The Catch : September 16, 2018
Sun, Sep 23 6:36pm
Redwood Shores Elementary


September 16, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 6

Superintendent's Message

ICYMI -- Please read the message from Superintendent Milliken about district goals for the school year, California Assessment Results, Need for Substitute Teachers and Para-Educators, and more! 

Principal's Message

Please review a new message from Principal Amsler about naming our seal, coffee chat notes, curriculum reference links, Rock Your School Day this week, and more! 

PTA Announcements 

Participate in our Walk-A-Thon
Sunday, October 7th at 12-3:30pm at RWSE
Interested in sponsoring the Walk-A-Thon to help the PTA fundraise to support field trips, supplies, school specialists, etc.?  Review information here and contact Paris Jalali.  Come out and have fun with friends from school!  Parents who are able to volunteer can sign up here.  Thank you for your help!
Save the Music Festival
Sunday, October 14th at 11am-5:30pm at Twin Pines Park in Belmont
Please plan to attend this fantastic event, as always it will be a fun day for the whole family where we raise critically needed funds for our schools. If you can volunteer to help it'd be much appreciated as well. See event details here
Clothes for the Office 
Please consider donating some outgrown clothes to the school office! Only one family donated some girl items, we are still looking for small sizes of pants for boys. Tops are also appreciated but we often need shorts and pants when little people have accidents. Bring items in to Nicky. Thanks in advance.

2018-2019 Yearbook Orders - September discount!
Order your yearbook today! What a great way to capture the highlights of this year all in one book for your student to keep for years to come! Purchase in advance and receive a 15% off discount in the month of September.

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 photos and design your custom pages by the end of April, it's easy! You can choose the standard soft cover or hard cover, and if you need more custom pages, you have the option to add more. Also, for those of you who missed last year’s yearbook and want the whole collection, all previous years’ books are also available online. They will be shipped to your home address.
Purchase your yearbook at using our school's code 101282597210657.
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Wong.

Community Messages

Disaster Preparedness Day
The 14th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day in San Mateo County, California will be held Saturday, September 22 from 10 AM-4 PM at the San Mateo County Event Center. The event will provide vital information on preparing, surviving, and recovering from emergencies/disasters as well as great networking and hands-on learning opportunities, plus a lot of fun for the whole family!
There will be volunteer and youth leadership opportunities, resource tables with information about careers in public safety and emergency response, classes on CPR and First Aid, bomb squad robots, speakers on preparing, surviving, and recovering from various types of disasters (including wildfires, earthquakes, active shooter situations, etc.). Please click here for more information. 

Election Information Nights
It's election season and there are many upcoming events for you to learn about candidates and measures on the November ballot.  Here's a short list:
  -- September 26th: Belmont Chamber of Commerce Candidate Event
  -- September 26th: City Council Candidate Forum in Redwood City
  -- October 4th: RSCA hosts City Council Candidate Meet & Greet at Sandpiper
  -- October 17th: RSCA hosts BRSSD Board Candidates (details to come)
  -- For more information, please visit

Redwood Shores Library Survey About Reduction in Hours
The Redwood Shores Library will be reducing hours due to budget cuts in 2019. If you'd like to provide input on which hours could or should not be eliminated, please complete the online survey 

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 Sept 18: Picture Day by Generations School Photography
  • Thu Sept 20: Rock Your School Day! 
  • Fri Sept 21, 8:30-9:30am: PTA General Meeting in the Library
  • Thu Sept 27, 6:15-9:45pm: BRSSD Board Meeting at 2960 Hallmark Drive
  • Fri Sept 28, 9-10am: Opening Doors PTA Meeting at 2960 Hallmark Drive
  • Sun Oct 7, 12-3:30pm: Walk-a-Thon at Redwood Shores Elementary School
  • Sun Oct 14, 11am-5pm: Save the Music Festival at Twin Pines Park
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