The Catch : October 1, 2018
Mon, Oct 1 12:29am
Redwood Shores Elementary


October 1, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 8

Principal's Message

Please click here or see attached for the latest message from Principal Amsler about our awesome staff, school events, and safety reminders.

PTA Announcements 

The Walk-a-Thon Committee invites you to celebrate with us this week!
Thursday, October, 4th join us for our Pre Walk-a-Thon Event during drop off time near the blacktop. We’ll have free coffee for parents, light snacks and water bottles for students to start getting hydrated for our event on Sunday.  If you haven’t signed up yet, need more information or just want to say hi, stop by and chat with us.
Sunday, October 7th from 12pm-3:30pm join us to support our walkers during the school's Annual Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser. It will be a fun and festive event with music, delicious foods and carnival games.  We’ll have prizes for the classes with most participation  (Currently Ms. I's class)!  
For the Winning Class:  T/K-2nd: Pajama Day + Stuffy,  3rd-5th: Extra Recess
Overall Winning Class:  Movie + Popcorn in the MPR
Follow the links to REGISTER for the Walk-a-Thon and/or to VOLUNTEER.  
We need your help and participation to make this event a success for our kids.
Jen, Fabia, Vijay, Shamica, Paris and Maelle
Check For Lost & Found Items Before They Get Donated
Our lost and found is overflowing with items -- mostly sweatshirts. Parents and kids, please come look through it on Monday 10/1 and Tuesday 10/2 because at the end of Tuesday, all items will be bagged and donated. This happens at the end of every month to clear out the bins. Weekly volunteers do look for identifying information on items and attempt to return them to appropriate classrooms, so please do your best to label items sent to school and we'll do our best to help return what we can. If you have questions, contact Erin Metzler
Save the Music Festival
Sunday, October 14th at 11am-5:30pm at Twin Pines Park in Belmont
SchoolForce is planning a FANTASTIC event with fun for the whole family and of course, it also generates funds for our schools. If you'd like free entry, you can sign up for a volunteer shift! 
Kid Power Workshop
Thursday, October 18th at 6:30-8:30pm at Redwood Shores Elementary
Safe Routes to School is bringing an incredible, free
to participants, Kid Power Workshop to our school in October. See flyer here. Parents, educators, and other adult leaders: learn skills to keep kids safe with people including strangers, peers, and others on their way to school and back home again!  Come prepared to participate and learn skills you can teach to your child(ren).  Please sign up on Konstella so we know how many people to expect. This workshop is for adults only, so book your babysitter now!  If you have questions, please contact Shannon S. Moon. Click here for more information about Kid Power.  

2018-2019 Yearbook -- Order Today!
Order your yearbook today and still receive an early bird price! If you purchase in advance you will receive a 10% off discount for the month of October. 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 your custom pages by April 30, 2019. You can choose the soft or hard cover, and if you want more custom pages, you have the option to add more. Purchase at using our school's passcode 101282597210657

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Wong.

Enrichment Club Information
Click here for details about Enrichment Clubs and sign-ups.  

Community Messages

RSCA Hosts City Council Candidate Event
Your Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) is hosting the city council candidates for Redwood City this week on Thursday, October 4th at Sandpiper. Click here for details.

Supplies Requested for Girl Scout Project!
RWSE 3rd grade brownie troop  #62831 is doing a take action project to complete their Brownie Quest.  They will be collecting donations of the following items to create pet enrichment projects for Pets in Need in RWC.  Requested items include: 
empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls, pint-size clear plastic containers, bell or other small and noisy cat toyscardboard/cardboard boxes, wrapping paper (scraps are ok).
We will be collecting these supplies until Friday 10/12. If you have supplies you would like to donate please contact Jennifer Hom and we can arrange a pick up or drop off. I hope to have a box in the office to drop off supplies soon. 

Donations for Samaritan House
Project Wee Care is a school-based program that helps children build empathy by donating to needy children in their community. Schools participate in four drives each school year, collecting essentials that are distributed to Samaritan House families in our programs. Every item a family receives helps save money that can be used to keep them housed.  Please click here for program details! A bin is available in the office for donations.

Upcoming Events
  • Tue Oct 2: Lost & Found Items Will Be Donated
  • Wed Oct 3, 4 R's School Assembly 
  • Thu Oct 4, 8-8:30am: Pre Walk-a-Thon Event with Coffee on the blacktop
  • Sun Oct 7, 12-3:30pm: Walk-a-Thon at Redwood Shores Elementary School
  • Mon Oct 8, No School, Professional Development Day
  • Tue Oct 9, 7:45-8:10am, RWSE Running Club kick-off
  • Thu Oct 11, 6:15-9:45pm: BRSSD Board Meeting at 2960 Hallmark Drive
  • Sun Oct 14, 11am-5pm: Save the Music Festival at Twin Pines Park
  • Oct 15-19: Whole Child Wellness Week
  • Wed Oct 17: Walk-N-Roll Wednesday
  • Thu Oct 18, 6:30-8:30pm: Kid Power Workshop at RWSE
  • Fri Oct 19, 8:30-10am: PTA Meeting
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