Algonkian PTA Past Events 2012-2013
Restaurant Night at Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, May 14 ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Take a break from cooking and have dinner at Chick-fil-A (Dulles Town Crossing near Lowe’s)!! So easy… dine in or carryout and earn money for our school! Thanks for all the continuous support!
Bobcat Talent Show
Friday, May 3 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Come cheer and enjoy as the Algonkian students perform their hearts out!! You don’t want to miss it!! We will have flowers for sale at the door! Of course, we can't make this happen without our awesome parent helpers... please consider to volunteer:
Also, voting (and nominations from the floor for anyone else who wants to run for the following positions) will take place this evening for the following 2013-2014 Algonkian PTA Board nominees:
President – Barbara Fontaine
Vice President – Christi Hendershot
Secretary – Kimberly Nelson
Treasurer – Amy Wood
See you all there!!
Algonkian Teachers/Staff Appreciation Week
April 29 thru May 3
During this week, the Algonkian PTA will sponsor special events for all our teachers/staff to show how much we really do appreciate them!! The theme will be: Southern Hospitality. Please contact your child's "classroom mom" for detailed information about this week in regards to your child's teacher(s). If you have any questions and/or would like to help out, please contact Kimberly Nelson: email@example.com or 703-421-0823.
Give a STAR SHOUT OUT to our Algonkian Teachers/Staff!!
We would like to decorate the school foyer with lots of STARS created by the students. Make some "Star Shout Out" for your favorite teachers/staff members to show your appreciation! Print this out: Star Shout Out -- please cut the star out and decorate/design with a few words of thanks. Turn in to the school office as soon as you can. Thanks!! Questions regarding the "stars", contact: Kimberly Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Southern Hospitality Luncheon for the teachers/staff on Wednesday, May 1
Here is an opportunity for all of us to say "THANK Y'ALL" to our wonderful Algonkian Staff/Teachers for giving so much to our children. We will create some old southern charm as we serve up some traditional treats (think fried chicken and Coca-Cola cake) and healthy eats (spring mix salads with berries, fresh spring veggies, watermelon, tomatoes, and more)! Fried chicken will be catered but we would need your help to provide all the other dishes/desserts. Questions about the luncheon, please contact Leigh Pappalardo (email@example.com
Let's make this a fabulous southern-style luncheon!! PLEASE SIGN UP here to volunteer your time, a dish, or a cash donation:
Algonkian Bobcats Mini-Golf Outing
Saturday, April 27 ~ come any time between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Snowie sno cones ~ will be sold from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Do your kids love mini-golf? This Saturday, April 27th is Polynesian Putt-Putt Day at Algonkian Regional Park. Bring the whole family any time between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Algonkian PTA will earn $1 for every golfer. If that's not enough incentive, Snowie will be there selling sno cones from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., too! Why not make it a family outing? (Polynesian Putt-Putt, 20015 Volcano Island Drive) -- see flyer.
Earth Day Bike Collection Project
As part of the Earth Day celebrations, our school counselor, Theresa Ryan, is running a wonderful philanthropy opportunity for our students and community!! We are collecting used bikes to send to an orphanage called Casa Bernabe in Nicaragua. As the teenage children age out of the orphanage, it is important that they be able to support themselves. One of the opportunities they have is to learn a trade, such as bike maintenance, and run their own small business. The participating teenage children at the orphanage have already set up their own business and budgeted their profits to pay for a shipping container for all the bikes we can collect!
Bikes can be dropped off at Algonkian Elementary in the front lobby during the week of April 15-22. Bikes can be any size and in any condition! They will be picked up by Casa Bernabe.
Questions? Contact Theresa Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Kovacic at 571-434-3240.
Algonkian Book Fair
Algonkian Library is hosting a Bedford Falls Book Fair!! Come shop for lots of wonderful reading materials for your entire family.
The fair opens from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 15 thru Friday, April 19.
On Wednesday, April 17 in conjunction with the PTA Munchkins with Moms, the book fair opens at 7:00 a.m. (note: food should stay in the cafeteria and not be brought to the library).
Each class will have the opportunity to purchase books during their regularly scheduled library class time. Feel free to join us at school when your child is scheduled to come to the library – please see table below for your child’s library class time:
8:30 - 9:15
8:30 - 9:00
9:30 - 10:15
10:30 - 11:15
10:45 - 11:30
12:00 - 12:30
12:15 - 1:00
12:30 - 1:15
1:00 - 1:45
1:15 - 2:00
1:30 - 2:00
1:45 - 2:15
Lots of help is needed to man the fair!! There are opportunities to help with set up, the preview day (Friday, April 12th), or all during the week before school, or during your child's regular library time (see table above for your child's scheduled library time)! Sign up to volunteer using the Sign Up Genius. Hate Sign Up Genius? No worries - email or call Barbara Fontaine (Barbara@jaspin.com or 703-430-3707) and she will be glad to help you out the old fashioned way!
Munchkins with Mom
Wednesday, April 17 ~ 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.
Don’t forget to schedule this date/time on your calendar, Moms!! Enjoy a small special treat at Algonkian! Bring your child to school and stop in at the cafeteria for some yummy munchkins donut holes and coffee. Guardians, aunts, grandmothers, and other female relatives are welcome! Afterwards, visit together and shop at the Algonkian Book Fair -- many great titles and wonderful reading for your child to enjoy!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 10 to reserve your spot with your child. A form has been sent via your child's backpack to RSVP or email MK Gregory at: email@example.com -- please include in your email; the student's name/grade; mom's name; # attending (including mom); and allergies that we should be aware of so that we would try to provide alternatives.
Wednesday, April 10 ~ 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Raising money for Algonkian is sooooooooo… SWEET!! Come on over to SweetFrog (Regal Plaza location) anytime between 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy some cool, refreshing, tasty froyo! See you there!
Friday, April 5 ~ Doors open 6:30 p.m./Games begin 7:00 p.m.
It's Bingo time -- our last bingo of the school year!! 5th graders are running the show!! Exciting raffles to be won! Come early for snacks sold at the snack bar -- pizza, nachos, and sweets! Also, sold at the event: raffle tickets are $0.50 each; bingo cards $5 each; and daubers at $2 each. See you all there for a fun night!
Angie Meehan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 703-430-8770 or
Margee Vayo (email@example.com) at 703-404-9873
Silent Auction 2013
Friday, March 8 ~ 7:00 p.m. – Adults ONLY!
Line up those babysitters for this night! You don’t want to miss it! Come and enjoy a fun evening of friends, food, and fantastic items to win. You will want to be there to bid on trips, sports memorabilia, restaurants, teacher experiences, and much more.
Previews on some of the many bid items:
A Live Studio Experience at ESPN's Pardon the Interruption!
$2000 worth of orthodontia gift certificates
Alex Ovechkin Autographed Hockey Puck!
Lia Sophia Jewelry!
Potomac River Running Training!
Reston Limo Wine Tours!Gymnastics classes, kids parties, drum lessons, private violin or piano music, rock climbing and SO MUCH MORE!
We have a page on Facebook just for this event: search for “Algonkian Silent Auction 2013” and “Like” the page to stay in the loop on all the details.
Questions, email: Christi Hendershot (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday, February 22 ~ doors open 6:30 p.m. / movie begins 7:00 p.m.
Save the date! Algonkian PTA will be featuring: The Lorax. We’ll have drinks and snacks for sale – nothing over $1 and admission is FREE! Be comfy and wear your pajamas -- your child can wear their pajamas at school that day, too!
Also, each student who turns in Box Tops (attached to a worksheet or in a ziplock bag of 25 counts) will receive a free bag of popcorn -- but keep in mind that each student will be limited to one free bag regardless of how many Box Tops are turned in.
**All children MUST be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. This is not a drop off event.**
Help us make this fun family event a success by signing up to help:
Cultural Arts Program
Tuesday, February 19 ~ 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Marcus Johnson, an African-American jazz musician and his band will be performing at Algonkian!
More info here.
Restaurant Spirit Day at Chuck E. Cheese's
Monday, February 18 ~ between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
It’s Presidents' Day!! NO SCHOOL!! Join the Algonkian families at Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Dulles Town Circle between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for fun, food & games! A percentage of your purchases (tokens, food,…) will be donated to our school! Be sure to purchase at the cashier and let them know that you’re from Algonkian Elementary so that our school can get credit! Have fun and as always, thanks to you all for your continuous support!
Restaurant Lunch & Dinner
Wednesday, January 30 ~ lunch & dinner hours
Earn money for Algonkian Elementary just by having lunch or dinner at Lucia’s – located in the Great Falls Plaza, Sterling. Save the date on your calendars!! We'll see you all there!
Character That Kicks Program
Register now: complete this form ~ registration/payment DUE by January 10
Algonkian PTA presents a 6-week non-contact martial arts character development course instructed by Highkicks Taekwondo. Open to all grades Kindergarten through 5th. The course is held on Thursdays starting on January 17 thru February 21. Space is limited to 25 students, so please register early. More detailed info here.
Questions? Contact Erin Kielb (email@example.com).
SilverGraphics Orders are in!!
If you didn't get a chance to stop by on Friday, December 14 ~ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 30 to pick up your orders, please contact Julie Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org to make pick up arrangements. Lots of beautiful art pieces are waiting to be given as holiday gifts (or for yourself). :)
Holiday Strings Concert
Wednesday, December 19 ~ 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy some holiday music performed by our 4th and 5th grade students of the Algonkian’s Strings Program.
Potomac Falls High School DECA Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 9 ~ 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 ~ 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 ~ 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Need some inspiration to spice up your same old holiday décor? Well, you’re in luck! The Potomac Falls High School DECA chapter (an Association of Marketing Students) presents the Holiday Open House. You will definitely be in the holiday spirit after touring this beautiful home, in which every room is adorned in garland, various themed trees, villages, and unique one of kind handmade decorations. There are over 75 themed trees in the house! Live music will be performed by local musicians. All tours are free, but donations will be accepted to bring some cheer to the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association. Personalized ornaments will also be available. It will be held at: 234 Markwood Drive, Sterling, VA 20165 (off Triple Seven) on Sunday, December 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 16th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to: email@example.com. Come enjoy the excitement!
Holiday Wrap Event for Algonkian Teachers/Staff
December 12-14 ~ 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
If you're "wrappy" and you know it, clap your hands! Or, at least consider lending a hand at this fun PTA sponsored event to give our staff a break by wrapping some of their holiday gifts while they teach. The Holiday Gift Wrapping room will be open to all staff Wednesday, December 12 thru Friday, December 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PTA members will be on hand to wrap gifts. We will "wrap up" the week with "Cocoa, Cookies, and Cake Pops!" The wrapping event has been divided into daily shifts. Won't you please consider joining in for some fun and laughs as we "wrap things up" before the holiday break: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054EABA723A46-holiday
Algonkian Book Fair
December 1, 3-7
Books and more books!! The Book Fair kicks-off at our Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 1 starting at 8:30 a.m. and then will continue on for the week of December 3-7 before school hours (7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) & after school hours (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). You can shop online, too!
Visit the link: Algonkian Elementary Book Fair (detailed information and shop online)
Shop online dates: now thru December 11
Give the gift of reading!!
Saturday, December 1 ~ 8:30 a.m. to noon
Save the date!! You and your family are invited to the Holiday Bazaar at Algonkian Elementary on Saturday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon! This fun event includes class sing-a-longs, a chance to visit with Santa, a Kids' Only Store, a Cake Walk, the Book Fair, food, games, Marketplace with lots of vendors to shop from, and much more.
Our ever-so-popular Cake Walk will need some delicious sweets, please consider to DONATE a cake or two by signing up using this link:
The Book Fair needs help assisting at the event... if you would like to help, please sign up using this link:
Order Forms/Payments DUE: Friday, November 9
Looking for the perfect gift for those out of town relatives? We'll be offering Mickman Brothers Wreaths again this year as a service for your holiday shopping needs!
If you’re interested in receiving order forms, please email:
Christi Hendershot (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- in the email, please include your name, child's name, and teacher. Then, a packet will be sent to you via child’s backpack mail.
Order forms with payment must be turned in no later than Friday, November 9. Want a wreath for yourself? Come to the Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 1 -- we'll be selling wreaths there!
Restaurant Spirit Day at Chuck E. Cheese’s
Tuesday, November 6 ~ between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
It’s Teacher Work Day and that means… NO SCHOOL for the students!! Come join the Algonkian families at Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Dulles Town Circle between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for fun, food & games! A percentage of your purchases (tokens, food,…) will be donated to our school! Be sure to purchase at the cashier and let them know that you’re from Algonkian Elementary so that our school can get credit! Have fun and as always, thanks to you all for your continuous support!!
Teacher/Staff Souper Luncheon
Tuesday, November 6 ~ Teacher/Staff Work Day
Algonkian PTA is sponsoring a special event to celebrate and pamper our teachers/staff with a warm, cozy lunch on Teacher/Staff Work Day! Scrumptious food items would be needed and can be brought to school at 10:30 a.m. on this day – specifically, the following: 8 different crock pot soups (please indicate if you can include a ladle with your soup); 2 mixed salads; a variety of desserts; sparkling water; bread and/or muffins (cornbread, rolls, multigrain…).
To donate the item(s) listed above, please email Stefanie Salzmann (email@example.com) and indicate what you would like to contribute, and you’ll receive a confirmation in return. Thanks so much for your support and for showing our love to our wonderful teachers/staff!!
Friday, October 19 ~ 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for some thrills & chills at Algonkian’s fourth annual Monster Mash! It will be a fang-tastic evening including: yummy eats & treats – you’ll be goblin’ up pizza and more; ghoulish games – fun games with great prizes; gloom & doom room – for those brave enough; spooky stomp cake walk – an all-time favorite; music; and more!! Admission is FREE!! Tickets or value cards can be purchased for food and games. You don’t want to miss this spook-tacular event!!
If you are interested in volunteering, please go to the link:
www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EA9AC2EA57-monster or also visit here.
Donate a baked good for our ever-so-popular Cake Walk:
Want to receive free raffle tickets at the Monster Mash?? Turn in those Box Tops labels!! Students who turn in labels at the Monster Mash event will receive one free raffle ticket for each worksheet or each bag in groups of 25. How cool is that! Remember to have students write their names on each worksheet/bag that they turn in because the student with the most Box Tops collected will win a prize!
Volunteering questions, contact Pam Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org).
General questions, contact MK Gregory (email@example.com).
Restaurant Spirit Night ~ Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, October 9 ~ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE!! Meet us at Chick-fil-A (Dulles Town Crossing near Lowe's)!! Algonkian PTA will receive up to 20% of the proceeds! Eat in or drive-thru!
Cultural Arts Assembly
Thursday, October 4
COLLECT PLEDGES NOW to Wednesday, September 26
Event on: Friday, September 28 ~ 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- RAIN or SHINE!
Participant Information Packet:
-- Walk-A-Thon Information Sheet (includes prizes & rewards info)
-- Permission Slip (REQUIRED!! Must be signed and turned in to participate)
-- Pledge Form (REQUIRED!! MUST TURN IN by Wednesday, September 26 with pledge money --
cash or check payable to: Algonkian PTA or online: www.bobcatwalk.com)
**ALL donations (either online or collected) MUST be recorded on your pledge slip in order to receive credit.**
Questions? Contact: Karen Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 703-948-9792 or
Kemp Reardon (email@example.com) at 703-421-1432
Walk-A-Thon SPIRIT WEEK (September 24-28) -- sponsored by our Algonkian Mentors
Gearing Up and "Going for the GOLD" at our Walk-A-Thon on Friday, September 28!
Spirit Week Info Flyer
CHECK-OUT TIPS after the Walk-A-Thon Event
---- Check-out will be in the school gym. The children drop off their backpacks/lunchboxes after school behind tables with color-coded sign based on their last name (it will match their lap card).
---- After the event, parents will come into the gym and find the table that corresponds with your last name. There will be a volunteer with a list there that must be signed before the child is released. If someone else is picking up your child, please make sure they have identification.
---- While facing the stage, the following tables will be set-up on the RIGHT hand side of the gym: A-C, D-F, G-I, J-L.
---- While facing the stage, the following tables will be set-up on the LEFT hand side of the gym: M-O, P-R, S-U, V-Z.
---- Upon check-out, participants will be issued a ticket for a free snow cone (additional snow cones will be available for purchase $2 each). The vendor will be set-up in the parking lot immediately outside the gym doors -- after the Walk-A-Thon event.
Thank you for your participation and support!!
Odyssey of the Mind Parent Info Meeting
Thursday, September 20 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Does your child like to build vehicles or design buildings? Does he or she like to solve mysteries? How about putting on a show with a group of friends? Take on these challenges by joining Odyssey of the Mind at Algonkian. Come and see what we're all about on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Any questions, contact Rachel Kraft -- firstname.lastname@example.org and for more info: Educational Discovery.
Donuts with Dad
Wednesday, September 19 ~ 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Mark your calendars!! Dads, have a treat with your child at Algonkian! Bring your child to school and stop in at the cafeteria for some fresh donuts and coffee. Guardians, uncles, grandfathers, and other males relatives are welcome!!
A healthy alternative will be provided if you want to avoid the donuts. Allergy-free alternatives will be provided on a separate table in the cafeteria. Allergen-free items will be served: Kinnikinnick Donuts (cinnamon) --- dairy, soy, nut, potato, and wheat free; Immaculate Baking Company --- egg free.
Please RSVP to Kelly Ruhl
by Friday, September 14 -- email the following info: number of adults attending; number of children attending; yes or no to allergy-free alternative. ****
Got to get up and make the donuts... not really but we do need a few more volunteers for this event. Please contact Kelly Ruhl at email@example.com if you would like to help.
Friday, September 14 ~ Doors open 6:30 p.m./Games begin 7:00 p.m.
Get your crazy on! It's BINGO time!! Go crazy with crazy hats, crazy socks, crazy hair, and just crazy anything! Exciting raffles from BGR, iTunes, rebounderz, and many, many more (50 cents a raffle ticket)! Snack bar will be open with pizza, nachos, candies -- so come crazy hungry! Bingo cards ($5) and daubers ($2) will be sold at the event, too!
Student Directory Forms DUE: Wednesday, September 12
The PTA is compiling a school student directory, which will include school contact information, class listings, student/family information, and more. It’s an excellent school resource! If you would like your child(ren) to be included in the 2012-2013 Algonkian Student Directory, please complete this Student Information Form (page 2) – sign it and return to school no later than Wednesday, September 12.
NOTE: A PDF file will be FREE with your PTA membership!!
If you would want a printed-out copy, it will be available for $2.00 per copy regardless of your PTA membership status. The Student Directory will be available for purchase by Algonkian families and staff only.
Contact Wendy Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-444-2426.
Spirit Wear Sale
Orders DUE: Wednesday, September 12
Order your Spirit Wear tshirts/sweatshirts before it’s too late! Submit this form including payment (cash or check payable to: Algonkian PTA) by Wednesday, September 12 -- turn in to child's teacher or to the school main office. The order will be placed Friday, September 14 with an estimated delivery date of the first week in October. Should you have any questions, please email Julie Smith: email@example.com.
Monday, August 27 ~ 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Mark your calendars and join us at Mimi’s Café located in the Dulles Town Circle for breakfast after giving goodbye hugs & kisses to your kids on the first day of school. A percentage of sales that morning will go to support our Algonkian school!