Alder Creek Middle School PTO Newsletter
Happy Thanksgiving 2020!
Calendar of Events
The Alder Creek Parent Teacher Organization is here to help enrich and support the parent - teacher - student community at ACMS. We welcome your ideas and input at any time via email, All parents are considered members of our PTO. There are many ways to be involved in PTO activities; the opportunities vary in commitment and we are grateful for any time you have to give. 
Monday, November 23rd: Spirit Wear Orders DUE
Monday, November 23rd: TTUSD Back to Distance Learning
November 25th - 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday, NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, December 9th, 8:30 am via Zoom: PTO Meeting
December 21st - January 1st: Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
Upcoming Events
ACMS Spirit Wear For Sale!
Spirit Wear orders are DUE Monday, November 23rd! Share your ACMS school spirit online or in person (physically distanced, of course)! Please visit to view items and place your order. Items should arrive just before winter break, in time for holiday gifts. Thank you so much for supporting our school!
ACMS PTO Meeting
Wednesday, December 9th, 8:30 am
Zoom Virtual Meeting
New day and time! Join us to find out more about what we’re doing and what you can do to help! Please email for the Zoom meeting information.
Here's your chance to make a change and give your input!
Other News
ACMS Yearbooks
Since things are different this year, we need your help with yearbook photos. Please submit photos for the 20/21 ACMS Yearbook HERE.
Also - ACMS is holding an art contest. The theme for this year’s yearbook is Silver Linings. There will be several winning entries for each grade. If you are interested, please draw or paint or use whatever art medium, including digital art, that you like that represents the "silver linings" that you can find in these trying times. Please use bright, vibrant colors, and or calm pastel colors. Email an image of your art to by January 1, 2021.
And it's not to late to Buy your ACMS Yearbook!
What's Happening at School?
The daily bulletin is available to everyone on YouTube! Take a moment in the morning to view the bulletin here and stay informed. Cougar News and the calendar of events, are available on the ACMS school website.
Past Events
PTO Meeting Summary
All parents and staff are members of the PTO. Please join us for a meeting any time! Here's a summary of our last PTO meeting:
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.
Grocery Outlet School Rebate Program
Our local Grocery Outlet is offering a school rebate program! BEFORE PAYING at checkout, tell the cashier that you are supporting Alder Creek Middle School. The cashier will type in a code that tags that transaction total as supporting Alder Creek, and they will donate 5% of the total right back to the school!
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.
Scan Your Holiday Grocery Receipts for 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. Once school opens, you may drop these off in the front office for collection.
The Box Tops program has turned digital. 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. OR - you may drop receipts off at school when it reopens and we will scan them in.
You may also submit receipts from online shopping or grocery pickup. See instructions to submit these here.
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: Susie Overall, Celli Baker
Secretary: Jenny Suh
Treasurer: Raughley Koehler
Fundraising Co-Chairs: Nate Melen & Carrie Haines

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