This Thursday, January 19, from 6 PM to 7 PM, on campus is Unlock the Treasures of Reading, also known as Grady Pirate Night.  Parents and children are invited to this event.  Children will go to classrooms and enjoy stories read by pirates from local krewes.  Parents of students in grades 3-5 will go to the Media Center for updated information about testing and parents of students in grades K-2 will go to the cafeteria to hear about reading with your child from Reading Coach Mrs. Harahan.  The kids will have a blast and they are invited to dress as pirates or wear pajamas.  Please don’t miss this important event.

We are still accepting Tiger Trek donations and any additional donations will still count toward your child’s grand total (and elevated prize levels).  We have ordered extra shirts, so if you wish to submit a $35 or more donation before Tiger Trek it is likely, but not guaranteed, that your child will still have a shirt on the day of the event.  To read about Tiger Trek, please click here:  Tiger Trek.  To donate please click here:  Donate.   Please put your child’s grade and shirt size in the name box on the donation page so that we know what size shirt to provide.

We need volunteers for Tiger Trek on Friday, January 27 from 7:30 AM until 2 PM.  We need volunteers to help set up right at drop-off time.  We need volunteers to hand out colorful bracelets to students for each lap they complete.  We also need volunteers to hand out bottled water and healthy snacks.  You can volunteer all day or just during the time your child will be walking.  To see the complete Tiger Trek schedule and sign up online to volunteer, please click here:   Volunteer for Tiger Trek.   We are grateful to our volunteers and thank you for your time and service to our school.

The bottles of water for Tiger Trek were graciously donated by Mini of Wesley Chapel (Mini of Wesley Chapel Website).  Thank you, Mini of Wesley Chapel!

Please keep clipping Box Tops for the Box Tops contest!  The grade that submits the most Box Tops will win a popsicle party!  Please send in your Box Tops any time between now and February 9, 2017!  To see more information about how to clip and submit Box Tops, please click here:  Box Tops.   

Our PTA is reaching out now to plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Specifically we need a person who will manage the after school clubs on a day-to-day basis.  The person will take attendance of students participating in after school clubs at 1:30 PM (on Mondays) and 2:30 PM (Tuesdays to Thursdays), then help to manage the dismissal process.  Dismissal for clubs is only by carline or to the cafeteria for YMCA kids.  Dismissal takes about 10-15 minutes.  The position also involves making a spreadsheet from the sign up information from the PTA’s club website that is shared with teachers and club vendors.  There are incentives for managing this program, which we will discuss with you if you are interested.  We already have in place a person to negotiate with the club vendors and who will help on Mondays and Thursdays with the attendance and dismissals.  If you are interested in helping, please email ASE Club Coordinator, Moni Sears at [email protected]