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October 2021
Socrates Preparatory PTO eNewsletter


And, just like that it's October!

The PTO would like to extend their thanks to everyone who participated in the Seminole County Coupon Books fundraiser.  We made $1,095!  We are now currently in our Orlando Coupon Book Fundraiser.  


Vision In Action is tonight from 5:30 - 8 pm.  Please check your email for details about attending in person or through virtual presentations.

Here's a few important dates and events for your information:


1).   
Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 13th @ 5:00 pm.  Be on the lookout for a zoom invite email.  The agenda for the meeting will be:
a). Election of new Officers and Coordinators. 
The current nominees are:
President - Donna Steinfeld
Vice President - Assists President and chairs meetings in the absence of the President. Our current VP (Kelly Wilson) is stepping down and is running for Treasurer.
Secretary - Records and distributes minutes, prepare agendas for the PTO meetings and holds historical records for the PTO. Our current Secretary (Donna Steinfeld) will be stepping down and is running for President.
Treasurer - Kelly Wilson
Social Media Coordinator - We need someone to create a Facebook page and maintain content. 
Communication Coordinator - this position handles gathering information, creating and sending out the newsletter.
Special Events Coordinator - this position will help plan activities for our families and students to get together (park meetups, potlucks, movie nights, bowling, putt putt, etc.).  
We are also looking for people who can spearhead a PTO event. This is good for someone who can't volunteer year around but can help out on a specific event:
* Holiday Movie Night - Dec
* Valentine Gram Fundraiser - Feb.
* Valentine Dance (6-12 grade only) - considering Covid conditions.
* Spring Egg Hunt (Discovery kids)
* Teacher Appreciation Week
* Principal Day
* End of the Year party
We might add or cancel an event due to certain circumstances.

Each nominee will have a few minutes to introduce themselves before voting on positions.
Officer and Coordinator voting will be at the end of the meeting along with the other business we will be voting on. 

We will also document any volunteers that want to help our on certain events, listed above.

If you want to put yourself in the running, please email us at SocratesPTO@gmail.com.

b). We will be voting on:
- Incorporate as a Non-Profit Company - Socrates Preparatory PTO
- New By-Laws
Kelly Wilson will have a short presentation about incorporating the PTO and new by-laws.

c).  Upcoming events.

2). Orlando Coupon Books have been distributed.  Please check your child's backpacks.  This coupon books covers Orlando and National chains.  The price is $25.  $10 goes to the school.  Remember, if you don't want it, please just send it back to us.  You can give it to Salma in the carline but please return it if you don't want to buy it.  If you want the book, just send in $25 and keep the book.  

You can also use the following link to order more books and to send to your family and friends so they can order books.

https://sapaynow.com/221435

 
3).  Monday, October 18th - First Student Holiday / No School

4). .         
Lunch Orders - if you want to make any changes to your lunch orders or add a lunch order, you'll need tto turn in the information to us by October 4th.
 
is the deadline for Q2 lunch orders and changes to current orders

Chick-fil-a Form
Firehouse Form
Pizza Form

5).  
We hope you've received a Remind Invitation to join our PTO text message.  If you haven't your can click on this link to join:
https://www.remind.com/join/socratesp


Teacher/Admin Birthdays:
Ms. Joanne - June 14
Ms. Janine - June 28
Ms. Manny - June 18
Ms. Mallory - June 20
Ms. Erin - July 22
Ms. Anne - August 21
Ms. Smruti - September 29
Ms. Bridget - November 21
Ms. Lesli - November 29
Ms. Nada - December 3
Ms. Sarah - February 13
Ms. Faten - March 23
Ms. Cathy - March 31
Ms. Vicki - May 7
Ms. Salma - May 14


If you missed their birthdays, it's neve too late to wish them a belated birthday.



 
1). 
Upcoming Fundraiser - Cookie Dough.  
Looking for a great gift for the holidays, well we have it.  Cookie Dough.  Be on the lookout for information shortly.  Guaranteed deliver before we leave for Christmas break.

2).  
Fall Festival - Saturday, November 6th.
Details will be coming soon.



With the holidays just around the corner, please remember to use AmazonSmile so every dollar you spend, a small portion is donated to the school.  Look for Epic Youth Educations, Inc.(that's Socrates)

3). .
Amazon Smile.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Socrates Preparatory every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Socrates Preparatory.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile and support Socrates Preparatory?
To shop at AmazonSmile, select Epic Youth Education, Inc. (aka Socrates Preparatory) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to Socrates Preparatory.




Ongoing activities:
 
1).   
Some of our families might not know about our school store.  Basically, the families contribute to the school so our kids can purchase items such as drinks, snacks, and other goodies.  The school stocked the store but in only one week we've managed to go through just about everything!  We are looking for any food items you would like to contribute.  Our kids love their snacks so if your kid loves a particular snack, please feel free to donate.  All we ask is that food items be individually wrapped.  
Sample Items:
Cookies
Chips
Candy Bars
and any other food items you would like to donate.

2)
Here's a copy of the new school calendar.  Since we had to change our start date, the school had to shuffle our schedule for the rest of the year.
School Calendar


That's all for now.  We hope you can join us for our next PTO meeting.  We will send a separate email with the day, time and zoom link.  Hope to see you there!


Sincerely,
Your Socrates PTO
HELP!
Call All Volunteers!

If you're interested in helping us, please contact the office to sign up!

Your school could really use your help!  There are many ways to support our school.  We know a lot of our parents work all day and cannot volunteer during school hours but if you're one of the few that has time, the school could really use your help!   There are so many fantastic projects going on throughout the school and just an hour or two could really make a huge difference, even if it's just only 1 hour on 1 day.   

Interested in joining our amazing Business & Family Partnerships program for the 2021-2022 year?  We are a non-profit organization and can provide you with advertisement and paperwork for your charitable contribution. 
Please contact Socrates PTO at SocratesPTO@gmail.com
 


As always, if you have a question or want to get involved with us, email us at SocratesPTO@gmail.com

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Our mailing address is:
3955 Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry, FL 32707
321-422-0825
 






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