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Support College Park PTA by Linking your Ralph’s Card!

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Registration for the Ralph’s Program Begins on September 1st, 2016

Please help support the College Park PTA by linking your Ralph’s Card!  It will help us raise funds all year round! Participants are required to register for the new term online at www.ralphs.com or by calling 1-800-443-4438 starting September 1, 2016.

ALREADY LINKED?  They require we all do it each year again starting in September so don’t delay!  Even if you registered as recently as June, July or August 2016, you are required to register again beginning September 1st.

NEW THIS YEAR!!  As of September 1, 2016 the Scan Bar letters are no longer valid.  The Scan Bar letters will no longer work at the register.  This is a great time to create an online account or re-enroll using your existing online account.

Registering your Ralph’s Club Card is quick and easy…

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Website Registration Instructions

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD

ONLINE NOTE:  We have a secured website, these procedures apply to everyone who has not entered their email address and assigned a password.

  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click on ‘No Account’ Register
  3. Follow the easy steps to create an online account
  4. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
  5. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘Sign In’, enter your email address and password.
  6. View all your information and edit as necessary.
  7. Link your card to your organization by clicking on: a. Community Rewards – Enroll b. Type your NPO number or Name of your Organization c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organization’s name d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE

(This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Enter your email address and password
  4. Click on ‘Your Name’ (In the top right hand corner)
  5. View all your information and edit as necessary
  6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on: a. Community Rewards – Re-Enroll b. Type your NPO number or Name of your Organization c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process

Read more about the program on Ralph’s website: Ralph’s Community Contribution Program

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The College Park PTA Jog-A-Thon is Coming Up!

Our Jog-a-thon will be held on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016!

100% of the funds raised from the Jog-a-thon benefit College Park kids! Something new this year is that pledges will be made online only.

PLEDGE ONLINE HERE

The Jog-a-thon is our school’s major fundraiser, so we need the parents & friends of College Park to get involved and support our students!

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What is a Jog-a-thon?  The Jog-A- Thon is College Park’s largest fundraiser where families, friends and neighbors pledge money to support the students as they jog or walk in the Jog-A- Thon, which takes place during your child’s regular school day. College Park students run (or jog, walk, skip, etc.) laps around a running track during a 30 minute time period (Kindergarteners run for 20 minutes). All students will participate as part of their regular physical fitness program, unless there is a medical reason why the student should not participate.

Why are we having a Jog-a-thon? Our PTA provides many fantastic programs for our students like Art, Assemblies, Family Nights, Lunch Time Activities, Reading Counts, World’s Fair, and more!  In order to continue providing these programs, our goal is to raise at least $20,000, but ANY donation is welcome!  If every child raises $50, we can reach our goal and more!  ALL of the money raised will go directly into PTA-sponsored programs that enrich our students’ experiences at College Park

How do we raise money?  In the next few weeks, each student can obtain pledges in support of his/her Jog-a-thon efforts.  Pledges can be made as a one time donation, or on a per lap basis.  Please help your child collect pledges through your child’s webpage.  You can email family, relatives, friends, co-workers, etc. for support right from the webpage.  Posting on social media is another option!  No time to ask for pledges?  You can make a donation instead! Please keep in mind that we can meet our school goal if each child raises $50.

How does it work?  This year donations can be made by clicking on the link below.

  1. Click or copy the link https://99pledges.com/fund/collegepark/addme to register your child. If you have more than one child, you need to register each child separately by clicking on the same link.
  2. Name = Enter Child’s Name.
  3. Email = Enter Email. You will be sent your own personal website for your child after registration.
  4. Group = Select Teacher Name-Grade. The teacher’s name and grade are already pre-loaded, just select the teacher. This is important so we can determine the top class, etc.
  5. Select Add and you are done!
  6. You will be sent your child’s own registration webpage. Once you are emailed your child’s own webpage, you can then Donate!
  7. On your child’s webpage – You can also email family, relatives, friends, co-workers, employers, etc. for support right from the webpage.  Post on social media (optional).
  8. Track your child’s progress!

FINAL PLEDGES ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH so be sure to register your child as soon as possible!!

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED! There are many opportunities to help out with this event before, during, and after! The room parents will send out a volunteer list for the day of the event.  If you, or the company you work for, would like to donate items as prizes, please email Erika Griggs at griggspta@cox.net. We are also looking for companies that wish to be a sponsor of this event and have their logo on the back of the custom jog-a- thon t-shirts.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

After the Jog-a-thon, students will have the opportunity to earn prizes as a way for the PTA to say “thank you” for their hard work in helping their school and turning in their pledges on time.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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PTA Reflections Program 2016-2017

Calling ALL Artists for the Reflections Program of 2016-2017!  

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Reflections is the annual National PTA art program to recognize creativity and artistry in children from grades K-12.  This year’s theme is “What is your story?”.

Please encourage your child(ren) to participate in one or more than one of the following art categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Drop off entries at school in the front office by Friday, October 14, 2016 2:30pm.

The Top 3 winners per category, per grade division, will be submitted for PTA Reflections Council judging.

If you any questions, please contact Cherry Chan at reflections@collegeparkpta.org, or go to http://www.collegeparkpta.org/reflections for more program details.

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Minimum Day & Back to School Night on Thursday, Sept 1st

Now that we have about a week of the new school year under our belt, it is time to hear more about the program your child will follow this year!  Thursday, September 1st is a Minimum Day, in order for teachers to get ready for Back to School Night for grades 1-6. (Kindergarten is on their normal Thursday schedule since they had their presentation on the first day of school).

This is a parents only night, so get your babysitters booked!  Rainbow Rising (our on-site facility) will also be offering childcare for a very small fee for Back to School Night.   Please contact them by 8/31 to reserve your spot and let them know how many of your children will be attending.  

The schedule of presentations is as follows: back-to-school night

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade Presentations
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Presentations

Check with your child’s teacher for more specifics.  Also keep an eye out for our friendly PTA representatives for information on how to register your Ralphs card to benefit College Park Elementary, add the College Park PTA Calendar to your phone, and of course join the PTA!