Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Hey everyone! 

Welcome to the first week of OCTOBER.  We have lots of great stuff planned this month.

What You Need To Know This Week

WALK-A-THON - Yesterday, we kicked off our Walk A Thon.  This is one of our ONLY 2 Fundraisers for this school year.  You can will get a donation form home in your orange folder, or you can download it HERE!

In typical DDE PTO Fashion, we are upping the ante this year. 
Like last year...

$25.00 in donations gets you a Draw String Bag
$50.00 in donations gets you the Draw String Bag AND a Walk-A-Thon Water Bottle
$75.00 in donations gets you BOTH of the above AND the official Walk A Thon T-Shirt!!!
$100.00 gets you ALL THREE of the above AND an entry into our grand prize drawing. 

Our 3 Grand Prizes this year are:
1.  An X BOX 1 Gaming Systeem
2.  An Apple Ipod
3.  A 40" Flat Screen Smart TV

You will also get an entry for every $25.00 over $100.00.  Example?  $200.00 gets you all prizes, one entry into the drawing for hitting the $100.00 mark, and 4 additional entries for each $25.00 over. 

You can also donate online at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/walk-a-thon-3853 (Please be sure you and any friends who donate note your childs name in the description box to receive credit.)  

PTO MEETING - Our PTO MEETING is Tuesday night at 6:00 PM at Chestnut Hill Middle School.  We will have a brief presentation by the district and then head into a room for our regular meeting.  I promise to keep it short and value packed (as always :-))

Early Dismissal Friday and No School Monday!!!
This Friday is early dismissal AND Monday there is no school due to Columbus day.  Have an EPIC long weekend. 

Some Other Stuff

BOXTOPS - Our Boxtop collection is underway.  You can send any Boxtops in to school with your child.  You don't even have to count them.  Just throw them in a bag, or better yet, download this months collection form at HERE

AMAZON SMILE - Hop over to smile.Amazon.com and register under Donlin Drive Elementary.  It takes 10 seconds and Amazon will donate a percentage of all your purchases back to the school. 

SHOPAROO- Download the Shoparoo App and start snapping pictures of those receipts.  Easy way to help out the PTO.

PRICE CHOPPER - Visit Tools for Schools.  You can link your Price Chopper Card to DDE using code 16574

As always, email me anytime with questions!  I appreciate your help and support in giving these kids an EPIC Elementary School Experience!

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  1. Some exciting stuff for October! Forgot to mention trunk or treat Thursday night the 18th!!