Susannah Dickinson Elementary
7110 Greatwood Parkway, Sugar Land, TX, 77479
(832) 223 1400

May 20th, 2015

05/20/2015

 
Dickinson teachers inspire our children to love learning. Each month, Dickinson PTO recognizes one teacher who has gone above and beyond as nominated by a Dickinson parent. Teachers receive a $20 gift card, courtesy of Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro and Latin Grill and a front row parking space in the teacher's parking lot. During the school year we received lots of heartwarming nominations. Below is a list of teachers recognized during the 2014-15 school year:

September 2014: Coach Rice
October 2014: Mr. Ford
November 2014: Ms. Blair
December 2014: Ms. Tinker
January: Ms. Hopkins
February: Ms. Odom
March: Ms. Carver
April: Ms. Marlow
May: Ms. Wehring

 
 
Don’t miss the Dickinson PTO End of the Year Party! See the Sugar Land Skeeters take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Tuesday, June 2nd, starting at 7:05 p.m. at Constellation Field
$8.00 Discounted Field Box Tickets for Dickinson families
Hear Coach Rice sing The National Anthem
Teacher of the Year Ms. Love will throw out the 1st pitch
And following the game, all Dickinson kids in attendance have the chance to run the bases!
 
To purchase tickets complete the ticket order flyer that was sent home in your child’s folder or visit www.SugarLandSkeeters.com and use promo code “Dickinson.” Ticket sales are Monday, May 18-May 29th
 
 
Congratulations to the 2015-16 PTO Executive Board:
President - Stacey Richards      VP 1 - Shannon Woodruff
Secretary - Heather Lovell         Volunteer Coordinator - Paige Ruiz
Treasurer - Kelly Fitzgerald        Reporter - Rhonda Randolph
 
If you, or someone you know, is interested in making a valuable contribution to our school, then one of the following positions might be just the right fit:

VP 2 – Spirit Wear
Membership
Tax Treasurer

More details regarding each of these positions can be found on our website or contact Jill Carroll (president@dickinsonpto.com) for details.
 
 
“Thanks a Billion!” .... Target Kicks Off A New Teacher Appreciation Campaign ... As part of the social campaign, guests are encouraged to share a message of appreciation through Target’s Facebook page or the Thanks a Billion website, honoring a teacher who has made an impact on their life. When a guest submits a note of gratitude (certain terms & conditions apply), Target will donate $25 to the teacher’s school with the opportunity for each school to receive up to $25,000. But here’s the best part: Target won’t stop until it’s given away a grand total of $5 million. 

Say Thank You to your teachers and earn $25 for Dickinson Elementary by clicking through to:

https://thanksabillion.target.com/#login
 
 
Looking for a rewarding opportunity with flexible hours and lots of job security? Dickinson PTO Elections are May 4th. We need your ideas and want you to be part of the team.

When you hear the word "volunteer" is your biggest fear that you will be sucked into a black hole of never-ending time commitment? Serving on the PTO Executive Board or chairing a committee doesn’t mean you will give hours and hours of your time. Our unofficial motto is have fun, meet new people, keep it simple and family first. Volunteering is flexible and can be done during school hours or in the evenings, whether you work full- or part-time or still have young children at home.

About Dickinson PTO:  We have partnered with and provide support to Dickinson Elementary School’s teachers and administration to help make our school the best it can be for our children. With funds raised through membership, events and donations, we provide funding for school improvements not provided in school budgets to include field trips technology upgrades and classroom resources. We support teachers in various ways such as providing funds for approved classroom uses and snacks at weekly teacher meetings and draw our community together through various extra-curricular activities.

A brief description of the 2015-16 PTO Executive Board positions and committee chairs are located under About Us. Please consider a small donation of your time, and invite your friends. All board position terms are held for one year and the school year goes fast!

If you would like to nominate a potential candidate, the nomination form can be found here.

If you need additional information regarding any of the board positions or committee chairs, please email PTO President, Jill Carroll at president@dickinsonpto.com

 
 
Calling all 5th Grade Parents who would like to help plan the 5th Grade Pool Party... For more information on how to be a part of the planning and assisting on the day, please e-mail Erika Waldorf at elawaldorf@mac.com
 

TEACHER SNACKS

03/04/2015

 
Sign up via Meal Train to Bring Snacks for the Teacher's Weekly Team Meetings
Simply select your Grade team and sign up via the Mealtrain links on the Teacher Appreciation/Snacks page.  Plan for 4-6 teachers, drop off your snack at the office on Tuesday morning by 8:30. Please remember to label with the team name and your name.  Sweet, savoury, our teachers appreciate anything store bought or home made!
 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

10/09/2014

 
Over 250 families have joined the PTO since the start of the school year, raising over $15 000 for our school!  Ms Hopkins class was the first to 100% membership and was treated to an ice cream social with Dr Mumphord and Sue the Dolphin.  Ms Dickson and Ms Kimpler's classes also reached 100% and all their students will receive a free home work pass.  As the grade with the highest membership, all students in 2nd grade will be awarded their very own elite free dress day.  Click through to Membership for full details.
 
 
The Healthy Lifestyles Committee has been hard at work to implement initiatives to encourage our children to lead a healthy life.  Check out the Healthy Lifestyles page for full details.
 

2014/15 Yearbook

09/13/2014

 
We need photographs, graphic designers and Love Notes for the 2014/15 Yearbook.  We are also looking for original artwork from 5th Graders for the front cover art contest by October 31st.  Early bird special to order a yearbook is also October 31st at a cost of $25.  Click through to Yearbook for full details.
 

    QUICK LINKS

    Upcoming Events

    Every Saturday
    El Vaquero Spirit Night

    MAY 18
    Last Day to earn AR Points

    MAY 22 
    Talent Show
    Early Release

    MAY 26
    Splash Day

    JUNE 1
    Awards Ceremony

    JUNE 2
    Dickinson Night at the Skeeters

    JUNE 4
    Last Day of School