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A PTO Holiday Update
Happy Holiday Season from Your PTO!




Programming

We have been busy elves, updating our new website and scheduling the Arts & Education programs for the rest of the year. We are really excited about the programs that we have been collaborating with the teachers on - some excellent programs for your student! 


We are looking towards our teacher appreciation events in February and May as well as our annual Blanchard v. Stony Brook basketball game and, of course, our 8th Grade Celebration in June. We will be putting out a call for volunteers for some of these events and we ask (beg, implore) you to get your CORI check completed before January 1, 2018. 



Win an Echo Dot!
In the spirit of giving, please include us on your gift list this holiday season and make a donation today!  We are extending our Echo Dot contest to December 15 - donate and you will be entered to win. What a great holiday gift!


Clean out your closets and make space for those new gifts - donate your shoes to ShoeBox Recycling!
Both middle schools are collecting gently-used, wearable pairs of shoes this year for a fundraising program called ShoeBox Recycling. Donated shoes are shipped around the world for resale and reuse. Our schools earn $20 for each filled box of shoes! This money goes directly toward funding our many activities, including arts and education programs. We are also partnering with The Mary's Community Thrift Store to increase our schools' profits. 
Shoes must be in wearable condition, without holes in the soles, cannot be wet or mildewed, and must have shoelaces if they are necessary for the shoe to function.


Types of shoes ACCEPTED: Almost all types of gently used shoes including adult and children's casual shoes, dress shoes, athletic shoes, boots, work boots, and sandals. 
Types of shoes NOT ACCEPTED: Shoes in need of repair, wet or mildewed shoes, heavy winter boots, ski boots, roller skates, roller blades, ice skates, flip flops, Crocs and bedroom slippers.

To help, please drop off gently-used, wearable shoes in the school lobbies. And thanks!



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