Box Tops Drive

May 13-17

School is almost out for the summer. It’s time to turn in all of your Box Tops before the year is over and they expire.

Bring your Box Tops in the morning (before school starts) to the table under the East Ramada, from May 13th through May 17th. A prize will be given to each student when they turn in at least 5 Box Tops together. One prize per student, please.

The classroom with the most Box Tops submitted will win a $25 gift card for their teacher.

We are keeping it simple at the end of the year. We know you’re busy! The last check from Box Tops was just over $400. Those little 10c cardboard rectangles add up quickly, so send them in!

Thank you for your support!

– Neely PTO

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Sign-Up Genius

Let’s lift them UP! 

At Neely, we honor every one on campus, all in one week!

May 6-10, 2019

Sure, we call it Teacher Appreciation Week, but it’s really Staff Appreciation. Every person who spends their work hours at Neely is part of the fun! We honor them with daily raffle prizes, lunches, treats, notes, and so much more!

You can help by checking out the Sign-Up Genius. On it are really simple things: stocking the fridge with all of the staff’s favorite drinks and bringing in part of a meal for them. That’s it!

Your room parent will contact you with specifics for your teacher, so be looking for that email soon. Everything is designed to be easy and inexpensive to allow all children to participate. 

While you’re waiting for that email, you can check out your teacher’s favorite things here:

TEACHER FAVORITES

Want a sneak peek at the line-up for the week? Check it out below.

Spring KNO

(Kids’ Night Out)

Friday, April 26, 4:45-8:45pm

We Need Your Help!

The evening’s fun includes:

A DANCE party

Glow Soccer and Robot Tag

Castle and Basketball

plus PIZZA!

We even have a movie (High School Musical) for you!

It’s Outdoor fun like you’ve never seen before at Neely!


Ready to register?

The form opens at 8am on April 15th. It closes at 10am on April 24th.

Sign up for KNO

The form is set to take payments by cash, check, or PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or e-check through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. 

Only 275 children will be enrolled. We will use names from a waiting list to add children if space opens up.

What does it cost?

It’s $18 for the first child enrolled, and $12 for each additional kid.  

This price includes a pizza dinner, water, a treat, and all events for the evening.

What should my kid bring?

Not much! For the movie portion of the evening, the kids will be allowed to lay out blankets and pillows to get comfortable on the cafeteria floor. This will only be about 45 minutes at the end of the night, so they may not need anything. No toys or stuffed animals will be allowed. Please label all items with your name in case they are misplaced. These items will be stored in the music room until they are needed.

Your kid will NOT need a water bottle, a meal, or anything electronic! We have it all covered!

Who is going to be watching my kid?

Neely teachers! Aren’t they wonderful? Each grade will be with a certified teacher and several teen/parent helpers all evening. PTO board members will supervise and organize the event. Only registered volunteers will be allowed through the south cafeteria doors to ensure your child’s safety.

Give me the nitty-gritty. How does this all work?

Arrive before the doors open at 4:45 and get in the single line. Make sure you have your check-in card that will be sent home on April 24th. Volunteers will verify your child’s information, detach your check-out slip, attach allergy wristbands, and direct your kids where to go. You may walk them into the cafeteria to help them get comfortable if needed, but only registered volunteers may enter the school campus.

Then you’re off for a kid free evening! We will contact you if your child needs you, we promise, so go with a carefree heart!

Return between 8:30 and 8:45. The east cafeteria door will be open and we will need you to be patient as we match children and parents safely. Do not leave younger siblings in the car, please. You will need the check-out slip you received when you dropped off your child(ren). If you do not have a check-out slip, we will have a table so we can verify your ID. Proceed into the waiting area. We have wranglers there to collect your kids for you. Show one of them your check-out slip. If you have a photo of them on your phone, have it available to show the wrangler to make finding the kids faster. Your kids will meet you by the double doors. A volunteer will collect and match your check-out slip to your child’s nametag at the end of the waiting area and you will be free to go.

*If you have a 6th grader, please use the Remind app at pick-up to text the 6th grade team your child’s name and that you are in line and they will send your kid to the cafeteria.

Snooze Pancake Breakfast

National Pancake Day is almost here, and we’re ready to celebrate with 6 different types of pancakes, all of which are throwbacks! From Polidori in a Blanket, to Strawberry Fields Forever, to the King Cake, there’s a pancake on there to start your day on the right foot. There are even Vegan and Gluten-Free options!

100% of pancake sales on Pancake Day at all Snooze Restaurants will be going back to local gardens in our communities. At Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Gilbert, all proceeds with be going to Neely Traditional Academy‘s School Garden.

A special thank you to our sponsor and long time partner, Polidori Sausage for helping make this happen!

Join us on March 5th (6:30am – 2:30pm) and help us make a difference! After all, this is breakfast, but different.
#MySnooze


Eat pancakes.

Earn money for Neely.

It’s that simple.

Information and Pricing

What can I do there?

We fill the field with all kinds of attractions – bouncy houses, mazes, interactive inflatable games, and more! There is even a petting zoo with all kinds of sweet animals to enjoy. 

Then we take over the basketball courts and have all of the traditional carnival game booths, including prizes! We have a DJ spinning awesome tunes, face painting, and balloon animals to keep you entertained all night.

Everyone, ages 4-18, will need a wristband to enjoy the activities.  Kids under 4 are free.

Wristbands Pricing

  • $15 each – PRESALE ONLY
  • $20 each at the door.

We know this can add up fast, so we only charge for the first 3 children in a family. Additional wristbands for children beyond those 3 are complimentary. Only children living in the same household can receive complimentary wristbands. Please honor this limit so that we may continue to offer it to our families in the future.

    

 

What can I eat?

We serve traditional carnival food: burgers, hot dogs, soda, chips, and sweet concession stand goodies. To make things easy, items sold by the PTO can only be purchased with carnival tickets. The tickets are NOT for rides or booths. 

Prices are as follows:

  • Meals (main item, chips, and a soda):
    • Burger (Plain, Cheese, or Veggie) Meal – 6 tickets
    • Hot Dog Meal – 5 tickets
  • A la carte items:
    • Bag of Chips –1 ticket
    • Soda – 1 ticket
    • Most concession items – 1 ticket
    • Cotton Candy – 2 tickets
    • Kettle Corn – 2 tickets

You can purchase tickets at either of the cashier tables (under the ramada or in the cafeteria). 

Ticket Pricing: 

  • $1 per single ticket
  • $20 for 25 tickets – PRESALE ONLY

 

New this year: BAHAMA BUCKS!  They will be on campus selling their amazing treats. They will accept cash only, but you can get cash back from your credit card at any cashier table ($10 minimum charge). Bahama Bucks is giving us a percentage of all sales that night, so treat everyone in the family and feel great about it!

Why aren’t we eating in the cafeteria?

Because we have soooo many awesome things to win in there!

Each class has put together a RAFFLE BASKET worth at least $100. There are baskets of cash, gift cards, services, food, and more in there and any of them could be yours for just a single raffle ticket! Your name and phone number MUST be on the back of the ticket to win. You do not need to be present to win.

The same tickets are used for food and the raffle.

While you’re in there, take a look at the SILENT AUCTION items. These usually get sold at a significant discount from face value so you can score a deal! Make sure to write your name, email, and phone number clearly next to your bid so we can contact you when you win! We will send you a PayPal invoice so you can pay right on your phone, no PayPal account needed.

I’m in! Where do I sign up?

Presale begins March 1

Purchase Tickets and Wristbands

You can also send in the paper form we will send home in the Friday folders. We will accept presale orders until Tuesday, March 26. Orders will be sent home through your children after Spring Break, so please be watching for them. Lost tickets and wristbands will NOT be replaced.

Print a new paper form here. 

 

Box Tops Competition

It’s Box Top Clipping Time!

It’s similar to competitions we’ve done before. Read below for the details and rules.

The competition runs during the week of February 11-15, from 8:15-8:33 each morning. Look for the table with bins under the East Ramada. Make sure your Box Tops are in the bins before the first bell rings at 8:38 if you want them to be counted.

The winning grade will win a Valentine’s Day themed sweet treat. We will announce the results on Monday, after the competition ends.

The Fine Print

  • Each valid Box Top will count as 1 point.
  • Neatly trimmed, valid Box Tops will count as 5 points per Box Top.
    • A valid Box Top is one that has not expired and shows the brand code in the corner. Box Tops that are not valid will not be counted.
    • Neatly trimmed is defined as a Box Top that is cut within a quarter-inch of the dotted line and is not “torn” on more than one edge.
  • To earn points, place your Box Tops in the bin for your grade. That’s it!

Remember, if they are NEATLY TRIMMED,

they are worth 5 points each!

Now, go scour the house for Box Tops to bring in.

To see a list of all products that have Box Tops, click here.

Are you good at putting together puzzles?

We need your help!

We recently purchased a RubberMaid shed for the sports equipment the students use at recess. We need your help putting pavers down and building the shed.

If you’re interested in helping, fill out this simple form to let us know your name, contact information and availability.

All supplies will be provided for you. We just need a handful of hands to put it together.

 

These are the proposed dates to have parents on campus to build the shed. Please check all times during which you are available to help.

We are also collecting balls and other sports items the students use at recess. Our biggest need is a shelving unit to hold all of the equipment. The shed is 7’x7′ with a peak of 8.5′ (side height about 6.5′) Click the button below to be taken to a Sign Up Genius with details. Gently used equipment is great!

Sign Up Genius

Let’s build something great together!

 

 

Want a sneak peek at the instructions? Click here.

BUILD THE CASTLE

Paper Drive

January 28 – February 1

One thing every Neely parent knows is that our school uses a LOT of paper. 

Teachers are doing what they can to use less paper every day, but kids learn best when they can touch and see something physically in front of them.

Our campus paper supply is very low and our teachers need our help to make it to the end of the year with enough paper. One of our most helpful events, the Costco shopping night, was discontinued by Costco this year. In the past we have gotten 8-10 cases of paper from that one event. Please help us provide our teachers with one of the basic materials they need.

Bring it in by the ream, the case, or the pallet. Colored or White paper, we will use it all!

We will also accept cash/check donations if you don’t have time to shop. We can use it to buy paper in bulk at a discount.

The Prizes

We need your help in filling our stage with so many reams of paper that we can construct a CASTLE with it! If we can, everyone will earn a special school-wide reward!

How big of a castle do you want to build?

  • Cool Castle: Otterpops for everyone (800 reams)
  • Awesome Castle: Otterpops PLUS a Pajama Day the Friday before Spring Break! (1600 reams)

Also with every ream you donate, you will get one ticket to Skateland for a special Neely Only Skate Party and Indoor Snowball Fight on Tuesday, February 26, from 5:00-7:30pm. Bring your own skates or rent them for only $3.50.


Thank you for donating!

Be sure to subscribe to our website and follow us on Facebook. If we find any paper deals, we will post them!

 

A Night on

the Red Carpet

Gentlemen and girls, join us on February 8th, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm, as we turn Neely into the set of an Old Hollywood movie premiere. 

The Sweetheart Dance is Sold Out. Please click here to sign up on our Wait List.

The night includes dinner, dancing, a craft, nail painting, and a photo. Our committee has been planning this event since August and they have thought of everything to make it a magical night for you and your girl.

Come dressed in your best Hollywood Glam looks.

Read below to learn about the night’s events.

Italian Dinner Catered by Floridino’s

Your choice of:

Spaghetti with red sauce or bolognese (meat) sauce

or

Ziti Alfredo

Both options are served with a green salad with Italian or Ranch dressing on the side, bread with butter available, and cookies for dessert.

Drinks include water, juice, and soda.

Dinner is served under the ramada at your convenience. The food is served outside C7.

Dedicated Photo Booth Time

There will be 2 professional photo booths with elegant props. Each girl’s ticket includes one printed 4×6 photo. Photos will be emailed or sent by text that night and printed photos delivered 10 days later.

When you arrive at the event, you will be given a wristband with a 15 minute time block. This is your dedicated time to take a picture as a family at the photo booth. 

Photos will be taken in C7, across from the cafeteria.

Professional DJ

Enjoy dancing the night away with your girl as the DJ entertains the crowd with fun songs enhanced by great lighting.

 

Activities

A nail painting station and a jeweled photo frame craft will round out the night’s events. Please visit these at your convenience. The craft is located in the music room and nail painting is east of the ramada.

The cost of the event is $35 for the first Gentlemen/Girl couple, and each additional girl is $15.

Registration is online only. Payment is accepted by Credit Card, Cash, or Check (made out to Neely PTO). 

When your order is complete, you will receive an email with your entrance tickets. Please have them printed or available on your phone on February 8th as you check in. This will help keep the line short.

No corsages will be sold this year.

Registration for paid PTO members opens on January 18 at 4pm with General Registration opening at 8am on January 21.

A paid registration is required to attend. There is a limit of 150 families. A wait list will be available after the event fills. 

Link is not active until 8am on Monday, January 21. Please be patient as our site is low cost and can get overwhelmed with a lot of traffic. Refresh if you see a 500 or database error. 

Please click here to register for the 2019 Sweetheart Dance

We expect the event to fill quickly, and no registrations will be accepted after February 4th at 4pm. ALL payments must be received by 9am on February 5th, no exceptions. All unpaid registrations after that time will be removed.

Don’t want to wait until Monday to register? Join the PTO for $10, get early registration for all events, plus other benefits every week! Click  HERE to check it all out! Instant access after membership is purchased.

Does your daughter need a dress? One of the families at Neely is offering this size 7 dress for free to any family who would like it.

January 25, 5:00-7:00pm

Don’t want to stand in line waiting to pay for your child’s art or can’t make it that night? Click here to pre-purchase your child’s artwork!

Bake Sale Helpers NeededClick Here

Evening of the Arts


Mrs. Bergman has worked devotedly over the years to instill a love of art in her students. This is an opportunity to appreciate the artist in each of your children.

Like last year, art will be displayed in beautiful frames, which can be purchased and taken home that evening. A percentage of the sales will be given back to the school to help develop our specials programs.

 After you have found and admired your child’s art, be sure to stop at all the creative stations around the campus. There is rock painting, a craft based upon Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration room, artist interviews by 6th graders, and a selfie station for photos. 

In addition, there will be displays from our students demonstrating how math, science, music, and art intersect. Experience objects in our world from the perspective of someone one-tenth of our size; delve into the ever-creative world of science experimentation; and enjoy the musical talents of the best of our band and orchestra students along with other talented children in our school community.  Treats and hot chocolate will be available for sale for $1.00 each.  Select the image on this page for details on the framed art pre-sale.

The event is completely free to attend. Please dress appropriately for the weather as all of the art and activity stations will be located outdoors.