Margaret B. Pollard PTA Pony Express
Off to a great start!
This may not be our preferred way to school but we are so grateful for Pollard teachers, staff, parents and students for each doing their part to make this a great year! To stay informed on what's going on and how you can help, please Join the PTA and follow us on Facebook and Twitter -- we will be doing lots of fun, new things to build an online community and everyone's participation makes a difference! 

If you know a new Pollard family, please forward them this email so they can subscribe to the Pony Express! Thank you!

In This Issue:

  • Join the PTA
  • Link to Mustang Minute - Message from Mr. Perlberg
  • Yearbook Pictures Needed
  • Virtual Open House (with AIG added)
  • Thrift Shop Volunteering is Back!

Join the PTA!

Even though we can't be together at the start of the school year, the PTA will remain hard at work supporting our students and staff and looking for innovative ways to connect families with the school and one another. 

We welcome your involvement!  

The simple act of joining the PTA also provides instant financial support for our students, teachers and school. It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school and connect in meaningful ways with other parents.

Click here to join today for as little as $8!

Current PTA Board
President: Jen Bowman
Vice President: Emily Patterson
Treasurer:  Julie Smith  
Secretary:  Rosalind Jerkovich  
Membership:  Jamie Swain 
Thrift Store:  Cate House  
Webmaster:  Susannah Hunter 
Social Media:  Heather Stober 
Newsletter:  Jennifer Adams
Teacher Appreciation:  Rosalind Jerkovich

ICYMI - This week's Mustang Minute

Yearbook Pictures Needed!

This year gathering photos for the MBP yearbook will look much different during remote learning! Please consider taking pictures of your student in their at-home learning space and while they are doing other activities at home (cooking/baking, playing outside, participating in sports, reading, crafting, playing with pets, etc.) 

We would appreciate it if you'd send those photos to our yearbook advisors through the below QR code. Pictures taken on a phone are perfectly fine! Thank you for helping us to continue to make a yearbook during such a unique year!

- Emily Robinson, Yearbook Advisor (& 6th Grade ELA Teacher!)
This Week

August 24-27
Meet the Teacher Meetings (Click Here for Zoom Links)

An opportunity to meet your child's teachers and learn more about each course. Note: Friday session added for AIG

Thursday, August 27th
6th Grade Social Studies @ 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade Social Studies @ 1:30 p.m.
8th Grade Social Studies @ 2:00 p.m.

Friday, August 28th
6th Grade AIG @ 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade AIG @ 1:30 p.m.
8th Grade AIG @ 2:00 p.m.

Down the Road
PTA General Membership Meeting - TBD


PTA Thrift Shop work sessions are back!

We are currently booking PTA Thrift Shop work sessions for September and October at the Cole Park store.
If you’ve volunteered at a work session in the past, please know they will look a little different moving forward while COVID precautions are in effect.  Here’s what you need to know:
  • No more than 6 volunteers + 1 supervisor in the store at one time.
  • Masks must be worn.
  • Volunteers must use hand sanitizer (provided by supervisor) prior to entering store.
  • A supervisor will ask each volunteer a few health-related questions before entering the store, and all answers must be “no.”
  • Hands must be sanitized again upon exiting the store.
Volunteers will continue to help straighten the store for business the next day, and sessions will be held Monday – Friday in the evenings or Sundays from 2 – 4 p.m.
If you and your family, or a group of friends comfortable working together, would like to arrange a session and start earning hours for a club, teacher or team, please contact Cate House, Pollard PTA Thrift Shop Coordinator, she will then coordinate with you and a supervisor to secure a date. 
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