Dear Reams Road Families:
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! To our new families, let me introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Clemmons, and I am the PTA President for the 2018-19 school year; this is my LAST year leading this wonderful organization. I hope to make it my BEST. We have lots of fun and excitement in store for the school year. The teachers and staff go out of their way to provide a safe and inviting environment, not just for our children, but for our families, too.
We have many exciting activities planned for this school year. Our goal is for every Reams family to join the PTA. The cost of membership is just $7 per person, and only $10 per family. Last year we were able to pilot the online membership option and we will be continuing with this option. Please visit PTA Membership to join today! Whether you’re buying school supplies for the kids or renting a car for your next family vacation, PTA members can save money on everyday purchases thanks to National PTA’s Member Offers. National PTA teams up with businesses committed to supporting PTA’s mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts, fundraising opportunities and other unique deals.
AARP · George Washington University · Good Housekeeping · Hertz
LifeLock · MetLife · Mountain America Credit Union · Quicken Loans · Squadlocker · TreeRing
Participating in our school fundraisers will also help us pay for various programs that aid in the academic progress of all students. PTA is more just than fundraising. The mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
PTA is a powerful voice for all children, not just your children or mine, but ALL children. We are a relevant resource for families and communities. We strongly advocate for the education and well-being of all children.
Kroger Community Rewards Program is an ongoing way to support our school. Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com and search for Reams as the school name or use the organization number 11862.
We also collect Box Tops here at Reams, so don’t throw those babies away. They are worth 10 cents each and we usually earn at least $1,000 each year for our school! Send them in at anytime with your student.
Attending our general PTA meetings will give you a venue for your voice to be heard. As a group, we can make a difference in our school and in our community.
Please consider joining the PTA and helping to support your child’s school in any way you can. You can find us on Facebook as Reams Road Elementary PTA and email us with questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions anytime at [email protected].
I’m looking forward to a great school year!
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE PTA
Reams PTA activities:
Enrichment programs such as Young Rembrandts, Overtime Athletics, Bricks for Kidz, Mad Science, Drama Kids, and more
Spirit night at area restaurants
Reflections Art Program-this year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me”
Field trip transportation fees
Ways to support Reams PTA:
Join for just $10.00 per family
Participate in fundraisers
Attend PTA meetings
Clip and turn in Box Tops for Education, last year we earned more than $1200.00 dollars!
Clipping box tops is one of the easiest ways to support the PTA. Each box top is equivalent to 10 cents. Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs. You can send Box Tops to school anytime. The PTA can use Box Tops cash to buy anything needed for the school. Last year our school earned $1,262.20 from Box Tops, let’s hit $1,500.00 this year! Visit www.boxtops4education.com for more information.
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
Follow these instructions to earn money for our school every time you shop at Kroger!Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.comBe sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
- Click on Sign In/Register
- Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
- Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
- You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
- Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Update or confirm your information.
- Enter NPO number
- or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
- To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.