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Congratulations to our Color Fun Run winners!

We had a very successful color fun run and the students, staff and volunteers all had an amazing time.

 

Congratulations to the winners! We can’t wait for next year’s Color Fun Run.

 

Girls & Boys Winners by Grade Level:

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May 14 PTA Meeting/Treasurer Election
Starts at 5:00PM

The PTA Board for School Year 2019-20 is looking for a volunteer Treasurer. 

Without a Treasurer in place for the incoming school year, there is a chance that Pony PTA will be dissolved and all remaining funds that the students, our families, friends and community have raised will be frozen and transferred to 3rd District PTA.  Please do not let this happen!

Parents, guardians and friends,  we reach out to you for help as we need a volunteer to be next year’s PTA Treasurer.  

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Ice Cream Social + Silent Auction + FREE Movie Night!
May 2, Thursday at 5:30pm

We’ve locked down the perfect date for our Ice Cream Social and Silent Auction.  And to add on to the fun,  we’re also including a FREE Movie Night!

 

See you on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:30pm.

 

This event is sponsored by your PTA

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Help Secure Funds for Our School Just by Voting!
Vote March 11 to 22

 

Would you like a break from the seemingly endless fundraising events to raise money for things like band instruments, sports equipment or field trips?

 

The State of California’s ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan is here to help!

 

The Scholar Dollars Program, brought to us by State Treasurer Fiona Ma and ScholarShare 529, will award more than $300,000 to California’s K-8 public and charter schools in 2019.

 

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients
Donate online!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research–and we are one of them!

Our school has teamed up with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to create a world without cancer, and YOU can help our Squad make a difference in this journey.

Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.

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2019-20 PTA Board Elections on March 12
Interested to serve next school year?

If you would like to make a difference in the students’ lives and continue to enrich their experience at Pony Express,  please consider serving as part of the PTA Board for next school year.

Learn more about the duties of the following positions up for election on March 12.

 

President

Secretary

Treasurer

 

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4th-6th Grade Basketball Tryouts on Wed & Thurs
Wed 3:45pm & Thurs 4:00pm

If your child is interested to try out for basketball,  please have them stay in school on any of the following days:

 

Wed, Jan 30 at 3:45pm

Thurs, Jan 31 at 4:00pm

 

FREE to participate.  Each player will be provided a school team jersey.

 

Games on Wednesdays,  starting on Feb 13.

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2019 School Climate Survey for Families
We want to hear from you! Deadline Feb 21.

Please take the SCUSD School Climate survey to inform how our district and our schools are meeting the needs of our families and students. The deadline to complete this school climate survey is February 21, 2019.

The district surveys families every year for their opinion on issues such as safety and feelings of connectedness to school. We hope you will share your opinion every year, and complete one survey for every school that your students attend. 

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Family Picnic on the Green on June 7, Friday at 11:30am

See you on Friday,  June 7th for Pony’s Family Picnic on the Green!

Pack a picnic lunch, blanket, and umbrella,  and join your student outside in the school yard from 11:30am-12:30pm for our annual picnic.

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A big thank you to our 2018 PTA Event Sponsors and Supporters

Pony Express Elementary PTA is pleased to acknowledge the following companies and organizations for their generous support of the 2018 PTA Sponsored Events. 

Their investment in PTA enables us to continue providing top-quality support to all our students, their families and our staffs at Pony Express Elementary School.

2018 PTA Sponsors and Community Supporters:

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Free Meals For Kids During Winter Break

Kids in need of a hot meal over the Winter Break can pick up FREE federally funded meals between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following school sites between December 26th and January 4th: 

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Shoparoo with your Smartphone

Shoparoo is a free app for smartphones that allows everyone to raise money for Pony!  Simply use the app to snap pictures of your grocery receipts to earn Roo Points, based on the purchase amount.  (500 Roo Points = $1 cash donation from Shoparoo)  You can also take pictures of your non-grocery receipts for entries into Shoparoo’s $1,000 and $15,000 sweepstakes.

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Nugget Markets Scrip Program

With this program, up to 4% of your purchases at Nugget Markets will be donated back to our school.  To obtain a card, fill out the request form, or leave a note in the PTA mailbox.  Register your card online, and present it to the cashier each time you shop at Nugget Markets. Multiple cards can be registered under one family member so monthly purchases earn a greater percentage.

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Use Amazon Smile For Shopping
Our school earns 5% when you shop via Amazon Smile

Simply designate Pony Express PTA as your non-profit & 5% of the sale will go to the school.

First step is going to the site http://smile.amazon.com & bookmark the website to always use the link that will raise the school money.

 

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We’re on Second Place! Shopping to Educate at Lake Crest Village
Support PONY EXPRESS!

PONY EXPRESS ELEMENTARY is part of the 2018-2019 Shopping to Educate Program.

You can help PONY EXPRESS ELEMENTARY raise money for items needed but unfortunately not budgeted for.

Shopping at Lake Crest Village or Loehmanns Plaza? ANY STORE RECEIPT from anyone of the two shopping centers goes toward our school yearlong fundraiser “Shopping to Educate,” that includes store receipts from Starbucks, Nugget, Burger King, Marshalls, Rite Aid just to name a few stores.  

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Play Day!
9:00am - 1:00pm

Last day of school is Play Day!

Thursday, June 13, 2019  9:00am – 1:00pm

This event is sponsored by your PTA

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Teachers & Staff Appreciation Week
Time to show just how much we appreciate our terrific Pony staff!

Pony PTA will be providing our wonderful teachers and staff with breakfast every morning and a luncheon on Friday.  

May 6 – 10, 2019,  Monday to Friday

We could use your help with cash donations and donations of breakfast items (casseroles, pastries, fruit, etc).  If you are able to donate, please fill out the donation form or email ponypta@gmail.com.

 

This event is sponsored by your PTA

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2018 Harvest Festival

Pre-selling tickets now, check your kids take home folders or binders for the form.

 

We still need VOLUNTEERS! Email ponypta@gmail.com if interested or fill-out the take home form.

 

Lastly,  don’t forget it’s also halloween costume day during the Harvest Festival.  We are so excited to see everyone in their best costumes!

 

 

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STRIDE Running Program Kicks-off on Oct 16!

Pony Express Elementary is proud to participate in the Sacramento City Unified School District’s STRIDE Running Program.  This project is in collaboration with the Sacramento Running Association (SRA) with the objective of getting our children exposed to a healthy lifestyle by running!

Our STRIDE program will be every Tuesday and Thursday at lunch time.  Please encourage your children to participate.

From the SRA’s STRIDE website: 

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