Care & Concern | Communication | Finance | Teacher Appreciation | Library | Events

Care & Concern

The Care & Concern Committee provides assistance to families in need (coordinating meals, errands, etc.) and manages the uniform drive (collecting, cleaning, and repairing). We will also send flowers/balloons to students or staff who are ill or hospitalized. Other needs can be met on an as-needed basis.

If you know of a family in need, please contact the committee.

Communication

The Communication team’s primary responsibility is to make sure all parents and families of Archway Lincoln know about the events that are happening — and there are a lot! We use a few different means of communication, including blog updates on WordPress, keeping our website maintained, Facebook posts, and Constant Contact emails.

If you’re interested in helping, please email the Communication Team. Marketing/technical/web design background a plus, but not required.

Finance

The finance committee is responsible for keeping the purse strings of our PSO. All of the money we raise goes back to the students or faculty/staff of Archway Lincoln in some form or another. We have a fiduciary responsibility to make sure we keep accurate track of those funds.

Finance team members count and deposit snack bar money on Fridays, keep track of expenses and income, present Pres/VP and Administration with financial status on bi-weekly basis.

If you’d like to be a part of this team, please email the Finance Committee. A financial background preferred, but not necessary.

Teacher Appreciation

Each month, the Teacher Appreciation Committee will provide a breakfast, lunch, or dessert for the teachers celebrating a birthday. They will also provide snacks and goodies on conference days and will organize an amazing token of our thanks during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

Are you interested in being a part of this amazing committee? If so, please send an email to Archway Lincoln Teacher Appreciation Committee. We could use your help

Library

Archway Lincoln PSO has formed a Library Committee, which is working with the school administration to help build, stock, organize, and manage our new library.

This summer, the Library Committee purchased 25 bookshelves, the Follet software used to check in/out books, and a computer to load the software. The next major purchase will be more books for the library after our Second Annual Read-a-Thon. PSO has gifted the library and additional $500 to create a comfortable reading space for classes to enjoy story time with their teacher.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you’re interested in being a Library Sponsor, please contact our Passive Fundraising team.

Our goal is to have the library up and running by the time our 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon starts at the beginning of October. To join this important team, please email the Archway Lincoln Library Committee.

Birthday Book Club

To help facilitate the growth of our library, Archway Lincoln has adopted the Birthday Book Club instead of in-class birthday celebrations.

NEW THIS YEAR: The celebration is open to all students, regardless of whether they contribute to BBC; however, only those students who have donated either funds or a book may put their name on a book sticker.

Here’s how it works:

  • Parents sign up their children and make a $20 donation per child -or- parents commit to furnishing a new book that fits the vision of Great Hearts.
    • To register and pay online, please visit our School Spirit Store.
    • If you wish to pay by check or donate a new book, please fill out this registration form: BBC-reg-2016-17
    • You can view our Library’s Wish List on Amazon here.
  • PSO uses any funds collected to buy books for the library based on a list established by teachers and headmasters.
  • Every month beginning in August, PSO will invite all birthday students celebrating that month, and their parents, to the library to enjoy treats and sing “Happy Birthday.”

Only those students who have made a donation to the library (either $20 or a new book) will get to affix the following sticker to the inside cover of the book of their choice:

birthday-book

The book will forever bear the sticker with their name, and students who check out the book in the future will have fun seeing who selected it. The monthly celebration ensures that every child can enjoy treats and recognition on their birthday, and the children who contribute to the library will be proud of “their” lasting addition to the library!

We hope you will join us when the celebrations begin!

Events

The Events Team has been working hard since the end of last school year to orchestrate a variety of fun activities for Archway Lincoln families. Below is information on planned activities thus far. More are to come, so keep checking back for updates!

2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

“Suit” up and step out with your decadently dressed daughter(s) at the Second Annual Archway Lincoln Daddy-Daughter Dance!

This year’s theme is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The dance is Saturday, February 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Archway Lincoln Gymnasium. Dress is semi-formal; suits or ties for the gents, dresses for the ladies.

Don’t worry if daddy isn’t available. Uncles, step-dads, family friends, or whomever is a father-figure in your daughter’s life is welcome to attend.

Tickets will go on sale in early January, and we will have corsages for sale again this year, too. Keep checking back for details.

Moms, do you want to see your darling daughter dancing with dad? Then consider volunteering at the event. More details to come, including a sign-up, so stay tuned.

We hope to see you at the dance!

April Service Event at Feed My Starving Children

This organization, based in Mesa, puts together dry food packages for malnourished children in over 70 countries. Great Hearts has participated in this event in the past. It’s a very humbling and gratifying event.

Our FMSC event is on Saturday, April 8th from 2-4 p.m. We will send out a sign-up as we get closer to the event. Registration is limited to 140 volunteers (first come, first served) and there are age/number of children limitations. See FMSC’s website for details.

Thanks to great-hearted families like yours, others less fortunate will have food on their table and in their bellies this spring.