Originally delivered on 12/8/2021 4:30 pm

SUBJECT: December 2021 Newsletter

Sol Feinstone Elementary

PTO Newsletter - December 2021

Happy Holidays!

The SFE renovation project is well underway and there is lots of energy in the building. After a somewhat quiet start to the calendar year, we're wrapping up with lots of activities. 

Here are some updates from our December PTO meeting: 

  • We have lots of activities planned, including concerts, spirit days, holiday parties and assemblies.
  • The PTO was happy to provide a box lunch for the teachers and staff before Thanksgiving and will also host a holiday breakfast.
  • The Fouls for Feinstone fundraiser was a huge success, raising over $1,500 for the Neighborhood Outreach Foundation. And, the students had a lot of fun in the process.
  • The students, staff and even the parents attending the PTO meeting looked super comfy in their pajamas and raised over $4300 to support CHOP.
  • It's winter concert time, SFE winter instrumental orchestra and band concerts are Thursday, December 9 and the SFE winter choral concerts are Tuesday, December 14.
  • Due to weather and construction, we may end up with more indoor recess than usual this winter.
  • We always need volunteers. If you want to help, please send a note to SFEPTO1090@gmail.com and make sure your clearances are current and on file.

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting at 9:15 on Friday, January 7 in the SFE APR.

Hootie's Hut Holiday Shop

Wednesday December 8 - Friday December 10 (teacher assigned times)

The Hootie's Hut Holiday Shop is a great chance for the students to purchase items for their loved ones this holiday season. There's something for everyone on their list- bouncy balls, magnets, jewelry, mugs, and much more with prices ranging from 25¢ to $13. 

Students will shop according to teacher assigned times over the course of three days. Inventory will be replenished and reordered throughout the three days.

We still need volunteers to help the students shop. Clearances are required.

Sign up here to volunteer for a shift

Questions? Reach out to us at SFEPTO1090@gmail.com

Celebration Books

Celebration books can make a great holiday gift and help us refresh and replenish the library. Donate to the library and your child can select a book to have a placard with his/her name inserted in the front. To learn more or purchase a Celebration Book, click here

6th Grade Yearbook Club

6th graders are invited to join the SFE Yearbook Club. The group will meet after school every Friday to work on this year's yearbook. Email SFEyearbook33@gmail.com for more information.

Gingerbread House Contest

Calling all engineers of edible houses! Participate in our school-wide contest which runs from December 4 - 19

Send a photo of your child's homemade gingerbread house creation to SFEyearbook33@gmail.com. Please include:

Subject: Gingerbread House

Name(s), grade, teacher

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 22.

Gear up for Winter Coat Drive

Cold weather is on its way! Here is a chance to clean out your closets of outgrown winter coats and also help our local community. Be part of Cradles to Crayons’ (Philadelphia) initiative to provide warm winter coats, hats, gloves or mittens to local children whose families struggle to stay warm. You can help kids this winter by donating new or gently used coats, hats and gloves. 

Collecting: Coats, Hats, Gloves or Mittens

Sizes: Infant 0-3 months, 18-24 months, Kids 2T-18/20, Adult sizes small and medium (child-appropriate styles)

Drop donations in the labeled boxes and containers in the vestibule by the main office at Sol Feinstone from December 6 - December 17.

Please feel free to contact Nikki Khan with any questions.

NOVA Assembly

4th, 5th and 6th graders will participate in NOVA assemblies in their classrooms on Monday, December 20. Topics include iSmart, digital footprint and cyberbullying prevention.

Ugly Sweater Spirit Day

Tuesday, December 21 is an ugly sweater spirit day.

Holiday Parties

Wednesday, December 22 from 2:10-3:00 students will enjoy class holiday parties.


Owlympics is back! More details to come, for now save the date - Friday, January 14, 2022 at Centercourt in Lawrence, NJ.

Music Technology Assembly

On Friday, January 28, Brent Daniels will come to SFE virtually for a music technology assembly. Students will participate in their classrooms.

Sweetheart Dance

Save the date - Saturday, March 5, 2022

This year's Sweetheart Dance will be at Goodnoe Elementary due to the construction at SFE. More details to come, but save the date for fun in Candyland.

If you have any decorations to donate, please reach out to Kristen Giordano.

Harlem Wizards

Save the date - Saturday, April 2, 2022

Support our school and have some fun with the Harlem Wizards and trick hoops and alley oops. More details to come, but save the date for this fun event at Council Rock South.

Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities
Join a PTO Committee

We're looking for committee chairs for the following:

-Hospitality- Coordinate refreshments for out of school hour events (concerts, etc)

-Raffle baskets - We're looking to bring back one of the students' favorite things from Spring Fair, raffle baskets. 

Whether you have a little or a lot of time to give, we can use your help.

Please reach out to SFEPTO1090@gmail.com to get involved. 

Take Pictures

We are still looking for photographers to take pictures at various activities, spirit days, etc this year. Reach out to Stacy Keeler or Nicolette Myslinski if you want to help.

Support our School - Fundraisers
6th Grade Pretzel Sales

Purchase a pretzel on Friday mornings to support our 6th grade class. Pretzels can be purchased on your way into school for $1. You can also purchase Pretzel Coupons. A sheet of 10 coupons is $10. Purchase on the SFE PTO website and the coupons will be sent home with students.

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear can make a great holiday gift. Order any time through 1st place SpiritwearThere is something for everyone - students, teachers, parents and more. They will mail directly to your house and 10% goes directly to the PTO. 

Show your school spirit and support our school! Order HERE

If you're looking for something that isn't in our SFE store, reach out to Mary Angelakis

You shop, Amazon gives

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to our PTO.

McCaffrey's gives back

Stores in Yardley and Newtown give cash back to our school when we turn in store receipts. Please put the store receipts in an envelope marked PTO Cash Back Program and send in to the SFE Front Office. 

Create or link a Membership Toolkit Account

If you haven't already, create or link a MTK account to access the site's full contents, including directory and more.

  1. Go to www.sfepto.com or www.sfepto.membershiptoolkit.com 
  2. Click on Register/login button on the right
  3. If you already have an account with another organization in MTK you can use the same email, and password to login
  4. Select “create account” and fill in the fields
  5. Click “verify my email” - then check your email for link to complete process: Note the link expires in 2 hrs
  6. Once verified, login and finish the registration process

Once the Primary Account setup is complete, you can invite others to access the family account as a secondary user.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, December 8
Hootie's Hut Holiday Shop (class assigned times)
Thursday, December 9
Hootie's Hut Holiday Shop (class assigned times)
SFE Winter Instrumental Concerts
Friday, December 10
Hootie's Hut Holiday Shop (class assigned times)
Tuesday, December 14
SFE Winter Choral Concert
Tuesday, December 21
Spirit Day - Ugly Sweater Day
Wednesday, December 22
Classroom Holiday Parties
Thursday, December 23
No School - Winter Break
Friday, December 24
No School - Winter Break
Saturday, December 25
No School - Winter Break
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