Welcome to Tesago Elementary School PTA

Together Everyone Shares A Great Opportunity


Welcome to Tesago's PTA home page!


Thank you to the staff appreciation week committee for planning a great week!

This Thursday 5/13 @ 7pm we will have our last PTA meeting of the school year via google meet. 
We will have Dr. Robinson join us to give an overview of the 2021-2022 budget. We will also be voting in our 2021-2022 board members. 
Meeting invite will be sent later this week. 

If you have any gently used Shen apparel you no longer need, please consider making a donation to our Shen Thrift Shop. Donations can be dropped off in the hamper in the vestibule through the end of the school year.

Thank you to all have stepped up to volunteer next year!
We still have the following positions open:
Yearbook committee- looking for a volunteer to represent each grade
Discovery co-chair
Shen Inventors 
Odyssey of the mind  
Please reach out for more information. 

Student Council Spirit Days
5/15 Backwards Day 
5/21 1900's Day
5/28 Disney Day 
6/4 World Appreciation Day 
6/11 Twin Day 
6/18 Hawaiian Day 

Attention 5th grade parents- Please see the attachment for information from our 5th grade committee.

Yearbooks - There are still yearbooks available for purchase. If you still would like one use the link below to order before they are gone! 

Cap Com School Banking Contest 

Students ages 5-12 may win one of twelve $25 Visa Gift Cards.

Check our website for more information at    https://www.capcomfcu.org/youth-services/students-earn-money/#drawingcontest

Drawings with entry forms are being accepted now through May 15, 2021. Email .jpg, .png, .pdf  to [email protected] (we cannot accept external links like Google and iCloud documents)


Hannaford tools for school has started back up!  The program runs from March 14-May 29, 2021.  The collection towers will be in Hannaford.  Parents should deposit their school dollars in the tower labeled Tesago Elementary School.  We get 3 school dollars for every 4 participating products that they buy.  Families should look for the tags on the shelves that note the product is part of the program.  This year the highest earning school from each store receives a $1,000 bonus.


To donate to Bountiful Backpacks or for more information please see the link below:


Have a great week! 

Kristin and Melissa, Co-Presidents
Tesago Elementary School PTA
Together Everyone Shares A Great Opportunity
                                                    

Become a Member of the Tesago PTA

We invite each and every Tesago family and teacher to join the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year. Membership is open to parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends and members of our community.  

We hope you will consider renewing your membership or join the Tesago PTA for the first time this Fall.  You don't have to attend meetings or even volunteer.  Your membership dues alone help us provide programs and funding to all of our students.   It's only $7 to join.  Everyone is welcome to join and each member will be listed in the Tesago's PTA directory which is a wonderful resource to have on hand when you need to contact a fellow Tesago PTA parent.


The benefits of membership include:

  • A complimentary directory of the names, phone numbers and addresses of other PTA members at Tesago
  • Occasional PTA member perks and discounts at our sponsored school events
  • Inclusion on the Tesago PTA group e-mail list which provides parents with frequent updates on the PTA activities and other school programs
  • Voting rights on many important PTA issues which affect our children’s educational experience


Membership is being done online this year.  There will not be a form sent out.  To become a member, please visit  https://tesagopta.memberhub.store/


Facts you should know about our PTA:

  1. The PTA Arts in Education committee plans over 25 programs each year from traveling museums, theater performances, author visits and multicultural/character building assemblies.
  2. The PTA sponsors the school’s PARP (Pick A Reading Partner) program.  
  3. The money raised during our various PTA fundraising events goes directly back to our students in the form of educational programs, classroom supplies, social activities and much more.
  4. Student scholarships, birthday recognition, and teacher retirement gifts are all part of our PTA initiatives.
  5. The Discovery after school enrichment program is funded and organized by the PTA.
  6. The PTA organizes the School Banking Program to help our students learn about money and the value of saving.
  7. There are also many social activities throughout the year that are funded and run by the PTA.  These events help build a cohesive, positive school environment for our students, faculty and parents.  Examples of such programs include:
  • Reflections
  • Shen Inventors
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Back to School BBQ
  • Family Fun Night
  • Popcorn Days
  • Movie Night
  • Much, much, more



School Banking with CAP COM

The normal School Banking Program is on hold while everybody adjusts to a new school routine.

However, CAP COM is continuing some of our Fall activities. Please share the items below and the attached flyers with your school community.


Fall PTA/PTO Cash Incentive:  CAP COM continues to support your school by donating $5 for each new school banker enrolled at your school between September 1- November 30, 2020 (up to $300).


Click here for more information on the school banking program or to open an account. 

Amazon Smile

You can use the Amazon App to donate to the Tesago PTA. You no longer have to go into the Amazon SMILE app!
Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and                                                          tap into 'Settings'
                                                     Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to                                                        complete the process

Box Tops for Education

Tesago is again participating in the Box Tops for Education program and there is a new and improved program this year!  This year our goal is to raise $1,000 for the wonderful programs for our children. 

Box Tops is going digital with the new mobile app! The Box Tops app will scan your store receipt and automatically find products and instantly adds Box Tops to our school's earnings online. No clipping required! Download the app on the App Store or get it on Google Play!

FAQ

1- Can I still submit the traditional Box Tops that are clipped to our school?

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but they may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, Box Tops may not physically be brought into the school. 

2-What does the new digital Box Tops label look like on participating products?

Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see this label below, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10 cents each for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. 



Any questions, please contact Carianne Trotta at [email protected].


Price Chopper/Market 32 Tools for School, and Hannaford Helps School programs have been suspended at this time.