Monthly Archives: September 2014

Barbour’s Baskets Snack Drive!

BarbourBasketsStarting on Monday, September 22nd through Friday, September 26th Stafford PTSA will be collecting snacks for Ms. Barbour to stock the snack supply in her office.  Ms. Barbour passes these snacks out to child who either are in need of a snack or need some comfort while they share their feelings with our school counselor.  Granola bars, Z-Bars, dried fruit, pre-packaged snacks such as Goldfish are all examples of the type of snacks in need.  Please send your child with an extra snack to put in the green tote in his or her classroom.

The Winner of the iTouch Drawing is…..

Congratulations to our iTouch winner – Nicole & Mike Ulwelling! The Ulwelling Family won because their name was selected in a drawing of all families who have joined PTSA or donated to the Annual Fund online. Thank you to all of the families who have already donated to and joined PTSA so far.

It’s not too late to win! Everyone who goes online to donate to the PTSA annual fund or becomes a PTSA member by Oct. 17 will automatically be entered to win a pair of tickets to the ‘Mad Hatter’ Parent Social on April 25, 2015.

Register and donate online at to

If you prefer to use a membership form, please pick up one in the

office or email Rachel Stevenson at

Stafford Primary PTSA 2014-15 Annual Fund and Membership Drive

Complete the PTSA Annual Fund/PTSA Membership Form ONLINE by Friday, September 19 and you could win an iPod Touch!  Also, last day to order Stafford Apparel is Friday, September 19.

Stafford’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association offers critical programs and services to help improve the quality of your child’s education.  Rather than asking our children to sell products to raise money for these programs, Stafford PTSA asks families to contribute to an Annual Fund and participate in an auction every three to four years.

The Annual Fund typically generates $15,000-$20,000 per year through parent donations. The auction, which generated about $75,000 in February of 2014, supplements the Annual Fund for a few years. PTSA has budgeted $56,945 to pay for this year’s programs, which is just over $100 per student.

With your contribution to the Annual Fund, the PTSA can continue to provide these programs. By joining Stafford’s PTSA, you can help to decide which programs PTSA offers for your child. Please consider a donation today to show your support for the students and teachers at Stafford.

To donate to the Annual Fund, order a directory, or become a PTSA Member please click HERE .  You will automatically be entered into the Apple iPod Touch drawing by submitting your PTSA Annual Fund/PTSA Membership Form online by Friday, September 19.

A BIG “Thank You” To Charrisse Reents and Eric Tuecke!

The PTSA Executive Board would like to recognize the tremendous effort and planning on the part of Charrisse Reents and Eric Tuecke in creating our outstanding 2014 Stampede! This year’s Stampede was hugely successful in fostering a night of family fun and community building. Charrisse and Eric contributed a great deal of their personal time, heart, and soul into the coordination and execution of such an amazing evening.

Planning for next year’s Stampede will begin next Spring. Your ideas, input, and contributions are valued a great deal. Please do not hesitate to become a part of Stafford’s biggest event of the school year. The committee is fun and very welcoming. We need all the support we can get to continue this wonderful Stafford tradition. Please contact Charrisse at for volunteer opportunities.