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"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson (American poet 1803-1882)

Monday, September 22, 2014

PTG Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Welcome Back Students & Staff!

Thanks to all of you who visited the PTG's table at "Get Acquainted" night.  We hope everyone is off to a great start this school year.

The PTG will be meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Elementary Faculty Room.  All welcome!  We will be discussing new ideas, the Playground Project, a Fall fundraiser, and more.

Please also join us in welcoming Mercy Ross, our new PTG President.

The PTG is looking for parent helpers on Thursday, Sept. 25 for the Summer Reading Ice Cream party, and also needs helpers on Friday, Sept. 26 for Elementary School Picture Day.

Please email Mercy Ross if you are available to help:

This Blog may not be regularly updated due to the fact a new Blog is being developed and will hopefully be live soon!

Friday, May 23, 2014


The school year is soon coming to an end.  Thanks to all of you who collected Box Tops!

The winning grade who collected the most Box Tops will be rewarded with an ice cream party sponsored by the PTG.

All Box Tops should be in by Friday, May 30 to be included in the final count.

It looks like 2nd grade has a pretty substantial lead now ~ c'mon everyone, turn in your Box Tops now!  There's still time!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

THANK YOU from the NEB PTG ~ Playground Project Update

The NEB PTG wishes to thank the Northeast Bradford community for participating in our recent Gertrude Hawk "Playground Project" Fundraiser.  Thanks for helping us make it so successful!

Combining our profit from the 2012 Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser with our recent fundraiser, we now have just over $30,000 set aside in our Playground Account for the Playground Project.

We will send out formal thank you's to everyone, including those folks who donated in lieu of or in addition to the Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser.

And a special shout-out and thanks to Ms. Warburton's 2nd Grade Class.  We were given an envelope of money they collected of mostly coins ... pennies, nickels, dimes ... what a kind gesture.  We can't thank them enough.  These kids inspire us to work even harder.

PTG Members Kerri Strauss, Judy Davenport and JoAnn Walter attended the April School Board meeting, where Kerri officially presented the PTG's "Playground Project" goals and initiatives.  We have a good feeling that the School Board and District are in favor of the Playground Project and can offer some financial support, and will await further word on details.  We have set a preliminary goal to raise $50,000 just for the K/1 playground equipment.

The NEB PTG invites the Northeast Bradford community to join us in this great undertaking.  As Kerri said so well in her presentation to the School Board, "We want to make a positive impact on the students, teachers, staff, school and community as a whole  We want to engage everyone, including local businesses and community groups.  Playing outside is a vital part of childhood that helps children develop physical strength, coordination and balance.  It provides opportunities for children to develop social skills, imagination and creativity, and a sense of self as well as a sense of connection."

We welcome you to help make the Playground Project a reality.  We need your help.  Help us achieve that sense of connection.  Consider attending our next evening PTG meeting, which will be announced shortly, or contact one of us for details about how you can help.

Also, congratulations to the students who won Top Seller Prizes in our recent Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser.  The #1 Top Seller received a Kindle Fire ($813.50 in total sales):

Quentin J. (Grade K)  -  Kindle Fire
Kelton R. (Grade K)  -  DVD System
Gavin B. (Grade 5)  -  $25 Gertrude Hawk gift cert.
Lillian S. (Grade K)  -  Gertrude Hawk choco tower

Ten (10) students each received gift certificates to use at the upcoming Book Fair:
Jocelyn B. (Grade K), Vanessa G. (Grade 6), Ethan H. (Grade 1), Ariana V. (Grade 1), Paige H. (Grade 3), Brooke C. (Grade 2), Kayden R. (Grade 3), Kiarra D. (Grade 1), Jaedyn F. (Grade 1), Isaiah R. (Grade K)

Eight (8) students received Gertrude Hawk Goody Bags:
Nikita W. (Grade K), Riley W. & Kaylynn T. (Grade 1), Hannah A. (Grade 2), Hayden M. (Grade 3), Madison J. (Grade 4), Jorja W. (Grade 5), Emma M. (Grade 6)

Thanks again for supporting the NEB PTG.  Happy Easter.

JoAnn Walter,
Judy Davenport,
Kerri Strauss,


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 

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!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shopping with the NEB PTG

The NEB PTG has a great selection of clothing and other items for sale.

Check out our newest jacket, golf umbrellas and tote umbrellas ... plus we think we have one of the best quality fleece! 

It's time to layer for winter weather ... start with a tee, add a fleece sweatshirt, and then top it off with a jacket, all with the NEB logo!  (scroll our blog for photos)

Show your school spirit and purchase Spirit Wear from the NEB PTG ~ all of our profits help with activities and events at NEB Elementary, including our most recent goal ~ new playground equipment!

So, it's simple, save & print the order form, fill it in, attach your payment payable to NEB PTG ~~ then turn it into the school office.

If you have questions please email Judy;

Thanks for supporting your PTG.

Please email us if you have difficulty printing the order form and we can send it to you via email.  Otherwise, you should be able to print it by just clicking on the photo below.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Another Way to Show Your School Spirit

Show your school spirit with this generously sized golf umbrella.

In NEB's school colors, it will certainly make you stand out in a crowd (as well as help keep you dry, or keep you shaded on those sunnier days).

$35 each, sports the NEB Panther logo!

Great for sporting events, out on the golf course, running out to the mailbox, you name it!

All Spirit Wear purchases support the NEB Elementary PTG activities/events and the Playground Project.  Order forms in elementary school office or on-line here (see previous post).