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PTA HAPPENINGS– March 15 – March 21, 2019

ANXIETY PARENT PRESENTATION: Preteen/Teen Anxiety is reaching epidemic proportions in our area, impacting nearly every student at some level!  South PTA is proud to host Jennifer Zielinski, M.A, N.C.C, L.C.P.C. from F.A.I.R. Counseling, Inc. (Families and Adolescents In Recovery) who will give a Free Parent Presentation on Preteen/Teen Anxiety on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm in South Middle School’s Multi-Purpose Room.  Learn about hidden signs of anxiety, coping tips, and treatment options, as well as ask questions from the floor. Presentation will be primarily geared towards parents of 5th-8th graders.  See flyer for details.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination. 

President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
2nd VP – Denise Wagner
Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
Treasurer – Joelle Vena
Secretary – Debbie Johnson  

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE: Register today for the 8th Annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! Choose the 5k or 1 mile and walk or run with friends and neighbors who are coming together to support the ABC/25 Foundation. All proceeds are returned directly to the schools via teacher grants for innovative teaching methods and materials. Register by Friday 3/22/19 to receive early registration perks including a $5 discount on the entry fee, a guaranteed race t-shirt and the option to have your race packet delivered to your D25 school. Race day is Saturday, April 13th – Register now! You can find more information about the race at abc25challenge.com.

Students across the district submitted designs, we narrowed it down to three finalists and you chose the winner! Congratulations to Leo T. from Windsor, whose design will be featured on this year’s ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge race shirts and poster!  See his design here and watch us surprise him with the news in this video.

Not a runner? Nursing an injury? Looking for a different experience on race day? Volunteer registration is now open for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We need your help to make race day a success. Many options are available and most are flexible to enable you to volunteer and also participate in a race. Volunteer participation counts toward your school’s participation goal. All volunteers who sign up before 4/10 will be entered in a drawing for prizes from our sponsors! Sign up here! Don’t want to run or walk but still want to participate? Sign up to volunteer! Volunteering counts towards your school participation goal too!

I-FIVES go to: Movie Night Committee (Kari Rosczyk, Debbie Johnson, and Betsy Geiger) for organizing a great K-2nd grade Movie Night and to all of the volunteers for making it possible!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, April 9 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the May 15th meeting. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

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