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We are always looking for volunteers, as we sponsor many events throughout the school year.  If you would like more information about volunteering please drop a message in the PTO suggestion box in the front of the office.  Please include your name, email address and phone number.  A PTO member will contact you as soon as possible.

Caught Being Good

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 we will begin our Playground and Lunch Pavilion Incentive Program. The following rules were discussed during the Discipline Assembly:

Caught Being Good School- Wide Rules

 

Examples of Responsible Behavior

 

Lunch Pavilion

Playground

Line – Up Procedures

1. Line up in an orderly fashion and walk to the cafeteria to pick up your tray.

1. WALK at all times

 

1.  Freeze when the bell is rung.

2. REMAIN seated until dismissed by an ADULT

2.You will STAY in your AREA

 

1.  Students must get in line order (if teacher has one)

3. You must NOT scream, yell, or throw FOOD at any time

3. Keep your hands to YOURSELF at ALL times

2. Students must stand quietly with their hands and feet to themselves.

4. YOU are responsible for cleaning up YOUR trash and dumping it in the recycling, composting containers.

4.  Play all games fairly and appropriately.

3. Students are expected to NOT to run to their line.

5. YOU are to WALK at all times

 

 

PTO Information

Welcome to the Taper Tiger Paws PTO website.  The purpose of our Parent Teacher Organization is to enrich the educational experience of our students by supporting our school, its staff and its programs.  


A PTO with a strong parental interest promotes the welfare of our children in school, at home and in the community.  It ensures a better school environment which provides advantages in physical, mental and social education for our children.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PTO PRESIDENT

Welcome back to another wonderful school year at Taper Avenue Elementary!  I am looking forward to getting to know our new Kindergarten Parent Volunteers, as well as seeing our Parent Volunteers who have returning students.  This website will provide you with important and up to date information, so check it often!   If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel to drop a note into the new PTO suggestion box located in the front office.   As a mother of two students here at Taper Avenue Elementary, I know how important it is to feel like you have a voice.  I am looking forward to your hearing your feedback in working together for the greater good of all of our children.


Sincerely,

Amy Hart

 
 
BOX TOPS & LABELS FOR EDUCATION MONTHLY SUBMISSIONS
 
Each month the PTO rewards the classroom that submits the most Box Tops and the most Labels For Education with a special treat. Turn in your Box Tops & Labels to Taper by the last school day each month,  and find out who won at the Pride Assembly the following month!  The PTO will also be awarding the monthly Grand Champion traveling trophy to the classroom who turns in the highest combined total of Box Tops & Labels For Education, so keep clipping and get them in!
The PTO also recognizes "Box Top & Labels For Education Stars, each month.  The student who turns in the most Box Tops becomes our "Box Top Star of the Month" -and- the student who turns in the most Labels For Education becomes our "Labels For Education Star of the Month!"  Each "Star" is recognized at the Pride Assembly and awarded a Certificate of Appreciation & a surprise "gift."
We want to recognize your child for a job well done, so remember to put your child's name and room number with your Box Top & Labels Submission so that we can give them & their classroom credit!  Thank you in advance for your support!
 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

 

We need YOU to help us succeed with our numerous fundraising activities and supplemental art projects (Art To Grow On) throughout the year!  Please see guidelines regarding Taper's Volunteer Program listed on the Taper Avenue Elementary home page.  Get your paperwork and TB test into the office as soon as possible so that you can start making a huge difference in our school!

 

We currently need some great people to volunteer their time in the following areas:

  • Harvest Festival Committee
  • Hospitality Chair
  • Valet Program
  • Photographer 
  • Can & Toy Drive
  • Book Fair
Please drop a note in the PTO Suggestion & Drop Box located in the Front Office if interested.
We love our volunteers!

 

ACTIVE FUNDRAISERS

Box Tops For Education --  This is an easy, ongoing fundraiser for our school!   Simply clip & collect valid* Box Top labels from various grocery products. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school.  It really adds up!  (*Must include expiration date to be considered valid). 

Gather your Box Tops and put them in a baggie.  Make sure you put your child’s name and room # inside the baggie so that we can give your child and their classroom credit for their submission.  Submit your Box Tops in a sealed baggie to your child’s teacher –or- drop it off into the blue drop box located in the Main Office by the front door.  The classroom with the most valid Box Tops submitted each month will get a special treat from the PTO!  The student who submits the most Box Tops in a single month will be recognized at the monthly Pride Assembly and be awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation & a “Box Top Star” ribbon!
Here is the website link for more information:
www.boxtops4education.com

 

Labels for Education -- This is another easy, ongoing fundraiser for our school!   Clip & collect valid* Labels For Education from various grocery products and earn free sports equipment and educational supplies for our school!  (*Must include entire label including barcode to be considered valid).

Gather your Labels For Education and put them in a baggie.  Make sure you put your child’s name and room # inside the baggie so that we can give your child and their classroom credit for their submission.  Submit your Labels For Education in a sealed baggie to your child’s teacher –or- drop it off into the blue drop box located in the Main Office by the front door.  The classroom with the most valid Labels For Education submitted each month will get a special treat from the PTO!  The student who submits the most Box Tops in a single month will be recognized at the monthly Pride Assembly and be awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation & a “Box Top Star” ribbon!
Here is the website link for more information:
www.labelsforeducation.com

 

Target's "Take Charge of Education Program" --Enroll your Target REDcard and be sure to designate Taper Avenue Elementary.   Use your REDcard for all your purchases in local stores and online and Target will donate up to 1% to Taper Avenue.  Anyone anywhere who has a REDcard may participate, so spread the word to family and friends!


Goodsearch.com  --    This is an online search engine that will donate funds to Taper Ave. every time you search online!  It’s free for you and easy to do!

Go to www.Goodsearch.com and click on "Choose a Cause".  In the box “Who Do You Want To Help?” Type in “TAPER AVENUE ELEMENTARY” and click on the search icon.  Be sure the result in the top right corner says “You are supporting Taper Avenue Elementary."  Complete the required fields to set up your account.  Goodsearch.com will then send you a confirmation email.  Confirm your email and voila!  Each time you return to Goodsearch.com  your browser will remember our school’s name as the beneficiary and Goodsearch.com will donate funds to our school for every online search you do through their website.   We also benefit from shopping online via the Goodsearch.com site! Anyone, anywhere can participate so please forward to your family and friends and have them use Goodsearch.com for all their online searching needs!

Taper PTO has an Email Address!

If you need to contact the Taper Tiger PTO for questions or suggestions, you may use our brand new email address!

TaperTigerPaws@gmail.com

We can also be found on Facebook! Look for "Taper Tiger Paws PTO" or follow us here!

Thank you so much!

PTO Meetings are held once a month. Please check this website regarding the dates for upcoming meetings.

Board Members

President ~ Amy Hart
 

Co-Vice Presidents ~ Cynthia Hannifin & Vickie Trigas

Treasurer ~ Dru Thush

Co-Secretaries ~ Candice Reiley & Gisela Medrano

Parliamentarian ~ Veronica Spanjol

 

Department Chair Volunteers

ATGO Chairperson: Jennifer Ozaeta

Historian: Inga Vassileva

Box Top/LFE Chairperson: Tracy Huebner

 

PTO Meetings

Place: Room 4

 

PTO Meeting Future Dates

February 9th at 8:00 a.m.

March 2nd at 8:00 a.m.

April 6th at 8:00 a.m.