PTA 3rd General Meeting / Weds., May 2nd

PTA 3RD GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, May 2nd / 2:45 PM
Dowell Elementary Media Center

Due to the cancellation of the Dowell Talent Show, our PTA 3rd General Meeting cannot take place on the night of May 2. After speaking with Principal Dinizio, the best way to ensure quorum in order to conduct business would be to hold the meeting during the Staff Meeting already scheduled that same day.

So please plan to attend this important 3rd General Meeting on Wednesday, May 2, at 2:45 pm. At this meeting we will elect a new Board for the 2018-19 school year. As we mentioned in the monthly newsletter sent out earlier this week, we are in great need of parents — Moms AND Dads, Grandparents, anyone with a vested interest in a child attending Dowell — to help be a part of the PTA.

Working Parents: You are a valuable resource as well, so don’t count yourselves out! Many of our current Board members have jobs, so we understand the importance of time management. There are many ways for you to get involved outside of typical school/office hours. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and learn more.

We have many activities and programs in place, and the more people that help, the less of a time constraint and workload it is on everyone. Here are just a few of the ways anyone can get involved:

  • Serve as an Executive Board Member. (We especially need a Secretary for 2018-19!)
  • Have a special interest or talent? Serve as a Committee Chair.
  • Share a love of reading with our students during the Book Fair.
  • Help our students select and purchase gifts during the Holiday Shop.
  • Plan and coordinate special events, such as Breakfast with Santa, Winter Dance and Spring Carnival.
  • Keep our website and social media channels up-to-date and relevant.
  • Help coordinate the Reflections Art Contest which recognizes students for their creativity.

If you have an interest in being part of the Dowell PTA Board, please contact us ASAP at dowellpta@gmail.com or download and fill out this Volunteer Interests form.

Thank you!

Don’t End the Year Without a Yearbook!

Don’t have FOMO on the yearbook! The 2017-18 yearbooks are in and will be distributed over the next two weeks to those who have pre-ordered, starting with 5th grade. (Remember, if you purchased a PTA Dive Pack membership, a yearbook is included.)

There will also be several opportunities between now and the end of school to buy a yearbook. Your first chance will be next week, Weds., May 2- Fri., May 4, before school in the lobby. The cost is $30, cash or check (payable to Dowell PTA). Credit cards will be accepted with a $2 fee.

But bypass those lines! Fill out this form and submit payment to the PTA mailbox by Tues., May 1 to have your student’s yearbook delivered delivered to his/her classroom.

Spring Carnival is Friday, April 20th!

Join us Friday, April 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the school for our annual Spring Carnival!

RAIN OR SHINE!
 
Don’t miss out on the fun! We’ll have a Bungee Jump, dual Hoop Shot, Bounce Houses, Obstacle Course, Wacky Ball, Alien Blaster, your favorite classic carnival games…and, new this year, Hamster Balls!
 
Purchase wristbands for access to all rides and games:
 
  • $10/person pre-ordered. (Click the image above for a pre-order form.)
  • $12/person at the door.

(No charge for children 3 and under.)

Please Note: All students MUST be accompanied by an adult for the entire evening. Students will NOT be dismissed from ASP to the Carnival. Parents do not need to purchase wristbands for themselves if not participating in activities.

Parents: We are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks during the carnival. Just 45-minute shifts! Click here for more info and to sign up.

Pizza by the slice, chips, water and soda will be available for cash purchase ($1 each). First come, first serve.

Also, don’t miss the Kona Ice Truck!

Come out and have fun with your friends before school ends!

All proceeds benefit our school, so thank you for your support!