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May 19, 2019


important dates & district news

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  • 5/27 & 5/28: No School
  • 5/31: PTO Board Meeting @ CMS
  • 6/13: Last Day of School


  • 5/22: Mary Poppins Play, 8:30am & 6pm
  • 5/24: Wild Cat Assembly
  • 6/5: Field Day
  • 6/13: 3rd Grade Clap out @ 11:45am, 12:05pm Dismissal


  • 5/19-24:  8th Grade Trip to Washington
  • 5/23: Grade 5-7 BBQ

  • 5/24:  CMS Sports Day​

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

  • 5/30: Concert & Art Show, 5:30 PM


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 ( 

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




Wild Cat Show - New Scheduled Date!

Thanks to the support of the PV-PTO, this Friday, May 24th our students will enjoy a Wild Cat Education. Conservation Fund offers assemblies to schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Their live wild cat educational presentation offers a unique combination of fun and learning that lives in school curriculum. Their goal is to expand learning opportunities about wild cats and increase awareness of the impact of human behavior on the habitat and survival of these rare species. 

They will bring four selected wild cats right to the assembly. Each cat is presented on a leash, as it’s habits, habitat and survival are explained in a dynamic presentation. Natural behaviors like climbing and leaping are demonstrated.

Their face-to-face wild cat encounters help increase enthusiasm for saving magnificent wild cats and wild cat habitats. Each saved wild cat habitat is also saved for other creatures! 

mary poppins production


corte madera news

5th - 7th GRADE BBQ lunch...

FIFTH GRADERS will be included in this middle school tradition!

5-7th graders get ready to enjoy a BBQ lunch on Thursday. Remember to cancel your childs hot lunch.

CMS SPORTS DAY, friday 5/24...

Friday CMS will have a ball playing outside and exercising! If you are interested in helping with the event and spending time with the kids, please visit our sign up page.

Contact Kim Zamboldi ( if any questions.


Fall sports registrations are opening up! Visit the PTO after school sports page to sign up.

• Flag Football registration is open now and will close by the end of May.

• Girls Volleyball will be opening up soon.

• Cross Country will be opening up soon.



LOTS of happy kids out in the 4/5 courtyard on Thursday! CMS celebrated the last cocoa of the year with the incoming 4th graders. It was great to see so many parents out there chatting and all the new student faces. Go Panthers!

Thanks to our cheerful Student Council members and the awesome CMS Panther for adding to the spirit.

BIG THANK YOUs to our 2018-19 Cocoa Team including Brooke Day, Julie Harding, Aimee Blum and Peter Blum. They did an amazing job all year keeping the whipped cream and cocoa flowing while juggling a few weather days in the midst.


The rain held off for our Annual Walk to Washington! A great time and lots of buzz about the 8th grade trip (Class of 2019 left this morning for their DC trip!!).


If your child has not yet collected and turned in their Donation form there is still time!

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.   W2W Flyer 2019.pdf



Congratulations to the CMS Middle School Tennis team for a great season, placing 4th in the division! The kids learned a ton and had a great time. Coaches Tracy and Lauren did an amazing job teaching the kids the game and the love of the sport.

Great job at the SSIL Tournament with Patrick Van Hoven winning the singles consolation round, Izzy Klugman making it into the finals of the open singles, and Alex Klugman and Alex Frampton winning the doubles. 

Do you have a middle school aged kid that loves tennis? Consider signing them up for the CMS Tennis Team next spring. Practices are 4 days a week after school alternating between Alpine Hills and Town Center courts. There can be 4-7 matches a season for each the JV and Varsity team. CONGRATULATIONS CMS MIDDLE SCHOOL TENNIS!

portola valley schools Foundation News


community news


make a difference volunteering at rwc schools

In-class volunteers are needed to help Redwood City middle schoolers with literacy for the 2019-20 school year.  

One hour a week is all it takes to make difference for these students, many of whom are reading below grade level.  You can become an important, trusted adult in the kids’ lives when you make this commitment to read with them throughout the school year.  

Learn more about volunteering next year at our volunteer luncheon May 22nd at 11:30am at a home in Menlo Park.  To RSVP, please contact director, Jenni Farrell (  Learn more at

Mr. Daniel’s Spectacular Summer Writing Camp

This class is an inspiring, fun- spirited, and productive experience, as middle school age students have the chance to express and organize their personal ideas in written form, under the instruction of Priory’s sixth grade Humanities teacher. 

This summer’s theme is: Change-Makers. The writing topics and teaching approach are differentiated for individual skill/grade level, and personal interests of each student. There will be a range of descriptive, informational, persuasive and creative topics to complete during the week. Students can expect healthy snacks and interactive games during each break. Please email Mr. Daniel directly for any questions, advance reservations, or requests you might have at:

Location: Woodside Priory School.  Weeks available: June 17-21 and/or July 29-Aug 2

Times: 9:00 AM to Noon each day
, Cost: $450 dollars for the week-long session

There is a maximum 18-20 students per session. Note: First come; first serve for reservations.

Alpine Strikers Fall Programs

Is your child excited about soccer and wants to play in the fall? Alpine Strikers FC is the local soccer club and we offer preschool and kindergarten/first grade soccer programs coached by our professionally coaching staff.  Registration is now open. To find out more, please check out pre-competitive programs at


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, or EFBA’s Academic Program Coordinator, Emilie Nolf at​.

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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