Welcome to August! Hard to believe that we are in August already. School starts in 22 days on Monday, Aug 23.
As we get ready, the PTA has several outdoor events scheduled for reconnecting our wonderful community! We'd love for you to join us.
Our next play date is this Sunday, August 8 at 10:00am. Swifty has requested a bubble theme, so expect to see Swifty playing in some bubbles! We will also have popsicles to help cool off. If you can join us, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/scesplay21.
If you have questions about the upcoming year, please know that our school staff are an email or phone call away 919-233-4320.
Our Executive Board is also here to help! Feel free to contact us.
Marie, Deb, Sarah, Dana, Lauren
Help Our Families In Need!
Can you help? Check out the August Sign Up.
If you cannot deliver items and need them picked up at your house or would like to contribute funds, contact Marie Dexter at firstname.lastname@example.org for those options.
PlayDate Sunday, Aug 8 10:00am
- Play Dates http://tinyurl.com/scesPlay21
- Decorating events http://tinyurl.com/sces21KickOff
Join the Pta
Join today through our MemberHub store at https://swiftcreek.memberhub.com/store
If you have any questions about Membership, please contact our Membership Chair, Danielle Davis at email@example.com.
Time to Link your Harris Teeter ViC Card
Are you a member of the VIC program at Harris Teeter? When you buy Harris Teeter brand products, a portion of those sales can go to Swift Creek. Simply link your VIC card to our school. You can do it through the Harris Teeter website or at the customer service desk. Our school code is 2126.
Or complete this form and we will do the work for you!
Note: The VIC year runs from Aug 1 to May 30. So you have to re-register every year!
Looking for Spirit Wear?
We will also have a Spirit Wear table at future school events! If you have questions about Spirit Wear, contact our Spirit Wear Chairs, Aimee Langerhans at firstname.lastname@example.org or Juanita Francois at email@example.com.
Other Ways You Can Help!
Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know that a portion of your purchase could go to Swift Creek when you shop? Simply use this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0788188
To make Swift Creek your default charity for your Amazon account, complete these steps:
- On Amazon from the Account & Lists drop-down list, select Your Amazon Smile.
- To select a charity, click Change Charity.
- In the Choose Your Charity page, enter “Swift Creek Elementary School” and click Search. Two Swift Creek Elementary PTAs will appear in the search results.
- Select the Swift Creek Elementary School PTA in Raleigh, NC.
Box Tops are available on a variety of items, such as General Mills cereals, Hefty products, and Ziploc products.
Each Box Top is worth 10 cents to Swift Creek!
Box Tops is going digital! Now instead of clipping, simply scan your receipts to earn money for the Creek. For more information, see https://www.boxtops4education.com
COKE BOTTLE TOPS
Do you drink Coke products, such as Coke, Sprite, or Minute Maid? Collect the bottle cap from your beverage to add 5 cents to our Painless Fundraising funds! You can enter the code on the back of the cap at cokegives.com or give your caps to Marie Dexter.
LOWES FOODLowes Food has several programs to benefit schools, such as Swift Creek. With the Cart to Class program, all you need to do is link your Lowes Food card to Swift Creek and when you buy Lowes Food brand products, part of your purchase goes to the Creek. You can link your card from the Lowes Food website or by contacting Customer Service.PUBLIXAre you a regular Publix shopper? Then you can help the Creek when you shop. We are a member of the Publix Partners program. When you create a Publix account, you can associate Swift Creek Elementary with your phone number. Then give your phone number at check out and Swift Creek reaps the benefits!
The Wake County School Board will have its next meeting on Tuesday, August 3 at 5:30pm. One item under discussion is whether masks will be required. You can virtually attend the meeting through the Wake County School's YouTube channel.
National PTA Multi-Cultural Calendar
The PTA was established to advocate for EVERY student and teacher. The National PTA encourages recognizing the diversity and multi-cultural nature of our families. Here are the events being celebrated in August.