PTA Newsletter - May, 2017

May PTA Newsletter

May 2017

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DATES 2017
8: PTA Meeting and vote
19: Last day to order yearbooks
29: No School Memorial Day

3: Parent Only Party and Fundraiser
5: Chipotle Fundraiser
14: Last Day of School
Thank you to...
The Plant Sale Committee for all their work 

Karen Linner for the Sum Dem dine out nights

Evelyn Blum for the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Cindy Goehring for brightening up the front of our school with beautiful flower pots

Field PTA Board 



Last month I attended my first Minnesota PTA convention. Despite having to arrive in Roseville by 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I was happy to be there for several reasons:
  • I was there to receive a Platinum Award for PTA units showing a membership increase of more than 50%.
  • I was also there to see Field community member Sandra Smith receive a National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra serves on the Minnesota PTA Board as Outreach Commissioner.
  • I was also reminded of why we have a PTA: to promote the welfare of children and promote the collaboration of families and educators. As Representative Jim Davnie reminded the more than 70 convention delegates, "Education is something we do collectively for the next generation."
I found this inspiring, and I hope you do, too. As we head into the home stretch of this school year, take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back for being your child's primary educator. And hang in there...summer vacation is just over a month away!

Leah Kondes
PTA Co Chair

PTA Members: Meeting May 8
If you are a PTA member we would like to invite you to our PTA meeting on Monday May 8. We will be voting in a new treasurer and also a new co chair. As a member you are able to vote at this meeting. You are a member if you paid member dues anytime this school year. The meeting is held at Sovereign Grounds at 6:00pm. 

Save the Date: June 3 Parent Only Party and Fundraiser
Remember to mark you calendars for June 3.  The parent-only party will be held at the American Legion in Richfield from 7-11 pm.  

Online ticket sales will be available soon.  Your ticket is one way to donate to this fundraiser and ticket prices will range from $35 to $100.  
The Hale and Field principals are also identifying needs at the schools for which we will collect fund-a-need donations.

Donations are needed for the event: 
Do you own your own business that would be willing to donate an item or service? Do you have a connection to a business that will donate an item or service to our fundraiser raffle?

Do you have an item (tickets to a sporting event or concert, a signed jersey, a gift card you don't plan on using) or experience (weekend stay at a cabin, behind-the-scenes tour, a sunset cruise on your boat) that you would offer as part of the raffle? 

Please email Rachel Walker at if you have any items or services you could donate, or if you would like to host a party as part of the fundraiser.

Chipotle Dine Out Night June 5
Come to Chipotle at 1830 East 66th Street Richfield from 5:00-9:00. Tell them you are with Hale and Field and we get 50% of the proceeds. 

PTA Chairs Needed for Next Year
The PTA is in need of the following chair positions for the next school year; a 
landscape chairperson and also someone to work with Hale school to organize the Field Holiday Helpers program.

Volunteers help us keep these programs going, we can't do it with out you. Please let Leah Kondes know if you are interested in these positions 

Plant Sale Thank You
Thank you to everyone who ordered plants from our Hale and Field Plant Sale. We increased our sales this year, raising almost $10,000 for Hale and Field. 
Thank you to the fabulous team who made the fundraiser happen and run smoothly, Cindy Goehring, Mary Cmiel, Annsara Elasky, Kim Holen and Nicole Starks. 

The plant sale committee is also looking for a new chairperson for next year. Contact the Hale or Field PTA chairs if you are interested. 

You Can Still Order Yearbooks
The order deadline is May 19. The cost is $18 and students will get them at the end of the school year. Go online to order. 

Add Field School to Your Amazon Account
Like to shop on Amazon? 
You can now donate to the Field PTA simply by shopping. 
Go to this link and choose PTA Minnesota Congress Eugene Field PTA.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase made to the Field PTA.  

No other effort is necessary, shop for the things you normally shop for and support our school. 


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