Stay Informed!

With so many unknowns this year, please make sure you are keeping up with changes this year at Olentangy’s microsite: olentangyschools.org.

We are working closely with administration to brainstorm ways that the PTO can support our students and staff.  Field Trips, assemblies and after school events are most likely off the table for 20-21 school year so we are trying to be creative!  If you have any ideas, let us know at [email protected]!

 

Messages from our friends at APEX

Please see these videos from our friends at APEX!  We LOVE our leadership team!

Video for the whole school

Video for the 5th graders

 

School Supply Sale

During this stressful time, the PTO is always looking for ways to help the parents of Alum Creek find conveniences. Starting today, pre-packaged school supply boxes will be available for you to order for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a great way to avoid the stores and have all of your school supplies delivered directly to the school. Knowing that these are potentially economically difficult times for our ACES families, this is NOT a PTO fundraiser – instead we will be offering the boxes to you at our cost.
School supply boxes can be ordered here: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ with the School ID of ALU001 through June 26.
ATTENTION: Important Note for incoming 4th & 5th graders – The students need two Nicky folders for organizing their materials this year. These folders are included in the pre-packaged supply boxes. If you choose not to purchase the entire kit, we are asking that you purchase just the Nicky folders (found on page 2 of the school pack list), as they cannot be purchased elsewhere. (4th grade- Nickys Folder & Yellow Nickys Folder; 5th grade – Nickys Folder & Red Nickys Communicator Folder)
If you have any questions on school supply boxes, feel free to reach out to Leslie Hobbs at acespto[email protected] or (808) 282-3736.
Please see the attached flyer!

 

VOTE!

We NEED EVERYONE to vote to support our schools!  Please follow these directions to get your absentee ballot ASAP.  https://www.olentangyforkids.org/voting-info/

Romeo’s Fundraiser Night

Fundraiser Night!  April 15 until open-8pm.  We get 20% of sales!  Please enter AC1 at checkout and AC15 for free delivery.  You can pick it up if you would like but we are trying to keep the lobby clear.

Extended Closure Updates

Hello ACES Families!  We hope you and your children are doing well and adjusting to our new circumstances.  Your PTO board has been busy behind the scenes making decisions about upcoming programs based off district guidelines and contact with Mrs. Worth.  We will keep you updated as we have information but here’s what we can tell you so far.  We will be cancelling our Art Show Silent Auction and asking our businesses if we can use their donations for the 2021 Art Show.  This event was to be held May 1, the last day of our current Shelter in Place order.  We don’t want to burden small business and families by rescheduling at this time.
Our Enrichment Day was scheduled for May 8 and the committee has been hard at work securing speakers.  Because several of our speakers are families and small businesses, we feel like it’s a lot to ask of them to take more time away their first week back to work (if the order gets lifted May 1) and will therefore cancel Enrichment Day.
Other events sponsored by PTO such as Pioneer Day, 5th Grade Celebration, Field Day and Last Day of School Celebrations will be TBD as we get more information.  Mrs. Worth and the PTO board are determined to make some of these events happen, even if they are different dates and/or locations.  Stay tuned as we learn more.
We were planning on a Fundraiser Night with Romeo’s Pizza on April 15 and after contacting the business, they would still like to have the event for us.  We will have more info and how we will do this safely.
Our PTO board elections need to happen soon, according to our by-laws.  We will be sending you a link to vote on the slate electronically.
Finally…. VOTE!  This is soooo important for the future of our schools.  If you didn’t do early voting, you need to request an absentee ballot here https://boardofelections.co.delaware.oh.us/.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  We may not have the answers at this time but can let you know when we do.

20-21 Officers Needed

Would you like to be a part of our AMAZING PTO Board?  Our nomination committee will be meeting to determine our officer slate to be voted on at our March meeting.  If you are interested, please complete this SHORT form by March 1.  Officer Interest Form

Spring Book Fair is Coming Soon!

Spring Book Fair is March 2-6.  We need TONS of volunteers to make this week go smoothly.

If you can help, please sign up HERE

Along with our book fair, we have our Spring Donuts with Grown Ups.  If you can volunteer to make those mornings go smoothly, please sign up HERE.

Want to help out???

We have several opportunities for you to join us!

Are you an accountant?  We need someone to look over our taxes (it can be after April 15).

Do you like other people’s kids?  Do you understand the importance of parents getting time away?  If so- you could chair our Parents’ Night Out events.  We have a movie license, space and helpers, we just need a chair.

Are you organized and creative?  We need help with our Enrichment Day committee!  Please let us know if you would like to help our committee of three.  Many hands make light work.

Do you have a business or a contact for donations?  Our Art Show Silent Auction is May 1 and we are soliciting donations.

Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested.

Conference Meal Sign Ups

Hi-  We need some help with items for our February conference meals.  If you can donate an item, please click HERE. 

Talent Show is coming soon!

Join us on Friday January 24 for our annual Talent Show!  We need some volunteers.  If you can help, please click HERE

Box Tops

Keep those Box Tops coming! We made $135 from Box Tops that came in between November 1 and December 16! Congratulations to the winners of our second quarter Box Tops Classroom Collection Contest! The classes below collected the most Box Tops for their grade level! Miss Hickey, Mrs. Scaltreto, Miss Thorp, Mrs. Buckner, Mrs. Kletrovetz, Mr. Hale, and Mrs. Wood. Remember, Box Tops can be turned in any time! Just send them to school on a collection sheet or in a ziploc baggie, labeled with your child’s teacher’s name. Don’t forget to download the app and scan your receipts! Thanks for your support!

Tiger Woos is coming to ACES!

Tiger Woos is coming to ACES! January 21-24 from 3:40-4:20pm. Registration is $20 and that all comes back to ACES PTO. There is a special graduation on January 25 at 3:30pm. The flyer will come home today or is attached HERE

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Skate Zone Glow Party

Mark your calendars for Friday January 10!  We will have a glow party at Skate Zone from 5-7pm (skaters can stay for open skate from 7-10pm for no additional charge).  Admission is $4 and skate rental is $3.

Talent Show Sign Ups are LIVE!

Do you sing, dance, tell jokes, do magic tricks, practice martial arts, do gymnastics, play an instrument or act?  We would love to see it!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual talent show on January 24 at 7pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm.   Sign up below!

Acts will be limited to 2 minutes and must be family friendly.  Sign ups will be limited to the first 20 acts.  There will be a mandatory rehearsal at 6:30pm on Thursday January 24  (you don’t need to stay the whole time and if you can’t be there right at 6:30pm, just let us know).

This is a very low-key, supportive atmosphere.  There are no prizes, judges or pressure to be perfect.  Come and have fun!

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Howes at [email protected]

Sign Up HERE.

When all 20 spots are filled, we will close down the sign ups.  If you can still sign up, consider yourself “in”.  There are no “try outs”.

ACES Holiday Shop

Our annual Holiday Shop is December 7 from 11am-2pm.  This event allows students to shop for their family members with the help of high school volunteers.  Our gifts are affordable and will be treasured by all ;).  While your child shops, parents can browse vendors in the commons area.  WE NEED VENDORS!  Here is the electronic form if you are interested: ACES Vendor Form

NEW THIS YEAR: UPaint Pottery will be in attendance for students to paint gifts for loved ones.  They will be taken back to the studio to fire and will be delivered back to ACES.

We need volunteers to help with set up on December 6 from 6-8pm and 7 from 10am-3pm.  Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer.

Vendor Form for Holiday Gift Shop

Thank you Nikki and welcome Larken and Leslie!

We are so grateful to our treasurer,  Nikki!  She is relocating to Cincinnati with her family and we will miss her terribly.  Her shoes were so big to fill that we have filled them with 2 wonderful ladies, Larken H. and Leslie H! Welcome Ladies!  We are so happy to have you!

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is on Friday October 25 from 5:30-7pm.  It will be indoors.  Please enter through the parent drop off/Y-Club doors on the east side of the building.  Come in costume and bring a bag to collect your goodies!

MOD Pizza and Red Robin Results

We won the competition with Cheshire Elementary which means our MOD pizza night made $299.55.   Our Red Robin Spirit Night made $155.79.  These fundraisers take very little effort and we’ve made over $450 for simply going to dinner.  Coming up next are spirit nights with Chipotle (November 12) and Taranto’s Pizza (December 3 & 4).  We appreciate all of the support!

Honoring Our Veterans!

We will be honoring our veterans with a breakfast at 8am on November 8 and an assembly following.  If you have a family member to honor, please complete the following form

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F44ACAA22A2FE3-veterans