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Read our Newsletter for Week of December 2nd, 2019

Holiday Marketplace
Sunday, December 8th, 2019 • 2-4 pm • Estabrook Cafeteria
Come support Estabrook kids at the 5th annual Holiday Marketplace. Get into the holiday spirit! Bring your checkbook and cash and do some holiday shopping to support our school and show your community spirit. This year’s Marketplace features over 50 student stalls across all grades. Student’s will be selling baked treats, woodwork, homemade chocolates, jewelry, holiday cards, decorations, and so much more.

  • 5th Grade Raffle and Bake Sale
    The 5th graders are holding a huge bake sale and have put together an amazing raffle items for you to take your chances on! Proceeds raised will benefit 5th Grade activities.
  • Gamewright -Did you enjoy yourself at game night? Missed out on buying games? We will have a selection of games to purchase. Proceeds raised will support our school.
  • The Book Fair is Open! – Our annual Book Fair is open to all! Come browse and buy books for the holiday, for the library, or for your child’s teacher AND raise money for our library. The Book Fair will be in the library and will accept credit cards.
  • Spirit Wear – Missed out on spirit wear? Visit our spirit wear stall, we have a selection of items for sale.
  • Art Stall – Estabrook Parent – Julianna Stockton will be selling her Anti Anxiety art be sure to visit her stall.

REACH Holiday Gift Drive
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The season of giving has started, and the PTO is asking the Estabrook community to participate in this year’s annual gift drive to support families living in the REACH Shelter for Domestic Violence in Waltham. We are hoping to fulfill the wish lists of 5 families living in the shelter. Gifts are due Thursday, Dec 12. To learn more and participate, please visit the Gift Drive Page. Thank you for your support!

Fundraising Activities

  • Shop with AmazonSmile

Amazon smile
Did you know that when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2589089, AmazonSmile donates to the Estabrook PTO? Bookmark this link for the upcoming shopping holidays! Thank you!!

  • Blaze Pizza Fundraiser
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 • 5-8 PM • Blaze Pizza (91 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington
    Please dine for a cause. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the proceeds from the meal to the Estabrook PTO.

  • Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
    All forms and payments are due on Monday, December 2nd. Please send cash, checks, and forms in with students in an envelope marked 5th Grade Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. If you have sold over ten boxes, make sure you have addresses where donuts will be delivered. 

Pick Up and Deliveries

    • Pick up is available at 1 Wyman Road on SATURDAY, December 7, between 9:30-11:00am. 
    • Local Lexington deliveries will be made for orders over 10 boxes (someone must be home to accept delivery!) on Saturday
    • All other pickups can be made during Estabrook’s Marketplace Extravaganza on December 8, from 2-4.
    • Any questions, please contact April Maloney.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Book Fair Volunteers
    December 2nd to December 8th, 2019

    We still have some open slots that need to be filled. Please help out and sign up for a slot. This year, we are tax free and if you volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours you will also get a 10% discount. Click here for Bookfair Signup. Any questions please contact: Pei Ling Ferguson

  • National Geographic Bee at Estabrook Volunteers
    We’ll be conducting the National Geographic Bee at Estabrook School for the 4th and 5th Grade students this year. It is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

Preliminary rounds for all participants will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 12:45 pm to 2 pm. (Please note the updated time.) Top 10 scorers of the preliminary rounds will move to the Final round. The Final round for the 10 finalists will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

We’re pleased to say that we have overwhelming response from our 4th and 5th graders. We’ve a record number of students participating in the Geography Bee this year.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need 4 volunteers as time keepers and scorers on December 11 and January 8. Volunteers CANNOT be parents of the participants. An ideal opportunity for parents of 3rd Grade (and lower) students who want their children to participate in Geography Bee in coming years. If interested, please email volunteers@estabrookpto.org with Subject: “Volunteer for Geography Bee.”

5th Grade Marketplace Bake Sale
We are still in need of baked goods for our Marketplace bake sale and parent volunteers to help during the event. Please sign up here.

METCO Family Friends

The Estabrook PTO connects Estabrook students who live in Boston with Estabrook students who live in Lexington for monthly Thursday afternoon play dates hosted by the Lexington families once a month on Thursday afternoons. Participating in the Family Friends program is a great way to help all students build meaningful connections with their peers outside of the school day. If you would like to get involved with the program or have questions, please email us at info@estabrookpto.org.

Learn more about METCO program HERE. To see this year’s Family Friends dates check our event calendar HERE.

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