Winter Carnival The 17th annual Winter Carnival is this Friday, November 18th from 5:30 to 8:30. Join us for a fun filled evening for the entire family. Here are details on some of the activities planned.
Games: Many fun games will be set up in the gym to keep everyone entertained.
Holiday shopping: This is a favorite of the young set. Children can get a jump on their holiday shopping in this kid only activity. Look for details which will come home in your childs backback this week.
Dinner: Give the kitchen the night off and enjoy dinner at the carnival. The 5th Grade class will be hosting a Hot Dog/Pizza Dinner in the cafeteria during the Holiday Social, from 5:30 - 8:30PM. Please be sure and stop by for a pizza or hot dog meal deal including chips, drink and dessert for only $4.00. All proceeds will go to support 5th grade activities!
Crafts: Join us in the art room for some creative crafts for everyone including sand art, a colorful loop turkey, jingle necklaces and other projects. Bring food donations to the art room for our food drive to benefit Peoples Pantry and complete an exclusive sand project as our way of thanking you. See more details of the food collection program under comunity involvement below.
Socialize with friends in the cafateria and enjoy some drinks, popcorn & pretzels while the kids participate in the very popular bake walk. Baked good donations can be dropped off at the school 3:00 on Friday. Look for the table marked “Bake Walk” in the lobby by the cafeteria.
Stop by the PTO Scrips table in Calzeta Hall and purchase gift cards for the holidays (use them for your shopping as well as for giving). If you are not familiar with this free money program just ask!
Tickets for the activites will be available for purchase the night of event. You can AVOID LINES and PAY AHEAD! In an envelope marked Winter Carnival Tix submit $10 payable to the Sargent PTO by Thursday November 17th and have 40 tickets waiting for you at the door!
Help is still needed to run games, crafts and to take pictures with our Snowman. At this time, we are very low with volunteers. If we do not have enough volunteers for all activities, we will need to consider reducing the number of activities. Please consider helping for the early shift 5:30-7 or the late shift 7-8:30. Please sign up to volunteer now! Go to the PTO Home page and click on "volunteer" or Contact Natalie Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Fun Run: Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped last Wednesday at the Fun Run. We really appreciated all of your help and participation in this event. It truly was a wonderful day that brought the whole Sargent community together! A big thank you to our wonderful physical education teachers, Ms. Kodys and Mr. Wood for all their help in putting this event together. Special thanks also to our principal Dr. Foster for fully embracing the idea of this fundraiser and supporting all our efforts to bring the Fun Run to Sargent!
WOW!! Total Laps completed per grade:
K—871 laps (average laps completed per student 10)
1—1,118 laps (average laps completed per student 13)
2—1.366 laps (average laps completed per student 14)
3—1,779 laps (average laps completed per student 15)
4—1.687 laps (average laps completed per student 16)
5—1,976 laps (average laps completed per student 16)
Please Note: Pledge sheets and envelopes with the total pledges due will be going home this week for pledge collections. Please send your collected pledges back to school in the envelope provided NO Later than Monday, November 21st. Money not received by this date will be accepted, however it will not count towards prize qualification. We will announce the final total received after the 21st along with the winners of all of the prizes!
5th Grade Committee Attention 5th Graders & Parents, volunteers and donations still needed for the Winter Carnival dinner. Please check you email for donation & volunteer forms that were send last week. Forms are also located on the web site. If you have any questions please contact Marcy Rosenthal at email@example.com
Enrichment Council and Sargent PTO Hosts Mainely Stars Planetarium. On Monday November 21st third grade students will explore the phases of the moon when they enter the Mainely Stars Planetarium - a huge planetarium dome. During the instructional/observational astronomy program, Director Scott Negley will explain the causes of the moon’s changing appearance during its monthly cycle of phases. Students follow the moon’s nightly progression, using observations to predict its next stage. For more information, visit www.naenrichmentcouncil.org
Green Team Take the Pledge. November 15th is America Recycles Day. Click on www.americarecyclesday.org/pledge and show your support, browse the website for great ideas and upcoming events!
People's Pantry Food Drive
Attention Kids: Bring food donations to the art room this Friday night at the Winter Carnival and make an exclusive sand art pendant for your donation!!
Kyle Wood, our physical education teacher, in conjunction with the North Andover Youth Center is sponsoring a food drive during November. Encompassing the values of RAISE, Mr. Wood is visiting each grade and reading “Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen.” Additionally he has arranged for a member of the People’s Pantry to speak to the children of each grade about the food pantry. Brownie Troop 62102 has created signs detailing food assignments for each grade. Please see below for the items recomendations:
Kindergarten – Canned cranberry sauce
1st Grade – boxed stuffing mix
2nd grade – canned gravy
3rd grade - canned vegetables (corn, carrots, green beans)
4th grade - instant potatoes/canned potatoes
5th grade – biscuit or cornbread mixes
Only non-perishables please. Food will be picked up on Monday, November 21st and will be delivered to the People’s Pantry to be disseminated before Thanksgiving. Mr. Wood has set a goal for the community and hopes to collect 1,500 food items! Thank you!!!
Sargent Annual Coat Drive Continues: We're OVER 50 but a long way from finished!!!. Please help out by bringing in your gently used coats of all sizes for children, adults and babies – please no rips, tears, broken zippers or permanent stains – coats you would give to a friend to wear. The coats will be cleaned and distributed in MA and NH to those in need this holiday season. This year Sargent will again participate in the School Rewards program which honors the top three elementary schools that collect the most coats per student enrolled. See how we are faring at this link: http://www.antons.com/cfk/leaderboard.php (please note, the point system is based on our per student ratio). YOU WILL SEE, WE HAVE SOME CATCHING UP TO DO! So clean out your closets and get involved in supporting this worthy cause! A large, marked bin will be located in the main entrance for you to drop off your donations beginning October 17th. Please look for the flyer in your child’s backpack for more information. Any questions, please contact Heather Ursu (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lynne Khater (email@example.com), Community Involvement