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August 30, 2020

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important dates & district news

Click on the calendar to see full PTO calendar.

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DISTRICT

  • 9/1: HRP meeting, 9 am
  • 9/3: School Board Meeting, 6 pm
  • ​9/7: Labor Day, No School
  • 9/16: Directory Order Cutoff
  • 9/17: Common Ground Speaker Series (Parent Education), 4-5:15 pm
  • 9/18: Family Movie Night @ Home
  • 9/22: PTO board meeting


ORMONDALE

9/1 Material Pickup 3:00-5:00 pm

Back to School Nights (virtual)

  • 9/2: Grade TK at 6:00 p.m.
  • 9/8: Grade K at 6:00 p.m.
  • 9/8: Grade 1 at 6:45 p.m.
  • 9/9: Grade 2 at 6:00 p.m.
  • 9/9: Grade 3 at 6:45 p.m

9/16 Material Pickup 3:00-5:00 pm

9/30 Material Pickup 3:00-5:00 pm

(see teacher emails for more info about material pick-up)


CORTE MADERA

9/10: Back to School Night (Virtual)  

  • 4/5th Grade 5:15-6 pm
  • 6-8th Grade 6:15-7:30 pm


District News

SUPPORT THE PTO & GET YOUR DIRECTORY!

The 2020-2021 directory 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). Your financial support is a critical way to ensure that the programs that make our schools (and the PVSD community) so special continue year after year.

The cut-off for directory orders is Wednesday, September 16th!

ORDER YOUR PTO 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 judy.gilbert@gmail.com by Friday, September 11th.

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

PVSD FACE COVERINGS

A HUGE thank you to Amanda Smoot and Sarah Vincenzo for all their work on the custom spirit wear face coverings for both Ormonale and Corte Madera Schools. Use the blank white space on the front to write-in your child’s name. 

Need help getting the perfect fit? Check out this VIDEO!

Need additional face coverings? Want a personalized face covering with your child’s name? Visit our Spiritwear store!

ORDER YOUR SPIRITWEAR

JUST BREATHE

Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids​

Thurs Sept 17, 4:00pm-5:15pm Registration Link Coming Soon​

Does the added stress of being at home bring added battles with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get cooperation without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? No one is prepared to parent through a pandemic. As school starts, and we are all still at home, fostering cooperation and learning independence are more important than ever. Clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Markham helps parents shift away from control and manipulation to practical strategies for raising children who WANT to cooperate. She helps parents create a more peaceful home where affection, connection and humor help resolve conflict happily, and where kids WANT to follow our lead. 

*This year, the PTO has paid for PVSD membership in the Common Ground Speaker Series, which presents distinguished speakers in education, parenting and health at venues across the San Francisco Peninsula. Their 2020-2021 Series will take place live online. Parents, faculty, and staff of member schools attend Common Ground events free of charge. View the Common Ground Fall 2020 Slate click HERE​.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ HOME

Each child received a packet of popcorn and a treat from the PTO at the school supply pick-up. We’d love for the community to enjoy a family movie night at home! 

Does your child have a favorite movie to recommend? Have them submit a movie review! We will pick one movie review from each of the following three age groups TK-2, 3-5, and 6-8 to feature in the September 13th edition of PTO Weekly. Featured movie reviews will win a $10 Amazon gift card. All other movie reviews will be listed on the PTO website. Movies rated G or PG only please. Fill out the form HERE

RAISE $ FOR OUR SCHOOLS WITH AMAZON SMILE!

Do you have any plans to shop on Amazon today?

Click this PTO Amazon Smile link​ right now and automatically earn money for our schools when you submit your order then bookmark this Amazon Smile link and use this link every time you shop at Amazon!

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

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MORE DISCOUNTS AND PARTNERSHIPS

ORMONDALE News

PTO thank you

THANK YOU to Linda Kamran and Kit Antovich for helping with recruiting a terrific set of HRP Volunteers for this school year!

A RECIPE FROM MS. HOVLAND

Mrs. Hovland shared a recipe with the TK/Kinder students for their first meeting ‘‘Pancakes with the Principle’. The recipe was such a big hit (and so easy) that we just had to share it with everyone. And the best part: no standing over the pan flipping pancakes.  Enjoy!

Ms. Hovland's Lazy Pancakes

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk substitute 2 cups milk and add 2 tbsp. white vinegar or 2 tbsp. lemon juice)

2 eggs

1/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp. melted butter

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup berries or your own favorite topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13' pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk the buttermilk, eggs and melted butter until well combined.  In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add the wet ingredients and stir until combined.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.  Place your favorite topping on top.

Bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes.  Remove from the oven, cut into squares and serve with syrup or jam.

volunteer

Sign up to volunteer for PTO programs online this year.  Visit pvpto.com/volunteer to sign up. We would love to fill our community builder slots! And if you are unsure, volunteer to be a floater. We will contact you when we need you. 

Contact Sara Atkins (Mrs.smatkins@gmail.com) if you would like to get involved or have any questions regarding volunteering or the PTO in general. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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new spiritwear

The online Ormondale Spiritwear shop is now OPEN -including NEW Ormondale athletic shirts, and a brand new item this year: pajama bottoms (because, zoom). To ensure your child has their preferred items for Spirit Days (every Friday), please order quickly! ORDER HERE


corte madera news

Back to school night (virtual)

CMS Virtual Back To School Night is on Thursday, September 10th. 4/5th Parents will have BTSN from 5:15-6:00pm. Middle School families will meet their child's teachers from 6:15-7:30 following a bell schedule. More information to follow, but please mark your calendars!

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NEW SPIRITWEAR!

The online Corte Madera Spirit Wear shop is open and we have CMS pajama bottoms!​ ORDER HERE

CMS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Sign up to volunteer for PTO programs online this year! Visit pvpto.com/volunteer to sign up for volunteer opportunities. 

Contact Aimee Blum (akblum@gmail.com) if you have questions or interest in getting more involved with the school and PTO. We know things look different this year, but we still have a lot of opportunities to volunteer!

community news

All community news is posted on its own page of our website. There is a link from each PTO Weekly to the page or you can navigate there directly.

This Week's highlights:

PV Theatre classes

Sangini's Dance Classes

Mr. Frederick's Classes

Volunteer virtually

COMMUNITY NEWS
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