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May 22, 2022


important dates & district news

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  • ​5/30: No School, Memorial Day Holiday​​


  • 5/24: Understanding Severe Mental Health Conditions in Children and Youth, 5:30 pm


  • 5/23 3rd Grade Parents Meeting at CMS
  • 5/24 3rd Grade Visit to Corte Madera
  • 5/25 Musical Medley Revue
  • 6/3 Farmer’s Market & Art Walk, 2:45 pm

  • 6/8 Field Day


  • 5/23: Incoming 4th Grade Parent Meeting, 8:45 am
  • 5/24: 3rd Graders Visit CMS on Tuesday, 8:15 am

  • 5/26: Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting: Thursday, 9 am

district news


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Summer School Learning Opportunity!

Once again, PVSD will host its Annual Portola Valley Summer Program. This program boasts a robust, engaging, half-day learning experience that may fit your child’s/children’s needs. At this time, participation is by teacher invite only, but if space should become available, we are happy to extend it to rising PVSD 1st-8th graders.

If you would like more information about the possibility of your child/children attending, please contact Mr. Adam Ahlbach, Lead Teacher, at [email protected].

Dates: Monday, June 13th - Friday, July 8th (No School on Monday, June 20th and Monday, July 4th)
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: Woodside Priory School

Job Posting for PVSF Donations Administrator - Part-Time

The Donations Administrator for the Portola Valley Schools Foundation (PVSF) is a paid, part-time position responsible for processing fundraising campaign contributions. This vital role for the organization works closely with our dynamic team of community volunteers to support the public schools in Portola Valley.

About PVSF:

PVSF is a non-profit organization which raises funds for the Portola Valley Schools District. Funds raised provide additional teachers, specialists, programs, and tools that make the Portola Valley public schools extraordinary places for learning. PVSF raises money from District families, community members and local businesses on an on-going basis through two vehicles: the Annual Campaign and the biennial FANfare Benefit event.

How to Apply:

Click the PDF file below for complete details. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by May 30.

PVSF Donations Admin Job Posting .pdf


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Ormondale Musical Medley:  Wednesday, May 25th, 9am

Ormondale Parents are officially invited to see this special performance of singing, dancing and original script.  You don’t want to miss this labor of love, a culmination of weeks of rehearsing and passion!  Please note for space consideration this invitation is for parents only; unfortunately are not able to include extended family and friends.  

While there is a main cast of those children who auditioned, all students will participate in the singing.  All students have worked hard in their music classes to proudly demonstrate the final presentation. The show will last about one hour and will be held on the playground blacktop. All parents who attend will have to sign in at the office, so the school has a record of who was on campus. 


Farmer’s Market and Art Walk: Friday, June 3, 2:45 pm

Ormondale’s tenth annual Farmers’ Market is approaching. Plan to be at Ormondale’s courtyard area on FRIDAY, June 3rd from 2:45-4:30 to shop for plants, crafts, garden products, food, and fun items.  All proceeds will go towards maintaining and growing our school garden.  In addition, be sure to check out the Art Walk in and around the MUR showcasing an art piece from each student.  Masks are requested while inside the MUR.

Does your family or child have a desire to sell homemade wares, crafts, or goods right from your own garden?  Why don’t you rent a booth at our event?  All we ask is for you to make a donation to our garden. If anyone wants to sell items from their own garden and have a booth, please contact any second grade teacher so that we reserve you a space.  It only happens once a year, so make sure you plan ahead and mark your calendars!  

Kristin Wong ([email protected])

Kristin Bouman ([email protected])

Debbie Grech ([email protected])

Ormondale Office Phone Number: 851-1777 Feel free to drop a note by the Ormondale office with your contact information, and Katy will put your note into the second grade teacher’s mailbox.

We are looking forward to this really fun annual event!

Art Walk Volunteers Needed

Each student will have a piece of art to showcase during the Art Walk on June 3rd (with the Farmer’s Market).  We’re looking for volunteers to help mount and label children’s artwork as well as volunteers to help hang in the artwork for display.  Click here to volunteer. 

Lunch Recess Volunteers for 1st-3rd Grade

Please come help supervise our active 1st-3rd graders during lunchtime recess.  The weather is getting nice and it’s fun to see our kids interact and play with their friends.  Sign up here to help. Note that you can sign up for one or multiple recess slots on a given day.

3rd Grade Families

Be sure to review the details regarding the upcoming meetings for incoming 4th graders and their families in the Corte Madera section. 

corte madera news

Thank You Sarah Dorahy and 6-8th Grade Families! 

A huge thank you to Sarah Dorahy who organized along with her team of volunteers, Mariana Brandi, Kim Cashin, Karyn Ellis, Allison Moser, and Dimitra Tzimopoulou, who helped with set up and clean up for the Super Staff Lunch! Thank you to all the 6th-8th grade families who  donated funds and/or food to treat our staff to a beautiful and delicious lunch! 

Incoming 4th Grade Parent Meeting: Monday, 5/23 at 8:45am at CMS

All incoming 4th grade parents are invited to meet Ms. Shima and Mr. Patterson in the CMS Amphitheater for an overview of the 4th grade program. We will be touring the campus, the classrooms, and meeting the teachers and current 4th grade students.

3rd Graders Visit CMS on Tuesday, 5/24 at 8:15am

The Ormondale 3rd graders will be on campus Tuesday, 5/24 at 8:15am for a Cocoa Breakfast and to tour our campus! They will be visiting the current 4th grade classrooms, meeting their 4th grade buddies, taking tours with our 8th grade student council students, and hearing about all that CMS has to offer next year! We can't wait to meet our future CMS students! 

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting: Thursday, 5/26 at 9am at CMS

All incoming 6th grade parents are invited to meet Ms. Shima and Mr. Patterson in the CMS Amphitheater for an overview of the 6th grade program and to review course offerings for next year. We will be touring the campus, the classrooms, and meeting some of the current 6th grade teachers.

parent education

Understanding Severe Mental Health Conditions in Children and Youth

Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, UCSB

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)


Mental health is an important part of children’s overall health and well-being. What should parents know about severe mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, and more?  

Join Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, to understand more about severe mental health conditions in children and youth.

Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

This special event is sponsored by generous donors from Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with The Parent Venture.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at [email protected].

community news

All community news is posted on the pto website 


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

  1. Help underserved, RWC middle schoolers with literacy next year with Los Ayudantes!

  2. Summer riding program for kids 6-16!

  3. Alpine Strikers Spring Soccer Sign Up!

  4. Become a Ravenswood Classroom Partners volunteer

  5. AYSO Region 25 Looking for Fall 2022 Volunteers


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