File - Classen SAS PTSA

Classen News Blast
Classes Resume on Monday, October 31st
Friday November 4th is an "A" Day
Work on a Reflections Entry!!
Costumes on
Yes! Students may wear costumes on October
31st. No masks, BUT costume hats ARE OK!!
Please keep the Classen SAS student dress
code in mind when choosing your costume to
wear at school on Halloween.
Try NOT to be too scared!
Check it out
Share with your Friends
Applications for the 2011-2012 school year are on the Classen
SAS website ( ). Applications are
due on Friday December 9th, 2011.
Placement testing for all 6th grade applicants will be on Tuesday
January 3rd, 2011.
Auditions for VPA departments are January 9-18th 2012
Middle School Masquerade
Monday October 31st!!
3-6 pm
Halloween Dance produced by the Middle School Odyssey
of the Mind Class and Mr. Harrington.
That is TWO SOCIAL EVENTS in one month!!
Drawings Needed!!
The Directory Committee is requesting drawings of middle school/high school
life for publication in this year's directory. Drawings can depict classes,
lunchtime, sports, music, drama, art, passing time, anything to do with school.
These drawings will be used where ever there might be some extra space in
the directory. All drawings will be reproduced in grayscale. Submitting a
drawing is giving permission for its publication in the directory. Use of
drawings will be determined by space in the directory.
Please submit drawings by Thursday, Nov. 3, to the envelope labeled
"Drawings for Directory", in the PTA box in the main office. Include
your name, grade, and contact information.
To help us keep track of drawings, please email after
submitting drawings. For questions, please call Beth Moakley at 946-1138 or
send email to
Project Parking Lot
Goal: $50,000.
Zombie Dance made $2,225.
Only $47,775 to go!!
Now you can donate safely, securely online with PayPal. Log onto
the Project Parking Lot website at:
and donate through PayPal.
Send your checks to:
Project Parking Lot- Classen SA PTSA
1901 N. Ellison
OKC OK 73106
Participate in one of the many fund raisers coming soon to Classen
SAS to raise money for this worthy project!!
A National PTA Fine Arts Competition (40 years)
2011-2012 Theme: "Diversity Means..."
Deadline for Classen SAS competition submission: November 9th, 2010
Awards: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 (at IBNGO Night)
Prizes: $25 for 1st place for 6-8th grade & 9-12th grade in each division.
$50 for best overall in each division. (18 prizes )
18 Entries ( 3 from each division) will go on to the PTA State Competition and then on to
the National Competition in Washington DC. For past national winners check out:
-Visual Arts ( print, drawing, painting)
-Musical Composition
-Literature (essay, short story, poetry, fiction & non-fiction)
-Film Production
- Dance Choreography
Entry Forms and specific information will be handed to all students during the week of
October 10th-14th. Extra forms will be available in the counselors office. Check out the
PTSA website for all forms. ( )
The GAPP club is now taking orders for Holiday Greenery. These fresh wreaths, swags,
garlands and more will be delivered on December 1. Orders will be taken by students or you
may email Frau Boudreau,, for further details. All profits benefit our
student trip to Germany in 2012.
26" Balsam Wreath = $21
24" Wall Door Swag = $17
34" Xmas Tree wreath = $31
36" Mailbox Swag/Mantel Piece = $23
18' Balsam Garland = $27
26" Gift-boxed Wreath & hanger (mailed anywhere in 48 states) = $32
Premium plaid bow = $5
Brass Wreath hanger = $6
Holiday gift basket (cinnamon scented pine cones in a wicker basket) = $19
The orders must be turned in by November 4, so order yours NOW!
Band News
The Classen Band Department has begun the fall fund raiser with
Blue and Gold Sausage, chicken, and bacon.
Students should take orders from October 11th to October 31st.
All order forms should be turned in by Monday, October 31st for "A"
day classes and Nov. 1st for "B" day classes.
If additional forms are needed, they can be picked up in the band
room. Money does not have to be collected until the meat is delivered.
Checks should be made out to Classen SAS Band.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Want to order but no student is around to take it??
Email Mr. Irons at: and he will set you up!!
Band students should turn in the order form and money for the band
T-shirt or hoodie by Friday, October 14th.
Classen SAS has a food pantry set up by the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank to
provide additional food assistance to those in need of help over the weekend and
other periods when school is out. As you all know, our two week fall break starts
Friday, October 14th. If you or anyone you know is participating in the Food
Assistance program, we encourage you to take advantage of this great
opportunity!! Just stop by the main office and see Ms. Harris if you which to
participate confidentially. The food pantry is open after school every Friday for
your convenience.
Want to get involved at Classen??
* New Parent?
* Parent who has been afraid that if you
volunteer it will be too hard or too time
* Old parent who has been sitting on the
sidelines bidding your time??
Don't wait to be called.
Don't Wait to be begged!
Volunteers needed for the CSAS All School
Arts Festival, April 21, 2012.
Please contact Liz Hull at to see how you
can be a part of celebrating Classen SAS.
What are you waiting for???
Be a part of Classen.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the STOP HUNGER NOW FOOD
Because of you, Classen donated 530 pounds of food to the Oklahoma Regional
Food Bank.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 7TH GRADE CLASS for donating the
most cans and being
the WINNER of the Pizza
Party to be announced after Fall Break!!!!
Yearbooks can now only be purchased at
IB Juniors:
Study hall is open after school in Ms. Smith's room from 2:30-4:30.
This study hall will be open daily so feel free to attend when it best
suits you schedule.
Classen SAS Attendance Number:
Please call before 10 am.
Marguerite Russell- Classen SAS Attendance Clerk
Classen SAS Sports
If you are interested in high School Swim team, see Coach Morgan.
Basketball is COMING!!
High School Football
(Co-op with Grant High School)
US Grant Generals
10/21 @Mustang
10/27 Del City - Speegle
11/4 @Edmond North
PTSA Meetings
Thursday November 17th 6 pm
"IBNGO" Dinner, Turkey Bingo with an IB twist &
Reflections winners announced
Thursday February 23rd 6pm
"VPNGO" (Dinner, snow/ice and Bingo with (of Course) a VPA twist!)
Vote on Nominating Committee
Thursday, April 5th 6 pm
Slate for 2012-2013 Officer Presented
Boring meeting...looking for something interesting to add... open to suggestions...
Thursday May 3rd 6 pm
Officer Elections with crowning ceremony afterward
Free Yoga class afterwards
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Continuous Learning Calendar
October 17th-October 28th- Fall Break
November 23rd-25th- Thanksgiving Break
December 12th-January 3rd - Winter Break
March 12th-23rd - Spring Break
June 1st - School Ends
Classen Websites:
Classen PTSA
PTSA Project Parking Lot
OKCPS District website:
Classen SAS website:
Classen Food Pantry is open every Friday after school to all students
participating in the food assistance
program. Just stop by the office and see Ms. Harris. If you want to add
anything please feel free!
Check Out This Classen SAS Partner!!
The Gold Dome Event Center is
Offering Event Space for your party in
a regal and historic building.
Check out our new Hip Hop for Kids
classes at our dance and fitness studio
Art in Motion Dance etc.
Call 405.582-0782 for more information
Find us online at
ACT test dates 2011-2012
Test Date
Registration Deadline
December 10, 2011
February 11, 2012
April 14, 2012
June 9, 2012
November 4, 2011
January 13, 2012
March 9, 2012
May 4, 2012
Late Fee Required
November 5-18, 2011
January 14-20, 2012
March 10-23, 2012
May 5-18,2012
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New award from the PTSA Board for Classen Staff.
The purpose is to honor Classen SAS staff who go above and beyond for
Classen students, staff that may otherwise go unnoticed.
August 'We Noticed" Winner:
Belinda Georgia, Special Education, for her work interpreting, teaching,
advocating, and in general fussing over Classen SAS hearing impaired
students .
September "We Noticed" Winner:
Linda Dorsey, new Kitchen Manager for her tireless work upgrading Classen
Cafeteria services and making a clean and inviting environment for our kids
to eat in.
October "We Notice" Winner:
Latoya Keesee , front hall scanner, for her friendly and caring presence in all
of our Classen SAS kids lives.
Winners receive a gift card and Classen SAS PTSA grateful thanks for a job
well done. We notice what you do!!
-The Classen SAS PTSA Board-