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Class Dues/HRC Tips & Guidelines

CLASS DUES:

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade: $20 per student.

Sixth Grade: $70 per student.

 

THREE WAYS TO PAY:

1. ONLINE - Pay online via PayPal / Credit Card using this form. (PayPal online service fee applies)

2. AT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - Bring cash or check* to Back to School Night. *Make checks payable to NES PTO; important: include teacher name / child name for ALL of your students in the memo.

3. BACKPACK MAIL TO HRC - Send cash/check into the classroom ATTN: to your Homeroom Coordinator (HRC) once they are selected on September 5th. K-5: make checks payable to the HRC directly, 6th Grade: make checks payable to NES PTO (6th grade funds are pooled and managed across the entire grade.)  

 

Classroom dues are used by HRCs for: refreshments, decorations and activities at four classroom parties throughout the year (Halloween, Winter Holiday, Valentine's Day, End of Year) and also for a class raffle basket fundraiser at Spring Fling.

 

For Sixth Grade, dues also fund an end-of-year trip; DJ, food, decorations and supplies for Sixth Grade celebrations; Sixth Grade track meet and class t-shirt; and year-end Promotion.

 

Questions? Contact nesptoboard@gmail.com.

 

Please note: if dues present a financial hardship, please inform the school nurse, Ms. Blumenthal (215-944-2209, cblumenthal@crsd.org) and strictly confidential arrangements will be made for your student's participation. Thank you!

NOW OPEN!

Registration will remain open through September 5, 2019, and two volunteers per classroom will be picked at random at the close of the registration period. You will be notified by email if you are selected.

 

Note: **ALL HRCs MUST HAVE CLEARANCES ON FILE WITH CRSD.**

No exceptions!

2019-2020 Parties

  • Halloween Party, 10/31

  • Winter Party, 12/20

  • Valentines Party, 2/13

  • End-of-Year Party, TBD

Approved Food Menu

Approved food lists posted on Teachers webpages.  Please check your specific teacher’s page, each one is customized for the class.

HRC Service Project Ideas

Service Project Ideas for classroom parties

 

Make “Care Packages”, survival kits or write Thank-you notes for local helpers-police, fire, EMTs, township employees, waste management employees, mail person, etc

 

Do something kind for the elderly.  There are a number of homes in Newtown, or maybe you have a loved one in a home and would like your project to go there.

  • Decorate “hot/cold cups” and fill with tea bag, hot chocolate packets, hard candies.  Put in a clear decorative bag
  • Wrap up boxes of tissues or turn water bottles into reindeer, snowmen, etc

  • Make a seasonal door decoration for their room (choose general themes for decorations like winter, fall, spring, etc)

  • Make a banner and/or decorations to decorate/brighten their common room

  • Make no-sew lap blankets or decorative pillows

  • Plant a small plant in a cup or pot decorated by the children

  • Make cupcake socks to give out

  • Make place mats for the residents

Do something to help a local animal shelter

  • No-sew dog toys

  • Collect old blankets and sheets and donate

  • Bake dog treats

Do something to encourage troops and/or veterans

  • Write letters to soldiers, maybe someone in the class has a family member or friend serving that can connect you with a group to encourage

  • Make a care package for a troop

  • Make a patriotic banner and ask to hang it in the local VFW or somewhere else appropriate

 

Do something to beautify our school, encourage other students, etc

  • Make posters with encouraging sayings

  • Do a trash pick-up outside our school

  • Ask Mr. King in advance if there is a project that would help our school

 

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

  • Buy knives, forks, spoons and napkins.  Have children do an assembly line of packaging up utensils and a napkin that are used at the soup kitchen.  Their website has more information www.trentonsoupkitchen.org

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