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Curie News: October 16, 2022

In This Issue

  • General PTA Meeting - Wednesday, October 19

  • Coffee with the Principal - Thursday, October 20

  • Jog-A-Thon - Friday, October 21!

  • Mark Your Calendars for the Curie Family Lunch

  • In Case You Missed It

  • Volunteer Corner

Upcoming Events

  • Red Ribbon Week - October 24-28

  • Curie Family Lunch - October 28


General PTA Meeting - Wednesday, October 19 at 7 PM

Meetings are still being held virtually for now. Just click the button below to join at the scheduled meeting time.

Everyone is welcome. PTA meetings are a forum for parents & teachers to discuss how we can best serve the needs of the Curie community. The more voices we hear from, the better!

Have You Joined the PTA Yet?

The Curie Elementary PTA supplements district-funded programs by providing art, music, technology, PE, classroom enrichments, community events, field trips, & many other programs & activities.

  • Every level of membership is completely tax deductible

  • Membership is a yearly donation ($12 minimum) that comes with voting rights at PTA meetings

  • Part of your donation directly funds essential resources that benefit your child & Curie Elementary

  • Membership does not require that you attend meetings and/or volunteer

  • Our goal is 100% participation; thank you to those who have already joined!


Coffee with the Principal

October 20 at 8 AM

Curie Auditorium

Swing by after morning drop off on Thursday for a chat with Ms. Duren over coffee! This is a great chance to catch up on what's happening at Curie and meet some other parents. See you there!


Jog-A-Thon - This Friday!

The Jog-A-Thon is coming up this Friday & we are $35,000 away from our goal. Donations are due by October 28 so there is still time to reach our school goal of $70,000 so that we can "pie" the Principal! If you haven't seen the kick-off video yet, check it out below.

Volunteers: Thank you so much for volunteering; we look forward to seeing you! Check-in for the Jog-A-Thon will happen at the back gate. Our superstar, Candi Russell, will be checking in all volunteers & showing them where to go.

Spectators: If you weren't able to sign up to volunteer but would still like to attend the event, parents/guardians will be allowed to watch from the middle of the field. Please make sure to arrive 10 minutes prior to your child's run time. Once the run starts, we prefer that you do not cross the track.

Spectator Arrival Times

  • UTK: 7:50 AM

  • Kinder & 1st Grade: 8:50 AM

  • 2nd & 3rd Grades: 10:10 AM

  • 4th & 5th Grades: 11:20 AM

What to Bring: We are asking that spectators bring a BRAND NEW SQUIRT BOTTLE filled with water to help mist the students as they circle the track. If you are willing to donate your bottle to the school, please leave it on the designated table upon exiting the gate.


Still need to get started? Take just a few minutes to register or login to your parent dashboard & complete your student's webpage with a picture at Our school identifier is 5d41b3f47f6bb.

  1. Make an online donation using the red Donate button

  2. Share with friends & family - they want to help!

    • Send 10-15 emails and/or text messages

    • Post to Facebook or Twitter

Student Goals:

  • Each student is encouraged to raise $150

  • Be an overachiever SUPERSTAR by raising $300+

  • Make sure to log in to view the Incentives page!

Event Details:

  • Our TOTAL school goal is $70,000

  • Event Date: October 21, 2022

  • Final Donation Due Date: October 28, 2022

    • Donations in the form of cash & check should be turned in at the front office

    • Please make checks payable to: Curie PTA


Mark Your Calendars for the Curie Family Lunch

Join your student(s) for lunch on Friday, Oct. 28 at Curie. Another family member is welcome to attend if a parent can't make it!

This is a fun time to connect with other families & see what your child gets up to on the playground. Bring your lunch (check out the fundraisers we have going on that coincide with Family Lunch this year!) & a blanket for picnic seating or eat at the tables in the lunch arbor.

Arrive by 11:30 AM for check-in; gates open at 12 PM. Discuss a meeting spot with your child ahead of time!

*Please check-in at the back gate for TK/K/1st/2nd grades & the front gate for 3rd/4th/5th grades. Wrist bands will be provided at check-in.*

We are looking for volunteers to help check-in family members. Click here to sign up! Please email Sheng-Wei at with any questions.


5th Grade Promotion Committee Fundraiser at Family Lunch!

The 5th Grade Promotion Committee will be pre-selling tickets for pizza meals for Family Lunch. You can buy a meal ahead of time consisting of a slice of pizza, chips, & a drink for only $5. The 5th Grade Promotion Committee will be selling tickets after school next week, October 17-21. Stop by & purchase tickets for you & your family. Bring your tickets to Family Lunch on Friday, October 28 to the tables in front of the library to pick up your pizza lunch. All proceeds go toward 5th grade promotion & promotion activities. Thank you for your support!


Jersey Mike's Dine-Out for Family Lunch

We're partnering with Jersey Mike's this year to provide another great option for grabbing a meal to bring to Family Lunch! Show this flyer at the store on Friday, October 28, & 15% of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Curie. We suggest placing your orders online ahead of time to beat the rush and receive priority service. Just type 'Curie' into the comments section. Digital or paper copy of the flyer will be accepted.

  • The Curie Community Fair is scheduled for Saturday December 3! If you know a vendor interested in participating, please email Jennifer at to request a vendor registration form.

  • Past newsletters can now be found on our website!


Current Opportunities:

  • Curie is looking for volunteers for lunch duty. If you are interested in helping, please email Penny in the front office at

  • Red Ribbon Week is scheduled for October 24 - 28. If you're interested in helping out & getting in on the fun, check out the sign-up here. Send an email to Kerri at with any questions.

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