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Monday, April 7, 2014

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Distribution/Pick-Up Announcement

Students/Families who participated in the NEB PTG's Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser may pick up their candy orders on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the LGI between the hours of 2:15pm and 5:15pm.

Any candy orders that cannot be picked up on April 9 will be left in the school office.

Top Sellers will be announced on the day of pick-up and posted near the school office for all to see.

Thank you for your participation in the NEB PTG's Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser for the Playground Project.  A final tally will be posted here on or before Wednesday, April 9.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Money and orders for the Gertrude Hawk Playground Fundraiser are due on Monday, March 17.

Please be sure all forms are filled out completely, including name, phone number, and student's grade/teacher.

Also be sure all totals are carried down to the end of the form in the sub-total and grand-total columns.

We appreciate your participation in the Gertrude Hawk Playground Fundraiser.

We will update you as soon as we know the delivery date.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser ~ NEB Elementary Group Code On-Line Ordering Issue



Thanks to all of you who may have already checked out Gertrude Hawk's web site.

It came to our attention this evening that the Group Code associated with our school shows "no record found."  Also, we weren't able to find our school via the search feature.

A message was left this evening for our Gertrude Hawk Rep.  Hopefully it's a quick fix!

We will follow-up with an update.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Gertrude Hawk Spring Fundraiser ~ for the Playground Project

Students attended an assembly on  Monday, March 3rd, and were given fundraiser packages to take home.  Sell dates are March 3 - 17.  Money and forms are due back at school on Monday, March 17.

The PTG's current goal is to help fundraise in order to upgrade the Kindergarten and First grade playground.  Should we acquire additional funds above-and-beyond what we need for the K/1 playground, of course we'll set that aside for future plans for the 2nd-6th grade playground.  We are pursuing other fundraising opportunities as well, e.g., Grants and approaching local businesses for donations.  (Also, money raised through our previous Gertrude Hawk fundraiser has been set aside in a Playground Fund).

Our goal is to raise $50,000 at this point to purchase new equipment, with hopes of receiving support from the School District for the remaining portion necessary to excavate, remove old equipment and landscape (including new wood chips, etc.)

We are offering Top Seller Prizes through this fundraiser, including:
(1) Kindle Fire.  (1) DVD/Home Theater System.  (10) Spring Book Fair BOGO gift certificates
(1) $25 G.H. gift certificate.  (1) G.H. chocolate tower.  (7) G.H. Goody Bags (one for each grade)

Please read the instructions included in the fundraiser package.  Estimated order pickup is the week of April 11th, plenty of time before Easter.

The PTG is also accepting donations in lieu of or in addition to the Fundraiser.

Checks can be sent to:  NEB PTG c/o Northeast Bradford Elementary School, 210 Panther Lane, Rome, PA 18837.  Checks should be made payable to NEB PTG.

Thanks for your participation!  The PTG will be holding an evening meeting soon.  We welcome your attendance.  We need more help to make this playground project dream become a reality.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Northeast Bradford Ed Assoc (NEBEA) Gives $1,000 to NEB PTG Playground Project

To our Northeast Bradford friends, family and community,

The NEB PTG wishes to thank the Northeast Bradford Education Association (NEBEA) for their generous gift of $1,000 toward the PTG's Playground Project.

Our Teachers and Staff at Northeast Bradford take great pride in giving back to the community.  They have an ongoing track record of helping various organizations.

You can visit their web site at: to learn more about their community service.

Again, we can't thank the NEBEA enough for thinking of our Playground Project as a way to give back.  What a wonderful reflection of community spirit!

The PTG's initial goal is to focus on the Kindergarten/1st Grade playground, so this money will be used toward the purchase of new equipment and other items necessary for renovation.

We are accepting additional donations.  Checks can be made payable to "NEB PTG" and mailed to NEB PTG, 210 Panther Lane, Rome, PA 18837.  Thank you for your consideration.

We also welcome you to join the PTG's Playground Project as we move forward with our plans.  We are in need of additional help to make our Playground Project successful.


JoAnn Walter
Judy Davenport
Kerri Strauss 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

February PTG Meeting

The PTG will meet on Friday, February 7, 2014 starting at 1:15pm in the Teacher's Lounge.

Please join us as we continue discussions of our Playground Project, new equipment for the Kindergarten & 1st Grade playground.

Also, Virginia Chamberlain of Gertrude Hawk will be visiting us to discuss our upcoming Spring fundraiser.  Money raised from our last Gertrude Hawk fundraiser in 2012 still remains stashed in our separate Playground Fundraiser account.  You see, we were dreaming of a playground then ...

We need your help more than ever!  Join us ~

JoAnn, Judy & Kerri

PS:  We won't be surprised if Virginia brings samples!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Thanks to our Texas Roadhouse Patrons!

Thanks to all of you who had dinner at the Texas Roadhouse, Vestal, NY on Monday,
December 23rd.

The final tally was $1,000 ~~ so that means $100 to the NEB PTG Playground Fund.

Every penny counts!

We look forward to our next fundraiser for the Playground Project ~~ we will announce a Spring fundraiser (Gertrude Hawk) soon!