The Catch : October 22, 2017
Sun, Oct 22 8:40pm
Redwood Shores Elementary
October 22, 2017  Volume 9, Issue 5

PTA President’s Message 

Dear Parents,

This has been a very educational week for both our kids and parents.  The kids had a week long educational series focused on Whole Child Wellness.  Thank you Cecilia Lau for organizing the great topics and activities throughout the week.  We hope your child(ren) came home excited about what they learned or with some questions.  For the parents (and one child :) ) who came to the PTA Meeting, our Superintendent, Dr. Milliken, provided an overview of the status of funding for our district, followed by Q&A.  I encourage everyone who did not attend to learn more and attend one of the two town hall meetings listed below.

Capping off Whole Child Wellness week was today’s Walk-a-Thon event!  It’s heartwarming to see all the families around campus cheering on students (and teachers and the Seal!) as they walked many laps around school. Thank you to Brent Russell for organizing yet another awesome Walk-a-Thon and carnival and of course we couldn’t have a party without our entertaining DJ Alex Agan. Everyone looked like they had an amazing time.  I know I did!

Following this great tradition of mind and body health, our Running Club (our second Enrichment Program to take off) will begin on Tuesday, so come early to school and run or walk along the Walk-a-Thon track for health and earn “feet”. This club meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Check Konstella for details.

Hope everyone has a great week! Go Seals!
Sandy Nelson, PTA President

PTA Announcements

Our 6th Annual Walk-a-Thon Was a Hit!
THANK YOU to the more than 200 students who walked for our school yesterday, and to the dozens of volunteers who helped the day go smoothly.  We're still collecting and tallying pledges but want to take this time to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the families that have donated to the Walk-a-Thon so far. Pledges will continue to be accepted through Monday, October 30th.  Please email us if you have any questions. 
Special acknowledgment to:

Thank you all for your support.
Brent Russell, Walk-a-Thon Chair

Volunteers Needed
Did you love the Walk-a-Thon and Whole Child Wellness week?  Do you have great ideas for how it can be done next year? Our super chairs have done it the past several years and are ready to pass the baton to the next enthusiastic parents who would love to carry on these wonderful traditions. If you’d like to lead these next year or would like more info, please contact Sandy.

For this year, there are more volunteer opportunities as well. Please take a look on Konstella under committees and sign up or contact the PTA Committee Liaison.

Parking Lot Closed for Halloween Parade 7:45-9:30am
This Halloween, please plan on walking or riding to school if you’re staying for the annual Halloween parade, as the parking lot will be CLOSED. Last year the lot was hazardous, so only staff and placard holders will be admitted. Valet service will still be available.

Box Top Contest Ends October 31st
It’s time to turn in the Box Tops you’ve been collecting! There's a collection bag in each classroom. The class with the most Box Tops collected in October will receive a fun prize for each student.

PTA General Association Meeting
For PTA Members || November 28, 7:00pm-8:00pm || School Library
A notice to all PTA Members, the November meeting will be delayed one week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Please note the date change and we’ll see you there!  We hope you had a chance to attend the Challenge Success Parent Ed event at Stanford on Friday, October 20th, as we will have a 20 minute discussion on the topic: Fostering Resilience in Children and Teens and Why it Matters in our November meeting.  This and subsequent PTA meetings are for PTA members only.  Become a PTA Member today to make a difference.

Community Announcements

Opening Doors PTA Sponsored Parent Education Event 
Does your child struggle with math? Please click here for information or to register for this session on Tuesday, October 24th.

17th District PTA General Meeting & Parent Ed on October 25th
Wednesday, October 25th, 7-8pm at SMCOE, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Topic: Bullying, How to make our schools feel safe, and How can we reduce students stress, anxiety, and depression.  Follow links for details or to RSVP.

BRSSD Parent Town Hall Meetings in November
Topic: Facing Budget Uncertainty
Please see link for dates, times and locations.

CA State PTA Media Release
CA State PTA supports those impacted by the Northern California Fires.  Please see linked statement for information and two recommended donation funds.

Upcoming Events
  • Tue Oct 24 Opening Doors PTA Math Session, 10am-12pm, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive
  • Tue Oct 24 School Smarts Parent Engagement, 6:30-7:30pm, Multi-Use Room
  • Wed Oct 25 Walk and Roll to School
  • Wed Oct 25 17th District PTA Meeting, 7-8pm, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive
  • Sat Oct 28 RSCA Halloween Parade, 1pm, Marlin Park
  • Tue Oct 31 Parking Lot Closed for Halloween Parade, 7:45-9:30am
  • Tue Oct 31 Halloween Parade, 9:10am
  • Tue Oct 31 Box Top Collection Contest Ends
  • Thu Nov 2 BRSSD Budget Town Hall, 7-8pm, Cipriani Elementary School
  • Tue Nov 7 BRSSD Budget Town Hall, 7-8pm, Sandpiper Elementary School
  • Fri Nov 17 Multicultural Night, 6:30pm
  • Tue Nov 28 PTA Meeting, 7-8pm, Library
Important Links

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