Weekly Update – September 19, 2023

Welcome to this week’s update from Moanalua Elementary School PTO!

Here are some important announcements and events happening at our school:

Fun Fair Planning Meeting

Join us on Thursday, September 21, 2023 for the Fun Fair Planning Meeting. This meeting is open to all who are interested in helping out with the organization of our upcoming Fun Fair event on December 1, 2023. Please RSVP at bit.ly/3EX5plz to let us know you’ll be attending. Virtual option can be made possible for those unable to make it in person.

Support MES PTO with a Donation at Foodland

Would you like to support our PTO? From now until September 30, 2023, you can make a donation at Foodland! Simply visit bit.ly/3ZpbSPl to find out more and contribute to the wonderful work we do together.

Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday with the MES Birthday Book Program

We understand you’re busy. Instead of sweet treats or goodie bags, make your child’s birthday even more special with the MES Birthday Book Program! Find out how you can participate by visiting bit.ly/48tuNgj for more information.

PTO Minutes Now Available Online

The minutes for the previous PTO meetings held in May and September are now available online. To access them (as well as all of the previous PTO meeting minutes), please visit moanaluapto.org/minutes/. Stay informed about what’s happening at MES and get involved!

Follow Us on Social Media

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We appreciate your continued support and hope to see you at our upcoming events!

MES Fun Fair Planning Meeting

During the meeting, we will discuss and organize the Fun Fair’s various activities, attractions, and logistics. Your ideas and input are valuable in making this event a memorable one for our community.

Join us for next exciting meeting to plan the upcoming MES Fun Fair! The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 6 PM in the MES Library. We encourage all volunteers and interested parties to attend.

Please RSVP by September 19th to confirm your attendance. We look forward to your participation! Light refreshments will be provided for all attendees.

Let’s work together to create a fantastic Fun Fair for our MES students and families. Save the date and see you there!

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Time: 6 PM
Location: MES Library
RSVP: by September 19th

Announcing the return of the MES Reading As Partners (RAP) Program!

We are thrilled to announce the return of our MES PTO RAP (Reading as Partners) program! RAP aims to foster a love for reading by encouraging students to explore books in and outside the classroom. This program, run by dedicated PTO volunteers with the support of our MES teachers, invites students to participate in a monthly reading challenge.

How does the RAP Program work?

Starting in September, students will receive each month’s RAP forms with a unique reading theme. The goal is simple: choose a book related to the theme and immerse yourself in its pages. Once you’ve finished reading, please fill out the RAP form and return it to your teacher before the end of the month. It’s that easy! More information can be found by clicking here.

Celebrating Reading

We believe that reading should be celebrated and shared. To promote a sense of community and inspire fellow readers, we will be displaying the RAP reports on the bulletin board outside the library. This will allow every student the opportunity to explore a wide array of books and discover what their peers have been reading. Selected RAP reports may also be showcased on our MES PTO social media accounts, so keep an eye out for that extra recognition!

Your Privacy Matters

We love to showcase student work but will only do so with parental permission. Parents may complete the Google Form link to give permission for the entire year or sign the form each month. Work may be displayed on the MES school bulletin boards and/or MES PTO website and social media accounts.

Get Ready to Collect Reading Prizes!

For every student who reads a book and completes their RAP form, we have exciting reading prizes waiting to be awarded! Let your love for reading unlock new adventures and rewards. Click here to find the RAP forms.

Join our MES community of readers, and let’s embark on a journey of imagination and knowledge together. Happy reading!

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to reach out to the MES PTO.

Maika’i Donations Program at Foodland: Support Moanalua Elementary School!

September is a special month for making a difference, and you have the power to make an impact! The PTO and Foodland invite you to support Moanalua Elementary School as part of the Maika’i program. By simply donating any Foodland, Sack N Save, or Foodland Farms checkout, you can contribute to both Moanalua Elementary School and our organization.

How can you contribute? Donations in the form of cash, check, or credit card will be gladly accepted. Here’s how you can donate:

  1. Shop at Foodland, Sack N Save, or Foodland Farms: Visit any of these participating stores during the month of September.
  2. Present your Maika’i card: When you’re ready to check out, show your Maika’i card to the cashier. This will help them process your donation correctly.
  3. Provide our code and donation amount: Inform the cashier that you would like to donate to Moanalua Elementary School. Kindly mention our organization’s code, which is 77664, along with the amount you wish to contribute (up to $249).
  4. Review your tax-deductible receipt: After completing the transaction, take a moment to review your receipt. Ensure that the following details are correctly listed:
    • Organization: Moanalua Elementary School
    • Donation Amount: Your specified amount
    • Maika’i Number: Your unique Maikai number

Your generosity will not only benefit Moanalua Elementary School but will also contribute to the betterment of our community. Every donation counts, regardless of its size.

Mahalo for your support! Together, let’s make a positive difference at MES!