The Catch : January 21, 2018
Sun, Jan 21 11:38pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

 

January 21, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 16

PTA Announcements

PTA General Association Meeting
For PTA Members || January 23rd, 7:00pm-8:00pm || School Library

Please join us for our January meeting! This and subsequent PTA meetings are for PTA members only.  Become a PTA Member to make a difference. Sign up and pay for membership on Konstella!

Youth Mental Health 101 Workshop on January 25th
Click here for details about an interactive workshop to explore some key concepts in our youth’s well-being, including anxiety, depression, and stress. It will also cover how these issues may present differently with youth and common causes, and ways adults in their lives can support them.  

Read-A-Thon is Here for ONE MORE WEEK! Let's Keep Going!!!
We started our annual Read-A-Thon on January 12th.  We hope your kids are still excited about reading, logging their minutes, and raising money! This is one of the biggest fundraising efforts to help support our school.  The money raised pays to keep classroom size low and pay for science teachers, reading specialist, art, music and much more.
Please help your kids strategize about calling family members to ask them to sponsor your kids in their fundraising efforts. If each family member sponsors your students with $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, it makes a HUGE difference!  Our school has a goal of $60,000 and we really hope we can make our goal this year! Typically, Redwood Shores is behind other schools in our district in donations and we hope we can change that this year. If you are planning to support our schools $100 per month, you can make the entire donation during Read-A-Thon. You can also check with your employers to see if they match your donation. 
To donate online go to: https://schoolforce.org/donate.

Wednesday is our second pie throw day!
Ask your kids about last Wednesday's pie throw excitement! Three students threw pies at our dedicated and fabulous teacher, Mr. Tashman, who volunteered! THANK YOU Mr. Tashman!!! You Da Best!!! 
To continue the fun we have another Pie Throw day on Wednesday at noon. Please remember to have your kids bring in their pledge forms to the library on Wednesday morning if they qualify to participate in one of the Pie Throw drawings. There are 2 ways students can enter the drawing:
1.) Matching Drawing:
 Minimum of $50 in matching funds by an employer gets students entered in the first pie throw. 3 names will be pulled. (Example: parent works for EA and sponsors student $150. EA matches 1-1 and pays another $150 to SchoolForce Reading Power. Contact your HR dept to ask about matching.)
2.) Pledge Drawing: Each $500 gets 3 raffle tickets. 10+ pledges gets 1 raffle ticket (minimum pledge of $5).  3 names are pulled from this bucket.
For more information, visit www.schoolforce.org/reading-power.
Questions? Contact Sandra Delrahim, Reading Power Chair. 

Book Exchanges on Tuesday and Thursday mornings!
Book Exchanges take place Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the Read-A-Thon. Families bring books they are done with and trade them in for different books brought by other families. There are two locations - outside the library and in the kindergarten snack area. Check out volunteer sign ups to help set up the exchange and reward stations!

RWSE Book Fair starts February 5th!
Click here for a flyer about the RWSE Book Fair coming up on February 5-9. The book fair would not be successful without the help of our amazing volunteers. Click here to sign up to help out during Book Fair week.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us through Konstella.
Marcy Lim, Glenda Gin, Elysia Miranda & Raquel Sarmiento-Cueva
2018 Book Fair Co-Chairs 
 
Community Announcements

SamTrans Bus Service Changes on Jan 21, 2018
SamTrans will merge 12 of its routes into six to simplify service, including 260/261 in Redwood Shores. Click here for more information on the route changes at this link.  

Rotary Lobster Fest is January 27th at Twin Pines!
In past years, our students and teachers have been RECIPIENTS of proceeds from this popular event!  Each year, Rotary Scholarships and Teacher Mini Grants programs begin with the success of this annual fundraiser. We'd LOVE to have a table or two of teachers and parents at the event. For additional information or to purchase tickets, click here from a mobile device, or click here from a computer

Ragazzi Boys Chorus Program
Music & Movement afterschool program for ages 5-7 starts January 29th, see flyer for details.

Student Enrichment Activity Flyers
For student enrichment opportunities, please refer to this link for activity flyers approved by the district.

Upcoming Events
  • Tue Jan 23 PTA Meeting, 7-8pm, Library
  • Wed Jan 24 Walk-n-Roll Wednesday
  • Thu Jan 25 Youth Mental Health Workshop, 7-8:30pm at Ralston Middle School
  • Sat Jan 27 Rotary Lobster Fest, 6pm, Twin Pines
  • Mon Feb 5 Book Fair Begins
  • Fri Feb 9 Book Fair Ends
  • Fri Mar 30 SchoolForce Annual Event, 7pm to midnight, Domenico Winery
Important Links
"The Catch" is published weekly by the Redwood Shores Elementary School PTA, 225 Shearwater Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065 and distributed to everyone registered in the school directory on Konstella. To submit information email editor@rwspta.org.