Coronavirus Info

The best place to start is the district website. We know only what they have published, so if you have questions, please refer to the district communications for answers.

However, we will be consolidating information here as much as we can. We will also be posting updates via Facebook, so be sure to follow our page.

GILBERT SCHOOLS WEBSITE

Please check your email. Teachers and staff have been sending updates about materials that will be available to students starting March 30th.

MEALS

Anyone under 18 may pick up breakfast and lunch M-F at certain locations.  The list of schools distributing meals is on the district website.

 

MEALS

HELP

If the district moves away from the current enrichment model, they will communicate with families.  For now, focus on using natural teachable moments and the district enrichment materials to keep your child engaged in learning.

Enrichment

The district has put together some grade level resources. We also have some websites listed below. We will add more as we learn of them.

 

ENRICHMENT

PTO STuff

We know that our events will need to change in response to current events. We are working out the details of what is possible to do for the remainder of the year. Please be patient as we gather the information to make the best decisions for everyone.

In each section below, click on the text next to the checkmark to be taken to the link. While we have reviewed them, we cannot endorse anything other than the district links. We are just putting these out here to be helpful. If you run across anything you think should be added, please email it to [email protected].

Harkins Summer Movie Fun

Print a Paper Form

 

Orders are filled on a first come, first served basis, so we will be placing orders weekly. Use the button above to print a paper form. Forms were also given to the teachers to send home Friday. No online orders will be accepted. Make sure you clearly mark your first and second choices for both theater and day of week. Parent and child tickets are the same price.

Tickets are $7 per person.

 

If you haven’t attended the Summer Movie Program at Harkins before, here’s a little more about it:

  • All movies start at 9:45am.
  • One movie is shown each week. The movies are shown in the order listed above going across the top, then down to the second row (Sing is the first movie and Batman is the last movie).
  • Your ticket is valid for guaranteed entry at your theater on your day only. You can attend on a different day if there are spaces available when you show up to the theater (there is usually room).
  • You can give your tickets to someone else if you can’t attend one week.
  • All “rooms” in a theater are showing the same movie, so pick whichever room you like.
  • The showings are very kid friendly, so little kids are ok to bring. 
  • Everyone 3 years and older needs a ticket.  Seats are only guaranteed for ticket holders so children 2 and under may need to sit on a parent’s lap.
  • Parents must stay with kids.
  • No adults without children will be admitted, so Grandma must enter with your family if she wants to come. 
  • You can use your Harkins Loyalty Cups during the Summer Movie.
  • Your tickets will come home in an envelope. Please put them in a safe place as lost tickets cannot be replaced. 

ORDERS ARE DUE MARCH 27th AT 3pm.

NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

RETURN YOUR FORM EARLY FOR THE BEST THEATER AND DAY SELECTION.

POSTPONED

The carnival is on hold for now. We will update you as we know more. Please subscribe to our site for emailed updates.

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 more to keep you entertained all night.

Everyone, ages 4-18, will need a wristband to enjoy the activities.  Kids 3 and under are free.

Wristbands Pricing

  • $15 each – PRE-SALE 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.

Be sure to check out the night’s competition: Which teacher will get to Kiss the Alpaca!?! Vote for your favorite staff member with your carnival tickets and the one with the most votes will pucker up for a big smooch!

    

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): – 6 tickets
    • Cheeseburger (Beef or Veggie)
    • Burger (Beef or Veggie) 
    • Hot Dog
  • A la carte items:
    • Bag of Chips –1 ticket
    • Soda – 1 ticket
    • Most concession items – 1 ticket
    • Cotton Candy – 2 tickets
    • Bake Sale Goodies – 1 ticket

You can purchase tickets at either of the cashier tables (under the ramada or in the cafeteria). No cash is accepted at the PTO food tables.

Ticket Pricing: 

  • $1 per single ticket
  • $20 for 25 tickets – available during the pre-sale only!

 

 

Something new is coming March 16 at 5pm. Check back then!

Sweet Treat, Anyone?

Back 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 the cafeteria 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!
  • AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE: 
    • Fox Restaurant Gift Card
    • Desert Botanical Garden items
    • A Tuft & Needle Mattress
    • Joe’s BBQ Gift Cards
    • and we are working on more!

We will send you a PayPal invoice 30 minutes after the auction closes so you can pay right on your phone, no PayPal account needed. Items can be picked up after the invoice is paid.

I’m in! Where do I sign up?

Presale begins February 28 at 4pm.

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 24 at noon. 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 

Amazon Smile is now IN the Android Amazon App!

Amazon has set up a way for non-profits to earn funds from their supporters’ purchases.

As a 501(c)3 organization, Neely’s PTO is one of the recipients of their generosity. Using Amazon Smile is so easy!

The one catch to using Amazon Smile before has been that purchases had to be made through smile.amazon.com.

Now you can use the Amazon app to support Amazon Smile on Android devices!

Learn how to set up the app here.

Once you have turned it on, sign in as usual and select the organization you would like your funds to support. You only have to do this once. The PTO is listed as Neely Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.

Amazon Smile does NOT apply to purchases made on www.amazon.com, or if you have NOT set up the app, so make sure every purchase you make is done at smile.amazon.com or through your Android Amazon app.


Not on Android? An iOS app will be released soon. Until then, shop in the app, add the items to your cart, then go to smile.amazon.com on Safari or Chrome and checkout. All of your information will show up in the app like normal.

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Back to

the 80’s

Gentlemen and girls, join us on February 21st, 2020, from 6:00-8:30pm, as we roll Neely back to the 1980’s!

The night includes dinner, dancing, games, nail painting, and a photo. Our committee has been diligently planning this event for months and they have thought of everything to make it a blast from the past for you and your girl.

Come dressed casually or in your best 80’s 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 = Short Lines!

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

Enjoy the Best Music of the 80’s from Our DJ

Enjoy dancing the night away with your girl as the DJ entertains the crowd with all of the fun 80’s songs that you remember from your childhood!

Activities

A nail painting station and a variety of interactive and 80’s themed games will round out the night’s events.

Please visit these at your convenience. The games are located around campus (follow the signs) and nail painting is east of the ramada. Brush up on your 80’s history so you can teach your girl all about the rad things she will be seeing!

The cost of the event is $35 for the first Gentleman/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 21st 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 31st at 4pm with General Registration opening at 8am on February 3rd. It will close on February 18th at 4pm.

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, February 3rd. 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 2020 Sweethearts’ Dance

Link will work from 8am on 2/3 to 4pm on 2/18.

We expect the event to fill quickly, and no registrations will be accepted after February 18th at 4pm. ALL payments must be received by 9am on February 19th, 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.

Event full? Sign up on our wait list.

Mother Son Jump Night

@Altitude Trampoline Park, 701 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

February 7, 5-8pm

Details:
Registration Opens: 8am, January 24
Registration Closes: 4pm February 5 – NO LATE REGISTRATION
Cost: $30 first couple and $15 each additional son
NO LIMIT ON ATTENDEES!

Dinner: Catered by Someburros

Fiesta Platter, Quesadillas, Chips, Salsa, Rice, Beans, Soda, Water, Dessert


Games:

We have a great night of games planned for you!

Altitude staff will have activities for us all night.

Take the chance to challenge your son to a jumping contest, or shoot hoops, climb the wall, and flip off into the foam pit together!

There is an area for smaller kids to play safely and EVERYONE gets a pair of jump socks to stay extra sticky!


CALLING ALL BOYS!

Come hang out with your mom/female guardian and challenge your friends and their moms to some fun trampoline games. (Don’t worry Moms… you can do it!).

Play a little, eat some dinner, and have a LOT of fun at this year’s Mother-Son Jump Night.

Use the link below to register by Wednesday, February 5th. No late orders accepted and no refunds after the closing date. 

Orders will be accepted online only and a confirmation emailed. If you choose to create an account, it will be in your  account history .

We will be sending home a paper ticket and the waiver for Altitude. It would be helpful to please have these items and your ID ready when you show up to the event. Look for PTO members in the reserved area. We will serve dinner there from 5-7pm. You may leave whatever you want in the area as it will be monitored by PTO volunteers all evening.

  • Trapeze Bar
  • Monkey Bars
  • Log Roll
  • Zipline
  • High 9 Reaction Wall
  • Extreme Dodgeball
  • Performance Trampolines
  • Trampoline Basketball
  • Battle Beam
  • Rock Wall
  • Main Court
  • Kid’s Court
  • Foam Pit

Come dressed to play and jump!

Eat when you want to (Dinner will be served 5-7pm)

Sign Me Up!

Link will work from 8am on Jan 24th to 4pm on Feb 5th.

Please view this video to see the safety information for Altitude. The online waiver can be completed instead of the paper one if you prefer.

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!

Sales close Thursday, 1/23.

Prefer to print a form and send it in? Here you go!

 

Bake Sale Helpers NeededClick Here

 

 Volunteers NeededClick Here

January 24, 5:00-7:00pm


At Neely, our staff has worked devotedly over the years to instill a love of the arts in their students. This is an opportunity to appreciate the artist in your child.

Each student will have their artwork on display gallery-style in beautiful frames which can be purchased and taken home that evening. If you’d like, pre-purchase is available through our online store .  A percentage of the sales go back to the school to help support our specials programs: art, band, music, orchestra, and PE.

After you have found and admired your child’s art, be sure to stop at all the creative stations around the campus. There will be a button making station, spin art, and more. There is also a selfie station for photos. 

During the event, stop by the creative stations around the campus. There will be a button making station, spin art, and more.

The sixth grade students have two displays in the library. In the first, the students utilize their ingenuity and creativity to create 3D displays showing how objects appear from the perspective of someone one-tenth our size. Interspersed are fascinating science projects covering a wide range of topics.

Notably this year, for Neely’s 20th anniversary, is a reunion of past alumni from orchestra, band and choir! They will perform with current Neely students. Orchestra performs at 5:30, band at 6:00, and choir at 6:30. All Neely alumni are welcome to join! Sign up here by January 17. 

Treats and hot chocolate will be available for sale for $1.00 each.  Please bring cash (small bills appreciated) to purchase the treats. 

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. 

Monday to Friday

 

January

13-17, 2020

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Teachers are in need of replacement supplies for their classrooms.

We’ve developed a theory that the children must be eating the pencils with how often they disappear at school. Everything is used so much faster than expected, which leaves teachers rationing supplies towards the end of the year. You can help them avoid this with just a few minutes or dollars.

It’s time to go shopping or dig through the cupboards at home and send in those supplies that you didn’t need for that school project anyway.

We promise no teacher has turned down a partly used glue stick or opened container of Clorox Wipes. New supplies will make them feel even more appreciated!

Here is what is needed most:

  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Reams of Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencils
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Tissues
  • Sharpies

Teachers have submitted requests detailing what they need in their classrooms so you can shop for your child’s class  to be part of the contest or just send stuff from the list above to the front office.

Excel Sheet not formatted properly on your screen? Use this LINK to open it in Google Sheets.

Panera Bread Restaurant Night

Dinner has a purpose! Join us on December 10th from 4-8pm at the Val Vista and Baseline location to avoid cooking and support Neely.

Panera Bread (or for those of you who’ve been in the valley for awhile, Paradise Bakery) specializes in healthy, tasty salads, sandwiches, soups, and bakery items. All purchases for the night (except gift cards) will count toward our 20% return. You can order ahead online with the code PRFUND or stop by and place a take-out order or dine in. 

Their menu is online. If you’ve seen the restaurant and were curious about their food, now is your chance to try it out and you get to raise money for our school!

This is an easy way to help Neely and have a healthy dinner out!

See you there!

 

Forgot your flyer? Print or show this one!

Your Child’s Art


One of a Kind Keepsakes

 

Don’t Miss Out! Now is the time to place your order for custom keepsake products featuring your child’s artwork. These items make great gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and any other important person in your child’s life.

 

You can find all of the products they offer here: https://arttoremember.com/products

Look for your custom order form in your child’s folder.

 

The deadline to order is November 1st.

 

Go to

ArtToRemember.com 

to place your order.

Need help? Don’t have your child’s form? Use these images to find out how to retrieve your child’s art work.