O-LIN-PICS <------ the best school fundraiser, ever!

Mary Lin O-Lin-Pics!
Mary Lin O-LIN-PICS!

Roenne’s elementary school, Mary Lin, is in the last 24 hours of fundraising, and I have been blown away by how amazing it has been-not what you usually hear!

Most often the words associated with school fundraiser are “useless stuff” (and if we are to be completely honest, “guilt purchases”) OR a huge chunk of the funds go to a 3rd party organizer, but the PTA and volunteers did such an incredible job of creating a fundraiser that was active, educational, inspiring, fun, eco-friendly and so freakishly well organized it has been a pleasure to give!

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Norwegian Snowflakes! Photo cred: Jocelyn Nettles ­čśë

Each class represented a country and the finale event day started with a parade of nations and the classes rotated through Olympic sport stations, which were led by real Olympians or pro athletes!  There was also a central track that kids ran laps around, coached by an incredibly funny emcee. There were buddy laps, slow motion, skipping, style and more. So fun.

Going for the Gold
Going for the Gold

Really, have you heard of anything like it? This is the last chance to give. 100% of the money goes toward the school, which is made possible by the countless hours given by the dedicated members of our PTA.

The money goes to support important programs, special education, classroom needs, and the big ticket item is a school playground, which has been lost due to renovations (Atlanta Public Schools does not fund playgrounds).

This is not a desperate plea to meet goals–the $50,000 goal has been exceeded. This is an invitation to join in on something special. Just think–YOU could be a part of creating the best recess memories, ever!

I am so proud to be a part of a school community that gives as good as it gets–community service projects, partnerships with under resourced neighboring schools, and simply responding to needs and emergencies of families within the school.

If you would like to support, this is the link for Roenne’s class: Ms. Evans Fundraising. Thanks!

 

boo, facebook shaming

What do you do when five small people, three blondest of blond boys and two Asian girls that act like boys run through your yard chasing each other in a train? Get some popcorn and enjoy the show, I say!

fb shaming

Or you can facebook shame us moms, who just got out of an hour and half long room parent meeting with our second graders’┬áteacher.

Five minute lapse of mom nagging and this is what we get.

The hazards of an elementary school parent fb page: Be perfect or get blasted in front of your neighbors.

I would apologize, but this person was clearly making an announcement, not opening up a conversation.

So, I did the next best thing–blogged it like it’s hot!

For the record, I did ask mine to stop, but they they did not listen–shocking!

Soccer Mom of the Internet

Its all too true--I used an internet meme of Miguel Herrera to send an inspirational poster out to all the kids on the team. There is a sticky note with directions to fill in the blank with his/her favorite treat (to appear at the end of season party) and hang up the poster. We are also going to give a way a prize to the first kid who can guess the guy in the picture.

Its all too true–I used an internet meme of Miguel Herrera to send an inspirational poster out to all the kids on the team. There is a sticky note with directions to fill in the blank with his/her favorite treat (to appear at the end of season party) and to hang up the poster. We are also going to give a way a prize to the first kid who can guess the guy in the picture.

Feel free to steal this little treasure for your own soccer team needs. =)