Monday, March 30, 2015

Greetings Tobias Families!

Is your dream to be a super hero for our school- but don’t like wearing a mask and uncomfortable latex tights?
Be a part of the Tobias PTO Board! PTO Board Elections are quickly approaching, held in April/May. What does the Board do? The board helps maintain and direct the PTO budget, approve classroom requests, and support the great events here at the school. We will be looking for a few great people to fill spots for next year. If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, please contact Kim Cornie at Here is a list of some of the things the PTO has helped make happen this year: After School Clubs, Tobias Track, Classroom Support Funds, Literacy Support, helping pay 80%-100% salary for Mrs. Carstens (and well worth it!), New Laptop Cart for charging laptops, Scholastic News in grades 1 through 6, Library Improvements, 2 Art Literacy sessions, Spring Assembly: Pioneer Living, Paying for Buses for Field Trips, Winter and Spring Book Fairs, 6th grade activities- including the Movin’ On Breakfast, annual Battle of the Books, New Pencil Sharpeners in all classrooms (coming after Spring Break), School Supplies, Yearbook, Harvest Carnival, Movie Night, Retro Dance and 12 Days of Holiday Reading. This is what the PTO does, and we need your help and support to continue it into 2015-2016 school years and beyond.

Running Club
Running Club is starting up again for a Spring Session! First day is Monday, March 30th. We will be running on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:20 - 3:20pm from March 30th until May 28th. Please turn in registration form to the office before Spring Break.

Battle of the Books
We are getting ready for Battle of the Books(B.O.B.) which is a family feud style tournament with questions about books for 4th - 6th graders. We need a few parent volunteers to help with our Battle Planning Session on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:45 - 2:20pm. This is when students pick their team names, mascots and colors. If you are available, please email Kelly Sayre at Thank you for supporting this fantastic event!

Valley Cinema Spring Family Matinee Program
Spring Matinee time is here and order forms will be coming home next week to order your tickets. $10 per ticket. Program starts February 28th and will run different weekly movies through May 5th. Be on the look-out for your order form for movie selections. If you do not receive a form, extras will be available in the Main Office starting Friday, February 13th. All tickets orders will be sent home with students.

Background checks
Background checks are required to volunteer (including classroom help, PTO and field trips) and expire every two years. Prior to volunteering, we ask that you complete the volunteer application process at

Reminder for parents
When dropping off students, please use the vehicle drop off loop. Students should not be dropped off in front of the school, in between traffic, or where the buses pull in. The school does have signs indicating where/not to drop off. Let's all be courteous, respectful, safe and set a good example.

Dates to remember

Tuesday, March 17th - St. Patrick’s Day and BOB meeting from 12:45-2:20. Don’t forget to wear GREEN!!!

Thursday, March 19th - PTO meeting 6:30-8 pm in the cafeteria

March 23rd - 27th - SPRING BREAK!

Upcoming Events
March 17th, Tuesday
BOB meeting
12:45 - 2:20pm

March 19th ,Thursday
PTO meeting
In cafeteria
6:30 - 8:00pm

March 23rd - 27th