Just a reminder that today, Monday, June 20th, is the Pinckney Elementary PTO Summer Meeting. It is being held at 5:30pm at East Heights at 1430 Haskell Ave. (our 2016-2017 home while construction commences at the Pinckney buidling). Childcare will be provided as will snacks and we invite all Pinckney parents, staff, etc to attend. The primary agenda of the meeting will be discussing our PTO events scheduled for 2016-17 and assigning individuals who would like to oversee these events, which are crucial to our PTO mission, so we would love to get as much participation as possible!
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That being said, with only 19 odd school days left (don’t tell your kids!), this will be the LAST PTO email newsletter of the 2015-2016 Pinckney Elementary School Year. But it might be the MOST IMPORTANT! Here’s why:
1) The Annual Pinckney Street Dance is THIS SATURDAY (May 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm! This year’s Street Dance is looking like it is going to be the best one in a long time! Thanks to a generous donation from the Schofield Family, our food options have been upgraded and we are proud to offer concession stand 2.0! We will be offering Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, and Hot Dogs as our main course.
We are also looking for donated baked goods for the cake walk and just plain helpers for all the fun and games for our event. Please consider signing up for just one easy 60-minute shift, we could really use the help!
3) Getting ready for a NEW Pinckney! As staff and administration get ready for our yearlong stay at East Heights, while the current Pinckney building undergoes a very exciting and major update, the school will have several days this month that families may come to school and help staff with this HUGE project of packing. If you have the time and inclination, your help would be appreciated on Saturday, May 21 from 9-12 and Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30-7:30.
If you are receiving this for the first time as the parent of an incoming Pinckney kindergartener, first Welcome! and second, please see below for other, more updated PTO resources (Facebook groups, etc.) that we encourage you to join in order to always get the latest information.
Tomorrow (Thursday, 4/28), support Pinckney by stopping by Chipotle at 911 Massachusetts St. between 5pm and 9:30pm! Eat and Pinckney gets 50% of all proceeds! You have to mention Pinckney at the register and there’s no law about recruiting other, non-Pinckney customers in the line with you to do the same….
Pinckney PTO Meeting tonight- Monday, April 11, at 5:30 in the Pinckney Library/Media Centrum. Childcare and snacks provided! We’re starting the process of lining up next year’s PTO Board, so please stop by this meeting or next month’s meeting if you have an interest in any board position!
The Pinckney Really BIG Sale is coming up: Sat. Feb. 20th! We need a massive amount of volunteer help to make this, our largest fundraiser, a success.
Just a couple of hours would help us out. Please volunteer! See link below to sign up:
It’s that time of year!
Just think of a three hundred family garage sale, without the haggling over prices. Clothes, household items, toys, appliances, tools, furniture, and more!
Saturday, February 20th
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pinckney School Gym – 6th and Mississippi
Please join us for the February PTO Meeting at 5:30pm tonight, Monday, Feb. 8th, 2016 in the Pinckney Elementary Library. As always, EVERYONE is welcome to attend, snacks and childcare will be provided. The meetings generally last for 1hr.
Tonight’s the night! The Pinckney Chili Feed & Used Book Fair starts at 5:30pm in the gym, everyone is welcome! Used books will be on sale from 5:30pm-7pm, chili eatin’ starts at 5:45pm, and don’t forget the potluck part of this event: feel free to bring a side dish to share! PTO will supply sour cream, fritos, crackers and shredded cheese. If you make a mean cornbread, bring it!
We’ve got probably over a dozen entrants in the Chili Contest (and more if you still want in!) If you wish to enter, all the entry details can be found here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49adad28a5ff2-pinckney
If you have already signed up to compete, please arrive with your chili by 5:45pm. We will be able to accommodate plugging in slow cookers. Judging starts at 5:45pm and winners should be announced between 6:15 and 6:30pm.
I do have one more spot for someone who could help out for 45 minutes helping us get samples to the judges, etc. If that could be you, please visit this sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49adad28a5ff2-2016
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
What you need to know:
The event is next Thursday, Jan. 21st, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Pinckney Gym. Judging starts at 5:45pm, winners announced by 6:30pm. Book sale runs 5:30pm-7pm.
It’s a potluck event, so if you are not entering the Chili Contest (did we mention there is a contest?), please bring a dish to share. Mark those dishes and utensils so we can get them back to you, if left behind.
If you are entering a chili in any of the 3 categories (Traditional, Vegetarian, and Alternative), know two things:
1) Please sign up at this link (it’s not required to pre-register, you can show up with your entry but it gives us an idea of how many entrants to expect):
2) You need to bring your A game. This competition is not for the faint of heart. It’s a throwdown. People cry. There’s a first aid tent. It’s serious. Don’t let it intimidate you. We want you there.
If you want to help out and can spare 45-60 minutes, (I only need to fill one more spot!), sign up here: