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Friday Facts

September 2019

 

 PAWS Ticket Rewards

PAWS Ticket Reward Menu for the 19-20 school year has been updated! Check out new rewards and “prices.”  Our first Student Store is scheduled for September 27.

Fall Conferences and Minimum Days

Fall Conferences will be held September 23-27.  Monday through Friday will be minimum days. Please make any necessary arrangements to have your child picked up on time.

TK:  Hours stay the same

Kindergarten: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:19 pm dismissal; Wednesday 1:24 pm dismissal

Grades 1-5: 1:19 pm dismissal everyday


COINS for CLASSROOMS 

Coin-a-Day Challenge will run from Monday, September 16, 2019 through Friday, September 20, 2019. Please take a moment to gather any loose change you can find around your home. Your donations will help to build our classroom libraries. The classroom with the most collections will be treated to a Popsicle Party!

 

Coin collection schedule:

Monday - Pennies 

Tuesday - Nickels

Wednesday - Dimes 

Thursday - Quarters

Friday - Any Coins
 

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Our Fall Book Fair is just around the corner - September 23rd-27th.  We can't have a Book Fair without our wonderful parent volunteers!  Volunteers will receive a 20% discount on book fair purchases, and receive 2 raffle tickets for each shift.  Please sign up at the link below. We greatly appreciate all your support!   

https://signup.com/go/hXxDhmH

 

Box Tops

Box Tops are going digital a- no more clipping!  Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/, download the new Box Tops app, scan your receipt, and your Box Top earnings will go directly to Myford. This is an easy way for you to help Myford Elementary earn cash. Each Box Top is worth ten cents and every little bit helps.  Over the years, Myford has earned close to $9,000 through the Box Tops program. Let's keep it going!

If you still have the traditional Box Tops at home that have not expired, please continue to turn them into the collection box in the front office.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lauren Lim, Myford's Box Top Coordinator, at laurenayumi@hotmail.com. Thanks for your help!

 

Myford Birthday Marquee Message!

Have your Myford children’s name in lights! For a $10 donation to the Myford PTO, you can wish your child a very Happy Birthday on the bright Myford Marquee.  Their name will be on the marquee for 2 days. You can even wish them a very Happy Half Birthday!

All requests need to be in at least one week before the day of their birthday and turned in to the front office. You can pay by cash (exact change please) or check (payable to Myford PTO). Messages are limited to first and last name only. 

 

Dino Dash

Congratulations to Kingston L. who is our first winner of a lunch date with Mrs. Fairchild!  Our next winner will be selected after October 21!

Dino Dash is coming!  This is a great event for the entire TUSD community where thousands gather for a fun day of exercise and a celebration of students.  For every registration of the half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 2K, or 5, 15, or 50K bike tours, the Tustin Public Schools Foundation donates a portion back to the students of TUSD.

This year, for every 25 registrations, Myford will be entered into a drawing for $1000!  There are two cut-off dates - September 10 and October 21- so be sure to register HERE!

As another incentive to register early - students who register by September 10 and October 21 will be entered into a drawing to earn lunch with Mrs. Fairchild.

We also need volunteers!  Click HERE!

 

“Go” for Attendance - Data Impressions and Microsoft “Outstanding Attendance”

We are happy to announce that the Data Impressions/Microsoft Attendance Program will happen again this year!   Data Impressions and Microsoft are donating one Microsoft Surface Go computer to each school site. This computer is a pretty amazing prize to look forward to all year – just for showing up on time every day.

 

PTO Membership – You can’t spell awesoME without ME!

Myford Elementary needs you. Our membership drive is in full-swing! Look for the blue flyer in your child’s Friday Folder this week. Joining the PTO does NOT obligate you to volunteer or participate in any activities. It does, however, demonstrate your commitment to enrich and recognize the needs, desires and accomplishments here at Myford. Help us reach our goal of $50K to support our scholars, educators and staff to make this year AWESOME!

Easy Ways to Support Myford Elementary:

Shop Amazon Smile

Every Amazon purchase you make earns money for Myford.  It's so easy! Here's how it works:  

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Ready to start shopping?  Just follow this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0973695

Ralphs Community Rewards Program:

Log on to www.ralphs.com and go the Community Rewards link and select Myford Elementary as your organization. Every time you enter your Customer Rewards number at check out, Myford benefits.

Buy Box Top products and earn money for our school. It’s easy, cut the labels and send them to Myford.

 

Myford PTO’s Website is up!

We invite you to visit www.myfordpto.org to see everything your PTO has to offer this year.  Once you create a Membership Toolkit Account, you will have access to upcoming calendar events; make purchases, and much, much more.  For now you can browse the website, register and login, make membership donations and have quick access links. Spirit wear sales and volunteer opportunities will be available very soon.

Here's what you need to do: 

Go to www.myfordpto.org.

Click on the Register/Login button.

If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to login. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.

Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.

Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.

Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process. 

Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.

Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.

Once the Primary Account is set up, the Primary User can "invite" other email addresses to access his/her account.  This allows the Secondary User to have their own login information, but still have access to the family account.


 

Uniform Policy

Myford is a uniform school.  Students are expected to be in uniform every Monday-Thursday.  Fridays are “Free-Dress” days and there are many Spirit Days throughout the year.  Uniforms consist of navy or khaki bottoms; blue, white, or grey collared shirts; and any Myford spirit wear.

 

Yogurtland is Back!

Yogurtland will be selling a variety of yogurt flavors afterschool for $4 each, at both the front and back gates every Thursday.  Come and enjoy some yummy yogurt and support Myford PTO. 

 

PTO Facebook Page

Want to KNOW what’s up with PTO?  Search for Myford Elementary PTO on Facebook and “Like” and “Follow” our page. Get updates, flyers, and Myford happenings here.

 

Save the Date:  Upcoming Events

http://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/myford/about-our-school/quick-links

  • September 23-27:  Fall Conferences and Book Fair:  Minimum days all week

  • October 2:  National Walk to School Day

  • October 4:  Staff Development Day:  NO STUDENTS

  • October 10:  Mother Son Dance

  • October 17: School Picture Day

  • October 21-25:  Red Ribbon Week/Spirit Week

  • October 31:  Halloween Parade

  • October 31:  Fall After School Classes End

 

Stay Informed

1.  Read the Friday Facts thoroughly – they arrive via email on Fridays around 5:00

2.  Follow us on Instagram:  myfordmtlions

3.  Follow us on Twitter:  @tusdmyfordmedia

4.  Check the website for current information www.tustin.k12.ca.us/myford

5.  Download the 2019-2020 Calendar of Events and keep it in a visible location

6.  Read the Connect Ed emails

7.  Listen to the Connect Ed calls

8.  Read the marquee daily

 

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