Pioneer News - 10/10/2016
Harvest Festival - This Friday, Oct 14th!
This Friday, the 14th is our Harvest Festival from 4pm to 8pm. It's always one of the greatest events of the year and this year it is even bigger! We'll be bringing back some of the favorites including the Obstacle Course, Giant Slide, Train, Laser Tag and Class game booths but new this year will be the Rock Wall, Photo Booth and Giant Sized Games! We'll also have some really great Raffles, Silent Auctions and the 6th Grade Food Booth.
Fliers have been sent home with our presale offer. During the presale, wristbands will be $15 each which includes unlimited games, rides and photo booth. We're also pre-selling tickets at $10 for 15 tickets (ticket values below). Orders must be received by Wednesday, October 12 for this presale price. This will be the best value so please take advantage of it as wristbands will be $20 at the festival. Please send in cash or checks made out to Pinetree PTA with the bottom of the flier (click HERE to download) or go online HERE to pay with debit/credit card. For all students who bring in a carved pumpkin, they will receive a coupon for a free sno-cone or cotton candy.
We will be opening will-call for presale wristbands and tickets at 1:45 on Friday.
IMPORTANT: Waivers will be coming home this week that must be signed by all participant's guardians before they can enjoy any of the activities.
Carnival Games will cost 1 ticket; Obstacle, Slide & Laser Tag* will cost 2 tickets; Rock Wall*, Photo Booth* & Train will cost 4 tickets. *some attractions will be closing at 7pm due to lighting
(FOOD WILL BE SOLD SEPARATELY AT THE FESTIVAL)
Harvest Festival Volunteers Needed
We would not be able to put on this great event without the help of our great Volunteers. Anyone can volunteer - parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. Volunteer positions will be in half-hour shifts so you can volunteer and still spend time with your family. We have several positions that we need volunteers for.
Click HERE to review the positions and signup. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Our great teachers and room parents will also be doing classroom game-booths. If you're interested in volunteering to help with those, please check with your student's teacher or Room-Parent.
Harvest Festival Raffles
Make sure you purchase some raffle tickets while at the Harvest Festival. We'll have some great items up for raffle including tickets to Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Barbara Zoo and so much more. The raffles will be drawn at the end of the night but you do not have to be present to win, just make sure to write your name and number on the raffle ticket so we can contact you.
Harvest Festival Silent Auctions
Not only will we have some great class/vendor donated baskets and Teacher/Principal lunches up for silent auction this year but we’ll be bringing back two favorites! Reserved Parking Spot in the School Parking Lot & a Personalized School Entrance Street Sign! Both will be valid for one year (Nov 2016 to Oct 2017). New this year will also be a VIP package to the 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony which includes a VIP parking spot and 4 front row seats to the ceremony. Highest Bidder Wins! We’ll see you there!
Reflection Entries Due this Wednesday 10/12
All entries for this year's Reflections program are due this Wednesday 10/12 by 2:45pm. Any entries received after this time will not be entered in for judging. This year's Reflections theme is "What's your story?" If your student is interested in participating, all information can be found on our website HERE.
PTA Meeting and Movie Night
Our next PTA Meeting will be Friday, 10/21 at 5:30pm followed by our next movie night at 6pm showing "The Book of Life." We'll be serving popcorn and juice. Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blanket to snuggle up and watch the movie. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the movie. Come early for crafts!
Important Upcoming Dates
10/12 (Wed) – Reflections Submissions due by 2:45pm
10/14 (Fri) – Harvest Festival 4:00-8:00pm
10/21 (Fri) – Fall Fundraiser Begins
10/21 (Fri) – PTA Meeting 5:30pm
10/21 (Fri) – Movie Night "The Book of Life" – FREE Family Event 6:00-8:00pm
10/31 (Mon) – Halloween – NO School
11/04 (Fri) – Fall Fundraiser Orders Due
11/10 (Thurs) – Minimum Day
11/11 (Fri) – Veteran's Day – NO School
11/15 (Tues) – Restaurant Night – Location TBD
11/17 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting 6:30pm
11/17 (Thurs) – Reflections Gala 7:00pm
11/21-11/25 (Mon-Fri) – Thanksgiving Break – NO School
11/30 (Wed) – Parent/Teacher Conferences – Minimum Day
Free Easy Ways to Help the Pinetree PTA
Keep checking out the “Easy ways to Help” page on our website for free easy ways you can help the Pinetree PTA
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