Box Tops Drive

May 13-17

School is almost out for the summer. It’s time to turn in all of your Box Tops before the year is over and they expire.

Bring your Box Tops in the morning (before school starts) to the table under the East Ramada, from May 13th through May 17th. A prize will be given to each student when they turn in at least 5 Box Tops together. One prize per student, please.

The classroom with the most Box Tops submitted will win a $25 gift card for their teacher.

We are keeping it simple at the end of the year. We know you’re busy! The last check from Box Tops was just over $400. Those little 10c cardboard rectangles add up quickly, so send them in!

Thank you for your support!

– Neely PTO

You get to stay cool

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the kids burn off some of that energy before you’re with them for the rest of the summer

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you don’t have to go out or pack lunch on the last day of school

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Neely earns some cash

=

A fun time for everyone!

 

How awesome is that math!?

What is this magical event?

Our PRIVATE Neely Skate Party!

Join us right after school ends on the last day of the year at Skateland in Chandler: 12:45-3:45, May 23, 2019. Last year, we had over 100 people skating!

We are holding a Pre-Sale to cut down on your wait time. Entrance, Lunch Deals, and Skate Rental call all be purchased by returning the paper flyer that was sent home today. Can’t find it? You can print one HERE.

Lunch Deals are available during the Pre-Sale only. Admission and Rentals can be purchased during the Pre-Sale or at the door.

Any Neely family is welcome! Children do not have to attend Neely, but they do need to be accompanied by someone who currently has a child at Neely (so you can bring your neighbor kids or cousins that you’re watching that day).

Pre-Sale purchases are due to the Neely Office on May 21. Entrance, Lunch, and Rental tickets will come home in an envelope on May 22nd.

Join us for an Indoor

for the last 30 min!

The DETAILS:

Anyone who wants to skate must pay an admission fee.  The cost is $3 for each child and $2 for each adult. We are offering a price break with a family maximum for SKATERS of $10. Rentals and lunch will be an additional cost. Non-skaters are welcome to come for free. Also, if you have young kids, you CAN bring a stroller and skate them in it around the rink with you for free!  100% of the cost of admission comes back to Neely!

Skateland is offering a Lunch Deal for us. $3 will purchase a slice of pizza and a small drink. There will be a table set out where you can redeem your Pre-Sale ticket for your slice and drink without waiting in the concession line. You may choose any drink, but we will have Sprite and Coke in pre-filled cups.

You can bring and wear your own skates. If you need skates, Skate Rentals can be purchased ahead of time. Old-school skates are $3.50 per pair and RollerBlades are $4.50. Just give your Skate Rental ticket to the attendant at the skate counter.

Skate-Mates (those pvc-pipe supports on wheels) can be rented at the door only. 

The entire Skateland facility is open only to Neely families so you’re sure to find a friend! 

If you still have questions contact us at [email protected] and we will do our best to answer them.

Our pretty flyer, so you know what to look for in the stack of papers in their Friday folders.

Skateland Chandler – 1101 W. Ray Rd, Chandler, 85224

Read to send in your form?  Print the paper flyerHERE

 

Box Tops Competition

It’s Box Top Clipping Time!

It’s similar to competitions we’ve done before. Read below for the details and rules.

The competition runs during the week of February 11-15, from 8:15-8:33 each morning. Look for the table with bins under the East Ramada. Make sure your Box Tops are in the bins before the first bell rings at 8:38 if you want them to be counted.

The winning grade will win a Valentine’s Day themed sweet treat. We will announce the results on Monday, after the competition ends.

The Fine Print

  • Each valid Box Top will count as 1 point.
  • Neatly trimmed, valid 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.
    • Neatly trimmed is defined as a Box Top that is cut within a quarter-inch of the dotted line and is not “torn” on more than one edge.
  • To earn points, place your Box Tops in the bin for your grade. That’s it!

Remember, if they are NEATLY TRIMMED,

they are worth 5 points each!

Now, go scour the house for Box Tops to bring in.

To see a list of all products that have Box Tops, click here.

 



What else do you need to know? 🙂

I guess a few more details wouldn’t hurt. Location: Southeast corner of Baseline and Gilbert Roads.

Fresh Millions is a sandwich, salad, wrap, and bowl restaurant specializing in healthy options made to order. They have a kids menu, too. Entrees are in the $8 range. They are donating 50% of sales all day on December 12 (11-8) so stop by for lunch, dinner, a snack, or anything else. Valid for take out or dine in. 

Flyer must be turned in at checkout for purchases to count. You can print one here.

Here is a link to the menu. If you haven’t tried them out and were curious about their name, now is your chance to answer those questions and you get to raise money for our school!

This is an easy way to help Neely and get out of cooking! See you there!

You Shop, We Earn!

Amazon Smile

 

From now until November 2nd, Amazon’s usual 0.5% contribution is being multiplied to 

5% of eligible purchases!

Using Amazon Smile is so easy! The one catch is that purchases MUST be made through  smile.amazon.com, not the app or amazon.com.

Don’t worry. We’ve laid out the simple process of using smile.amazon.com instead of the app right here:

 

  

Here’s how to do it:

Do everything like you normally do on your phone, computer, whatever, including adding items to your cart. DO NOT CHECKOUT!!

On your phone or tablet, open Safari or Chrome, and go to smile.amazon.com. On your computer, make sure the web address is smile.amazon.com.

When you do, you will be prompted to sign in an choose a charity. Pick us – Neely Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (aka Neely PTO). You will only have to do this the first time you use Amazon Smile.

When you’re done with that, click on your cart. Amazon will magically display everything you added from whatever you were using before. (It’s not magic, it’s complex computer code, but it seems like magic.)

NOW CHECKOUT! You will get a happy message saying Thanks for Supporting Neely! and you’ll get that smile on your face that Amazon promised in their name because your kids get something to help their school for FREE!

Everything you love about Amazon works exactly like it always has, but our school and your kids benefit. 

So, try it out. Get a little early holiday shopping done and help us earn a whopping 5% of your purchase! 

Want more details? Click HERE to visit Amazon’s Q&A section about Amazon Smile.

Chipotle @ Dana Park

Tuesday,  Nov. 13th 5-9pm

3440 E. Baseline Rd. #104 Mesa

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 was our most successful restaurant night last year. Let’s see if we can beat it this year! Details are in the image below.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:30am-3:45pm


We Need Your Help!

HOW TO 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 us know so we 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 here or call Susan Vail at 480-280-9918

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

  • 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!

 

Paper Drive, too!

Don’t carry it in – we will unload for you!

We will take your reams of paper and your cash to buy reams of paper right at the curb! No more loading up backpacks or hauling it into the office! Paper can also be donated in the office Monday-Wednesday.

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

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

  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.

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 money on them!

 

Loyalty Items Fundraiser

Orders Due November 2

 

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 $6.50 and you can get $1.50 refills (first one is even free!) all year. 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. Each gift card will also come with a coupon for a free medium popcorn

 

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 2nd. We will deliver the vouchers for your purchased items by December 7th so you can have time to get them to your family and friends for the holidays.

 

  

A Bunch o’ Box Tops for a Bunch o’ Balloons!

August 20-31

“Box Tops are on things you use every day around your house. It’s so easy to collect them!”

Box Tops Products

Click to view the whole list

The rules of the game are simple:

  1. Collect as many Box Tops as you can.
  2. Glue 10 Box Tops at a time on to this sheet.
  3. Use more than one sheet if you have more than 10 Box Tops.
  4. Write your name and your teacher’s name on the sheet.
  5. Turn it in to your teacher or the office by August 31.

We will draw a single winner from the stack at the end of the contest and that one person will win 350 quick-fill water balloons! His or her teacher will win a $25 Target gift card!

 

Box Tops Competition

Did your grade lose last time? Want to take down the winners?  Did you win and need to defend your title? This is your chance!

It’s the same competition that we did in the fall!

Each loose 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 earn points, place your loose Box Tops in the bin for YOUR GRADE. Only loose Box Tops count as positive points. Remember, if they are loose AND neatly trimmed, they are worth 5 points!

To sabotage another grade, complete the Battle of the Box Tops sheet with a valid Box Top in each shield (10 total), and it will count as 25 points AGAINST the grade whose bin it is in. Be careful with your sabotages! Those same 10 neatly trimmed, but loose, Box Tops are worth 50 points when they are in YOUR OWN bin!

The competition runs from May 14-18, in the morning, before school only. Look for the table with bins under the East Ramada. Make sure your Box Tops are in the bins before the first bell rings at 8:33 if you want them to be counted.

The winning grade will win a cool treat. The winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, May 18th.

*Neatly Trimmed is defined as box tops that are within 1/4th inch of dotted line and are not “torn” on more than one edge.

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