|October 1, 2017 Volume 9, Issue 2
|PTA President's Message|
Dear Parents of Redwood Shores Elementary School Students,
I hope you all had a great first full month of school, and the students have settled into their routines! We had an eventful September, starting with a successful first fundraising event for PTA, Write-a-Check, raising ~$70K–100% of goal for this event. Thank you to EVERYONE for your generous support. We look forward to the Walk-a-Thon in October with a fundraising goal of $24K to round out the fundraising activities for PTA for the year. Since the school began seven years ago, we have grown from 275 students to its current capacity of 550 students. In prior years, PTA has been managing growth while this year we are fortunate to be able to start focusing on providing programs and opportunities that more mature schools within the district have been able to provide including enrichment programs and teacher professional development. The increase in ask this year gets us to an average for the district, which enables us to support these wonderful programs.
I am super thankful to those parents who help plan events as it takes much effort and time. Without them, our wonderful community would not have the opportunity to come together. Thank you so much to Jihan Bayyari for planning Bike Night where many families came to bike around campus and get their bikes fixed up by the bike mechanics. Also, thank you to Anna Slavitt for organizing the school’s first Walk-n-Roll Wednesday. We’re looking forward to future events! I also want to extend a special thank you to Kostub Deshmukh for starting the Math Olympiad Club, our first enrichment program to get off the ground. The club is full with a lengthy wait list!
In addition to fun and community, we had a few sessions of more business related activities. I hope those who came to the coffee chats with the Principal and the first PTA General Association Meeting found them useful, informative and encouraging. At the coffee chats, we learned much about what’s important to you and answered some of your questions. Please feel free to let me know what you thought and if future coffee chats would be helpful.
Below, you will find important PTA information. Happy October! I can’t believe it’s October already!
Enrichment Programs (We have 1 off the ground!)
If you notice your friend’s child or your child’s classmate is not on Konstella, please show them how great this new tool is, and urge them to sign up at www.Konstella.com.
Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school. Look for the Box Tops on products, check the expiration dates, clip them along the perforated lines and send them to school with your children. There's a collection bag in all the classrooms. For a list of participating products, please go to www.boxtops4education.com. The contest ends on Halloween (October 31).
The Walk-a-Thon is Coming
Look for event and registration details coming home this week in Friday folders!
This Wednesday is International Walk to School Day
Spirit Wear Store Now Open
Donations for Hurricane Victims
2017-2018 Yearbook Orders
Our RSES Yearbook comes with two free customizable pages for you to personally create memory pages just for your student! Take photos throughout the year, then upload and design custom pages by the end of April. You can choose a standard soft cover or hard cover, and if you need more custom pages, you have the option to add.
|Calling all Kindergarten Girls!
Is your daughter looking for an opportunity to join one of the most AWESOME, girl empowering organizations out there? If she is, send an email because our Girl Scout Troop is forming NOW–and it's being led by a "veteran" Girl Scout Leader: Shannon Moon. “This is my second troop and I'm super excited to work with these incredible girls.” Don't miss out–our first meeting is Wednesday, October 4th!
"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.
Sun, Oct 1 8:39pm
Redwood Shores Elementary