Need an evening without kids?

We got you covered, enjoy a Parent’s Night Out!

Norm of the North
Friday, March 15

$5 for the first child and $3 for each additional child. Pay at the door!
Pizza, drinks, and popcorn will be provided.
Drop-off is at 5:30pm the earliest.
Pick-Up is at 8 PM no later.
Register here:  https://bit.ly/2XrurCe

For questions, please email ardenwaldpto@gmail.com. 

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Spring Auction & FUNdraiser–it’s going to be a blast!

The school’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held on April 13, 4-7PM at Ardenwald Elementary School.

All proceeds go to our school, staff and kiddos. The event includes a family-friendly silent auction, raffle, face painting, games, hair sparkles, food, Kona Ice and more!

Have any amazing items to donate or like-new items to regift!? Please email ardenwaldpto@gmail.com. All items are due by April 6.

2019 Auction request letter-2

2019 Auction request email format

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March 19 Chipotle Happy Valley Dine Out

5-9PM

Happy Valley Chipotle

Download flyer here.

 

 

 

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Lettuce help you plan your menu for Feb. 21! Dine out at Sweet Tomatoes in Clackamas on Feb. 21 to help raise money for Ardenwald students, staff and school.

FunRaiserFlyer

 

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Box Tops contest – due by Feb. 15

See your weekly folder for more info!

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March. 4 Monthly PTO Meeting – Feb meeting was canceled

Join us Monday, March. 4 at 6PM in the Ardenwald Library for the monthly PTO meeting. Topics include:
– Principal Webster safety update and parent questions
– Ms. Harp suggestions for increasing parent involvement in PTO
– March Movie night volunteers
– Auction update and volunteers 
– March Dine Out update

Hope to see you there! Please message us with any questions or email ardenwaldpto@gmail.com.

 

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Parent’s Night Out Movie Feb. 15

Small Foot
5:30-8PM

Cost is $5 for the 1st child and $3 for each additional child. Registration includes pizza, popcorn and a bottle of water! Click here to register and learn more: bit.ly/2B68LSI

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Jan. 31 – Old Spaghetti Factory Dine Out

Dine out at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Happy Valley on Jan. 31 to help raise money for Ardenwald students, staff and school.

And, of course, don’t forget the Spumoni!

Click here to download flyer.

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January 25 – Family Social  

Join us for “A Night Under the Stars” Family Winter Social on Jan. 25 from 6-8 PM in the Ardenwald Gym.

Entry is free! Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase.

Music will be playing to encourage your dance moves!!

Volunteers needed to help decorate and serve pizza.

Email ardenwaldpto@gmail.com.

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Parent’s Night Out Movie Jan. 18

Incredibles 2
5:30-8PM
January 18

Cost is $5 for the 1st child and $3 for each additional child.

Registration includes pizza, popcorn and a bottle of water!

Click here to register and learn more: bit.ly/2RCqSsF

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January Key Dates

7th – PTO meeting — 6PM Ardenwald Elementary Library — All are welcome.
We will be discussing upcoming events and would love your support or help.

18th – Parent’s Night Out – Incredibles 2

25th – Family Social  – Join us for “A Night Under the Stars” Family Winter Social on Jan. 25 from 6-8 PM in the Ardenwald Gym. Entry is free! Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase. Music will be playing to encourage your dance moves!! Look for a flyer coming home soon!! NO event Jan. 11. Want to help string lights, serve pizza or clean up? Just email ardenwaldpto@gmail.com.

31 – Old Spaghetti Factory, Dine-Out, Happy Valley/Clackamas

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Panda Express Dine Out Fundraiser

Dec. 13, 2018

Click here to download and print the flyer:

Panda Express

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Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @ardenwaldpto.

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December PTO Newsletter

DECEMBER

13th – Dine-Out Panda Express to raise money for GaGa Ball. Look for flyer in your weekly packets or download flyer above.

14th – Parent’s Night Out – Incredibles. Register here: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/9J8aA2589OuBdaZ1003f650

JANUARY 2019

7th – PTO meeting

18th – Parent’s Night Out – Incredibles 2

25th – Winter Social

FEBRURARY 2019

4th – PTO Meeting

15th – Parent’s Night Out – TBA

APRIL 2019

SAVE THE DATE – April 13TH 4-7P.M. Silent Auction & Fundraiser


GaGa Ball Fundraising Update – Dec. 3, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Little Caesar’s pizza fundraiser! We raised more than $400 for a GaGa Ball pit. Now, we are just $228 shy of our goal. The Panda Express Dine-out on Dec. 13 will help keep it going. Interested in donating? Check out the Paypal link or come to the next Dine-Out. Thank you for helping make this happen for our school, students and staff! 👏

NOVEMBER Key Dates

  • 11/12/18 ~ NO SCHOOL (Veterans Day)
  • November ~ Parents Night Out Movie has been cancelled
  • 11/16/18 ~ Pizza Fundraiser money and packet due (turn in at the office)
  • 11/19/18 through 11/23/18 ~ NO SCHOOL (Furlough Days & Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • 11/29/18 ~ Pizza Fundraiser available for pick up from 1:45pm to 7:30 at the school

Pizza Kits for GaGa Ball!    

In November, the PTO will be doing a Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit Fundraiser to raise funds for a Ga-Ga Ball Pit on the school playground. There are many schools in the district that are installing these courts.

 

What is Ga-Ga Ball?

Ga-Ga Ball is believed to have originated in Isreal. Ga means “hit” or “touch” in Hebrew. In the rules of Ga-Ga ball, the ball much touch the ground two or three times before it is considered to be in play, hence the name.  

 

 

How is it played?

Ga-ga is played in a large fenced in area (usually an octagon or hexagon) called a ga-ga pit. The ga-ga pit generally consists of flat walls atop a smooth dirt, turf, sand, or rubberized surface. The ga-ga ball can vary in size and form, generally ranging from a foam dodgeball to a rubber kickball. The game begins when one player or a referee throws the ga-ga ball into the air; while their backs or hands are against the wall, the players shout “Ga” on each of the first three bounces. After three bounces, the ball is in play, and the players may leave the wall and “hit” the ball at each other below the knees in the pit. A player who is hit by the ball or breaks a rule is eliminated and must leave the game. Players may not “hit” the ball twice in a row, and a player who causes the ball to leave the pit is out. When the ball is caught in the air on a fly, the last person to hit the ball is out.

 

Each pizza kit has multiple pizzas in it and is a $6 profit for us. If every student sells 2 kits each we will have more than enough funds to purchase the pit hardware and then the lumber that is needed to set it up for use.

Friends and family who live in the US can help by ordering online at https://www.pizzakit.com and using fundraising ID#: 358541

 

Money will need to be submitted to the school office by November 16.  

Pizza Kits will be available for pick up at school on Thursday, November 29 at 1:45pm until 7:30pm.

Checks made payable to Ardenwald PTO.

There will be a signup on Help Counter for help counting, sorting and distributing kits on November 29.

Any questions email Emily Short ardenwaldpto@gmail.com

For allergy information go to https://www.pizzakit.com/fundraising-products

The top 20 fundraisers in each grade will get to play an inaugural game at their recess, in the pit, when it is installed.

Sell 15 kits and get a kit of your choice free.

Pizza Kit Fundraiser Flyer


The PTO cannot thank you all enough.

With all our hard work we have made it through two months of school…and raised $5,500. Ardenwald All Stars are AMAZING!!!! The PTO could not have done any of this without your help, and the help of our school community.

September Jog-a-Thon, $3,600 raised

October Dine-Out at Mike’s Drive-in, $300 raised

October Bingo, $1600 raised

Thank you!

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English & Spanish calendars posted below. For additional languages and/or middle school and high school calendars, please click link: http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/district/page/2018-19-school-year-calendars