Birthday Book Club, Pool Party, and More

Good morning, Archway Lincoln families! There are quite a few things to share in this update, so please read all the way through.

Birthday Book Club for April

birthdayParents whose children have April birthdays, please join us Tuesday, April 26th at 2:15 p.m. in the library to celebrate birthdays!

If you have not made your child’s contribution for the Birthday Book Club yet, please send it to their teacher in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on it labeled “[Student Name] Birthday Book Club.” You can also turn in your donation on the day of the event.

If your child is celebrating this month, consider helping by bringing in goodies or arriving early to help set up for the event. Check out the sign-up genius and help if you can.

Please remember, any treats brought by volunteers must be store-bought with an ingredients label. Because we want all children to participate fully, if your child has an allergy, please make sure they come with a treat just for them.

We are looking forward to a wonderful celebration with your children!

Help Us Make the Gym Beautiful for Our Music Concert

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Terracotta Warriors from the ruins at Xi’An, China. Photograph (c) 2011 by J. Covington.

The theme for this year’s spring music concert is “Music from Around the World.” To help make the gym look more festive, we’d like to borrow some of the wonderful things you may have collected in your family’s travels (prints, posters, wall hangings, masks) or things you have around the home (globes, pictures of exotic places).

View this sign-up for an idea of what we’re looking for and when we need it.

Please be sure to LABEL all of your items and make sure they’re not extremely fragile/breakable. You’ll be able to take the items with you at the end of the upper grade concert, or they will be returned to you in the days following.

Don’t forget that we also want pictures of your children/family from travels you’ve taken! Archway Lincoln has a wonderful, diverse, well-traveled community and we want to celebrate that. Submit 1 4×6 or 5×7 picture per family labeled with your family’s name and the picture’s locale to Ms. Blasi before Wednesday, April 27th and we will post them all on a giant collage in the gym. You will NOT get these pictures back, so please don’t send in originals. For more details, visit Ms. Blasi’s blog.

Ms. Blasi and Ms. Boswell thank you!

Lunch and Office Volunteer Sign-Up for May (We’re at the End!)

696px-We_Can_Do_It!We’re getting down to the last few weeks of school, and while some of us may be getting weary, we have to soldier on. Volunteers included! Like the poster says, we can do it!

We really need your help to make lunch happen and the office run smoothly.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before. Training is easy and fun and it’s a great way to say hello to your kiddo and meet some wonderful staff and parents. (Truly, if you’ve never volunteered for lunch before, you should…we have a great time!)

Please view the sign-ups for May below and help if you can:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Archway Lincoln PSO or Archway Lincoln Lunches.

General PSO Meeting Tuesday, May 3rdmegaphone

Our next general PSO meeting will be Tuesday, May 3rd. We’ll have two opportunities to meet with PSO leaders: 8 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

On the agenda will be a preview of some of the events we’re already planning for next year, guidelines for teacher gifts and end-of-year appreciation, and an overview of the PSO positions we have open for next year, including the effort/time involved.

We will be raffling off a gift card to a local restaurant at each meeting! Perfect for a date night!

No registration or sign-up is necessary. If you can make it, please come. We look forward to seeing you!

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 7.41.14 PMWe are gearing up and planning for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6, 2016. Be on the lookout for sign-ups to help with lunches, breakfasts, and snacks for our amazing teachers and staff. While PSO is planning something special each day, you and your child are encouraged to show their teachers how much they’re appreciated by making cards, sharing nice words, or other thoughtful gestures. Your classroom liaisons may be coordinating events throughout the classroom, as well.

Please remember it is against school policy to take up a collection of cash to purchase a class-wide gift or gift card. If you have any questions, please email Archway Lincoln PSO.

End-of-Year Pool Party May 7th

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 9.42.02 PMBe sure to mark your calendars for our end-of-year pool party at Hamilton Aquatic Center (adjacent to Hamilton High School) on Saturday, May 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hamilton Pool is a great place for families to play. We’ll have pizza, water, and popsicles for purchase for $1/each (cash only), but you can always pack a picnic dinner, too. Please remember no glass containers or alcohol is allowed at the aquatic facility.

Admission is $2/pp or max $10/family. Cash or credit is accepted at the door. No pre-purchase is necessary.

More details are coming, including a sign-up for volunteers, so keep checking your inbox!