The Catch: November 25, 2018
Sun, Nov 25 6:39pm
Redwood Shores Elementary

November 25, 2018  Volume 9, Issue 16

Welcome back & hooray for clean air!  Keep reading for school messages, reminders and community announcements.  

PTA Announcements  

Giving Tuesday - November 27th
By donating to SchoolForce on November 27th you are joining a global movement benefiting not just your own child, but your whole community. Donate early on Giving Tuesday through the SchoolForce Facebook page to take advantage of matching dollars from Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation!  
On this global day of giving, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits. Donations to nonprofits made through Facebook's charitable giving tools on November 27th will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out. The match will begin at 8AM EST (5AM PST).
Want another reason to donate to SchoolForce? All donors who donate before or on 11/27 will be entered to win two (2) tickets to the SchoolForce Annual Gala. 
Thank you for your investment in education here in Belmont-Redwood Shores School District!

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.

Calling All Artists!
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.

Spirit Wear Has Been Ordered!
Thank you so much to all of the families and teachers who placed orders for the new Spirit Wear line.  We appreciate your patience as it will take 2-3 weeks for our vendor to fulfill your orders.  ~Spirit Wear Committee

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: The following items are shared as a service to our school and are not affiliated with the District or PTA. The PTA have not reviewed the activities and services, have not conducted background checks of any individuals, and do 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
  • Wed Nov 28: Sword in the Stone Presentation (sponsored by the PTA)
  • 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