April Showers Brings Highlights
Wed, Apr 3 10:14pm
Redwood Heights Elementary

Thank you for attending our March PTA general meeting, where we sought your input on budget priorities for the next school year. Please review the Budget Presentation (the same one presented at the meeting), and then provide your input by taking the online survey. Please provide your responses by END OF DAY April 10. Once we collect your input, we will present a proposed budget at the April 18 Meeting, and vote on the final budget at the last meeting in May. If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Chun or Kim Foss. Thank you!  We will discuss allocations for our Art and Garden programs as well as much needed raises for our Group Specialists and Ms. Margaret.  Also, there is an ask to fund a Stip Sub now that next year's budget cuts have reduced the school's operating budget by over $30k.    Please come and listen to advocates for these positions and vote according to your priorities.

For reference, here's the first PTA meeting presentation outlining school and PTA funding.

Attached are letters written by RHS teachers supporting our group specialists that were read at the PTA meeting.

 

Regards,
Edmund Chun
Redwood Heights Elementary
PTA President
 
 
 
MARCH MADNESS is being extended a week! Our class won the popsicle party for last week's total donations, so thank you for your generosity! This week, the classroom with the most overall donations by Sunday, April 7th will win a $150 Claremont Hotel and Spa Gift Card for their hard-working teacher. The runner-up classroom will win a $50 Peet's Coffee Gift Card for their teacher. We are at about 81% of our goal, with the proceeds of this fundraising effort focused on a TECHNOLOGY REFRESH for the tools that our kids use every day. You can donate right here on Konstella or by sending a check payable to RHS PTA to the school (4401 39th Ave, Oakland CA 94619) or drop it off at the front office.
 
The following after school enrichment classes are at risk of cancellation if they don't get more students enrolled ASAP:
Basketball
Flag Football
Wizardry Island
 
And these classes would be happy to have more sign ups:
Craft Kitchen
Drama
 
Head to https://www.ousd.org/domain/5352 to sign up.  
 
Email lisa@lisarothman.com if you have any questions.
 
  • First Friday Coffee is this Friday, April 5 at drop-off on the Aliso yard!

 

  • The next PTA General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 6-7:30 pm (dinner served 6-6:30; meeting 6:30-7:30) Don't forget to look over the budget and send in the survey of how you'd like the funds to be spent for next year!

 

  • The Dad's Club Annual Golf Kart Rally will be held on Friday, April 19th - TO SIGN UP FOR A DAY OF FUN... or learn about ways to help... CLICK HERE!!

 

  • The annual Walkathon is happening on Saturday, April 27th! Pledge sheets have gone home. Let's the fun begin!

 

  • The RHS Open House will take place on Friday, May 10 at 6:30 pm. More details to follow.

 

  • The RHS Spring Band Concert will be on Wednesday, May 15. More details to come. 

 

  • The Science Alliance event was rescheduled due to the teacher strike to Monday, May 20th - sign up for a shift here