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October 24, 2021

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important dates & district news

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DISTRICT​​​​​

  • 10/25: Virus Geeks Testing at PVSD

PARENT EDUCATION

  • 10/28: Youth Sports, Competition & Mental Health: Helping Young Athletes Succeed


ORMONDALE

  • 10/29: Halloween Parade 8:45 am
  • 11/12: Art to Remember orders due
  • 11/1-11/12: Second Harvest Food Bank donation drive


CORTE MADERA

  • 10/26-29: 6th Graders @ Outdoor Ed
  • 10/29: CMS Halloween Parade and Spirit Dress Up Day


district news

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PTO FUNDRAISERS

Please consider enrolling in the following programs to benefit our PTO.

ESCRIP

Sign up for eScrip today and a % of purchases you make at participating merchants, including Bianchini’s, will go back to our school. Click here to sign up (select Portola Valley School District PTO as your school)

Already signed up? If you shop at Bianchini’s, please click here to make sure that the phone number you use for your Bianchini’s Rewards is also linked to your eScrip account: CLICK HERE 

AMAZON SMILE 

Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile and help our schools! Go to smile.amazon.com and select "Portola Valley Parent Teacher Organization" as your designated organization.

ORMONDALE News

Halloween parade friday october 29, 8:45am

The Halloween parade tradition continues - but with a twist! The parade will not be on campus this year due to construction. Students and their teachers will start the parade at the kindergarten gate and will parade down Iroquois Trail to the school entrance, through the car line area and back to the kindergarten gate.  

  • Please don’t park on Iroquois that morning to reserve ample viewing space for the parade.  

  • Parents should stay behind the cones that will be set up on the street.

Costumes: Children may wear costumes on this day, they should come to school ready in their costume in the morning. Costumes should be school and age appropriate, should not include toy weapons and should not be overly scary (e.g. masks, blood). Students may wear costumes all day or change at recess if they are able to do so themselves.

PV Basketball is Back!

The Portola Valley PTO is excited for another Portola Valley Basketball season! Enrollment will open this week and will be open until November 12.  Enrollment links will be sent out by the Home Room Parents. The recreational basketball program for K-5th graders is open to current PVSD students.

PV Basketball will offer the following programs:

3rd Grade Competitive Team Play

  • Teams practice once during week and play a game Saturday mornings at Ormondale, Corte Madera or Woodside Elementary​
    • Games start Saturday January 8; teams may start practices early December
    • Registration closes Friday November 12
      • 3rd Grade Girls (Link will be online soon)
      • 3rd Grade Boys (Link will be online soon)

Reach out to pvhoops345@gmail.com with any questions on Team Basketball

Coming Soon: Basketball Skills Clinics;  Kinder-2nd grade 

  • Clinics will start in January after Winter Break
  • Clinics are 45 minutes weekly on Wednesdays, after school in Ormondale MUR
  • More details and registration coming soon!
  • Reach out to ormpto@pvpto.com with any questions on Basketball Clinics

Seeking Volunteer Basketball Coaches for 3rd-5th Grade Teams

Do you want to get involved and work with other basketball passionate people? Please email pvhoops345@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to coach with one of the Competitive Teams. Please specify the team (3rd, 4th/5th Boys or Girls) you’d like to work with.  Coaches must be fully vaccinated. 

 We look forward to seeing you on the court!

Art to Remember - Order by November 12

Order special keepsakes that  feature your child’s artwork -  from canvas prints, notecards, to mugs and more.  These items make unique and personal gifts!  Order by November 12 for delivery before the holidays. Shipping is free if you choose to ship to school or you can pay to ship directly to your home. Your art purchase also helps raise funds for our school.

Order via the site: https://arttoremember.com/school/66xdgz. This link goes to our school page where you can search by your child’s name to locate their artwork.  Please contact Brittany Zilka brittany@zilka.net with any questions or issues. 

corte madera news

Friday, October 29th: CMS Halloween Parade and Spirit Dress Up Day

Students are encouraged to wear their Halloween Costumes to school (or wear Orange/ Black) to earn spirit points for their grade. There will also be a short Halloween Parade at lunch for 4/5 and for 6/7/8 around the school. In addition, there will be a costume contest with prizes. More information on the route of the Halloween Parade next week. Student Council is in the process of organizing this event so stay tuned!

Rainy/Cold Weather

Fall is in the air so please make sure to dress your child in layers and be prepared for rain. If it does rain/sprinkle, students will have some indoor spaces as options, but are also encouraged to stay outside, under the awnings. We are still not mixing grade levels of students in the library, MUR, or Makerspace. We will continue to try to eat outside of classrooms/ the MUR- under the awnings so it is important that your child is dressed for the weather. 

BASKETBALL IS BACK!

***PV Basketball for Grades 4 and 5***

The Portola Valley PTO is excited for another Portola Valley Basketball season. The recreational basketball program for K-5th graders is open to current PVSD students.

Enrolling now: 4th/5th Grade Competitive Team Play

  • Teams practice once during week and play a game Saturday mornings at Ormondale, Corte Madera or Woodside Elementary
  • Games start Saturday January 8; teams may start practices early December
  • Registration closes Friday November 12
    • 4th and 5th Grade Girls Combined (Link will be online soon)
    • 4th and 5th Grade Boys Combined (Link will be online soon)
  • Reach out to pvhoops345@gmail.com with any questions on Team Basketball

Seeking Volunteer Basketball Coaches for 3rd-5th Grade Teams

Do you want to get involved and work with other basketball passionate people? Please email pvhoops345@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to coach with one of the Competitive Teams. Please specify the team (3rd, 4th/5th Boys or Girls) you’d like to work with.  Coaches must be fully vaccinated. 

We look forward to seeing you on the court!


***CMS Basketball for Grades 6 & 8***

2021/22 CMS Basketball

We are excited to be able to offer middle school  basketball again this year. We took interest surveys with the students during PE, and based on that we will be offering 6th grade boys, 6th grade girls and 8th grade boys teams this year. 

Players and coaches will be required to wear masks. Coaches and 8th grade players have to be vaccinated to participate. 

We are participating in the Menlo Park city league, so games will take place at the Arrillaga Center in Menlo Park. Practices will be at Corte Madera. 

Season: Nov 15 - Mid March

Registration begins on 10/21 and ends on 10/27 @ 5:00 PM - 12 players max per team.

Please contact Dan Flahavan: dflahavan@pvsd.net or Kate Cox: kcox@pvsd.net if you have questions about CMS Basketball. 


6th Grade Girls (Registration Link)

Games on Monday

Practice on Wed and Fri from 4:30-5:30

Coaches: Kate Cox and Josh Knowles.


6th Grade Boys (Registration Link)

Games on Wednesday

Practices are Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:45

Coaches: Josh Moser and Greg Stern


8th grade Boys (Registration Link)

Games on Monday

Practices Mon/Tues/Thurs 3:15-4:30

Coaches: Dan Flahavan / Todd Scheuer

CMS Yearbooks

Order your child’s CMS 2021-22 yearbook by going to the Yearbook Order Center (school code 7530). You can order yearbooks, design dedications (called "Ads"), or upload photos (click the "Share images with ESHARE" button) for possible inclusion in the yearbook. 

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PV Basketball is Back!

The Portola Valley PTO is excited for another Portola Valley Basketball season. The recreational basketball program for K-5th graders is open to current PVSD students.

Enrolling now: 4th/5th Grade Competitive Team Play

  • Teams practice once during week and play a game Saturday mornings at Ormondale, Corte Madera or Woodside Elementary
  • Games start Saturday January 8; teams may start practices early December
  • Registration closes Friday November 12
    • 4th and 5th Grade Girls Combined (TeamSnap Link COMING)
    • 4th and 5th Grade Boys Combined (TeamSnap Link COMING)
  • Reach out to pvhoops345@gmail.com with any questions on Team Basketball


Seeking Volunteer Basketball Coaches for 3rd-5th Grade Teams

Do you want to get involved and work with other basketball passionate people? Please email pvhoops345@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to coach with one of the Competitive Teams. Please specify the team (3rd, 4th/5th Boys or Girls) you’d like to work with.  Coaches must be fully vaccinated. 

 We look forward to seeing you on the court!

parent education

Youth Sports, Competition & Mental Health: Helping Young Athletes Succeed

Thu, October 28, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

RSVP

Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Naomi Osaka pushed mental health to the forefront of the Tokyo Olympics. How can we keep our young athletes safe, healthy, and balanced? Join us for Youth Sports, Competition, and Mental Health: Helping Your Young Athlete Succeed.

Steve Smith, PhD, a clinical and sports psychologist, will discuss how parents can support healthy sports participation for their children and teens. With humor, wit, and compassion, he gives parents what they need: straightforward, honest information about the realities of youth sports, backed by cutting-edge research.

In this engaging webinar, Dr. Smith will address the following topics:

- Healthy youth sports participation

- Peak performance under pressure

- Specialization issues in youth sports

- Raising balanced kids

- Goal-setting and the nature of control

Dr. Steve Smith is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. He specializes in psychotherapy with athletes and healthy models of youth sport.

This special presentation is sponsored by Fremont Union High Schools Foundation - Parent Resource Network, in partnership with The Parent Venture. The Parent Education Series is a program of The Parent Venture, a nonprofit corporation. Questions? Contact Rita Allen, President, FUHS Foundation, at rita@fuhsfoundation.org or Charlene Margot, CEO, The Parent Venture, at cmargot@parentventure.org

community news

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HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS!   

For details, click the orange Community News button below and scroll through the listings.

  1. Alpine/West Menlo Little League is Creating a League of Their Own - Girls Softball in Spring 2022
  2. Woodside High School Events for 8th Graders
  3. Alpine Strikers FC Registration
  4. Christ Church Linen Drive for Homeless Families 
  5. Community COVID-19 Testing at PVSD!
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