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

THE CONE CLUB

05/31/2015

 
In 2014-15, the Dickinson PTO collaborated with school administrators and local law enforcement, and purchased orange cones to help ensure a safer, more efficient "commute" for the morning car rider drop-off line. A big thank you to the Dickinson Cone Club (or the parents and their kids who spent a few minutes each morning, rain or shine, making sure the cones were set up and put away):  The Akins, The Carrolls, The Cummings, The Fitzgeralds, The Selfs, The Shahins, The Thompsons, The Woodruffs and The Williams families. A special thank you to Coach Rice who was always on hand to award lots of Sports Dollars to those children who lent a helping hand setting up the cones with their parents.
 
 
For the past seven years, Sharon Doelling has served as Dickinson Elementary School’s Teacher Appreciation Chair. She brings creativity and thoughtfulness to every activity she plans, to include breakfast buffets, luncheons, weekly snacks and daily acts of kindness for Teacher Appreciation Week. She coordinates homemade breakfast casseroles, soups, salads, sides, desserts and more—and to top it off, she transforms the teacher’s lounge with her creative flair and beautiful decorations…one time she brought in a surf board to use as buffet table! 
 
 
Thank you Dickinson families for your investment in the Dickinson PTO—you have gone over and beyond this year.   Two very successful PTO fundraisers--the PTO Membership Drive and Monster Mash, along with spirit nights, box tops and more--raised approximately $40,000. 

FUND DISBURSEMENT
One of the primary goals of our PTO is to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Dickinson Elementary that are not otherwise provided for in the school corporate budgets.  Dickinson PTO surveyed teachers and staff for a comprehensive school-wide "wish list"--and thanks to parents and business partners' participation in PTO fundraisers--wishes were granted! Dickinson PTO had the necessary funds to approve the entire $33,000 wish list and more! 

Read more about the amazing purchases that were made, courtesy of your investment in the Dickinson PTO, by clicking through to 2014/15 Fund Disbursement.

VOLUNTEERS
In 2014-15, 250 Dickinson families joined the PTO and more than 4,000 volunteer hours have been logged.  It's been a busy year at Dickinson...a big thank you for the support from the wonderful parent volunteers who make Dickinson teachers and faculty feel loved all year long through delicious homemade snacks, making copies, counting box tops, planning events and fundraisers and more! 

To read more about the many teacher appreciation events, increased budgets, Volunteers of the Month and Year, and more..... click through to the Volunteers page.

BUSINESS PARTNERS
Special Thanks to our 2014-15  event sponsors and business partners…through monetary and in-kind donations, spirit nights and fundraising programs, their generosity was an investment in the future of all Dickinson Elementary students!  

The entire list of business partners for the year can be viewed by clicking through to the Business Partners page.  
 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

05/29/2015

 
SCHOOL SUPPLY ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION
Save time and money with EPI School Supply Packs. Avoid shopping hassles--no crowds or guesswork!

Order Securely Online
Starting Now thru June 25th!
1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
2. Enter the school ID, DIC010 (3 letters/3 numbers)
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Orders will be charged tax and a $9 shipping fee on the 1st pack and $4 for any additional pack at checkout. School supplies will be shipped to your home, not the school, the week of August 12th.  For questions, please contact Stacey Richards at president@dickinsonpto.com
 
 
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