PTA Newsletter 11/9/2023

Mon, 11/13/2023 - 2:26pm


Be sure to register for the PTA! It only takes a couple of minutes, and your support allows us to hold all of the events outlined below!

Duck Dash- NEW DATE

We have made the tough decision to postpone tomorrow’s Duck Dash until next Friday, November 10. While we are upset that the weather is not cooperating for us to hold the event tomorrow, we would rather ensure that all students are able to participate and have a great day!

A few important notes:

  • Volunteers: we recognize and apologize for this inconvenience. We hope that you are still able to join us next week, but if you are not able to do so, please remove your availability from the sign-up genius so that others can take your place. The schedule of events will remain the same next week.

  • Fall classroom parties will still take place tomorrow! 

  • Event t-shirts will now be distributed next week

  • Keep fundraising! Individual, class, and grade prizes are still up for grabs. Fundraising closes next Friday, November 17. And, if we reach our $30,000 goal, we will also be working on an in-school event for all students this winter! 

We appreciate your understanding and can’t wait for a drier Duck Dash next week! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Allie Panetti or Hannah Zirrolli, Duck Dash Committee Co-Chairs at

Thank you all for your support and generosity! We couldn’t do all that we do without you! 


Upcoming PTA Meeting

Please join us for the upcoming PTA meeting Tuesday, November 14th 6:30 in the Media Center.

Want to be involved in your child’s classroom?

Volunteer to be a Room Parent! Room Parents assist with classroom parties, parent communication, group gifts for teachers and other assistance requested by the teacher.

Spirit Wear

Thanks so much to Jennie Hardy for taking on spirit wear this year! Everything looks great! All orders have been distributed, we do have a small amount of inventory that can be purchased at events. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for November 20th, 21st & 22nd. The conference sign-up window reopens soon and closes on Thursday, November 16 at 4 p.m.  Each conference will be 15 minutes.  

Monday, November 20, all conferences will be held in person only and will begin at 12:45 p.m.  Parents may only attend their scheduled conference in person.

Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22, all conferences will be held virtually only. 

The PTA will be providing the staff with “Thanks a LATTE” themed refreshments on November 20, to provide sustenance as they work their way through meetings. A sign up genius will be circulated shortly seeking volunteers to assist.

Duck Dash

Interested in volunteering at the Duck Dash or coming to watch your student participate? Sign-up today using our sign-up genius:

**Volunteers: please sign up for a specific time slot(s) you wish to volunteer. Spectators: please complete the RSVP and note the grade(s) that you will be attending in the comments section.**

Register your student(s) and start fundraising today if you haven't already:

  • Add Participant (link under group standings on the bottom left of the fundraising homepage!)

  • Add student’s first and last name, parent email, homeroom teacher, and t-shirt size

Restaurant Nights

Mark your calendars for our next restaurant night at the Coal Fire Pizza on Monday, November 13th from 11:30AM-9:00PM

Mabel’s Labels

Are you tired of all that new gear ending up in the lost and found?
We are here to help solve that problem! Manor Woods PTA has partnered with Mabel's Labels, the best-known brand of durable labels for families - 20% goes back to the PTA. 
Follow this link and click "Support a Fundraiser" in the top right corner and search Manor Woods Elementary School PTA. 
The labels are dishwasher (so label those lunch containers) and laundry safe (hoodies and coats!)

Box Tops for Education

Our school is participating in Box Tops, with a fun class competition this Fall! The class with the most Box Tops by December 18, 2023 will win a prize.

Use this referral code F8QZ1Z1S when you sign up and you’ll get 25 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2024, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

Here's how you can help: 

  • If you haven't done so already, download the Box Tops app on your smartphone. 
  • Buy Box Tops products, scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase and earn for Manor Woods Elementary School with every Box Tops product you buy. Don’t forget to give your child’s class credit!
  • Our school receives a check, twice a year, to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Harris Teeter

Did you know that our school can earn rewards every time you shop at Harris Teeter?! Link your VIC card to MWES today by asking the cashier to link to your school at checkout using your school’s 4 digit code (1993) or link your VIC card on Harris Teeter's app or website (you will need to be logged into your personal Harris Teeter account). Once you've done that, SHOP for HT brand products, or pick up your prescription through our pharmacy to earn money for your school! Last year, 25 participants earned our school over $450. Let's see if we can double that this year! 

Did you know the PTA has a Facebook group to stay up to date with PTA events? Join today