You get to stay cool

+

the kids burn off some of that energy before you’re stuck with them for the rest of the summer

+

no need to go out or pack lunch on the last day of school

=

Neely earns some cash!

 

How awesome is that math!?

What is this magical event?

Our PRIVATE Neely Skate Party!

Any Neely family is welcome! Children do not have to attend Neely, but they do need to be accompanied by someone who has a child at Neely currently.

Meals and entrance will be purchased at the door or by returning the paper flyer that was sent home today. Pre-Sale purchases are due to the Neely Office on April 21.

Skate rental can be purchased at the door only.

See the image below for more details.

Want to print the paper flyer? Click HERE

Skateland Chandler – 1101 W. Ray Rd, Chandler, 85224

SchoolKidz

Each year, we partner with SchoolKidz to save you some shopping and earn funds for our PTO!

Teachers have made their student supply lists and sent them off to SchoolKidz. Each kit is customized to the grade your child will be in next year, and all items are the name brands teachers request. Kits will be delivered at Back to School Night in August. You don’t even have to load up bags and boxes and haul it all to school!

Is your kiddo’s backpack looking a little tired? You can order a new one along with your kit! Water bottles, lunch boxes and more are available, too!

Click the image or the button to be taken to the SchoolKidz website. From there, you can take a look at the kits, all of the additional options, add what you like to your cart and check out!

You can order and pay online with a credit card by clicking the button on this page (Due by June 1)

OR

You can print the form you need from the document in the box below and send a check to Neely’s office. Checks need to be made out to Neely PTO. (Due May 25)

We earn the same amount either way.

 

Thanks for supporting our school!

 

 

CODE: 80123

 

 

Order ONLINE Here

CODE: 80123

 

 

 
 
 

Want to know more about the Golden Ticket program? Click Here

 

Box Tops Competition

Did your grade lose last time? Want to take down the winners?  Did you win and need to defend your title? This is your chance!

It’s the same competition that we did in the fall!

Each loose valid Box Top will count as 1 point. Neatly trimmed* 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.

To earn points, place your loose Box Tops in the bin for YOUR GRADE. Only loose Box Tops count as positive points. Remember, if they are loose AND neatly trimmed, they are worth 5 points!

To sabotage another grade, complete the Battle of the Box Tops sheet with a valid Box Top in each shield (10 total), and it will count as 25 points AGAINST the grade whose bin it is in. Be careful with your sabotages! Those same 10 neatly trimmed, but loose, Box Tops are worth 50 points when they are in YOUR OWN bin!

The competition runs from May 14-18, in the morning, before school only. 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 8:33 if you want them to be counted.

The winning grade will win a cool treat. The winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, May 18th.

*Neatly Trimmed is defined as box tops that are within 1/4th inch of dotted line and are not “torn” on more than one edge.

Need another Sabotage form? Pick up one at the table in the morning during the competition or download here:

Neely Bears!


Neely PTO was given 6 bears, from a tiny panda buddy to a giant rainbow bear! We have outfitted them with Neely T-Shirts and are looking for new homes for them!

At the ice cream social we will be raffling them off. How do you enter this awesome raffle? We’re glad you asked!

Check out Neelypto.org and look for the 10 bears we have hidden around the site. When you’ve found 3 of the bears, use the link below to send us an email. You MUST tell us which page you found each bear on and copy one sentence from that page in order for your entry to count. Happy searching!

I found the Bears!

Read more about the ice cream social here: https://neelypto.org/blog/ice-cream-social/

DON’T NEED THE DETAILS?


Click here to view the Sign-Up Genius

“HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE TAUGHT BY YOU”


AT NEELY, WE HONOR EVERYONE, ALL IN ONE WEEK

May 7-11

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 winners, lunches, treats, notes, and so much more!

You can help by checking out the Sign-Up Genius. On it is a really simple thing: stocking the fridge with all of the staff’s favorite drinks. 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.

 

Sign Up!

The document to the right is a list of the things that we need help with for KNO. When you see something on there that you are willing to help with, click the Sign Up button at the top. You will be taken to SignUpGenius.com to select and confirm your volunteer slot.

Hello wonderful parents!

We hope you have had a fantastic school year and are busy making plans to escape Arizona’s heat this summer!

We have one more major event for the year and we need plenty of parents on hand to help corral the roughly 300 kids who are attending. Spring Kids’ Night Out is going to be unlike any previous KNO. We have a master chemist, creating crazy experiments for the kids; a magician showing them how science and a little distraction can be thoroughly entertaining; and an astronomy expert, showing them the mysteries of our universe. It’s going to be fabulous!!! If I wasn’t running the event, I would be attending just so I could be part of the fun!! 

With all that said, you indicated at the start of the year that you would like to help with our events, and we need you! KNO is April 27, from 4:45-9:00pm. There are 2 times we need your help.

  • If you can attend on April 27th, possible assignments for the evening include: helping the kids with their experiments in the classroom while the teacher gives instructions, transporting small groups of kids to different activity centers, taking kids on bathroom breaks, refilling supplies, handing out snacks, matching kid to parent at the end of the evening, etc.  I promise it isn’t anything too hard and you will not be in charge of anything all by yourself.  We also have a group of teens to do the really messy stuff like serving and cleaning up dinner and collecting the trash in the classrooms, along with mopping the cafeteria afterwards.
  • There are also a few things that can be done at home easily. Some example jobs: cutting eyes, ears, noses, etc out of magazines for an art project or cutting bottoms off of cups, and washing out bottles or jars for a project. Or maybe you miss your days at a data entry job, or love computers? We could use some help getting name tags, rosters, and check-in cards made. We even have last year’s mail merge file for you to adapt if you want. You don’t even have to type the data! We will email you a spreadsheet 🙂

Now for the sweet part. Not only do you get to see all of the cool stuff for the evening, but if you help at the event on April 27, you also get $8 off your kid’s registration fee. It will be in an envelope at the check-out desk at the end of the night for you. If you can convince your spouse to come, you each get the $8! 

If you help at home, in exchange for your time, we are offering $1 off of your KNO registration (up to $4 total) for each hour you work, paid in cash when you return the items to school.

As you can see, it takes a lot of time and effort to create a special night for our kids. We are so appreciative of anything you are willing to do to help! You are the most important part of our team!

Please sign up by Monday, April 23.

Sincerely,

Randi Schaefer, PTO Treasurer

 

Easy Teacher Appreciation


Were you given gift cards that you will never use?

What about those partially used gift cards that only have a small amount left?

 

Donate them to the PTO so we can combine them and put them to good use…

 

for Teacher Appreciation Week!

 

Send in your donations now! Place them in an envelope marked PTO and get them to school by April 17th.

 

Thank you for helping make our teachers and staff feel special and appreciated!

 

Spring Fundraiser

We  have some extra items that did not sell at the Carnival and we wanted to give you a second chance at bidding on them and earning money for our school.

You’ll score a deal and we will be one step closer to doing something amazing for our school!

Join our Auction

 

Questions about how it all works? Check out https://www.32auctions.com/32auctionsDemo

Spring STEM KNO

April 27, 4:45-9:00pm

The evening’s entertainment includes:

A magician showing how to use science in fun ways

Pete Mueller demonstrating explosions – yes, really (but it’s all safe)

An astronomer to show you the mysteries of the universe

plus PIZZA!

You’ll get to do experiments of your own, too!

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


Ready to register? The form opens at 4pm on April 6. Click here to access it.

The form is set to take payments through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or e-check through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. If this is not possible, please contact us.

Only 275 children will be enrolled. We will use 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.  If you want to help out all evening, you can receive an $8 refund. Make sure to check the box on the registration form to volunteer.

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 30 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 line by student last name. Teachers will verify your child’s information, 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 9:00. 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 pick up the card you signed at check-in and proceed into the waiting area. If we don’t recognize you, we may ask for ID. We have wranglers to collect your kids for you and the kids will meet you by the double doors. If you have a photo of them on your phone, have it available to show the wrangler to make finding the kids faster. A volunteer will match your check-in card to your child’s sticker 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.

 

Monday – Thursday, March 26-29, 2018


  • In a bag
  • Labeled with teacher’s name
  • Every item counts toward the class competition

Lightly used is fine!


Miscellaneous:

Are you a shopper? Can you spot a bargain from 100 yards? We need your help shopping for the PTO next year. Email us at [email protected] to see how you can help!


Supply Drive

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Teachers are in need of replacement supplies for their classrooms.

We all know that the children must be eating the pencils with how often they disappear and it’s no different at school! Everything is consumed at a much faster speed than anyone thought possible.

It’s time to dig through the cupboards at home and send in those odds and ends supplies that you didn’t need for that school project anyway. I promise no teacher has turned down a partly used glue stick or opened container of Clorox Wipes!
Here is what is needed most:

  • Dry Erase Markers, both thin and thick
  • Reams of Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencils
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Red Pens

To sweeten the deal, we will be running a competition. The class with the most items will win a cool treat!

Send your items in a bag labeled with the teacher’s name (if you have more than one kid, write all of the teachers’ names on the bag).  The items will be sent to the office to be counted and redistributed to the staff as needed throughout the rest of the year.

Your teacher may have a specific request for her classroom. Those items will not be tallied in the class count, and will stay in her room when donated.  Look for an email from her with specific items (not all teachers need specific things).

 

“Easiest way to give to school that I know of!”