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August 25, 2019


important dates & district news

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  • ​9/2: Labor Day - No School


  • 8/24: TK/Kinder Parent's Party
  • 8/28: Back to School Night 5:45-7:30 MUR
  • 9/5: Photo Day
  • 9/6: Back to School BBQ 5-7pm & Spiritwear Sale ORM playgound
  • 9/23-9/27 Book Fair, ORM MUR
  • 9/27 Bagels & Books 7:45-8:30 ORM MUR


  • 8/30 4/5 Cocoa Breakfast 7:30-8am
  • 9/5 Back to School Night 4/5th grades 5-6:30pm & Middle School 6-8pm
  • 9/6 Photo Day
  • 9/13 Back to School Picnic 5:30-7pm
  • 9/19 Middle School BBQ Lunch


The 2019-2020 directories orders are getting ready to print! Help support the PV-PTO by making a donation of $100 or more today (which will include your directory). Donations fund the BTS BBQ and Picnics, Cultural Assemblies, staff appreciation events and more!

The cut-off for directory orders is Wednesday, September 11TH!

Click HERE to donate today and get your school directory! 

Now accepting cover art for the PV Schools Directory

The Portola Valley Schools Student Directory is perhaps the highest-circulation publication of local origin, and its release each fall is surrounded with considerable excitement and glamour. It's an invaluable local resource, highlighting the generosity and diversity of local businesses, providing essential information on our schools, and enabling the social lives of our children.

We like to feature the work of an up-and-coming local artist on the cover. We are inviting Ormondale and Corte Madera Students, from rising kindergartners through emerging eighth graders, to send in their cover designs. We'll choose one to be this year's cover. The winner's family will receive a complimentary copy of the directory, suitable for autographing.

The cover format is standard letter size, 8.5" x 11", portrait orientation, in color.

Please send entries to by Friday, September 6.

Please include the artist's name, grade level for the upcoming school year, and parent's name

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Then click this PTO Amazon Smile link right now and automatically earn money for our schools when you submit your order. 

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Your purchase will not be affected by using this link - you will still get the benefit of your prime memberhip and your purchase information will not be shared. 


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A HUGE thank you to Sara Atkins for hosting our Welcome back to school Coffee. What a fun event and tradition for our first day of school!

A GIANT thank you to Kit Antovich for recruiting and organizing a terrific set of TK/Kinder Recess Volunteers for this year.

A MASSIVE thank you to Leeza Eren for recruiting our Hot Lunch Volunteers for this year!

Kinder parent party thank you!

Thank you to the Donahue, Fogarty, Hogan, McLaughlin, Nicolls, and Wolfson Families for hosting a wonderful TK/Kinder Parent  Party last night. It was a fun event for kinder parents new & returning to start making memories together. Cheers!



Help supervise Kinder Recess this year! Great way to check in with your child during the day. Choose a day: 10:15-10:35am. Contact Kit Antovich​ to sign up.

ART IN ACTION VOLUNTEER - for Mrs. Grech's 2nd grade class and all 3rd Grade classes!

Just need a few more volunteers! Once a month, help teach your child's class a pre-designed art lesson, set up materials and clean up after. A great way to get to know your child's teacher and their class. (Need one sign up per class). Contact Sarah Vincenzo or Kit Antovich or sign up HERE!


We are still in need of volunteers for ORM 1st-3rd grade lunch service and supervision. It's a wonderful opportunity to support the Program and a great way to connect with and be a part of the students' experience in Ormondale. 

Contact Leeza Eren ( or sign up HERE if you can help out. 


Who is ready to celebrate the return of school and back in a routine? Join the ORM community at the Back to School BBQ on Friday September 5th with a barbecue catered by the BBQ Boys! 

The PTO will provide the main course of BBQ chicken, burgers and hotdogs along with the plates, napkins, cups and utensils. 

Families bring a dish to share such as a side, salad or fruit for dessert (please no sweets and all dishes must be nut-free!). Please make sure you bring a serving utensil with your dish. Water will be provided but feel free to bring other non-alcoholic beverages for your family to enjoy and don't forget your picnic blanket! Labeled dishes will be accepted from 3:00 - 5:00 on the 1st-3rd grade blacktop.

Sign up HERE for your 30 minute volunteer slot. 

Please remind children to leave scooters, skateboards, razors and other ride-on toys at home. They will not be allowed at the event.

Contact Lauren Bochnowski ( if you have questions.

paraEducator position open at ormondale

Are you or anyone you know looking for a job assisting teachers at Ormondale? The job hours are 8:15-2:15. For more information about pay, responsibilities and requirements, please go HERE.


NEW Spiritwear!

The online Ormondale Spriritwear shop is OPEN -including NEW athletic shirts, pullovers, hats and water bottles.  To ensure your child has their preferred items for Spirit Days, please order quickly!  Customizable colors will only be available online. ORDER HERE



Helping out with the hot lunch program is a GREAT way to touch base on campus and visit with the kids, staff and other volunteers. Please consider signing up for one of the daily slots by contacting Veronica Jerng (veronicajerng@me.comor signing up online.


Thank you to all the CMS parents 

Thank you parents, with both new and veteran students, for stopping in for coffee and socializing on the first day of school! It was wonderful reconnecting after summer and meeting new faces

New Family Watermelon Welcome

Last Sunday, several Ormondale and Corte Madera families turned up at the Town Centre to welcome some new faces to PVSD.  It was great to see our kids share some watermelon, meet some new friends and help allay some of the those new school jitters for the new children joining us at PVSD this year.  Welcome to our new families!

Emily Jagoda, Heidi Richards, Teri Wolf, Sangini and Ilya Bedner, Kim Zamboldi, Rachel Bright, Sarah Dorahy, Daphne Melendez and children!


Mark your calendars for Friday, September 13th, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

It’s time to kick off the school year with food, friends, and some fun! Please join us for the annual Back to School BBQ on September 13th from 5:30-7:00 at the middle school lunch tables. We’ll have plenty of burritos, chips, salsa, & guac from local favorite, Amigo’s.  Please bring a side dish or sweet treat to share.

We do need some volunteers to help put on this event, please consider giving as little as a half hour to help things run smoothly.  

Sign up HERE.

Please reach out to Kit Antovich ( with any questions.

4th & 5th Grade cocoa breakfast

Friday, August 30th at 7:30 am

4th and 5th grade families mark you calendars for the first cocoa breakfast of the year! Kids will enjoy the traditional bagels, hot cocoa and whipped cream. Parents please feel free to join and visit also!!


Sign up to volunteer for PTO programs online this year! Visit to sign up for Head Room Parents (4th and 5th), grade level parents (middle school), and many other roles. 

Contact Stefanie Trenchard ( if you have questions or interest in getting more involved with the school and PTO. We have opportunities to volunteer for the staff, kids and/or the campus depending on what you love!

Community news

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


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