NEWS FROM YOUR PTA

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THIS WEEK:

Monday-Wednesday, November 23rd- 25th –The Old Spaghetti Factory “Let’s Eat Out” Fundraiser

Monday, November 23rd – Spirit Day – Browns Point Elementary Pride Day

Tuesday, November 24th – Spirit Day – Pajama Day 

Wednesday-Friday, November 25th-27th – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

 

NEXT WEEK:

Thursday, December 3rd - T-shirt & Spirit Wear Distribution (Last Call!), 3:30-4:30pm

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Wednesday, December 9th – Browns Point Community Wellness Night, 6pm via Zoom

Monday, December 21st – Friday, January 1st – NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

Monday, January 4th – School Resumes

NEWS FROM YOUR PTA:

SCHOOL MEALS & THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Please remember that we have school on Monday and Tuesday only this coming week. Then schools and district offices will be closed beginning Wednesday for the rest of the week as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  During the break, the district will not distribute Grab N Go meals from the 10 pick-up location or the bus stops. However, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, students can pick up a two-day meal pack for their meals on Tuesday and Wednesday.

SPIRIT DAYS Let’s see some BELUGA PRIDE! 

Monday: Dress in BPE spirit wear - Anything Browns Point Elementary you might already have - or simply our classic blue and white school colors. The perfect day for your kiddo(s) to show off their new Beluga Strong t-shirt.

Tuesday: Pajama Day - An oldie but a goodie, what better way to kick off a relaxing long weekend.

THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY “LET’S EAT OUT” FUNDRAISER

Mark your calendars for BPE’s “Let’s Eat Out” fundraiser at The Old Spaghetti Factory! You get to skip cooking a meal (and dishes!) this week, and the PTA gets extra funds for school programming. Win-win! Make sure to spread the word to friends, family & neighbors – Browns Point PTA will get a portion of the proceeds for anyone who uses the coupon code: BELUGA when ordering. 

*Please note that this fundraiser is only possible for orders made through the Old Spaghetti Factory’s website. Orders made through third party delivery services (ex: UberEATS etc..) will not apply. 

When: Monday, November 23rd – Wednesday, November 25th (THIS WEEK!)

Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory Tacoma – 1250 Pacific Ave #101, Tacoma WA 98402

Order Online: https://osf.olo.com/menu/old-spaghetti-factory-tacoma

Coupon Code: BELUGA

Flier to share with friends, family, neighbors, anyone who loves spaghetti:

Old Spaghetti Factory Fundraiser Flyer

BROWNS POINT HAS A NEW MASCOT!
Did we surprise you Belugas!?! Those of you who were able to pick up your Beluga Strong T-shirts on Thursday afternoon were introduced to our new school mascot. PTA is so excited to bring you the new mascot, but we need your help! We need the students of Browns Point to name our Beluga! In the coming weeks students will submit names to their teacher and each class will decide on one name as your classrooms pick. PTA will narrow the names down to the top 3 contenders, and the whole school will vote for our new Mascots name!


Those families who weren't able to join us on Thursday afternoon, there will be another drive thru distribution on Thursday December 3rd from 3:30-4:30. We hope to see you then.

SAVE THE DATE & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  

This year, Browns Point PTA is keeping up the tradition of honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging in community service projects. Browns Point PTA will be organizing a safe, virtual week of community service from January 11 through January 18, 2021. Stay tuned for more details about how your family can participate in this school wide effort. We are looking for volunteers to serve as " virtual team captains" to lead community service opportunities for students and their families. Team Captains will identify community service projects that can be done safely at home (such as making no sew fleece blankets, Valentines for Veterans, or collecting food and hygiene products to donate to families in need), provide instructions for completing the project, and act as a point of contact with the nonprofit partners benefiting from this project. If you are interested in organizing a community service opportunity for Browns Point families, email your name and contact phone number to jeannie.nist@gmail.com, along with a brief description of the volunteer opportunity you would like to lead. We will be sharing information about how to participate in our week of service in January but for now, save the dates! Let’s show our community what it means to be BELUGA STRONG and continue our legacy of giving back. Thank you!

NE HEALTHY KIDS COALITION HOLIDAY SUPPORT

The NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition will be offering local students and families holiday help in the form of Thanksgiving meals, gifts, and holiday meals for the winter break.  If you would like to make a financial donation to support the Coalition's efforts, you can do so here: https://www.brownspointpta.com/shop Are you interested in learning about the NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition and how we are supporting students at our four local schools? Visit our website for more information: https://www.nethealthykids.com/

BROWNS POINT COMMUNITY WELLNESS NIGHT

Please join us Wednesday, December 9th at 6pm via Zoom for Managing the Holiday Blues & Stress. The night will start off with a presentation followed by an open discussion. Parents / caregivers are welcome to share how they plan to navigate the holiday season, and the stress that goes along with the unprecedented times we are living in. 

WEEKLY GRATITUDE

We would like to thank everyone who tuned into our Virtual Bingo Night (over 150 players!), and everyone who helped pull it off. Our fabulous host - Ms. Byrd, along with Principal Horner and our PTA crew. 

We would also love to wish our wonderful Browns Point Elementary community a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for each and every one of you, and continuously blown away by your ongoing love and support. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

WELCOME BELUGAS!

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