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County Line Fun Run — November 9th

Every year, the PTA sets a goal of raising funds for the various initiatives and activities that the PTA sponsors. This year, we asked the experts at Boosterthon to power a Fun Run and make our fundraising easier, more profitable — and more fun!

The 9-day program kicks off with an all-school pep rally on Tuesday, October 31. Families are then asked to gather pledges for each lap your student runs (approximately 30 laps) during the County Line Fun Run that will be held on the playground field Thursday, November 9.

During the two-week program, students will experience an amazing Character Counts! theme, Castle Quest. This English castle theme is all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “six virtues of a true hero” from a cast of colorful characters.

The County Line pledge site is now live. Parents can log on to Funrun.com (school code 439856), register students, learn more about the program, create student star videos, and start soliciting pledges. Please help County Line school reach our goal. Thank you for your support!

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Preschool Play Days at GHS

Mrs. Mary Beth Bales, the Family & Consumer Sciences teacher at Germantown High School, is recruiting 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children to participate in the yearly Preschool Play Days run by juniors and seniors taking her Child Care Skills classes. The experience allows students to put into action concepts and theories they have been studying this semester.

PROGRAM DATES
November 28–December 1
December 5–8
December 12–15
Tuesday–Friday from 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Please see the attached information sheet for more information. Questions? Contact Mrs. Bales at 262-502-7180 or mbales@gsdwi.org.
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Fall Fest, Friday 6-8

Don’t miss this fun family event Friday, October 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the County Line Gym!
Come dance, eat, and play games.
Wear your Halloween costumes!
Capture the moment at the photo booth.
NOTE: All students require an adult chaperone.

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PTA Reflections Art contest

The national PTA Reflections Art contest encourages students to express their thoughts and feelings through creative arts. Contest categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. This year’s theme is “Within Reach.” Prizes are awarded at state and national levels. Any questions, please contact Debbie Blodgett at blodgettdm@wi.rr.com

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Scrip orders due Friday, October 6

EARN WHILE YOU SHOP! Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for the PTA. It’s an easy way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards.

Great Lakes Scrip Center offers more than 300 of the country’s biggest brands, including groceries, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement chains, and more. Click here for a list of current retailers.

Please fill out and turn in order forms in an envelope marked “Scrip.” Make checks payable to “County Line PTA.” Cards are typically available within one week and can be sent home with your child or can be picked up in the school office the following Friday.

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PTA meeting Tuesday at 6:30

Please join us for the October PTA meeting Tuesday at 6:30. Please enter through back parking lot doors. Childcare will be available.

Hope to see you there!

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Marathon — Track their Laps!

We have an exciting new feature for the County Line Marathon this year that lets you track your child’s laps. Click on your child’s class tab, find his/her assigned number, and watch those lap counts grow.

Please contact Marathon coordinator, Christine Prescott, at chietpas2003@gmail.com.

The fall session of the Marathon concludes next Friday. More laps can be earned in the spring when the Marathon starts back up on April 23.

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County Line Marathon

The County Line Marathon starts today! We are still in need of a few more volunteers. Please sign up to help!! The event will run through September 29th.

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Donuts with Dads

Tuesday, September 19 • 8–8:45 a.m.
County Line School Gym

Start your day with delicious donuts and put a smile on your child’s face. Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, and all male caregivers — as well as teachers! — are invited to attend this open house with their students. Coffee, juice, water, donuts, and danishes will be served.

If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please contact event chair, Abby Plambeck, at abs913@yahoo.com or 262-255-4094.

Watch for Muffins with Moms — coming April 2018!

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PTA meeting tonight at 6:30

Please join us for our first PTA meeting tonight at 6:30. The PTA is a great way to be meet people & be involved with our school. Remember you can be involved as much or as little as you would like. DUE TO RENOVATIONS, PTA MEETING ROOM WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE NIGHT OF THE MEETING. Enter through back parking lot doors and look for signs. Childcare will be available.

Hope to see you there!

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County Line Fall Marathon

Calling all volunteers! Sign up to help with the fall County Line Marathon, September 18–29.

Please meet in the field behind the school playground from 12–1 p.m. Anyone is welcome to stay until 1:30 p.m. to help clean up and hand out any water bottles that have been earned.

If the weather doesn’t permit for walking/running outside in the field, the students will have the option to walk in the hallway during their recess.

Thank you for giving your time to help our school! The marathon will also run 2 weeks in the spring. Come back to join in the fun again!

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County Line Fall Spirit Wear Sale

New Design available for 2017/2018—Design by Shay Nelson, 2017 County Line graduate. New design will be unveiled soon!

New Items and returning favorites will be available. Orders will be sent home with students approximately 3 weeks after the sale closes.

Order online via the “County Line” Burghardt Sporting Goods Spirit Wear site, August 24–September 3, 2017.

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PTA’s Meet the New County Line Principal Event

Stop by and say “Hello!” to Principal Eisenbach at tonight’s Forms Night and enjoy a treat.
Cookies provided by the County Line PTA.
OREOS are nut free • Bakery cookies are not

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PTA Early-Bird Membership Prize Drawing

Turn in your paid membership envelope at Forms Night, New Student Picnic, or Open House for a chance win one of these prizes:

• 4-pack Terrace Reserved Tickets to Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, September 13 @ 7:10 pm 

• $25 Gift Card to a Germantown business of winner’s choice 

Winners will be chosen at 8:00 pm on August 24th at the close of Open House and notified by phone or email.

Single membership = 1 entry • Double membership = 2 entries 

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New Student Picnic

New County Line students! On Thursday, August 17th, 6–8 p.m., please join us for a picnic dinner as a way to welcome new students and their families to County Line School. Burgers, hot dogs, fruit, chips, cookies, and drinks will be served. There will also be a “design-your-own County Line tie-dye shirt” event for all new students who attend the event.

This event is open to all new students, including kindergarteners from existing County Line families. Please RSVP to sheila.nally@gmail.com (preferred method) or 262/470-2149 (alternate) with parent name(s), student name(s), and student t-shirt size(s). There’s no cost to attend, but you must RSVP by Friday, August 11, to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

AGENDA
6:00–6:15  Check-in
6:15–6:30  Principal Welcome
6:30–7:00  Dinner & PTA Presentation
7:00–8:00  Tie Dye Shirt Making and other Meet & Greet Activities

Please park in the school’s back parking lot off of Colonial Drive, and enter through the rear doors. We look forward to meeting you!

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County Line Directory

The County Line PTA publishes an annual directory containing the contact information of our school families, as well as classroom lists, a staff directory, and other information useful to County Line families. (Please remember that this publication is created for private use only.) Inclusion in the directory is optional, however every family needs complete this formGo to http://tinyurl.com/CountyLineDirectory and complete your entry before Monday, September 11th.
 
If you don’t have computer access or would prefer to fill out a paper form, you may pick one up in the school office or contact Norma Tretheway at ntretheway@yahoo.com.
*Please note this is separate from online school registration that takes place in Skyward.
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Smart Cow booster — June 6th

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, part of the entire sales day at Smart Cow Yogurt Bar will be donated to COUNTY LINE ELEMENTARY. Come any time from 11:30 am-9 pm!

Smart Cow Yogurt Bar, N91 W17271 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, at the corner of Appleton and Shady Lane

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PTA Carnival — MOVED INDOORS

Due to the weather, the PTA Carnival will be held indoors tonight.

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5th Grade Memory Video

5th grade families can buy the commemorative video that will be presented during 5th Grade Night. It makes a great keepsake! The price of each DVD is $20. Order form can be found here. Don’t wait! Orders are due June 2nd.

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Family Carnival — Friday, May 19, 6-8 p.m.

It’s time for the annual PTA Family Carnival.
This year’s carnival will feature the outdoor adventure WACKY WORLD OBSTACLE COURSE! Test your flexibility while playing a game of Twister (this isn’t your average Twister game—it’s an inflatable), or jump around in the Five-in-One Bounce House with Slide!

Put your skills to the test while earning prize credits playing traditional carnival games such as Alien Teeth Toss, Amazo, Apple Worm Dart, Bank Shot, Bank Shot Golf, Five Pin Bowling, Frog Hop, Lollipop Tree, Roller Bowler, Shoot 2 Basketball, Skee Roll, and Juggling Rings Toss.

Then shop the Redemption Center to cash in your credits for cool prizes!

Unlimited-play wristbands for all games & inflatables are available for pre-purchase for $10 by THURSDAY, MAY 11, or buy at the event for $15. Individual game-play tickets will be available at the event as well. A $5 Carnival Meal Deal (1/4-lb. all-beef hot dog, bag of chip, carrots or apple slices, and a drink) is also available for pre-purchase. Download the order form here.

Lend a Hand!
We need assistance the night of the event! Please consider volunteering your time. Visit our scheduling site to choose your spots. Contact Colleen Wagner, kncwagner@gmail.com, or Sheila Nally, sheila.nally@gmail.com, with any questions.

 Hope to see you there!

NOTE: Rain or Shine–in the event of inclement weather, carnival will be held indoors. All students require an adult chaperone.