Escondido eNews -- November 4, 2018
Sun, Nov 4 9:00pm
Escondido Elementary

ESCONDIDO ELEMENTARY eNEWS

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11/2-11/14 -- Please donate to PiE this week!

11/5 -- SITE Council Meeting in Library at 3 pm

11/5, 12, 19, 26 -- TACOLICIOUS sponsorship event benefits Escondido, see details below

11/6  &  7 -- Vision Testing, click here to volunteer

11/8-10 -- Performances of The Stinky Cheese Man, MPR

11/12 -- No School - Veterans Day

11/13 -- PTA Meeting, MPR at 7:45 am

11/14 -- 4th Annual Foster Kids Bake Sale by Third Grade Class, 2 pm

11/19-23 -- No School - Thanksgiving Break

12/3-7 -- Spanish Book Fair

12/7 -- Principal Coffee

 

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Please donate to PiE this week!

 

Support Escondido Schools!  We need your support. 

 

Partners in Education is the foundation that funds extra staff (people) in the classrooms.  Your donations provide Classroom Aides,  Science, Spectra Arts, Music, Math and Reading specialists and Wellness Counselors.  

 

Click here to learn more about PiE .     https://papie.org/video/

 

Every gift matters . Please give what you can.  Double donation days Nov 1 - Nov 13.

 

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Tacolicious MONDAYS in NOVEMBER benefit Escondido

Monday 5, 12, 19, 26 in November

November is Escondido Elementary's beneficiary month for the Tacolicious School Project which means our school gets 7.5 percent of our proceeds from your partner restaurant, Escondido and Nixon are partnered for the month of November.

Since 2012, Tacolicious has made public education its priority, investing back into the Bay Area community through the Tacolicious School Project. For Tacolicious owners Joe Hargrave and Sara Deseran, this mission is personal. Since kindergarten, their children have attended SF public schools.

How it works: From September to May, each of our SF, Palo Alto and San Jose Tacolicious locations pair up with neighboring public schools, donating 15 percent of a month’s worth of Monday’s proceeds. Tacolicious has an annual alliance with 54 public schools. To date we have given over $1,000,000 given back to public education In Palo Alto, we have partnered with another PAUSD school to share all of the months of school year.

 

Want to be a rock-star at work?  We know you do...COORDINATE LUNCH on MONDAYS in NOV:

MONDAY CATERING Bring the School Project to you! Support your school by having a taco bar delivered to your next meeting or event on one of your Mondays. To qualify for delivery, orders must total $500 or more. Email schoolproject@tacolicious.com to book your delivery.

 

Want to CELEBRATE the season without hassle?  We know you do...host a holiday PARTY on a Monday in November.

MONDAY PARTIES Host a large group in any of our private dining rooms! You must book ahead through schoolproject@tacolicious.com and mention that the party is to support the TSP.

 

Want to support and not make dinner on a Monday in November?  We know you do...

Dine-in or take-out food all-day and support Escondido.  (Doordash, Grubhub and other third-party deliveries do not qualify.)

 

Come out to Tacolicious on Mondays in November and socialize with fellow Escondido families, you may even see a Rock-star Escondido Teacher!
 
Questions: contact our Escondido PTA volunteer leading this event, Emily Wang, emilywang00@gmail.com 
 

Los LUNES de NOVIEMBRE Tacolicious beneficia a Escondido

Lunes 5, 12, 19, 26 de Noviembre

Noviembre es el mes en el cual  Tacolicious School Project beneficia a Escondido Elementary. Esto significa que Escondido recibe el 7,5% de nuestros ingresos del restaurante asociado. Escondido y Nixon se han asociado para el mes de noviembre.

Desde el 2012 Tacolicious tiene como prioridad la educación pública, invirtiendo en la comunidad del Área de la Bahía a través del Proyecto Escuela Tacolicious. Para los dueños de Tacolicious, Joe Hargrave y Sara Deseran, esta es una misión personal. Desde el preescolar sus hijos han asistido a escuelas públicas en San Francisco.

Cómo funciona: Desde septiembre a mayo cada uno de nuestros locales en SF, Palo Alto y San José se han asociado con escuelas públicas de los distintos barrios, donando el 15% de los ingresos recibidos los lunes de ese mes. Tacolicious se ha asociado con 54 escuelas públicas. Hasta la fecha hemos donado ¡$1,000,000 a la educación pública! En Palo Alto, Escondido se ha unido con otra escuela del PAUSD para compartir todos los meses del año escolar.

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Stinky Cheese Man, Nov 8-10, Escondido MPR, Palo Alto Children's Theatre Outreach Program. Tickets sol online now by visiting the Children’s Theatre  website. Here’s how to navigate through the Children’s Theatre website to purchase tickets:

  • Go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre
  • In the right side column, Click on: PURCHASE TICKETS
  • Escondido Elementary – OUTREACH” is the third production on the list
  • Click on the blue tab that says:  “Buy Now
  • The Children’s Theatre will be selling tickets at the door,  but it’s best to purchase tickets online ahead of time.

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The PTA is pleased to announce a new SPONSORSHIP --

 

Dear Escondido Families,
 
GOOD NEWS!  This year, the ESCONDIDO PTA has teamed up with GOOD EGGS to earn money for our school.  Good Eggs is an online grocery market in the Bay Area delivering absurdly fresh groceries.  Every time you grocery shop on GoodEggs.com this Fall--Oct & Nov, 5% goes back to ESCONDIDO PTA! 
 
Register Now: 1) Visit schools.goodeggs.com, 2) Enter our school code “890", and 3) place an order.  ESCONDIDO PTA benefits on all purchases made from Oct 1 - Nov 30.  
 
New to Good Eggs?  All new customers will get $15 off with the code and, if 20 new customers join the fundraiser, the school gets a $500 fundraising bonus!!
 
Questions? contact the amandabeardross@me.com
Don’t forget the code - it only needs to be entered once and will remain in your basket throughout the fundraiser.  890
Thank you!

 

Queridas Familias de Escondido:

 

¡BUENAS NOTICIAS! Este año, el PTA de ESCONDIDO se ha unido con GOODEGGS para recaudar dinero para nuestra escuela. Good Eggs es un mercado de productos comestibles online en el Área de la Bahía, que entrega productos extraordinariamente frescos. Cada vez que compre productos en  GoodEggs.com este otoño, el 5% de la ganancia va a ir al PTA de ESCONDIDO.

 

Regístrese ahora: 1) Visite  schools.goodeggs.com, 2) Ingrese el código de nuestra escuela "890", y 3) Haga su pedido. El PTA de ESCONDIDO recibirá beneficios en todas las compras realizadas entre Oct 1-Nov 30.

 

¿Nunca ha usado Good Eggs? Los nuevos/as clientes obtendrán $15 de descuento con el código y, si 20 nuevos clientes se unen en la recaudación de fondos, la escuela recibirá $500 de bono.

 

¿Tiene preguntas? Contacte a  amandabeardross@me.com

 

No se olvide el código, solo necesita ser ingresado una sola vez y va a permanecer en la canasta durante toda la recaudación. Es ¡890!

¡Muchas Gracias!

 

 

Yearbook Team is actively recruiting new volunteers, please contact Christine Klenow if you are interested in making this outstanding keepsake and special record of our excellent Escondido school-year.  

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Bike Safety Note

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 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. Outfitting student bikes for a safe and legal ride is a smart investment. For information about safe bicycling, visit https://saferoutes.paloaltopta.org/getting-to-school/bike-safety/

 

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Annual Foster Kids Bake Sale Fundraiser at Escondido will be held on Wednesday, November 14th from 2-4pm in front of the main office.  This event will be hosted by the 3rd grade classrooms.
 
The Foster Kids fundraiser is an important way to engage and connect kids with their community and work together as a team toward a meaningful goal.  It also helps facilitate development of a healthy self-esteem and self-worth through service to others who are in need.
 
The event takes place near the holidays, which can be a particularly difficult time for foster children. All proceeds are donated to the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Program (formerly called the Sleep Train Foster Kids Program).  This program helps provide local foster children with clothing, shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and toys.
 
Thank you so much!
Amy Boyarsky & Catherine Reed-Beaudouin 
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Thank you all for a great Halloween Parade! 
Share your best photos to the Yearbook:
 
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Check out Dr. Marcela's Newsletter 

 

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DISTRICT & PTAC NEWS

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**NEW**PiE Rally Days - Challenge Grant

Generous PiE supporters have offered a brand new Challenge Grant to PiE.  Please donate or make a pledge by November 13 at http://papie.org/donate/, and we can give an additional $268,000 to PAUSD students. 

Every dollar makes a difference.  Gifts and pledges made by November 13 will be matched by a $268,000 Rally Days Challenge Grant. This is the final Challenge Grant for the year.

Please support our students by donating to PiE today. If you have already given or pledged, thank you so much.  If not, now is a great time to make your impact.

 

Election Day: Vote YES on Measure Z!
Election Day is nearly here – YES on Measure Z when you go to the polls on Nov 6! Measure Z will ensure that students get facilities that are modern, safe, secure, and provide for 21st century learning opportunities. Every vote counts and we need yours! Measure Z information is here: Thanks for your support of strong Palo Alto schools and VOTE YES ON MEASURE Z on Election Day! The Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Daily Post, and League of Women’s Voters all endorse Measure Z as do many community leaders and residents, Can we count on your YES vote?  Find your polling place here:
 
 
 
 PTAC Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon - Tues, Nov 6 12-1P @ District Office Board Room

Student Presenters - 3 PAUSD 8th graders or above

Parent Volunteers - many positions open

 

**NEW**BEST OF LUCK TO ALL CANDIDATES - ELECTION DAY - NOV 6 (TUE)

The PTA Council wishes all Palo Alto Board of Education Candidates the best of luck. We would like to thank all current Board of Education Members for their continuing service to all children and school families. We are most grateful to all PTA key volunteers and many who worked tirelessly behind the scenes at various schools to sponsor and organize a total of four (4) Board Candidate Forums during this election season as a public service to our community. We also thank the League of Women Voters for their leadership. Watch Board Candidate forums here . The PTAC is a non-partisan nonprofit organization advocating for all school children in the Palo Alto Unified School District. Remember to VOTE next TUESDAY, NOV. 6th. 

 

Palo Alto Council of PTAs – We Need You. Make A Difference for All Children

Do you enjoy meeting other like minded parents with a passion for our children or like to shadow seasoned PTA members from other schools?  The Palo Alto Council of PTAs (PTAC) is looking for students, teachers, and parent volunteers at its upcoming PTA Council annual events.  These are community wide events to meet district and community folks.  All level of experience welcomed. 

 

PTAC Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon - Tues Nov 6 12-1P @ District Office Board Room

Student Presenters - 3 PAUSD 8th graders or above

Parent Volunteers - many positions open

PTAC Honorary Service Awards Committee - Apr 25 4-6 pm @ Lucie Stern Community Center 

Student Presenters - 3 PAUSD 8th grade & above

Parent Volunteers - many positions open

Staff Presenters - 3 (classified / non-classified welcomed)

Please email us at council@paloaltopta.org. Hurry, don't wait. Positions go fast!

 

Advocacy Tips from Supervisor Joe Simitian

Thur Nov 8, 6:30-8p  Haymarket Theater at Paly

Is there a cause or issue that you feel strongly about? Do you know how to go about advocating for it? The PTA Council of Palo Alto brings to you the only advocacy seminar you will ever need!Whether you’re a new parent or experienced leader, Supervisor Simitian has some fabulous advocacy tips and will be available to answer your burning questions. Please join us in learning how to advocate for the education, health, safety and wellbeing of all children in our schools and community.

 

RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocacy-tips-from-supervisor-joe-simitian-tickets-51536234264)

 

Consejos para Abogar del Supervisor del Condado, Joe Simitian

jueves 8 de noviembre de 6:30 a 8P Teatro Haymarket- Escuela Secundaria de Palo Alto (Paly)

Hay alguna causa o asunto del cual usted se siente fuerte? Sabe usted cómo hacerlo? El Consejo del PTA de Palo Alto llevará a cabo un seminario de defensa que usted necesitará! Si usted es nuevo padre o es in líder con experiencia. El supervisor del condado Joe Simitian tiene fabulosos consejos y estará disponible para responder sus preguntas. Por favor únase a nosotros para aprender a como abogar por la educación, salud, y bienestar de todos los niños(as) de nuestra escuela y comunidad. RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocacy-tips-from-supervisor-joe-simitian-tickets-51536234264)

 

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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**NEW**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 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. Outfitting student bikes for a safe and legal ride is a smart investment. For information about safe bicycling, and For suggestions for bicycle lights.

 

**NEW**Stanford's Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) .

We are recruiting volunteers for a Social Skills study. We are looking for boys aged 8-18 years diagnosed with a developmental or intellectual disability to take part in a research study investigating the effect of behavioral training methods on social skills. Participation includes a visit to Stanford for 3-4 days, cognitive testing, two optional MRI scans, and social skills training with a behaviorist. For more information see here please or contact Ellen Wilkinson, MA or Tobi Britton, BA, BCaBA; 650-736-0591; Scott Hall, PhD, BCBA-D; 650-498-4799

 

**NEW** Gunn High School Theatre Department presents Metamorphoses

Opening Night Gala and Performance: Fri Nov 2 at 6P, Sat Nov 3 at 7:30P, Wed Nov 7 at 4P

Thurs Nov 8 at 7:30P,  Fri Nov 9 at 7:30P, Sat Nov 10 at 2P and 7:30P

Gunn High School’s Studio Theatre at 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

In adapting Ovid's Metamorphoses for the stage, theatre visionary Mary Zimmerman has created a work of stunning beauty and emotion.  Her fanciful updating of the Latin classic was a surprise hit on Broadway.  In addition, the stage crew has constructed an unbelievably beautiful set surrounding a POOL of WATER on stage. his powerful, timely, and timeless piece of theatre is just right for these "interesting times" and is not to be missed. 

 

**NEW**Does Your Boy Love to Sing?

Fri, Nov 9, 16, and 30 by appointment, Palo Alto

Free auditions for Silicon Valley Boychoir will be held at the choir's rehearsal location near downtown Palo Alto (600 Homer Ave).  Open to 2nd-4th grade boys. High school and middle school boys with choral experience may audition for upper levels.  SVB provides a personalized approach to teaching singing, music theory, and sight-reading, while providing flexible scheduling for busy families.  In addition to their own winter and spring concerts, SVB performs for local events including appearances with Stanford University Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra, West Bay Opera, Schola Cantorum of Mountain View, and singing the national anthem at sporting events. 

Email info@svboychoir.org or visit http://svboychoir.org

 

**NEW**Don’t Miss Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Junior Bach Festival INSTRUMENT PARTY

Sat Nov 17 1-3P All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly Road 

For instrumentalists of all ages and Free of charge!!! (Donations accepted.)  Have you ever wondered what it’s like to actually play a baroque period instrument from Bach’s time?  Here’s your chance!  These instruments will be available for instrumentalists to try:

  • A magnificent tracker organ
  • A gorgeous harpsichord made by Kevin Fryer
  • A fine baroque style violins, violas, and cellos
  • A small, rare five-stringed baroque cello *

Period instrument specialists from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Junior Bach Festival will be on hand to demonstrate instruments, answer questions, and to offer guidance.  Thanks are due to Ifshin Violins for generously loaning baroque stringed instruments to the Junior Bach Festival for this event . If you plan to attend, please e-mail PBO's Director of Education, Lisa Grodin, at lgrodin@philharmonia.org

 

 

Starting Strong with Kidpower Workshop for 3-6 year-olds with their adults

Sat Nov 10 9-9:50A Palo Alto Location provided upon registration

Through puppets and fun, interactive stories, learn how to introduce Social Safety Skills and to continue to practice them in your daily life. Visit the registration page or call (800) 467-6997 ext. 0# or email safety@kidpower.org for information. Classes fill up quickly, so let us know right away if you're interested!

 

2 hour Kidpower Safety Workshop for 5-8 year-olds with their adults

Sat Nov 10 10:30A-12:30P Palo Alto Location provided upon registration

Protect your child from harm and practice skills for safety and for building better relationships, such as boundary-setting, awareness, and effective help-seeking.Visit the registration page or call (800) 467-6997 ext. 0# or email safety@kidpower.org for information. Classes fill up quickly, so let us know right away if you're interested!