|September||Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month|
|Tue Sep 26||GOLD stress balls during lunch|
|Wed Sep 27 9:00am||PTA Meeting @ MJ LRC|
|Fri Sep 29||Lemonade stand during recess|
|Thur Oct 5 6:00-7:30pm||Feed My Starving Children|
|Mon Oct 16 6:00-7:30pm||Feed My Starving Children|
|Tue Oct 17-Fri Oct 20||Fall Book Fair|
|Thur Oct 19||Moms and Muffins|
|Fri Oct 20||Moms and Muffins|
Interested in volunteering for the 2017-18 school year??
If you're looking to get involved in your child's school, joining the PTA is a great way to do it! We have so many opportunities to help out our teachers, staff and our kids! Click here to browse through the different committees and sign up to help...or contact Kelly Lapetina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions before jumping in :)
No Stress Fundraiser
Now through September 15th
Donate Now to our No Stress Fundraiser!
The Marion Jordan PTA recognizes that ALL families are busy. The No Stress Fundraiser was created to eliminate the stress of attending too many fundraisers throughout the year. To help meet our 2017-2018 fundraising goal, we ask you to consider a direct donation to the PTA. Your contribution in any amount is appreciated. This fundraiser should be “No Pain” for you, but “All Gain” for our kids, teachers and our school!
Here is a link to the No Stress Fundraiser Form.
Kids Helping Kids
MJ Cares is excited to announce we’ve partnered with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) for a school-wide event like none you’ve ever seen before! Feed My Starving Children or FMSC is the perfect philanthropy for our MJ community to partner with because it gives our children direct access to helping other children, just like them, fight hunger. FMSC tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. Last year, FMSC welcomed nearly 1.1 million volunteers to pack more than 284 million meals to feed more than 779,000 kids daily for a year. What better way to teach our children to be future leaders of the global community than to encourage them to donate their own time giving back?
We have two nights reserved where children and adults can stand side by side to pour soy, rice, vegetables, and vitamins into bags to be boxed and then later shipped off. It is simple, easy and only takes 90 minutes; however, the lesson it teaches and the example it shows can last a lifetime. Please, won’t you join us?
Thursday October 5th from 6:00PM – 7:30PM *If this is your preferred date, please go directly to the following URL to register: https://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=1185724
Monday October 16th from 6:00PM – 7:30 PM *If this is your preferred date, please go directly to the following URL to register: https://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=1174360
Please take a moment to note a few more important details:
· Please make sure you reserve a spot for every packer you intend to bring! Space is limited
· Spots are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Each night has only 120 spots available
· FMSC kindly asks that all participants arrive 10-15 minutes early
· Children MUST be 5 and older to participate
· Due to FDA compliance, there may be no jewelry worn
· Although donations are NOT required, the center humbly requests them. Every packer puts together approximately $50 worth of food. Since each meal costs 25 cents, perhaps your little one would care to bring their own coins.
· For a full list of FAQ’s and other pertinent information, feel free to visit www.fmsc.org
· If you have any further questions or comments, please contact Shanna Nikolic at Serenity60656@yahoo.com
D15 Community Closet
District 15 schools are always collecting clothing for our district families through our Community Closet! Please consider donating your lightly used clothing to this wonderful cause that helps so many local families! There is a collection bin just inside the doorway at Marion Jordan or any D15 school buildings.
FUNDRAISING THE EASY WAY
Don't forget that while you're shopping, you can easily donate to Marion Jordan's PTA by shopping through smile.amazon.com. Simply select "Marion Jordan PTA" as your organization the first time you visit the site, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our school! It's that easy!