The Catch : November 12, 2017
Sun, Nov 12 9:05pm
Redwood Shores Elementary
November 12, 2017  Volume 9, Issue 8

PTA President's Message

Dear Parents,
The PTA Fundraising season has come to a close, and I am so grateful for the community we have here.  We raised 104% of goal combined between our two fundraisers.  With that, we are able to support all the programs from last year as well as new programs for this year including before and after school enrichment clubs and teacher professional development.  In addition, we are ordering lots of books for the library plus some furniture for the library better suited for children of all sizes and needs.  Our current furniture does not allow flexible use of the library by all.  Look for more improvements to come as we continue through the school year.  Thank you to all who donated money and time!  We will continue to have PTA events throughout the year, but we now shift monetary support to SchoolForce.  Please get informed to understand how important it is to support SchoolForce.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Multicultural Night on Friday.  I can’t wait to see all the wonderful performances and sample the diverse food that’s such an important part of all cultures, so please consider bringing in something yummy! 
Go Seals!
Sandy NelsonPTA President

PTA Announcements

PTA Membership
Become a PTA Member today to make a difference.  You can now sign up and pay for membership on Konstella, just click on “Redwood Shores Elementary” on the left column, “more” at the top center of the page, “sales” from the drop down and “‘purchase” under PTA membership!

Volunteers Needed
Are your children enjoying Enrichment Clubs?  Are you organized and would you like to see more?  This year we are in need of an Enrichment Club Co-Chair to help make sure these clubs run smoothly and plan for next year.  Contact Sandy if interested, or sign up on Konstella.  

There are more volunteer opportunities available. Please take a look on Konstella under committees and sign up or contact the PTA Board Liaison of the committees if you are the right person for the job.

We are also starting to look for committee chairs for next year, so email me if you’re interested in carrying on our traditions in your own way by leading a committee! We need you!  

Multicultural Night is Friday, November 17th
Multicultural Night is a chance to be unified by pride in our children and celebrate the extraordinary diversity of our RSES community.  The night will feature several performances from various highlighted regions around the world.  

We invite children in the school, in any grade, to participate on a first-come, first-serve basis in a song performance.  For more information and sign-ups, please click here.

PTA Reflections Art Program 2017-2018
Calling all artists!  The National PTA Reflections Program encourages all children to unleash their creative talents, experience the fun and joy of making great art based on this year’s theme "Within Reach".  Click here for rules and details.  If you have additional questions, contact Reflections Art Chair Roxana Craciun. Submissions are due by December 1st. 

Don’t Forget to Order Your Yearbook!

Our yearbook team has been busy taking pictures of our students making special memories at our recent school events like student assemblies, Halloween and the Walk-a-Thon. Don't forget to order your yearbook filled with these memories! TreeRing is offering one last discount at 5% off the regular price of $20.39 for the month of November, including two FREE customizable pages. If you purchase now, you still have until the end of April to design your student's custom pages.

To order, go to www.treering.com and enter our school code #101282597210657. You can choose the standard soft cover or hard cover for an additional fee.  Any questions, contact Christine Wong.

Community Announcements

SchoolForce Annual Giving Kicks Off November 14th
SchoolForce, your district's educational foundation, is more important than ever, providing BRSSD a supplemental fund to carry forward library staffing, music specialists, science specialists and reading specialists!  On Tuesday November 14th, SchoolForce will kick off the annual giving campaign with some fun and silly mustaches for our teachers, staff and your children!

Here's what we "mustache" ("must ask") of you:
• Make your annual donation of $1500 per student in November and be entered to win TWO FREE AUCTION TICKETS! (Annual donation includes all sources of giving, including corporate match, and may be spread across monthly payments.)
• Contact your SchoolForce school chairperson to get involved and volunteer!
• Remember SchoolForce on Giving Tuesday, November 28th.

Show Your Cards on November 18th!

On Saturday, November 18th our local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), working with Redwood City Fire Department, will again be conducting a home-to-home survey looking for the GREEN/OK disaster signal cards (provided in RSCA's November PILOT).  The GREEN/OK card should be displayed where it can be easily seen from the street.  For details see rsca.org.

Upcoming Events
  • Tue Nov 14 "We Mustache You" SchoolForce Campaign Kicks Off
  • Tue Nov 14 - Tue Nov 21 Minimum Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Fri Nov 17 Multicultural Night, 6:30pm
  • Tue Nov 28 PTA Meeting, 7-8pm, Library
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.