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SCULLEN PTSA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reported by jennifer_albert@ipsd.org on 12/16/20

SCULLEN PTSA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Scullen PTSA Meeting – Thursday, December 17 at 9:30 am

(Dr. Talley, Superintendent, IPSD 204 will be our guest.)

· January 21, 2021 – 6:00 pm

· February 18, 2021 – 1:30 pm

· March 18, 2021 – 1:30 pm

· April 22, 2021 – 9:30 am

· May 20, 2021 – 1:30 pm

All current PTSA members will receive an email a day or two before the meeting with the Zoom link. If you are not a current PTSA member, but would like to attend the meeting, please send an email to: scullenptsa@gmail.com with your name and student’s name/grade and we will reply with the meeting link.

If you have any questions you would like Dr. Talley or Mr. Loughrige to answer/address at the meeting, please complete the Google form below or send an email to: scullenptsa@gmail.com (make sure to include your name & your student’s name/grade)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRwY8oM2HzhikCISpRyrL-P71BEQ_-V50Fm_KuJEtvbMd03g/viewform

If you would like to join Scullen PTSA: https://scullen.memberhub.store/

(If you checked the PTSA box on your online school registration, but did not pay your annual membership dues on our MemberHub website, then you are not YET a member. All current members automatically receive the meeting link in their email each monthl. Join today!)

January Photo Contest

Happy New Year - New Year Picture Contest – open to all Scullen students. This will be our last photo contest for the year 20-21.

The New Year theme is: “ New Year New Beginning...” Students can be creative and tell us what their new year’s resolutions are and/or what they are looking forward to in the new year.

For January– you can still post your picture on Scullen Parents Facebook page or you can email it to behera.deepika29@gmail.com, heddy@kees2success.com.

Please note – only mention your student’s first name and last initial (for privacy reasons) and grade and team level (6-0,6-1,6-2, 7-0,7-1,7-2,8-0,8-1 or 8-3). Please send in your entries between Jan 1st & Jan 12th. All entries are due no later than 7pm on Jan. 12th. No exceptions will be allowed.

Pinot’s Palette Painting Event – Monday, December 28 1-3pm

Due to the positive feedback we had for the Thanksgiving break painting activity, we have scheduled another one for over the Winter break. It will take place on Monday, December 28 from 1-3pm. Again, you can choose to participate in-studio (limited availability) or virtually. Painting kits can be shipped. We are also working to coordinate a kit pickup closer to school to make it more convenient.

As before, this will be a private Scullen event. However, you are welcome to invite family and friends from around the country to participate alongside you. See the attached flyer for the picture we will be painting. Registration links are listed below:

In Studio: https://pinotspalette.com/naperville/event/506136

Virtual: https://pinotspalette.com/naperville/event/506786

Shop: https://pinotspalette.com/naperville/shop

(*Enter the code SCULLEN2 at checkout*)

Sharks from Different Oceans ... Books & Authors Around the World

Do you have a favorite author from your homeland who inspires you? What about a book that offers new perspectives on someone else's homeland? A book that takes you down memory lane, an author who stirs up deep emotions, familiar setting of the place where you grew up....
Let us know by filling out this form so we can share your experiences with Scullen students and staff through these books by authors from your country.

(Sponsored by Scullen PDAC- Parent Diversity Advisory Council)

https://forms.gle/wzLaiayu3s1xNeFc8

Scullen PTSA Giving Campaign

In the spirit of the Giving Season, we would like to invite you to make a donation directly to Scullen PTSA to help us fund additional activities and initiatives.

Due to this ever-changing & challenging year, our PTSA has found itself with only 50% of the membership we have had in previous years. In addition, we have had to directly fund (rather than rely on our usual sign-up of in-kind donations) more of our initiatives and activities than a normal year.

As you may have read above, our first virtual Bingo night is being offered for free and we would like to consider doing it again. We would also like to fund additional water bottle refilling stations within Scullen. Earlier in the year, we voted to fund one station. We would love to be able to offer more opportunities for students to stay safely hydrated within the building. And we are always looking for additional ways to support our staff. Hopefully, with your generous donation we can send out a small holiday gift to each staff member or reinstate our Staff grants to encourage continuing professional education.

Scullen PTSA is a 501c3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Any donation is appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of Scullen PTSA & Scullen Middle School.

Donations can be made at: https://scullen.new.memberhub.store/store

Amazon Smile

Many of us are taking advantage of Amazon shopping this holiday season. Please support the Scullen PTSA every time you shop on Amazon. The app is now available on your phone! Go to the settings, Amazon Smile, and choose to support "Scullen Middle School PTSA"

From a computer, you can go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4443878

Nominate a Teacher for the A+ Award

If you would like to nominate a teacher who has made an impact with your student, now is the time to nominate them for a district-wide teacher award: A+ Award

This award is given out monthly to a teacher who teaches in our district, through a partnership with IPSD 204 and IPEF (Indian Prairie Educational Foundation) and sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. Please see the website below for additional information on nomination criteria and submission info.

http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/APlus

Communication

In addition to regular PTSA announcements, you can also follow us on Twitter: @PtsaScullen.

Although not an official PTSA Facebook page, there is also a lot of helpful information posted to the Scullen Parents page on Facebook.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at: scullenptsa@gmail.com

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