May 29, 2018

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district news

IMPORTANT DATES

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DISTRICT

  • 6/8 - Last Day of School

ORMONDALE 

  • 6/1 Field Day
  • 6/8 3rd Grade Clap Out

CORTE MADERA

  • 5/31  CMS Spring Art Show and Concert from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • 5/31 Walk to Washington 2:30-3:00
  • 5/31 5th-8th Grade BBQ
  • 6/1 6th-8th Grade Dance

ORMONDALE news

ART IN ACTION ART WALK THANK YOU!

Thank to Sarah Vincenzo and her team of Art in Action volunteers - Eva Diez, Aimee Blum, Brook Coffee for creating the wonderful Art Walk in the main courtyard at Ormondale. Many of the art projects featured were created by the students during an Art in Action lesson taught by their teacher or a parent volunteer. Thank you to all of the volunteers who gave their time all year to set up, clean up and teach these wonderful art lessons! 

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corte madera news

LAST FEW EVENTS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

Please mark your calendars for the last few CMS events of the school year!

  • Thursday, May 31st will be a super busy day, including:
    • 5-8th Grade BBQ Welcome 5th graders to this middle school tradition!! Please remember to cancel any hot lunch orders.
    • Walk to Washington from 2:30-3:00, the annual fundraiser for future 8th grade DC trips
    • Spring Art Show and Concert at 5:30 in the newly updated MUR.
  • Friday, June 1st is the final 6-8th grade dance from 7:00-9:00 in the MUR. 

PSVD SCHOOLS FOUNDATION NEWS

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community news

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Learn about Tutoring with Los Ayudantes Next Year

Please join us to learn about volunteering with Los Ayudantes (translated, "The Helpers") from current volunteers that worked with students in 6-8th grade classrooms in Redwood City this past school year.   

As a Los Ayudantes literacy tutor, you can make a true difference in the lives of students in Redwood City by volunteering in the classroom once or twice a week helping with reading and writing.  No special background or language skills are needed to be a volunteer, but we will be providing training for volunteers in September.  The main requirement is the desire to make a difference and to be passionate about helping kids in our neighboring school district reach grade-level proficiency so they can be successful in high school and beyond.  

Join us at 11:30am - 1pm on Wednesday, May 30th, at a home in Woodside to learn more about the program and its impact.   A light lunch will be served.

If you're interested, please email our program director, Jenni Farrell at jenni.farrell@los ayudan tes.org​.   Learn more at our website at www.losayudantes.org.

'GET A LEG UP' THIS SUMMER ON EXECUTIVE FUNCTION, WRITING & SOCIAL LEARNING: 

FOCUS ON WORKING MEMORY, SOCIAL LEARNING, SOCIAL PRAGMATIC LANGUAGE & WRITING @ THE TALKING PLAYHOUSE IN REDWOOD CITY

Working Memory requires a symphonic network of pictures, sounds, text, experiential connectors, executive  functioning & pragmatic language skills so that information truly is categorized and remembered the right way. Otherwise "poof" it's gone after the test. This is especially key for individuals who are great at 'rote memory' for facts but struggle in other areas. This affects our academic performance, problem solving, social interactive skills, motivation, impulse control, etc.

WORKSHOPS SUMMER 2018: 

1x - weekly. Flexible scheduling.

Parent Training with every session.

All classes conducted by a specialist in executive function social language state licensed therapist.

Please email: info@talkingplayhouse.com

Text: 650-678-9769

Portola valley men's club Annual meeting & bbq

PVMC's 28th Annual Meeting & Summer Kick-Off BBQ – Thursday June 7 at Ladera Oaks 
Come enjoy the company of your fellow PV men plus a fabulous dinner, adult beverages,
cigars!  The Portola Valley Men's Club only meets annually, this event is not to be missed!

CLICK HERE to Buy tickets now!

WINDMILL SUMMER PROGRAMS

Looking for a Fun Summer Program for your Preschooler?

Windmill Preschool in Portola Valley has openings available in their Summer School Program for 3 and 4 year olds. The program offers 5 weeks of summer fun from June 11th - July 19thProgram days are Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 11:45am.

Each week we offer a different curriculum with activities centering on water, nature, building, and travel. Our summer program upholds our play-based philosophy and hands on learning through exploration and play.

Looking for a Wonderful Summer Camp for Your Incoming Kindergartener?

Windmill Day Camp is a great opportunity for children entering Kindergarten in the fall to meet other children who they may be in school with. The program meets Monday – Friday July 23rd-27th from 9:00am-2:00pm.

Our play-based activities will be planned around the theme of camping and summer fun! Day camp is for children who are age eligible for Kindergarten in the fall. 

If you are interested in either of the above programs please email our director, Jodi Cocconi~ director@windmillschool.com or call us at 650-851-0771 ext. 2#


Please visit our web site for more information: www.windmillschool.com

all students matter - volunteers needed sy 18-19

Classroom Volunteers Needed Next Year -- Grades K-5 in East Palo Alto and Eastern Menlo Park

Sign up now to begin volunteering in September to work with students in grades K-5 where you can make a real difference in their lives. You’ll go to the same classroom in East Palo Alto or eastern Menlo Park once a week, for about an hour, during the school year to help with reading or math. You’ll have a real impact in a community where over 80% of students are performing below grade level. All Students Matter provides training and coordinates everything. Read about us in this recent Palo Alto Weekly article. For more details or to sign up, visit www.allstudentsmatter.org or contact Keri Tully at keritully@gmail.com.

smartphone pledge 

A group of PVSD parents have created a smartphone pledge letter and would like to share it with community families. 

This pledge is gaining a lot of momentum in neighboring communities as well as nationwide (your child can still have a phone and be part of this pledge). 

English Letter click here 

Spanish Letter click here 

register now for fall ayso!

This year we proudly celebrate 50 years of AYSO Region 25’s youth soccer program for kids from Portola Valley, Ladera, Woodside, Emerald Hills and La Honda, providing quality soccer skills training in a supportive, player friendly environment.  

We’ll have pre-announced practice days and times for the younger age groups so parents can plan ahead for Fall activities, separate U9 and U10 age groups interlinked with Menlo Park for more varied game-day competition, drop-in skills'n drills clinics with professional UK International soccer coaches, group trips to Stanford soccer games, and more!

 Join in the fun and register NOW HERE. The first 150 kids registered will receive a free bungee soccer ball net kicker - a perfect solo training tool to improve juggling and ball control for kids (and adults)!

 QUESTIONS?

ayso25reg@gmail.com

Summer Tennis camp at alpine hills

This summer, Alpine Hills is offering six weeks of Junior Summer Tennis Camp. All ages and levels are welcome! We will have both a half day camp (for beginner and intermediate players) and a full day camp (for competitive and advanced players). Camps will be offered June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20and July 23-27. Sign up before spaces are filled! For more information and to register CLICK HERE. Club membership is not required.

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