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Spirit Wear Store Closes SUNDAY!

Run, don't walk, to our spirit wear store before it closes this Sunday, April 10! We are excited to be partnering with Booster Spirit Wear, which is the apparel arm of our Fun Run partner, Boosterthon, to offer you some great school merch options. Hurry, before they're gone! To shop, please click HERE.
Host a Party and Help Our School!

As you may be aware, CPS has made significant cuts to the Tubman school budget for next year. FOT funds are more critical than ever to help ensure our students have the teachers and supplies they need. FOT is creating many new ways for families to help bridge those gaps. With our spring gala being our last big event for the year, we're really encouraging our community to get involved in any way they can to support our efforts.

For the first time, our spring event will feature "parent-hosted parties" as a silent auction offering. A parent-hosted party or experience is an activity or event donated by a Tubman family for other families to attend. Some examples may be a "moms and margaritas" night on the host's patio, an ice cream social, a painting party, etc. Families will be able to buy entry to these events on our auction site and the purchase price to attend the event will then be donated completely to FOT. Please click HERE to sign up and for much more information. If you have any questions, please email Alison McGannon at alimcgannon@gmail.com.
Join Us for Our Backyard BBQ Gala! 

Please save Saturday, May 21st for our Annual FOT Spring Gala, which we've aptly themed a backyard BBQ-style "family" reunion. This will be our last big fundraiser of the year! This year's festivities will be held at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness on its scenic rooftop and feature food, games, an auction and more! We hope you can join us for an adults-only night out! More details, including ticket pricing and childcare, will be available soon. 


 
Volunteers Needed for Class Art Projects!

As part of our Spring Gala, we're going to auction off class art projects to help raise funds for our school. We're looking for two volunteers per classroom to help the class create a project. Thank you to all those that have signed up so far. We still have classrooms in every grade (except Kindergarten) in need of volunteers to help create a project and would love to get all classrooms filled if we can! Sign up to volunteer at this link HERE. Volunteers must be Level 2 (simply fill out this form and bring ID to office) and available for one to two short class periods.

We will be hosting a meeting for volunteers after spring break to discuss project ideas, supplies and timing. We will provide plenty of guidance and support so don't worry about "art skills"---all skill sets are welcome! Thank you for your help! 
Our Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming Up! 

We are so excited for our book fair, which will be held April 18-22 in school (and until May 1 virtually). This year's book fair will be held in the library during the school day and, bonus, during conferences! As you are aware, the book fair will have a special new feature this year called eWallet, which enables families to create pay accounts for their students and alleviate having to send money to school. Using eWallet also earns our school library more money back to buy books and supplies. Find out more and sign up for your student's eWallet HERE. For reference, books and supplies from Scholastic range from $2 to $25 with most being in the $5-15 range. Students were able to preview the book fair and will be sharing their "wish lists" with their families. FOT has also created an eWallet account for students that may be in need of book fair funds. Families are able to donate to this account to help provide for those students. If you'd like to donate to the FOT eWallet, please click HERE. We greatly appreciate the support of our community in providing for our students. 
Upcoming Dining Night Out

Yard Signs Available

Do you want to show your Tubman support with a sign for your yard? Tubman signs (see image below) are free and available now. We have just 50 to give out so sign up by emailing Friends of Tubman at friendsoftubman@gmail.com if you'd like one. 

Check Out the New Tubman Calendar

Wondering the date of a Tubman meeting or event? Looking for the link or details? Everything can be found on the master calendar on our website. Please send any additions or updates to Charlotte.j.thoresen@gmail.com.

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