The Catch: April 14, 2019
Sun, Apr 14 7:57pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

April 14, 2019  Volume 9, Issue 32

Please read these school messages, reminders and community announcements.

Superintendent's Message
In case you missed it -- please review the message from Dr. Michael Milliken about "the final stretch", parent education, elementary music, kindergarten instruction, need for substitute teachers and para-educators, and state testing in English Language Arts, Math and Science.

Principal's Message
Please review Principal Amsler's message about family involvement, upcoming events, planning stages for Discovery Day (volunteers needed), and a classroom close up / anchor charts. Also, additional lunch / recess volunteers would be very much appreciated.  Please click here to sign up and contact Ms. Amsler for details.

PTA Announcements   

SchoolForce Auction Ends Monday, April 15
The online bidding for SchoolForce Auction items continues on Monday, April 15th (until 9:30pm)! Click here to review the list.  Support our school by supporting SchoolForce!
StarVista Parent Education Workshop
Wednesday, April 17th at 7 - 8pm @ Ralston Middle School
Join us for an interactive workshop to discuss social-emotional development and relevant ways for you to help your child increase their social-emotional and communication skills for school, home, and life. Click here for more information.

It's Time To Work On Your Custom Yearbook Pages!
Remember to get this book full of memories of your child’s year at RSES! Order before the end of April so that your yearbook will be delivered directly to your student’s classroom rather than pay shipping on late orders.  If you order now, you still have time to design custom pages for your student. The final deadline to order and to design custom pages is Tuesday, April 30th.  Once you have completed your custom pages, remember to TURN ON THE PRINT READY BUTTON. If you don't, your book will be printed without any custom pages.  Go to and use code 101282597210657 to purchase or login to customize pages for your child.  For questions, please contact Christine Wong. (And, if you want this tradition to continue next year, please volunteer to assist!) 
Earth Week Collections
Many items we have in our homes that are no longer needed can be used in other ways, so while you're doing your spring cleaning please consider donating the following items and give these things another life before they end up recycled or in a landfill. All should be in clean condition:

used bath towels
used flat sheets
used pillowcases
used fleece blankets
used crayons (and chunks)
used athletic shoes of any condition (even holey and destroyed)
used markers
There will be a marked bin near the lost and found in the school office for donations during the week of April 22-26. Items will be donated to Nine Lives Foundation, Peninsula Humane Society, The Crayon Initiative, Crayola Colorcycle and SportsBasement's volunteer contacts. For questions, contact Erin Metzler

Family Dinner Dance April 26th
Put on your wildest Hawaiian wear and don't forget your leis & shades! Join RSES for a Hawaiian themed family dance party with dinner, dancing, photo booth and more! It will be a night to remember!  This is a PTA sponsored event and the entry cost covers the event expenses (food, drinks, photo booth, etc.)  We hope to see you all there, and that you'll volunteer to help out!! Click here for additional details and to purchase tickets for this fun family event!

Discovery Day is Wednesday, June 5th from 9-11:30am!
In order to make Discovery Day a success we need your help!  Our children will have the opportunity to DISCOVER, learn and explore new and exciting activities!  But this can't happen without YOU. Please sign-up to lead an activity!  Email questions to the committee chairs at

SchoolForce Database Transition
SchoolForce will be transitioning to a new donor database system soon. We will share details as the transition date gets closer, so please read your email from SchoolForce, as important info will be provided that allows donors to create their own login accounts, update contact information and track donation history.

Community Messages
Note: Items are shared as a service to our school and are not affiliated with the District or PTA. The PTA has not reviewed the activities and services, has not conducted background checks of any individuals, and does not endorse them.  Families should research these activities and services before enrolling their children. 

Redwood Shores Library Bookdrop Art Contest
Submit an original design by April 30th to be reproduced as a bookdrop wrap for our Shores Library.  For rules and details please review the contest website.
SVCW Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Contest
Silicon Valley Clean Water is handling construction of a tunnel in Redwood Shores and wants community input to name the tunnel boring machine! Click here for additional information. Submission deadline is April 30th. 
Upcoming Events
  • Mon Apr 15: SchoolForce Auction Ends
  • Tue Apr 16: STEAM Robotics Student Assembly provided by RSES PTA (rescheduled)
  • Wed Apr 17, 7-8pm: StarVista Parent Workshop, Ralston Middle School
  • Wed Apr 24: Walk-N-Roll to School
  • Thu April 25: BRSSD Board Meeting, 2960 Hallmark Drive
  • Fri Apr 26, 6-8:30pm: Family Dinner Dance, RSES Multi-Use Room
  • Mon Apr 29 to Fri May 3: Staff Appreciation Week
  • Tue Apr 30, deadline for Yearbook Orders & Custom Pages
  • Thu May 2, 6:30-7:30pm: Site Council Meeting
  • Fri May 3, 8:30-10am: RSES PTA Meeting
  • Wed May 15: Walk-N-Roll to School
  • Thu May 23, 7-8pm: Open House Art Show
  • Fri May 31, 8:30-10am: RSES PTA Meeting
  • Wed Jun 5, 9-11:30am: Discovery Day 2019
  • Thu Jun 6: BRSSD Board Meeting, 2960 Hallmark Drive
  • Wed Jun 12: Last Day of School
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