The Catch: June 2, 2019
Sun, Jun 2 5:31pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

June 2, 2019  Volume 9, Issue 39

Please read these school messages, reminders and community announcements.

Principal’s Message
Please review last week's message from Principal Amsler about our Open House, Stars and a Wish, and a shout out to SchoolForce.

PTA Announcements   

Wednesday, June 5th is Discovery Day!
Parking on campus is expected to be especially challenging on Wednesday. Please walk or bike to school if possible. If you need to drive, allow yourself extra time for drop-off and pick-up. The curb in front of our school will be reserved for community partners participating in Discovery Day. The valet drop off zone will remain open for your convenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  And thank you to all of our volunteers!
Questions? Contact the committee chairs at 

Calling All Parents & RSE Alumni!
Volunteers are needed for our annual ice cream social on Monday, June 10th. Each "scoop" shift is only 30 minutes long and anyone from 6th graders to adults can help! We're also looking for help with set up and clean up. Check the Konstella sign up to see the openings for volunteers. Thank you for making this a memorable evening for our students and their families!

School Supplies Donation Request
Thank you to those who already donated!
We would love for all students to have the basic necessities e.g. pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, etc. from the get-go and
we must order in June, so please donate now. The requested donation for supplies is $50. Please donate in Konstella or you may pay by cash or check made out to Redwood Shores Elementary School, by giving it to Nicky in the office. Thank you for your support! 

Enrichment Clubs at RSES 
This was such a great year for Enrichment Clubs at Redwood Shores Elementary. Kids enjoyed Newspaper club, Robotics club, Math Olympiad club, Crazy8 Math club, and Running club. These clubs were led by parent volunteers just like you. Now that the school year is coming to an end, we turn our attention to planning for next year's clubs. This is where you come in!  If you have an idea for a club or have the time to volunteer as a parent helper or take on leading a club, we would love to hear from you. Please email PTA Enrichment Chair (Ora Grinberg).
Each club needs at least two co-leads to start and many could use additional parent helpers to be able to open registration for more students. One benefit of leading an after-school club is you can make it your own and can schedule it at at a time convenient to you, and of course your child(ren) are guaranteed a spot at any club led by you or in which you are a committed parent helper.  
For next year, we hope to continue offering the same clubs as this year (Robotics, Math Olympiad, Crazy8 Math, Newspaper and Running) as well as additional clubs such as Gardening, Math Junior, Mandarin, Yoga, Book Club, and others. Enrichment clubs WILL NOT happen without your help. Many of the clubs we hope to offer only have one co-lead or no one so far, so please reach out if you are interested in leading those or have an idea for and interest in leading another club.
*Note: Narkees is transferring from Newspaper to help Mel with Gardening club, which still needs at least one more parent volunteer.  If you're interested in helping with either, please contact Ora for details. Thanks for considering!* 

Farewell Appreciation Brunch for Mrs. Bianchi!
PTA members would like to invite current and alumni families, and colleagues, to a farewell appreciation brunch for Mrs. Bianchi on Thursday, June 13th from 9-11am at Redwood Shores Elementary School (in the multi-use room). Coffee and tea will be provided by the PTA, please bring a potluck item to share. Click here to RSVP. (Please forward details to friends and alumni!)
Please Help SchoolForce Raise $400K in 4 Weeks!
There's one a few weeks for SchoolForce to raise money that it has pledged to the district for next year. Click here for additional details.

District Announcements 

Local Control Accountability Plan: Goal 3 Feedback
In case you missed it, here is the final installment in a 3-part series explaining the LCAP and our district's three goals. You can click here to hear screencast by Ching-Pei Hu, or you can jump directly to giving feedback on how we can improve engagement by clicking here.

A public hearing will be held on June 6 at the regularly scheduled Board meeting prior to final approval of the plan on June 20. You are welcome to attend the Board meeting to hear more details and share your feedback (submit a speaker card).
You can always reach out to your site principal or to Ching-Pei directly with any questions you may have about the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

BRSSD Board Vacancies
If you are interested in submitting your name for an appointment to the Board please do so by 10am on June 3 via the application posted on the BRSSD homepage. The Board will review applications at its meeting on June 6. Candidate interviews will be conducted in public at a special board meeting on June 17. The two finalists are expected to be voted into office at the June 20 board meeting.
Additionally, the Board welcomes community input regarding what candidate qualities or factors the Board should keep in mind during the selection process. Such input, as well as letters of support for individual candidates, can be emailed directly to the Board at Individuals who are considering applying to be a Trustee are welcome to contact board members to learn more about the duties and time commitments. However, in the interest of fairness and transparency, the Board asks that advocacy on behalf of candidates be limited to public comment at board meetings, email, and written correspondence.
Michael Milliken, Superintendent 

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.  

Sign Up Now for the
2019 Belmont Water Dog Run!
The 2nd Annual Belmont Water Dog Run is set for Saturday, October 12th, 2019. Register now for a 5K, 10K, Kids 1-Mile Run or Fido (Dog) Run. 
Click here for more details and to register.

Upcoming Events
  • Wed Jun 5, 9-11:30am: Discovery Day 2019
  • Thu Jun 6: BRSSD Board Meeting, 2960 Hallmark Drive
  • Mon Jun 10, 6-8pm: Ice Cream Social at RSES in the Multi-Use Room
  • Wed Jun 12: Last Day of School
  • Thu Jun 13, 9-11am: Farewell Appreciation Brunch for Mrs. Bianchi
  • Wed Aug 21: First Day of School
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