The Catch: December 2, 2018
Sun, Dec 2 11:20pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

December 2, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 17

Please read these school messages, reminders and community announcements.  

Principal's Message
Click here for this week's message from Principal Amsler about problem solving, appreciations, attendance, parking and safety.   

PTA Announcements  

Calling All Artists -- Entries due Monday, December 3rd!
National PTA Reflections Program encourages all children to unleash their creative talents, experience the fun and joy of making great art based on this year’s theme “Heroes Around Me.”
Students may submit their entries in the following areas: Visual Arts, Photography or Literature. Entries should represent students’ unique creativity—adults are welcome to encourage students but are asked not to assist in any way with their interpretation of the theme or artistic expression.
Each entry MUST have attached the Student Entry Form and follow the guidelines requested for mounting the artwork. Entries are due to the school office by Monday, December 3rd.
Click here for complete rules and information.  For additional questions, contact our Reflections Art Chair: Roxana Craciun

Learn About Dyslexia with Opening Doors PTA
What is dyslexia? How is it diagnosed and does it impact learning? What are red flags in the classroom and what types of interventions help?
 Opening Doors PTA is partnering with Morrissey-Compton Educational Center to tell us more.
December 6th, 9:30am - 11:30am at the Sobrato Center in Redwood Shores. 
Sign up here.

Walk-N-Roll Results
The 5th graders won the Walk-N-Roll contest last week (postponed from November due to poor air quality).  The next Walk-N-Roll day is Wednesday, December 19th!

One Last Discount For Yearbooks!
Our yearbook team has been busy taking pictures of our students making great memories at all the recent school events! Remember to order your yearbook filled with these memories! TreeRing is offering one last discount at 5% off the regular price of $20.39, including two FREE custom pages for your student. 
To order, go to and enter our school code #101282597210657. For questions, contact Christine Wong.

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.

Sandpiper School Musical: Aladdin KIDS
Sandpiper presents its annual school musical -- Aladdin KIDS -- with performances on December 7th, 8th, and 9th. See flyer or contact Cristen Shinbashi for details.
Upcoming Events
  • Fri Dec 14: General PTA Meeting
  • Wed Dec 19: Walk-N-Roll Wednesday
  • Thu Dec 20: First Day of Winter Break (no school until January 8th)
  • Tue Jan 8: First Day Back to School for Students
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