February 2018 Newsletter
Check out our February 2018 Newsletter. This month: Chinese New Year, Read-a-thon, Yearbook, Highland Park Middle School pathway, recruiting new families to Jie Ming and more...
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Keep sending your box tops to school. The next deadline for our winter collection is February 15th. Have your child put the Box Tops in the plastic containers in their classrooms labeled Box Tops.
Also, you can multiply the rate of impact from the same product purchases by downloading the free app. Search "Box Tops" at the Google Play or Apple App Store. Thanks for your support of this program to benefit our students!
- Tricia Lawrence & Tim Kidder
Up to 2.5% of all your purchases can go to Jie Ming PTA.
NEWS & EVENTS
Chinese New Year Performance
Jie Ming's Chinese New Year Celebration is our biggest event of the year. We will need dozens of volunteers the day of the performance to pull it off. Signup today!
When: Feb 9, 6p to 7:30p
Where: Highland High School
What: Singing, dancing, cuteness
Students need to be at Highland between 4:30p and 5:00p to get into their costumes. You can help make the evening go smoothly by:
- Feed your child(ren) beforehand
- Dress them in clothes they can wear underneath the costume.
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MOA CNY Celebration
Jie Ming will host a paper crafts table at the Mall of America Chinese New Year Celebration this year. We need volunteers who are willing to staff the Jie Ming table for 1.5 to 2 hours on Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18th from noon to 5p. Sign up here to volunteer.
Read-a-thon coming in March
Mark you calendar to for the March 2nd - March 11th - Read-a-thon FUNdraiser. We hope to get all of our kids reading and having fun with books this week and raise money for our Jie Ming school library next year. Our library budget at Homecroft will be tight and we want to raise at least $9,000 this year to help.
You can help by donating new and/or gently used kids books and helping your kids collect donations for reading time.
More information will be sent home right after our Chinese New Year performance.
- Joanne Cryer, PTA Fundraising Chair
Save this year's memories with a yearbook for only $13.05. Big improvements this year with a new vendor:
- More pages! 36 versus 24 last year
- 2 custom pages for your book alone - upload your own photos and memories
- Better quality book!
Follow this link to easily order online: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015039302923731
Highland Park Middle School
Representatives from Highland Park Middle School gave a presentation at the January 25th PTA meeting regarding the pathway for Jie Ming students to continue their Mandarin immersion experience in 6th grade and beyond. There are opportunities to tour and shadow current students on February 6th at 7:30 and 9:45am. Sign up at: https://www.spps.org/domain/6710.
Next PTA General Meeting
When: Thursday, March 8, at 6p
Where: Jie Ming Cafeteria
Spirit wear can be purchased at PTA events and on the PTA website. On Fridays ONLY, Spirit wear can be worn in place of the school uniform. Youth and adult sizes available.
Order Spirit Wear today
Recruiting New Families
School choice season is upon us. A larger student body means more resources are allocated to our school. You can help.
- Tell friends about Jie Ming.
- Write a letter to the editor
- Post on neighborhood social media groups.
Share your testimonial
How did you choose Jie Ming?
What about Jie Ming makes it a great school for your child?
Your parent testimonial is a powerful way to help us market our program to prospective parents. Please take a few minutes to share why you love Jie Ming. Email your story to Lily Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When warmth trumps fashion it is easy to let uniform requirements slip. A gentle reminder to make sure you child's outerwear in the classroom (shirt, sweater, sweatshirt) has a Jie Ming logo on it. Alternatively, kids can wear a long sleeve undershirt. Help our teachers by keeping your child in uniform. Full uniform policy is available here.
Being a PTA member is an easy way to connect with parents and teachers and support our school. Dues are only $10, with no obligations.