Hello Escondido Families-
Yesterday was our second PTA meeting for the year and we had another great turn out...might have been because of the ice cream sundae bar we offered! For those that were unable to attend...don't worry, we will post the minutes, just outside the Office, on the PTA Bulletin Board.
Mark your calendars, the next meeting will be Monday, November 13th at 7:30 am in the MP room. New this year, alternating morning and evening meeting times, every-other-month. At every meeting we will highlight volunteers contributing to Escondido in extra special ways, during the Welcome & Kudos portion of the meeting.
"Kudos" (special shout-outs) for September & October
* Thank you to Mora Oommen for her incredible work with the SI garage sale and thank you to Amy Bokker for leading & organizing the bake sale. It was a great event and all the proceeds raised go to the 5th grade SI Mexico trip.
*Thank you to Brenda Dampier for running Family Math night. Between the games and the food, it was a successful family event with over 300 people in attendance.
*Thank you to Irene McNee and Alejandra Hermandinger for volunteering twice a month to keep the much loved noon art program running. The kids love to get creative during recess.
*Thank you to ALL of volunteers who helped with Escondido Vision testing...Jackie Kaur, Leslie Magtanong, Mary Catherine O'Sullivan, Christine Klenow, and Trina Whiteley.
*Thank you to Amy McCarter for leading 3rd grade bike safety.
*Huge thank you to the 5th grade teachers...Mr. Garcia and Ms. Ramanathan and the parent chaperones for the memorable experience they helped create at Mt. Hermon last week with all of our 5th grade English students. It takes special people to want to spend over 72 hours straight with almost 50 students.
October 9th- October 13th- Walk & Roll Week.
Friday, October 13th- Walk & Roll Breakfast 7:45-8:30 am. Walk and roll to school and enjoy food, coffee and conversations about the joys of walking and rolling! (Stay for the International Parade of Nations.)
Friday, October 13th- International Parade of Nations 8:30-9:30 am. This is a great Escondido Tradition! Students may come dressed in attire from the country they identify with and want represent during the parade. We have moved the time up this year so that parents can stay & watch.
Friday, October 13th- International Fun Fair at 5:30-8 pm. Free event with country booths, entertainment, games & fun for everyone! (Food trucks will be on-site, as an meal option for a fee.)
Tuesday, October, 24th- School photo make-up day
Wednesday, October 25th- Unity Day. Unity day is celebrated every year across the US to encourage communities to promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. EVERYONE WEARS ORANGE on 10/25.
Friday, October 27th- Spooky Hop...K-5 Halloween Dance 5pm - 8pm MP Room
Tuesday, October 31st- Halloween Parade, 8:30am on the black top in front of the office
We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers for our events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping with an event or fill a position.