February 27th, 1-3 pm. We would like to make the Escondido community aware of a late breaking addition to our Black History Month events. We are pleased to have Nigerian born author Oladoyin Oladapo join us in the MP room on Feb. 27th, where she will read to our students from 1-3pm. She is currently a MBA student at Stanford and a talented author who is inspiring girls to reach their highest calling through her book series “Girl to the World.” You can learn more about her here and here. If you’re on campus please drop by and welcome her.
Quisiéramos informar a la comunidad de Escondido de una adición de última hora a nuestros eventos del Mes de la Historia Negra. Nos complace que el autor nacido en Nigeria, Oladoyin Oladapo, se una a nosotros en la biblioteca el 27 de febrero, donde leerá a nuestros estudiantes de 1-3pm. Actualmente es estudiante de MBA en Stanford y una talentosa autora que está inspirando a las niñas a alcanzar su mayor vocación a través de su serie de libros "Girl to the World" "Girl to the World". Puedes aprender más sobre ella aqui y aqui. Si estás en el campus, visítala y dale la bienvenida
- On March 3rd from 8:30 - 9:50am, we will welcome a talented group of African American athletes from Stanford who will share what it's like being a student athlete and key points their journey.
Unfortunately, due to space limitations of the multi-purpose room we are unable to accommodate beyond current Escondido students and teachers.
Escondido Day at Maples Pavilion - Come join your friends & family (and teachers!) on Sunday, March 1st to see your Stanford Men’s Basketball team in their final home game this season!
3:00 pm Tip-off STANFORD vs Colorado
Tickets are only $13 which includes tickets to the game, Stanford SWAG (poms, buttons, etc…) and lots of time on the Jumbotron ☺ **Drop off checks made out to Mindy Haase in the Office by Thurs, Feb 27th or Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets will be distributed near Will Call on game day! Special thanks to the Haase family for coordinating this special Community Building event on behalf of the PTA.
in the MP room, before and after school
FAMILY READING NIGHT
Wednesday, March 4 at 6 pm
Bring the family to Family Reading Night, Wednesday, March 4 from 6-8 pm in the MP Room. Ms. Nina will share some of her favorite books and hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Kids are encouraged to wear PJs. Shop for your next great reads!
Gift Cards are available for preorder online at: https://www.lindentreebooks.
They can be picked up at the Book Fair in the MP Room. This year, buy your teacher a gift card! When purchasing gift cards online, please indicate who the card will be for and which room they are in; you may also indicate who it is from, if applicable.
Feria del Libro de Escondido
Presentada por Linden Tree Books
Del 2 al 5 de marzo
en el Salón de Usos Múltiples, antes y después de clase
Nocha de Lectura para Familias
El 4 de Marzo de 6 a 8 pm
Traigan a sus familias a la Noche de Lectura para Familias, el miércoles 4 de marzo de 6 a 8 pm, en el Salón de Usos Múltiples. Ms. Nina compartirá algunos de sus libros preferidos. Habrá chocolate caliente y galletas. Animamos a los niños a venir en pijama. ¡Aprovechen para comprar sus próximas grandes lecturas!
Ya pueden reservar sus Tarjetas Regalo online: https://www.lindentreebooks.
Las tarjetas regalo reservadas se podrán recoger en la Feria del Libro. ¡Regalen una tarjeta a su maestro este año! Al hacer la compra, por favor indiquen para quién es la tarjeta y en qué aula está.
NOMINATIONS to Executive Board and Chairs for 2020-21
We are planning for next year, and we are looking for families willing to volunteer with the Escondido PTA! We have many positions open for the 2020-2021 school year...from executive board member positions to event chairs. If you are interested or think you know someone who might be, please consider filling out this form and we will follow-up and discuss with you expectations and responsibilities. By completing this form, you are not obligated to serve the position, we are merely surveying the school population to find out interest levels. Officer elections will be held at the April 20th meeting, in the Library at 7 pm.
If you have questions please contact:
Parliamentarian: Claudia Schweikert at email@example.com
President: Christine Klenow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Volunteers: Amy McCarter at email@example.com
ESCONDIDO SCIENCE FAIR
Hello Escondido Families!
Tomorrow you will find the Escondido 2020 Science Fair flyer in your student's Friday Folder this weekend. All students are invited to participate! The Science Fair will be held April 16 - 17, and all families can come celebrate our students work and curiosity by attending our Family Science Night scheduled for the night of April 16.
You can also find a version of the flier here. Please read it for more information, including how to register and how to help out.
You can use the following link to go straight to the online registration form :https://tinyurl.com/
You can to find online guidebooks (in English and Spanish) below:
Ideas for Science Projects can be found in many places on the internet. Some ideas are below:
More information about our annual Family Science Night will be forthcoming!
If you are new to Escondido, click on this video to see highlights from the 2015 Science Fair and Family Science Night and get an idea of what the events are like.
Hola familias de Escondido!
Mañana encontrará el volante de la Feria de Ciencias Escondido 2020 en la carpeta de viernes de su estudiante este fin de semana. ¡Todos los estudiantes están invitados a participar! La Feria de Ciencias se llevará a cabo del 16 al 17 de abril, y todas las familias pueden venir a celebrar el trabajo y la curiosidad de nuestros estudiantes asistiendo a nuestra Noche de Ciencia Familiar programada para la noche del 16 de abril.
También puede encontrar una versión del volante aqui . Léalo para obtener más información, incluido cómo registrarse y cómo ayudar
Puede usar el siguiente enlace para ir directamente al formulario de registro en línea: https://tinyurl.com/
Puede encontrar las guías en línea (en inglés y español) a continuación:
Las ideas para proyectos de ciencias se pueden encontrar en muchos lugares en Internet. Algunas ideas están abajo:
¡Tendremos más información sobre nuestra Noche anual de ciencia familiar!
Si es nuevo en Escondido, haga clic en este video para ver los aspectos más destacados de la Feria de Ciencias 2015 y la Noche de Ciencias de la Familia y tener una idea de cómo son los eventos.
AMAZONSMILE BENEFITS ESCONDIDO
AmazonSmile benefits Escondido -- Sign-up TODAY - Help support the school...please sign-up for Amazonsmile - 1036 Escondido Elementary PTA
To use AmazonSmile on your phone: (currently there is not an AmazonSmile app)
1. Create a bookmark
Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to smile.amazon.com.
2. Install the Amazon Assistant
Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to smile.amazon.com.Learn more
YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED
Do you have some favorite photos from this school year? The 2019-2020 Yearbook Team needs them! We have set up folders to collect photos from each grade and event. CLICK HERE to find the email addresses to send in your photos. You will receive a confirmation email from box.com if the photo was uploaded successfully. THANK YOU for helping make this year’s yearbook the best ever!
PTA/PTA Council News
PAUSD and PTA Council are continuing to closely monitor guidance from the Santa Clara County Department of Education & Santa Clara County Public Health Department as this is an ongoing and evolving situation. Students/staff returning from mainland China arriving in the USA since February 3 should be excluded from school for 14 days, beginning the day after they left China. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Updated**"Motherload" screening on family cargo biking
Sun, Mar 1, 2 - 4:30P Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto.
Sun, Mar 22, 2 – 5P., Arrillaga Family Rec. Ctr., Sequoia Room, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park
“Motherload” is an award-winning, crowdsourced documentary about the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. The $5 ticket price will be donated to Silicon Valley Bike Exchange. A small showcase of family cargo bikes will be onsite. Registration required - limited seating available. Sponsored by Safe Routes to School, PTAC, and PAUSD. http://wheelkids.com/palo-alto/motherload/
Click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motherload-movie-screening-tickets-89616755127 to register for the screening at the Menlo Park venue.
PTAC Invites Students to Apply for Grant Funding $$ - Now Available
The City of Palo Alto’s ThinkFund grant program is a unique opportunity for high school students, either living in Palo Alto or attending school in Palo Alto, to receive a microgrant for their project or idea. In addition to funding, students will also receive mentorship and support in order to turn their vison for a project into reality. For more information on how to apply please visit City of Palo Alto, CA - Think Fund.
PTAC Invites Parents of Teens to a Teen Vape Talk By Teens - Palo Alto Youth Council (PAYC)
Thu Apr 2, 7:30-9p Mitchell Park Community Center
PTAC invite all parents with students transitioning to middle and high schools to attend this talk on vaping by the students themselves. Hear from the teens directly so you can understand better how to talk with your students. For more info, please contact Ms. Ganesan of Palo Alto Youth Council at email@example.com.
PTA Council seeks Officers and Committee Volunteers
Are you interested in being a part of the PTA council nomination committee? The charge of the nominating committee is to recognize and recruit the most qualified people available for elected a member of the PTA Council Executive Board and Collaborative Committees for the 2020-21 school year. As we are forming this nom-committee, we are looking for community members who have a passion for improving the educational experience of all students and preferably have experience on their school PTA or site council. We are currently seeking both nominations and expressions of interest from individuals in the community who would like to learn more about becoming a member of the PTA Council. Talk to us about stepping into a leadership role or how you can participate on a committee. Contact us at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching Out Saves Lives Walk
Sat Feb 29, 9-11A at the Gunn High School Athletic Track
ROCK (Reach Out Care Know) will host Gunn’s Third Annual Mental Health Walk. The walk, Reaching Out Saves Lives, is a community event to wrap up Gunn’s Mental Health Week. The walk is a 5k from Gunn’s track to Bol Park and back again. Sponsors are needed to make this event possible. In-kind donations (i.e. food and drinks, t-shirts, entertainment, signage) and monetary donations (Companies, Organizations, and Individuals) are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate you can do so at http://tinyurl.com/ROCKdonations under the ROCK button. Register for the walk at http://tinyurl.com/ROSLwalk . Visit ROCK’s website at ROCK | Gunn High School | Palo Alto, CA . If you have any questions please contact Kate Williams, Co-VP of ROCK at email@example.com
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) New Member Audition & March Concerts
Sun, Mar 29 9AM-4PM Sat, Apr 4 9AM-4PM Mitchell Park Community Center
New member auditions for all orchestra levels (SuperStrings, Preparatory, Debut, Sinfonia and Senior) will be held on dates above for the upcoming 2020-21 season. For details and to schedule an audition please visit http://pacomusic.org/auditions/. Then attend one of two concerts in March (Sat, Mar 7, 7:30PM, Cubberley Theatre, Senior Orchestra, Sun, Mar 8, 3PM, Cubberley Theatre, Debut Orchestra ) to listen and see for yourself the exciting collection of music we perform and how the musicians "play well with others," - PACO's motto. Admission Free. For more info www.pacomusic.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunn Robotics Summer Camp 2020
1st Session: Jun 8 - 12, 2nd Session: Jun 15 – 19, 9 AM - 3 PM Gunn High School Robotics Lab L-5
Come enjoy a thrilling and valuable robotics experience with GRT! Campers (rising 5th - 8th grade) will collaborate to build and code a fully-functioning VEX IQ robot to complete robotic challenges while learning the fundamental skills for being an engineer. There will be two identical weeklong sessions, and registration will begin in early spring. Contact Information: http://gunnrobotics.com/summer.php or contact us at email@example.com
2020 Palo Alto Speech and Debate Camp
Jun 8-12 and Jun 15-19, Speech from 9A-12P and Debate from 1P-4P, Palo Alto High School,
Registration for the sixteenth annual 2020 Palo Alto Speech and Debate Camp (PASDC) is open. Year after year, elementary and middle schoolers leave PASDC with improved public speaking, research skills, critical thinking abilities, and self-confidence. Taught by Palo Alto’s nationally ranked high school Speech and Debate team, our unmatchable 4:1 student-to-counselor ratio provides students with individualized attention and support. PASDC’s basic and advanced programs offer customized curriculum for campers of all experience levels and prepare students for high school level competition. Please visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the program.