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Events and Happenings

Every year the PTSA hosts a full calendar of events and happenings. Stay tuned for dates for the Open House, Fall Carnival / Trunk-or-Treat, Giving Drive, Science on Wheels, Multicultural nights, Family Fun Nights and the Spring Clean Up. Be sure and see what else is happening on our Google Calendar:

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Support the PTSA

Every member counts! Please join the PTSA and support our school, our teachers, the staff and of course our students. Your membership supports: Art Club Lego Club Robotics Club Chess Club Language Clubs Geography/Passport Softball Husky Hot Dogs Art Docents Science on Wheels Special Events! …and more!

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Meet the 2013-2014 Board!

Jill Mudge and Sherri Gorney Co-President | president@gregoryptsa.org Travis Jackson Vice President | vp@gregoryptsa.org Linda Farnsworth Secretary | secretary@gregoryptsa.org Berta Keller Treasurer | treasurer@gregoryptsa.org Brenda Sutherland-Field VP Financial | vpfinancial@gregoryptsa.org Christy VanBodegom and Verna Garton Membership Coordinator | membership@gregoryptsa.org Kelly Carr and Deirdre Coleman Co-Volunteer Coordinators | volunteer@gregoryptsa.org

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Husky Loop – February 18, 2014

Mark Your Calendars…

Friday, February 21 is a full day of school – No Early Release!

Dollar Book Store
The next Dollar Book Store is scheduled for Thursday March 4. Bring your dollar to school and buy a great new read!

C is for Cookie….Dough!!

Our Winter Fundraiser is coming up next week…Cookie Dough! We will be selling wonderful Otis Spunkmeyer and Masterpiece frozen cookie dough. Information will come home in next week’s parent packs. So, get ready to buy a bucket or two to support Gregory Heights! If you have any questions, email Berta Keller at treasurer@gregoryheightsptsa.org. Once ordered, cookie dough will arrive at the school April 17.

Girls on the Run Registration Reminder!

Girls on the Run will be back at Gregory Heights this spring! We are excited to host this awesome program that is aimed to promote self-esteem in girls! By helping girls set goals and establish a strong value system, we are helping create a generation with a positive attitude about themselves. You don’t have to be a fast runner to do Girls on the Run . It is about spending time with one another in an upbeat and supportive environment during the years when girls become vulnerable to societal pressures.

The program this spring runs March – May 2014 with a maximum of 15 girls.

Days: Mondays & Tuesdays

Time: 3:15-4:45
Duration: 10 weeks (March – May 2014); culminating in a 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Magnuson Park
Cost: Sliding scale (please see www.girlsrun.org for cost)

Our roster will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis beginning January 21. Please contact Nikki Bautista at nikkibautista@hotmail.com or 206-849-7687 if you would like to participate (or would like more information). You need to contact Nikki if you are interested, registration forms are NOT passed out in class! For more details and for information about fees and the history of the program, please visit the Girls on the Run website, www.girlsrun.org.

Husky Hike Needs Your Help!

We are in the planning phase of our spring fundraiser, the Husky Hike! After last year’s very successful hike, we are looking forward to doing it again.

Hot off the Press: SUPERHEROS NEEDED!

Our HUSKY HIKE SUPERHERO Walkathon has been scheduled for Thursday May 15th, 2014.

It takes many volunteers/ Superheros to make our biggest fundraiser a success.

We have many jobs big and small when we work together it will make us feel like we all have Superpowers!

Thank you to Caroline Toy for stepping up to chair the sponsorship committee! You are officially a Superhero!!

If you would like to volunteer for this amazing event and be a part of the Superhero Team contact our volunteer coordinators Kelly & Deirdre at volunteer@gregoryptsa. We have many ways to help!!

Jill Mudge is the Husky Hike Chair (Jill would love to train a CO Chair so they can take over for next year!!) contact her with questions at ghvolunteers@comcast.net

Mile Club Needs Volunteers

Are you free on Fridays? Can you come help with Mile Club? We would love for you to come and help our kids stay fit and healthy. Mile Club meets during all lunch recesses on Fridays. We are currently in desperate need of volunteers for both shifts: 10:45-12:00 and 12:00-1:15. If you can help come tally miles for our students, pass out foot charms for every mile ran, and generally enjoy watching how much the kids LOVE this club please email Travis Jackson at vp@greogryptsa.org. Please consider coming and helping out this great club!

Well, that’s it! Have a wonderful week!

Deirdre Coleman and Kelly Carr

Volunteer Coordinators

volunteer@gregoryptsa.org

Husky Loop – January 14, 2014

Mark Your Calendars…

General PTSA Meeting January 15 6:00-8:00
Come see what exciting plans we have for the remainder of the school year! Drop off your kids in the gym for some great play time with their buddies and join us in the Library. We hope to see you there!

Volunteer Lend a Hand Day January 21
We are doing it again! Come to school on January 21 from 9:00-12:00 and help our school and staff with some projects. We have asked staff, teachers and the PTSA (of course) to let us know what projects need to be done. So come spend an hour or all three, have some fun, and let’s get things done! Younger siblings are welcome to come along, we will have activities to keep them busy! We will meet in the PTSA/Community Room. If you have questions about Lend a Hand Day, email Kelly and Deirdre at volunteer@gregoryptsa.org.

No School Monday, January 20

Round Table Pizza Night January 22
The next Pizza Night will be Wednesday, January 22 from 5pm to 8pm. Come on down to the Round Table Pizza on 1st Ave. in Burien, have fun with your friends and have some pizza! This month at Pizza Night we will be having a book drive to support Mr. Bento’s Dollar Book Sale! Make room on your bookshelf for the books Santa brought by donating your not-read-so-much-anymore books to the Dollar Book Sale! So bring a book with you to donate!

Amazon Smile Program

Amazon gives money back when you shop online!
Do you know about the Amazon.com Smile program? When you shop at Amazon.com, .5% of your purchases can be donated to the charity of your choice. Guess what?! Gregory Heights PTSA is one of those charities you can choose to give money to. It’s free to sign up and link your existing Amazon account to a charity of your choice!

Go to smile.amazon.com and log in to your amazon.com account. It will ask you to designate a charity. Select (or type in) Gregory Heights Parent Teacher Student Association 65 5 50 and Amazon will donate .5% of whatever you spend on eligible items to the PTSA! You have to shop at smile.amazon.com in order to participate in this program. After you visit a few times it will appear automatically in your browser when you type “S” and is really easy to use. Once you are there, it looks just like your usual Amazon account.

This is another great way to support the PTSA without spending any extra time or money – if you shop at Amazon, take a few extra minutes once and your giving keeps coming!

Mr. Bento says THANK YOU!

A BIG thanks from the Gregory Library for the books donated by families from our “Holiday Wish List”. We received most of the requested books, some multiple copies even, and including these great new titles:
•Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
•The Year of Billy Miller
•A Little Book of Sloth
•Count the Monkeys
•Dogs on Duty
•Train
•Press Here
•The Day the Crayons Quit
•Journey
•Mr. Wuffles

Thanks again to all the generous families who donated. Our students will LOVE these new books.

Ok, that is about it! Have a wonderful week!

Deirdre Coleman and Kelly Carr
Volunteer Coordinators
volunteer@gregoryptsa.org

Waskowitz Field Trip

Here are some great pictures taken by Jana Kleitsch at Camp Waskowitz.

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