Friday, October 17, 2008

FHES Garage Sale! Saturday, October 25th

9am to 2pm in the Friday Harbor Elementary School Gym

Proceeds benefit the FHES PTA & will support elementary school programs.
We would love your gently used shoes, coats and costumes.
No clothes, please.

Drop off times for donations are:
Thursday, October 23rd: 2:30 pm—3:30 pm
Friday, October 24th: 2:30 pm—3:30 pm & 5:00 pm—8:00 pm

See you there!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2009 Fundraising Campaign Kick Off!


Fresh from a successful fundraising campaign that resulted in Friday Harbor Elementary School’s new playground Big Toy, the 2008-2009 PTA is moving forward and beginning its 2009 campaign.

In addition to funding projects like the playground, the PTA has been responsible for providing money for several school programs. From helping to pay for teacher training to funding field trips and after school enrichment programs, the PTA is an integral part of the school community.

“As we know from our budget crisis earlier this year, schools can not depend only on state and federal money to ensure our children are getting the programs they need,” said FHES Principal Gary Pflueger. “The PTA—and their incredible fundraising support—is critical to the success of our school year.”

PTA co-president Tanja Williamson says an anonymous donor has pledged a $500 matching grant to start off the fundraising for the year.

Several ongoing programs need to be funded, including:
Music Enrichment
Geography Bee & Math Olympiad
Paicific Science Center Visit to School
Teacher Stipends (for special training)
Fieldtrips (ie: Orcas Salmon Hatchery, University of Washington Boat Trip, LaCrover Farm)
Development of school garden
Winter & Spring After School Enrichment Programs

The PTA will hold its first fundraiser of the year on Saturday, October 25, with a huge garage sale inside the school’s gym from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In December, the school’s annual Scholastic Book Fair will also raise funds.

Anyone interested in donating directly to a specific program, may contact Tanja at 378-6004 or send those donations to FHES PTA at 95 Grover Street, Friday Harbor.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Feet on the Bus Go Up and Down...

San Juan Island's 1st Walking School Buses were full!. With the help of parent volunteers, SJEMS and local service clubs, 63 kids arrived at Friday Harbor Elementary School at 9:25. There they were greeted by our own Chef Tom, with juice, freshly baked scones and fruit. Thank you to Marc Islam and Susan Williamson who put the routes together! Be sure to check out their Safe Routes to School website, just to the left. Hope to see you on Tuesday, when the regular route begins!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Walking School Bus Kickoff - Wednesday, October 8th!

Don't forget to turn in your consent form and take part in San Juan Island's first ever walking school bus, Wednesday, October 8th, sponsored by Safe Routes to School. Volunteers will be on hand to walk with your children along the designated routes. For more information, click on the Safe Routes to School link on the left. Don't miss the bus!