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Treats for TroopsTreats for Troops! 

Short Pump Elementary has a tradition of collecting items to send to our troops
overseas. We do this in collaboration with the Blue Star Families of Richmond,, a chapter of a national organization of families with
loved ones who proudly serve our country.

This year, we are asking for your help again collecting items fromWednesday, October
26 – Tuesday, November 1.

Each grade level is assigned a specific item to collect. Our goal is to collect 200 of each
item in order to complete 200 care packages for active duty military personnel in
combat zones and various USO sites.

Here’s the breakdown by grade:
K. Sample size toiletries (body wash, soap, toothpaste, shampoo)
1. Cereal bars or protein bars
2. tuna in vacuum packs or jerky
3. instant soup or ramen in packs (not cans or cups)
4. water additive or hot chocolate packets
5. snack packs (i.e. nuts, dried fruit, sunflower seeds)

Your children can bring the items into their classroom any time between October 26-
November 1, 2016.
**If you have a family member stationed overseas who might benefit from receiving one
of these care packages, please contact me.

Thank you for your support!

Judy Fitzpatrick

Veteran’s Day Program!

The Stinger Singers, 5th grade chorus, will be performing the Veterans Day Program the morning of Friday, November 11th at 8:30.

We would like to invite Veterans to join us for this special event in their honor. Due to the capacity of our multipurpose room, this program is ONLY open to our students and Veteran family members. There will be a small reception for our Veterans after the program, hosted by our wonderful PTA.

We will once again be displaying our Wall of Honor in the front hall. If you or any family member has ever served in any branch of the American Armed Forces, please take a second to provide us with the information below.

1.)   Veteran’s name

2.)   Branch of Service

3.)   Conflict or War involved in

4.)   SPES Student’s Name and Relationship to the Veteran

5.)   Student’s teacher

If you have given the name in the past, you DO NOT need to resubmit the same name.Please email Wall information to Mrs. Garcia at no later than Monday, Nov. 7th.

Thank you for your help in making this a special event for all. We look forward to a wonderful Veterans Day celebration on Friday, November 11th.

Kids ClubSave the Date!

Kids Club Registration Fair!!!

Thursday, Nov. 17th

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Short Pump Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

Come and register your Stinger for the Winter 2017 afterschool classes (kids welcome at the fair) Classes will be held Wednesdays, January 18th to February 22th, 3:00-4:00 pm at SPES (make up dates if needed are March 1st or 8th)

Classes include offerings from: All Fired Up, Bob Foley Basketball, Bricks for Kids, Championship Chess, CORE Kids Academy Gymnastics, Drama Kids, Engineering for Kids, Little Scholars, Taekwondo America, Tommie Shaw & Company, and Young Rembrandts.

Look for detailed information to come home in early November!

If you have any questions OR if you would like to volunteer please email


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