FRES PTA News – Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 (#60)

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PTA News…

From the PTA President, Korin Sharp

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Virtual Wellness Night! Hopefully everyone learned something useful and the students had fun. We will have the recording up shortly for those who missed it. This event was hosted by our PTA Wellness Committee and funded by a grant from TikTok through the National PTA. Please stay tuned for more info on wellness kit distribution, prize winners, and future committee events. 

Thank you also to those who attended our first PTA meeting. Meeting materials can be found here. 

Website: The new FRES PTA website www.frespta.org has a translation feature.  See attached screenshot.  Please ask if there is a need for a language that is not listed.

Committees: We are still looking for co-chairs and members for most of the PTA committees. Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time each month. We especially need help on the Membership and Fundraising committees. No experience necessary. More info can be found here. 

Membership: We are now primarily using MemberHub for processing memberships and donations. Please visit www.frespta.org/join to join. Membership dues are $10 for one membership or $16 for two members in the same household, plus a small processing fee.  Of these membership dues, $2.25 goes to the National PTA and $2.00 goes to the Maryland PTA. In addition to their resources and support, we also get access to some fun discounts

Upcoming Events:

SPECIAL MEETING Announcement – 7-7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, September 25th to vote on the budget. All members from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years are eligible to vote. Meeting will be socially distant and held on Chaton Rd. It is important to have a quorum. Maryland PTA does not permit voting via virtual meeting.  

Future General PTA Meetings: October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14

Communication: There will be several ways to receive communications including school communications, www.frespta.org, the FRES PTA Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FRESPTA/, and Twitter @frespta. Last year, there was a group formed for discussion and support. That can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2135313649893726/ and is for current FRES families. New this year, we will also be utilizing Band groups. These can be accessed via web or mobile app. Join via the following links: 

All FRES Families https://band.us/n/a7a143d9Lac5h

HS Class of 2035 https://band.us/n/afa64fd4L4ecD

HS Class of 2034 https://band.us/n/a7aa42d9KeGff

HS Class of 2033 https://band.us/n/a7ae4ddeK4h2g

HS Class of 2032 https://band.us/n/a1ae4dd9K2i1f

HS Class of 2031 https://band.us/n/a6ac41d3K9j1A

HS Class of 2030 https://band.us/n/a9a04ad0M3g4N

HS Class of 2029 https://band.us/n/aaac42d9K7R1c

HS Class of 2028 https://band.us/n/aba74cdbKbodG

Grocery Rewards: NEW Weis now has a rewards program.

IT’S EASY!

1.    REGISTER  *Your school’s barcode only needs to be scanned one time to register. 

2.    SCAN your Weis Club Card each time you shop on participating products.

3.    EARN cash for your school based upon your qualifying purchases.

We are also participating in Amazon Smile, Harris Teeter (requires annual renewal), BoxTops, and Coke Rewards. Please visit https://frespta.org/ways-to-support/grocery-storeshopping-programs/ for more information on these programs that provide financial support to FRES based on purchases you already make. 

Questions and Suggestions: Please email contact@frespta.org with any questions, feedback, or suggestions or contact me directly at president@frespta.org

Have a great weekend!

Korin Sharp, FRES PTA President

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