Escondido eNews January 12 , 2020
Mon, Jan 13 9:50pm


Escondido News




1/23 and 1/24  -- Escondido "Talentopia" Talent Show

2/2020 -- Black History Month






Attention:  Performers and MCs---A detail-packed email was sent to each Registered student announcing the Cast Assignments, requiring parents to edit/confirm their student's information and whole lot of valuable information.  If your student auditioned and you did not receive an email on Saturday, January 11th, please check the listing below and then contact immediately

CLICK HERE for Cast Assignments  

(FYI:  It's a Google Sheet.  You may find it easiest to review and edit on a computer versus the phone.)

Volunteer Sign-ups: 


Website:  Have questions, check out our website and review the FAQ.




February 2020 

Hello Escondido Community:

The Black History Month Committee has begun planning this year’s events.  We welcome feedback and new ideas from you all.  

Please help us by filling out the survey below:


Hola comunidad de Escondido.

El Comité del Mes de la Historia Negra ha comenzado a planificar los eventos de este año.  Agradecemos sus comentarios y nuevas ideas de todos ustedes.  

Ayúdenos completando la encuesta a continuación:





AmazonSmile benefits Escondido -- Sign-up TODAY - Holiday shopping can 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. Go to in your phone's browser and log into your account.
  2. In the phone's menu bar at the top right, select "Add to home screen."
  3. A kind of "app" for Amazon Smile will appear on your home screen.
  4. 1036 Escondido Elementary PTA
Amazon Smile
On your computer
Bookmark AmazonSmile now by pressing Command B on your keyboard.
1. Create a bookmark

Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to

2. Install the Amazon Assistant

3.  1036 Escondido Elementary PTA

Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to

Learn more




During Autumn/Winter Commutes At times near sunrise and sunset, drivers may be blinded temporarily by the brightness of the sun low on the horizon. This can be a particularly dangerous situation during morning and evening commute time when many people are sharing the road. Please review the Safe Routes to School winter Sun Glare Safety Tips for Bicyclists & Drivers flyer. Help us get the word out about this important safety issue by sharing this link with others.



---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 if the photo was uploaded successfully.  THANK YOU for helping make this year’s yearbook the best ever!  



 We need to assemble a team of volunteers to lead Penny Power.  If you are willing or curious about what this involves, contact  Amy McCarter or Julia Murphy-Chutorian.  The PTA has several volunteer opportunities, click here to see the available positions.  Many of the roles are behind the scenes; however, they make a huge impact on our students and parents. Questions:  Amy McCarter or Julia Murphy-Chutorian.




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PTA/PTA Council News


**NEW** Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News


2020 PAUSD Leadership Summit 

Sat Feb 22, 8:30-2:30P Gunn High School 

This parent-centered conference will empower and engage you as we deepen parents’ learning around important topics that affect your child at school and home.  The theme of this year's event is “Opening Doors to Student Wellbeing and Success."  We also welcome our Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Mooney.  Childcare, continental breakfast, and lunch provided.  Register Here. 


**NEW**PTAC Teen Vaping Community Leaders’ Breakfast

Jan 23, 2020. 8:30A at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. For more email


**NEW**PTA Council - Next Meeting Jan 22nd 

The next PTAC Executive Board Meeting is Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020.  The next President’s Meeting is Wednesday Jan 29.  The next General Association Meeting is Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020. 

Mark your new 2020 calendar.


**NEW**PTAC - BBAC Committee Members 

The PTA Council is soliciting parents to serve on the PAUSD Board Building Advisory BBAC Committee. For more information, please contact PTAC President or PTAC Vice President at or


**NEW**CHC’s Mini Conference for Parents & Educators 

Sat, Feb 8, 9A-2P at CHC’s South Bay Campus, 2280 Kenwood Ave, San Jose

Please join us for a day of conversation and discussion with expert advice about working with children and youth with learning and attention differences.  Choose from sessions for both parents and educators. Go home with new understandings and practical tips for supporting your kids whether at home or in the classroom.  Find out more and register for the mini conference here or email


Community News


**Updated**Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience 

Thu Jan 23, 6:30-8:00pm Spangenberg Auditorium, Gunn High School

Wed Feb 26, 6.30-8.00pm Greene Middle School

Tickets are free and available at:

Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston continues the conversation around screens and teens.  This film examines the science behind teens' emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and what can be done in our schools and homes to help teens build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.  This is a Gunn PTSA Parent Ed Event.  Please join us. All are welcome. 


**NEW**Refugee Youth Event 

Jan 22 7P Fletcher Middle School

Can you imagine leaving your family and moving to a new country all by yourself?  Hear from Newbery Medal award winning author Katherine Applegate and special guests to learn about unaccompanied refugee youth   RSVP