Dear Escondido Parents,
Work on this year’s Yearbook is getting underway!
For all new families at Escondido, the Yearbook is a wonderful, annual tradition - a souvenir book containing photographs of all the students, classes, teachers plus the activities and events this year at Escondido; drawings by students; a note from Mr Merritt; and a personal page designed by each 5th grader. We are also planning to include (like last year) a photo of the whole school taken from the roof of the school. The book will be nearly 200 color pages with the front and back covers drawn by students. Copies are viewable in the school library. If you haven’t already, order yours now!
Please see below details on how you or your child can contribute to the yearbook to make it the best one yet.
1. SEND US YOUR PHOTOS:
Without a doubt, the most important part of the yearbook and what makes it great are the photos we receive from parents (and teachers and staff) of all the great people that are part of the Escondido community. We want your great photos of your kids, their classmates, their friends, and their teachers at Escondido or at Escondido-sponsored field trips. PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO US! DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS HERE.
Last year we received over 2000 photos. Thank you so much! They were awesome!
2. ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO ENTER THIS YEAR’S COVER DESIGN CONTEST:
We are looking for students to draw original, colorful, creative covers for the front and back of the book!
Submissions are due in the office February 28.
GUIDELINES AND MORE DETAILS for your student artist HERE
3. VOLUNTEER FOR THE YEARBOOK TEAM:
Beyond sending us your photos, are you interested in helping further to produce the book itself? Want to take more photos at upcoming events? Do layouts? Help 5th graders in class with their pages? Proofread? Help distribute the books to classrooms in May? These are all jobs that require very little or no experience and have flexible timing. Most of the work will take place during March and April. To volunteer, sign up on Konstella or click here.
4. PRE-ORDER THE BOOK (IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY):
The book is $30. The last day to pre-order is 5/7/2018. Go to www.betteryearbook.com. Click "Order Yearbook" from the blue menu bar. Follow the directions from there. The password is: friends Not sure if you have already preordered? Please check this list.
5. FOR GRADUATING 5TH GRADE FAMILIES AND THEIR STUDENTS:
Sometime during March, the students will work on computers in class to design their individualized page. We are working on a schedule with each teacher and will present instructions on how to do this in each 5th grade class. Please have your fifth grader start thinking about the page and help him or her gather and/or take photos that they want to use for it. Photos will then need to be uploaded to the student’s PAUSD account. We will use Google Drawings to complete the pages. We would love to have 5th grade parents help with the in-class part of the process. No prior experience needed. More details to come. Parents, please sign up on Konstella or click here.
Further questions or need more info about anything yearbook related? Please contact Anna Saccheri at firstname.lastname@example.org