Welcome to theH.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 theMobileArq 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 LambertPTA President, H.B. Brunner Elementary SchoolPlease 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...MobileArq sign-up info.
PTA NEWS and EVENTS
- Join the PTA...
Oops!! We sent out the wrong form in the summer mailing!!! 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.
- PTA Needs You!
A number of Committee heads will be ending their two-year 'terms' this year. Please review the list below for opportunities. The contact info. of the current leads are on the PTA page of the Brunner Website. If you are not looking to chair, but want to help out — please contact the current chair for any effort you are interested in. We hope you consider volunteering.
Urgent need to fill:
Day of Discovery
Liaison to CHILD
Liaison to PreK
As always, please feel free contact PTA President, Deb Lambert, or any member of the board at BrunnerPTA@gmail.com with any questions you might have about our PTA.
- KidStuff Books are Back- On Sale Now!
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brunner Spirit Wear
WHO'S GOT THE BRUNNER SPIRIT? Y-O-U!!
Order your Brunner Spirit Wear online beginning This Wednesday, September 20th!
Click on the site: www.psweprint4u.com, scrolldown the left side to 'Company Stores' and choose "Brunner" to start your shopping!
Special Request: Please note your teacher's name after yours on the order form. You will not be prompted for this information, but providing it will help us get your order to you faster! Any questions on Brunner Spirit Wear can be directed to: Jen Benedict email@example.com
- Brunner Socks are Now Available $15/pair
To reserve your pair(s):
- Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate color & size needed (size information below).
- 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.
Questions or comments? Please email Jen Benedict at email@example.com.
Youth: (boys sz 3-6, girls 4-6.5)
Small: (M 6.5-8, W 7-10)
Med: (M 8.5-11, W 10.5-13)
Large: (M 11.5-13.5, W 13.5+)
- Amazon Smile Program
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
Thank you to all who participated in the Spring BTFE - Box Tops for Education - collection drive. We collected over 3,000 clips, that is more than $300 that our teachers can use for materials to enhance our children's classroom experience. This brings our total for the school year thus far to $1,300!!
To print the collection sheet, click here. Please check back here for the latest collection sheets.
Program Quick Tips:
Check the date! Only tops dated 2017 are eligible
Please DO NOT attach BONUS clips to the front of the collection sheets, they are counted separately. They can be taped or paper clipped on the back.If not using collection sheets, send in bags of 50 or write the number of enclosed tops on the baggy.