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Thank you for joining the Brockman PTO as a 2019-20 contributing member!

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FUNd Run Wrap Up!

Another successful FUNd Run is in the books! A huge THANK YOU to the Brockman community for all of your help and support of the 2019 FUNd Run! It was a great day to raise money for our school and show off our new playground equipment and the upper elementary track. Throughout all of the FUNd Run events, we had over 50 parent volunteers, 15 corporate sponsors, 3 community partners, and thus far have raised nearly $11K! (We are still counting a few packets that have trickled in!)

We estimate that about 60% of students sent in their packets so please don’t hesitate to continue sending in donations, as the PTO forwards funds to projects throughout the year – for example, this year’s proceeds will fund ongoing classroom initiatives like Aleks licenses, gardening projects, community-building events like the End-of-Year picnic, and further playground renovations – we still have the lower elementary and primary playgrounds to go!

Checks can be made out to Brockman PTO and online donations can be made via our Paypal link (you do not need a Paypal account to donate. https://www.brockmanpto.org/fund-run/#donate)

FUNd Run Thank Yous:

Thank you to the Brockman teachers, staff and administration for your help and support of this year’s FUNd Run, specifically Dr. Stark, Ms. Giles, Ms. Hufstetler, Mr. Linnan, Mr. Linton, Ms. Blalock and Mr. Peterson; as well as the following parent volunteers (we apologize if there is anyone we missed – we are lucky to have such a large group!) We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Erin Baldwin
Susannah Biel
Tara & Mark Cecchini
Sarah Claggett
Laura Cloud
Shannon Coleman
Shirra Culp
Katharine Dragner
Kate Flory
Maxine Floyd
Urica Floyd
Bergan Fudger
Nancy Goffi
Ashley & Samuel Hahn
Carla Harkness
Denise Hudson
Caroline Humphries
Erin Johnson
Dick Kawooya
Cara Koerber
Susan Lyon
Elizabeth Massey
Mandy McLean
Karen Mekongo
Marcia Merritt
Renae Nicholes
Leigh Oden
Claire Raj
Paulette Rayfield
Andrea Rhodes
Julie Schmidt
Kristen Seay
Lindsay & Tarek Shazly
Elizabeth Thebo
Kate Usry
Patti Walker
Jennifer Webb
Janelle Zeller

Amaryllis Fundraiser

We’re trying something new + exciting in our school’s greenhouse this year! In November, students potted Olaf amaryllis bulbs to force their beautiful blooms in time for the winter holidays. These would make excellent hostess, office, or client gifts, maybe even a treat for yourself. They are $15 each and will be budded, potted, wrapped and ready for pickup in the greenhouse after school 12/18 from 3-6 pm. Quantities are limited so reserve yours today by filling out and returning the form found here, and as always, thank you for supporting our school. Payment can be made at pickup. Questions? Please contact Tara Felder at 803.351.5921

Yearbook Announcements

1) Animal/Pet Photos: The 2019-2020 Brockman Yearbook theme is Animals/Pets. We are encouraging families to send in a photo with their pet. If you do not have a family pet you can send in a photo taken with an animal at the Zoo, at a family members home or out in nature. Each family should only send in one photo. Please send the photo to BrockmanYearbook@gmail.com by the deadline. PHOTO DEADLINE: Friday, December 20.

2) 5th Grade Baby Photo: Calling all 5th Grade baby photos. Parents, hunt down that adorably cute baby photo of your 5th grader. Please send the photo to BrockmanYearbook@gmail.com by the deadline. PHOTO DEADLINE: Friday, December 20.

Box Tops!

You’re doing an amazing job of sending in your Box Tops to the bright pink box at school!  We’ve submitted $55 and $55.40 with our two submissions so far this school year.  You’re also doing wonderfully at starting to download the BoxTops4Education app and uploading your receipts; that’s added ten-plus dollars to our total already, and you’ve only been using it two months.  If you don’t want to take the time to process your receipts through the app, you’re welcome to drop those in the bright pink box as well, and I’ll upload them for you.  Since grocery store receipts don’t usually contain any identifying information, you can send as many as you want, and Brockman will get the dimes that add up to dollars!  Sam’s, Dollar Tree, Publix, Walmart, Kroger, and lots of other stores are all participating in the process.

In addition, please don’t forget to give us your invoices from any screenprinting involving Hanes t-shirts or pants.  We earn dollars from Hanes for those articles of clothing, even if they don’t involve Brockman.  So, save your receipts showing the number of pieces printed, and just drop them in the pink box.  If you want to email them directly to me, Erin Baldwin, please use dukelaw1@hotmail.com.  Thank you for thinking of Brockman when you buy your food and clothing!

Aug. 29 PTO Meeting & Open House

Please join us this Thursday, August 19 at 6pm for our first PTO meeting of the year and an open house. We hope to see you there!

Playground Progress

We are excited to announce that after two years of research, and many meetings with Brockman staff, students and Richland One regarding our playgrounds, we have good news to report. The Brockman upper El playground is scheduled to get a major upgrade over summer. Important components of the plan include adding fencing, swings, shade and a gaga pit. The PTO will be responsible for paying for the surface that will cover the current track area and help keep it dry even after big storms.  We are hopeful with a successful upcoming FUNd Run we will be able to work towards upgrading the other playgrounds as well in the near future.

FAB Auction

Over the past 16 years, with the Support of our Brockman families, the Fine Arts Boosters have been able to offer fine arts programming throughout the curriculum. This school year we were able to offer Dance, Drama, and Visual Art. Also this year, in lieu of a FAB auction we are asking each family to consider donating $50 towards the Fine Arts programming. This is an optional fundraiser but the proceeds will benefit all students. Each donation will receive a tax donation letter. With your donations we will be able to continue to offer your children the arts at Brockman. Including, paying the salary for a dance and drama instructor, as well as the salary for a FAB arts coordinator.

Make checks payable to: Brockman FAB
Deliver to: Teachers or Front Office
Due by: Thursday, May 23rd
Contact: Kirby Speas, 336-407-5000 or KirbySpeas@aol.com

Check out our FACEBOOK page to bid on three silent auction items! Tompkins Orthodontics has graciously donated TWO $500 gift certificates and Camp Ton-A-Wandah has donated a 2-week camp stay valued at $3100.

PTO President Search

We are looking for a new PTO President! Could this be you? Please let us know if you are interested. You can even team up with a friend!

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