UPCOMING EVENTS ● November 26 Cultural Arts Performance ● November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break ● December 12 4th & 5th Grade Winter Concert ● December 19 Cultural Arts Performance ● December 20 STEM Day ● December 23 - January 3 Winter Holiday Shop Amazon Smile and Give back to Root! This Cyber Monday use Amazon Smile and Give Back to Root!!!! Amazon Smile will donate 0.05% of your eligible Amazon purchases to Root when you sign up and pick: Aldert Root Elementary PTA as your charity of choice. In order to raise money for Root you must shop fromwww.smile.amazon.com. Thank you! Giftcrowd is Back! The PTA is excited to help make your holiday gifting much more efficient again this year. For those who do not know, GiftCrowd is an online tool that allows parents to make donations to numerous teachers and staff for the holidays and end of year gifts. You can give any amount you would like. This has eliminated the need for a parent from each class having to collect funds or gifts. Also, GiftCrowd does not charge any fees! Please make your contributions by Monday December 23rd! On December 24 the teachers will receive their “gift” and cash in the money they were given for gift cards of their choice. The site includes many choices including, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, JCPenney, Athleta, Dicks Sporting Goods, Hyatt, etc. The site includes all teachers, assistants and staff, so you can easily gift any and all in just a few easy clicks. Let's give generously to our fantastic Root staff for all they do!
**Just a tip - the site worked best on a laptop instead of a phone, although you can access the tool on your phone.** To give your gifts: Go to https://www.giftcrowd.com/#/event/VRQmvAax0N 1. To join a gift, click the Join button next to the gift you would like to join 2. Type in the name as you want it to appear and the email where you want to get notified 3. Optionally, you can design your greeting 4. Enter your credit card information. You can choose to keep them for future purchases which will save you time if you plan to join more than one gift 5. Once you are done you will receive a confirmation email. You will also be notified when the gift is sent and when the gift recipient opens it If you have any questions regarding the use of GiftCrowd please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.We hope this helps to simplify your holiday gifting! Introducing Root’s Holiday Hearts Program 2019 It’s that time of year again to give holiday gifts! Here are all the jolly details. If you want to fulfill holiday wishes for a Root student, simply come by the front office to choose and sign-out a heart (or two) from the basket in the main office. Hearts will be available from November 25 - December 6. Gifts need to be wrapped and tagged with the corresponding heart and brought to school no later than December 11. Questions?? Call Mrs. Mullins, Social Worker at 919-830-6772 or Mrs. Ellington, Counselor at 919-881-4940 ext. 25047. Black Box Theatre Performance Black Box Dance Theatre is returning to Root this year on November 26! Black Box Theatre has performed for thousands across NC and is a favorite of both students and educators. Known for their nonfiction accounts of the world, the troupe has expertise in making dances that are relevant and inspirational to audiences of all ages. It matters who is dancing and what you are dancing about: this modern dance company includes a hip hop dancer, a ballerina, and a Purple Heart Army veteran all adding to the artistry on stage. Students will learn about the history of modern dance and how it is one of the only art forms created in America. They will learn about shapes and how to move them with different qualities. They will learn how to "dance" a written paragraph, the physics of lifting with ease, and how to interpret a story without any words at all! Once the dance making process has been "de-mystified", it opens the door for each student to develop their unique ideas and creatively respond to the show. K-2 Performance - 12:30PM 3-5 Performance - 1:30PM Root Spring Musical - Frozen JR! The time has finally come to start thinking about our Spring Musical, Frozen JR! If your child (in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade) is interested in signing up to be in the show this year please see our website for further information. If your child is interested in Cast or Crew you will need to:
1. Review the contract (you can find it HERE or on the website), initial and sign and turn it in by no later than December 19. This contract is required for your child to participate and is in place of the parent meeting that we used to hold after the audition workshop. 2. Sign up HERE(or you can find this sign up on the website as well)- please note that this is for cast AND crew- if you are crew you do not need to sign up for an audition time, but cast WILL need to sign up for an audition time via this form. 3. Save the Date for our audition workshop (December 3) for cast (where we will practice audition materials- not required) AND our first rehearsal January 7 (for cast AND crew!). A full rehearsal calendar as well as audition information can be found on the website. Please contact Ms.Koo if you have any questions! email@example.com Root Rocks - Save the Date! Root Word Submissions If you would like to submit information to the Root Word, clickHERE. Submissions are due by THURSDAY morningof each week in order to be included in the following Monday’s Root Word. Mr. Clark's Robo Call Process EmailMR. CLARKby Sunday night to submit information in a Robo call. Please email him EXACTLY what you want him to say.
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