Redwood Highlights
Thu, Aug 30 11:56am
Redwood Heights Elementary

Hello RHS Community,

We hope that your families have adjusted to the new school year! We are now in full speed into September with some Highlights!

 

The goal of the Reach New Heights Giving Campaign is to raise $50,000 through one-time and recurring donations. We aim for 100% participation from all RHS families. 

CLASSROOM CHALLENGES started this week, and run for 3 weeks:

August 27th until September 14th

  • PRIZES will be awarded to two new classrooms each Friday of the 3 Challenge weeks:
  • Classrooms with the highest total amount donated each week win a $200 Target gift card for their teacher to use for supplies and books for the classroom!
  • Classrooms with the highest percentage of participating familieseach week win a Popsicle Party!

We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE  recurring monthly donations. Every family that establishes a recurring 10+ month donation will receive an RHS car magnet with our new Sammy the Squirrel logo (see image below)

Suggested donations range from $15-$250 per month, based on your family's ability to give. 

You may use 0.5% to 1% of your annual household income as a rough guide. For example, 

$50,000/yr = $250 one time donation = $20 per month (12 months)

$200,000/yr = $1000 one time donation = $80 per month (12 months)

 

For the Classroom Challenges calculations, all recurring donations will be entered as the total donation for the year.

Donations are tax deductible and qualify for your employer's Matching Program.

 

Please spread the word to your family and friends by sending them the Public URL link: https://www.konstella.com/open/donations/5b7be933e4b05b234e8bc837

Any amount they donate will go towards winning the Classroom Challenge for your child!

 

WHY DONATE?

RHS PTA spends more than $600 per child each year to support learning and inspire creativity in our students. To meet this commitment and grow our programs for next year, the PTA needs YOU to help us meet our $230,000 fundraising goal for the year.

 

​A couple of the many ways to get to school on time:

Jordan Park to RHS Walking School Bus

Walking school bus departs between 8:10-8:15 from Jordan Park

Walk up Bennett Place

Right on Guido

Cut thru the cul de sac & take a left onto Redwood Road

Right onto Monterey at the cross walk (traffic light)

Left onto Atlas Ave

Right onto Young Ave

Enter school from back side gate.

If you are interested in joining, show up at 8:10am at Jordan Park, or look for Elsie along the route and jump in!  

 

 

WHAT YOU  SHOULD DO:

-Enter the drop off lane at the corner of Aliso and 39th.

-Please wait for the volunteers to signal if you should pull up or have your child exit the vehicle through the passenger side.

-Make sure your children are ready to get out of the car with their backpack, lunch, and any additional items in hand.

-Be kind and courteous to the volunteers when they ask you to follow the drop off lane rules. The volunteers want to make sure that you are stress free through the lane, and that our children our safe during the process.

PLEASE  DO NOT:

-Park to assist your child.

-Do not make a U-turn or 3 point turn anywhere on 39th.

-Do not drop children off at the end of the line. 

-Do not let children out at the opposite side of the road.

 

Want To Help with the Drop off Lane?

You do not need to be fingerprinted or a registered volunteer to help with drop off lane. And your children can help, too!

Drop off lane duty schedule:

Week of Sept 4th: 4th Grade Parents

Week of Sept 10th: 4th Grade Parents

Week of Sept 17th: 3rd Grade Parents

Week of Sept 24th: 2nd Grade Parents

Week of Oct 1st: 1st Grade Parents

Week of Oct 8th: Kinder Parents

Becoming a member of the RHS PTA is easier than ever! You can now signup and pay your annual membership dues online from the comfort of your own computer or smartphone. Simply click this link to sign up: https://jointotem.com/ca/oakland/redwood-heights-elementary-pta/join/register. No more filling out a form, gathering your cash or writing a check and then making sure you turn everything in to the right person. Save paper and time while taking a simple yet effective step in making RHS a better place for our kids to learn, grow and thrive.  Being a member of the PTA is a great way to not only support and guide your child's education, but to also help build the school community of guardians, parents and volunteers. You'll also have access to discounts from partners like Hertz, Quicken Loans and MetLife. So what are you waiting for? Join the RHS PTA now by clicking here: https://jointotem.com/ca/oakland/redwood-heights-elementary-pta/join/register. Have questions or want to join the old-fashioned way? Contact Tarita Whittingham, PTA Membership Co-Chair at taritaTW@gmail.com

 

Selecting your child's classroom!
 
Logon to Konstella and go to the pull down menu next to your name.  Click on "Your Children" and you'll see the info in the above screenshot.
 
Once you have a child selected, click on "Change Classroom".  
 
A list of all of the classrooms with teachers appears, click on the teacher's room that you child was assigned at registration.
 
Click on "Select".
 
Click on "Save".
 
You are done!  Once room parents are identified, you'll receive notices specific to your classroom. You can also use this group to ask questions related to the specific classroom.
 

Tomorrow is the last day for school photos. Did you sign up for buddy or sibling photos? 

No School on Monday, September 3rd!

September 4th is the 1st Monthly Dad's Club meeting. For more information, please join the Konstella Committee for more information. 

September 7th is First Friday Coffee! Bring your mug and enjoy a cup of coffee and/or pastries with other RHS parents and guardians.