Thursday, January 28, 2010

Booster Store at Upcoming Conferences

At conferences next week, Boosters will have plenty of reasons for you to stop by the Parent Room!

* Stop by for a drink or snack -- hot dogs, pizza, hot chocolate, Hostess treats, and other snacks. Plus coffee, Coke and Diet Coke, to fortify you for those conferences!

* Shop for Valentine's Day! Check out our hand-polished necklace-and-earring sets for $25. Pick up a sweatshirt or t-shirt, or a South Arbor mug for your favorite Valentine!

* Tired of waiting in line to pick up your kids at the end of each school day? Purchase six "parking spot" raffle tickets and get a free travel mug! Our Parking Spot Raffle will be held at the Spring Auction on February 27. This year we will have two winners, with each family taking half the school year (one half taking March 1 to the end of September, the other taking October 1 to the end of February 2011). Individual chances are $5 each.

* The Spring Auction Committee will have a table just outside the library, where you can buy admission tickets ($15 each). Bring a guest, and get five free Roundtable Raffle Tickets! Sign-ups will also be available for drink donations.

* Be sure to set aside time for the Scholastic Book Fair in the library, too!

Soul Food Dinner ... March 5!

At our last SALT meeting, we approved funding for the upcoming Soul Food Dinner, being organized by Klayscie Browning and the Moral Focus Committee.

This year South Arbor’s Moral Focus Committee is hosting our first annual “Food 4 the Soul” program. This program is in reflection of Black History Month. We hope that our “Food 4 the Soul” program will provide our students educational information that will feed their minds; we also hope to provide nutrients that will feed the body and principles that will feed the spirit.

The dinner program will be March 5 from 6-9 p.m at South Arbor Academy in the gym.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sleeping Bear Press Comes Through

Yesterday I received a special gift from Sleeping Bear Press ... Four autographed books (including one from Buzzy the Bee's author Denise Brenna-Nelson) for our Spring Auction! In the next few days I'm also expecting special deliveries from Jane Yolen ("Why Do Dinosaurs...") and Judy Blume!

We've had several authors -- including our former principal, Miriam Snyder -- donate books for our autograph table. Be sure to buy your auction tickets soon -- you won't want to miss out!

Want to buy tickets for the parking spot raffle? Stop by the school store on Friday and during conferences -- get 5 raffle tickets and a mug for $25!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunbutter: A Peanut-Free Alternative

Today I came across this peanut-free lunch option at, written by Jen Eyer (Parenting Editor).

Check out her recipe for Sunbutter Sandwiches!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hold the Date: Spring Auction Ahead!

The fifth annual Spring Auction is coming up … February 27! Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the upcoming South Arbor Boosters Spring Auction. Co-chairs Allen Morgan and Lisa Egmon are hosting this event in the gym this year, and it is sure to be a night you’ll remember. Proceeds benefit the South Arbor Booster Club.

Tickets may be purchased for $15 each until February 20. Tickets after that date are $20 (including at the door). If you do not get your invitation this week, additional ticket order forms are available in the Parent Room. Just place your form and payment in the blue Auction Mailbox outside the Parent Room.

Childcare is free (donations accepted) through Explorer’s Club, but space is limited so reserve your place when you buy your tickets. Enjoy a wide variety of hearty appetizers and desserts, and participate in silent and live auctions, door prizes, raffles, and other entertainment. Doors open at 3 p.m.

Can you help? Parents, perhaps you or your employer might be willing to make a tax-deductible donation of goods or services as a door prize or item to be auctioned. You could help us make phone calls to previous donors, or contribute to your child’s class basket. We will also be asking for soda and dessert donations – the sign-up sheet will be posted at the school. Or perhaps you can invite a few family or friends as guests.

Above all, please come and support our students with your presence at the auction, which brings in a large percentage of the Boosters budget each year. Anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. If you have questions, contact Lisa (734-834-2603) and Allen (734-649-1966) at

Boosters Plus Tax Receipts

Are you looking for your donation receipt for donations to Boosters' Boosters Plus Program?

The receipts will be in the office next week (Tuesday through Friday) for you to pick up. Any receipts that have not been picked up by Friday will be sent through the mail.

Questions? Contaxt Kathy Tucker or Heidi Saxton.

Thanks for participating in the program, and supporting Boosters!

Chess Club is Back!

The Chess club will start meeting again in February on the 2nd Tuesdays and 3rd Thursdays of the month. It will run through March. We will also now be hosting checker games for children not interested in chess but would still enjoy a fun after school activity with there friends.

The club will be open to anyone grades 1st through 8th . Remember, no experience is necessary only the willingness to learn and have fun. For more information please download the information packet which includes the permission slip from the Atschool web sight or pick it up outside the parent room or in the office. Any questions please speak with Ryon Maples who can be found at the school most days or e-mail him at

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Where is my tax receipt?!?!"

For those who donated to Booster Plus (or other Boosters program), please know that your 2009 tax receipt will be coming to you this week through "child delivery service."

Keep an eye on those backpacks!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thank you, Jackie!

This year our new Booster Store has been blessed with the dedicated service of Jackie Ham, whose daughters Emmaline and Caroline are in fourth grade at South Arbor. She has worked hard to purchase and manage stock, and keep records of the revenue being generated each week. She has also worked with our secretary, Cassie Kennedy, to streamline the scrip process.

Jackie has recently needed to step down (as of January) because of some pressing family needs. Which means we are in need of someone to be in charge of the store each week (with the assistance of the rest of the Boosters team). This involves a weekly commitment of about 3 hours.

If you (or someone you know) is interested in joining the Boosters team, please let me know. Jackie is willing to help train her replacement. Thank you, Jackie!