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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

     

     

    • 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.

     

    • 4th Annual Souper Bowl
       
      We are starting Brunner's 4th Annual Souper Bowl on January 16th!
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      To vote for your favorite team, please bring in a canned item(s) (soup, vegetable, fruit, etc.) and put it in the containers in the lobby.
       
      All canned items will be donated to the needy.

     

    • ACE (After Class Enrichment) Registration 
    ACE (After Class Enrichment)starts next Monday! We were able to accommodate all 153 students who registered. Student assignments will begoing home this week.Thanks to all the parents coming together to make this happen.
    We are still looking for a few mature High School-aged volunteers to help out.  
    Also, note to 4th Graders: If you are interested in helping to create banners, decorations & favors for the upcoming 4th grade activities - there's still room in this class.
    Please contact Linda Nieporent at brunnerschoolace@gmail.com or 908-420-3871 (cell) for more information.
     
    • Day of Discovery Needs Volunteers
      Saturday, February 24 10 am - 2pm
       
      Volunteers are need for Brunner's Day of Discovery event.  A co-chair & volunteers needed to proctor and supervise science activities for this favorite annual event.
       
      Please contact Lauren O'Brien at lobrien416@gmail.com if you are able to help out or for more information.

     

     

     

    • Brunner PTA Parent Social - Save the Date!
      Save the date and book your babysitter for the best Brunner Party of the Year! The Brunner PTA's Parent Social is March 3, 2018 once again at the Italian American Club in Scotch Plains. Last year's social not only raised over $11,000, but we had an incredible turnout of parents, teachers and invited guests for a REALLY fun night. Specific details and a list of prizes to follow in the months ahead.

      Please keep the Social in mind for cash, tricky tray and auction donations. We will gladly accept gift cards, concert, theater or sporting tickets, memorabilia, electronic/toy/luxury goods, etc. Also, we are seeking volunteers and a catering sponsor for the evening. Contact Charlie and Tracy Leone at brunnerparentsocial@gmail.com to volunteer any time or donations.
       
    • 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.

    • Brunner Children's Garden:

     

     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:  February 15th!

    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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