The Catch : February 11, 2018
Sun, Feb 11 9:10pm
Redwood Shores Elementary


February 11, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 19

Principal's Message

In case you missed it, click here to review the February 2018 Principal's Message.
Also, please review this important note about attendance.
To report an absence: Since we have had changes in staffing, if your child is absent or running late, you will want to:
1.  Email and the teacher, or
2.  Call 650-620-2765 and leave a message (direct to voicemail, 24 hours/day).
We hope these will be convenient for you, and we welcome your feedback. Thanks!
Annie Cahoon

PTA President's Message

Dear Parents,
Right on the heels of the Read-a-Thon, we had the Book Fair this past week. We hope you enjoyed shopping in the Monster Book Store, and your kids continued their excitement for reading. Special thanks to the 2018 Book Fair Committee Glenda Gin, Elysia Miranda, Marcy Lim, and Raquel Sarmiento for the monstrous effort it took to organize this super fun event for kids, adults and teachers (while also earning money for library books)!  
We have one more week until the Nominating Committee needs to submit names for a new PTA Board. There is still time if you are interested in being on the PTA Board, to learn more and/or submit your name, please contact anyone on the Nominating Committee (listed below).  If you are interested to learn more about specific positions, feel free to contact the current Executive Board (listed below). The nominating committee is deep in search of the next group of amazing parent volunteers to ensure programs continue to be supported for our kids next year. We hope you will consider joining the team.
I hope everyone has a heartwarming Valentine’s Day Wednesday, an enjoyable Mid-Winter Break next week (Feb 19th-23rd), followed directly by 5th Graders going to Outdoor Ed (Feb 26th-Mar 2nd)! Go Seals!
Sandy Nelson, PTA President

PTA Announcements

PTA Board Nominating Committee
If you are interested in any of the PTA Executive Board roles, contact anyone on this committee: Meichiel Weiss, Bobby Hernandez, Dennis Manalo, Maelle Olivola

PTA Executive Board 2017-2018
Please feel free to connect with the Board Members on this list to learn more
Sandy Nelson - President
Monica Brillantes - Executive Vice President
Juliette Russell - VP Fundraising
Jessica Mattioli - VP Events
Karen Melzer - Treasurer
Laura Tan - Secretary
Sucharita Puli - Historian
Kimberly Levit - Parliamentarian
Christy Meier - Auditor
John Peacock - SF Chair
We hope you will consider the tremendous impact you can make as a Board Member next year. 

PTA General Association Meeting
Our next meeting will be on Friday morning, March 23rd, at 8:45am (come for breakfast, vote for the next PTA Board, discuss LCAP strategy and more)!  PTA meetings are for PTA members only. Become a PTA Member today to make a difference. You can sign up and pay for membership on Konstella!

Community Message

Wee Care Donation Drive
The Samaritan House needs our help to collect Baby Items (diapers, baby wipes, diaper cream, baby food, baby formula).  Bring all donations to the bin in the office no later than Tuesday, March 6th. Thank you so much for your support.

Upcoming Events
  • Mon Feb 19 - Fri Feb 23 Mid-Winter Break: No School
  • Wed Feb 28 Walk-n-Roll Wednesday
  • Tue Mar 6 Wee Care Donation Drive Ends
  • Thu Mar 8 BRSSD Board Meeting, 6:15-9:45pm
  • Fri Mar 23 PTA Meeting, 8:45am
  • Fri April 20 SchoolForce Annual Event (Note Date Change!)
Important Links
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