October Newsletter 2017

The Jie Ming PTA Newsletter contains details about our next meeting, an events calendar, and information on how to get involved in the school community. Contact us: info@jiemingpta.org


Next PTA General Meeting

When: Thu, Nov 9, at 6p

Where: Jie Ming Cafeteria

Topic: Homecroft Move

PTA Membership

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. Join today!

Events Calendar

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Join us for our second Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at Jie Ming

Friday, October 13th

6:00pm to 8pm

We need your help…

Food Preferences

We are excited to offer several meal options at the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Help us plan by filling out this meal preference survey by Oct 9.

Silent Auction, Great Gathering, and Material Donation:

Please complete the donation form and return it to school by Oct 9.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking forward to an evening of crafts, fun, and most importantly community. We have dedicated group planning the event, but we need volunteers at the event. Sign up using the link below. Invite others to sign up, as well. Many hands make light work.

Volunteer Signup


Connect with parents on our secure and private communication platform. Konstella enables you to stay informed about events, volunteer sign-up opportunities, announcements, and be a part of searchable class directories. Over two-thirds of our families are on Konstella.

New Users – signup today!https://www.konstella.com/

click Find Your School

All Users Login and associate your child with a classroom.


Box Tops for Education

Jie Ming collects Box Tops for Education from products that families buy at stores. The school earns 10 cents for every Box Top collected!

Our next Box Tops submittal to General Mills is due in mid-October. Please send your Box Tops to school in a zipped baggie and have your child give them to his/her teacher.

Submission deadline: 10/13/17

Note: the Box Tops container by the front office for Hamline Elementary, is NOT Jie Ming.

Thank you for your time and help with this program. Any questions, please contact Tricia Lawrence.

Amazon shopper?

Up to 2.5% of all your purchases can go to Jie Ming PTA. How does this work?

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com and set Jie Ming Mandarin Academy as your charity.
  2. Use this link to shop on Amazon http://www.konstella.com/amazon

Amazon smile will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Jie Ming PTA. Konstella will donate another 2%, but you have to use the Konstella link. Bookmark it today!

Curriculum Night

Curious what your kids are learning and how the curriculum builds from Kindergarten through 5th grade? Come to Curriculum Night on October 26th and find out. Bobbie and the teachers will show you how the system works.