Originally delivered on 12/12/2021 9:08 pm

SUBJECT: December 2021 Edition

Sunday, December 12, 2021
Join Baldwin PTA!

We are excited to share Baldwin PTA has received the Golden Apple award from Texas PTA.  This award is given to those PTA's that recruit 100% of school faculty members.  Thank you all for joining! 

If you haven't joined Baldwin PTA, it's not too late.  By joining the PTA, you support your children as well as the Baldwin teachers and administrators all year long! 

Become a Member Today!
CATCH Corner

Happy Holidays! Wishing all of you a very happy and healthy holiday season! We hope you are able to stay active during the break, drink lots of water, and try to incorporate healthy fruits and vegetables into holiday meals and treats. Don't forget to log your child's miles in the Marathon Kids tracking site over the break! See you in 2022!

Marathon Kids Tracking Site
2021 Spirit Wear!

If you pre-ordered our new Spirit Wear, we anticipate distributing the shirts during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up on Friday, December 17th. We will send an email to those that ordered shirts with additional details.

Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues youth small and large sizes will not be available until January.  

Spirit Wear Questions
Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Winter Wonderland and the Book Fair.  While both events were a little different than previous years, it was so nice to gather in person to celebrate the season and support the Library.

Thank you also to ALL the volunteers who made these events happen.  Whether it was making decorations, set-up, working a cash register, or helping our guests with a holiday craft, we couldn't do it without you!

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 a volunteer to coordinate gift card distribution.  This would include 1-2 hours/month to collect gift cards from our partner school, coordinate monthly card distribution, record keeping, and respond to customer questions.  This is a great volunteer opportunity that can be done from home.  

Interested? Email Emily Mirkin
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
Dyslexia Network December Holiday Social

Jion the Dyslexia Network for 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

'Tis the season for holiday baking! Pull out your best cookie recipe and bake a few dozen for our teachers and staff to enjoy. If you would like to participate, please sign-up to bring 3 dozen cookies delivered to the school on Tuesday December 14th (all day) or on Wednesday, December 15th by 9am.    

Please pack cookies as follows: 

  • Three cookies per sealed bag (it can be a ziploc baggie or festive holiday baggie with a twist tie). This will allow each teacher to select a few different types of cookies to build their bag of assorted cookies to take home. 
  • Please plan to drop off your cookies in a disposable container/tray, as we will not be able to return them. 
  • Lastly, please label your cookies (including any possible allergen ingredients), and feel free to include your family's name so teachers can see all who took the time to send in the home-baked holiday cheer! Thank you for helping us spread joy to our Baldwin teachers and staff!
Cookie Sign Up

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

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.  

December is always a busy month.  Why not take something off your to-do list, by letting Panda Express do the cooking! Added bonus - you can 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
Monday, December 13
5:00p Spirit Night at Panda Express
Wednesday, December 15
Happy birthday, Ms. Arriaga! (Bookkeeper)
Saturday, December 18
Happy birthday, Ms. Lee (2nd)
Saturday, December 25
Happy birthday, Ms. Schlichting! (SPED TA)
Tuesday, December 28
Happy birthday, Ms. Spencer! (4th)
Next Issue

Our next issue of the ROAR is scheduled for January 16th.  If you would like to submit content, please use the link below.  Thanks for keeping our Bobcat community informed!

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