April 28, 2019 Volume 9, Issue 34
Please read these school messages, reminders and community announcements.
We’d like to thank Meichiel Weiss for all her hard work putting together the Family Dinner Dance! It was such a fun event and everyone enjoyed dancing, eating, and visiting. It was a wonderful, fun-filled evening! A big thank you to our fabulous DJ Alex Agan, MC Jeff Weiss, and all the volunteers who made this event possible.
Alicia Westra, PTA VP of Events
Last Chance For Custom Yearbook Pages!
The final deadline to order and to design custom pages is Tuesday, April 30th. Once you have added photos and 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 www.treering.com, use code 101282597210657 to purchase, or login to customize pages for your child. Contact Christine Wong with questions. (Volunteers are needed for this tradition to continue next year!)
Celebrate Science at RSES on Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm!
Bring the whole family and enjoy "Celebrate Science" with Mad Science!
Children explore “magical” chemical potions, the wonders of dry ice, and the dynamics of air pressure. Some of the topics we investigate include: the three states of matter, a gassy taste test, a spectacular bubbling potion! Just $40 for the whole family! Click here to sign up today!
Staff Appreciation Week is Coming!
(Teachers, STOP READING! We want to surprise you but need to spread the word.)
It’s that time of year when we show the staff at our amazing school just how much we appreciate them! The theme for this year is “Mahalo for All That You Do!”.
Next week starting Monday, May 6 we will shower them with donated goodies for breakfast and snacks, and we will also ask for parent volunteers to supervise recesses so the teachers can take a much needed break. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Click here to sign up if you can bring something for them to enjoy or if you have a few minutes to spare during the day to assist on the blacktop.
Our activities for the week include:
Monday, May 6: bring a flower for your teacher
Tuesday, May 7: say "thank you" or "mahalo" to your teacher
Wednesday, May 8: return "Couldn't Have Picked A Better Teacher" sheet
Thursday, May 9: wear your teacher's favorite color
Friday, May 10: do something to help your teacher
Throughout the week students will have the opportunity to show appreciation for teachers past and present by writing a note on the poster on each teacher’s door.
Kind regards, Yumi Clevenger and Monica Brillantes, Staff Appreciation Chairs
Lunchtime Help Needed
If you're available to help out at lunch/recess shift, please sign up on Konstella and see Principal Amsler for specific role details.
First Graders Won The Walk-N-Roll This Month!
Congratulations to the First Graders for winning the Walk-N-Roll this month. Next month is our last Walk-N-Roll Event. If you are interested in taking over this role for next year, please contact the PTA.
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.
Report Those Volunteer Hours
We are so grateful for all the time that our volunteers have spent helping our teachers and students at RSES. Please report your volunteer hours by sending an email to email@example.com.
Looking for 2019-2020 AiA Volunteer Coordinators
The Redwood Shores Elementary Art in Action (AiA) committee needs volunteer coordinators to co-lead this program for the next school year. AiA leads coordinate with the Art in Action organization (in Menlo Park) on subscription licenses and related activities. At school, the AiA co-chairs identify volunteer docents for each classroom, manage the budget and supplies, and organize the annual art show at the school open house. The role takes a couple hours a month, with a few extra hours needed at the beginning and end of the year. Ideally 2-3 coordinators is recommended to share responsibilities. There will be an opportunity to transition from the current AiA coordinator.
Each year the school's Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms are exposed to a variety of artists, concepts, and mediums through this high-quality visual art curriculum, and parent volunteers are key to its success. If you enjoy interacting with the school community, are good at organizing, or have an interest in art this may be a good opportunity to get involved. Art experience is a plus but not necessary. If interested, contact Peggy Chiu.
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.
Save the Date for "Legally Blonde, Jr." on May 17-19, 2019
Director: Caitlin Savage, Choreographer: Gary Ferguson, Vocal Director: Lisa Bock, Cast and Crew: All cast and crew are students of Ralston Middle School. Everything you will see on and behind stage will be run by the students: the actors, lights and sound, and stagehands. It’s a true team effort. Be entertained while supporting the students! Click here for more information and tickets.
Preschool Opening at Footsteps (pending enrollment)
If you're interested in a half-day preschool program located at RSES, see attached flyer and click here to review Footsteps details.
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