The Catch : January 28, 2018
Mon, Jan 29 8:13am
Redwood Shores Elementary


January 28, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 17

PTA President's Message

Dear Parents,

We are one month into 2018! The holidays seem like such a distant memory already since we’ve already had a very successful Read-a-Thon.  Special thanks to Sandra Delrahim for the tremendous effort it took to organize our favorite event as it got the kids reading!  Even though the reading part is over, please don’t forget to collect those pledges!

As we head into February, the PTA Board is starting to think about next year. If you are interested in being on the PTA Board to make a difference at a school wide level, 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 Members (more info below).  The nominating committee has begun the search for the next group of amazing parent volunteers to ensure programs continue to be supported for our kids next year.  We hope you will considering joining the team. Go Seals!

Sandy Nelson, PTA President

PTA Announcements

Lunch Duty Supervision Needed
Please consider helping supervise children at lunch recess. We especially need someone for this Tuesday, January 30th! It’s a great way to see your child and his or her friends and also help out the school so please consider spending your lunch break at Redwood Shores Elementary! Click here to sign up for an available shift.

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 about their role.  We hope you will consider the tremendous impact you can make as a Board Member next year.

Read-A-Thon packets are due by Friday, February 2nd!
Congratulations to all students dedicated to reading, and collecting donations. Many thanks to the parents and students who brought books and helped with successful Book Exchanges these past two weeks as well! Please turn in your Read-A-Thon packets (including reading logs, pledge forms, and donations) to your teacher this week. Questions? See reminder from Reading Power Chair, Sandra Delrahim. 

RWSE Book Fair starts Monday, February 5th!
The RWSE Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids love to read right into our school. There will be Frightfully Good Reads that are affordable and at every reading level.  See flyer about the RWSE Book Fair 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 the 2018 Book Fair Co-Chairs: Marcy Lim, Glenda Gin, Elysia Miranda & Raquel Sarmiento-Cueva

PTA Sponsored Parent Education Night
Reducing Anxiety While Helping Your Child Reach Their Full Potential
Monday, February 5th, 7-9pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at Ralston Middle School.
Click here to register. 

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!

Parcel Tax Campaign Committee
The state of funding for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District has been discussed during various PTA meetings. The school board is considering a parcel tax measure for the June ballot, and will be voting on March 8th. However, there are dedicated folks currently in the process of forming a committee of interested volunteers for the campaign in order to advocate for passage of the ballot measure. The committee co-chairs are April Northrup and Sapna Dixit. They have been actively recruiting but are still looking for volunteers to fill the roles listed below (see descriptions). If you are interested in becoming involved, please reach out to the co-chairs at the email linked to their names. It’s so important we get this passed as we are in dire need of funds, and having the broader community help parents is essential. Available volunteer roles include: Site Lead for Cipriani, Sandpiper, or Ralston, Volunteer Coordinator, Endorsement Chair, Phone Bank Chair, Precinct Walk Chair, Data Entry Chair. 

Enrichment Clubs Planning Group
Calling all parents who have great ideas for how to structure and run enrichment clubs for next year. We pioneered Enrichment Programs this year, and it’s been extremely successful with lots of interested students. There were some bumps along the road and in order to avoid those next year, I’d like to meet with a few parents to discuss parameters and how to better serve our kids. If you are interested, please contact Sandy.

YEARBOOKS: It's not too late to order and it's time to start designing!
It's hard to believe it is February already! Which means we are 3 months away from the custom page deadline for our yearbooks. Many of the photos you have taken throughout the year can be featured in the yearbook pages, so please remember to upload those great shots into TreeRing, under the appropriate event or classroom folder. Take advantage of the upcoming break to do some uploading and to design your pages!
Haven't had a chance to order one?  It is not too late... go to and use passcode 101282597210657. You will have until the end of April to create your custom pages.  For questions, please contact Christine Wong.

Upcoming Events
  • Mon Feb 5 Book Fair Begins
  • Mon Feb 5 Parent Education, 7pm, Ralston MUR 
  • Fri Feb 9 Book Fair Ends
  • Mon Feb 19 - Fri Feb 23 Mid-Winter Break: No School
  • Wed Feb 28 Walk-n-Roll Wednesday
  • Thu Mar 8 BRSSD Board Meeting, 6:15-9:45pm
  • Fri Mar 23 PTA Meeting, 8:45am
  • 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