UPDATED DETAILS!

Pizza Night at Papa John’s – Now at 33 Locations!

Thursday, October 22 – Choose your location – There are 33 participating locations in the East Valley!

Online orders and phone orders both count towards the fundraiser. Use the code FUNDAZ1 to apply your order to our fundraiser. You can have your order delivered or pick it up.

We will earn 20% of sales ALL DAY LONG!

Location details:

Pretty much any location in the East Valley will accept the code! Just call to ask if they’re participating or try the code with your online order.

All coupons and offers accepted in conjunction with the fundraiser.

Order Online

Pizza for everyone!!!

 

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.

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.