The Catch : October 15, 2018
Sun, Oct 14 11:29pm
Redwood Shores Elementary


October 15, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 10

Principal's Message
In Case You Missed It -- Please review last week's message from Principal Amsler and click here to sign up as a volunteer for our School Site Council and English Language Learner Advisory Committee.

PTA Announcements 

Whole Child Wellness Week 2018  |  "Students For Others"
It’s simple: a person can take care of themselves by taking care of others. Helping a friend nearby or giving assistance to those in need far away are just two ways anyone can be satisfied knowing a positive impact has been made.
This year RWSE leverages Whole Child Wellness Week with the district’s focus on fostering responsible global citizenship by encouraging activities to appreciate diversity in our community, and exploring connections outside of the classroom.

Monday, October 15th  |  BUDDY UP FOR HEALTHParent volunteer Anna Slavitt leads a morning exercise that requires two people. Get ready to share talents. CANNED FOOD DRIVE for LifeMoves -- Bring in a canned food for families in need. Teachers will collect cans in the morning and a receptacle will be available in the front office to accept donations throughout the week.

Tuesday, October 16  |  SHOW YOUR BUDDY SOME APPRECIATION - Write or draw a thanks card to their buddy expressing what their friendship means.

Wednesday, October 17  |  MANY SCHOOL COLORS, ONE SCHOOL - Show unity in school pride by wearing spirit wear or school colors!  WALK-N-ROLL WEDNESDAYAsk a friend or a group of students to join while heading off to school on foot, bike or scooter.  

Thursday, October 18  |  SHARE THOUGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES - For Grades TK to 3, bring a book to share in class.  For Grades 4 and 5, do a book report of their selection. These ideas will be gathered in a folder to be left in the library for fellow students to use as a reference for recommendations.  
SILICON VALLEY BIKE COALITION PRESENTATIONS - Kinder presentations will focus on pedestrian safety with some in class practice and will be 20 minutes. 2nd grade presentations are 40 minutes covering pedestrian safety with an introduction to bike safety including instruction on how to ensure a helmet fits properly.  4th graders will meet in the MUR for a 30 minute helmet safety presentation in the afternoon.  
KID POWER WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS - Thursday, October 18th at 6:30-8:30pm at Redwood Shores Elementary. 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.

Friday, October 19  |  TASTE AND SEEGive others a proverbial taste of your household – bring in a typical healthy snack from your home.  Snack will not be shared, but students will be given a chance to talk about it in the classroom.

Dine Out & Give Back Night on October 22nd
Join us for Give Back Night at Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market in San Mateo on Monday, October 22nd from 5-8pm to support RWSE. The restaurant will give back 20% of the proceeds to support our PTA!  Print out and present this flyer to the cashier.  See you there!
Box Tops
It’s time to turn in the Box Tops you’ve been collecting all summer. We'll be rolling out a contest to see which classroom can bring in the most Box Tops. 
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. Click here for a list of participating products. The contest ends on Halloween (October 31).
Annual Halloween Parade
On Wednesday, October 31st, RWSE is having its annual Halloween Parade. The parade will start at approximately 8:50am. Classes will parade around the school using the same route as the Walk-a-Thon. Please review details about costumes, parade attendance, healthy treats, and very limited parking!
2018-2019 Spirit Wear!
New Spirit Wear Gear and Apparel is now available here and we will be taking pre-sale orders for 2 weeks.  (Please note that the interface on the phone app vs. web browser is very different.  The web browser will allow you to enlarge the product photos and view the product spec sheet - the phone app will not allow you to do this.)  A HUGE THANK YOU to Christine Wong for her graphic design expertise with the school's new logo!  Go Seals!  Thank you all for your continued support!  ~Spirit Wear Committee

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 a soft or hard cover, and you have the option to add more custom pages. Purchase at using our school's passcode 101282597210657.
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Wong. 

Multicultural Night is coming up!
Friday, November 9 @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Join us for interactive activities, cultural performances, and raffle prizes! 
Want to be a part of this celebration? There's still room on the program for dance performances or musical numbers! Contact Sucharita Puli or Alicia Westra if you have an idea for sharing your heritage during the program.
 Multicultural Tasting Table sign ups are coming soon, so think about what you can bring to share!

Community Messages

RSCA & the 17th District PTA Hosts School Board Candidate Event
Your Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) has partnered with the 17th District PTA to host the BRSSD board candidates on Wednesday, October 17th at the Redwood Shores Library. Click here for details.  Volunteers for set-up at 5:30 would be much appreciated!

Thank You From Brownie Troop #62831
Thank you to all who donated recyclable supplies to Brownie Troop #62831. They were used to create fun cat enrichment toys for Pets in Need on Saturday 10/13.  Hopefully the cats enjoy them!

Challenge Success Parent Education Event at Stanford
Join the 15th Annual Parent Education Event Say What? The Power of Communication in Raising Healthy, Engaged Kids - on Friday, November 2nd.

Upcoming Events
  • Oct 15-19: Whole Child Wellness Week
  • Wed Oct 17: Walk-N-Roll Wednesday
  • Thu Oct 18, 6:15-9:45pm: BRSSD Board Meeting at 2960 Hallmark Drive
  • Thu Oct 18, 6:30-8:30pm: Kid Power Workshop at RWSE
  • Fri Oct 19, 8:30-10am: PTA Meeting
  • Mon Oct 22, 5-8pm: Dine out fundraiser at Mendocino Farms
  • Wed Oct 31, 8:50am: Halloween Parade
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