Conant School PTO Newsflash - Week of May 19, 2019

Mrs. Crumlish's kindergarten class
Coming Up!

Memorial Day (no school): May 27
Conant Art Show: May 30
Polar Pride Picnic: June 14
Last day of school (half day): June 19
Conant Arts Night

Our last event is on Thursday 30th May 6.30-7.30pm. We are looking forward to our Arts Night, featuring beautiful works of art from every child in Conant and a choral presentation from 4th, 5th & 6th grade.

All proceeds from this night go straight back to the Art & Music department. This event is donation only, suggested $5 per family. We will have a bake sale and Polar Pride gear sale.

We need some volunteers to help with set up, please sign up below.

Conant Arts Night Silent Auction

Here is just a small example of the beautiful pottery pieces your children helped to create. A silent auction will be held at the Conant Arts Night on May 30th from 6:30-7:30.  Stop by our tables and make your bid. Cash or check only.

Don't Walk to School - RUN TO SCHOOL!

RUN TO SCHOOL 5K/FUN RUN on Sunday, June 2 at the Beede Center, Concord.

Fun Run starts at 9:00 and 5K begins at 9:30. Awards, popsicles, raffle, T-shirts and more! Run with us to celebrate kids and education - the school with the best showing will win a top prize so grab your friends and run in your school spirit wear. This race is organized by Concord Middle School 7th grader Anna Park to raise money for underprivileged education. Register at and let's show our community support for kids helping kids.

Polar Pride Picnic

Save the Date!
Polar Pride Picnic
Friday, June 14, 2019
Volunteer Sign-up Coming Soon!

Acton Food Pantry Drive!

Please support the Acton Food Pantry DriveSend in your donations with your child. There will be collection boxes in the classrooms May 13th- May 30thThere will be a collection box near Luther Bear at Conant Arts Night May 30. Each grade level is assigned specific foods to best meet the needs of the food pantry:

Kindergarten- Mac and Cheese
Grade 1- Boxed Rice
Grade 2- Tissue  
Grade 3- Cereal
Grade 4- Canned Beans
Grade 5- Canned Fruit or Vegetables
Grade 6- Baking Mix for Bread

       ***Please do not send glass containers to school for safety reasons***
Check expiration dates - The Acton Food Pantry cannot distribute expired food items!

All donations will go to the Acton Food Pantry!

Health and Wellness information from the Health Office

*This is FOOD ALLERGY awareness week. If you have questions regarding Life-Threatening Food Allergies, feel free to contact Margita or me. We would be happy to talk with you and connect you with resources. Did you know that there is information regarding traveling with family members with Life-Threatening Food Allergies?

*Nicotine/Vaping: A few weeks ago the District held a presentation about Vaping which is a significant health concern for adolescents. Here is the link if you missed it. It is appropriate for some student ages as well to watch it. Preview it and consider watching it with your children. I am talking with the fifth graders about this topic this week.

Warm Regards,
Heather Makris,  BSN RN NCSN
Annual Giving Campaign Update

Thank you to the 107 families who have already contributed to our Annual Giving Campaign. So far we have raised $12,530 through the Annual Giving Campaign, $1,682 through matching employer contributions, and $22,828 through various PTO events . Thank you, once again!

We still have a long way to go to reach our goal. You can use this  donation form or use PayPal to donate.

Please provide email addresses with your donations for donation receipt delivery. All the donation receipts have been emailed to the parents who have made donations by 12/20/2018.

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