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Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 School Year.
The theme for this year is...
Growing Leaders One Child at a Time!


 

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PumpkinPalooza

Friday Oct. 24 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. 
Save the date to come out and join the fun!

We will need volunteers to run games, serve refreshments, and costume contests! Older students are able to get their community service hours by helping at this event. Shifts are 30 minutes and you can email Pumpkinpalooza@elespta.com to volunteer.

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Watch
D.O.G.S.
Pizza Night
Monday October 6th
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come learn more about the WatchDOGS program while enjoying pizza with your child at our Orientation/Appreciation Pizza Night.  Open to dad, granddads, uncles or any father figure interested in hearing more about this amazing program and all those returning WatchDOGS who already know how great it is. 
If you would like to attend, simply email watchdogs@elespta.com by Thursday, October 2nd with your name and a total number of people attending (fathers and Echo Lake children only please).

Get Your Echo Lake Spiritwear!
Now that the kids are back in school it is time to get them dressed in their Echo Lake finest.  Click on the link below to see the great selection of new spiritwear with pictures, pricing, sizing and ordering information.

Spiritwear Order Form

Reflections

What is the Reflections Program?

The Reflections Program is a national PTA sponsored arts contest designed to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves, and gives positive recognition for their artistic efforts.

2014-15 Theme: “The world would be a better place if.....”

Students are asked to share their dream for a better world through the following categories:

          Dance Choreography

          Film Production

          Literature

          Musical Composition

          Photography

          Visual Arts

Deadline:  Reflections submissions are due to the Echo Lake Elementary School office on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Recognition:  All students who participate will receive an invitaion to an Echo Lake PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony where they will be individually acknowledged and awards will be presented.  Winning school entries will be submitted to the Henrico County Reflections program for county compeition and the possibility to move on to state and national level competition. 

Shop A Roo

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Have you heard of Echo Lake's newest, cost free fundraiser?  All you do is add the Shop A Roo App to your phone, take photos of your receipts and Echo Lake collects the money!  This is such an easy way for your everyday shopping to benefit the school.  There are no fees or hidden costs and your personal information is not collected. This has been approved by the National PTA as a great fundraiser.  Follow the link below for more information.

Link to Shop A Roo

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Join the PTA!
Help Echo Lake repeat the 100% Membership we reached last year.  Our goal is to reach 100% Membership by the end of October.  We are currently at 75% so if you haven't yet joined now is a great time.  And it is so easy to do. 
At the same time you can take care of the directory information, donate to the Dolphin Fund and even order a yearbook!  Think of all the items you can check off your To Do list!

If you are new to Echo Lake or were not a registered family last year, simply click this link and follow the instructions.

NEW Registrations Only

If you were registered last year your job is even easier! Simply follow the link sent to you via email and simply update the teacher name, confirm your personal information and preferences and join the PTA!  If you did not receive an email, please contact Jen Anderson and she will be glad to send it again (president@elespta.com). 
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Important Dates

September 25
Student Half Day
October 6
Watchdogs Pizza Night 6:30 - 7:30
October 13
Student Holiday
October 24
Pumpkinpalooza 6:30 - 8:30


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2014-15 PTA Board Members

President:  Jennifer Anderson
Programs:  Megan Lloyd
Fundraising:  Michele Sherrod
Public Relations:  Kathleen Guarnieri
Volunteers: Kris Perini
Treasurer:  Angela Thompson
Secretary:  Kate Kirkpatrick

5200 Francistown Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
804-527-4672

Growing Leaders One Child at a Time