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Nerge PTA Knightly News - June 2020 - EXTRA! EXTRA! Please read!


 

KNIGHTLY NEWS
JUNE 2020

A YEAR FOR THE BOOKS

CRISTY HAPP
Nerge PTA President 2019-2021

As the school year comes to an end, I look back at all the great things our children were able to experience this year at Nerge thanks to the support of the Nerge PTA. Once again, we kicked off the school year with our Back to school Picnic. Children and their families got to see their friends and reminisce on their summer experiences. In September, they put their sneakers on and ran a few laps around the field to get some exercise at our Annual Fun Run. In October, they got to visit our Fall Book Fair and buy books to spark their imagination and creativity. They also enjoyed a spooktacular time during their Halloween classroom parties and activities. Not to mention all the fun that was had while dancing the night away at the Halloween Dance!

2019 ended with a visit from Santa himself at our Annual Breakfast with Santa event. Winter brought us many cold and snowy days, but our children had a blast at their Valentine’s Day classroom parties. Students enjoyed watching and participating in assemblies like the Know-it-Alls and the ProKids Show and much fun was had with families and friends at our Annual Family Fun Fair.

This year has been one for the books! When I look back years from now, I will always remember the 2019-2020 school year. However, not for the reasons most might think. Yes, we had a world pandemic during this school year but what I will remember most is how amazingly resilient and dedicated our teachers, staff, parents and students were during these difficult times. How we all came together even though we were apart and rose to the challenge. That is what I will remember, and I hope you will too!

May 28th marked the end of the 2019-2020 school year. We would like to acknowledge our 6th graders. They have been in elementary school for 7 years! Transitioning to junior high school is a significant milestone for each one of them. We congratulate our 6th Grade Class of 2020 for their remarkable achievement! We wish them good luck at Mead (or Keller) Jr. High next year and in their future!

Throughout the school year, our children enjoyed having a slice of pizza on Mondays and a variety of hot lunches on Fridays. All these wonderful programs and activities our children were able to experience this year could not have been possible without the help of our parent volunteers. A HUGE THANKS to our all our volunteers, teachers and administrators, for an incredible 2019-2020 school year!!

Please consider chairing or becoming part of a committee for the 2020-2021 school year. Recruit a group of friends and share the responsibilities or meet new friends while taking on a new role. Many of these committees have responsibilities that can be done at your own schedule and much of the work can be done from the comfort of your own home.

It is only with the collaboration of parent volunteers that we can continue to provide our children with all these programs and events that enhance their educational experience and create lasting memories. Research shows that children perform better when parents are engaged in their education both at home and at school. By volunteering, your children will see first-hand the importance you place on education and creating positive school experiences for them.

Please make time to volunteer! Email Cristy Happ by June 15, 2020 if you are interested in chairing or assisting on a committee. The decision on what programs will remain for the 2020-2021 school year will be made over the summer based on volunteers.

If you cannot commit to chairing or being part of a committee, please commit to volunteering at least once during the school year. Sign-ups for volunteer opportunities for 2020-2021 school year will be available in August. We need volunteers for many events and offer opportunities that fit all schedules. 

Please scroll down below for all our available Committee Chair opportunities.

I invite you to visit our website regularly for up-to-the-minute Nerge PTA news and important information. Follow us on social media for updates and reminders!  Don't forget to download our Membership Toolkit App too!

                 

 

UNLESS SOMEONE LIKE YOU CARES A WHOLE AWFUL LOT, NOTHING IS GOING TO GET DONE. IT IS NOT! – Dr. Seuss

The Nerge PTA sponsors many different school programs and events throughout the year. Most of these programs and events are organized by the wonderful parent volunteers that dedicate their time to manage these committees. Many of the current committee chairs have children that will be aging out of Nerge this June and we need help filling these vacancies to continue our high level
of offerings.

The Nerge PTA is asking for your help! Programs such as Hot Lunch, Fun Foods, Yearbook, Book Fairs and more are at risk of disappearing for the 2020-2021 school year if we don’t have the volunteers to run them. We need more parent involvement to ensure these programs and events continue for all our children.

If we do not have volunteers to run these committees, the Nerge PTA also loses funds that are allocated towards many school and PTA sponsored services. School clubs, Birthday Books, cultural arts performances, assignment notebooks and folders, Field Day, Earth Day, Fun Fair, Nerge Night Hike and grade level productions are some of the PTA sponsored services that are at risk.

CLASSIFIEDS

3 OR MORE CO-CHAIRS NEEDED
Work with Co-Chairs placing weekly orders.  Responsibilities include: Occasionally purchase sides to be served at Hot Lunch (purchases will be reimbursed).  Coordinate a schedule with Co-Chairs to be present during Hot Lunches to help direct volunteers, coordinate vendor payment with PTA Treasurer and serve meals. One Co-Chair needs to be present each week. Training will be provided. All Hot Lunches are presold on the PTA website in August and December. Half of the work is done from home.

 

1 OR MORE CO-CHAIRS NEEDED
Looking for a parent or two to assist the current Chair of this committee that serves Fun Foods one Wednesday per month. Responsibilities include: Coordinate schedule with Co-Chairs to attend Fun Foods Days to help direct volunteers. Purchase items to be served at Fun Foods (purchases will be reimbursed) and coordinate volunteers for each Fun Foods day during all lunch periods. District food guidelines must be followed. All Fun Foods are presold on the PTA website in August and December.

 

2 OR MORE CHAIRS NEEDED
Looking for a few parents to shadow the current chair of this committee. Learn how you can help organize and run our two Book Fairs during the school year (October and May).  Responsibilities include: Create and distribute fundraising flyers to advertise book fair, coordinate volunteer schedule, collect funds during week of each book fair, submit deposit slip to Treasurer.

 

2 ADVISOR/EDITOR/YEARBOOK CHAIRS NEEDED
Do you have creativity and/or computer skills? We are looking for a parent or two to shadow our current yearbook chair during her last year at Nerge and learn the ropes on how to create the Nerge yearbook. Responsibilities include: Provide guidance and direction on the yearbook. Develops the yearbook’s theme and style. Prepare templates and overall layout. Seek and develop content, requesting photos from each teacher, and ensuring that a photographer is present at any school event that may need coverage. Ensure that every student’s photo is in the yearbook, and that there is even coverage of all the groups across our school. Supervise the design team of volunteers from each classroom to prepare yearbook spreads. Review and correct errors on each page. Ensure deadlines are met and submit each page for publication. Organize the yearbook cover design contest, yearbook budget, marketing, sales, distribution, and assist the Nerge Tech Club. Most of the work is done from home.

2 OR MORE CO-CHAIRS NEEDED
Looking for a few creative parents to share the responsibility of this committee. Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Responsibilities include: Create a theme for the week, produce and distribute the “Confidential” Teacher Appreciation packets to send home with students and coordinate different teacher appreciation activities for each day of the week (breakfast, treats, lunch, etc.). Reimbursement provided for all purchases. We have record of previous arrangement available to reference. Most of the work is done from home.

 


1 OR MORE CHAIRS NEEDED
Looking for one or more parents to chair this committee to organize one lunch and two dinners for staff during the school year. Responsibilities include: Place catering order with vendor and arrange delivery time for Staff Welcome Back Luncheon on Friday prior to start of school in August, as well as dinners for the fall and spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. We have record of previous orders available to reference. Reimbursement will be provided.

 

CO-CHAIR NEEDED
Looking for a parent to assist the current chair this annual event. Responsibilities include: Coordinate schedule with PE teacher for this fall fundraiser. Purchase prizes and other supplies (purchases will be reimbursed), create and distribute a fundraising flyer, coordinate volunteers, collect funds and submit deposit slip to Treasurer. Can coordinate Fun Run t-shirts (if desired). Send out instructions and lap counting cards to teachers a few days before the event and distribute raffle prizes on day of event. Half of the work is done from home.  

 

2 OR MORE CHAIRS NEEDED
Looking for a few parents of 6th graders to chair the Sixth Grade Celebration Committee. Responsibilities include: Organize the end of the year celebration for all the graduating 6th grade students. Coordinate date of event with the school. Form committee to delegate jobs for catering, decorations, slide show/memory video, field trip, etc. Coordinate with Pizza Monday Chair to provide the required 6th grade parent volunteers for Pizza Mondays from January through April to help raise funds for the 6th grade celebration field trip.  

NO ONE can do everything, 
but EVERYONE can do something!

BE A VOLUNTEER!

 

Please email Cristy Happ by June 15, 2020 if you are interested in chairing or assisting on a committee. Remember, the decision on what programs will remain for the 2020-2021 school year will be made over the summer based on volunteers.

WE'RE STILL WORKING HARD!

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR 2020-2021 ARE ON SALE NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Go to www.shaneskits.com and enter the school code NER54. From there you can purchase your child's grade level kit.  The supplies in these kits were chosen directly by our Nerge staff. Kits will be delivered to your home in August.   

Questions? Contact Vicky Stella
 

STC AUCTION HAD MOVED ONLINE!! 
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020 

Each year the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs offers college scholarships to former District 54 students, and summer experience scholarships to current District 54 students. The funds to support these scholarships are raised during STC's Annual Silent/Live Auction event. Unfortunately this year, the auction was postponed and had to be moved to an online platform.

Please go to the online auction website below and check out all the amazing baskets!!

 

The online auction is LIVE starting NOW until FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020!

Biding will start on Friday, June 5th at 4:00 PM CST and will end at 10:00 PM CST.

https://stcofptas.memberhub.gives/stcauction

 

Baskets can be picked up at the School District building on 524 E. Schaumburg Road on Monday, June 8th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM or Wednesday, June 10th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.   


Bid on great items and help a great cause!

 

Questions? Please contact Katie Forsythe.

WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR PTA

 

If you would like to donate to the Nerge PTA, please go to our website at www.nergepta.org and click on the Donate button in the Quick Links section. Any donation to the Nerge PTA counts as a charitable donation to a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Your donations will help us determine which programs and activities we can continue to support for our students and staff for the 2020-2021 school year.  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

OUR DEEPEST

GOES OUT TO THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES!

We are incredibly grateful for your dedication and bravery day in and day out. 

We support you! Keep your spirits up and stay safe!

We are all in this together!

 

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy summer!

 Stay safe and we'll see you in the fall!

 



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