SA PTO (and Updated 2019/2020 Uniform Policy)
The purpose of the Sussex Academy PTO is to raise and maintain funds for school technology and for all middle and high school staff requests to benefit the students and faculty of Sussex Academy. This is done through cooperation, communication, and involvement of parents, staff, administration and the Executive Board. Our purpose is achieved through meetings, committees, social & educational programs, and fundraising efforts throughout the school year.
The Executive Committee is comprised of 4 officers that oversee the fundraising events, the SA school store (and online store), the rewards programs through Amazon, our local grocery stores, Box Tops, and holds two school Uniform Swaps per year, as well as student socials.
The PTO carries out the mission of the school through three basic goals:
Goal 1: Promote closer connections between school and home by fostering parent involvement in both academic and sporting programs
Goal 2: Enhance the educational experience for students by supporting and supplementing the needs of teachers
Goal 3: Promote and increase fundraising efforts for the good of the school, students, and faculty
Sussex Academy PTO holds several fundraisers throughout the year. These fundraisers include, but are not limited to: Uniform Swap, Box Tops, Spirit Wear sales, student dances/socials, and community events.
The PTO is a completely volunteer-driven organization and welcomes parent involvement. Ideas are always welcome!
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR
Your children in Middle and High School can wear these items over their uniform tops, Monday-Friday, with their uniform bottoms. This includes items they purchase from the school store and items bought through Logomotive via our online store. Please note that the online school store is only open for 3 weeks at a time but is now REOPENED from 11/8-11/15 for Holiday Delivery in December! Did you want to get your child a new embroidered Rugby or Fleece Pullover in addition to other great items? Also, ask your child to check out the school store for more spirit items, located in the cafetorium, to see what additional items we have available. Check out the online store link here: Online School Store-Reopened for Holidays!
Another shipment of sweatshirts and other fun items will be in the school store (cafetorium) before the Holidays!
Uniform Policy: Flynn O’Hara (flynnohara.com) tops must be worn under any Spirit Wear. Uniform bottoms DO NOT have to be Flynn O’Hara. However, these pants, shorts, skirts, and/or skorts must be khaki in color and material. The color should be similar to the Flynn O’hara uniform color. Hemlines of shorts, skirts, and skorts must hit fingertip (put arms down at side, fingertips should not go beyond clothing material) length or longer. There will be a “Dress Down Day” the last Friday of every month! Also, school Clubs may ask for donations one Friday per month (For example, $1 to dress down) for a “Dress Down Day” as well.
Instructions: How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization (Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences, Inc) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to the school! It’s that easy!
Harris Teeter (Together in Education)
- Log on to http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/tie.aspx
- Click on “Link to your School” on the left
- Follow instructions to link or re-‐link card
- School ID: 7297
Box Tops is changing with to fit the needs of today’s families! They are now going digital. You have the option to download the app or to continue to cut the box tops and send them to school. Eventually, they will be going digital only. See the link here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/
The PTO is looking for volunteers to separate, count, and bag Box Tops for our Collection Drive. We will provide all the materials (detailed instructions, sandwich bags, marker and envelope to turn back into school) All Box Tops will be need to be back to front office.
Thank you again for your support to the PTO!
Important Dates for 2019-2020 School Year (still being updated)
7-Uniform Swap Set Up (need volunteers)
8-Uniform Swap (need volunteers)
18-Parent Meeting 5:30pm
1-17th-Box Tops Contest
2-Custom Creative Arts Night!
11-13th School Store Holiday Shop-11th (during Activity periods), 12th (during Basketball game) and 13th (during lunches) Look for Sign Up Genius to volunteer!
22-Parent Meeting 5:30pm
24/25-Uniform Swap. Look for Sign Up Genius to volunteer!
1- Box Tops Contest begins
18-Parents Meeting 5:30pm
15-Box Tops Contest ends
2-Spring Sip & Style at Styled. More info to come!
4-8-Staff Appreciation Week
8-Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser at SA!
Lori Schell: parent to 11th and 12th grade students
Betsy Kirschner: parent to 9th and 10th grade students
Carly Miller: parent to 6th, 8th, and 10th grade students
Heike Kuska: parent to 6th and 10th grade student