Alder Creek Middle School PTO Newsletter
March 2020
Calendar of Events
Monday, March 2nd, 5 - 7 pm at Lift Workspace: Silent Auction Planning Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th: Minimum Day, 11:40 am Dismissal
Wednesday, March 4th: Panda Express Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 10th, 6 pm at Truckee High School:  "Like" Movie on social media
Friday, March 13th, 4:30 - 6:30 in the Gym: Movie Night at ACMS!
Thursday, March 19th, 7:45 am in the Staff Room: PTO Meeting
Wednesday, March 25th: Minimum Day, 11:40 am Dismissal
Upcoming Events
Silent Auction Planning Meeting
Monday, March 2nd, 5 - 7 pm
Lift Meeting Space
Give back and join us our planning team! We need you to source donations, prepare the silent auction, coordinate the wonderful Kermes dinner and help out on April 30th. Or if you can't make it, please email your great ideas to us!
Panda Express Fundraiser
Wednesday, March 4th
Panda Express
What could be easier... you have to eat anyway! A portion of sales made at Panda Express on Wednesday, March 4th (which is a minimum day) will be donated back to the Alder Creek PTO! You will need to present the flyer located  HERE  - either a printed or digital version - for us to receive credit for the sale. Enjoy!
LIKE  Movie
March 10th, 6 pm
Truckee High School
Excellence in Education, in partnership with TTUSD, will be hosting screenings of a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives.
Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what's really happening?  LIKE  is a documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire discussion and to self-regulate.
Movie & Game Night
Friday, March 13th
Alder Creek Gym
Join your classmates at ACMS for a fun Friday night! We will be showing "The Princess Bride", which is not your ordinary princess fairy tale. It will have you laughing at crazy adventures and one-liners. And for those who would rather play games, the futsal and ping pong tables will be set up. Admission is free and we will be selling pizza, popcorn and other snacks. Bring your reusable water bottle! We will also be selling raffle tickets for $1 for chances to win the movie and other fun items.
We do need some help with this event, please sign up here .
ACMS PTO Meeting
Thursday, March 19th, 7:45 am
ACMS Staff Lounge
Our mission is to promote open communications between parents and staff and enrich our parent-teacher-student community. Find out more about what we’re doing on our website   and share your ideas or ask questions at the PTO email address: .
We still have some volunteer positions open for this school year, here's your chance to make a change and give your input!
Open House Silent Auction
April 30th, 2020
Just a reminder that our biggest fundraiser, the silent auction at Open House, will be coming up in the spring. For this event, we will be asking each class to put together a collection of themed items for our silent auction. We will also be asking local businesses to contribute items or gift cards. Please  contact us   if you know what you'd like to donate already or have any questions. W e also have a planning meeting on March 2nd at 5 pm to get started on the Silent Auction. Thank you for your consideration!
Past Events
PTO Meeting Summary
You don't know what you're missing until you join us for a meeting! Here's the opportunity to read the summaries of our February PTO meeting and fundraising meeting:
Other News
What's Happening at School?
At Alder Creek Middle School we encourage middle schoolers to be responsible and self motivated. With this in mind, there is a daily bulletin to inform students of club meetings, sports tryouts and school schedules. The daily bulletin, as well as past bulletins, the weekly Cougar News and the calendar of events, are available on the ACMS school website . Everything is in the lower right corner of the website. Stay in the know!
The Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING!
There are so many great items in our lost and found, located just inside the front entrance of the school. If you can find some time to come in and take a look, you may just find something you didn't even know your child was missing! Remind your student to go through the racks and table and see if we can send these things home where they belong.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
March 17th
Have fun catching leprechauns, wearing green and trying out some Irish food!  
St. Patrick's Day is an annual feast day celebrating the patron saint Patrick. It is the national holiday of Ireland and is usually celebrated on March 17. One Irish tradition is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day. The leprechaun is an Irish fairy who looks like an old man around two feet tall who partakes in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Ongoing Programs
Support our Local Truckee/Tahoe Merchants!
ACMS PTO encourages you to shop locally! Please support our local merchants and thank them for the generous support that they give our school. For those items that you can only find online, please remember to sign up for and use Amazon Smile and Benefit.
Use Amazon Smile!
Please be sure to use the link   to make your online Amazon purchases. Choose " Alder Creek Middle School PTO " as the organization your purchases will benefit. A portion of your purchases will be donated to our PTO.
Important Box Tops Update! We are still collecting clipped Box Tops!
Important Box Tops Update! We are still collecting clipped Box Tops!
Here's the deal on Box Tops!   Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. 
You can still clip and turn them in to the front office.   Clip carefully and make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.
Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. If you see the new label, download the  new Box Tops app  and scan your receipts. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
Take a minute in the parking lot of the grocery store or when you get home to scan your receipt. Try it out - it works great!
Shop like you normally do, but when it’s time to checkout, reach for the Benefit mobile app. Purchase digital gift cards and redeem at the register or online. Up to 20% of your purchase price will go to support  Alder Creek Middle School.
Feel free to  contact us  with any thoughts, concerns or ideas!

Co-Leaders:   Stefanie Deuber, Yvonne Moore
Secretary:   S usie Overall
Treasurer:   Raughley Koehler
Fundraising Chair :  Open

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