PTA Newsletter - May, 2016

May PTA Newsletter

May 2016

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DATES 2016
30: No School

7: Last day of school

Thank you to...

All the people who came to help clean up the Field school grounds and also to the playground equipment install volunteers

The plant sale committee for all their work to make the plant sale a great event

The Christine and Eve for your work on the hygiene drive

Jackie Just and the Spring Fling committee for throwing a great party and fundraiser for our schools

Leslie Berger and the Foundation Board for their help and support of the Spring Fling

Field PTA Board 


It's finally spring - well at least according to the calendar!   Thankfully, the weather is starting to improve.

Here, at Field, we had a lot of spring inspired activities. I would like to personally thank Stephanie and Garrett Fuerniss for their diligence and hard work that they have put into the new playground equipment and the Field Grounds upkeep.  The new playground equipment was installed Saturday, April 30th.  

Many of you do not know this, but the process started back in October 2014 with a dream and much excitement from the Fuerniss Family; so please, if you see Stephanie or Garrett, pass along your thanks.  I know they had help along the way from many other wonderful parents; it takes a village! All of these families are one of the reasons that make me so proud to be part of this community!

Spring also means the Hale & Field plant sale!  Thank you to Cindy Goehring for all her hard work throughout the years by pulling off this fun and important fundraiser for both our schools.

I would also like to thank Christine Carney and Eve Willadsen-Jensen along with our Field Student council kids and their teacher leaders, Lonna Wilson and Kelly Burnett, for all their work with Field's Hygiene drive. 

Thank you to the Hale Field Foundation for all their work along with the amazing Jackie Just for throwing this year's Spring Fling.

Lastly, thank you to the PTA board. This is such a great group of parents that I feel so lucky to know and work with, they go above and beyond for our children and our community. I would like to thank Linette Meyer for all her work the last two years as the Field PTA Co-Chair.  Rosalie Blaylark the Field PTA's secretary is also in her final year on the board. Rosalie is going to be on Hale's PTA again starting next year. I feel so fortunate that I was able to work with Rosalie on both Hale's PTA from my past role and again here at Field. I would also like to welcome Leah Knodes to the board she has graciously offered to be my Co-Chair for next year and Lisa McCulloch has offered to be the Secretary. Again I am so lucky and fortunate to work with this group, please thank them for all they do.

I am sure you are seeing a theme here. I am grateful for our community and all the wonderful parents and teachers! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this community.
Jen Buss
PTA Co-Chair
PTA Events That Need Help for Next Year
We Need: 
2-3 people for the Scholastic Book Fair
1-2 people for the Barnes and Noble Bookfair
1-2 people for the Field Holiday Friends Event
1-2 people to help out with Yearbook pictures, ordering and distribution

You will shadow the current chairs this year and then take over the event the following school year. These events can't happen unless we get volunteers, so please help us out.
If you are interested in hearing more about these events, or able to help contact Jen Buss at 

Forgot to Order Your Yearbook?
Wondering when they will come? 

Yearbooks are scheduled to be at Field the last week of May

There will be a very limited amount of extra copies available in the office on a first come, first served basis with the cost being $18.00 for each yearbook. 

You can order a yearbook now, and guarantee you will have one, at

The deadline for ordering is Friday May 20
Washburn Soccer Camps Sign up

Day: Mon. June 20th through Wed. June 23th for kids entering K-5th grade this fall 
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Location: Washburn Stadium Turf.
Follow this link to register:
Day: Mon. June 27th through Wed. June 29th for kids entering 6th-8th grade this fall
Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Location: Washburn Stadium Turf.
Follow this link to register:

Registration deadline is Friday May 27


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