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May 12, 2019


important dates & district news

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  • 5/17: 2nd Grade Farmer's Market, 4-6pm @ ORM
  • 5/27 & 5/28: No School
  • 5/31: PTO Board Meeting @ CMS


  • 5/13: Superintendent Meet & Greet Coffee at 7:45​
  • 5/14: Incoming 4th grade Parents Open House, Noon @ CMS 
  • 5/16: Grades 3-5 Cocoa Breakfast, 7:30 AM @ CMS
  • 5/17: 2nd Grade Farmer's Market, 4-6pm
  • 5/22: Mary Poppins Play, 8:30am & 6pm


  • 5/16: Grades 3-5 Cocoa Breakfast, 7:30 AM
  • 5/16:  Incoming 6th grade Parents Open House, Noon (for current 5th graders)

  • 5/17: Walk to Washington, 2:30-3:00 pm

    5/17: CMS Middle School Dance​

  • 5/19-24:  8th Grade Trip to Washington

  • 5/23: Grade 5-7 BBQ

  • 5/30: Concert & Art Show, 5:30 PM

  • 5/30: Superintendent Meet & Greet Coffee, 7:30am



Please help us give a warm welcome our new Superintendent Roberta Zarea!

The PTO will be hosting a Meet and Greet Coffee tomorrow morning at Ormondale’s Courtyard, in front of the Library from 7:45am - 9am.

The PTO will be hosting another Meet and Greet coffee at Corte Madera School on Thursday May 30th from 7:30am - 9am before the CMS Art Fair.

Please stop by one of the Meet and Greets and introduce yourself to our new Superintendent!

ode to the Ormondale Farmer's Market - Friday 5/17

To market, to market, to buy a few things
Come and you’ll find what our second graders will bring
Be it bath soap or flower lights,
Perhaps a tie dyed bag too
We’ll have plant starts and fruits
and even liquid worm poo (that’s worm tea)

Gabe’s Burgers, Salt and Pita,
and Swifty Sweets will be there
Make rosemary bread
that we hope we can share (uh...we’re trying)
Pinatas and washcloths
Bucket seats and garden hats
Recycled toys or garden signs
Are you looking forward to that?

Would you like to have a table there?
To sell your own stuff?
Just let us know
Because there’s never enough.
Friday, May 17th
From four to six
At Ormondale Elementary
For your Farm-Fresh fix!


Portola Valley Schools Day at the SF Giants


Kick off summer break by joining your Portola Valley School Community for a fun day of baseball at Oracle Park. 

The SF Giants are facing off the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday June 15th at 1:05 pm and a special section has been reserved for the families and faculty of PVSD – including Ormondale, Corte Madera and the school district offices.

There are a limited number of seats reserved at a special rate of $35. 

Support your PV PTO and purchase your tickets today at this link:  See you at the game!


mabel's labels pto fundraiser

It's almost summer, and you know what that means? Swimming! Hiking! Sleepovers! Camp! But did you know it also means LOST CLOTHING!

Help your kids keep their stuff by using waterproof clothing labels on, well, everything! Shoes, helmets, jackets, water bottles, sports equipment and just about anything else.

The PTO has teamed up with Mabel's Label's to offer packs of customizable labels to slap on stuff your kids use (and lose)!

Visit and search for Portola Valley PTO to start shopping.

Note that after entering Portola Valley PTO, a small banner will appear at the top of the page and you are set to shop.  It's a subtle confirmation, so if you are not sure they counted your order to PV PTO, then feel free to send them a reply to your receipt.   If you have questions, please email Stefanie Trenchard ([email protected]). 

You'll give your kid's items a chance to return home AND support the PTO (who doesn't love bbqs, cocoa breakfasts & assemblies)!



Incoming 4th Grade Parent Meeting at CMS - Transition to CMS -Tuesday, May 14th at noon

This is the same content as the November meeting but the tour will go to different classrooms. This is a chance to learn more about Corte Madera and ask questions.

Cocoa Breakfast and School Tour at CMS for current 3rd graders - Thursday, May 16th at 7:30 am

A favorite event! The 3rd graders will gather in the 4th/5th grade courtyard to enjoy cocoa and bagels with fellow students and parents - a regular perk for our CMS 4th and 5th graders. When the bell rings they will have a tour of the school and classrooms.

Students should be dropped off at Corte Madera at 7:30 to begin their day and parents please feel free to walk your child in and visit. There will be signs and friendly faces in front of the school directing students and visiting parents to the 4th/5th courtyard. 

Parents may DEFINITELY join for the cocoa portion of the morning  (7:30-8:00) and parking can be found in the lot in spots marked "visitor" or street parking on side and main street just past the entrance of CMS.  Please do not park in spots marked "staff".  Staff and current CMS parents will be there during and after if you have any questions.

And mark your calendar...Tuesday, August 20th for the 4th Grade Welcome and Orientation to Corte Madera School


Muchisimas Gracias to Elizabeth Skey and Marta Kandler for leading the TK and Kindergarten families in throwing a Cinco de Mayo staff appreciation lunch at Ormondale on Wednesday, May 8th.  Our staff enjoyed special cooked to order tacos!

Thank you to everyone who donated, brought delicious food, helped to set up, clean up, and monitored the pick-up line so our staff could have a well-deserved break!  We so appreciate you!! Thank you Marie Klemchuk, Lesley Wiley, Tatyana Shpunt, Leslie Skanberg, Daphne Melendez, Lily Fogarty, Jessie McEvoy, Kirsten Cahn, Jan Enejder, Donna Rollefson, Liz Webb, Sangini Bedner, Leeza Eren, Kristen Potter, Ruhi Khan, Cindy McAdam, Prista Charuworn, Emilia Schor, Serena Hanes, Suzanne Fletcher, Marcela Aguilar, Gary Hanning, Kristen Cheng, Crystal Ciancutti, Camilla Eckstein, Erin Murarka, Lyndsay Lyle, Matt Rollefson, Amanda Smoot, Marcela Aguilar, Nora Barendsen, Elisabeth Magana, Kimberley Rosen, Marjel Scheuer, Sarah Vincenzo, and Camilla Lynch.

corte madera news


Walk-to-Washington walkathon is 5/17, 2:30-3:00 pm

The Annual Walk-to-Washington is the major fundraiser for the DC trip. All proceeds will benefit 4th - 7th grade (funds are deposited into class accounts to offset the cost of the Washington DC trip when they reach 8th grade).

Each grade has its own fundraising goal which is listed on the donation form. These funds help keep the trip cost as low as possible and ensure that all students have the opportunity to travel. PVSD counts on the generosity of the community to help make the trip possible for all eligible students. It is also great practice for the students to articulate the event and their fundraising purpose to family and friends!


Students that turn in their forms by end of school Thursday, 5/16 will be entered in a raffle that will be announced during the Walk!!

AND, each grade that raises their total $ goal (# of students x $ goal per student) by the deadline of Wednesday, May 22nd will win a summer treat for their entire grade!

Donations forms were sent home or you can print up your own.   


Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting at CMS - Transition to Middle School

Thursday, May 16th at 12 Noon.

This is the same content as the November meeting but the tour will go to different classrooms.

This is a chance to learn more about Middle School and ask questions to staff and parents.

portola valley schools Foundation News


community news


Registration is open!  EFBA (Education Française Bay Area), a nonprofit organization promoting bilingualism, has opened registration for next Fall’s program, which will be held at Woodland School in Ladera (360 La Cuesta Dr, Portola Valley).  Discounts are available for those that sign-up soon!  

Classes are offered based on age and language level (native and non-native), and are held 2x per week for 1.5 hours each class session throughout the school year.  The Francophone program is held on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm and the French as a Second Language program is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm.  EFBA is a unique French school for children ages from 5 to 14. 

Since French is a minority language in the Bay Area, they have created several programs aiming to offer sufficient exposure to the language to help children become bilingual effortlessly and willingly.  They offer 3 interdependent programs throughout the year.

You can find more details about EFBA’s after-school program at​.

If you have any questions about the Portola Valley program, please contact local PVSD mom, Anne Fazioli-Khiari, at [email protected], or EFBA’s Academic Program Coordinator, Emilie Nolf at [email protected]​.

Executive Function & Social Intelligence Therapy


Panthers Camp 2019

We are looking forward to another great summer working with your kids building confident movers who inspire others.

Registration for Panthers Camp 2019 is available  


  • Session 1: June 17-21 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 2: June 24-28
  • Session 3: July 1-5 (no camp on 7/4)
    • New Option: Monday-Wednesday

All sessions include optional extended care from 3:00-5:30 Monday –Thursday.  Also, all sessions include optional fun Friday camp from 9:00-3:00. 


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