February Updates

Fun Fair Is Coming

March 7, 10 AM-2 PM: The Fun Fair features carnival games, face painting, food, and fun for the whole family! The Fun Fair volunteer sign up form is now available! Grab your favorite slots now. You are welcome to sign up with your scholar for most slots (a few areas, like the Prize booth are adults only). Most slots are 1 hour, which gives you plenty of time to volunteer and then hop back into the fair fun! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944a9ab2da0f58-2020. We need about 30-40 volunteers each hour to keep the Fun Fair running. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome!

Auction Donations

We are looking for items to make baskets (movie night, game night, slime kit, etc), gift cards, crafty items, etc. Can you teach a skill to kids or adults? Want to coordinate an experience for your scholars? Enter your donation here: Auction Donations. Deadline to submit items: February 19th

Have suggestions for school related auction items? We want to hear from you! Auction@chavezpto.org 

We Need 2 Liter Bottles

Bring in 2 liter bottles of soda or juice. There is a table in the cafeteria for your bottles. We need as many as we can get for the 2-Liter Toss Game. The more bottles we have, the longer the game lasts! …And later this month bring cupcakes, cookies, or cereal for our cake and cereal walk!


We’re still looking for photographers to keep the photo booth fun rolling. Bring your own camera and then upload the pictures for families to enjoy. Contact president@chavezpto.org if you’re interested!

Wish List – Increase the Diversity of Our Books

Help Chavez staff increase the diversity of books available to older readers! Staff have requested the books Later Gator and The Year of the Dog through the Chavez wish list to be used in reading groups for grades 3 through 5.

Both these books feature Asian main characters and deal with themes of cultural differences, creating a natural way to discuss these important topics with our kids.

You can donate toward the purchase of these books and other staff requests at chavezwishlist.cheddarup.com.

Pastries with the Principal

Feb. 27, 8:30 – 9 AM
Come enjoy a meet and greet with our school’s principal right after morning drop off! Once your learner gets to their classroom, come stop by for some coffee, treats, and good conversation. Non-school aged siblings, or PM 4K students, welcome.

Box Tops Reminder

Keep clipping and scanning your box tops and receipts. Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school. You can send your paper box tops to your child’s teacher and they’ll put the box tops in our drop box.

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • February 18 – Qdoba Restaurant Night
  • February 27, noon – Online Auction Starts; Pastries with the Principal (all grades)
  • February 28 – No School 
  • March 3 – PTO Meeting. Everyone is welcome!
  • March 7 – Fun Fair
  • March 8, 9 PM – Online Action Closes
  • March 9 – Cheetah Pride Day
  • March 10 – Super Hero Day
  • March 11 – Wacky Wednesday Day; Auction Pickup 3:30-6 PM.
  • March 12 – Favorite Sport/Team Day
  • March 13 – Pajama Day
  • March 17 – MOD Pizza Restaurant Night

This article was written by Cate Valenzuela

Hello! I became a part of the PTO 2 years ago when I chaired the Fun Fair. I love working with the PTO to continue to build strong school-community connections and encourage the many wonderful aspects of the Chavez community. My husband, Carlos, and I have one daughter, Penny (DLI 2nd Grade) and two dogs, 10 year old Daria and our puppy, Coco. As a family, we enjoy travelling and working on our butterfly and vegetable gardens. I’m a technical writer at Epic and in my free time I’m the president of my neighborhood association and one of the leaders of the Madison chapter of Box of Balloons. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!