Originally delivered on 11/9/2022 7:02 am

SUBJECT: November 2022 Newsletter

Sol Feinstone Elementary

PTO Newsletter - November 2022

Happy Fall Sol Feinstone Families,

Both the school year and our PTO activities are well underway. Read on to learn what's going on in our school community and be sure to mark your calendar and join the fun.

Here are some updates from our PTO meeting on November 4: 

  • Thanks to the Diversity committee and parent volunteers for a successful Mix It Up Day. Students were given an Air Head as they entered the cafeteria and then had the opportunity to sit at color coded tables where they could connect with classmates they may not typically get to interact with. They then participated in a paper airplane making activity, which included writing why it's important to be inclusive or about an act of kindness. The colorful paper airplanes are now decorating the school.
  • Thanks to the Trunk or Treat committee and volunteers for a super successful first ever SFE Trunk or Treat. We had over 50 families decorate trunks and over 400 trunk-or-treaters. Congratulations to the Diozzi, Corvino and Mitschele families for the best decorated trunks. 
  • Thanks to all the homeroom parents and class photographers who helped make Halloween a success. The students had a lot of fun at both the parade and parties.
  • Thanks to all who donated candy. Multiple boxes were delivered to A Soldier's Hand for inclusion in packages for the military.
  • Recent PTO contributions to the school include a speaker and microphone to be used in the cafeteria and during special events, recess supplies and library books. The PTO will also be sponsoring a teacher meal during conferences.

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

  • We've been having lots of fun this fall, spirit days, Halloween, Mix it Up Day. Thanks to the PTO and all the parent volunteers for their support. The students are really enjoying the activities.
  • The construction is moving along as planned and really isn't impacting the students and staff.
  • The first marking period is wrapping up and report cards will be available on November 17. We're also looking forward to conferences. If you haven't already, be sure to schedule a time to connect with your students' teachers.

If you haven't been able to make it to a PTO meeting this year, we encourage you to join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 9 in the gym/cafeteria. The evening meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about our school community and get involved if you can't make it to our monthly meetings on Friday mornings. 

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting at 9:15 AM on Friday, December 2 in the gym/cafeteria. 

Hootie's Hut

Hootie's Hut will be open during all lunches on Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18.

Our school store will be open a couple days each month during all lunches and will also include a time for kindergarten to visit. Send your students with some money and they can work on their math skills! Items range from $.25-$10 and include pencils and other school supplies as well as slime, bouncy balls and other fun little toys.  

Volunteers are needed to help our school store run smoothly. To help, you must have clearances on file with the district. 

Hootie's Hut Volunteer Sign-up

SFE Glow Dance

Saturday, November 19 from 5-7

The SFE Glow Dance is back. It will be held on Saturday, November 19 at Newtown Middle School from 5-7 PM. Grab your special adult guest and join us for a GLOW-TASTIC night! Your night will be lit up with lots of glow fun, light refreshments, and dancing! This will be open to all SFE students. 

Tickets can still be purchased. T-shirts are limited. If you don't get a t-shirt, don't worry, you can decorate any white t-shirt with glow paint.

Purchase your tickets today. (Please note in order to check out your cart you must select the number of combo tickets you wish to purchase.)

Volunteers are needed to make this event successful.

Sign-up to help

Sign-up to help and earn LINCS hours

Paper Airplanes Assembly

Monday, November 21

The PTO is sponsoring a virtual assembly on Paper Airplanes to build upon our Mix It Up Day activity and align with our Soar to Success theme. The assembly will be held from 9:30-10:15 a.m. for Grades K-3 and 10:30-11:15 a.m. for Grades 4-6.

Holiday Shop

Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22

The Holiday Shop (Penguin Patch) is back! It is a great chance to let the students purchase items for their loved ones this holiday season. There's something for everyone on their list with prices ranging from $.50 to $15. Students will shop during assigned times on Monday and Tuesday with their classes. We will send home a flyer along with a gift list envelope to return to school with your child the day of the holiday shop if you wish to participate. There will also be shopping opportunities during parent/teacher conferences. 

We will be in need of several volunteers. If you have clearances and wish to come help, please  SIGN UP.

Holiday Parties

Thursday, December 22

Parties will take place in the classrooms from 2:00-2:45. Look for additional information from homeroom parents.

SFE Gives Back

Look for fun opportunities to give back monthly.

through November 11 - Food drive

Support the Warminster Food Bank and families in need. Donate non-perishable, non-glass food items. Collection bins are available at the front entrance of the school. Let's see how much we can collect for local families in need.

November 14-18

The SFE Student Council is sponsoring a Cornhole Fundraiser to benefit Neighborhood Outreach. Students will have the opportunity to participate during gym class. Classes will compete to win an extra gym class. Encourage them to bring some money to donate to Neighborhood Outreach. 

Friday, December 2 - CHOP PJ Day

Save the date to wear pajamas and support the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Details to come on making your contributions.

Spirit Days

Show your school spirit and have some fun!

Friday, November 18 - Multiples Day

Show your school spirit and dress alike with a friend or small group.

Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22 - Blue and White Days

Half days are blue and white spirit days. Wear blue and white or your Sol Feinstone gear to show your school spirit.

Friday, December 2 - Pajama Day

Show your school spirit and wear your pajamas.

Upcoming Activities

The SFE PTO is busy planning lots more fun activities this year. Mark your calendar and look for more details to come.

Friday, February 10 Sweetheart Dance

6:30-9:30 PM at the Fuge in Warminster

March 27 - 31 Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is back and another great fundraiser for our school

Friday, April 14 Adult Trivia Night

6-10 PM at Saint Ignatius in Yardley

April 17-21 Spring Raffle Basket Sales

This kid favorite is back and a great fundraiser for our school

Thursday, May 18 SFE Science Fair

Students in grades 4-6 have the opportunity to participate in this year's science fair

Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities
PTO Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help to make our activities run smoothly. 

Hootie's Hut Volunteer Sign-up (Clearances required)

Glow Dance Volunteer Sign-up

Glow Dance Volunteer Sign-up (to earn LINCS hours)

2022 Holiday Shop Volunteer Sign-up (Clearances required)

The Holiday Shop is looking for volunteers to help as Shopping Assistants, Cashiers and Gift Wrappers. 

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. 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.

*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. 

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.

Order pictures

Explore how you can support our school when ordering pictures and other merchandise through Shutterfly.

Save your receipts

Save your McCaffrey's receipts and send them into the front office in a labeled envelope or bag. The SFE PTO earns money back for every dollar spent.

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
Wednesday, November 9
6:30p PTO Meeting
Friday, November 11
PTO and Student Council Food Drive - Last Day
Thursday, November 17
Hootie's Hut
Friday, November 18
Hootie's Hut
Picture Retake Day
SFE Spirit Day - Multiples Day
Saturday, November 19
5:00p SFE Glow Dance
Monday, November 21
Early Dismissal, PM K attends, Conferences
SFE Spirit Day - Blue and White Day
Hootie's Hut Holiday Shop
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