The Catch: January 6, 2019
Sun, Jan 6 9:45pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

January 6, 2019  Volume 9, Issue 19

Happy New Year!  Please review these messages, reminders and community announcements.  

Principal's Message (ICYMI)

Dear Parents, Families, and Community Members,
On behalf of Redwood Shores Elementary School Teachers and Staff, I wish you all a happy 2019! I hope everyone had a wonderful vacation filled with family, friends, and memorable adventures.
January 7th is a Professional Development day for many BRSSD employees. People from throughout the district will come together to receive training on valuable topics related to their positions. Personally, I am excited to reconnect and learn together with my colleagues.   
We look forward to seeing you and your children on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. School will start at it's regularly scheduled time, and all students can go directly to their classrooms in the morning.
Karrie Amsler

PTA Announcements  

Happy Birthday Miss Anne!
Those of you who have been at RSES since it opened in 2010 know that Anne, our lovely crossing guard has been here since day 1, always smiling and happy.  Anne turned 80 on Sunday, January 6!  In appreciation of her and to honor her special day, our school community provided her with RSES gear and purchased a bench for her, which will be waiting on the first day back from break.  We invite you to express your appreciation for her and join in the celebration of this milestone birthday however you feel moved to do it.  An expression of the heart can include a warm hug, a flower, a handmade card, or just a heartfelt ‘Happy Birthday’.  We’re sure she’ll appreciate any and all expressions of affection.  

Coming Soon - the 16th Annual SchoolForce Reading Power Read-a-thon!
Mark your calendars for two weeks of fun, fun, fun and reading, reading, reading... from January 18th to February 1st. Reading Power encourages the love of reading and raises money for our schools. 
Reading Power is a top fundraiser every year, allowing SchoolForce to fund literacy programs (including reading specialists and libraries) in all BRSSD schools, along with Science, Music, Technology, Art, Sports and more!
Look for more information on Reading Power soon, and get ready to DIVE INTO READING! Questions? Email:

Save the Date for a FREE Parent Education Workshop
Our District's PTA Council Presents a free parent ed workshop: If What You Are Doing Isn't Working. How to Use Influence Rather Than Control to Create Respectful and Lasting Family Relationships.  
When: Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: MUR, Ralston Middle School
Who: Cynthia Klein (https://bridges2understanding.comis a very experienced parent educator, speaker and author. Her work focuses on strengthening the parent­/child bond.
Look for more details and a signup to reserve your spot in the coming weeks.

Community Messages
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Rotary Lobster Fest on January 26th
Come and enjoy a fabulous night of great lobster, great friends and auction items! Go to for details and tickets.

Robotics Tournament on February 2nd
The 4th Annual Sandpiper VEX IQ Robotics Tournament will be held on February 2nd.  Come see the amazing work of our friends in local robotics clubs!

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
  • Tue Jan 8: First Day Back to School for Students
  • Fri Jan 18: SchoolForce Read-a-thon begins!
  • Mon Jan 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No School
  • Mon Feb 4: District Parent Education Workshop at Ralston Middle School
  • 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