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PTF News - December 6

We had so much fun at the Great Holiday Pick-Up last weekend. A big mahalo to everyone who volunteered to make it such an enjoyable and smooth experience. We couldn't have done it without your support. 

 

 

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November 29 Parent eNews

PTF News - November 29

Great Holiday Pick-up (GHPU) Reminders:
Thanks to all who placed orders! Please remember pick-up day is Saturday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm at the St. Andrew's Schools drop-off area.

Please consider helping out with packing and/or distributing GHPU orders. It won't take much time and it's a great way to get to know some parents. You can sign up here. 

November 15 Parent eNews

PTF News - November 15 

Great Holiday Pick-up (GHPU) Reminders:
Thanks to all who placed orders! Please remember pick-up day is Saturday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm at the St. Andrew's Schools drop-off area.

Please consider helping out with packing and/or distributing GHPU orders. It won't take much time and it's a great way to get to know some parents. You can sign up here. 

November 8 Parent eNews

PTF News - November 8

Thank You:
A heartfelt thank you to all the parents who contributed to the success of our recent events –  the Monster Mash and the making of our Jams and Jellies!  The Grade 9 girls did a great job of providing games and treats for the Monster Mash. You can check out some of the pictures from the event here. 

Great Holiday Pick-up (GHPU) reminders:
Thanks to all who placed orders! Please remember pick-up day is Saturday, December 1, 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm at the St. Andrew's School drop-off area.

Please consider helping out with packing and/or distributing GHPU orders. It won't take much time and it's a great way to get to know some parents. You can sign up here. 

November 1 Parent eNews

PTF News - November 1

October was a very successful month for Jams and Jellies production!  Three weekends of chopping, boiling, and cooking yielded almost 400 jars of Hot Pepper Jelly, Lemon Curd, and Apple Cranberry Jam. These goodies are now on sale through the Great Holiday Pickup, so buy while supplies last!  

MAHALO! It goes without saying that it takes time and effort from many to accomplish this task. I’d like to express appreciation to all the parents, alum, and alumnae parents who contributed donations and time.

Thanks to Shin Kim, Lyn Utsugi, Faye Yamasaki, Iris Reilly and her mom, Kana Itoh, Karen Frato-Hildebrant, Jennifer Burke, Amy Geppert, Robyn Mukae, Matt Chang, Kana Itoh, Haaheo Thoren, Jennifer Shintani, Joni Stewart, Elsie Au, Zoe-Ann Kauka, Lesley Yost and Kathrine Fast for donating time on their weekends to cook up our jams and jellies.

A special thanks to Brad Koyangi and Craig Terada for allowing the generous use of kitchen facilities, Evon Kawamoto for donating lemon juice, Connie Conover for her monetary donation, Steve Onoue of the Lion’s Club for the sugar donation, Margaret  Katagihara for arranging keys and access and Dani Douglass and Elizabeth McDonnell for their help with communications.

None of this would have been possible without the substantial time and help of Laurie Ahlgren and Patty Oishi, past Priory parents, and Jane Taafaki, current PTF co-president, who coordinated this year's efforts.

Upcoming Events
12/1: Great Holiday Pick-Up

October 25 Parent eNews

PTF News - October 25

Aloha Families,

Mahalo to all that helped with our Jams & Jellies production! Make sure to place your order for some of the tasty treats through the Great Holiday Pick-Up

Habilitat Christmas Trees and wreaths - Deadline EXTENDED to October 28

The online ordering due date has been extended to October 28!  You can order online or print and fill out the order form.

Orders can be left in the PTF mailbox in the Upper School Office. The pick-up date for trees and wreaths is December 1

Be sure to share with your family and friends!

Monster Mash is Tomorrow! 
See you tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.! It's going to be a ton of fun.

The Great Holiday Pickup - Annual Holiday Shopping Fundraiser

This is a great way to pick up holiday gifts for friends, family, or co-workers. 

The GHPU online form is now live and you can access it here

Orders need to be placed by November 7. Pickup is December 1.  Remember all those Jams and Jellies...just some of the many items available for purchase!

Please don't hesitate to contact Kathrine or Jane at ptf@standrewsschools.org if you have any questions or want to talk about any of the upcoming activities.

Thanks,

Kathrine  
PTF Co-president 

Upcoming Events
10/26: Monster Mash
12/1: Great Holiday Pick-Up

October 18 Parent eNews

PTF News - October 18

Aloha Families,

The PTF has been busy this semester with several events coming up!  We've heard back from some parents that it's been challenging to find information and volunteer sign-ups.  The feedback is appreciated and we're working on the best way to communicate with parents about events, volunteer requests and fundraising.  

In the meantime, please look over this message to see what's happening this semester with the PTF and what you might like to become involved in.

Jams and Jellies - October 13
This coming weekend is the last weekend for making Jams and Jellies.  So far we've made Hot Pepper Jelly and Lemon Curd.  This weekend we'll be making Cranberry Apple jam. 

There are spots available to help on Saturday if you are interested; please sign up here

Mahalo for your help!

Habilitat Christmas Trees and wreaths - Deadline is October 26
There's still time to order Christmas trees and wreaths!  You can order online or print and fill out the order form.

Orders can be left in the PTF mailbox in the Upper School Office. The pick-up date for trees and wreaths is December 1

Monster Mash is on October 26 -  RSVP by October 19
There's still time to RSVP for Monster Mash!  Just print out this form and return money and form to your child's homeroom teacher.

Volunteers are still needed for this event.  Please consider helping out with this fun event and/or donating baked goods.  We're especially looking  for Upper School parents or parents who are not participating in the event so that parents with children at the event can enjoy. 

Sign up here

The Great Holiday Pickup - Annual Holiday Shopping Fundraiser

This is a great way to pick up holiday gifts for friends, family, or co-workers. 

The GHPU online form is now live and you can access it here

Orders need to be placed by November 7. Pickup is December 1.  Remember all those Jams and Jellies...just some of the many items available for purchase!

Please don't hesitate to contact Kathrine or Jane at ptf@standrewsschools.org if you have any questions or want to talk about any of the upcoming activities.

Thanks,

Kathrine  
PTF Co-president 

Upcoming Events
Weekends in October: Jams and Jellies 
10/26: Monster Mash
12/1: Great Holiday Pick-Up

October 11 Parent eNews

PTF News - October 11

Aloha Families! 

Our St. Andrew's Schools annual Jams and Jellies 2018 is coming up!

Each year, St. Andrew's parents help to contribute to the Great Holiday Pick-Up by volunteering in the production of our famous Jams and Jellies. This year, the Parent Teacher Fellowship is again organizing the Great Holiday Pick-Up with profits going toward a capital improvement project at our school and PTF sponsored events. 

Volunteering for Jams and Jellies is a fun way to meet other parents and learn a new skill or two! Join us for the sessions on Friday nights and/or weekends in October. This year's event is led by St. Andrew's parent Jane Taafaki-Sam, in conjunction with past parents and Jams and Jellies experts Laurie Ahlgren and Patty Oishi.

Please sign up for as many days as your schedule allows!  Everyone's availability differs, so let us know if you will come or leave at different times than the requested volunteer sessions via the comment window.  Any time you can give is appreciated.

If your time is limited but you would still like to donate supplies for the production, we are in need of the following items:

  • Meyer Lemon Juice (frozen juice please)
  • Sugar
  • Butter (unsalted or salted)
  • Liquid pectin packets (CERTO Liquid Pectin only please)
  • Cash (to purchase peppers, applies, cranberries etc)

Please contact Jane (808-388-0736 or taafakisam@gmail.com) to arrange drop off of supplies/donations. 

Some additional details: Please bring an apron and tie your hair back/cover your hair. We will be using the school's commercial gas stove, so wear cool, comfortable clothes and covered shoes.  Avoid loose blouses, billowing sleeves and front ties. Since we get into a busy rhythm, we don't have a planned lunch, so please bring your own lunch and snacks (refrigerator available). Iced water will be provided.  Prior experience is a plus, but not necessary!  All utensils and pots will be provided.  All workshops will be in the St. Andrew's Schools' kitchen located in Ylang Ylang Courtyard. 

Since childcare is not possible and safety is a priority, please make other arrangements for your children during our time together in the kitchen.

Habilitat Trees Now on Sale!

Order your tree by October 19. You can order using this form or online

Monster Mash
Please join us to make this year's Monster Mash a fun event for the entire family.  We are looking for registration and kitchen help (prepping snacks and serving food), as well as set up and cleanup.  You can also sign up  if would like to donate baked goods for our PTF bake sale. Just bring your goodies and drop them off at the bake sale or registration table at the start of the event.  If you would like to drop off at another time, just leave a note in the sign up and we'll contact you.  We ask that baked goods be individually wrapped, and anything with nuts be prominently labeled.  Sign-up here!

Ms. Zane will also collect and hold baked good for the bake sale. You may drop off goodies to her classroom (J-101) on Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26.

Mahalo,
PTF

Upcoming Events

Weekends in October: Jams and Jellies 

10/26: Monster Mash
12/1: Great Holiday Pick-Up

October 4 Parent eNews

PTF News - October 4

Aloha Families! 

Our St. Andrew's Schools annual Jams and Jellies 2018 is coming up!

Each year, St. Andrew's parents help to contribute to the Great Holiday Pick-Up by volunteering in the production of our famous Jams and Jellies. This year, the Parent Teacher Fellowship is again organizing the Great Holiday Pick-Up with profits going toward a capital improvement project at our school and PTF sponsored events. 

Volunteering for Jams and Jellies is a fun way to meet other parents and learn a new skill or two! Join us for the sessions on Friday nights and/or weekends in October. This year's event is led by St. Andrew's parent Jane Taafaki-Sam, in conjunction with past parents and Jams and Jellies experts Laurie Ahlgren and Patty Oishi.

Please sign up for as many days as your schedule allows!  Everyone's availability differs, so let us know if you will come or leave at different times than the requested volunteer sessions via the comment window.  Any time you can give is appreciated.

If your time is limited but you would still like to donate supplies for the production, we are in need of the following items:

  • Meyer Lemon Juice (frozen juice please)
  • Sugar
  • Butter (unsalted or salted)
  • Liquid pectin packets (CERTO Liquid Pectin only please)
  • Cash (to purchase peppers, applies, cranberries etc)

Please contact Jane (808-388-0736 or taafakisam@gmail.com) to arrange drop off of supplies/donations. 

Some additional details: Please bring an apron and tie your hair back/cover your hair. We will be using the school's commercial gas stove, so wear cool, comfortable clothes and covered shoes.  Avoid loose blouses, billowing sleeves and front ties. Since we get into a busy rhythm, we don't have a planned lunch, so please bring your own lunch and snacks (refrigerator available). Iced water will be provided.  Prior experience is a plus, but not necessary!  All utensils and pots will be provided.  All workshops will be in the St. Andrew's Schools' kitchen located in Ylang Ylang Courtyard. 

Since childcare is not possible and safety is a priority, please make other arrangements for your children during our time together in the kitchen.

Habilitat Trees Now on Sale!

Order your tree by October 19. You can order using this form or online

Mahalo,
PTF

Upcoming Events

Weekends in October: Jams and Jellies 

10/26: Monster Mash
12/1: Great Holiday Pick-Up

September 27 Parent eNews

PTF News - September 27

Aloha Families! 

Our St. Andrew's Schools annual Jams and Jellies 2018 is coming up!

Each year, St. Andrew's parents help to contribute to the Great Holiday Pick-Up by volunteering in the production of our famous Jams and Jellies. This year, the Parent Teacher Fellowship is again organizing the Great Holiday Pick-Up with profits going toward a capital improvement project at our school and PTF sponsored events. 

Volunteering for Jams and Jellies is a fun way to meet other parents and learn a new skill or two! Join us for the sessions on Friday nights and/or weekends in October. This year's event is led by St. Andrew's parent Jane Taafaki-Sam, in conjunction with past parents and Jams and Jellies experts Laurie Ahlgren and Patty Oishi.

Please sign up for as many days as your schedule allows!  Everyone's availability differs, so let us know if you will come or leave at different times than the requested volunteer sessions via the comment window.  Any time you can give is appreciated.

If your time is limited but you would still like to donate supplies for the production, we are in need of the following items:

  • Meyer Lemon Juice (frozen juice please)
  • Sugar
  • Butter (unsalted or salted)
  • Liquid pectin packets (CERTO Liquid Pectin only please)
  • Cash (to purchase peppers, applies, cranberries etc)

Please contact Jane (808-388-0736 or taafakisam@gmail.com) to arrange drop off of supplies/donations. 

Some additional details: Please bring an apron and tie your hair back/cover your hair. We will be using the school's commercial gas stove, so wear cool, comfortable clothes and covered shoes.  Avoid loose blouses, billowing sleeves and front ties. Since we get into a busy rhythm, we don't have a planned lunch, so please bring your own lunch and snacks (refrigerator available). Iced water will be provided.  Prior experience is a plus, but not necessary!  All utensils and pots will be provided.  All workshops will be in the St. Andrew's Schools' kitchen located in Ylang Ylang Courtyard. 

Since childcare is not possible and safety is a priority, please make other arrangements for your children during our time together in the kitchen.

Habilitat Trees Now on Sale!

Order your tree by October 19. You can order using this form or online

Mahalo,
PTF

Upcoming Events

Weekends in October: Jams and Jellies 

10/26: Monster Mash
12/1: Great Holiday Pick-Up

September 20 Parent eNews

PTF News - September 20

Aloha Families! 

Our St. Andrew's Schools annual Jams and Jellies 2018 is coming up!

Each year, St. Andrew's parents help to contribute to the Great Holiday Pick-Up by volunteering in the production of our famous Jams and Jellies. This year, the Parent Teacher Fellowship is again organizing the Great Holiday Pick-Up with profits going toward a capital improvement project at our school and PTF sponsored events. 

Volunteering for Jams and Jellies is a fun way to meet other parents and learn a new skill or two! Join us for the sessions on Friday nights and/or weekends in October. This year's event is led by St. Andrew's parent Jane Taafaki-Sam, in conjunction with past parents and Jams and Jellies experts Laurie Ahlgren and Patty Oishi.

Please sign up for as many days as your schedule allows!  Everyone's availability differs, so let us know if you will come or leave at different times than the requested volunteer sessions via the comment window.  Any time you can give is appreciated.

If your time is limited but you would still like to donate supplies for the production, we are in need of the following items:

  • Meyer Lemon Juice (frozen juice please)
  • Sugar
  • Butter (unsalted or salted)
  • Liquid pectin packets (CERTO Liquid Pectin only please)
  • Cash (to purchase peppers, applies, cranberries etc)

Please contact Jane (808-388-0736 or taafakisam@gmail.com) to arrange drop off of supplies/donations. 

Some additional details: Please bring an apron and tie your hair back/cover your hair. We will be using the school's commercial gas stove, so wear cool, comfortable clothes and covered shoes.  Avoid loose blouses, billowing sleeves and front ties. Since we get into a busy rhythm, we don't have a planned lunch, so please bring your own lunch and snacks (refrigerator available). Iced water will be provided.  Prior experience is a plus, but not necessary!  All utensils and pots will be provided.  All workshops will be in the St. Andrew's Schools' kitchen located in Ylang Ylang.

Since childcare is not possible and safety is a priority, please make other arrangements for your children during our time together in the kitchen.

Mahalo,
PTF

Upcoming events

Weekends in October: Jams and Jellies 

10/26: Monster Mash
12/1: Great Holiday Pick-Up