PTA Newsletter - October 2017




October 2017

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DATES 2017
10: Community Flu Shot Clinic
17: Staff Appreciation Meal
18-20: No School
25: Picture retake day
27: Box Tops Due
9:Hale/Field 45th Anniversary Event
13: Barnes and Noble Bookfair
Thank you to...
Paula Caillier for planning the flu shot clinic 
Our picture day volunteers for their help: 
Lena Johnson
Molly Hauver
Zuzana Bracknell
Sarah Johannsen
Greta Wicker
Cindy Goehring 
Jessica Burmaster
Field PTA Board 
As a native Minnesotan, I hate being hot. That's why autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Actually, I like living in a state that has four seasons, but as I said, comfort is key. To that end, I am pleased to announce that the Field PTA purchased six industrial-size fans for the school. I think it's safe to say that we've probably turned a corner meteorologically speaking and won't have to use them any time soon, but the good news is we are now ready for the end of the school year when temperatures start to climb again This purchase was made possible in part due to your generosity last year during our No Sale Fundraiser. Please keep that in mind next month as this year's initiative kicks off.

The other seed I wanted to plant with you this month is a topic you are probably already thinking about and talking about in your homes and in your workplaces: diversity, inclusion and equity. I just wanted to acknowledge that this topic is also being considered by the PTA as well as the larger Field community. If you have thoughts regarding how we can ensure that Field is a welcoming place for all students and their families, we would love to hear them.

We hope that your students enjoy their few days off from school this month. Read on for important events happening in the weeks ahead, and mark your calendars!

Leah Kondes
PTA Co chair
Flu Shot Clinic October 10
Mark your calendars! This year's flu shot clinic for Hale and Field students, family members and community is Tuesday October 10 from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm in the Field gym. 

Please print and fill out the registration form and bring it with you, one form for each person who intends to be vaccinated. Fill in the clinic number with 40654 on in the upper right of the first form.

Please bring your current insurance cards and photo ID along with your completed form.
Please wear clothing that allows for easy access to your upper arm. If this is your first flu shot you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccination for observation. 
Picture Retake Day October 25
Need a redo for your school pictures? Bring the pictures back with you for retake day. You must have your pictures with you to get retakes. 
Box Tops Due October 27
Start saving your box tops for Field school. Field can earn extra money from simply clipping box tops from grocery items you use everyday!  Put them in a ziploc bag and drop them off at the office by October 27. For a list of products, or to learn more about the program check out the box tops website.
Barnes and Noble Bookfair Fundraiser- Just in time for those holiday purchases!
Field's annual book fair fundraiser at Barnes and Noble 3225 W 69th St, Edina is Monday, November 13 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm 
You are invited to come listen to Field student band and choir performances from 5:30 - 7 pm at the newly remodeled Barnes and Noble store and restaurant.
For Field to get credit for your purchases, please notify the cashier that you are supporting Field Community School and give them our Bookfair ID#12213039.
Can't make it to the store? 
Shop the Field School Book fair online from Monday, November 13th to Saturday, November 18th.
Make sure to add our book fair ID# 12213039 at checkout.
Thank you for helping to support our school!
Field Spirit Wear
Spirit wear information is coming soon. We will have some fun new styles to order from. Spirit wear makes a great gift and is fun to wear to school or out and about to show your Field pride! 
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 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. 

Save the date: Thursday, November 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Field Community School
The 45th Anniversary of the landmark pairing of Hale and Field schools will celebrate their partnership with a community event. 

This memorable event will features video interviews with the leaders whose initiative led to the pairing of the two public schools. A panel discussion will address what were - and continue to be - the barriers that have prevented us from moving forward in equity in education and elsewhere. 

Also part of the event will be a presentation of photographs, remarks by guest speakers, choir and jazz music by students from Hale & Field, and refreshments by Pepitos. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
Field Holiday Helpers Gearing Up Soon!
Before we know it the holidays will be fast approaching. I want to remind you of a wonderful program, Field Holiday Helpers, that will need your help soon.  We have many families struggling to provide basic essentials let alone a gift or two during the holiday season. If you are in a position to sponsor a member of our Field community, please become a Field Holiday Helper.  

Helpers are anonymously matched with a Field child or family, providing gifts and other essentials based on their personal wish lists.  Last year 34 Field families had a brighter holiday season thanks to the generous contributions from Field students, families, staff and local businesses. 

More information and volunteer forms will be sent later this month. Thanks!

Questions? Contact Marit Lysne


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