NYSSA NEWS: Bulldog Cards Prove a Hit for School PTO

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Columnist Susan Barton tells us about a student art exhibit, Burning Days and the successful Bulldog Card fundraiser.

Nyssa Elementary School (The Malheur Enterprise/FILE)

• May burn days are scheduled for May 7-16. Remember, this is for burning yard debris only – no trash, tires or other hazardous materials allowed. Also, please watch your fire and have a supply of water handy.

• Students from Nyssa Middle and High School will display their works at an art exhibition on Wednesday 11 May. The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the foyer between the gymnasium and the high school auditorium.

The public is invited to attend the show and see the amazing work of the art students.

• The Nyssa Elementary Parent Teacher Organization recently completed its annual spring fundraiser. For the first time, the PTO, with significant help from local businesses, sold Bulldog cards. Students sold cards from March 31 to April 11. The successful fundraiser raised over $8,000!

The students worked hard to gain support from community members. Alyssa Harnden and Natalie Blazzard are tied for the top spot for best sellers. Melina Bodila followed closely in second place and Tenlee Tracy in third place.

All students who sold a card or made a donation were entered into a draw to throw a pie in Principal Matt Murray’s face at the April awards meeting. Students who bring $100 or more will have their names entered into a draw to be the director of the day and have lunch with Agent Rodriguez.

The classes with the most attendance were Ms. Heliwell’s second grade class and Mr. Segura’s fifth grade class. They celebrated with a pizza party.

This fundraiser would not have been possible without the incredible support of local businesses. Munk Family Dental sponsored the design and printing of the cards. Businesses with deals listed on the cards include: Cattle Drive Coffee & Grill; 710 Bowling, Ontario; Papa Murphy’s, Ontario; Sugar Momma, Ontario; B&W Car Wash, Ontario; Nyssa Mercantile; Cakes by Idalia; Metro, Nyssa; M&W Express; Frörer Farms.

Funds raised go towards a variety of elementary school needs throughout the year. PTO helps by sponsoring field trips, buying school supplies, buying Christmas gift kits for students to put together for parents, buying materials for school, and sponsoring the spelling bee .

Much of the funds will be used to purchase a new piece of equipment for the school’s south playground at a later date.

Businesses, students, parents and teachers have all come together to make it a success. The PTO thanked everyone for making Nyssa a great city to live in and raise children.

Bulldog cards are still available at primary school and town hall. They cost $20 and expire March 31, 2023.

The PTO is always looking for more parents to help in its efforts. If you would like to come to a meeting or chat with a PTO member about how to get involved, email [email protected] or visit nyssaelementarypto on Facebook. Go bulldogs!

Submit your Nyssa news and information to Susan Barton at 541-372-5455 or [email protected]

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