Don't Miss Out on the Fun!
Wed, Oct 16 12:09pm

There is so much FUN to be had this week! And hear is the info you'll need...


This month we welcome graphic novelist and illustrator Gene Luen Yang.

You'll probably hear from your kids that he gave an auditorium presentation.

If you are a nerd like my husband and I, all I have to say is, "Comic-Con 2019 in the house"!

We are offering his books for sale in support of his visit and our library. 

Order form attached - book sale extended through the end of this week! 

BUT, the FUN doesn't just end today... NO!

Please join Komodo Toys and the Laurel Merchants Association on Thursday, October 17th, 2019, beginning at 4:00 pm, as we host our Annual Laurel Trick or Treaters Event along MacArthur Blvd. Komodo Toys will happily donate 10% of their profits that night back to Redwood Heights Elementary School between 4:00-6:30 pm. So come and enjoy a frightfully fun night, grab one of over 300 costumes, accessories, decorations or sweet treats, and watch out for all the ghoulishly adorable goblins and ghosts floating around the Boulevard. Just remember to mention Redwood Heights to the cashier (flyer attached).

With our heartfelt thanks for all your support, and have a Spooktacular Halloween! 🎃

Lease Wong (Brianna’s Mom), Owner

Komodo Toys & Gifts

Where “Cool” is in EVERY Gift!

4004 MacArthur Blvd.

(510) 967-2766

Come on over to the PTA THIRDsdays Event for dinner and fun!

Dinner starts at 6pm. Suggested donation of $5.00/adult.

Come Celebrate the Reach New Heights RESULTS!

We'll hear from the Fundraising Committee on those FINAL results... Including a special surprise gift to our teachers! But, with celebration comes decisions. How do we spend the money WE raised? With the extra funds, the PTA needs to make revisions to OUR budget. Come and let us know how to spend the money YOU put into it!

Know your city, know your school, know your PTA budget! Our School Board Representative, Gary Yee, will be our guest speaker discussing the City-Wide Plan and taking questions.

Did you know we also have a couple teachers that come to these meetings as well? And they'll speak on their announcements. It's your chance to hear what they have to say.

Childcare will be provide... and their activitiy will be a SCAVENGER HUNT!

Now how can you not come and bring the kids?!?!

There is still time to RSVP HERE!

BUT, the FUN doesn't just end on Thursday... NO! 

We have...

Shop over 250 donations and support our school!

But, the fun is in the countdown to the bidding wars!

The adrenaline of pressing that bid button and trying to make sure you stay on top to win...

Can you tell I'm addicted? Try it! You'll enjoy it! Especially, when you win!
Look for an emailed link on Friday and don't forget your Tickets to the Live Auction (11/16)
Questions contact: 

Raffle ticket collections (Week 2 of 6) is this Friday morning.

Look for the volunteer with the yellow "Raffle" sign on the Aliso yard to turn in envelopes

and/or ask for more tickets to sell.

Your teacher can also collect envelopes.

You dropped off your tickets in the morning. Now reward yourself and your kid in the afternoon.

Popsicles (and Popcorn) again after school!

Don't forget your $2.00 to help the 4th graders 

make it to the Nature Bridge overnight trip in December!

BUT, the FUN doesn't just end on Friday... NO!

Come celebrate all that is wonderful in RHS!

It's the Dad's Club Annual Fall Carnival!

From 10am -3pm on the Aliso Yard!

Lots of fun games, booths, music & prizes are waiting for the kids to play and win.

4th grade has baked some goodies for the cake walk. Come support their cause!

How's your aim? Possibly catch your teacher in the dunk tank.

Disaster Preparedness/Crisis Response has their hand washing station that's always FUN. 

Yummy BBQ is also on-site, so no reason to cook lunch that day.

It's a great time to hang out with family and friends.

Forget the crowds at the Pumpkin Patch!

I promise you'll have more fun here!

And if you have teenagers that need community service hours, sign them up to work a booth!

Or if your child told you that they are too cool for you and want to just hang out with their buddies, volunteering is a great way to stick around and eavesdrop!

Many open spots available to volunteer for. Sign up HERE!

Hope to see you there.

The Dad's Club


BUT, the Fun doesn't stop there! Sure, you'll need a couple days to recover from the Carnival!

And then we have...

Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, October 22nd, 4-8 pm.

Bring friends and family for dinner with your fellow RHS families to the Chipotle on Lakeshore Blvd and Chipotle will donate 33% of all proceeds to Redwood Heights School! 

To make it super fun, get a group of classmates together and make a night of it getting to know the kids and parents in your class! Make sure to show the cashier your paper or digital flyer prior to paying. Flying flyer-free? No worries! Just mention the fundraiser to the cashier prior to paying. Flyers in English & Spanish are attached.

And this week, we like to highlight Ms. Chelsea Royalty! She has been the Artist-in-residence at RHS since 2018. Every student goes to the Art Studio for at least one hour per week, for 32 weeks. Studio lessons are integrated with classroom curricula and are grade, age, and ability appropriate. Lessons are carefully designed and modified to be inclusive of all students, including students with disabilities. For example, fourth grade students engage in a 2-month art and science exploration process where they learn about marine animals, creating 3-D dioramas and painting seascape murals.


On Sept 25th, Ms. Royalty enlisted the help of students and parents to make colorful butterflies out of watercolors dripped on coffee filters, that were then dried and fashioned into butterflies. Many of these butterflies are on display in the RHS lobby and hallways. The majority of the butterflies that were made in our studio were sent to the Destiny Art Center in Oakland in support of The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful project, which is an art and activism project led by youth in the Bay Area. The goal of the project is to collect and display 15,000 butterflies to create a visual representation that will raise awareness about the 15,000 immigrant children who have been and are currently in US detention, and to inspire our community to take action to end child detention permanently. More information can be found at:


Do you have a favorite dessert you love to make? Do people rave about your desserts? The Redwood Heights PTA needs your help! Like last year, we are looking for a few volunteers to prepare their favorite dessert to be part of a silent auction during the upcoming Harvest for Learning auction. The winners can decide what they want to do with the dessert they win: Share with their table after dinner? Share it with their child’s teacher(s)? Bring it home to their kids? Some possible suggestions for impressive desserts that will serve at least 10-12 people: your grandma’s famous apple pie, a plate of macaroons, tiramisu, ice cream sandwiches, a tray of frosted cupcakes…. Get creative and see if your dessert receives the highest bid! If you are interested in creating something or would like more information, please contact Emily Wilson ( or Eric Schneider ( Desserts will be on display and open for bidding at the start of the auction party so they will need to be prepared and delivered prior to 4:00pm on November 16th.


So many great auction parties have already been donated! Parties are generally hosted by parents or teachers. Target audiences might be just adults, kids-only, entire families, or you can take all comers. You pick the theme, the price, the maximum number of guests, etc., and work with our party coordinator to secure a date. 

Hosting a party is perhaps the easiest way to make a huge contribution because they generate the largest portion of total auction revenue. And they are great ways to connect with the awesome people that make up our RHS community. 

Contact Jen Schneider, Party Coordinator Extraordinaire, @ for more info! She'll also be at the Carnival on Saturday, with signup sheet and ready to answer your questions.


There are tons of tasks, large and small, that have to happen in order to pull this thing off. Some effort will be needed each week while a lot will be needed on November 16.

Join the “Auction--Harvest for Learning” committee on Konstella or email Darren Raveneau at . Trust me, we’ll find a way for you to help!