PTA sponsoring school fundraisers
Published 11:59 am Friday, September 19, 2014
The Demopolis City Schools Parent Teacher Association is working on several projects to help local students and schools.
At Westside Elementary, the PTA is working on creating a cookbook with recipes from Westside friends and families. The cookbooks cost $20 and can be ordered from any Westside student or teacher, any PTA officer or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If anyone would like to submit a recipe for the cookbook, Betsy Stephens, PTA president, asked that they be emailed to email@example.com. Recipes will be accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 23, and orders will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 3.
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Student artwork will be featured throughout the cookbook. All funds will directly benefit the school. The cookbooks will be ready before Christmas, according to Stephens.
Students at U.S. Jones started a fundraiser this week selling out of a catalog. Students are selling wrapping paper, kitchen gadgets, candies, tools and more. In addition to this fundraiser, they are also selling cookie dough. Students will receive prizes based on a cumulative prize program, and at 22 items sold, students will receive a Sidewinder Scooter. This fundraiser will last through Monday, Oct. 6.
The PTA will also be holding its fall meeting Monday, Sept. 22 at U.S. Jones in the gym at 6 p.m. There will be school announcements, a brief demonstration of how some grant funds have been used in the U.S. Jones physical education department, and a short program on bullying.
The classroom with the best representation at the meeting Monday will receive a popcorn party. Each grade from kindergarten through fifth grade will have a winner.
The PTA is also looking for new members. Neighbors, friends and grandparents of students are encouraged to join to support the school system.