May 15 Email Update

Dear Ryan School Families, I hope that all the Mother’s have had a good day!! This is a busy week for the PAC. Make sure to not forget your money and filled in tags for flower day on Monday. The notice that came home had 4 slips you can photocopy or copy the attachment and buy more flowers!! We can still use some donations either monetary or food for the staff appreciation luncheon on Wednesday.
We are in need of a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer to lead the PAC next year. It is a great opportunity to help out the school and not a huge time commitment. I am attaching the nomination forms but please feel to reach out to me if you are interested and want more details!!
Other Positions Needed:
-Ice Cream Social Coordinator
-Fundraising Coordinator
-Green Team Coordinator
-Student/Teacher Basketball Coordinator
-Career Day Coordinator
-Box Tops Coordinator
-Staff Appreciation/ Flower Day Coordinator
-Community Giving Coordinator
FOR SALE: Tumblers $15- See attached picture.
Ryan T-shirts $5- Red and Blue- Sizes YXL and AS
Ryan Sweatshirt- $15- YXL- Red


Monday, May 15th- Flower Day for Staff Appreciation

Wednesday, May 17th- Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Wednesday, May 17th- PAC Meeting, 6:30pm, Ryan School Library- Rescheduled

Thursday, May 18th- Hero Art Arts and Enrichment Program

Friday, May 19th- Career Day

Monday, June 5th- Spinner’s Tickets Orders Due

Monday, June 26th- Spinner’s Game, 6:35pm

School Events

June 1 – Ryan Band Concert, 7pm, Wynn School Auditorium


Why not show your appreciation with a flower for your favorite Ryan teacher/ staff member! This event will take place on Monday, May 15th during lunch. The cost is $1 a flower. Students may purchase a flower for teachers, aides, specialists, secretaries, cafeteria staff, custodial staff, and/or administration. Please fill out the slips ahead of time (attached and being sent home last week) and bring them with you to lunch on Monday, May 15th along with your money.


Please consider to donate to the PAC Teacher Appreciation Luncheon being held on Wednesday, May 17th. Please use this link to sign-up: go/60b054ea8a62ba46-2015.

Too busy to cook? No worries! Send in a check made payable to the Ryan PAC in an envelope marked “PAC Lunch” with your child and have them give it to their homeroom teacher. We will purchase food for the luncheon from local restaurants. Please send in contributions by Friday, May 12th- not too late to send in!!


The last PAC Meeting of the year will be this Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm in the Office Conference Room. We will be nominating next year’s board along with discussing all the year-end events. I am attaching the agenda.


In 2009, Oprah Winfrey recognized ROB SURETTE as one of the most amazing artists in the world. Not just because of his talent and creativity, but because of the hear and intent behind his masterpieces. In 2012, The Walt Disney Company also recognized ROB as one of the most gifted artists living today.And now, for the 22nd year in a row, Rob offers schools the ability to hire him to perform his inspirational 60-minute “BE SOMEBODY!” school assembly. It’s a presentation which celebrates the magic of life. A presentation which celebrates the power we have inside. A show which shines a spotlight on “Dream Fulfillment” and creating the life you wish for. Rob SPEED-PAINTS various heroes from humanity on gigantic canvases as a launching platform to teach kids how they can be GREAT too.


The John F. Ryan School, with the help of the Ryan PAC, is planning our eleventh annual Career Day on Friday, May 19th.

Speakers will meet with students for approximately 10-15 minutes each. Speakers will be scheduled between 9:00 and 10:00 AM. More details regarding the schedule will follow. Please note: We will do everything possible to accommodate all of our volunteers.

We are excited about having Career Day and we thank you in advance for your support in assisting us with this project. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Karla


The Ryan/ Wynn/ Heath Brook/ Trahan would like to invite you to the Lowell Spinner Game on Monday, 26th at 6:35pm. The game is at LeLacheur Park at 450 Aiken Street in Lowell. The cost per ticket is $8. This is not a fundraiser- we are purchasing block of tickets and selling them for the same price. We have a limited number of tickets therefore, orders will be filled on a first come-first serve basis. Please return the form (sent home in backpack and attached). Any questions contact Jenn Griffin 978-863-0219 or Deadline: June 5th. Tickets will be issued after all orders are received.


Collect Box Tops and participate in a friendly competition between 5th and 6th grade for extra recess!!

This is how it works:
1. Collect Box Tops
2. Parent/ Guardians- Send to school with slip (attached below). Can send multiple times.
3. Students- Bring to office and put in bin marked Box Tops.
4. The PAC will transfer to containers in cafeteria.
5. First grade by June 1st to have the most- EXTRA RECESS!!


If you have a Stop and Shop card, click this link to assign it to the Ryan School register-card/
Our school code is 40034. Send this to your friends and family!

PLEASE NOTE: you DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year. You may support up to two schools- participating schools are Dewing, North Street and Ryan Schools.

To earn points
Use your registered Stop & Shop Card each time you shop at Stop & Shop, and you will earn CASH for our school. You can track the number of points you are earning for our school by checking your grocery receipt.
At the end of each month, your points are calculated and converted to CASH rewards for our school. These CASH rewards are updated monthly on the Stop& Shop A+ website beginning in November.
After the last day of the 2017 program, which is March 17, these same conversions are performed and the final school account total is posted.
Our school will receive one CASH awards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for any of our educational needs Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school. This could result in more CASH REWARDS! Thank you for your support of this program!


Donate your unwanted books and clothing now in our purple and yellow bin at school! The bin will accept books, DVDs, used clothing in any condition, linens and clothing accessories. Good condition items are repurposed and resold, lesser condition items are turned into industrial rags and filling material. Please no encyclopedias or college text books. Lets earn money for our school and keep these items out of landfills!

Recycle That Bins/ YELLOW and PURPLE bins –UPDATE Did you know that you can donate ripped, stained and worn out linens and clothing in our bins? Grab all of those socks with holes and put them in a bag and place them in the YELLOW AND PURPLE bins at school. The fabric is shredded and made into industrial rags, and our schools get the money!


The Ryan School participates in an ink recycling program. Bring in your used ink jets, laser toner cartridges, and used cell phones ( in a zippered bag) and the Ryan will recycle them. Proceeds will fund art and enrichment programming at our school! Save the earth and help the school!


The Ryan School has two Paper Retriever bins. Bring your newspapers, office paper and catalogs to be recycled. We receive money for this paper and the proceeds go directly to the Ryan School arts and enrichment programming. Please no phone books.

Paper Retriever/ YELLOW AND GREEN Bins-UPDATE These bins now accept FLATTENED CARDBOARD. Please do not put any paper in plastic bags. Save it in PAPER bags and bring to the YELLOW AND GREEN bins at school and our schools get the money!


Amazon has a shopping program that benefits non-profits and the Ryan School PAC is now registered. It’s called Amazon Smile and will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our PAC. If you shop on, go to to designate the “John Ryan School Pac” as your school. Another great way to earn FREE money for our school and kids.


Are you interested in Cheerleading Camp for the Summer- Attached is the registration form for the Redmen Cheer Summer Clinic (7/31/17-8/3/17). This is open to all students entering grade 1-8. No cheerleading experience is necessary. This is a fun program!

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