The Catch: March 10, 2019
Sun, Mar 10 7:02pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

March 10, 2019  Volume 9, Issue 27

Please read these school messages, reminders and community announcements. 

Note: Minimum Days for Parent Teacher Conferences start on Tuesday, March 12th and last through Tuesday March 19th.

PTA Announcements  

Walk-N-Roll Wednesday (rescheduled from last week)
Due to the rain last week, we'll try again to walk, scoot or pedal to school this Wednesday! Don't forget to check in at the table on the blacktop.
Safe Routes to School Parent Survey:
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your feedback allows us to adjust Safe Routes to School (SRTS) education and encouragement program features to best meet the needs of each individual school.  Your feedback will also be shared with decision makers throughout the county who can address infrastructure issues regarding safe walking and biking. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and will close 3/29.

Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para llenar esta encuesta. Su participación nos permite ajustar las características de educación y fomento del programa Rutas Seguras a la Escuela para cumplir mejor con las necesidades de cada escuela.  Sus comentarios también serán compartidos con autoridades que pueden abordar cuestiones de infraestructura acerca de caminar y andar en bicicleta con seguridad.  La encuesta no tomará más de 5 minutos en completarse. 
Healthy Schools Initiative Newsletter
In partnership with the Sequoia Healthcare District, we publish a quarterly health newsletter.  This edition focuses on e-cigarettes and vaping, which is a growing phenomenon among teens, and outlines a number of valuable programs and upcoming events.

Ralston PTA's Parent Education Event -- Mark Your Calendar!
Join us for an informative evening with guest speaker, Mary Hofstedt, from Challenge Success! Mary will be delivering the "Well-Balanced Student" presentation on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 6:30–8pm in the MUR.
This event is open to all members of our BRSSD parent community.  
Summary of presentation:  When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you'll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement and increase your children's resilience, creativity, and well being. 
For more information and to RSVP, please click here

Cynthia Klein Recap -- In Case You Missed It
Did you miss the wonderful Parent Education Night on Feb 4th sponsored by the BRSSD PTA Council?  Links to materials are available below.  

Full Video Replay
Download Slides
Download Handout
Download Audio Only (listen while commuting)

Topic: If What You Are Doing Isn't Working
Description: How to use influence rather than control to create respectful and lasting family relationships.
Speaker: Cynthia Klein, Certified Parent Educator

SAVE THE DATE!  June 5th, 2019 from 9-11:30am is Discovery Day 2019!
In order to make Discovery Day a success we need your help!  Our children will have the opportunity to DISCOVER, learn and explore new and exciting activities!  But without you we can’t make this happen. Start thinking about what activity you would like to lead and assist.   A sign-up sheet will be posted in the coming weeks.
Questions – please email committee chairs at

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. 

Redwood Shores Community Association EGGstravaganza!
Have you signed up as a member of RSCA?  The Annual EGGstravaganza event is Saturday, April 13th, (weather permitting).  Check The PILOT for details.

Airport Run on April 14th!
Ever dream of running down an actual runway?  Dream no more!  
Hiller Aviation Museum Airport Runway Run: 
Certified 5K and 10K 
2K Fun Run - Strollers welcome!
Sunday, April 14th at 8:00 a.m. 
Registration includes:
  • Race T-shirt
  • Admission to Hiller Aviation Museum on Race Day
  • Goody Bag
  • Sponsor Fair
  • Obstacle Course and Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Entry in Must-be-present-to-win Bib Raffle
  • Chip Timing and Eligibility for Race Awards (for 5K and 10K only)
Not a runner?  Not a problem.  Volunteers wanted!  All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and same-day admission to Hiller Aviation Museum!
Don’t wait, sign up today:
Redwood Shores Library Bookdrop Art Contest
Submit an original design to be reproduced as a bookdrop wrap for our Shores Library.  For rules and submission details please review the contest website.
Upcoming Events
  • Mar 12-19: Parent Teacher Conferences (minimum days)
  • Wed Mar 20: STEAM Robotics Student Assembly provided by RSES PTA
  • Mon Mar 25, 6:30-8pm: Parent Education Event, the “Well-Balanced Student” at Ralston Middle School 
  • Thur Mar 28, 6:15pm: BRSSD Board Meeting at the district office  
  • Fri Mar 29, 8:45am: PTA General Association Meeting
  • April 1-5:  Spring Break (no school)
  • Fri April 12: SchoolForce Gala Event 
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