - can you believe it? We are starting the process of looking for a 2016-2017 Co -Chair for the PTA Executive board. Please consider this extremely rewarding experience. I would be happy to talk with you regarding the position as would my Co-Chair Linette. Please don't hesitate to call, email, or grab us when you see us at school or in the community!
Those interested in more information please contact Jennifer Buss at or Linette Meyer at
Jen Buss
Co-Chair PTA
Yearbooks On Sale Now
Yearbooks are now on sale! Please go online to reserve your copy at
However, if you choose to pay by check, please make your check payable to Hale PTA and bring it to the Hale or Field office. The cost for a yearbook is $16.00. 
The last day for personalized orders is February 12th. After that date any extra options such as foil stamped personalization's and icons are no longer available and the price of the yearbook will increase to $18.00. 
Roller Skating Party Saturday January 23
Field students; come skate the night away from 4:30-6:30 at the Roller Garden 5622 West Lake Street St. Louis Park, Mn 
This is a drop off no parents allowed night. 
 $7.00/person entry fee (whether skating or not)
Moms Night Out At Primp January 28
Come enjoy a fun evening of shopping at Primp Boutique Thursday January 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Primp is located at 4755 Chicago Ave in Minneapolis. Primp with donate 10% of all sales to support Field Community School. Drinks and sweets will be provided. Please join us!
African American Parent Involvement Day and
National PTA Parent Involvement Day February 8
The PTA and Field school invites you to come and spend the day, or part of the day, with your child. The PTA will be providing a light breakfast for adults. Come and see what it is like to be in middle school for the day.
Pumphouse Creamery Nights
Pretend it's summer and get a cool treat! Pumphouse Creamery will donate 15% of their sales, from 12 - 8 pm, to our school on Jan. 21, Feb. 18, and Mar. 17. Pumphouse is located at 4754 Chicago Ave.
Dine Out Nights
Looking for a fun Saturday night out and want to support our school? Mark your calendars for Jan 23, Feb. 20 and Mar. 12. Local restaurants will be supporting Field by donating part of their sales to our school. Look for more details and the "mystery" restaurants in future PTA communications.
      Scholastic Book Fair February 19 and 20
      Mark your calendars for the Field Book Fair February 19 and 20.
      Look or more specific details to follow in PTA communications.

Bring Your Box Tops In
It's the last Box Tops submission of the school year Box Tops are due by March 1, 2016. Our goal this school year is to earn $1,000. We've earned $120.00 so far but we have a long way to go. You can help us out by sending in your Box Tops. This is the last chance for you to help our school earn cash this school year. 
There will be a Target gift card awarded to the student that submits the most box tops!  It's easy to do, just collect the box tops, put them in a plastic baggy and put your full name and grade on the bag. Bring the box tops to the box located in the school office. 
with questions.
Playground and Grants Updates
-The new climbing structure that will replace the outdated parallel bars has been ordered. It will to be installed by our school community. Look for more information if you would like to help out.
-The black top resurface, new court lines and basketball court work will be completed over spring break 
-Thanks to the work of Garrett Fuerniss and Cindy Goehring Field has been awarded a grant of $14,500 for signage and education to support the playground renovation.
-Thanks for Leah Kondes Field was a finalist in a grant from Deluxe Corp. The grant team continues to look for grants for our school to support the playground work, technology and school needs. If you would like to be part of this committee contact Stephanie Fuerniss at
School Fundraising Events
Thank you to the 28 supporters for the Schwan's Gives Campaign, we raised $476 to be divided between Hale and Field School.
Thank you to all who came out and supported the dine out night at Coconut Thai. The restaurant donated 10% of ALL sales to our schools which means Hale and Field will share $400.


All Children One Voice

Field PTA, MN PTA, National PTA



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