TONIGHT is Family Night at the Book Fair from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. & TOMORROW is Grandparents & Special Friend Breakfast from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.

TONIGHT: The Poe Violinists and Choir will perform at 6:30. Shopping hours are from 5:30 – 7:30 and all purchases are TAX FREE!  Milk & cookies will be served in the cafeteria for you to enjoy before and after shopping with us. The Book Fair will be located in the Library and Computer Lab.

TOMORROW: Continental breakfast is served from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. as shopping continues throughout the morning! We encourage grandparents to come and enjoy the book fair with their grandchildren. This a fun annual event for everyone involved. Grandparents will check-in at the front office and we will arrange for students join them in the cafeteria for a light breakfast and then they can enjoy browsing through the books together.

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Book fair is THIS week

Come one, come all to the Poe Book Fair happening this week in the Poe Library. Shopping hours are as follows:

Monday, 11/13  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/14  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/15  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, 11/16  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

**Family Literacy Night** 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 11/17 7:30 a.m. – Noon

**Grandparents’ Breakfast** 7:30 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m.

 

Book fair EVENTS:

The big fair hosts two BIG events this week and we hope you will attend and bring your family and friends.

FAMILY NIGHT: Thursday, November 16, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:

Join us for milk & cookies, entertainment for our very own POE musicians and dancers and TAX-FREE Shopping hours! We encourage you to bring the whole family for a fun evening with friends and your loved ones.

GRANDPARENTS & SPECIAL FRIENDS BREAKFAST: Friday, November 17th from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Continental breakfast is served from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. as shopping continues throughout the morning! We encourage grandparents to come and enjoy the book fair with their grandchildren. This a fun annual event for everyone involved. Grandparents will check-in at the front office and we will arrange for students join them in the cafeteria for a light breakfast and then they can enjoy browsing through the books together.

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Book Fair is NEXT WEEK! & WE need YOU!!!

The book fair is in serious need of volunteers interested in helping ANY day of the week the week of November 13-17  between 7:30 and 4 AND for parents who can assist on the evening of November 16. Interested parents please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054fadaf22a02-book1  to find a time slot that works for your schedule. Even 1 hour of time during the week will be a huge help. 25% of net sales from the Book Fair come back directly to Poe and are bookmarked for the Library. More information can be found on the Book Fair page on the Poe PTO website at https://www.poepto.org/book-fair

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2nd Annual Change War! Bring Your Spare Change to Vote!

Our Willy Wonka and the Book Factory  Book Fair is fast approaching, and today is the start of our second annual Change War! Mr. Amerson and Mr. Stafford are hard at work designing their very own book fair character from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, so please bring or send spare change from home to “vote” for your favorite!

Our winner will be crowned on Friday November 10, and proceeds will go toward Scholastic’s All For Books program.

We thank you for your support!

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Save the Date for the Book Fair, November 13th - 17th

The book fair is recruiting volunteers interested in helping ANY day of the week November 13-17 between 7:30am-4pm AND for parents who can assist on the evening of November 16th. Interested parents please visit our sign up sheet to find a time slot that works for your schedule. Even 1 hour of time during the week will be a huge help. 25% of net sales from the Book Fair come back directly to Poe and are earmarked for the Library. More information can be found on the Book Fair page on the Poe PTO website at http://poepto.org/fundraising/book-fair/

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Library Volunteers Needed

Our awesome new librarian, Brittany Acree, would love more volunteer help in the library.  She currently has volunteers coming on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, but she could definitely use some more help, especially as the year goes on and students are checking out more books. To volunteer, stop by the library and meet Ms Acree, or email her at brittany.acree@houstonisd.org.      Thank you!

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Poe PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting is Tuesday, November 14th, and is evening meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Childcare is being provided at school by Little Heroes.  Thank you Little Heroes for supporting Poe and the PTO!

We will have pizza and drinks at the meeting and for the kids!

This is an important meeting to attend.  We will be voting on the use of surplus capital funds that were budgeted for whiteboards, but are now available for other projects since HISD provided the whiteboards over the summer.  The ideas we have received for the funds are:

1) picnic tables in back yard (in the empty shady area between the back side door and the 4th grade buildings)
2) picnic tables in the shady mulch area in front of the kinder deck
3) more ground cover around the school to further prevent muddy run-off on the sidewalks and gutters
4) trimming of trees around the school
5) nothing!   Save the money for next year's capital budget
6) save the money, but earmark it for a special future project (like a new playground!)

Please let us know at president@poepto.org if you have any comments on the above suggestions or any other suggestions for the funds.  And please plan to attend the November meeting to make your voice heard!!  

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FIRST SPIRIT NIGHT OF THE YEAR @ MIA'S TABLE

Our first Spirit Night of the year will be at Mia's Table!  Join us for POE ELEMENTARY DAY at Mia’s Table on Wednesday, October 18th (11a.m.-9p.m.), 3131 Argonne St.  Tell the cashier that you are there to support Poe, and Mia’s will donate 20% of all earnings to the school directly. This is a great way to get together as a school community and raise money for Poe just by going out to eat!  See you there!

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY | DEADLINE APPROACHING

SCHOOL DIRECTORY | DEADLINE BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

Do you want to make sure that you have the names and contact information to contact your child's friends?

The Poe PTO prints one free copy of the school directory for each child. This is a great source of contact information for the other children in your child's class, as well as sharing information regarding activities, classroom events, and other school -related issues.

Complete the ONLINE DIRECTORY FORM by Friday, October 13th.

Questions? Email directory@poepto.org.

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