It's time to celebrate the new school year with the 2nd Annual Community Kick-Off & Welcome Event tomorrow, SATURDAY, August 11th from 10am - 2pm!
There will be plenty of fun to be had to make the transition easier and get families together in celebration of the end of summer!
The Dad's Club will be holding their annual "BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ" on the Redwood Heights school yard.... Come and enjoy yummy BBQ food and refreshments starting at 11am!
The PTA is sponsoring a FAMILY ENGAGEMENT INFO BOOTH. Learn about ways you can help our community through possible volunteer opportunities. Join the Auction committee or any others that interest you. Talk about the PTA membership. Sign up to be a Room Parent... Or just come by and say hello!
Show your RHS pride and buy some swag while supplies last...
If you missed the Mandatory REGISTRATION on Wednesday, you come by to register and get your child(ren)'s teacher assignment(s).
There will also be a mobile FINGERPRINTING service for $36.00. If you ever want to drive on a field trip you need to be fingerprinted. This is a convenient opportunity to do so. - Ms. Margaret
Welcome to your Redwood Heights PTA. We are so excited about continuing the fabulous programs, events, and activities that have been a part of the RHS experience. These include a renewed commitment to our wonderful Art Program, Garden Program, Library, Office Support, and Academic Specialists who work with our teachers to provide focused and personalized instruction as well as patrol the yard during recesses.
We ended last year with three key objectives that we have embraced as our plan to kick off this PTA year.
1. Actively engage families whether it be via the new RHS Buddy Family program, casual conversations on the Aliso yard, or the various events throughout the year.
2. Forge strong collaborative partnerships with the Dad’s Club, School Site Council, RHS administration, and Redwood Heights Neighborhood Association for all school events.
3. Fundraising to sponsor staff, tools, and programs to ensure every child receives the academic and social/emotional support she or he needs.
As the PTA, we invite you to join us to think about ways we can support this school-wide initiative. If you are connected and active in the school community, “Thank You,” and please know how much we appreciate and value your contributions. If you have not found a way to become more connected but would like to, we welcome you to chat with us via Konstella, at Back to School Night, First Friday coffees, PTA meetings, or on the Aliso yard. Of utmost importance is the need for our membership to reflect the entire RHS community. We invite new families of various backgrounds and fresh perspectives. Together we can make our school a great place where every student thrives! We look forward to seeing you at our First Monday School Welcome at 8:50 Sept 13 where we'll provide bagels and coffee. We'd also love for you to join us at our first PTA general meeting Thursday, Sept 20. Dinner (kids eat free and we ask adults for a $5 donation) is from 6:00-6:30PM. Meeting to learn more about what we're about and why we do what we do is from 6:30-7:30PM. Childcare provided.
Edmund Chun, PTA President 2018-19
The PTA Board is seeking members for 3 positions!
The Secretary is a person/people who take minutes during each board and general meeting. These minutes are vital as they provide a transcript of exactly what was decided and what action items need to be met and by whom. Typically, we have a group of at least 2 people to juggle the duty. The more people who sign up for this, the less meetings each needs to attend. We have a template from past Secretaries to use.
The Disaster Preparedness Chair will lead a team of subject matter experts in the field who are active in the RHS parent/caregiver community. As a result, this role does not require any content knowledge. This just requires a project manager type who can keep set an agenda and keep team members on task and on time.
The Parliamentarian is a stickler for the rules. This person is responsible for reviewing and updating our PTA bylaws to ensure the Board and its crazy president does not go rogue.
The schedule is now available at the Redwood Heights Website. Click on Extended Day for the more information. If you need financial aid, the deadline to apply is August 17th. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the Enrichment Coordinator via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you are available to work the drop off lane the 1st two weeks of school, it is open to all. After that, we will assign each grade level to the weekly rotation. Please sign up on Konstella.
Room Parents needed! If you'd like to serve as a liaison between your student's teacher and other families in the class, please look for the Room Parent sign-up on Saturday or Monday. For more information you may contact the RP Coordinator via email @ email@example.com.Please also save the date for a one-time in-person RP orientation on the evening of Tuesday, August 21st. More details to follow!
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.
Doing any last minute shopping to get ready for school?
Amazon.com: use the link located on our home page of our school website.
Box Tops: Click those box tops from your grocery items. Did you know that you can download the Box Tops App to your phone for additional rewards for our school? Give it a try! Drop off what you have clipped and save to the collection box at the Front Office.
For an extensive list of all the business that give back to RHS, please see the flyer attached.
Monday, August 13th, Join the PTA & Dad's Club at the 1st Day of School Coffee at 8:40am in the Cafetorium!
1st Week of School is early dismissal days:
1st & 2nd grade 1:20pm
3rd-5th grades 1:30 pm
Have a great academic year!