Your PTA Newsletter
Tue, Oct 16 1:15pm
Redwood Heights Elementary

Hello RHS Families,

Here is your PTA Newsletter! Your 2nd and final for the month of October. We have a couple important events happening tomorrow and Thursday. Please grab your midday work snack and take a look at all the information we have for the community. 

Have a great week!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!

 

The Student/Caregiver Reunification Procedure used by RHS during an emergency or crisis is a systematic process to assist the school in effectively and efficiently reuniting students and caregivers. The drill is an opportunity to pick up your child by practicing the systematic process. You will benefit from becoming familiar with the procedure during a drill rather than in the aftermath of an emergency. Picking your child up by using this process is voluntary on the day of the drill. This drill does not affect after school programs or plans. Mark your calendars and keep an eye out on the Konstella calendar to sign up and be a part of this very important emergency drill! Not only will we need caregivers to pick up their children through the process, we need parents to volunteer to help facilitate the drill. 

Our REUNIFICATION DRILL is

TOMORROW, Wed. Oct 17!

This will be to practice how children would be reunited with their guardians in the event of an earthquake or other emergency. If you're already planning on picking up your student(s) on Wednesday, please sign up to participate here: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/57b36bf5e4b0623aa035d9b3/signups/5b9e8df3e4b09ee491d114d1

Dear RHS Families,
 
We had a great turnout at our last meeting and hope to keep the momentum going!  We'll be talking about the upcoming Carnival and Auction, what to expect at your Parent-Teacher conference in November, and other upcoming events. 
Please note that dinner will be served at 5:45.  This extra time is need to accommodate the time necessary for the school's Parent Education Night.  Our topic:  How RHS implements Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.   Here's a quick primer on the program: 
This will be an interactive and small workgroup-focused program.  We will run through real-life scenarios that focus on staff support, data collection, practices supporting students, and outcomes.
 
Dinner and child care provided.   Please note that due to the combined meeting and PBIS program, we are starting the PTA meeting at 6:00 ending at 6:15.
 
Agenda:
5:45-6:15 -- Dinner (kids/teachers/staff eat free and $5 suggested donation for adults)
6:00-6:03 -- Welcome & approve meeting minutes
6:03-6:10 -- Carnival and Auction updates
6:10-6:15 -- What to expect at Parent-Teacher conferences
6:15-7:45 -- PBIS program

 

Questions?
Contact Edmund Chun, PTA President & parent of 4th and 2nd graders, via Konstella

 LET THE BIDDING BEGIN! The online Auction is now open. https://events.readysetauction.com/redwoodheightspta/h4la2018

There are over 200 exciting Bay Area items including:

  • Berkeley Bowl
  • Drake’s Beer
  • Exploratorium
  • Galileo Camp
  • Oliveto
  • Park Burger
  • Zachary's Pizza
  • and much more!

You may get a deal on things you’ve been wanting to try out or places you go to often.

Most importantly, you’ll be supporting our kids’ futures!

Please share this link with friends and family; their bidding can go a long way to helping us reach our fundraising goals and 100% of the proceeds go to fund vital RHS programs. Online auction is open until Oct. 27 and you can easily create an account to bid.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars and book your kid sitters for our Live Auction evening on Saturday Nov. 3rd at Mills College!

 

RAFFLE UPDATE: We're at $4500 so far, so Thank You to everyone who has turned in their ticket stubs and money.  The next collection date is Thursday, 10/18 (due to no school on 10/19). Look for Kala and the yellow Raffle sign at drop off, or turn in your tickets to your teacher. This week is also the deadline to receive your free Auction admission for every 4 books sold! 

 
ALSO, Final days to donate a party for the auction! Let's do this!

Thanks to all that have donated so far. Hosting parties is fun and can be easy too!

Some unclaimed ideas: Oscar night party, Superbowl party, Trivia night. For the kids - shrinky dinks, jewelry making, cookie decorating, to name a few. Go off-script, submit your idea today!
We've extended the deadline until THIS FRIDAY, October 19, but would love to have details sooner.

 

Is your wine cellar or bar filled to bursting? Every year we collect bottles of wine for the auction - Red or white, bubbly, or premium liquor bottles valued at $15 and up. Start collecting your unopened bottles of medium/high end wine/spirits/beer to bring to the morning drop off lane starting Monday Oct. 22nd – Friday Nov. 2nd. Questions? Contact Stacy Foster Martz @ sfoster@gmail.com

This is a reminder for our new session starting next week Slime Squad Island. We have 6 more spots open for our very exciting and fun island. 
 
Are you slime crazy? Do you love making squishy, squeezy stuff? Then Challenge Island® Slime Squad Island is the place for you! You and a tribeful of friends will dive into a new slime-filled world every day, from alien ooze to ghostly goo to monster muck to lava, too. No matter how you stretch it, Challenge Island® Slime Squad Island promises to be a STEAM-riffic adventure of a lifetime. 
 
 
Sign Up Now!! 
https://login.challenge-island.com/index.php?action=classdetail&record=5884
New session of AnimatED - GameOn starts next week at Redwood Heights. Give your student the opportunity to learn how to create simple to complex animation scripts using our custom-designed curriculum. Each student will be provided with a computer and a copy of the curriculum to work at his/her own pace.
 
Click here to register today!
 
For any questions please feel free to contact us at any time!

 

 

Kids Night Out last Friday was a huge success with over 125 RHS students enjoying the party!! They danced, face painted, played games, and watched a great movie throughout the night. Oh, and Oakland Police Department swung by to join the fun, and meet the kids. Kids got to hang out with the officers, even doing arts and crafts.

Dad's Club kicked in with some outdoor lights, so the kids could continue to play basketball and other games safely in the Aliso yard after dark. Also, thanks to the 20 or so volunteers, both parents, and older siblings who made this night possible.

We raised almost $4,000 for the upcoming 4th grade Naturebridge trip in December!

 

October 19th:

No School!

October 27th:

Dad's Club Fall Carnival

October 31st:

Halloween Parade

November 3rd:

Harvest for Learning Auction

November 12th & 13th:

Family Dine Out Fundraiser

November 12th:

No School!