NOTES FROM PTA
PUT YOUR SHOPPING $$ TO WORK FOR AES!
Atholton is once again selling gift cards via Scrip to raise money for our PTA’s many projects. Scrip is the easiest fundraiser out there…just order gift cards to retailers where you frequently shop. That’s it! You pay only the face value of the gift cards (no upcharge) and our PTA gets a percentage of your purchase back to use toward the many programs that our children enjoy. The percentage you see on the order form is the amount of your purchase that comes back to our PTA. Please look for the flyer in this week's Friday folder.
PTA will be hosting BINGO Night on Friday, March 23 from 6-8 pm. Prizes will be the baskets created by each class. Cost is $5 per person to play.
3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.compurchase - through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7030593 and Amazon donates to Atholton Elem School.
Changing our clocks reminds us to change batteries in our smoke detectors too. But did you know that MD has a new law about smoke detectors? The state law went into effect on July 1, 2013, and requires the replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old. Homeowners are required to install an alarm that has a sealed-in battery with a 10 year life by Jan. 1, 2018.
By becoming a member of the Atholton Elementary School PTA you will be supporting many of the programs that enrich your child’s elementary school experience. Download the membership form here. Additionally, PTA membership offers special savings and discounts for PTA members. You can access these by visiting pta.org/benefits.
We have an active and supportive PTA. Thank you for your membership. A portion of the dues directly supports many activities for your children. Please join us for our meetings which will be held on the second Tuesday of each month @7pm.
THE PERKS OF BEING A PTA MEMBER
Whether you're buying school supplies for the kids or renting a car for your next family vacation, PTA members can save money on everyday purchases thanks to National PTA's Member Benefits Provider Program. National PTA teams up with businesses committed to supporting PTA’s mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts. Check out Save Money with Member Benefits Providers - About PTA - National PTA to see where you can save. ( http://www.pta.org/benefits )
Another perk for being a PTA Member (posted 1/11/17):
The law firm of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake is offering a discounted rate to all Howard County PTA members for the preparation of an estate planning package. The fee for a PTA member alone is $1,050 and $1,750 for a member and his or her spouse.
The package includes:
Maryland general power of attorney
Maryland advance directive
a simple will
Contact Eleanor A. Hunt, Esq. at the law firm of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake at 240-553-1184 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention you are a PTA member.