Bimonthly Pizza Lunch is back!

It’s time for pizza lunch sign up for the rest of the school year, January to June (This is a new block of dates).

 IMPORTANT: YOU MUST SIGN UP @ www.munchalunch.com FOR YOUR CHILD TO GET PIZZA LUNCH.

 Due to popular demand we will be bringing back pizza lunch 2 times per month.

 Here are the dates…

January 18

Feb. 1

Feb. 15

March 1

March 22

April 5

April 19

May 17

May 31

June 14

June 28

 A few important notes:

1) All orders must be added via munchalunch.  The system is set up to allow you to order 1 time per child for all the dates.  After you press submit, before you pay, you will have an opportunity to uncheck dates that you don’t want pizza lunch.  ie, when you order it will first sign you up for all 11 lunches (this saves a lot of time) after you click continue the system will allow you to uncheck the dates you don’t want.

2) Pizza lunch is run by parent volunteers and all the money raised goes back to the school.  We can not run these days without enough volunteers.  On Munchalunch, after you submit your orders there is a link where you can sign up to VOLUNTEER for one of the lunches.  Please consider helping out on a day or two, if possible.

3) All pizza lunch orders must be submitted by midnight the Monday prior to pizza lunch day.  For the first pizza lunch of this New Year orders must be in by Monday January 15th!

4) Your pizza lunch leads are happy to help if you have any questions, comments or concerns.  Please email pizzalunch@hotmail.ca. (note the .ca)

 Happy New Year from your Pizza Lunch Crew,

Tamara, Sandy and Shaindy

Food drive reminder…

…just a reminder that tomorrow’s Pizza Lunch is also a food drive! Volunteers will collect any non-perishable food items your kids bring to the lunchroom. You don’t have to be eating pizza to take part.

And, bonus, tomorrow you can outsource your after-school snack as well: the Grade 5 Fundraising Committee has a few more holiday cookies to sell!  Look for them tomorrow outside Chalet 1–cookies are $2 (and they’re pretty big).

A simple fundraiser with huge potential for your child’s classroom…

Did you know that McGregor has an ongoing fundraising program that’s simple, doesn’t require extra volunteer hours, and doesn’t mean taking time off work or out of your busy weekend? Schools and other groups across Canada have each raised tens of thousands of dollars through it.

Fundscrip is a gift-card based fundraiser with a list of 240 participating major retailers of goods, groceries, and gas: the Gap, Home Depot, Staples, Amazon.ca, Esso, Indigo…you can browse it here. How it works: You buy a gift card for, say, $100 through Fundscrip. You get the FULL VALUE of that card–you don’t lose any money at all. It functions the same way any other gift card would. The retailer donates anywhere from 2-8% of the card’s value to R.H. McGregor.

That’s it.

Gift cards make great gifts, of course.

But we’d reach a whole new level of fundraising if parents (and maybe even extended family members) built Fundscrip into their everyday shopping habits. Your daily latte, or your weekly groceries, or your kitchen reno could help fund your child’s classroom at no cost to you.

Place your order online, the cards will arrive in the mail, and you can just slip them into your wallet for the next trip to the gas station or the grocery store. Or even easier, buy instant virtual cards to use in online ordering.

To get started:

  • Go to fundscrip.com and click ‘Support a Group’ in the top right corner
  • Enter the invitation code: REDEWX along with your name, email address, postal code and phone number
  • That’s it! Buy your cards!

If you make a habit of using Fundscrip for household (or small business) purchases, together we can generate a surprising amount of revenue for the school. Our school uses fundraising money for major purchases like Chromebooks and other in-class technology, musical instruments, and a wide range of other classroom materials and experiences. Give it a try and help make your child’s school the best it can be!

Labels are the golden ticket out of the lost & found pile

Our lost & found pile is…impressive these days. Karen in the office tells me that a heroic parent is sorting through that pile and sending labeled lost items to the right classrooms. (If that’s you–you’re amazing! Give us a wave in the comments so we can all applaud.)

And, hint hint, a reminder that R.H. has fundraisers with Mabel’s Labels–click here to reach our fundraising page–and with Loveable Labels–found here.

 

Next Pizza Lunch is Nov. 30

A reminder that our next pizza lunch is Thursday, November 30.

And on the topic of pizza lunch–did you know that Pizza Pizza uses a special recipe for school lunch delivery to comply with Ontario’s School Food and Beverage Policy? If your children tell you pizza lunch pizza is different, they’re right!

Parents: we want to hear from you!

In order to continuously improve the R.H. McGregor community and school, the Parent & School Council (PSC) would like your input on what’s great about our children’s school, where there are areas of opportunity and where the PSC might invest time and resources this year. 

Please take a few minutes and provide us your feedback through the PSC survey 

The survey will remain open until 7:00 PM on Monday, November 13th, 2017.

At R.H. McGregor the PSC is active in both advocacy and fundraising. We are conducting this survey in order to best represent the views of parents as we decide how to invest time and resources.