Apologies for the long break between PTO emails- we thought the job was over in March, but were notified that it is, in fact, a full academic year gig. You learn something new every day.

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!


2) Time to lure, um, recruit in some new PTO Board Members! Taking part in the Pinckney PTO as a Board Member is one of the most constructive and rewarding ways that a parent can participate in their child’s education. We know this from experience. {Personally (and seriously), we cannot oversell how much stronger our connection to our children’s school, its faculty, staff and administration is as a result of our PTO participation.I think every current PTO board member would say the same.}

If you would like to be to be more involved, please consider joining us for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year, we’d love to have you! It takes only about one hour for our monthly meetings, and the willingness to help organize just one or two of our fantastic events, but our PTO simply cannot run without our dedicated parents. If you have the interest, there will always be a place for you in the Pinckney PTO. Please email us at pantherparents@gmail.com for more information, or just come to our final PTO meeting of the year on Monday, May 9th at 5:30pm at the Pinckney library. We especially welcome parents of new Pinckney kindergarten students!!

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.

4) Housekeeping. Again, as the last PTO email newsletter for 2015-2016, if your child is leaving Pinckney and you no longer wish to receive these emails, please respond and we will remove you from the list for next year.

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.

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