Our volunteer just stopped by to let us know that she will be mailing in Box Tops next week. If you have a stash at home be sure to send them to the office ASAP! We wouldn't want your Box Tops to expire before our next submission period.
The PTFA is still collecting Labels for Education. These special labels can be found on many products. When clipping them you MUST submit the full UPC including the "Labels for Education" logo as seen in this photo.
Patty Schmid, our PTFA treasurer, will be placing another round of Scrip orders tomorrow, Tuesday. Be sure to place your order online or submit a paper order form through the office. Remember, even if you order online you can submit your order and still choose to pay with a check made out to CCS!
Shopping links are available under the "Parents" portion of the App!
Do you have questions? Are you confused about how to use this program? Check out these helpful documents:
Look for this special certificate on General Mills products at Walmart! Be sure to turn these in to CCS by 3/1/2017 so that we can be entered for a chance to win 50,000 Box Tops! Even if we don't win - we will receive 4 Bonus Box Tops ($0.40) for your certificate!
Remember, we are always collecting Box Tops, so send them to school periodically!
Our Spirit Wear & P.E. Uniform Store closed just over a week ago and the items have been delivered to CCS. We understand that some of these items may have been purchased as Christmas gifts. Therefore, we are not sending them home with students today (Wednesday).
If you are expecting items, please contact the office today to let us know if you would like to pick up these items personally to keep them a surprise or if it is OK to send the items home with your child. You can contact the office through "Contact Us" or "Message Office" on the CCS App!
Do you shop at ShopRite? Do you have friends who shop at ShopRite? Be sure all your cards are enrolled to support Cornerstone! Visit www.shopriteforeducation.com and use the code: 18383 to register your card to support our school.
This year we are working towards earning a new 8ft magnetic white board for the Grade 4 classroom. We are halfway there!
Be sure you register your cards to help Miss Black get the new white board that she and her students are hoping for!
Mrs. Wiley is getting ready for our annual Christmas Concert and she is looking for some helpers!
1. Mrs. Wiley is looking for a parent that is willing and able to record a video of the concert. If you are willing, please contact her at email@example.com.
2. Mrs. Wiley is looking for help setting up for the concert on the mornings of Wednesday (12/14) and Thursday (12/15). She is also looking for help cleaning up after the concert on the morning of Friday (12/16). You can sign up for a time to help through our volunteer page. To access all our volunteer opportunities from this app click on "Parents" and then "Sign up to Volunteer."
Are you curious about how Scrip works? Are you a little confused about how to get started? The PTFA is here to help!
1. You can always ask! Feel free to email our coordinator, Patty.Schmid@gmail.com with questions.
2.Check out our web page which features basic information, instructions and video tutorials. You can access this page from the App under "Parents" - "Scrip Tuition Credit Program."
3. We have created a few documents to help guide you through the initial set up process.
Detailed instructions for getting started - perfect for those who need step-by-step guidance.
Abbreviated instructions for getting started - perfect for those familiar with online shopping who need less guidance.
The PTFA will be hosting our annual Christmas Store for elementary students on Tuesday, 12/20. All elementary students will have an opportunity to come and shop for gifts for their family. Each item will be priced from $1-$5. This is a great event each year. The children love shopping independently and surprising their family members with their gifts. The PTFA needs your help to make this Christmas Store happen!
Many adult volunteers will be needed to help the students shop. If you can stop by for an hour or two it would be greatly appreciated. You can sign up for your shift(s) right from the App. Click on "Parents" and then "Volunteer Sign Up" and sign up for the Elementary Christmas Store. You will be able to select the hour(s) that are able to serve.
The PTFA is now accepting donations of "tag sale" quality items to be sold at the store. All donations can be dropped off at the elementary office. This is the perfect time to "re-gift" or to clean out your closets! Popular items in the past have included handbags, neck ties, picture frames, jewelry, ornaments, cookbooks, scarves, stuffed animals, puzzles, family DVDs, small toys, children's books, novelty mugs and other knick-knacks.
The PTFA also needs used gift bags in a variety of sizes!
We hope that you will plan to join us for our monthly PTFA Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday (11/29) at 3:15pm. We will be planning for the upcoming elementary Christmas Store. We also be talking about other upcoming events!
Cornerstone's Spirit Wear & Dress-Code Approved online stores will close on 11/29. Don't miss your chance to purchase Spirit Wear items for Christmas gifts! There are many great items to choose from including new sweatshirts, hats and bags! You can also purchase P.E. Uniform pieces and school dress-code approved fleece and hoodies. This will likely be your last chance to purchase these items for this school year, so don't miss out!
Spirit Wear Store: https://stores.inksoft.com/Cornerstone/Products
Dress-Code Approved Store: https://stores.inksoft.com/CCS_2016/Products
Don't miss out on your opportunity to earn tuition credit when you head to the stores for Christmas shopping! We know many people begin shopping right after Thanksgiving, so we are updating our next Scrip order due-date to be ready.
Orders for "physical" gift cards must be placed by THIS FRIDAY, 11/18. Orders may be placed online and payment can be made online through PrestoPay or you may submit a check to the office. You can also submit a paper order form, with a check, to the office. Cards will be delivered prior to our 1pm dismissal on Wednesday, 11/23, so that you can be ready to shop!
If you are signed up for PrestoPay, you can always purchase electronic cards at any time. This may be especially helpful during the busy Christmas shopping season. You can wait until you know which stores you will be visiting before you purchase your electronic cards! It takes 3-5 days to sign up for PrestoPay, so don't wait -- sign up now!
Don't miss Thank-Scrip-ing Day! Great Lakes Scrip is celebrating "Thank-Scrip-ing Day" on Tuesday, 11/22. There will be special bonus rebates for electronic gift cards purchased between 12am and 11:59pm on Tuesday, 11/22. You must have PrestoPay in order to take advantage of these great deals and have your cards available before Thanksgiving.
The PTFA is now keeping Scrip cards from several stores on-hand in the elementary office. You can stop by and buy a Scrip card and head right to the store! Earning tuition-credit while you shop has never been easier. Feel free to call ahead to reserve your card and we will have it ready for you when you get here.
Our current inventory includes:
Stop & Shop
We will work on increasing the number of stores in the future!
Before you head out to the stores...get your Scrip cards!
First, we all know gift cards make great gifts for those hard-to-buy for folks on our lists. Coaches, teachers, Sunday School volunteers...if you are giving a gift card, be sure you give a Scrip card!
Often the best gifts are the ones we pick out! So, think beyond gift-card-giving and plan to make all your purchases with a Scrip card! Whether you are headed to Walmart, Home Depot, or shopping on Amazon-- with hundreds of participating retailers there is a Scrip card to help you earn tuition credit. There are even Visa Scrip cards for any shopping plans.
If you are planning to hit the stores on Black Friday, now is the time to order your Scrip cards. The next round of orders will be placed on Tuesday, 11/8. So, go online and place your order at www.ShopwithScrip.com. You can pay online or submit a check to the office. Remember, with PrestoPay you never have to wait for electronic cards -you can start shopping immediately!
Don't forget to plan to join us tonight at 7pm for our monthly PTFA meeting!
Come and hear about upcoming events and find out how you can get plugged in.
This is the 4th Tuesday of the month, so the PTFA Store will be open from 2:45pm to 3:15pm.
Stop by to:
- Purchase Stop & Shop Scrip cards & Sweet Frog cards -- Cash & Carry
- Place an order for Scrip cards
- Shop for Spirit Wear
- T-Shits on sale for $10 each
- CCS Hoodies (AS, Am, Ladies M, Ladies XL)
- Purchase Theme Shirts for $8 each
- Request FREE items from the Used Uniform Program
- Talk to a PTFA representative about getting involved!
S.O.S. stands for "Simple Ongoing Support" for the PTFA. There are several ways that anyone can support Cornerstone with minimal effort!
One of those ways is by clipping and submitting Box Tops and Labels for Education. So far this year, we have collected a total of 1,777 "points" for these two programs. When we hit 2,500 combined points we will celebrate with a school-wide Spirit Day!
Remember, Box Tops expire -so send them in monthly so that we can submit them before the expiration date!
When clipping Labels for Education - be sure that you clip the ENTIRE portion that contains the UPC and the Labels for Education Logo / point value. When in doubt, send the whole label!
Thank you for helping us earn cash and equipment for our school!
Scrip orders are placed on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month and cards are sent home by Friday the following week.
The next orders are due this Tuesday, 10/25.
Don't forget to plan ahead and buy cards for your shopping needs so that you can support CCS and earn TUITION CREDIT! No selling to friends, no buying things that you do not need! Simply make your normal monthly purchases.
Orders can be placed online at www.ShopWithScrip.com or submitted via the paper order forms which are available on Sycamore.
For more information about the tuition credit program, visit http://www.thecornerstonechristianschool.com/scrip-program/
The PTFA stands for Parents-Teachers & Friends of CCS! You are invited to join us for our next PTFA meeting to learn how you can get connected and support your child's school.
You can get involved and lend a hand! We are looking for parents to help run the PTFA Store Days on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. We will also need parent help at the PTFA Vendor Fair. You can learn about ways that you can help, and sign up for a shift or two, at http://signup.com/go/m8FwRg.