Originally delivered on 9/14/2022 8:02 am

SUBJECT: September 2022 Newsletter

Sol Feinstone Elementary

PTO Newsletter - September 2022

Welcome Back Sol Feinstone Families,

We're so excited for a new school year!  As a PTO, we are here for our kids and we appreciate the partnership with our teachers, administrators, and Sol Feinstone staff. 

Here are some back to school updates from our first PTO meeting on September 9: 

  • First, a giant THANK YOU to Mr. Harlan, all the SFE teachers and staff for their efforts getting us ready for this school year. 
  • The construction is moving along as planned and both the teachers and students seem to be settling into their new classrooms.
  • The PTO continues to support the teachers and school with whatever we can, including providing gift cards to help each of the teachers purchase classroom supplies.
  • We're hoping to bring back many activities and some new ones to make this a really fun filled year. But, we need your help!
    • Please join us! Joining the Sol Feinstone PTO is easy! It gives you the opportunity to get involved in your children's school. It gives you access to the school directory, both printed and online, and it helps us raise money. All money raised by the PTO goes back to the school community. SIGN UP TODAY. Join by Friday, September 16 for the opportunity to win prizes, parties and more.
    • We are still looking for homeroom parents and class photographers. Volunteers must be PTO members and have clearances on file with the district. Both roles provide an opportunity to help out in the classroom. If you're interested, please submit your form by Friday, September 16.
    • We need volunteers to join our committees, help with activities and more. If you want to get involved, please send a note to SFEPTO1090@gmail.com.

SFE principal, Mr. Harlan, joined us and shared some updates, including:

  • It's been a great start to the school year. Both the students and staff seemed to ease right back into their routines.
  • The construction project is on track, with teachers and students in a bunch of beautiful new classrooms and the new kindergarten/1st grade wing set to open in January.
  • We're continuing with our Soar to Success program and Mr. Harlan will be hosting grade level meetings to review Soar expectations as well as safety information.
  • The students have been getting outside and enjoying the new play yard.
  • The biggest challenge we've had so far has been with transportation. Please reach out to the transportation department with questions or concerns.

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting at 9:15 on Friday, October 7 in the gym/cafeteria.

SFE Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 28 at Newtown Middle School

Save the date for the first SFE Trunk or Treat event. Look for registration information and details to come.

Hootie's Hut

Hootie's Hut will be back this year! Look for opening dates to be announced soon.

Our school store will be open a couple days each month during all lunches and will also include a time for kindergarten to visit. Check the calendar for dates and send your students with some money. Items range from $.25-$5 and include pencils and other school supplies as well as slime, bouncy balls and other fun little toys.  

Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities
Homeroom Parents & Class Photographers

Homeroom parents and class photographers are needed for each class. It's a great opportunity to help out in the classroom and support the teachers and students. 

Please complete the form below by Friday, September 16 if you are interested in becoming a homeroom parent or class photographer. You can choose more than one class, but will only be assigned one. You must be a member in good standing of the PTO and clearances are required. If you do not have your clearances, please start the process ASAP (click here).
Homeroom Parent Form
Classroom Photographer Form

Join a PTO Committee

We have lots of fun activities planned this year, some old favorites and some new ones too. We need your help to make this happen!

Join a committee to support our school community.  We always try to do some extra special things for our sixth graders and could use some help there too.

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. 

Support our School - Fundraisers
Join the PTO

Our annual membership drive is one of our biggest fundraisers. Your annual registration of $35 goes directly to support our SFE school community and gives you access to the school directory. 

Your PTO membership includes the members only directory, which is conveniently available through the Membership Toolkit App and offers a wealth of information and resources that will help you navigate through the SFE community. And, we're bringing back the printed directory this year. Each family that joins the PTO by Friday, September 30 will have the opportunity to have their information included in the printed directory. And, each family that joins the PTO will receive a copy of the printed directory. Information includes class rosters and family contact information*. Be sure to enter/update your information so it's included in the directory.

Each family who joins/renews their membership before Friday, September 16 will have the opportunity to win prizes, including a free yearbook, gift card to a local establishment or spring raffle basket tickets. And, the 2 classes (K-2, 3-6) with the highest percentage of memberships will get an ice cream party.

*You are not required to include your personal information in the directory.


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. Celebration Books can be a great way to show your appreciation for a teacher or staff member. To learn more or purchase a Celebration Book, click here.

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear can be purchased at 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. Enjoy 30% off orders placed by Wednesday, September 21.

Show your school spirit and support our school! Order HERE

You shop, Amazon gives

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

Update the SFE Directory

Update your family information in our school directory and find information to help you connect with other SFE families. Be sure to update your class assignments for the 2022-23 school year and add any new students.

Follow us on Facebook

Follow the SFE PTO on Facebook at "Sol Feinstone PTO" 

Subscribe to the calendar

Make your life easier by subscribing to our SFE PTO Calendar. All school events, holidays and important dates have been included. 

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
Friday, September 16
Homeroom parent/Classroom photographer forms due
Monday, September 26
No School - Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, September 27
No School - Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, October 5
No School - Yom Kippur
Friday, October 7
9:15a PTO Meeting
Wednesday, October 12
Early Dismissal - AM K attends
Monday, October 24
No School - Diwali
Friday, October 28
SFE Trunk or Treat
Monday, October 31
Classroom Halloween Parties and Parade
Friday, November 4
9:15a PTO Meeting
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