Amazon Smile & Prime Day = More $ for Neely!

 

What is Amazon Prime Day?

The Prime Day event is an annual celebration held for Amazon’s birthday, and this year it is to mark its 23rd year of business. It was first started in 2015. It was so successful that Amazon decided to make it an annual event. More than 100,000 deals were featured for consumers last year. Amazon will run select deals for an entire week.

 

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Amazon has revealed that Prime Day will be a 48-hour shopping event.

Prime Day Sales will run from midnight PT on Tuesday, October 13 through Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:59pm PT.

The first two Prime Days lasted 24 hours, but in 2017 the event was expanded to 30 hours. In 2018, Amazon upped the ante again with Prime Day scheduled to go for 36 hours and then to 48 hours in 2019. Apparently that is the magic number, as it will run for 48 hours again!

 

Do I need to be an Amazon Prime customer? 

Yes, you must be an Amazon Prime customer. They will be offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members but don’t worry if you are not a member, You can Click Here to receive 30-Day Trial for FREE. You may cancel it within 30 days to avoid any fee.

You Shop, We Earn!

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!

Purchases MUST be made through smile.amazon.com, or through your phone app that you have linked to us. Directions to link your app to us are on  Amazon’s website. Our legal name is Neely Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.

Amazon Smile does NOT apply to purchases made on www.amazon.com.

More information about the Amazon Smile Program can be found here.

 

Support Neely, avoid cooking, and eat healthy, yummy food!

September 15th – 5-9pm

 Baseline and Val Vista – 3420 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

Cafe Zupas is a salad, sandwich, and soup restaurant with a wide variety of seasonal ingredients. You can also make your own custom meal. There is even a complimentary chocolate-dipped strawberry that comes with every entree. Don’t forget to check out the wonderful desserts!

You can order online or through the app, call in your order, or stop by to place it in person. Dine-in is also an option, although seating is limited. Cafe Zupas offers curbside take-out, as well. 

Tell the cashier you’re there for Neely or use the code FUNDRAISER25 for online purchases. 

Android App:  Play Store Apple App:  App Store  Order Online: Dana Park

Check out the full menu and mark your calendars now!

(They have great specialty drinks, too!)

Please join us for our 15 minute bylaws amendment meeting on 9/3 at 6:30. Links to join/view are in our calendar.

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Please support your PTO.

The Chipotle Night was a success! Because of your support, we earned over $300, which is similar to past Chipotle Nights. Thank you!

Creative, Safe, and Fun!

Board and Brush is a local shop specializing in fun, decorative signs. They have set up a special fundraiser for us that allows us to do something special together while apart.

They have even created a unique piece of art for Neely! Check it out!

How to join the fundraiser: Visit the Board and Brush site, find art you love, reserve your spot, and then pick up your kit at Board and Brush in downtown Gilbert on September 26th from 9am-12pm. The PTO will be there saying hi and handing out the kits safely.

There are few things you will need to know:

  • Paint is NOT included. There are a lot of legal and logistical reasons for this, but we are pretty sure everyone has some paint at home they can use for their projects.
    • Bonus – if it’s your paint, it probably matches your decor really well!
  • You must order by September 22 at 5pm.
  • Only orders placed at the link below will count towards our fundraiser. You will checkout and pay on Board and Brush’s website.
  • All of the @Home Kits include a design stencil, pre-stained wood board, foam paint brushes, plastic paint cups, sandpaper, cloth, a color mixing guide, and instructions.

Some ideas to make it a social event:

  • Plan your pick up time so you can wave and chat from your cars with your friends.
  • Choose the same design as your friend and do it together over video chat.
  • Pick an inspirational sign and drop off the completed one at a friend’s house to encourage them. 

We hope you will join us in supporting our school and a local business!

ORDER ONLINE

Then pick up your kit at Board and Brush in downtown Gilbert on September 26th from 9am-12pm

Even more fun: Post your completed art on our Facebook page by October 12th at 5pm. If enough art is purchased, we will use the photos to randomly draw a winner who will receive a gift certificate to Board and Brush!

The PTO has a Google Meet account. Would you be interested in attending a video meeting where we work on our art together? Email us if you want to join!

Now accepting online and app orders for take-out! You will need the code: 6CYRL28 when you place the order.

Instructions for how to order online and have it count for our fundraiser are below.

Chipotle @ Dana Park

Tuesday,  Aug. 18th 5-9pm

3440 E. Baseline Rd. #104 Mesa (Val Vista and Baseline)

Take-out for a good cause! 

If you’ve been around Neely for awhile, you know how awesome our Restaurant Nights are! While it may not be the same social event it has been in the past, you can still eat a burrito at home knowing your meal makes a difference! Take-out orders will be counted but delivery will not. See the flyer below for details.

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Please support your PTO.

Neely T-Shirts ~ 2020-2021

While we may not be able to all be on campus, we can still share our Neely Spirit!

SHIRT SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. Thank you for your orders. You can expect them in about 3 weeks.

Back to the Classics

One design, one community.

We are offering just our blue shirt with the grey Neely logo this year. We will still be having our Friday spirit days, so you’ll be able to earn having Mike the Knight or the Neely Knight displayed in your classroom by wearing your Neely colors.

Adult and child sizes are available.

Orders must be placed by midnight on August 31st. 

Shirt Details

Our shirts are made of a soft, pre-shrunk cotton blend. They are subtly fitted with a longer hemline that is generally flattering to all body types. They are professionally screen printed with long lasting ink that is sure to make it through all those trips through the washer. Shirts generally fit true to size.

Student shirts are sized XS-XL and Adult shirts are available in XS-4XL. 

Please contact us with questions BEFORE ordering, as returns and exchanges will not be possible!

Shirts can only be  ordered online and only until midnight on August 31st, so don’t wait!

Pricing

Both child and adult shirts are $18. (Sizes 2XL and above are $2 extra in cost.)

How to Order

Check out the information on this page then BUY YOUR SHIRTS online. They will be reserved for you to pick up at school. You can pay with a debit or credit card through PayPal (no PayPal account needed). No cash or check payments will be accepted.

All set with shirts but still want to support Neely and get some new spirit wear?

We are looking into Neely-themed masks. We will let you know details when we have them.

Hoodies and long-sleeved shirts will be offered during the second quarter.

Watch your email for details as they will be available for a limited time only.

take a minute to explore everything our website offers, from Homework Helpers to  Teacher Favorites and then Subscribe to our updates. There is also information about volunteering, our Past events, and so much more

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Please support your PTO.

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.

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.

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!