Welcome to Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School PTA
                                 




Upcoming Events  

Wednesday, June 14th – PTA Meeting
6:30-7:30 Tucker Library
 
The last PTA meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. At this meeting membership will be voting on the 2017-2018 PTA Board positions.
 
Tuesday, June 20th- End of Year Celebrations (K-4)
All of these celebrations will be held in the gym: 
Kindergarten 8:15-9:15AM
1st and 2nd Grade 9:30-10:15AM
3rd and 4th Grade 10:30-11:15AM
 
Wednesday, June 21st ­ - 5th Grade Promotion
Tucker Gym 8:30-11:00AM
 
Wednesday, June 21st and Thursday, June 22nd – Early Release Days
 
On Wednesday and Thursday school will be dismissed at 12:35PM
 
Lost and Found Reminder
As the school year is coming to a close the Lost and Found pile at Tucker has reached epic proportions. So if you are still missing some of your child’s clothes please come take a look before June 16th. On June 19th we will donate all of the clothing and eligible items to charity. 
 
PTA Board Nominations
The PTA Board Nominating Committee presented the slate of nominations for the 2017-2018 school year last Wednesday, May 24th.
The Nominating Committee presented the following slate:
President- Al Luna
VP of Volunteering- Leo San Roman; Zohreh Khoshnamak
VP of Education and Staff Appreciation- Aimee Wieland
VP of Fundraising- Mike Johnson
Secretary- Catalina Rojas
Treasurer- Wanda San Roman
Voting for the 2017-2018 PTA Board will take place the on Wednesday, June14th at 6:30PM. Nominations will also be accepted that evening at the time of voting.
 
New Open House Format for Next School Year
As shared at last Wednesday's PTA meeting, Tucker is piloting a new Open House format next year in order to front-load grade level and teacher-specific information before school starts instead of waiting three weeks for Back to School Night to do so.  Parent feedback has consistently supported the notion that in today's information age, extensive time learning about the new teacher's expectations for communication, homework, etc. would be better received sooner rather than later. Many schools have similarly modified their process with the result being a smoother and more efficient start to the school year.  We will still have a Back to School Night, but it will be pushed back to after Labor Day and  reflect a broader focus on school wide reading and math initiatives as opposed to the details of a particular grade level or classroom.  The Family Picnic has played an important role in providing an informal setting for meeting and greeting teachers and other families and will remain an important event early in the school year.

We'll be inviting Kindergarten families to come from 9am to Noon on Wednesday, August 2; 1st & 2nd grade families will come 9 to11am on Tuesday, August 1; and 3rd-5th grade families also on August 1from noon to 2pm. Details will be provided in the letter that arrives in mid-July. We also plan to have transportation, food services and other central office staff on hand to help everyone be ready to operate on all cylinders when school begins on Thursday, August 3.  Times will be confirmed in July, but please save the dates:

Tuesday, Aug 1 Open House for Grades 1 & 2 from 9-11am; and Grades 3-5: 12 – 2pm
Wednesday, Aug  2 Open House for Kindergarten: 9-Noon
 
Box Tops Update
Thank You Tucker Tigers and Parents for your support throughout this fantastic year!  For 2016-17 school year, we collected $778 through the end of May.  
It’s our last push for June…. the final green collection sheets are now due, or any collection sheets you may have, send them all in…  Your Box Tops clippings help support our PTA all year long, keep collecting through the Summer - look for a new collection sheet to come home next week.
Here is a list of current Box Tops to clip:
http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
The Labels for Education program ended in August 2016, we no longer collect those UPCs and labels.
 
And last but not least…. Our Box Tops Coordinator, Judy Davis, will move on to middle school with her 5th Grader.  Our new Box Tops Coordinator is Ashley Allen, the mom of a 1st Grader.  Please say Thanks to these Moms for their volunteer efforts when you see them!
Have a wonderful Summer everyone!


Tucker Girl Scouts Troop Sign-Ups
Girls grades K-5th sign-up for membership in the 2017-2018 school year.  Girl Scouts encourage social growth, leadership, and bonding while exploring our community and school through service!  Interested to join, please contact DeAnna Franks (Tucker School Troop Organizer) at 919-721-7302 or dkfranks@hotmail.com to registration early for next school year ($25 registration).  Building our troops now is helpful to be ready in August.  We also will need parents to volunteer as co-leaders in each grade level for us to succeed with our troops!
 
Shop on Amazon and support the Tucker PTA
Love Amazon? Want to support our school without ever leaving your house?  The Tucker PTA has teamed up with the Amazon Smiles program to donate to Tucker every time you shop at Amazon. Use the link below to link your purchases to Tucker Elementary and shop away!
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1998920
 
 
 

Board Message

Every year Tucker students return to school in August ready to begin another exciting year! Our PTA is ready for their return. With such amazing children, phenomenal teachers and outstanding staff, there is no place we would rather be!

Samuel W. Tucker PTA is not only an important support system to Samuel W. Tucker but it also reinforces Samuel W. Tucker's initiatives throughout the year. The PTA provides volunteers in classrooms and around the school, provides teacher and principal scholarships, after school programs and funds school field trips. But we cannot do it without YOU! The support of the parents at Samuel W.Tucker make it possible for the PTA to do all of the amazing things for our students. We appreciate all of the time, effort, advice, donations and support that our parents give. Please make this another amazing year!

In addition to the website, the PTA utilizes electronic alerts on a periodic basis. These alerts are intended to address time sensitive events or 'calls to action'. If you wish to receive PTA blasts from the PTA, send a brief request toTuckerTigersRoar@gmail.com. In addition, you should add TuckerTigersRoar@gmail.com to your contact list to keep messages out of your spam filter.

Sincerely,

Your Tucker Tiger PTA Board
Al, Helyett, Jeanine, Wanda and Martha