Read-a-thon is Pittsburgh Linden PTA’s main spring fundraiser, with the goal of instilling good reading habits in our students and fostering school community. How can you help? Families and teachers can encourage students to log their reading time, turn in their reading coupons daily, and also turn in their pledge form and donations by Monday, May 4:
Also, plan to attend Passport to Reading Night on Friday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s international story rooms will feature readers and food from Germany, China, Chile, India, Poland, Italy, and more! There will be a silent auction and a raffle for fantastic gift baskets. Mark your calendars!
Help kick off Linden’s annual READ-A-THON at Family Fun Night on Friday, April 10 from 6-8 pm in the school cafeteria!
Bring family and friends to play games and have fun! Pittsburgh’s Reading is Fundamental program will be there to share in the fun and provide a free book for students to take home.
Food will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the PTA. Any donations for the upcoming Passport to Reading Night Raffle on April 24 will be graciously appreciated.
City Councilman Dan Gilman announced a funding allocation for The Backpack Initiative at Pittsburgh Linden that will allow it to run for the next school year. The funding will come from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, an ongoing federal program that provides support to low and moderate-income neighborhoods. Find out more at: http://pittsburghpa.gov/district8/release?id=4296.
The Linden Backpack Initiative provides weekend meals for students who do not have consistent access to breakfasts and lunches between the end of school on Fridays and the start of school on Mondays.
Find out more about how you can help the Backpack Initiative at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eacad29a6fe3-thebackpack/13478462.
Pittsburgh Linden Newsletter, January-February 2015
Box Tops Collection
Through February 20, 2015
Start clipping for great class prizes! Prizes will be given to the three classes collecting the most box tops.
Box Tops are an easy way to earn money for Linden to support educational and recreational activities for the kids. Check those packages in the pantry. If there’s a Box Top logo, clip it and bring it to school. For every Box Top collected, Linden receives 10 cents.
We have nearly 400 kids at Linden. If every child brought in 10 Box Tops, the school would earn $400. If every child brought in 25 Box Tops, the total would be $1000! So, spread the word — ask your neighbors, friends, and family if they have Box Tops!
Simply send the Box Tops to school with your child to turn in to their homeroom teacher. If you drop them at the main office instead, be sure to label with your child’s name and homeroom number.
Faschingsfest is the German version of Mardi Gras. Linden will have a school-wide celebration (German and Mandarin students) on Thursday, February 12. We need volunteers from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. to help serve snacks and to clean up in between groups in the cafeteria. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eacad29a6fe3-faschingfest2 to help out at this fun Linden tradition!