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Adios Hunger Celebration!

To recognize students participation in our Adios Hunger Food Drive, we will have a school-wide pajama day on Monday, November 24th. First and 5th grade students will have a dance party to celebrate their grade levels bringing the greatest amount of food. Thank you to all who donated.

Maxwell's Lost IS Found!

Lost and Found tip - As the temperatures drop more and more coats and ending up in the Lost and Found bin. PTA looks through them to check for names so the items may be returned to their owners. I know our worlds are already busy, but taking a moment to mark your child's coat, lunchbox and other personal items could ensure they are not donated or gone forever! Thanks parents!

Maxwell Elementary PTA will be collecting  Lost & Found items Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:45 dismissal.  The Lost & Found bin is located at the back of the school under the PTA Bulletin board.  For those of you who are interested, Maxwell Elementary PTA donates the items not claimed by students to the Lexington Woman's Club.  The Lexington Woman's Club provides gently used clothing to more than 1,000 Fayette County school children annually.  For more information on claiming, collecting and donating items, contact ptamaxwell@gmail.com.

Parking Know How

PARKING UPDATE:  After speaking to Charles Patterson, the owner of Chatham's, today, he indicated Maxwell parents MAY park in the Chatham's lot; there are a few spaces that belong to Lift and maybe some other businesses, but if you stay in Chatham's parking you should be fine. As I mentioned in an earlier post "PTA's position on this is for all Maxwell parents to follow city rules and ordinances while trying to park your vehicle for pickup and drop off. Maxwell is a unique school and one of the drawbacks is parking. PTA is and continues to work with all Woodland Triangle businesses to welcome unity and strength in community."

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Volunteer Today!

Don't think you have time for PTA? Read the PTA Myths section to see why one idea can make a world of difference to our kids!  If you would like to volunteer, print and complete the Volunteer Intake form here and return it to Maxwell with your child.  

Welcome to Maxwell PTA!

Thanks to all of the new members who have made us nearly 190 strong!  You may always email us with any questions you may have at ptamaxwell@gmail.com.

Print out the Membership form and bring to Maxwell or send in your child's backpack.  Your child's homeroom teacher will make sure it gets to PTA.  You may also sign up here.  

We'd love to have you join us at Maxwell Elementary PTA!  There is something for everyone no matter how much time you have!

You may go to our Volunteer tab for more complete information about volunteering with Maxwell Elementary PTA.

Please complete the background check to volunteer:  https://webapps.fcps.net/volunteer/

**Background checks are good for four (4) years.  If you have completed a background check in the last four years, it is not necessary to complete one at this time.  

Submit Yearbook photos!

Begin submitting those great photos for Yearbook now and throughout the year!  Email your photo submissions to maxwellyearbook2015@gmail.com. Thanks!

SAVE THE DATE!!!!

On Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Maxwell Elementary PTA will be hosting the NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) Block Kids Building Program.  We are super excited about this folks.  Meadowthorpe Elementary hosted the event last year. We will be getting the registration form and guidelines out in backpacks after Winter break.  This program is for all grade levels (K-5).  Registration forms will go out in backpacks and via email after Christmas break.  The deadline for registration will be Friday, January 16th.  To see a brochure on this event, click here.  For more information about NAWIC, click here.  

Breaking news! Maxwell Elementary

Maxwell students groom next wave of gardeners! CLICK HERE for Fayette County Public Schools article!

Maxwell students on WLEX 18 news! SEE VIDEO NOW!

ADIOS HUNGER!

Thank you Maxwell for helping us say Adios Hunger!  Maxwell students collected 335.5 total pounds of food to feed Lexington families.  Here's how the classes finished!

Kindergarten 47
1st grade 65
2nd grade 60
3rd grade 51
4th grade 47.5
5th grade 65

 

 

 

 

 

As promised a special surprise will be announced shortly for the winning grade levels!

God's Pantry Kids Can Fight Hunger

Reflections Art Contest

We had a larger than usual number of entries for the PTA's Reflections art contest this year! Thanks to all of the students who participated and the parents and teachers who encouraged them. The theme was "The world would be a better place if..." and Maxwell students had some terrific and creative ideas about improving the world! For listing of contest winners and photos click here.