Panther Valley Elementary Community Playground Committee

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We had a nice meeting in January and I want to thank those that attended.  We finalized a few things at this meeting.
Upcoming Fundraisers:
Valley Athletic Spirit Wear (February 12th-March 12th)
  • The flyer is attached
  • We are making about a $6-8 profit on each item
  • Flyers will be distributed to students on 2/12 and information will be posted online
Book Fair Change Drive - 2/23, 2/26-3/1
  • Students bring in change (Pennies on 2/23, Nickels on 2/26, etc.)
  • Each day the class that raises the most money will win a prize
    • Top Class Overall – Field Trip to Climb A Lot & Special T-Shirt
    • Pennies- Free Sticker from the Sticker Machine
    • Nickels- Dunkin Donuts Party
    • Dimes- McDonalds Party
    • Quarters- $10 to book Fair
    • Dollars- Special T-Shirt & $15 to the Book Fair
  • If we reach $5,000, Mr. Palazzo will draw 10 students from each grade level to turn him into an ice cream sundae at an assembly in the Spring...additional ideas for each $500 we raise beyond $5,000
Book Fair Family Night - 3/7/18
  • Basket Raffle
    • I asked each team of teachers to put together a basket
    • Feel free to contact local businesses to have them submit items or baskets that can be raffled - they can be dropped off at the elementary school prior to 3/7/18
    • We will be accepting donations for the playground fund
    • We will be selling food
    • Idea submitted by a teacher - facepainting for $5 (contact Art Club?)
Personalized Brick Fundraiser
  • Cost of etched brick is $24
  • Proposing to sell brick for $60
  • May be engraved with student's name, in memory of a past graduate, etc.
  • Bricks will be placed on the way to the playground
Playground Design
We met with Steve from Landscape Structures, who is our rep for the playground build.  We did go with the design that was chosen by folks at the last meeting.  I've attached updated final sketches to this e-mail.  We will be getting color samples sent to us. 
Playground Build
  • Thank you for Frank and Mike for taking the lead on our construction efforts
  • We are looking to do the playground build as follows:
    • Monday, August 13th - Drill and set footers and playground materials arrive
    • Friday, August 17th - Site Prep
    • Saturday, August 18th- Playground Build
    • Monday, August 20th- Mulch Spreading
  • Approximately 15 volunteers needed for each of these days; 3-4 captains on each day
Our next meeting is Thursday, February 22nd @ 6:30 p.m. in the PVES library.  We will be finalizing plans for the Book Fair Family Night, begin to discuss the playground build and developing volunteer teams, and select colors for the playground.
Robert Palazzo
Elementary Principal

Panther Valley Elementary School

570-669-9411 x2000

We are PVES Cool Cats!

Due to the threat of freezing rain tonight.  The meeting will be moved to Thursday March 1st in the PVES library. 

We are having our Book Fair Family Night Wednesday 3/6 at the school from 5-8pm.  We are still looking for donations from businesses for our raffle.  If you can ask around and see if anyone would be willing to donate that would be great.  Gift certificates or items would be fine.  They can drop the items off at the school.
At the meeting on 3/1 we will need to finalize our color choices for the playground.  I do have some exciting news to share that may allow us to purchase an additional piece of equipment for the playground as well.