January PTA Newsletter
Fri, Jan 29 9:58pm


Meyerholz Elementary PTA Newsletter

Getting To Know

Ann Nagamatsu
 Special Programs Coordinator 

I am the Special Programs Coordinator and English Instructional Assistant for CLIP, grades 4 and 5. This is my sixth year at Meyerholz. As part of my Special Programs Coordinator responsibilities, I help coordinate parent volunteers, school-wide assemblies, Kindness Week, Meyerholz Safety Patrol, City of San Jose Walk n' Roll Program, instructional materials for teachers and students and state testing preparation. As an English Instructional Assistant, I work with students in reading, writing and math.

I enjoy working with the students the most, not just as an Instructional Assistant, but in other areas, such as Safety Patrol and assisting students who come into the office. I also am lucky to work with dedicated parent volunteers, a supportive office staff and administration, and kind, caring and hard-working teachers.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking, crafting, working to my garden, watching the Golden State Warriors and spending time with my family.



Did You Know?

• PTA funds allow us to have art and music at Meyerholz, providing us with Mrs Young our Art Teacher and Ms. Brennah our Music Teacher

• PTA funds technology, including the Chromebooks requested by Students during Distance Learning

Learn more PTA Facts here


Meyerholz Community Poll

Get to know your Meyerholz Community. If you could have one superpower, which one would you choose? Take our poll here!


Meyerholz Talent Show Winners

We had many great submissions for our first ever Virtual Talent Show! View the winners here!



Ugly Sweater Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following Ugly Sweater Contest Winners!

Group: Chanel Room 18
Individual: Naomi Room 27
Pet: Iakov Room 11
Spirit Award: Jonathan Room 25




Reflections Winners

Congratulations to all Reflections winners and a big congrats to Shreyansh Jain who will be advancing to state level for his dance choreography and literature submissions! View all the winners here!




Kinder Family Movie Night

PTA is hosting a special streaming of the movie Polar Express, rated G, for our Meyerholz kindergarteners on February 12, 6:30 pm. Movie night goodies will be included in your material bag. Join the 10 minute kickoff meeting at meet.google.com/ppd-jdsk-rga




Fundraiser Update

Due to generous donations, we raised $55,000 and hit 73% of our target of $75,000. The money that the PTA raises funds programs including art and music teachers, library books, librarian, Chromebooks and iPads for distance learning, teacher grants, classroom supplies and teacher development. 100% of the funds that PTA raises pays for programs directly impacting ALL students and teachers at Meyerholz. Although we didn't hit our fundraising goal, relative to other schools in the District our PTA contribution rate is high. Thank you Meyerholz community for your generosity. If you have not yet donated, it’s never too late. The recommended amount is $150 per student at our Donations page, and remember to request for Corporate Matching. Visit our Fundraising page to find out how and what the Meyerholz Elementary PTA funds.




Free Parent Webinars

District 6 PTA is hosting a free speaker series with topics including: Navigating School During Uncertain Times, Optimizing Family and Emotional Health in the Time of COVID-19, and Improving Family Life While Working at Home. For more information and to reserve your seat, visit www.capta6.org




Yes for CUSD

For many years, CUSD has been poorly funded. State funding and local taxes have not been sufficient to prevent the district from making cuts to positions and school sites in order to balance the budget. CUSD has reached the point where future cuts might include closing school sites, cutting student programs, and increasing class sizes. Please support the CUSD parcel tax measure in the May 2021 ballot to retain our high-quality teachers and staff, ensure fiscal solvency, keep schools open, and provide programs to support our students. For more information, visit www.YesForCUSD.org



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