Scobee PTA Newsletter
Scobee PTA Newsletter
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A Note of Thanks...
Happy Fall! It is hard to believe it is already November and the holiday rush is upon us! October
was a great month at Scobee! We wrapped up our PTA Big Kahuna Fundraiser with fantastic
results! Product and prizes will be delivered Nov 13th – so mark your calendars! We cannot
thank our fabulous student sellers and parents enough! Your support makes it possible for
Scobee PTA to fund field trips, the Accelerated Reader Program, the Outdoor Classroom,
Student Incentives, Teacher Appreciation, Carnival and much more! We were wowed last month
by the amazing artistic abilities of our students who submitted Reflections entries, by the
precision of our Bike Rodeo competitors, and by the epic dance moves at the Family Dance Night the excitement of Red
Ribbon Week had the students committed to being Drug Free!
We are truly blessed at Scobee Elementary – incredible teachers, great staff, selfless volunteers, involved parents, and
phenomenal students! We have many great reasons to be proud and thankful for this wonderful community! I encourage
you to take some time this month to Be Thankful – reflect on all you have to be grateful for and share it with your children.
Take a moment to tell those special people in your life how much they mean to you! These are the things that really
matter! Thank YOU for all you do to make Scobee such a special place! Marsha Faichtinger, Scobee PTA President
Scobee Spirit Store
Make sure you come and check out our Spirit Store. New shirts are limited so get yours soon so you don't
miss out! Look for Winter Order forms in Friday folders on 11/14. Long-sleeved shirts will be black with the
neon Scobee "scribble" Shuttle to match this year's short-sleeved shirt. They will be $10 for youth sizes and
$12 for adult sizes and be offered as pre-paid only. Orders and payment will be due 11/21. Come get a
Scobee water bottle and check out our Spirit sleeves to keep the kids warm in the cool mornings then they
can take them off in the warm afternoons. We will also have brand new spirit sticks coming soon. Don't
forget to buy a Scobee lanyard so your child can hang their spirit sticks with Scobee pride!
We are open Friday mornings 7:15-7:45. We accept cash and checks.
Veterans Day Celebration– Nov 11 at 8:00am
Each year, Scobee Elementary honors our Veterans with a special choir performance and morning
reception. We invite all of you to come by and share in this wonderful celebration of those that have
selflessly served our great country! Have a Veteran or active Service Member in your family? Invite them
to be your honored guest! We’d all love to meet our Scobee Family Veterans and say Thank You!
Nov 10 Scobee Spirit Night at Yum Thai 5-9 PM
Nov 11 Veterans Day Program – 8:00am
Nov 12 Deadline for Free Food RSVP for Nov 18 So
SMART Family Night
Nov 13 Picture Retakes
Nov 18 So SMART Family Night/PTA Meeting 5-8 PM
Nov 21 Winter TShirt Order and Payment Due
Nov 24-28 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 2-5 Holiday Shoppe open in Library
Dec 6 Scobee Breakfast with Santa -Applebee’s 8-10 AM
Dec 6 Scobee Choir Performance at 12:30 PM at
Dec 9 Scobee Choir Winter Concert at 6:30 PM
Dec 12 Scobee Pajama and Hot Chocolate Day
Dec 19 Winter Holiday Party
Dec 22-Jan 2 Winter Break
AWESOME JOB SCOBEE CHALLENGERS!!!
FUNDRAISER DELIVERY DATE:
Way to go Scobee Challengers! Our Big Kahuna fundraiser was a tremendous success!
226 Scobee students participated in the fundraiser. That is 1/3 of our amazing student
body! Below is a current breakdown on sales. Keep in mind these may continue to
increase with additional online sales.
2040 items were sold (1703 paper + 337 online)
$34,413 gross sales (29617 paper + 4796 online)
184 Students sold 5 or more items. These students were eligible to attend the Pizza/
Kona Ice Party that was held on October 31st.
93 Students sold 10 or more items. These students got to Silly String Mr. Tatsch
and Mrs. Johnson on October 28th. Additionally, they will have the honor of eating lunch
with Mr. Tatsch on November 7th. Also, 20 students sold 20 or more items!
Top 3 Sellers sold 61 items, 56 items, and 35 items. Congrats to our top 3 sellers 1. Sydney Faichtinger, 5th grade - Killian
2. Isabella Lopez, 5th grade - Sanchez and 3. Scarlett Colombini, 1st grade - Bommer.
GREAT JOB SCOBEE CHALLENGERS! THESE RESULTS ARE FANTASTIC! THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR
REMEMBER: DELIVERY DATE IS NOVEMBER 13, IN THE SCOBEE CAFETERIA. PARENTS, PLEASE PICK UP YOUR
SOLD FUNDRAISING ITEMS BETWEEN 2:30–6 PM.
Bike Rodeo – Thanks for Participating
First of all, I would like to
apologize for any confusion
about the scores and results at
assured, all the scores have
been rechecked and finalized.
The trophies have been ordered
presented on Friday, November
7th at Launch Pad as scheduled.
The winners are listed here.
Thank you! Leon Infante, PTA
VP Programs/ Top Watch Dog
REFLECTIONS PTA Creative Arts Program
2014-2015 Theme: The World Would Be A Better Place If…
The PTA Reflections Program kicked off on Friday, September 5th and ran through Thursday, October
16th. We would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry as well as the Scobee PTA, staff, and
parents who assisted with the program. Everyone did an amazing job! Special thanks goes to Ms. Sheila
Adams, Mrs. Marissa Lynton, Mrs. Page Otto, and Mrs. Cynthia Ortiz for their extra effort supporting the Reflections kickoff
and collection process.
As promised, all participants will receive a Scobee Reflections Spirit Stick. They will also be invited to a special Reflections
Celebration at an upcoming Scobee Launch Pad where advancing artists will be announced and entries will be displayed.
Judging will be complete within the next few weeks and the advancing artists will be announced shortly there after.
Thank you Scobee Challengers for making Reflections a huge success!
I would like to thank all of our fantastic Watch D.O.G.S. that have come in and worked a day at the
school. We have had several Dads sign-up and work. Great job!! I would like to remind everyone that
is scheduled to work a day to please make sure that your background check is done before that date if
you haven’t done it by now. I have set up a new program for signing up for Watch D.O.G.S. You will be
receiving an e-mail from me with a link for Volunteer Spot. I have already set it up for school days only.
Please keep that e-mail or this newsletter to access Volunteer Spot throughout the year. All you have to
do is click on the link, enter and confirm your e-mail, and you are in. From there all you have to do is click on the day that you
would like to sign-up for and make a note for your time you will be here and that’s it. You will receive an e-mail 2 days before
your day as a reminder automatically. I prefer using this link, but if you have trouble with it just come in and sign-up or call the
front office. Thank you again for your dedication to our school and our children!
Here is the link for you to use to sign up for your days: http://vols.pt/y8GfLc
Thank you, Leon Infante, PTA 1st VP Programs/ Top Watch Dog
So SMART Family Night – Nov 18th 5-8 PM
Come experience fun and learning activities on our Social Studies, Science, Math, Art, Reading and
Technology Night with our AMAZING Scobee Teachers! A free dinner (hot dog, chips and a drink) will
be provided by Scobee PTA from 5:00-6:00pm. A flyer went home Oct 31 with information and a form to
return for the RSVP! Please return the RSVP by Nov 12 to ensure we have enough food available. If you do
not have the form, just send a note with your child to the office with your student’s name, teacher, and HOW
MANY FAMILY MEMBERS will need a HOT DOG MEAL for the So SMART Family Night! There will be a
PTA meeting at 5:30pm and the So SMART Rotational Activities will begin at 6:00pm. There will be a Turkey Giveaway and
Door Prizes! Come join us for another amazing Scobee Family Night! Encourage your children to excel in these areas and
they will have increased opportunities in their lives and careers as a result! NERD IS THE NEW COOL!
Staying in Contact With Scobee PTA
Like Us on Facebook at
We’ll post events, reminders and great info!
Feel free to also message us there with questions or
suggestions! Help us reach 500!!!!!
Scobee Yearbook Updates!
Early Bird pricing is $25 and will end soon!
Books are available for purchase online at http://www.balfour.com/. Lovelines are $10 and may also be
purchased online. Lovelines are short messages, 20 words or less, to your student, teachers, or staff to show
how special they are to you. Please email me with your Loveline message after paying.
Upload your Scobee Event photos at http://www.images.balfour.com/ project #: 501124 password: challenger (no capitals)
Please contact Cynthia Ortiz at [email protected] or call or text 210.848.9900 with any questions.
5th graders: don't forget to submit your baby picture as soon as possible to be featured in "Challenger Babies".
Space is limited!
Thank you to all the Scobee parents and students for your involvement in Red
Ribbon Week and in the Red Ribbon Parade. A big Thank You to the Brandeis
Broncos Football Team, Coach Campbell, the Brandeis Bronco Band and Band
Director, Richard Herrera for coming out to support our Red Ribbon Rally. We
really appreciate these students, many of whom are former Scobee Challengers,
sharing their positive messages with our students! It was a huge success!
This year our PTA is
doing something it has
never done. We are
trying to sign up 100
members in 33 days –
October 20thNovember 21st! That is 3 members per
day. This is a big challenge, but we
know we can do it!!
When we reach this goal, Mr. Tatsch
and Mrs. Johnson will dress up in
costume for the students.
ALSO, if your child’s classroom reaches
a 100% membership (a member for
each child in the class; 15 children = 15
members) in their classroom, they will
win some cool prizes; a Spirit Stick, a
voucher to use in the Holiday Shop
(coming soon), and the class will get to
participate in a BINGO game and can
win some cool prizes!
teacher will win a prize too!
Want to know how many more
memberships your class needs to reach
100%??? Check the table listed here
Help us reach our goal of 100 members
in 33 days, and help your class reach
100% membership! All it takes is $6.50
to join, you can sign up family
members, neighbors, high school
students, businesses – anyone!
Some of our classrooms are so close to
help them reach
their goal, and
win some cool
Stuff-a-box contest will be held Jan 12-16. Start gathering your stuffed animals for donation.
Don’t forget to start making your cascarones! Help your child be crowned The Cascarone King/Queen.
Are you a business owner that would like to sponsor the carnival? Or maybe you can donate an item for the raffle?
There are Carnival Chair positions that still need to be filled. Your ideas could help make this year’s carnival another
success. Contact me at [email protected]
Stuff the Box
Stacey Matthews, 402-541-9001, [email protected]
WE WANT YOU!
We are already looking ahead to next school year and for
New PTA Board Members to join our team! If you are
interested or just want a little more information, please reach
out to any of our Board Members! It is a really great way to
get involved and be a part of the decision-making process for
STUFFED ANIMAL DRIVE
Collect gently used stuffed animals.
Ask your family and friends from work and other
Place your donations in the box for your grade
level between Jan 12-16.
Winning grade level will get 4 carnival tickets per
All collected animals will be used in the Adopt a
Pet/Book booth at the Carnival on March 21st.
Scobee Library Information
Scobee PTA Spirit Night - Nov 10, 5-9 PM
Students can now get free eBooks and
audiobooks from the NISD digital library
using all major devices such as iPhone,
iPad, Nook, Android Phones, tablets, and
Kindle. Contact Mrs.Chamberlain in the
library for more information.
The San Antonio Public Library offers a
program called Live Homework Help. It is
an online program that links students with
qualified, background-checked tutors for
live real-time coaching sessions. The
access to tutors in
social studies and
English for fourth
high school. All
you need to get
started is a San
11851 Bandera Rd - Helotes, TX 78023 - 210-362-1726
(Shopping center next to Silverado Theater)
Scobee Challengers, are you ready for another fun filled Spirit Night?
We would like to invite you to Yum Thai restaurant on November
10th. Come and try their famous Pad Thai, stir-fried noodle dish.
Yum Thai offers a kid's menu of fried rice, corn dogs, chicken strips,
fries, and much more. You may want to save room for their
signature dessert, fried banana served with ice cream or have a
signature Bubble Tea. This is a great way to earn some money for
our school while enjoying a night out with the family.
Hope to see you there!
5th Grade T-Shirts
Authorization forms will be going home soon to give
permission to have your 5th Grader’s Name printed
on the Annual 5th Grade T-Shirt. Please return this
authorization form to your Teacher by December
10th to be included on the shirt!
PTA Sponsored Programs
Reflections Art Program ~ Bike Rodeo ~ Parent Education Programs ~
Jack C. Jordan Penny Drive Scholarship Program ~ Field Trips ~
School Beautification ~ Campus & Event Parent Volunteers ~
Teacher Appreciation ~ 5th Grade Promotion Program ~ Spring Carnival
Holiday Shoppe ~ Spirit Nights ~Spirit Store ~ Spirit Sticks
Breakfast with Santa – Applebee’s – Dec 6th
Back by popular demand – Scobee PTA brings you Breakfast with Santa on December 6th
from 8-10am. Join us for a delicious breakfast of Pancakes and Bacon. Tickets are only
$6 per person! This is an exclusive event for the Scobee families. The event will be at the
Applebee’s at 1604 and Bandera. Space will be limited – so purchase your advance
tickets at the Scobee office between Nov 10-21! Come enjoy the fun! We will have door
prizes, spirit sticks, and some Scobee Staff serving you! Bring your camera!!!
Winterfest Helotes – Dec 6th
After Breakfast with Santa at Applebee’s – make plans to spend the day at Winterfest
Helotes from 10am - 6pm. In addition to SNOW in TEXAS, our Scobee Choir will be
performing in the afternoon! Bring a new unwrapped toy for the Elf Louise Christmas Project
and receive a free photo with Santa, a free horse carriage ride, a free carnival ride and a
ticket for a chance to win a general prize. This event is organized by the Kidzville Optimist
Club. For more info, go to www.winterfesthelotes.com or www.facebook.com/winterfesthelotes
Holiday Shoppe – Dec 2-5
We’ve been asked for several years to bring a Holiday
Shoppe to Scobee. What is a Holiday Shoppe? It is just
like a book fair, but instead of books, there are inexpensive
gift items. It is a great opportunity for students to learn
valuable life lessons like earning money from extra
household chores, budgeting money, making purchase
decisions, and ultimately to experience the joy of giving
during the holiday season. They are sure to light up when
you and family members open their gifts!
As a service program to our Scobee Families, the PTA is
bringing Peppermint Village Gift Shop to Scobee Dec 2-5.
They have been voted the “Best Holiday Shoppe in Texas!”
We have set our profit margin to ZERO to maximize the
affordability of this program to our students! Price-points
range from $.35 to $10, with most gifts under $6. They offer
over 85 Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Sister, Brother,
Aunt, Uncle, Teacher, and other gift items.
More information and a budget envelope will be
coming home in folders on 11/14!!
We will also be in need of volunteers to work the Holiday
Shoppe and assist the students with gift selection and
managing their money. If you can help out, please sign up
Students Helping Scobee
Monday, Nov 3rd -Friday, Dec 12th
Scobee Staff and Student Council are
sponsoring a Drive to collect NonPerishable Food Items, Toiletries, New
Toys, and New Clothing for Scobee
Families this holiday season. There will be
a Gift Giving Tree in the office. Please
take an ornament from the tree, purchase
the needed items listed on the ornament,
and return the new item unwrapped with
the ornament taped to it.
Bring in items to Scobee before school and
place them in the drop boxes in front of the
We are only accepting new items.
Thank you for your support.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4EA8AD2CA0FA7scobee/ (or check out our Facebook Page for the link)
All gifts go directly to families
on our campus.
2014-2015 PTA Board Members
Great Parenting Websites!
Go to the Scobee PTA Facebook Page
(www.facebook.com/ptascobee) and post your
favorite Parenting Website!!! Here are a few you
may want to check out:
5th Grade Events
VP—Programs & Watch DOGS
Arts in Education
Parents Active With School (PAWS)
www.nisd.net/parentconnection This tool allows
you to keep track of grades, and class-by-class
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