Escondido eNews -- January 6, 2019
Sun, Jan 6 7:59pm
Escondido Elementary




1/7/19 -- School Resumes!!!

1/8 -- Yearbook Cover Design Due

1/8-10 -- Talent Show Auditions

1/9 -- Penny Power Nominations Due by midnight

1/14-23 -- Talent Show Rehearsals for Cast A, B, and MCs

1/24 & 25 -- Talent Show at 4 & 7 pm in the MPR





1/8/19 Yearbook Cover Submissions Due

Yearbook Cover Designs are due in the office Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Remember: all entries will be included in the yearbook. A design will be selected for front and another for the back. Thank you!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Use a regular 8 ½” x 11” size paper for your drawing
  • You can use crayons, paint, pastels, markers, color pencils, computer, etc.
  • Drawings must include the words  “Escondido School 2018-19” clearly and prominently
  • Write your full name and room number in pencil on the back of your design
  • Theme: I love my school


ESCONDIDO TALENT SHOW 2019 - January 24 & 25

Registration Form:
Dates to Know:
Volunteer Job Descriptions:
Volunteer Sign-ups:
Lyrics to Opening/Closing Song:
Information Meeting slides 12/10/18:
All students involved in the Talent Show must complete a Registration Form.
For Group Acts, every member of a group must register.  
5th grade MCs also must register.
Auditions are Jan 8-10, 2019.
All students must audition, every student that auditions will be in the show.   
In order to get an audition time, student must complete Registration Form.
The Talent Show is sponsored by Escondido PTA.
Participation in the Talent Show is free and open to all Escondido students.   

Todos los estudiantes que participen en el Show de Talento deben completar el Formulario de Registración.

Para presentaciones en grupo, cada participante del grupo debe registrarse.

En 5to grado MCs también deben registrarse.

Las audiciones serán del 8 al 10 de enero del 2019. 
Todos los estudiantes deben audicionar. Cada estudiante que audicione estará en el show. Para que las audiciones sean en horario, los estudiantes deben completar el formulario de registración.

La participación en el Show de Talento es gratuita y abierta a todos los estudiantes de Escondido.

El Show de Talento es patrocinado por la PTA de Escondido.




 Penny Power Nominations are now being accepted---

Penny Power is an opportunity to empower Escondido students to help others in any way they can. Escondido students collect loose change to benefit those less fortunate locally and around the world.

We welcome everyone who would like to suggest an international or local non-profit to be the beneficiary of Escondido's annual Penny Power campaign to do so.

The criteria for Penny Power recipient:
* Registered nonprofit organization (can be registered overseas)
* Simple message that kids can understand (e.g. buying something tangible)
* Age appropriate issues
* This year we will consider both local and international non-profits.




NOMINATIONS are DUE BY: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, by midnight.

All Nominators (students and/or parents) will be invited to share more details about their proposed nonprofit, two minutes or less, at the PTA meeting on Monday, January 14 at 7:45 am. The PTA will vote on the nonprofit to support and funds will be collecting during the month of February 2019.


Previous causes include The Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA ($2,300 raised), Roots Ethiopia ($3,400 raised in 2014), Heifer International, Bill Wilson Center of San Jose, mosquito nets, and solar power lights, and many more.

Questions: Rosita Wong,




Yearbook Volunteers Needed

No experience necessary, we will train and teach you how to use the program.  Volunteer and help us make this treasured keepsake.  Please contact if you are interested in creating the priceless pages of our yearbook.



Winter Biking: Sun Glare Safety Tips

You may have noticed that some mornings it is very difficult to see because the low sun’s glare is particularly intense. Because sun glare blindness can be dangerous during our school commute times in the winter months, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians should take special care. For more information, please see the City’s new informational piece, Sun Glare Safety Tips for Bicyclists and Drivers. Together we can make our roads safe for everyone!


Be Safe. Be Seen. Bike lights are required by law for riding after dusk.

With shorter days, students are bike commuting after dusk when headlights and reflectors are required by California law. Visibility begins to decline at dusk, so bicyclists should turn on their lights as soon as light begins to fade.  A handlebar headlight makes a bicycle visible to others and illuminates the road so the rider can see. Higher powered lights do a better job, though they can be a little more expensive.  Tail lights and reflectors should be mounted where they won't be obscured by bags, panniers or other gear on the bike. Lights are superior to reflectors, so a red tail light is recommended for maximum visibility.

A white front headlight and a red rear reflector are required, although a red rear light is highly recommended. See our Bike Lights 101 tips.


Daylight is fading earlier and earlier each day. Please make sure your student's bike is properly lit so they can see and be seen.