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October 6, 2019


important dates & district news

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  • 10/24 - No school
  • 11/16: Enchanted Garden Parent/ Child Dance 


  • 10/16: ​3rd Grade Super Staff Lunch
  • 10/31: Halloween Parade -  8:30am
  • 11/4 - 8, Second Harvest Food Drive
  • 11/13 Paper Airplane Assembly
  • 11/16 Enchanted Garden Parent/ Child Dance


  • 10/11: Global Cardboard Challenge (lunchtime)
  • 10/17: 6th-8th grade BBQ
  • 10/18: Middle School Dance (70's & 80's night)
  • 10/31: Halloween Parade - 11:30am
  • 11/3: Campus Beautification Day - 10am-12pm

District News

Save the Date – Enchanted Garden Parent/Child Dance, Saturday, November 16

Current PVSD students and their parent/guardian are invited to a special evening in the Enchanted Garden. Come dressed in your festive attire for dancing, treats and fun. Light refreshments and gelato will be served.

  • Saturday November 16 6:00-9:00 PM
  • MUR at Corte Madera School
  • $75 per couple additional sibling tickets $25 each
  • Tickets on sale soon!


Directories were distributed to students last week. The eldest child in families with more than one student in the district received their family's order.

THANK YOU to Judy Gilbert for her amazing expertise and delivering us another perfect PTO School Directory!


The Portola Valley PTO is excited for another Portola Valley Basketball season, the recreational basketball program for K-5th graders open to all PVSD students and Portola Valley residents. The PV Basketball program will offer the following for each grade level:

  • Kindergarten Boys Clinic
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Girls Clinic
  • 1st Grade Boys Clinic
  • 2nd Grade Boys
  • 3rd Grade Boys
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Girls Combined
  • 4th & 5th Grade Girls Combined
  • 4th & 5th Grade Boys Combined

Registration opens tomorrow, October 7th and ends on November 12th. 

For additional information and registration click here

* Note that middle school is on a different timeline and will have their information and sign ups through the CMS Sports program on the PTO Website.

Do you want to get involved and work with other basketball passionate people? Please email ( ) if you would like to volunteer in one of the following open positions.

  • Equipment/uniform coordinator
  • Corte Madera Gym Liaison
  • Ormondale Gym Liaison
  • Coach

We look forward to seeing you on the court!

PV Basketball, Portola Valley PTO



We are participating in the Good Eggs Fall Fundraiser - October 1st through November 30th - to earn 5% back from all orders for the PTO!

How do families enroll?
To enroll in the fundraiser, families need to visit and enter the code "ormondale" before placing an order.  Families at both Ormondale and CMS are eligible to participate.  New customers will receive $20 off their first Good Eggs order and existing families can participate by adding "Ormondale" code to orders.  Please contact Jessie McEvoy at with any questions.




ormondale SPIRITWEAR

Ormondale stainless steel water bottles and high socks are still available for sale. Please sign up in the office or email The store for sweatshirts and t-shirts is now closed and we are excited for the items to arrive at the end of the month! 


Mark your calendars for November 13th when world-record holder John Collins, who's also known as the Paper Airplane Guy will visit Ormondale. He will demonstrate his planes to teach students about complicated ideas like fluid dynamics. We are looking forward to this interactive assembly that makes terms like "dihedral angle" sound accessible to kids.


thank you!

Thank you to Sarah Dorahy and her team of 4th and 5th grade families that contributed to create a FABULOUS Super Staff Lunch - Jen Chon, Linda Kamran, Moonyi Satusky, Karyn Ellis, Carna Theron, Leslie Skanberg, Sangini Bedner, Kit Antovich, Anngi Strick, Renae Killen, Camilla Eckstein, Marjel Scheuer, Darci Reimund, Pilar Bardina Frank, Josh Moser, Camilla Eckstein, Heather Milotich. CMS staff as well as District Office employees dined on a scrumptious array of soups, salads, cheeses and treats. 

foundation news

strong start for the annual campaign!

We have been blown away by the strong, early support the campaign has received this year!  With more than a quarter of PVSD families already contributing, and support from our community partners, we have raised $403,400 to date!  This is a fantastic start to a very important campaign.    

Our goal is to raise $1 million with 100% participation.  We’re asking $2,500 per child but any gift that is meaningful to your family is important and appreciated. 

Every dollar counts, and every child benefits!  

Join us today!  

 Donate Today

Your Foundation Dollars at Work: Mosaics & installation art course

Art teacher Brigid Horgan debated skipping the traditional 8th grade mosaic course this year because the upcoming campus reconstruction will impact the wall space she intended to use. But the annual art installation has become such a beloved rite of passage for the graduating class that she couldn’t bear to let this year’s students leave Corte Madera without their own artistic legacy. So she applied for a grant from the Portola Valley Schools Foundation for four free-standing sculptural heart forms that her students will decorate and place around campus as a beautification project. Her class is learning about important mosaics throughout world history and will model theirs on the “Hearts in San Francisco” project.

"The 8th grade Mosaics students are really excited to design and create art that will be placed around campus, knowing these sculptures will remain a part of CMS long after they graduate," Horgan said.

PVSF Business Partner Program

PVSF has a vibrant business partner program with a wide range of advertising benefits to help your business attract local clients. We work with more than 30 businesses around town and would be happy to add yours to our list. Please consider joining us and experiencing the many benefits of supporting your schools. For more information, contact Serena Hanes or check out the details on our website.


Community postings will now be on their own page of the PTO website - please click the button to see all of the community news details. Guidelines for submission remain the same. 

Community NEWS

  • Woodside Day of the Horse - 10/13
  • Family Friendly Service Event with Rise Against Hunger at Valley Presbyterian Church, 10/6
  • Reading Volunteers Needed for 6th-8th Grade Classes in RWC Schools with Los Ayudantes
  • TIDE Academy (New STEM High School) Parent Information Night October 17th
  • Volunteers Needed for K-5th Grade Classes at EPA schools with All Students Matter


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