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Dubois Elementary School

120 South Lincoln Ave
Springfield, IL 62704


September 9, 2011

PTO would like to welcome everyone to another great year at Dubois! Hope everyone had a nice summer and is getting back into the swing of the school year. We have wonderful families at Dubois and encourage everyone to come and participate. It’s a great way to help the school and make lasting friendships. This year, PTO will focus on fundraising so that we are ready and able to support our children and staff as needs arise. With current budget cuts and a struggling economy, this will be a very important task. We have many exciting things already underway and really want everyone to be a part of it.

For those of you that already participate in Market Day, I’m sure you are relieved that it is back. I know I missed ours over the summer. For those of you who have not yet tried it, I encourage you to give it a shot. A monthly brochure will come home with your student. It’s fast and easy and is a great way to help the school by purchasing food for your family. You can choose the payment method that is easiest for you and Link cards are accepted.

In addition to our monthly Market Day Fundraiser, our annual Fall Fundraiser will be through Market Day as well, and will be underway in September. This is our big fundraiser for the year and is a great place to start your Christmas Shopping.

This year, Dubois is trying something new. We are participating in a program called School Mall. Information will be coming home soon on this program if it has not already. We start the program by sending home a booklet of postcards with each student. The students address the postcards to their friends and family, to let them know their school is participating in this program, and then bring the completed cards back to the school. It’s that easy. Then, when family and friends shop on-line through school mall, the school will get a percentage of the sales. There are many great stores to choose from such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Sears, and JC Penny, just to name a few. The kids will have chances along the way to win great prizes for themselves and for their class. Also, please rest assured that they will not sell or use any of the names and addresses collected on the postcards for anything other than School Mall business. Please help us make this program a great success for our school.

Our first PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, September 13th, at 6:00 in the school library. We look forward to seeing you there. As always, if you have any questions or ideas for PTO, feel free to call anyone on the PTO Board. We welcome any and all participation.

The PTO Board
Nickie Higgins, President (220-1369)
Rebecca Kwedar and Brandi Maxedon, Co-Vice Presidents (525-3204)
April Shull (726-0923)
Anne Day (725-9204)