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The ACMS PTSA Board wants to thank you!
It was the deep dedication of the Athey Creek community that motivated the garage sale this year. It was the desire to raise the funds to continue to support our children and their beloved teachers. It was the knowledge that this was a true community event, reaching beyond our district boundaries and various socioeconomic levels with people from all walks of life walking through the doors of our school. Finally, a thank you to the same Athey Creek community who donated their treasures, their time and their support that raised over $14,000 during our annual garage sale.
Donators: we couldn’t have done this with out you, so thank you for continuing to think of ACMS.
Garage Sale Minion Crew: ACMS PTSA board. Thank you for taking on this mammoth of a project despite having little to no garage sale experience! We rocked it! J
Drop-off and Sorting Volunteers: THANK YOU! This was the hardest part of the garage sale. Sorting through our donated “treasures” was a unique experience and we couldn’t have done it without the dedication of our small force. Laura Greyerbiehl, Dee Putnam and Victoria O’Kain you made the Tuesday drops that much more bearable. Kara Unruh and Shelby Lotspeich diligently gave up their time Saturday mornings to help us accept some of our larger drops of the year. Kara Unruh, Sharon Williams, Stacie Beecham, Emily Vanderipe, Rachel Stevenson, Cari Darcus, Laura Greyerbiehl, Dee Putnam, Rachel Klinger who all were willing to step up and help us sort and repack the containers when the donations were in abundance.
Garage Sale Weekend Crew: This would not have been possible without the continued support of our Athey Creek community. Thanks to all of you who came out to make this a successful weekend! Alaina Kuehn, Alex Tedrow, Amy Schauer, Andrea LeGare, Anika Ortiz, Beth Stuart, Bethany Wurtz, Betty Reynolds, Camille Rule, Cari Darcus, Cat Black, Clarissa Aoyama, Darlene Good, Deb Melnychenko, Dee Putnam, Emily McClelland, Erica Hironimus, Ginger Highland, Ingrid McKinley, Isabel Salas, Jenny Gabler, Kenna Gabler, Jinlin Li, Julie Fritz, Julie Gibson, Kara Unruh, Kate Hoots, Kathy Rozes, Kerry Mason, Kimberly Coke, Krista Badger, Laura Bock, Laura Greyerbiehl, Lisa Durbin, Maggie Gould, Mark Tabor, Mary Meikle, Melody Aanderud, Michelle Johnson, Mickie Handegard, Mike Rusk, Nicole Rusk, Nikki Kobliha, Patti Sedgwick, Patti Caveney, Rachel Klinger, Rachel Stevenson, Sarah Kuysk, Sharon Williams, Shelby Lotspeich, Stacie Beecham, Tiffany Santoso, Toni Cacciatore, Tracy Gilday, Victoria O’Kain, Viv Kiss, Wendy Ingle.
Mr. Joel Sebastian: He continued to be a strong supporter of such a great community event. Not only did he provide ongoing encouragement, but also he took a few shifts, including bringing his wife, Amy, to help us with the clean-up. You may find him wrestling with boxes in the recyclable dumpster.
Saleen Chenevert: you ARE the Beyonce of Garage Sales! You provided so much support to us throughout this entire process. You were always there behind the scenes rooting for us and answering all of our questions, no matter how silly or early they came through (4 AM email J)
Front Office: Jocye Liden and Debbie Kieling: they were always there to handle the influx of garage sale phone calls and continue to provide much support. We couldn’t do it without you.
Mr. Chris Berg and Ms. Sarah Bray: AND all of the 7th and 8th grade Wellness classes. Not only do we disrupt their class schedules for an entire two days, but they also offered up their students who helped us unload and unsort EVERYTHING!!! Strong work! You were all absolutely amazing!
Mr. Ryan Yeaman: our new Mr. Washington. He had big shoes to fill and he did just that! From getting their early on Saturday to helping us organize, man the doors, move furniture and staying until the not so bitter end, he was there and always happy to help!
Night Janitors, Mr. Ron Moser and Ms. Nancy Bettinski: Ron helped us all day on Sunday. He was there before we opened and stayed until the last box was packed onto the truck. They were both great supporters!
Mr. Bruce Tabor and Mrs. Janice Tabor: they came through for us in a pinch. When we didn’t have the usual Goodwill pick-up crew, they generously offered up their racing box truck to help us transport the last of our goodies to Goodwill. Thank you!!
Norlift: who continued to generously offer their shipping containers, free of charge for us to store all of our rummage. Thank you!
Our ACMS community is just amazing, thanks for another successful garage sale in the books!
What are we doing with these funds that we have raised?
These funds are being put to good use! All Teacher’s who have applied for Grants have been approved for next year’s budget.
Chris Berg & Sarah Bray – P.E. equiptment – $1,000.00
Library – School wide read, Books, OBOB, and Reading Field Trip – $8,420.00
Art Room – Supplies, Storage, and Shelves – $688.92
Band Instrument Repairs – All Woodwind Instrument tune ups – $4,000.00
Track Meet Timers – $1,200.00
Athletics – Fix or replace equiptment – $500.00
Science Experiments – Special Supplies – $1,000.00
Total Amount Requested: $16,808.92
Jen Tabor and Jen Drew
This stormtrooper can’t wait for the spring dance! Come celebrate Star Wars Day, Friday, May 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm at Athey Creek. $5 at the door. Concessions and glow items for sale. Students are invited to dance in the commons, play basketball/volleyball in the gym or hang out at the photo booth. Star Wars attire is welcome, but NO light-sabers or weapons of any kind. This dance is for Athey Creek students only. Proceeds go towards the 8th grade graduation party. Parent chaperones can sign up to help at http://signup.com/go/Bkfrivg. Hope to see you there!
Our final TASA luncheon of the school year is next Wednesday, May 9–Let’s celebrate with a Fiesta party! This is one of the most favorite themes of the year–lots of easy choices! Please have food contributions to the staff lounge by 10:30 am or you can drop off earlier, just label it “TASA”. Each dish should feed about 8-10 people. Click on link below to get your spot! THANK YOU for a great year of luncheons. Your generosity is inspiring and SOOO appreciated.
Calling on all Athey Creek Parents & Teachers
we need your help with the
ATHEY CREEK GARAGE SALE
Hello Athey Creek Parents & Teachers,
URGENT: We need cashiers for Saturday & Sunday! PLEASE sign up…
Sign Up to Help this GARAGE SALE become a SUCCESS!
(Saturday April 28th – 8am-4pm) and (Sunday, April 29th, 9am-3pm).
IMPORTANT: If you VOLUNTEER or are ACMS staff you will be able to shop 1 day before the sale.
This special shopping day begins on Friday, April 27th at 4pm.
Welcome parents to Athey Creek Middle School! We wanted to you to be in the loop right from the get go regarding Athey Creek’s activities and Athey Creek’s PTSA activities.
First, we wanted to recommend you signing up for the List Serve –http://www2.wlwv.k12.or.us/News/LatestNews/ListservSS/ – Select (ACMS-2025 & ACMS-Homes)
The list serve will keep you up to date with all the dates, activities, performances, sports and much more regarding Athey Creek Middle School.
Second, we wanted to recommend you sign up to join Athey Creek’s PTSA. There are many reasons to join: The funds raised through your membership help pay for Dances, Socials, Lunches for Teachers (TASA), Spirit Wear, Garage Sale (Biggest Fundraiser of the year), special projects for teachers, instruments, books, and PE Equipment.
These wonderful activities need volunteers to continue with these great traditions.
TASA at Athey Creek
(Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheons)
TASA is a great tradition here at Athey Creek Middle School. It is a once a month appreciation program, from October through May. Athey Creek families provide a luncheon for the teachers and staff in the Athey staff lounge. Each month has a fun theme (see below for 2018-19 dates and themes). The teachers and staff look forward to these luncheons, it’s a super fun and easy way to volunteer for the school.
TASA dates for 2018-19:
- October 10, 2018 (Evening): Picnic BBQ/Burger Bar
- November 7, 2018: Harvest Dinner
- December 12, 2018: Holiday Appetizers
- January 9, 2019: New Year’s Brunch
- February 13, 2019: Al Fresco Vegetarian Lunch
- March 13, 2019: Dine Around the World
- April 10, 2019: Spring Soup/Salads
- May 8, 2019: Taco Bar
During each luncheon volunteers donate food, set-up buffet, decorate, keep the buffet stocked, and dishes washed. We appreciate all the volunteers time and talents in making this a fantastic year of TASA luncheons.
From Left to Right:
Bobbi Kelly -Volunteer Coordinator
Nicole Rusk – Treasurer
Jennifer Tabor – President
Bethany Wurtz – Secretary
Patty Caveney – Membership
Jen Drew – Vice President (Not Pictured)
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org