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    Welcome to the 2018 - 2019
    H.B. Brunner Elementary School PTA!
     
     

     

    Dear Brunner Families,  

    I hope you had a wonderful time with your children during the break.

    The PTA would like to acknowledge our school nurse, Mrs. R. for her 18 years at Brunner School. She will be deeply missed but we are excited for her next chapter! The PTA has donated several “healthy” books to the media center in Mrs. R’s honor.

    I also want to thank all the parents and staff who have helped the PTA so much in just a few months of the school year. I encourage all parents looking to get more involved at Brunner to attend our next PTA meeting on Thursday, January 10 at 7 pm. We have many activities coming up in 2019 and would love to add some new volunteers! Please come to our meeting and keep up with the weekly Backpack to learn more.

    Have a happy and healthy New Year!
    Warmest wishes,

    Tracy Leone

    PTA President, H.B. Brunner Elementary School

    TracyLeonePTA@gmail.com or brunnerPTA@gmail.com

     If you're not a PTA member yet, please consider joining! Click here for the membership form.

     
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    PTA NEWS and EVENTS 
     
    • 2018 - 2019 PTA Meeting Schedule

    Click here for this year's Meeting Schedule. Remember to mark your calendars!

    • Why Does the PTA Fundraise?
       
      Wondering why the PTA Fundraises, what exactly we do with funds raised and why we are always looking for parents to volunteer?  The attached flyer is just a snap shot of the things your PTA is doing.  Stay tuned for more. We are a busy bunch.  Join Us! 
       
    • Looking to Volunteer or be more involved...

    But don't know where to start? Click here to see how you can become more involved in the Brunner Community!

    • Join the PTA...

     Please use this form to join the PTA and help our students get 'Geared Up' for school!


    • ACE (After Class Enrichment) Program 
      Scheduled dates for 2019: Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31
       
      Students registered for ACE should have received their ACE Class assignments Monday!

      Every Thursday for the month of January (1/10,1/17,1/24, 1/31), all registered 1st-4th graders will be attending their assigned class from 3:15-4:15. Registered students will be dismissed directly to their ACE class. 

      Children will be dismissed at 4:15 as noted on their assignment forms - either to the YMCA Aftercare or at the door noted on their assignment forms. Contact Linda Nieporent at brunnerschoolace@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
       


    • Annual Brunner Variety Show 2019varietyshow2019
       
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      Important Dates:
       
      • Practices start the week of February 4th.
      • Mandatory rehearsal for all participants, April 30th.
      • Variety Show, May 3rd.
       
       

       
      If you have any questions or concerns please contact Heidi and Rosie at brunnervarietyshow@gmail.com

    • 2019 Brunner Parent Social Party to Support Our Kids ~
      Saturday, March 2, 2019 - TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 
       
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      We are excited to announce that tickets for the 2019 Brunner Parent Social are now on sale!!  Here are the 5 W's on the biggest fundraising event of the year:
       
       
       
      *       Who is invited: All Brunner Parents, Guardians, Extended family members and Teachers
      *       What is it: A 4-hour BYOB party with food, a DJ and awesome raffles/silent auctions
      *       Where is it: The Italian American Hall on Valley Ave in Scotch Plains 
      *       When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 7pm-11pm
      *       Why:  To raise $$ for multiple Brunner events and activities
      *       Cost: $25 per ticket 
       
      EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:  If you purchase your tickets before January 15, 2019, you will be entered for a chance to win cash that will cover BOTH a babysitter and an Uber/Lyft ride (a $75 value!!).  To purchase tickets, just fill out the form sent home in your child's homework folder or click below for credit card transactions:

    • Box Tops For Education 
       
      boxtop Next collection date❤FEBRUARY 12th❤.

      Program Quick Tips:
       

    Check the date! We cannot accept expired clips (anything that is dated 2018 or prior) 

    Do not attach BONUS tops to collection sheets, they must be separate.

    If not using collection sheets, send in bags of 50 or write the number of enclosed tops on the baggy.

    Get the family involved...grandparents, aunts, uncles we do not discriminate...give them a baggy to fill up too!

    Click  https://www.boxtops4education.com/about/collection-sheets to print the latest collection sheets   

    A complete list of products can be found at https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

    A special SHOUT OUT to Melissa Balagot for lending your time and SCISSORS, and for making clipping so much fun! 
     
    Parents, now is your chance to volunteer from home! No meetings, work at your own pace. We need a Box Tops Coordinator for next year. Please contact Jen Benedict at jenbenedict27@gmail.com for more information.

     


     
    •  Amazon Smile Program
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    Exciting news! Brunner is officially registered for the Amazon Smile program!! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Brunner. Register HB Brunner PTA as your charity of choice and the PTA will start receiving payments soon. There is no cost or credit card enrollment required to join. Click on  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3130134 to register. Happy shopping!!!  

     

     

      
     
     
     
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