First PTO Meeting of the year is next Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 p.m!

diversity_tree+of+handsI hope you had a great first week of school or first week back!

Believe it or not, our first PTO meeting will be next week on the Tuesday we return from the long weekend from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the school library.  Our agenda will be to review the budget for the year and to dive into beginning of the year business including planning our Fall Bulbs fundraiser.

We hope to see you there!  We will be providing childcare.

The meeting schedule for the year is here: Meetings.  I hope to post an official agenda this weekend.

A+ REWARDS PROGRAM 9/6/19 – 3/14/20

Registration for the A+ Rewards program for 2019-2020 is now open!  If you have already registered and chosen our school in a previous year, then no need to do so again.  If you have not registered with Stop and Shop, or have not signed up to select our school, please do so!  A portion of what yo purchase at Stop & Shop will go directly to our school.  That simple!

Please see the instructions below.

OUR SCHOOL: Four Corners Elementary School
OUR ID#: 05126

 For assistance call 1-877-366-2668 option #1 

  1. Go to STOPANDSHOP.com
  2. Register for an online account or sign in to an existing one1
  3. Access your account settingsScreen Shot 2019-07-29 at 2.47.22 PM
  4. Select your preferred school(s) to rewardScreen Shot 2019-07-29 at 2.49.02 PM

Box Tops Changes afoot

The Box Top system is going digital.  You can read about it and get the app here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/newbtfe or here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/sneakpeek

Highlights:

  • You can start using the app right away either to:
    • Scan products that have already switched over
    • Or to “double dip” (we will earn for the scanning and for the clipped box top)
  • You will still see box tops on see products, please continue to clip and send in before the expiration date

**If you have grandparents who clip boxtops for us, please consider helping them to get the app on their phone next time you see them

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Raising Race Conscious Kids

Some of us from the Four Corners (and larger Greenfield) community gathered last week to begin a discussion about raising our children to be race-conscious.  We spent some time getting to know each other, and talking about what brought us there followed by an open discussion around race issues within our community, race issues our kids are facing, and how we can best support our kids and community.

Many folks signed up to have a continuing conversation, and we are working on scheduling a first follow-up for the end of May (including snacks, and hopefully childcare again).

In the meantime, Eve and Lamar shared a page of links to resources that they recommend as reading on this topic.  This was handed out at the gathering, and I am sharing again here for those of you who are interested but could not make it out.

Raising Race Conscious Kids DSFC resources

Thank you to those of you who could make it out to add to our multi-faceted and vibrant discussion.  And thank you to those of you who could not make it, but who can follow along with reading and online discussions.  You are all making a difference!