The PTA builds bridges between homes and schools, integrating the efforts of parents with those of principals & teachers. When you get involved with the PTA, the child who benefits the most is your own. You are also taking a major step toward improving your child's school, your community, and your state and national education and health policies. The PTA promotes the education, health, and safety of children and families...and we have fun doing it! Meetings are conducted in a format that encourages group discussion and participation. Visit the About the PTA page to learn more about our current board members, as well as what the PTA helps provide for Linwood Elementary.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!
NO SCHOOL Monday, February 20
BOOK FAIR Friday, February 24 Monday, February 27 Tuesday, February 28 Wednesday, March 1 Thursday, March 2 Friday, March 3
SPRING BREAK Friday, March 3 - Monday, March 13
PTA MEETING Tuesday, March 21 | 6pm in Media Center
What does the PTA do for Linwood Elementary?
The efforts of parents, teachers, and community have made Linwood Elementary a great place to be for your child. Membership is open to all who are interested in supporting our school! With this support, the PTA has been able to provide your children and our community with many great things, among them:
A New Playground
Buddy Benches on playground
Funds for Technology: iPads, Smart Board(s)
Funds events free to families, including Moonlight Hike, Science Night and Arts & Academics Fair
Books for Students & School
Coordinates Fundraising efforts, including the Color-A-Thon Fun Run, Carnival and Turkey Bingo
"Giving Tree" at Turkey Bingo
Busing for Field Trips
Snacks for MCA Testing and Relax & Read
Provides breakfast for Books & Breakfast
Funds the 4th Grade Veteran's Day Program
Funds the 6th Grade Graduation
6th Grade Kindness Retreat
Pride T-Shirts for New Students
Scholastic News subscriptions for grades K-3
Time magazine subscriptions for grades 4-6
Fall and Spring Book Fairs
Teacher Appreciation Day
Runs the Box Tops for Education program
SWISH Fluoride Program
And Much, Much More!
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Box Tops for Education
A Box Tops for Education drive is going on now at Linwood Elementary! There is a collection bin located inside the office at our school, as well as the Cub Foods in Forest Lake near the east exit doors.
Did you know that each Box Top collected is worth $0.10 and rewards school with CASH? Click on the link below to find out more about the program, and don't forget to clip those Box Tops and send them to school with your kids! BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
3rd Annual "Get L.O.S.T. in a Book" Read-A-Thon January 30 - March 24
Students are being encouraged to participate in the annual L.O.S.T. Read-A-Thon, going on now. Pledge sheets came home in Friday Folders on Jan 27th. Goal:
Raise $8,000 to go towards a new playground that is more appropriate for our 4-6th graders
Get kids reading and having fun doing it!
School Wide Contest:
For every 100 minutes read, K-6 students names will be added to a raffle for their choice of a $25 gift card for local businesses (5 winners)
The top reader in the school will win an electronic tablet
The top reader at each grade level will win a $25 gift card
The top class will receive an ice cream party
Get your kids reading! All forms due back to classrooms March 27
School Board approved Legislative Platform for Forest Lake Area Schools