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PTO Coffee on setting boundaries with our children: Friday, April 6

Join us for a special PTO Parent Coffee on Friday, April 6 in the cafetorium. 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

What does it really mean to set clear boundaries with our children? 

If, when setting and holding a boundary with your child, you end up in power struggles, yell, and you both end up frustrated, two essential ingredients may be missing. When we shift the paradigm of boundaries from what we have grown up knowing, we can master the art of boundaries in a way that not only fosters the connection between us and our children but creates cooperation as well. Come learn and discuss the two essential ingredients to setting and holding effective boundaries with our kids and feeling good about it. Led by Family Coach and Zervas parent, Cindy Kaplan MA.

Questions? Email pto@zervaspto.org.

Shop at Modell’s to benefit the Zervas PTO!

Shop at Modell’s Sporting Goods through April 26 and help the Zervas PTO! Modell’s once again offers 15% off regular-priced and sale merchandise (see coupon for list of exclusions) with an additional 5% going back to the Zervas PTO. You may access the coupon through the Kindergarten Soccer website: http://kindergartensoccer.org. Note that you must print the coupon and bring it to the store, or display it on your phone.

Shop at Modell’s to benefit the Zervas PTO!

Shop at Modell’s Sporting Goods through March 30- April 26 and help the Zervas PTO! Modell’s once again offers 15% off regular-priced and sale merchandise (see coupon for list of exclusions) with an additional 5% going back to the Zervas PTO. You may access the coupon through the Kindergarten Soccer website: http://kindergartensoccer.org. Note that you must print the coupon and bring it to the store, or display it on your phone.

Family Cultural Night: Wednesday, April 11

Family Cultural Night: Dinner and Lively Entertainment!
Wednesday, April 11th from 6:15-8:00 PM
Zervas Cafetorium

Celebrate the many unique cultures that make up the Zervas community with friends, food, and traditional Chinese acrobatics!  We will eat dinner together and then witness astounding feats by Li Liu including hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, foot juggling, and ribbon dancing. Students will get a glimpse of Chinese culture and learn phrases in Li Liu’s native Mandarin during this interactive performance.

The PTO will provide burritos for dinner and we encourage you to bring side dishes that represent your cultural heritage or a favorite dish for your family. Please bring serving utensils as well as a print-out of ingredients in case of allergies. NOTE: Bringing a dish is not a requirement! We would love to see you there no matter what. Also, feel free to represent your cultural heritage through dress or accessories.  Your cultural heritage may reflect your religious, ethnic, national or regional (within U.S.) identity.  Water, plates, and eating utensils will be provided.

Everyone is encouraged to come share, learn, connect, and have fun through this event, which is hosted by the Zervas Community Connections (ZCC) Committee.  We look forward to seeing you and your family! Questions? Email pto@zervaspto.org.

Zervas Movie Night: Wednesday, April 4

Rescheduled several times due to the snow storms!

Zervas Family Movie Night: Wednesday, April 4, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come to the cafetorium to watch Pixar animated shorts and enjoy popcorn and gummy fruit snacks. Shorts are appropriate for all ages and include “Presto”, “La Luna”, “Air Mater” and “Partly Cloudy” among others. You can eat dinner before you arrive or bring a picnic dinner with you. Parents, feel free to join your kids in the cafetorium or catch up with other parents in the lobby.

We’re looking for some volunteers to help scoop popcorn and help with set-up and clean-up. Volunteer here.

Questions? Email pto@zervaspto.org.

5th grade’s “Make Change” Drive starts March 19th

Make Change
for
One Mission’s
Grant a Fairytale

This year the Zervas 5th graders are raising money for One Mission, a children’s charity that does whatever it takes to help kids through their medical treatments. The program we are hoping to fund is called Grant A Fairytale and it will send kids with cancer and their families to Story Land and Conway, NH for a free weekend away from the hospital and the doctors and everything else that goes with it.

One way that we are going to be fundraising is by placing bins in Zervas classrooms. This is called the Make Change Drive and the 5th grade would really appreciate it, if you would bring change in to your classrooms to contribute. This change can be brought in anytime from March 19th  – March 30th. Our goal is to raise $750 school wide, but we also asked each class to set a goal. Some classes set a $50 goal, while others set a goal of $100 or more.

PLEASE BRING IN CHANGE!

PTO Coffee on setting boundaries with our children: Friday, April 6

Join us for a special PTO Parent Coffee on Friday, April 6 in the cafetorium. 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

What does it really mean to set clear boundaries with our children? 

If, when setting and holding a boundary with your child, you end up in power struggles, yell, and you both end up frustrated, two essential ingredients may be missing. When we shift the paradigm of boundaries from what we have grown up knowing, we can master the art of boundaries in a way that not only fosters the connection between us and our children but creates cooperation as well. Come learn and discuss the two essential ingredients to setting and holding effective boundaries with our kids and feeling good about it. Led by Family Coach and Zervas parent, Cindy Kaplan MA.

Questions? Email pto@zervaspto.org.

Zervas Movie Night: Wednesday, April 4

Rescheduled several times due to the snow storms!

Zervas Family Movie Night: Wednesday, April 4, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come to the cafetorium to watch Pixar animated shorts and enjoy popcorn and gummy fruit snacks. Shorts are appropriate for all ages and include “Presto”, “La Luna”, “Air Mater” and “Partly Cloudy” among others. You can eat dinner before you arrive or bring a picnic dinner with you. Parents, feel free to join your kids in the cafetorium or catch up with other parents in the lobby.

We’re looking for some volunteers to help scoop popcorn and help with set-up and clean-up. Volunteer here.

Questions? Email pto@zervaspto.org.

Family Cultural Night: Wednesday, April 11

Family Cultural Night: Dinner and Lively Entertainment!
Wednesday, April 11th from 6:15-8:00 PM
Zervas Cafetorium

Celebrate the many unique cultures that make up the Zervas community with friends, food, and traditional Chinese acrobatics!  We will eat dinner together and then witness astounding feats by Li Liu including hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, foot juggling, and ribbon dancing. Students will get a glimpse of Chinese culture and learn phrases in Li Liu’s native Mandarin during this interactive performance.

The PTO will provide some burritos for dinner and we encourage you to bring side dishes that represent your cultural heritage or a favorite dish for your family. Please bring serving utensils as well as a print-out of ingredients in case of allergies. NOTE: Bringing a dish is not a requirement! We would love to see you there no matter what. Also, feel free to represent your cultural heritage through dress or accessories.  Your cultural heritage may reflect your religious, ethnic, national or regional (within U.S.) identity.  Water, plates, and eating utensils will be provided.

Everyone is encouraged to come share, learn, connect, and have fun through this event, which is hosted by the Zervas Community Connections (ZCC) Committee.  We look forward to seeing you and your family! Questions? Email pto@zervaspto.org.

Kentucky Zerby Spring Fling: Saturday, April 28

The Kentucky Zerby Spring Fling is just around the corner!

Remember to Save the Date and book your babysitters as this is an adults-only event. This will be a great time to connect with friends and meet new ones in our Zervas community.  Derby hats and festive spring fling attire is encouraged but completely optional. Tickets will be going on sale at the end of March, so stay tuned for more information!

Saturday April 28th
7:00-11:00 pm
Zervas Elementary Cafetorium

There will be a Kentucky Derby inspired theme dinner as well as signature cocktails and a DJ with dancing. Come early to bid on the amazing community events hosted by Zervas parents including dinners, parties, mom’s nights, dad’s nights and more. All proceeds from ticket sales and community event bids support our school curriculum, enrichment activities and community events. Giddy Up!