Welcome Back Escondido! eNews -- August 10, 2018
Sun, Aug 12 8:02pm
Escondido Elementary

ESCONDIDO NEWS

 

8/13 -- Ice Cream Social & Classroom Posting @ 4 pm

8/14 --  First Day of School @ 8 am

8/14 --  First Day Coffee outside MPR Room

8/16 -- Back to School Night & After-school Vendor Fair

8/23 -- Picture Day

8/28 -- Room Parent Meeting in Teachers' Lounge @ 7 PM

9/7   -- One-Check and BTS forms due in Office

 

ENEWS CONTENTS

Message from Escondido PTA President

Kinder Welcome Team - Volunteers Needed

Escondido News

District News

Community News

 
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ESCONDIDO NEWS

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Ice Cream Social & Classroom assignments will be posted in the Multipurpose Room at 4-5:30 PM.   It is an awesome opportunity for students to learn who their teacher will be and which classroom to report to the next day, on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug 14th. 

Pick-up your Back-to-School Packetit is full of important information.  Please return your PTA One-Check Form and other forms to Office by September 7.  Pay online by going to:  https://escondido.paloaltopta.org/about/  click on Support Escondido, via Paypal.  

  

First Day of School -- 

Escondido Elementary proudly welcomes students back to class!  

On Campus by:  8 AM

At Classroom:  8:05 AM

Classes Start:  8:10 AM

 

First Day Coffee -- Served outside the MPR on Tuesday, August 14. 

Once you have your student(s) to their classroom(s), come to the MPR for a cup of java and meet our new principal, Marcela S. Simões de Carvalho.

 

Back-to-School Night -- Thursday, Aug 16, is an evening filled with invaluable information for parents. 

 5 - 6 PM  After-school Vendor Fair 

6 - 6:30  Principal's Welcome & Assembly *

6:30       Meet your child's teacher in the classroom *

* Supervision will be available for those who need childcare coverage.  School-aged children only please as space is limited.  A movie will be shown in the Multipurpose Room.  Click here to sign-up or call the Office at (650) 856-1337, leave a message.

  

Picture Day -- Thur, August 23 -- Every child will get their picture taken.  You are not required to purchase; however, please complete the order form, this confirms correct spelling of name for yearbook, and return form to teacher.  Order forms will be sent home from their teacher.  

 

Room Parent Orientation Meeting - Teachers' Lounge @ 7 PM.  At Back-to-School Night, teachers will ask for a Room Parent(s) to assist the teacher throughout the year.  This meeting is for the parents who volunteer to serve as their classroom Room Parent.  We will review expectations and provide valuable resources to make this volunteering experience a positive one for all involved.

 

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Welcome Escondido Parents & Students~

 

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is excited to start another amazing year at Escondido, and hope that you all share our excitement! Our goal is to work in collaboration with the entire Escondido community towards supporting and enriching our children’s educational and social experiences!

 

I am so happy to lead Escondido PTA this year as the President!  I love Escondido and all that it offers the community.  My family and I have been at Escondido for ten years.  Our kiddos are in  9th, 7th, and 2nd grades---they're attending PALY, Greene, and Escondido schools.  I understand there is a lot of information at the beginning of the year, so I offer you my Top 5 Things to Know for Escondido.

 

1.   Konstella - Teachers, Room Parents and PTA will use Konstella for campus-wide communications. 

  • Activate your account with code found in BTS Packet Konstella flyer.
  • SYNC the Konstella calendar to your calendar (Google, iCal and others)!  (Find Sync at top, right corner of calendar page.)  Have all important school dates on your phone!

 

2.  BTS - Back to School 

BTS Night & After-School Vendor Fair -

5 - 6 PM  After-school Vendor Fair 

6 - 6:30  Principal's Welcome & Assembly *

6:30       Meet your child's teacher in the classroom *

 

* Supervision will be available for those who need childcare coverage.  School-aged children only please as space is limited.  A movie will be shown in the Multipurpose Room. 

 Click here to sign-up or call the Office at (650) 856-1337, leave a message.

 

BTS Packets - Pick up packet at Ice Cream Social on Mon, Aug 13 at 4-5:30, read, complete and return to Office by Friday, Sept 7

 

3.   The Ice Cream Challenge, is the Escondido PTA's primary source of funding.  Help us continue to provide all of the "Cool-Stuff" like events, Noon Sports & Art, Field Trips, and Classroom Supplies, Teacher Grants and more ---all the things that make Escondido excellent! 

Give what you can; every contribution earns a scoop on the classroom Ice Cream Cone posters.  Suggested donation is $300/student. If you can give more, please consider giving at a Sweet Treats level.  Thank you!

 

  Complete the One-Check form  in your BTS packet, submit to Office by 9/7.  

Pay online by going to:  https://escondido.paloaltopta.org/about/  Click on Support Escondido, via Paypal.  

Look for the Cones on campus, promoting the "Cool-Stuff" the PTA provides. 

Help us reach our goals and we will celebrate with a school-wide Ice Cream Party!!!

 

 

4.  Infinite Campus - PAUSD Admin. use to communicate via email and text, manage grades, assignments, and attendance.  

 

5.  Smile.Amazon - Do you shop on Amazon or Prime?  Your account can easily be connected as a smile.amazon with a few clicks, Amazon donates to Escondido PTA and helps us reach our fundraising goals.  Click here and start donating and shopping today.

 

Finally, look for our PTA Board members and Event Chairs at BTS Night, they'll be wearing red, ask questions, volunteer, or make a suggestion to us.  We look forward to meeting you soon! 

 

Welcome to Escondido, Friends Around the World!

 

Sincerely,

Christine Klenow, President of PTA

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Kinder Welcome, Volunteers Needed -- 

The Kinder Welcome Team assist new kinders with the transition of starting school.  They calm nervous students, redirect those that want to leave to room, and offer a tissue to those with a tear or two.  This extra help allows the teachers to begin class right away and keep the focus on the fun and positive moments within the first half hour of class. 
 
Please consider signing-up if you have an older Escondido student, this service is truly appreciated by the newest members of our community. 
Questions, contact Kinder Welcome Chair,  sannelim@gmail.com
 

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DISTRICT NEWS

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Community Contributions to PiE Make a Difference

Support Our Students and Teachers - Pledge to PiE Today

The  2018-2019 PiE fundraising campaign is underway.  Pledge your contribution early and check it off your list!  Our kids depend on the support of the whole community. Many essential programs and critical staff positions depend on funding from PiE.  From our classroom aides, to teachers for STEAM-focused electives, music and art, to caring counselors and mentors, PiE-funded staff impact on our kids every day.  Between now and September 4, you can double your impact via the $500,000 Back-To-School Challenge Grant which matches every dollar donated to PiE. Please donate today! http://papie.org/donate/


Community Contributions to PiE Make a Difference

PiE has just launched its 2018-2019 fundraising campaign. Please consider pledging your contribution as our kids need the support of the whole community. PiE funds go to every Palo Alto district school and provide each principal with the funding needed to staff many essential programs for the students and families at each school location. From our classroom aides, to teachers for STEAM-focused electives, music and art, to caring counselors and mentors, PiE-funded staff impact on our kids every day. Between now and September 4, you can double your impact via the $500,000 Back-To-School Challenge Grant which matches every dollar donated to PiE. Please donate today! http://papie.org/donate/

 

Venture

Aug 12 2p
Venture, a new musical by Paly's own Michael Najar will be presented at one performance on August 12 at 2:00p as part of TheatreWorks New Works/Next Generation.  Come see Paly Theatre students perform selections from last spring's Silicon Valley themed musical. Ticket information:

https://theatreworks.org/new- works-festival-2018/venture/

 

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 COMMUNITY NEWS

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Palo Alto Chinese School is Accepting New Enrollment NOW for 2018

2019 school year starts on 8/17/2018

Palo Alto Chinese School has been serving the community in Chinese language instructions for 55 years, and is accepting new enrollment. Class meets every Friday 7-9 PM at JLS Middle School. There are two tracks. The Mandarin track is offered from Preschool to Grade 12, for students from heritage families. The Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) track is offered from intro, beginning, intermediate to advanced level for students with various exposure to Chinese language. Please join us for a school open house and classroom visit on 8/17  and 8/24. For more info, check http://www.paloaltochineseschool.org/ or email contact@paloaltochineseschool.org.