Happy New Year from our PTA President and Executive Board

Happy New Year and welcome back to our amazing PTA members!  

Our next PTA meeting is coming up on January 16th at 1 pm in the MPR.  In the meantime, I wanted to provide a quick update and share a few of the many great things happening here at Arroyo.

* Fall Fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you to all involved and who participated!

* Nominating Committee is being established and would love your participation and/or input.  What are you passionate about? What role would you like to take on or volunteer for next year? Information and interest forms will be available soon on the ARROYOPTA.org website. 

* New Lending Library is underway and will provide access to many more books of all reading levels in our classrooms

MakerSpace continues to grow and be a huge hit with the kids. The PTA has provided additional funds for a part-time Paraeducator to assist the teachers while in the Maker Space. 

* New SELC (Social/Emotional Learning Coordinator) is at Arroyo now. 

* ......and sure to be a hit with the kids - a NEW PLAYGROUND with plenty of shade is on now on campus!  

These are just a few of the recent highlights but there is so much more!  Here's a look at what is coming up:

January 

1/10 Respect For All Lunch Craft (Fairness)

1/10 John Yeiser

1/12 Library Lunch Bunch

1/15 MLK Holiday - No School

1/16 PTA Meeting 1 pm Multi

1/17 Meet the Masters

1/24 Art Teach Assembly

1/26 Box Top Collection

1/31 Recycling Collection

February

2/1 Variety Show Auditions

2/5 - 2/9 Kindness Campaign Week

2/7 Meet the Masters

2/7 Respect for All - Lunch Craft (caring/compassion)

2/12 Lincoln Day - No School

2/13-2/16 5th Grade Outdoor Ed

2/16 Library Lunch Bunch

2/19 Washington Day - No School

2/21 John Yeiser

2/27 PTA Meeting 7 pm

2/28 Art Teach Assembly

2/28 Recycling Collection

March

3/2 Read Across America Day

3/2 Variety Show Dress Rehearsal

3/3 Variety Show at Calvary Church

3/7 Meet the Masters

3/7 Respect for All - Lunch Craft (assertiveness)

3/12 - 3/16 Fitness Week

3/15 5th Grade Pano Picture Day

3/16 Awards Assemblies

3/16 Vision & Hearing Screening

3/16 Library Lunch Bunch

3/20 PTA Meeting / Elections 12pm

3/21 Recycling Collection

3/19 - 3/23 Spring Conferences 1:24 dismissal

3/23 Box Top Collection

3/26- 3/30 Spring Break - No School

Reminders:

- Please take a look at the ARROYOPTA.org website. There you will find all the financial information regarding PTA budget and expenditures, general announcements and all General Association Meeting minutes.     

- Be sure to get approval on all outbound communication to parents - need Mrs. Sheyka's signature. 

- Please check the schedule for use of room 26, which is shared. The room is occupied Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and not available at all. 

- There is a refrigerator in the PTA room that is ours to use for storage of food and drinks for class parties etc.

- Submit check requests in a timely manner - all expenses must be submitted (treasurer notified) before July 1st of the school year. 

- Please utilize the Arroyo PTA Facebook page for any official PTA announcements or communication instead of Arroyo Moms Facebook page (which is no longer run by a current Arroyo parent)

Thank you, once again for your support,

Melissa Weiss, PTA President

and your PTA Executive Board

approved by Principal Sheyka 1/10/18