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    Welcome to the
    H.B. Brunner Elementary School PTA!
     
    Welcome to a new school year at Brunner Elementary School!
     
    Brunner's PTA has plans for some exciting events throughout the year.
    There will be many opportunities to volunteer,
    whether chairing a committee or just helping out at a single event.
     
    The PTA communicates by email via the Backpack so please make sure to sign up to receive it.
    Our webpage is updated regularly by our wonderful webmaster. (All links provided below)
     
    This year we are hoping to further communication through the
    MobileArq Directory App and a 'for-members-only' Facebook page.
     
    All PTA Meetings are held in the Brunner MPR at 7:00 pm, unless specified otherwise.
    Our board members look forward to hearing your suggestions, thoughts, and concerns. All are welcome!
     
    On a personal note, I am thrilled to start my second year as PTA President at Brunner,
    and I look forward to getting to know you and your families.
     
    Thank you!
    Deb Lambert
    PTA President, H.B. Brunner Elementary School
     
    Please check this page throughout the year for information regarding PTA sponsored-events and activities!
    Keep checking back throughout the year, as this site is regularly updated. 
     
    If you're not a PTA member yet, please consider joining! Click here for the membership form.
     
    Stay up-to-date with what's going on at Brunner...
    Sign up for The Backpack, the PTA e-Newsletter, delivered to your inbox weekly, by clicking here.
    MobileArq sign-up info. 

     


     
     
    PTA NEWS and EVENTS
    • FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE

     Mrs. Rapczynski - Brunner School 908-889-2148 ext 1001

    HEALTH ALERT: Please be advised that a large number of children have been absent due to fevers, vomiting and stomach upset. We kindly ask you to keep your child home if they exhibit any of these symptoms. Please remember if your child has a fever or has vomited they need to be out of school for at least 24 hrs before returning. Remind your children to practice good hand washing and to cover their cough and sneeze to help prevent against the spreading of germs. Thank you for your assistance in helping prevent further illnesses.

    • 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.  Among our bigger projects, this summer we purchased a Gaga Pit which has already ben installed!  Stay tuned for more. We are a busy bunch.  Join Us!
     
    Any questions about the PTA and how you can get involved?  Contact a member of the PTA Board @ BrunnerPTA@gmail.com or PTA President Deb Lambert directlythelambertfamily@icloud.com.
     
    • Join the PTA...

     Please use this form to, 'Join the PTA and help our students "Bee" their best!'

    •  Register for Mobile Arq

    Tired of filling out forms? Wondering why you can't just 'fill it out online'? Now you can... The Brunner PTA is happy to announce the launch of an online directory called Mobile Arq. The directory will enhance our ability to communicate with other members of our Brunner Community.

    Mobile Arq will help us to make sure all parents who sign up will be better informed on what's happening at school.

    As the school year progresses, we intend to also use Mobile Arq's financial service for secure processing, management and reporting of payments for events, membership, fundraisers, and the like.

    While the PTA has invested in this service, there is no cost to parents to sign up. In fact, it is optional. Just follow the registration process described here.

     
    • Brunner PTA Halloween Party - Friday October 27th

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    All Brunner students and their families are invited to attend the annual Brunner PTA Halloween Party for a ghoulishly good time on Friday October 27th from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm at Brunner! Everyone is encouraged to come in costumes (parents and children alike.) Any questions, please feel free to contact Sharon Dowling or Tara Jackson at brunnerhalloween@gmail.com

    Interested in volunteering your (or your Brunner Alumnis) time or bringing snacks for all to enjoy? Please go to http://signup.com/go/vOAWPLb.

    For ticketing and further information, please Click Here

    • PTA Fall Clothing Drive Nov. 4th

    It's time again to clean out your closets to help fund school programs! The Brunner PTA is sponsoring a Clothing Drive on Saturday November 4th from 9am to 2:30pm.

    We are also collecting wearable shoes. Please place them in the designated box. We are looking for volunteers to spot check the drop off area. Any questions, please email Angela Scott scottang1@hotmail.com

    • KidStuff Books - On Sale Now!

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    Help raise money for Brunner while saving at your favorite stores! Loads of great coupons including: A.C. Moore, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us, Carters, Osh Kosh, Dicks Sporting Goods, Modells, Disney Stire, H&M, Charming Charlies, Macys, Pottery Barn Kids, Sherwin Williams, Bed Bath & Beyond, Friendlys, Pretzel Factory, Six Flags, Liberty Science Center, Intrepid Museum, Sesame Place, Turtle Back Zoo, Pump It Up, Sky Zone, and MORE! Check out the full list at www.kidstuffcouponbook.com.

    Books cost $25 (which easily pays for itself with the use of a few coupons) and Brunner will earn $12.50 for each book sold. For the purchase of 5 books, you will get one free book. We can also order editions forother counties/ states. Keep the book in your bag/car so you never miss out on the savings! They are also a great resource for fun family activities in the area! Feel free to share this information with your neighbors and friends, and even on social media to earn more money for Brunner!

    See attached flyer for details on how to order (pay via cash or check made to Brunner PTA.) Sale ends 10/03/17, so order your copies soon before they run out! Contact Jenn Perler with questions at jennperler@gmail.com.

    • Be a "Book Buddy" Volunteer for the Brunner Media Center
    Students will soon be checking books out from the Brunner Media Center. Volunteers are needed to assist Miss Hirschorn organizing and re-shelving the books once they are returned to the library. Whether you can give an hour a week or an hour a month, your time will be appreciated. A brief training session will be offered at the beginning of October. If you are interested please contact Teresa Keeler at smk.tlk@verizon.net.
    • Brunner Children's Garden:

    Be a Fall "Gaurdian of the Garden"

    Help the Brunner Garden prepare for the fall season. Volunteer just one hour a week to pick vegetables and do some light weeding. The hopeis to mininimize the weeds before the salt hay and mulch are spread in mid-October. If you are interested, please contact Teresa Keeler at smk.tlk@verizon.net.

     Brick Paver Sale

    Be a lasting part of the transformation of the Brunner Children's Garden. Buy a brick paver in your name, or in honor of someone special. Pavers will be installed in one of the three activity areas in the garden. You can order a 4"X 8" brick for $50 or an an 8"X 8" brick for $125. Click Here for more information and ordering instructions.
    If you would like to help with the garden in any way or have any questions, please email Teresa Keeler, smk.tlk@verizon.net.
    • Brunner Socks are Now Available $15/pair
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    To reserve your pair(s):
    • Send in a check made payable to Brunner PTA, via your child's backpack. Please write PTA/SOCKS & your child's name and teacher on the envelope.
    If you are giving as a gift, please let me know so that I do not send home with your child. 
    Questions or comments?  Please email Jen Benedict at brunnerspirit@gmail.com.
    Youth:  (boys sz 3-6, girls 4-6.5)
    Small:  (M 6.5-8, W 7-10)
    Medium:     (M 8.5-11, W 10.5-13)
    Large:   (M 11.5-13.5, W 13.5+)
    •  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!!! 

    • Box Tops For Education
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    Next collection date:  Friday, October 13th

    Program Quick Tips:

    • Send in your clips to your teacher via collection sheet or baggy and Brunner will receive 10 cents for every clip submitted
    • Remember to label the bag with the number of clips enclosed
    • Bundle in groups of 25 or 50 if possible 
    • Don't forget to check the date! 
    • A complete list of products can be found at http://www.boxtops4education. com/participating-product

    If you have any questions about the Box Tops program, feel free to contact Jen Benedict  (brunnerpta@gmail.com
    To print the collection sheet, click here. 
     
     
     

      
     
     
     
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