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Read our Newsletter for Week of Feb 10th, 2020

Thank You 2nd Grade Families!

The Estabrook PTO would like to thank all those who contributed to the 2nd Grade Staff Appreciation Breakfast:

Elaine Yang, Joyce Dvorak, Tonya Hadjis, Megan Doherty, Susie Hwang, Jennifer Wassan, Lexi Yusah Cramer, Catherine Weisbeck, Sascha Wyss, Mandy Wilds, Catherine Mackinnon, Lauran Winick, Lisa Khachaturian, Carissa Glavine, Sara Sheikh, Ja-Nuntaporn Brennan, Erica Camargo-Faye, Sujatha Vadlamani, Marjunette de Magistris, Claire Cho, Huiming Li, Monica Young, and Tien Le.

A heartfelt thanks to you all for your time, creativity and generosity in showing the exceptional Estabrook staff how much we appreciate them!

Crazy 8s Volunteers Needed
Crazy 8s math club can be run after school for grades 3-5 if we get one more volunteer. It would be Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 this March-April. Let liz.s.bettencourt@gmail.com know if you’d like to help. https://crazy8s.bedtimemath.org/home/what

Math Night K-3
Estabrook cafeteria, Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30-7:45 

Math night is coming up. Bring your kindergartener through third graders and help them work through fun challenges! There will be plenty to fill the 75 minutes, but feel free to come late or leave early. Move through stations at your own pace.

If you have any questions or would like to help, contact: liz.s.bettencourt@gmail.com.

5th Grade Yearbook

We still need your child’s photos for the yearbook.
K-5 for all , class parties , concerts, BBY, field day etc
Please follow guidelines to upload photos. If you don’t label the photos correctly we cannot use them.

Deadline for photo submission is Sunday March 15th.

Feel free to contact Amantha Tsaros (amanthatsaros@gmail.com) with questions

Estabrook Lunchtime Recycling & Composting Program-Volunteers calling (1)

Lunchtime Recycling & Composting Program Needs Volunteers!

We have a couple of open shifts this spring and we could use your help! Volunteer once per month on Friday (that’s only 5 shifts for the remaining school year!), or we also have a half shift available on Tuesdays. If you’d like to volunteer but these days don’t work, please get in touch- we may be able to rearrange schedules.

Parent volunteers assist students with sorting compost and recycling throughout the year at Estabrook and we need a little help to ensure every lunch is covered. Sign up through the PTO membership toolkit (https://estabrookpto.membershiptoolkit.com) under Signups or contact Summer Parker at summerbparker@gmail.com.

Estabrook Day at Fenway! Ticket Deadline this Friday, February 14th
Fenway Park, Sun, Jun 7th, 2020, 1:05pm

Tickets for our Estabrook Day at Fenway are almost sold out! Sunday, June 7th @ 1:05pm. $42 per person

Weather permitting, kids 14 & under will have the chance to run the bases after the game. The deadline to purchase tickts is this Friday, February 14th. Tickets can be purchased on Membership Toolkit page here. Go Sox!

Volunteers Needed – Run of the Mill 

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help organize the Run of the Mill post-party! 

Run of the Mill is one of our favorite events, in which kids and families join with the community to run to benefit the Estabrook School. This is a great way to become involved with the PTO and community for working parents or parents who have more free time on the weekends or evenings.

Please contact volunteers@estabrookpto.org to find out more

Spaghetti Supper Announcement
SAVE THE DATE: Estabrook Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, March 28

Estabrook’s Fifth Graders invite the whole school community to a night of food, family, and fun! Mark your calendars now for this Estabrook tradition; instructions for ordering tickets will be coming soon. There will be two seatings, at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., served by the Fifth Graders and featuring pasta, salad, and dessert. Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.

The Estabrook School Cafeteria will be transformed for one night into the place to be! The event will feature a Silent Auction, raffles, and much more. Proceeds will support Fifth Grade activities.

Stay tuned for details!

Fifth Grade Spaghetti Supper Team
EstabrookSpaghettiSupper@gmail.com

5th Grade Year Book Information

We are creating the yearbook for our students and we need your help in collecting and sharing photographs of the children during their years at Estabrook. Below are details on how to submit photos to the yearbook committee. Please review and start submitting as soon as you can. Deadline for photo submission is Sunday March 15th

Feel free to contact Amantha Tsaros amanthatsaros@gmail.com with questions.

Submitting Photos for the 5th Grade Yearbook

  • Gather and Prepare Your Photos For Submission
  • Choose clear, well-lit photographs taken during school activities.
  • You will be submitting jpegs or png images. Some iPhone users may find that their phone shoots HEIC images. You must export them into jpg format. Google will help you find instructions.
  • Rename each photo file using the correct format* as shown at the bottom of this page.

To Submit Photos:

  • Go to this website: http://bit.ly/EstabrookYearbookPics
    Register / Create your “Account”. This is the account you will use to order a yearbook in April.
  • Click on “Upload Photos”
    Enter “Estabrook” in the “School Name” window and choose Estabrook Elementary
  • In the “Initial Uploads” Photo Category, Drag your properly-named photos; or Click on the “Browse” button and “Select” your properly-named photos. Upload will take place.You will not need to enter anything into the “Caption” window. We will sort the photos using the file names.
    When finished, Log Out.

    *Please understand that the labeling format allows us to know who is in the photo and what grade level the photo belongs to. Without the proper label we cannot tell where the photo should go in the yearbook. We cannot use any images that are uploaded with the original file names such as “IMG7892”.

*Filename Format:
Rename the files as follows:
Grade #_Category_Last Name_First Initial_(letter if submitting multiple from one event)
Please use 0 for Kindergarten.

Examples:
I have one picture of Alex from a Kindergarten Big Back Yard walk.

I will label it:
0_BigBackyard_Tsaros_A

I have three images of him from second grade party – they will be labelled:
2_ClassParty_Tsaros_A_a
2_ClassParty_Tsaros_A_b
2_ClassParty_Tsaros_A_c

Community Events
Events held in our community will be advertised on their own special page on our website. Click here to find out more!

Click, Shop, Support!
Donate to the PTO through your everyday shopping! A portion of your purchases from Amazon and Stop & Shop can be donated directly to the Estabrook PTO. Black Earth Compost also offers a referral program for new subscribers. All of these programs are free to sign up for and there are no extra charges or fees. Click here to learn more and for signup links.

In addition to those donation programs, you (AND your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers!) can also contribute to the Estabrook PTO by:

  • collecting valid box tops in the Box Tops for Education program and depositing them into the box on top of the Lost & Found cabinets
  • recycling your old textiles by dropping them into the large white freestanding Baystate Textiles bin at the end of the Estabrook School parking lot.

Thank you for supporting the Estabrook PTO!

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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