Pete the Cat Visits Parklawn!
On Monday Dec 17, 2018, Parklawn Elementary School PTA hosted a Pete the Cat’s Grooviest Time of the Year Event. This fun-filled event for Kindergarten and first grade students showed kids how fun reading can be and served as a reminder that the holiday season is about giving back. Parklawn Elementary School PTA is one of just five PTAs across the country to win a Pete the Cat Grooviest Time of the Year Kit from HarperCollins, which included:
- Pete the Cat Grooviest Time of the Year Event Guide
- A Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas book for each class
- A visit from Pete the Cat himself!
- Pete the Cat headband ears
- Information on the “grooviness of giving”
- Holiday card making for a local senior center
- A tip sheet on getting kids to read over winter break
During the Event
At the event, Ms. Forgy along with a volunteer dressed up as Pete the Cat spurred excitement by reading the book Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas. The students engaged with the book’s theme of “the grooviness of giving.” After reading and discussion finished, classes made holiday cards for the residents of Goodwin House, a continuing care retirement community. Residents of Goodwin House regularly volunteer their time at Parklawn often assisting with reading activities. The goal of the event was for children to head into Winter Break with a commitment to keep reading and a deeper understanding of the benefits of giving, especially during the holiday season. In addition to the day-of event activities, the Parklawn PTA received a $150 credit from National PTA to purchase books through Reading Is Fundamental’s website to supplement our library!
Spirit Wear now available for purchase online!
Visit our Etsy Shop and purchase your Parklawn Spirit Wear from the comfort of your own home. Items are created on-demand and shipped directly to your home–no need to wait and wonder when shirts will be on sale and if we’ll have your size! Most shirts are available in a wide variety of colors (including PINK). There are sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, and t-shirts available in adult and youth sizes. Please review size/fit information closely as we will not be able to return or exchange items due to size issues unless the wrong item is sent. Styles listed are the only ones available at this time (sorry–no youth zip hoodies or youth long sleeve shirts)
All proceeds will be used by the PTA to benefit programs, students, and staff at Parklawn.
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Shop and Support the PTA – at no cost to you!
Looking for an easy, no-cost way to support Parklawn PTA? Take advantage of the shopping rewards programs below to help earn dollars for Parklawn.
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Parklawn (school code 6224)
Register your Giant card to earn A+ School Rewards points (school code 02305)
Collect eBoxTops through Safeway’s Just For U program (select Parklawn Elementary School)
Enroll in AmazonSmile to have a portion of your purchase price donated to the PTA (select Parklawn Elementary PTA)
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Learn More about Parklawn PTA
What does the PTA do? Visit the About page to learn more about our mission, the many ways the PTA supports Parklawn Elementary, our 2018-2019 officers, and how to contact us.
Upcoming events are listed on the PTA calendar.