Need something fun and inexpensive to do over Fall Break?

Check out Pogo Pass!

Entrance into every one of these venues is included for 12 months!

Venues are in the Tucson and Phoenix areas, so you can even use it when you’re out of town 🙂

(Passes are registered by name so you’ll need one per family member.)

Our family has had these for several years and we get our money’s worth plus more! We have discovered new activities all around town and love the ease of having tickets to so many events on one app!

We Need Volunteers… We Need YOU!

Volunteer

You will be asked to sign in to your Scholastic account or register.

Oct. 20, 2017 – Oct. 27, 2017

 

It’s time to start planning our next Scholastic Book Fair and I would like to invite you to help our school pull off the best Book Fair ever!

Each year, sales from the Book Fair help fund the purchase of new books to help our students have a wide variety of books to choose from as they grow their love of reading.

Classes are still in session while the Book Fair is in the library and we need volunteers to be cashiers and to help children select books.

I’m building a team of enthusiastic and talented volunteers from our school community and could really use YOUR help. Please take a moment to view our sign-up sheet and consider volunteering to help out. Even an hour of your time would be valuable.

I hope you’ll join our team of volunteers!

Diane Baker
diane.baker@gilbertschools.net

Watch this short video of volunteers as they share why they help out at the Book Fair.

 

Please sign up to help our school.

Volunteers Make a Difference

Do You Love Photos?

 

Our yearbook needs your help to make it great!

First, order yours here: Buy a Yearbook  You can even create an account when you check out so you don’t turn into Dory!

Next, upload ANY photo taken at Neely or at a Neely event to Pictavo.com. They even have an app for iPhone or Android devices to make it SUPER easy to contribute. We want every photo – from professional to SnapChat! This kid could be you!

Then, send NeelyPTO.org your photos! We aren’t as fancy as Pictavo, but we want to show off all of our wonderful Neely kiddos and the fun they have at our events. So why can’t we just use the Pictavo ones? For copyright protection, only the person who uploaded the image can download it. You can send us your images using this simple form:

Submit Images

Schedule that haircut because Picture Day is October 19th. Please do everything you can to ensure your child is present and your photo order is turned in (to the teacher or online). Group photos cannot be taken during retake days and kids want to remember everyone in their class. Thanks!

 

Neely Knights

Battle of the Box Tops Rules

 

 

 

Each 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 sabotage another grade, complete the Battle of the Box Tops sheet with a Box Top in each shield (10 total), and it will count as 25 negative points in the grade bin that you place the sheet in.

 

Place your box tops in your grade level bin to be counted. Contest runs 9/25/17 through 9/29/17.

 

Grade level bins will be available before school only and will be setup in the courtyard.

 

Winning grade level will be announced on Tuesday, 10/3/2017, during morning announcements. The winning grade will receive free Ice Friday (part of Fire & Ice) from the Neely Knights Café during lunchtime**.

 

*Neatly Trimmed will be at the discretion of the coordinator.
**Fire & Ice will be sponsored by the Neely PTO for the winning grade level.  

 

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

Costco Shopping Night


 

Saturday, September 9, 7-9pm, Country Club and Baseline

 


 

Ever wanted to shop at Costco without the crowds? You can! Once a year Costco opens their doors after normal hours to benefit local schools.

For every $100 you spend at Costco, they will donate one ream of paper and we all know how easy it is to reach that dollar amount! With fewer than 25 families participating last year, we got 7 cases of paper. Considering Neely goes through at least 4 cases a week of paper, that goes quickly! We would love your participation!

Costco has great deals on large ticket items, so save your shopping trip until September 9.  And you know the kids will definitely need more snacks by then! If you aren’t a Costco member, they have great incentives when you join that night, and we get bigger school bonuses if you sign up.

Neely will also have a wish list of items, if you want to help and don’t need anything for your family at Costco (is that possible?). We get the needed items AND the paper! Bonus!

 

Even better, the class with the highest percentage of participation will receive an Otter Pop party at recess! Stop by Neely’s table to check in and be counted!

 

3 Ways to Increase Donations for Our Clothing & Household Item Drive

Rule to remember:  If it hasn’t been used or worn in 3 years, it probably won’t ever be.

  1. Ask your neighbors, friends and family to clean out their households.
  2. Stop at garage/yard sales in your neighborhood.  Let them know about our school fundraiser.  Offer to come back when their sale is over and take any items that we can accept.  Let them know you can provide them with a tax donation letter just like Goodwill can AND that all items will be going to help our school and Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.
  3. Watch CraigsList garage/yard sales, rummage and Church/other organization sales.  They usually post when the sale is over.  Many post…”what’s left is at the curb, take what you want.”  You may offer them a tax donation letter as well and let them know that the donations help both our school and Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.

Remember:  The Neely family that brings in the greatest weight gets a $25 check from Sunshine Acres.

Passive Fundraiser


Wednesday, August 30th 7:30am-3:45pm

Clothing (all types & sizes)

All clothing accessories including Shoes, Purses, Backpacks, Belts, Linens, Bedding, Curtains, Pillows, Towels, Hats, Fabric, Sheets, Blankets, Duffel Bags, Sports Bags, Luggage, Socks, cloth/fabric and Comforters.


Books of all types and sizes including magazines!


Miscellaneous:

Jewelry, records, compact disks, video tapes, DVD’s, games, toys and small sports equipment, Housewares…dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, small countertop appliances, collectibles, antiques, knickknacks and other giftware, hand tools, small power tools, stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc. 18x18x18in or smaller.


NOTE: furniture, TVs, computers/printers, full size appliances or other large household items – they will take them but we don’t make $$ on them!


Neely’s Fall Clothing and More Drive Volunteer Sign-Up

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Volunteer to help set up the drop off zone, help Neely families drop off donations, sort and re-box or bag items as needed, help to load the bins to be weighed and transported to Sunshine Acres.

If you aren’t able to work a full hour time slot but have a half hour, let me know so I can team you up with someone to fill the slot.

Please dress for the weather and in comfortable clothes and shoes. We will be in the landscape (dirt, rocks) and street (on and off the curb).

If you have time to volunteer and assist with this fundraiser on collection day (we especially could use a couple of strong parents while loading bins at the end of the day) sign up below or call Kristie Sherman @ 602-708-4454 or Susan Vail @ 480-280-9918

 

“I was able to clear out my closets and make money for Neely!”

  Sign Up to Help Collect   

 

  • Bring your clothing items in plastic bags and bring in as many bags as you can.
  • Please place books and household items in boxes.
  • All donations go to Sunshine Acres Children’s Home!

 

Great Burgers and Great Fun!

Red Robin is giving 20% of their fundraising sales back to Neely’s PTO on Tuesday, September 12 from 4-9pm. Please come help support our school! The more people the better.

See you there!

 

SanTan Village Location

2235 S SanTan Village Parkway

Gilbert, AZ 85295

Just show this Flyer on your phone to participate!