The Sayre Family and Friends Organization sold a whopping 1207 candy grams in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. Students lined up to order twice as many candy grams as we’d estimated, and FFO volunteers reported many glowing faces as they were distributed on Thursday. The sale raised $727.00 to support future events sponsored by the FFO. Big thanks to the students, parents, and volunteers that made the sale such a success!
We’ve been getting more and more reports of dog waste being tracked into the school or into cars and homes because pet owners aren’t cleaning up after their dogs on school grounds.
Hopefully Sayre parents aren’t guilty themselves, but anything we as parents can do to prevent it would be appreciated. It’s unsanitary, unpleasant for the kids, disrespectful to the community, and a big hassle for staff and parents who need to scrub down shoes, car mats, classroom floors, etc. (…and it’s illegal, with fines up to $500!) Please help spread the word.
The Sayre Language Academy Parent Advisory Council is hosting a parenting workshop, “Top 10 Tips for Raising Successful Kids” on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30–8:00 p.m. at Sayre Language Academy, 1850 North Newland Ave. The event is free, and open to all parents and teachers of children of any age, from any school. There is no need to register and childcare will be provided for school-age children.
The workshop is presented by Karen Jacobson and Lauren Bondy of parentingperspectives.com and promises “practical, easy-to-implement strategies and creative approaches for parents that teach and encourage responsibility, self-motivation and resiliency.” The program will also cover homework and friendship/peer issues.
View/download/print the event flyer.
A reminder: Per the revised CPS schedule, there will be no school at Sayre on Tuesday, February 12, 2033 in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. Class will be in session on President’s Day, Monday February 18, 2013.
It’s not too late, Candygrams will be available at lunch on Monday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 13 (Remember, no school on Tuesday!). We invite students to send them to friends, teachers, parents, or anyone special! They’re $1 each (CASH ONLY). Samples are on display and extra forms are available at the sales table, and you can download extra forms below. Note that full first and last names and room numbers must be included or Candygrams will not be delivered. Quantities are limited, and first come will be first served. They’ll be delivered in class on Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14).
View/Download: Candygram flyer
View/Download: Extra Candygram tags
Please join us tonight (Monday, February 4) at 6:30 at Sayre Language Academy for our regular FFO meeting. We will be putting the finishing touches on our Valentine’s candygrams, and we’ll look ahead to the silent auction.
Do you have event-organizing skillz? It’s never too late to come to an FFO meeting!