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Carpenter Elementary PTA Newsletter
Family Fun Night
This Fall's Family Fun Night will be bigger and better than ever!  Join us Friday, October 5th, 5:00-7:30 at Camp Chameleon (behind the school) for our SCIENCE themed Family Fun Night!  The kids will get to see demos by American Robotics Academy, see an interactive drone demonstration by RTI International, mine for gems and fossils with Treasure Quest Mining, and participate in activities from Zaniac and Code Ninja.  We'll also have inflatables, giant yard games, and a DJ!  Admission is FREE, but food will be available for purchase from Potbelly, Marco's Pizza and Carolina Ice Cream.  Did we mention free raffle prizes???  You won't want to miss it!

Volunteer Opportunities
The PTA is currently beginning plans for our November Scholastic Book Fair.  We're looking for some artistic parents who would like to help create some decorations based on this year's "Fantasy" theme.  Unicorns, fairies, princesses, dragons, gnomes.....the ideas are endless!  If you would like to help generate some ideas on how to turn our library into a magical place for this year's book fair, please contact Tammy at

Fall Online Auction
This fall the PTA will host our annual Online Auction fundraiser.  Parents will have the opportunity to score great deals on track out camps, Disney park tickets, hotel stays, photography sessions, spa packages, and gift cards to local businesses.  At this time we are seeking out donations, and many of our donations come from our own parent community.  Do you own your own business or work for a company that would like to support our school?  This is a great chance to get your name out there while supporting a great cause (and it's tax deductible!).  For more information, please contact Cheryl

Last Call - PTA Membership Drive
Parents can join our Carpenter PTA anytime throughout the school year, but our official Membership Drive ends September 30th.  This is the deadline for memberships to qualify for student and class prizes.  Remember: the class with the most PTA members will earn an in-class field trip from the Museum of LIfe + Science, and a $25 gift card for their teacher, plus additional entries in the ride-to-school-on-a-firetruck raffle.  Every child whose parent joins the PTA will be entered into the firetruck ride raffle.  Choose to make a larger donation to the PTA, supporting our programs, teachers and students, and your child will earn additional entries.  Join now at:

Fall Spirit Wear Orders
Be on the lookout for Fall Spirit Wear Order forms to come home with your child in early October.  This opportunity only comes once a year.  We'll have Carpenter sweatshirts, dri-fit shirts, athletic shorts, longsleeve tees, ladies scoop neck shirts and more (youth and adult sizes).  Pre-paid orders will be delivered before Christmas break.
The Carolina Ballet is excited to offer special ticket pricing for select shows to students, teachers and their families.  Follow the link below to find out how to order tickets to The Nutcracker, The Planets or Swan Lake at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for as little as $25 per ticket.  Complete your order form and send it in to your teacher NO LATER than October 12th.  Questions?  Email Tara at
Carolina Ballet Tickets
September 30
PTA Membership Drive Ends

October 5
Family Fun Night, 5:00-7:30

October 9
Hot Horns Brass Band Performance
preK-2: 9:30;  3-5: 10:30

October 14
Camp Chameleon Maintenance Day, 3:00-5:00
Boosterthon Technology Has Arrived!

Look how excited Ms. Gordon is about her brand new flat panel Smart TV!  The PTA has completed the fund allocation from last year's Boosterthon fundraiser for new technology for the school.  While most of the lower grade classrooms are already equipped with Promethean boards, this year's focus was to supply the upper grades with new flat panel Smart TVs.  Thank you to all our Chameleon parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends who supported our students last year during the Boosterthon Fun Run! 
The Carpenter Elementary School PTA is a non-profit organization committed to being an advocate for the education and well being of our students.
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