Alder Creek Middle School PTO Newsletter
February 2020
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, February 5th: Minimum Day, 11:40 am Dismissal
Friday, February 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm: Kindness Winter Dance
Friday, February 7th: Summit Swirl Fundraiser
Thursday, February 13th, 7:45 am: PTO Meeting, Staff Room
February 17th - 21st: President's Week, NO SCHOOL
Monday, March 2nd, 5 - 7 pm: Silent Auction Planning Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th: Panda Express Fundraiser
Wednesday, March 4th: Minimum Day, 11:40 am Dismissal
Friday, March 13th: Movie Night at ACMS!
Upcoming Events
Summit Swirl Fundraiser
Friday, February 7th, 2:15 - close
Summit Swirl
Cool off after school or after the Kindness Winter Dance at Summit Swirl! Delicious frozen yogurt with lots of topping choices. Summit Swirl will be donating a portion of their sales back to the ACMS PTO. Summit Swirl is located in the Save Mart parking lot.
ACMS PTO Meeting
Thursday, February 13th, 7:45 am
ACMS Staff Lounge
Our mission is to promote open communications between parents and staff and enrich our parent-teacher-student community. Find out more about what we’re doing on our website   and share your ideas or ask questions at the PTO email address: .
We still have some volunteer positions open for this school year, here's your chance to make a change and give your input!
Silent Auction Planning Meeting
Monday, March 2nd, 5 - 7 pm
Lift Meeting Space
Give back and join us our planning team! We need you to source donations, prepare the silent auction, coordinate the wonderful Kermes dinner and help out on April 30th. Or if you can't make it, please email your great ideas to us!
Panda Express Fundraiser
Wednesday, March 4th
Panda Express
What could be easier... you have to eat anyway! A portion of sales made at Panda Express on Wednesday, March 4th (which is a minimum day) will be donated back to the Alder Creek PTO! You will need to present the flyer located  HERE  - either a printed or digital version - for us to receive credit for the sale. Enjoy!
Open House Silent Auction
April 30th, 2020
Just a reminder that our biggest fundraiser, the silent auction at Open House, will be coming up in the spring. For this event, we will be asking each class to put together a collection of themed items for our silent auction. We will also be asking local businesses to contribute items or gift cards. Please  contact us   if you know what you'd like to donate already or have any questions. W e also have a planning meeting on March 2nd at 5 pm to get started on the Silent Auction. Thank you for your consideration!
Past Events
PTO Meeting Summary
You don't know what you're missing until you join us for a meeting! Here's the opportunity to read the summaries of our January PTO meeting and fundraising meeting:
Tamale Fundraiser Was a TOUCHDOWN!
We had a wonderful response to our Touchdown Tamales fundraiser! We raised over $2,479 for our school. Thank you so much to everyone who participated - we had 42 donations! And congratulations to the winners!
Honor Roll Breakfast
Thank you so much to everyone donated to the Honor Roll Breakfasts, and to Rosa Davis and Courtney Murrell for organizing . Congratulations to our scholars!
Other News
The Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING!
There are so many great items in our lost and found, located just inside the front entrance of the school. If you can find some time to come in and take a look, you may just find something you didn't even know your child was missing! Remind your student to go through the racks and table and see if we can send these things home where they belong.
What's Happening at School?
At Alder Creek Middle School we encourage middle schoolers to be responsible and self motivated. With this in mind, there is a daily bulletin to inform students of club meetings, sports tryouts and school schedules. The daily bulletin, as well as past bulletins, the weekly Cougar News and the calendar of events, are available on the ACMS school website . Everything is in the lower right corner of the website. Stay in the know!
Happy Valentine's Day!
February 14th
Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine's didn't begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and loved ones to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. 
Ongoing Programs
Support our Local Truckee/Tahoe Merchants!
ACMS PTO encourages you to shop locally! Please support our local merchants and thank them for the generous support that they give our school. For those items that you can only find online, please remember to sign up for and use Amazon Smile and Benefit.
Share the Love! Use Amazon Smile
Please be sure to use the link   to make your online Amazon purchases. Choose " Alder Creek Middle School PTO " as the organization your purchases will benefit. A portion of your purchases will be donated to our PTO.
Big Changes for Box Tops!
Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for your school.  
You may still clip traditional Box Tops (top image) and turn them in to the tub in the front office.
If you see the new label (bottom image), use the  new Box Tops app  to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
Shop like you normally do, but when it’s time to checkout, reach for the Benefit mobile app. Purchase digital gift cards and redeem at the register or online. Up to 20% of your purchase price will go to support  Alder Creek Middle School.
Feel free to  contact us  with any thoughts, concerns or ideas!

Co-Leaders:   Stefanie Deuber, Yvonne Moore
Secretary:   S usie Overall
Treasurer:   Raughley Koehler
Fundraising Chair :  Open

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