Originally delivered on 2/27/2023 7:46 am

SUBJECT: February 2023 Newsletter

Sol Feinstone Elementary

PTO Newsletter - February 2023

Hello Sol Feinstone Families,

Spring will be here before we know it! We have lots more fun planned this year and are also already starting to plan for the 2023-24 school year. 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 February PTO meeting: 

  • Thanks to our Give Back Committee, the homeroom parents and all who supported our February service project. In conjunction with the class Valentine's parties, the students made hygiene kits, including hand decorated cards. We donated over 650 hygiene kits to Cradles to Crayons!
  • Congrats to the cast and crew of Moana, Jr. And, thank you to Mrs. Leigh and all the staff and volunteers that offered support. The show was incredible!
  • The Sweetheart Dance was a huge success, with over 550 tickets sold. There were lots of smiles and fun!
  • Thanks to all the homeroom parents and class photographers for fun Valentine's Day parties.
  • Recent PTO contributions to the school include key chains for Soar ticket winners, flowers for the teachers and volunteers that worked tirelessly to bring Moana, Jr. to life, hand warmers for the staff working at arrival and dismissal and two assemblies.

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

  • We're gearing up for a busy spring.
  • The cast and crew of Moana was amazing.Thanks to Mrs. Leigh and the entire team and to all the students who worked so hard. We're so proud of you!
  • Construction is ahead of schedule! SFE construction is now set to be completed prior to the start of the 2024-25 school year. For the 2023-24 school year, the new bus entrance will be open, we will have a dedicated parent parking lot, the front entrance and hallway will be redone and many more classrooms will be ready. We will also have our new APR (cafeteria) and old gym back.
  • Thanks to all the parents who visited during Council Rock Education Week. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to see your students in their classrooms.

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting at 9:15 AM on Friday, March 3 in the gym/cafeteria. We will have a couple special presentations at this meeting, including an overview of the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) from Mr. Harlan and team and a facilities update from our construction site manager and team.

We're also excited to invite you to our second evening PTO meeting this year. Especially if you can't make our monthly meetings, we encourage you to join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 8 in the gym/cafeteria to learn more about our school community and get involved.

Hootie's Hut

Hootie's Hut will be open during all lunches on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17.

Hootie's has some new items! 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

Parents' Night Out - Trivia Night

Friday, April 14 6-10 PM

Join the SFE PTO for a fun trivia night at St. Ignatius of Anticoch in Yardley.

First, recruit a team (max 10 participants per table) and buy your table. After you purchase a table, a member of the committee will reach out to find out your team name and names of other members.

  • This event is fully BYO (table decorations, food, beverages, etc.).  
  • Bring cash to buy EasyPass answers ($10 each, max 10 per table) to be used throughout the game. 100% of EasyPass answers goes straight to the SFE PTO.  
  • We will also have a few of the family themed Spring Raffle Baskets at the event for preview.

Purchase your table today.

If you have questions, please contact Meaghan Vogel.


Saturday, April 15 6-8 PM

The SFE PTO is calling all current SFE student OWLympians and their adult chaperones for a fun evening at Nex Level Ninja in Flemington, NJ. Adults and kids will compete in Olympic-style, round robin games. Come on out and show your SFE spirit!

Tickets are $30 per attendee, which includes admission, pizza, water, and shirt (students only), which will be distributed at the event. Current SFE students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Get your tickets now. Ticket sales close Friday, March 31.

Please contact Kate Casciano or Erin Martin with questions. 

SFE Science Fair

Thursday, May 18 - Register by Friday, March 24

Time for Science Fair!! Calling all great minds in 4th, 5th and 6th grade!   SFE PTO's 9th Annual Science Fair will be held on Thursday, May 18. 4th, 5th and 6th graders who register will present their projects to volunteer judges in the morning. All students, K-6, will enjoy a fun-filled STEAM afternoon experiencing science in action, including the poster presentations and a science scavenger hunt. It's a win-win event! They learn to love science by choosing whatever topic interests them, gain experience in research and presentation, and the whole school will enjoy learning from them! Parents of science fair participants can join the fun in the evening.

Students can work individually or in a group of two to three students.This year, we are encouraging groups, as our space is more limited due to SFE construction. Your student will receive plenty of support and guidance from the PTO science committee along the way. Any questions, just ask. Their proud smiles will make it worth it! 

For inspiration, check out:

20+ Science Fair Ideas that will Wow the Crowd

List of over 1000 ideas

Additional information:

Science Fair presentation

SFE Science Fair FAQ

Science Fair 2023 SFE Parent Guide

Science Fair Examples

Science Fair Group Project Consent Form

To participate, please Register your 4th, 5th and 6th grader by March 24. 

Contact Lisa Sklar Goodroad with questions.

Spirit Days

Show your school spirit and have some fun!

Monday, February 27 - Reading makes you bright

Read across America - Celebrate that reading makes you bright. Wear neon colors or sunglasses.

Tuesday, February 28 - Reading takes us places

Read across America - Celebrate that reading takes us places. Wear a shirt or hat with the name of a college, university, state, team jersey, etc.

Wednesday, March 1 - Reading is super

Read across America - Celebrate that reading is super. Dress like your favorite superhero. Wear something with a superhero logo.

Thursday, March 2 - Go crazy for reading

Read across America - Celebrate and go crazy for reading. Wear crazy socks and crazy hair.

Friday, March 3 - Reading is relaxing

Read across America - Celebrate that reading is relaxing. Wear your pajamas to get cozy when you read today.

Friday March 10 - Blue and White Day

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

Friday, March 17 - Go for the Greens

Wear and eat green.

Upcoming Activities

Mark your calendar and look for more details to come.

March 20 - 24 Diversity Week

Lots of fun and engaging activities are being planned this week

March 27 - 31 Book Fair

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

April 17-21 Spring Raffle Basket Sales

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

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)

Join a PTO Committee

While we still have lots of fun activities planned this year, we're also starting to plan for the 2023-24 school year.  

If you're looking to get more involved, please reach out.

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
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

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.

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.

Go to www.sfepto.com or www.sfepto.membershiptoolkit.com  

Upcoming Events
Monday, February 27
Spirit Day - Read across America - Wear neon colors or sunglasses
Tuesday, February 28
Author Nick Bruel visit
Spirit Day - Read across America - Wear a shirt/hat from a special place
NOVA Presentations for Grades 4-6
Wednesday, March 1
Spirit Day - Read across America - Dress like a superhero/wear superhero logo
Thursday, March 2
Spirit Day - Read across America - Wear crazy socks/hair
Friday, March 3
Spirit Day - Read across America - Wear your pajamas
9:15a PTO Meeting
Wednesday, March 8
6:30p PTO Meeting
Friday, March 10
Early Dismissal - AM K attends
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