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Carpenter Elementary PTA Newsletter
Welcome Back, Chameleons!
The PTA is excited to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year!  We're looking forward to seeing familiar faces as well as meeting new friends.  Let's kick things off with a welcome letter from this year's PTA President, Mark Dixon:

Carpenter Elementary Chameleons,
  I'd like to welcome the new families to our school community (Track 4 soon), and welcome back those that just finished the last school year only a few weeks ago!   In this time of busy schedules, filling supply lists, and weeks that will go by much too fast, take a moment and reflect on how special this time really is.
    As your students realize their potential this year, the PTA supports them and our teachers through many activities made possible by volunteers.  There are lots of ways to be involved, and I believe that the PTA makes it easy to contribute a little of your time or talents to the community.  There are committees forming now that will ensure a great experience for all of us.  You can visit, or click the Volunteer Needs button below, which takes you to our volunteer page.  Browse the activities and select the ones you may be interested in, then one of our board members will contact you with information about how to help.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A STAY AT HOME PARENT TO BE INVOLVED!  I promise that being involved this year will be a rewarding experience for you.
    Join me in making a positive impact on the Carpenter Elementary family.
Mark Dixon
President, Carpenter Elementary PTA
PTA Volunteer Needs Google Form
PTA Membership
If you haven't already, it's time to renew your annual PTA Membership.  The Carpenter PTA is here to support students, parents and teachers.  We coordinate events and activities, offer special programs, and provide teacher grants.  All students benefit from parents who support these activities and it's part of what makes Carpenter an outstanding school!  One parent can join the PTA for as little as $15 per year ($25 for a family membership).  And what's more, we have an exciting incentive for your child when you join!  Your child could win a ride to school on a firetruck!  All families that join the PTA will be entered in the raffle.
  • Basic Membership, $15 (1 email address and 1 vote at PTA meetings): earns 1 Entry into the raffle
  • Family Membership, $25 (2 email addresses and voting rights): earns 2 Entires into the raffle
  • Premier Membership, $75 (2 email addresses and voting rights): earns 5 Entries into the raffle
Students will be coming home with membership forms this week.  To join, you can send in the form with payment to your child's teacher, or you can join online:
Join the Carpenter PTA!

Spirit Wear and School Store
The school store will be open for business on Friday, July 20th from 8:45-9:15am. The PTA will be selling CES t-shirts ($15), color changing water bottles($5), nylon backsacks ($5), CES car magnets ($3) and school supplies like pencils, pens, pencil toppers, erasers and sharpeners. 
Would you like to help? We need 2 parent volunteers to help run the store each week: it's a simple job and requires less than an hour of your time. You can choose to help on a regular basis, or only once in a while--whatever fits your schedule. The students love shopping at the school store and every parent that works it becomes an instant celebrity! Please click HERE to sign up.
Our first Camp Chameleon Workday will be Saturday, July 21st, 9:00-11:00 am.

We'd love to have you come out with your kids to see what we do at Camp Chameleon and how teachers utilize the space.
July 21
Camp Chameleon Intro Day, 9-11

July 25
Go Play Save fundraiser begins
The Carpenter Elementary School PTA is a non-profit organization committed to being an advocate for the education and well being of our students.
To make a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Carpenter PTA, click below.
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