Originally delivered on 11/14/2021 5:03 pm

SUBJECT: November 2021 Edition

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

It's a busy time of year, and we've got A LOT to share this month. Be sure to read through the entire issue.  We'd hate for you to miss something!

We hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving break!

Join Baldwin PTA!

We are excited to share Baldwin PTA has received the Snappy Increase award from Texas PTA.  This award is given to those PTA's that recruit more than 100% of the previous year's membership.  We currently have 300 members!  Let's keep up the good work!  By joining the PTA, you support your children as well as the Baldwin teachers and administrators all year long!  It's not too late to join Baldwin PTA!  

Become a Member Today!
CATCH Corner

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, it is important to remember to eat healthy and move your bodies for at least 60 minutes per day! Hopefully, the weather will remain cool and make it easier for your family to get outside for family activities like nature walks, bike riding, walks, or favorite Thanksgiving traditions of football pick-up games, a Turkey Trot, or any fun outdoor activity to get your family moving together. The fall season also makes us think of warm colors such as orange, red, yellow, and purple. The produce during this season can bring many of these colors to your favorite Thanksgiving meals. There is a vast array of produce that is freshest this season and brings a variety of flavors, spices, colors, textures, and nutrients essential to our diets. Try adding squash, pumpkins, brussel sprouts, cranberries, pomegranates, or figs to your Thanksgiving menus this year!

Pre- Order Your 2021 Spirit Wear!

New Spirit Wear is available for pre-order!  With cooler weather comes longer sleeves, so this year our Bobcats will be sporting these fun, 3/4-sleeve baseball style shirts.   

👕 Pre-ordering secures your shirt order and helps the PTA!

🍁 Youth and adult sizes available

🍂 Orders can be placed online or using a paper order form thru Wednesday, December 1st

⚾️ NOTE: Youth large sizes are delayed until January due to supply chain issues.

Pre-Order Today!
Order Form
Art Department Fundraiser

Purchase keepsakes with your child's artwork and support the Art Department.  Makes for great holiday gifts!  For order information, see the graphics below.  The deadline to order is November 19th.

Health Room Donations

The Health Room could use your shorts and pants clothing donations. We are needing all sizes, particularly small and medium. Elastic waist bands are preferred. Thank you in advance!

HEB Gift Card Program Volunteers Needed

Each month, the HEB Gift Card Program acquires new participants.  As the program grows, we need more help.  We need volunteers to help with gift card distribution each month.  This is a great volunteer opportunity that can be done from home.  In order for this effective fundraiser to continue, we need a volunteer to coordinate card distribution.

  • Card Distribution Coordinator (1): Collect gift cards from our partner school, coordinate monthly gift card distribution, record keeping, and respond to customer questions (2-3 hours/month).
Interested? Email Emily Mirkin
Book Fair Decorations

The book fair is back and in-person this year.  The decorating committee could use your help to decorate the library with this year's theme - Party Animals.  If you have some old or unwanted party decorations lying around we could use them - along with a few other items.  

We would appreciate:

  • Party hats
  • Mylar balloons (NO rubber/latex, please)
  • Party garlands or banners
  • Pool noodles
  • Toy animal figurines
  • Crepe paper/streamers
  • Craft pom poms/poof balls
  • Misc. party supplies (noisemakers, confetti, etc.)

Feeling crafty?  You can make some paper towel/toilet paper roll birthday candles.   They can be any color, size, or pattern.  Your flames can be made with tissue paper, drawn, etc.  Get creative!   This is a great activity for families during the upcoming break.  Below is a link to help you get started.

Donations (thru Nov. 17) and "birthday candles" (thru Nov. 30) can be dropped off in the green, labeled box at the front of the school. 

Thanks for supporting our Library!

Paper Roll Birthday Candles Instructions
Baldwin ROAR Volunteer Needed

We need a volunteer to collect information for upcoming school and PTA events and compile them in our monthly e-newsletter. Content is provided by individuals using a Google Form. This is a great volunteer opportunity that can be done from home and requires 1-2 hours/month.

Interested? Email Emily Mirkin
Lost & Found Volunteer Needed

A volunteer is needed to maintain and periodically donate all unclaimed Lost & Found Items.  The volunteer would work with school staff to notify the school community to claim items and coordinate donating unclaimed items (usually prior to Winter Break and Summer Break).

Interested? Email Volunteer Coordinator

The man in red is returning to Baldwin!  Mark your calendars for Winter Wonderland - held December 7th.  This will be an outdoor event and families can pre-order pizza to take home.  Stay tuned!

Attention all families! It's that time of year again and we're excited to announce the return of Care & Share for 2021. With the help and support of our school counselors and parent volunteers, the Baldwin community has assisted our families during the holiday season with our Care & Share Program - donating clothing and presents to Baldwin families in need. 

It officially kicked-off on November 8th and we already have commitments for a majority of the gifts. Way to go! We still have a few needs, especially for wrapping paper and rolls of tape. If you are able, please take a look at the remaining requests on the Sign-Up Genius link below. 

A few reminders:

  • Please do NOT gift-wrap the donations.
  • Securely mark each item with the family/child ID using masking tape or blue tape. For clothing, place items in a bag and mark the family/child ID on the outside of the bag.
  • Drop off gifts at the school. Look for the Care & Share sign on a cart OUTSIDE by the flagpole. Please leave them on the cart. The cart will be brought in by the end of school each day.
  • Items are due Wednesday, December 8th by morning drop off.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Care & Share Sign Up Genius
Dyslexia Network December Holiday Social

Mark your calendars! The Dyslexia Network will host a holiday parent social on Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30 pm.

In the spirit of the season, please bring your dyslexia “hacks” to share with the group…anything that you have discovered that makes your dyslexia journey better.

Everyone is welcome!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 764 6228 4458
Passcode: ReadToMe

Be on the lookout for a sign-up coming in early December to participate in our Baldwin Holiday Cookie Share, which will take place on Wednesday, December 15th. This is an annual tradition where we bake cookies for Baldwin teachers and staff to enjoy and take home to share with their families.

The 2021-2022 Baldwin Scholarship is here! The Baldwin Elementary PTA seeks to recognize former Baldwin students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to education and their community. Each year, three (3) recipients are awarded a $500 scholarship for post-high school educational opportunities. All graduating seniors who attended Baldwin are welcome to apply. The deadline for scholarship submissions is January 28, 2022.

Download the Application & Apply Here
Scholarship Questions?
Learn More - Support While You Shop

Everyone has to grocery shop!  Why not support Baldwin PTA when you do your shopping?  By enrolling in our HEB Gift Card Program, you can turn your shopping dollars into money for our school - at no expense to you!


  • Sign up to buy HEB $100 gift card(s) on a monthly basis.

  • Give the PTA $100 (or more!)

  • We give you a $100 HEB card(s). 

  • Cards are like cash, valid for 3 years

  • Cards can be used at any HEB, Central Market & Central Market Café.

  • Great news!  You can now use your HEB Gift Cards for Curbside or Home Delivery on the www.heb.com website.  Other third-party delivery services are not eligible to be paid for with HEB Gift Cards.

Just one $100 card per month is like writing Baldwin PTA a check for $60/year-except HEB is donating to the school on your behalf!  The more people that participate, the more money for Baldwin!  You don't have to be a Baldwin parent.  Grandparents, aunts & uncles, neighbors can join the program.  Help us spread the word!

Enroll before December 10th, and you will receive your first set of cards in early January.

Enroll Today!
Spirit Night with Panda Express

Join us on Monday, December 13 from 5 pm to 9 pm for a Spirit Night Fundraiser at Panda Express.  

Let Panda Express do the cooking and support Baldwin PTA! 20% of event sales will benefit our school!  You can order online or the Panda Express app.  Enter 325517 in the promo code box.  Or visit in-person, and bring your flyer (or present it on your phone).

Panda Express is located at 4301 William Cannon in the Arbor Trails Shopping Center.

Thanks for supporting Baldwin PTA!

Panda Express Flyer
Thank you Platinum Business Boosters

Thank you to our Platinum Level Business Boosters for the 2021-2022 school year! These local businesses (some run by Baldwin families) helped our school raise over $6,000!  Click on their logo and check out their websites to see what they have to offer.

If you, or someone you know, own a local business, we'd love to team up!  We are always looking for ways to strengthen our community partnerships and develop economic and social relationships.  We offer sponsorship levels for every business' budget.

Become a Business Booster Today!
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, November 16
Happy birthday, Ms. Engel! (4th)
Saturday, November 27
Happy birthday, Ms. Stewart (2nd)
Monday, November 29
Happy birthday, Ms. Elkins (1st)
Friday, December 3
Happy birthday, Ms. Horn! (Music)
Happy birthday, Ms. Wright! (Librarian)
Next Issue

Our next issue of the ROAR is scheduled for December 12th.  If you would like to submit content, please use the link below.  Thanks for keeping our Bobcat community informed!

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