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.

 

Loyalty Items Fundraiser

Orders Due November 13

 

Print an Order Form

Every year, we see these flyers for Harkins, but maybe you’re not quite sure what these items are or why our school is offering them.

 

Harkins sells many things besides movie tickets and they partner with schools and non-profits to raise funds.

 

One of the most popular items is their refillable souvenir cup. Purchase the cup for $6.75 and you can get $2.00 refills (first one is even free!) for all of 2020. If you purchase their summer movie tickets, this is a great way to get a cheap drink to stay cool!

 

While you’re at the theater, you can redeem your Popcorn Voucher. Each punch is good for a medium popcorn. There are 36 punches on each card – an average of 3 visits a month! Limit of one punch per visit. It’s only $30. 

 

Lastly, if you can’t decide what to get that hard-to-shop-for person, we have $25 gift cards. Who doesn’t love movies? 

 

What does all this have to do with fundraising? Neely purchases these items at discount and sells them for regular price. You aren’t paying any more than you would in the theater, BUT Neely’s PTO gets some much needed cash to help our school continue to be awesome!

 

Orders are accepted by paper form only and must be turned in by November 13th. We will deliver the vouchers for your purchased items during the week of December 9th so you can have time to get them to your family and friends for the holidays.

 

  

Chipotle @ Dana Park

Tuesday,  Nov. 5th 4-8pm

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

Dine in or Take out, you pick! 

(Orders must be placed in store, not online.)

If you’ve been around Neely for awhile, you know how awesome our Restaurant Nights are! A ton of people show up, there are kids darting around to say hi to friends all night, and it is the EASIEST money our school makes! Our Chipotle night is usually one of our most successful restaurant nights. Let’s see if we can beat our record this year! Details are in the image below.

 

ZinBurger for Dinner

Join your friends from Neely on October 1  from 5-9pm for our first dinner restaurant night!

ZinBurger has some of the most creative burgers on menus today. Along with their signature fries and decadent shakes, you’re in for a treat!

They have generously partnered with us for a great restaurant night and will be donating 20% of their sales from Neely families that evening back to school! ZinBurger is a great place for families to enjoy a night away from the kitchen.

Mention Neely when you order and make sure you drop the names of your teachers in the jar at the hostess station when you check in!


Eat Burgers.

Earn money for Neely.

It’s that simple.

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 person.)

Every pass earns $5 for Neely!

  

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!

FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Did you know that Fry’s will PAY US when you shop?

Link your VIP card and your online account to Neely by logging in to: https://www.frysfood.com/topic/new-community-rewards-program and selecting Neely Elementary School PTO. (You will be directed to log in or create an account.)

That’s it! The best part is that this is the LAST time you will EVER have to do it! Fry’s has updated their program. Enroll this year and all of your shopping will benefit Neely from now on! Less work for you and more FREE money for the school!

How to help Neely:

  1. Enroll your VIP card in Fry’s Community Rewards Program.
  2. Then, as an added help to our school, send the link to at least one friend or family member, or to all of them! All grandparents, aunts, uncles, and sister-in-law’s cousin’s brothers are welcome! 

 

Link Your VIP Card Here

To sweeten the deal, we have an easy to enter contest!

The prize? Win one of two $50 Fry’s Gift Cards!

How to enter the contest:

From 8/30 – 9/13 (including at KNO)

Bring in the bottom of your Fry’s receipt(s) that note Neely and drop it in the jar. That’s it!

  • Enter as many receipts dated August 23 or later as you wish.
  • The collection jar is in the front office.
  • Student Name and Teacher must be on the back of the receipt.
  • All receipts that say Neely at the bottom, with child & teacher name written on the back, are eligible! Even ones from friends and family!
  • Winners will be selected the week of September 16.

GOOD LUCK!

Fall KNO

(Kids’ Night Out)

Friday, September 13, 4:45-8:45pm

We Need Your Help!

The evening’s fun includes:

GIANT, HUMAN-SIZED GAMES

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Rockwall Games

Kerplunk

Checkers

Rock Paper Scissors Hula Hoops

Candyland

Twister

Tic Tac Toe

plus PIZZA!

We even have a movie (Incredibles 2) for you!

It’s BOARD GAME fun like you’ve never seen before!


Ready to register?

The form opens at 7am on August 26th. It closes at 10am on Sept. 10th.

Sign up for KNO

The form is set to take payments by cash, check, or PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or e-check through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. 

Only 250 children will be enrolled. We will use names from 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.  

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 be about 90 minutes at the end of the night. 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 the single line. Make sure you have your check-in card that will be sent home on Sept 12th. Volunteers will verify your child’s information, make sure you have what you need for check-out, attach allergy wristbands, and direct your kids where to go. You may stay in 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 8:45. The east gate 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 need to follow the check out procedure instructions you received when you dropped off your child(ren). If you do not have the required items, we will have a table so we can verify your ID. Proceed into the waiting area. We have wranglers there to collect your kids for you. Let the wrangler know who you are picking up. If you have a photo of them on your phone, have it available to show the wrangler to make finding the kids faster. Your kids will meet you by the double doors. A volunteer will collect and match you to your child’s nametag 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.

Sign up for KNO

Amazon Smile

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 22nd 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 2019?

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

Prime Day Sale will run from midnight PT on Monday, July 15 through Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

The first two Prime Days lasted 24 hours, but in 2017 event lasted for 30 hours. Amazon upped the ante for 2018 with Prime Day scheduled to go for 36 hours but this year it’ll be open for 48 hours.

 

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, 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!

The one catch is that purchases MUST be made through smile.amazon.com.

From there, sign in as usual and select the organization you would like your funds to support. You only have to do this once.

Amazon Smile does NOT apply to purchases made with the app or from www.amazon.com.

You CAN shop on the app, fill your cart, and switch over to a browser to checkout at smile.amazon.com. All of your purchases are part of your regular purchase history and all normal return policies apply.

More information can be found here.

 

 

 

FREE TOKENS!!

with any purchase

 

“It’s a sneak peek at your child’s teacher and it benefits Neely! What a great idea!”

 

Teacher Reveal Night @ Peter Piper

July 26th, 4:00-8:00pm


Join us at the Peter Piper Pizza location at Baseline and Gilbert to get a sneak peek at the class lists!

While we hope you will stay and participate in the Restaurant Night Fundraiser, you DO NOT have to purchase anything to get the early look. 

First check in at the Welcome table to get your sticker for FREE TOKENS with any purchase!

Next find the PTO member wearing a Neely Shirt. He or she will have binders on the table sorted by grade. Take a look at who your child has for the year. You may even be able to meet some of his or her future classmates!

If you can’t make it to the Reveal Party, class lists will be posted on the Neely front windows, as always, on Monday.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]


Did you ORDER Your shirt yet?

 

 

 

Shirt Details

Our shirts are a soft, pre-shrunk cotton blend. They are a gently fitted, longer cut, flattering to all body types. 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.

Pricing

Both shirts are normally $15 but are on sale now for only $14. (Sizes 2XL and above are $2 extra in cost.) Only shirts  ordered online before July 10th will be sold at this price, so don’t wait! If a style sells out, we do not know when we will reach the printer minimums for back orders so we strongly advise ordering during the pre-sale period to ensure timely delivery!

All Shirts are On sale from now through July 10th for $14!