Originally delivered on 2/11/2022 3:01 pm

SUBJECT: February 2022 Newsletter

Sol Feinstone Elementary

PTO Newsletter - February 2022

Welcome to 2022!

It's exciting to see so many of the traditional SFE activities back! it's going to be a busy second half of the school year! Be sure to review the details below so you don't miss out on any of the fun.

Here are some updates from our recent PTO meeting: 

  • The SFE renovation project is well underway. Representatives from the facilities and construction teams will provide an update at our next PTO meeting (March 4).
  • Congratulations to the cast and crew of Matilda! And, thank you to the staff and volunteers that helped make it happen. The kids had so much fun and it was amazing to see it all come together.  
  • The PTO sponsored Brent Daniels assembly was a big hit and the new virtual format seemed to work great.
  • Thanks to all who donated supplies for indoor recess. The staff and students are excited about the new activities.
  • The PTO is sponsoring a February service project, during which 1st-3rd grade will make cards and 4th-6th will make no sew blankets to be donated.
  • While we can't hold our traditional spring fair this year, we are excited to bring the raffle baskets back. 
  • School board representative Yota Palli provided an update on recent school board activity and listened to our feedback.
  • Mr. Harlan provided an update on the SOAR program, which will now have a PBIS (positive behavior and intervention support) component. SOAR meetings for each grade will take place between February 15 and 22. The goal of the PBIS is to make students more accountable for their behavior. 

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting, including a renovation update, at 9:15 on Friday, March 4 in the SFE APR.

6th Grade Updates

6th grade fundraising is on track so far, including a successful penny challenge and weekly pretzel sales and some fun year end activities are being planned, including a class trip and the annual track meet. 

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

Spirit Days

Monday, February 14 - Valentine's Day - wear red, white or pink

Tuesday, February 22 - Tutus and Ties - wear a tutu or tie


Monday, February 28 - Favorite book day - bring your favorite book to school

Tuesday, March 1 - Favorite character day - dress like your favorite story book character

Wednesday, March 2 - Team up for reading - wear a sports jersey

Thursday, March 3 - Go crazy for reading - wear crazy socks & crazy hair

Friday, March 4 - Cozy up to a good book - wear your pajamas

Valentine's Day Parties

Monday, February 14 from 2:10-3:00 students will enjoy class parties.

Look for information about Valentine exchanges and party supplies from teachers and homeroom parents.  

Students will also participate in a service project. 1st-3rd grade will make cards and 4th-6th will make no-sew blankets to be donated.

Sweetheart Dance

Saturday, March 5 6:30-9:00 at Goodnoe Elementary School (please enter from the side/gym doors)

Sol Feinstone students and special guests are invited to visit Candyland at this year’s Sweetheart Dance! Please join us for a memorable evening of dancing, desserts and fun!

Tickets are on sale now through February 18 - ORDER TICKETS

Contact Maxie Kroen with questions 

Hootie's Hut

Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18

Hootie's Hut has lots of fun new items!

Our school store will be open a couple days each month during all lunches. Check the calendar for dates and send your students with some money. Items range from $.05-$5 and include pencils and other school supplies as well as slime, bouncy balls and other fun little toys.  

Harlem Wizards

This year's match up between the SFE Dream Team and the Harlem Wizards will take place on Saturday, April 2 at Council Rock South. Don't miss this fun filled night full of school spirit, tricks, hoops and alley-oops!

Doors will open at 6:30 and tickets range from $18 General Admission to the ultimate Benchwarmer VIP experience for $85 a piece (only 15 available!)

Tickets will be on sale soon.

Raffle Baskets

Raffle baskets are back! Students will be able to preview the baskets during lunch on April 1 and tickets will be on sale during all lunches the week of April 4. Winning tickets will be drawn on Friday, April 8.

Look for information on basket collections from homeroom parents and come to our April 1 PTO meeting to check out the baskets.


OWLympics has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 4pm-6:30pm at Centercourt in Lawrence, NJ. VIP OWLympics is a night where students (OWLympians) get to take on their parent/adult chaperone (VIP) in round robin style games. This fun filled event will be held at Centercourt in Lawrence, New Jersey, where we will have use of the full facility, including the ninja course. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities
Hootie's Hut needs your help

The students continue to be excited to shop at our school store. But, we can't operate without your support, please consider volunteering for a shift or two throughout the school year. This is a great opportunity to get involved and see your kiddos and their friends at lunch time. All volunteers must have current clearances on file.

Hootie's Hut Shift SignUp Genius

Sweetheart Dance volunteers and donations needed

Sol Feinstone students and special guests are invited to visit Candyland at this year’s Sweetheart Dance and we need your help to make this evening special.

Volunteers are needed to decorate, help during the dance and help clean-up after. - Dance Volunteers Signup Genius 

Donations of food and drink are also needed - Dance Food & Drink Donations Signup Genius

Want to help, but not sure where to start

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

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

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.

Celebration Books

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

Spirit Wear

Get some winter sales items or gear up for spring. Order any time through 1st place SpiritwearThere is something for everyone, 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. The directory is a great way to find the contact info you need to plan play dates and birthday parties.

  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
Friday, February 11
Hootie's Hut Open
Monday, February 14
Classroom Parties
Spirit Day - Wear red/white/pink
Friday, February 18
No School - Presidents' Holiday
Monday, February 21
No School - Presidents' Holiday
Tuesday, February 22
Spirit day - Tutus and ties
Monday, February 28
Read Across America Week - Favorite book day
Tuesday, March 1
Read Across America Week - Favorite character day
Wednesday, March 2
Read Across America Week - Team up for reading
Thursday, March 3
Read Across America Week - Go crazy for reading
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