The Catch: February 3, 2019
Sun, Feb 3 8:36pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

February 3, 2019  Volume 9, Issue 23

Please read these school messages, reminders and community announcements.

PTA Announcements 

Needed ASAP: Candidates for RSES PTA Board 
Below you will find more information about open roles. PTA Board Members are expected to attend monthly Executive Board and General Association meetings.
PTA President: 
   -- Advocates for the children and school 
   -- Collaborates with the Principal, Teachers, Parents, PTA Council & Board
   -- Oversees all functions of the PTA Board
   -- Leads both the Executive Board and General Association meeting
Time Commitment: 10 hours a week

PTA Council Representative:
   -- Attends PTA Council meetings at the Belmont district office

       on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 9-11am 
   -- Serves as a liaison between the Council and RSES PTA
   -- Additional duties determined by PTA Council
Time Commitment: 2 hours a week

PTA VP of Events
   -- Supports all chairs of school-wide non fundraising events

   -- Serves as liaison between PTA and event chairpersons / committees
   -- Assists in executing events 
Time: 1 hour a week or more prior to an event

If you or someone you know would like more information or if you are interested in serving on the board please contact Christy Meier. Thanks!

RSVP for the Parent Education Workshop TONIGHT, February 4th 
Last chance -- 
click here to register! Our District's PTA Council presents a free parent education workshop: If What You Are Doing Isn't Working. How to Use Influence Rather Than Control to Create Respectful & Lasting Family Relationships.
When: Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: MUR, Ralston Middle School
Who: Cynthia Klein is a very experienced parent educator, speaker and author. Her work focuses on strengthening the parent­/child bond.

SchoolForce Read-A-Thon Finale and Thanks!
Thanks to all the volunteers for helping with the many events during the SchoolForce Read-a-Thon, and encouraging our kids to spend their time reading! For a recap including a link to leader boards as of Friday, click here. The 2nd SchoolForce Read-a-Thon Pie Throw Event is Monday, February 4th.  All reading logs and pledge sheets must be turned in by the end of this week! 

"Let Your Imagination Grow"
Please come and join us at the annual RWSE Book Fair. The Enchanted Forest Book Fair will be a whimsical place, full of irresistible books kids can’t wait to read so their imaginations can grow! Students, parents, and staff can wander through an unexpected world that holds a book for every visitor with every sort of interest. The event takes place from February 4–8. Enchanted Store hours are on the flyer
The book fair would not be successful without the help of our amazing volunteers.
If interested in helping out during Book Fair Week, please sign up here.
Proceeds from the purchase of books go to our school library.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us through Konstella.
Marcy Lim, Glenda Gin, Elysia Miranda & Raquel Sarmiento-Cueva
2019 Book Fair Co-Chairs

Congrats Robotics Team!

RSES Robotics team of 5th Graders Dhatri Vennela, Kathrine Yen and Yutaro Omura participated in the Robotics Tournament at Sandpiper School on Saturday, February 2nd and won a 'Create Award' which was presented by BRSSD's Superintendent Dr. Milliken.


Message from Ralston’s PTA President:  
There is a very large need for volunteers at Ralston for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This is the last year for many families and some of our volunteers have served their two year terms.
Many positions will need to be filled to be able to continue and maintain a strong working PTA. The success of Ralston students and students across our entire district is truly dependent upon a united parent community! 
Open Board and Chair positions are: President, VP/Communications, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian, Field Day Chair, Staff Appreciation Chair
For PTA position descriptions, click here.

Please consider one of these open positions and join us, and please pass this on and share with anyone you think may be interested and a good fit.
We must announce the nominations for these positions at our PTA meeting on March 8th, and vote in the new board at our last PTA meeting in May. Given our timeline, please indicate your interest in volunteering at your earliest convenience.
If you would like more information about open positions for 2019-2020, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you, Andrea Ganim, Ralston PTA President
California School Parent Survey, 2018-2019
Our school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about your child's school. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.  If you have questions, contact Beth Boldt, BRSSD Health and Wellness Educator.

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. 

RSCA's Annual Meeting on February 6th 
The Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) invites you to our 2019 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30pm at the Shores Library. This year's event will include a presentation about city districting options and an opportunity to meet leaders and discuss information related to SVCW, BRSSD, Sequoia High School District, RWC Police, Fire, Parks and more!

RSOA's Annual Meeting on February 28th
The Annual Meeting of Redwood Shores Owners Association (RSOA) will be on February 28th at 7:30-9pm at the Pullman Hotel with special guest speaker Theresa Herrera, Plant Manager at SVCW.  Look for more information in the mail.

Upcoming Events
  • Mon Feb 4: 6:30-8:30pm, District Parent Education Workshop (Ralston Middle School)
  • Mon Feb 4 - Fri Feb 8: RSES Book Fair
  • Thur Feb 7: BRSSD Board Meeting at the district office (Hallmark Drive) 
  • Fri Feb 8: SchoolForce Read-a-Thon Packets are due
  • Feb 18-Feb 22: No School -- Mid-Winter Break
  • Fri April 12: SchoolForce Gala Event 
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