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Weekly Updates December 17th


Next PTG General Meeting is Thursday, January 17th.


Take a look at the minutes from our December 4th Meeting.


Communications


McGlynn Community Rockstar!- The success of the PTG in supporting the McGlynn student community is due to the countless hours of hard work by many volunteers. This week, we want to highlight Vivian Su. She has been an active member of the McGlynn community for years. She is well known all over the school for her efforts with the PTG and as a classroom volunteer. Over the years, she has served on the PTG Executive Board and coordinated various PTG events and fundraisers. Her knowledge of the McGlynn and the PTG has been invaluable for this years all new Executive Board. Just this month, Vivian has baked apple cider doughnuts as a Room Parent with Ms. Notaro's class, coordinated the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser and the Scrip Fundraiser. She is truly a rockstar. Thank you so much, Vivian!


HELP WANTED - WINTERFEST - The PTG is always recruiting help for various projects. Right now we are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the Winterfest on February 1st. Winterfest is one our Family Fun Nights held at the school. Some suggestions for themes have been a game night or a family talent show. We are open to all ideas. Email execboard@mcglynnptg.org if you are interested in helping out.


HELP WANTED - AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - The PTG is looking to expand the After School Program, but we need parent volunteers. This Fall we piloted the "Escape the Classroom" Math Club. This Spring we hope to add 2-3 programs, but we need parent volunteers. If you have 2 hours a week during the afternoon for a 6-8 week period, please email execboard@mcglynnptg.org.


Calendar Update- We continuously are updating our McGlynn PTG 2018-2019 Schedule. You can check it out online or on our bulletin board in the PTG Room at the school. If you use Google Calendar you can subscribe to the McGlynn Elementary PTG Calendar.


Fundraising


Mustang Spirit Store Holiday Pop-up - TODAY, Monday December 17th - The Mustang Spirit Store will be doing a holiday pop-up store in the PTG room. Drop by anytime between 2pm and 7pm to do some Mustang-themed holiday shopping. We will be featuring our NEW SWEATSHIRT DESIGN as well as "Kindness Starts with M.E." car magnets. We also have refilled our stock on adult "Kindness" t-shirts and will have some special sales on our Retro line. We now accept credit cards through Square. Come do a little holiday shopping with us!


First McGlynn Elementary Read-a-thon- This year, the McGlynn PTG will be sponsoring their First Annual Read-a-thon. Students will be asked to read in order to raise money for the McGlynn Community. The read-a-thon schedule will be as follows:

January 21-25 McGlynn Read-a-thon Sponsor Sign Up

January 28 McGlynn Read-a-thon Starts

February 1 McGlynn Read-a-thon Ends

February 4-8 McGlynn Read-a-thon Fund Collection

We are currently looking for 5-10 second videos of kids reading to be used in a promotional video for the Read-a-thon. If you are willing to share a video of your child reading or you have any Read-a-thon questions, please reach out to Sharon Tomasulo at sharon@tomasulo.net .


Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Business Fundraisers- We've expanded Restaurant Nights to include other businesses. On January 9th, the McGlynn is fundraising at Chuck-E-Cheese. 20% of sales generated that evening will go to the McGlynn PTG. Chuck E. himself will be coming to the school the day of the fundraiser to visit the students! On February 13th from 3-8pm, bring your students to Jump for the McGlynn at Sky Zone.


Scrip Gift Cards- Our Annual Scrip Gift Card fundraiser ended last week. This year we raised $376.64 from this fundraiser. If you made a Scrip order, keep an eye on your student's communication folder for delivery this week. Thank you to everyone who participated. A special thanks to Vivian Su who worked hard to make it all happen.



Texas Roadhouse Dine-In Night- We raised $212 at the Texas Roadhouse dine-in night and $419 in gift card sales for a total of $631 on this year's Texas Roadhouse. Thank you to everyone who participated. A special thanks to Vivian Su who worked hard to make it all happen.


Disney Raffle DRAWING TONIGHT - Tonight Dec. 17th at the school committee meeting is the drawing for the City-wide Disney Raffle. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this first big city-wide fundraiser a success. A special thanks to Metro-Rock and Salem St. Studio who allowed us to sell tickets at their locations. Thank you Claudius Li for making this happen. Good Luck for all who entered!




Community Engagement



Teacher-Driven Projects- Ms. Belanger was awarded a Teacher-Driven Project Grant for painting a mural in the art room hallway. Thank you Ms. Belanger for making our school more beautiful!


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