August 22, 2018
Reminders of some upcoming deadlines!
In this issue:

*Spirit Wear Orders are Due Today!
*Five Guys Spirit Day Tomorrow!
*Orange and Blue BBQ Orders due NOW!
*Open House August 28th
*Planet Fundraiser
*Join PTA
*Plug in to PTA
*Become a Substitute Teacher
*Community Events
*Whitesburg Lions Sports Schedules
*Always collecting items
*References
Spirit Wear Orders Due Today! (8/22)
Final Call for Spirit Wear Orders!
Our 2018-2019 Spirit Wear order is ready to be placed!

This year we have Cotton Anvil shirts in Blue, Orange and Grey.

We also are offering Dri Fit short sleeves in Blue, Orange, and Silver.

Don't forget a Royal Blue Gildan long sleeve or hoodie for when the weather turns cool!

Order forms have been sent home, but you're also able to make your order online!

Five Guys Spirit DAY!
ALL DAY TOMORROW!
August 23rd
We have an extra special spirit day coming up tomorrow at our nearby Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

On August 23rd, Five Guys at Valley Bend will be donating 10% of all sales to our school for the ENTIRE DAY!

Tomorrow would be a perfect day to head out to lunch with some co-workers, convince the office to put in a group order, or grab dinner with the family! Don't forget to mention Whitesburg when you make your order!
Orange and Blue BBQ Orders Due NOW!
Orders for BBQ Meals are due NOW and cannot be accepted after Thursday 8/23. No meals will be sold the day of the event, so please place your order . We'd love to see you there!
Come to the Orange and Blue BBQ! Kick off the school year with a delicious dinner, fun with old and new friends, and a visit to your child's classroom!

5:30 - 6:00 Dinner in the school cafeteria (must be pre-ordered)

6:00 A brief General PTA meeting

Open House for elementary and middle school begins following the PTA meeting and concludes at 7:30.

Whitesburg Athletic Boosters will host a baked goods sale during the event.
Open House August 28th
In addition to hosting a fun family event and holding a general PTA meeting, the Orange and Blue BBQ serves as our Fall Open House. You will have the opportunity to meet with your child's teachers, meet some of their classmates, and see some of the wonderful thing's they've been working on during the first month of school.

Elementary Students are welcome to drop in to their teacher's classroom any time after the PTA meeting until the end of the event at 7:30.

Middle School Students and their parents will have the opportunity to walk their student's schedule. This will be assisted by a bell schedule signaling when it's time to head to the next classroom.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Planet Fundraiser
This year Whitesburg PTA has partnered with a new fundraising app: Planet Fundraiser.

If you shop at Target, Publix, Walgreens or a number of other local businesses, you can earn money for our school by simply taking a photo of your receipt and submitting it on the Planet Fundraiser app. So far we have already earned nearly $100! The more participants we have, the more we earn.

1. Download “Planet Fundraiser” app 
2. Create an account and add Whitesburg P8 PTA as your campaign of choice (you can select more than one).
3. Shop at local merchants or several online stores including “Shipt”
4. Submit receipts by the 5th of the next month (ex. All August receipts must be submitted by September 5)
5.Invite other friends and family
6. Repeat!


Here's the Planet Fundraiser website if you'd like to learn more.
Join the Whitesburg PTA
Blue Level : $5, an individual PTA membership

Orange Level : $50, PTA membership for all children enrolled at WP8, a car magnet and 1 school T-shirt

Lion Level : $100, PTA membership for all children enrolled at WP8, a car magnet, 1 school T-shirt, 4 tickets to our Orange and Blue BBQ dinner, and a family ornament on the Tinsel Trail Tree. Additionally, your child's teacher will receive a book donation in your child's name.

Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 membership!


**A BIG Thank you goes out to all of our teachers and families who have joined PTA so far! The year is off to a great start.
Plug In to PTA
We have some openings this year for our committees.

Reflections Chair : Promote, collect, and submit student entries to the city PTA reflections competition. (Time sensitive as the reflections contest begins soon)

Spooky Science Night Committee : One of PTA's biggest events will need lots of help planning, preparing and staffing. Its a great night of fun, Halloween-themed science activities for the whole school community.

Grandparents Breakfast : Help organize or volunteer at this event that brings grandparents (and surrogate grandparents) into the building to share a special morning with their student.

If any of these positions spark your interest, we'd love to speak further with you! Email whitesburgschoolpta@gmail.com
Community Events
Municipal Election Next Week Tuesday, August 28th
Huntsville is holding a municipal election on Tuesday August 28th. There are several races that effect Whitesburg and it's neighborhoods. Please make an effort to make your voice heard by voting in this election!

Become a Substitute Teacher
Whitesburg Lions Sports
Come out and see our Lions roar at a football game this fall!
Come out and support our Whitesburg Girl's Volleyball Team!
Always Collecting....
These are equivalent to
1 DIME each!
We love these!!
We can never have enough of these!
2018-2019 School Calendar
Phone numbers
Front Office
256-428-7780

Cafeteria
256-428-7785

Merts Administrative Office
256-428-6800

Safe Schools Emergency Hotline
256-428-6927

Fern Bell Recreation Center
256-883-3640

Websites
Whitesburg P-8 School Site

Whitesburg P-8 PTA Site

Huntsville City Schools Site


Whitesburg P-8| (256) 428-7780 | (256) 428-7781 | www.whitesburgp8.org