important dates & district news
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- 12/23-1/3: Winter Break
- 1/20: MLK Day (No School)
- 12/16-12/20: Spirit Week
- 12/20: Early Dismissal 12:05pm
- 1/22: Kindergarten Orientation
- 1/24: TK Orientation
- 12/16: Spring musical callbacks & tech crew auditions, 3:15-6pm
- 12/20: Early Dismissal, 12:15pm
- 1/10 - Middle School Dance, 7-9pm
1/16 - Winter Art Show & Concert, 5:30 Art Show, 6pm Concert
1/17 - Cocoa Breakfast, 4th/5th graders, 7:15am
happy holidays from the pto
Thank you all for everything you've done this year for our wonderful school communities - from volunteering in classrooms, at events and supporting our schools through donations and special fundraisers. Wishing you Holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.
MINTED FUNDRAISER PROGRAM
Create your holiday cards through Minted this holiday season, and .... you'll get 20% off your purchase and Minted will donate 15% of the sale amount back to Our Schools! Promotion valid Nov 1st - Dec 31st.
Use code: FUNDRAISEPORTOLA
Share your holiday cheer! Create thoughtful personalized cards and gifts that give back. Shop through our custom storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% of all purchases to Our Schools! CLICK HERE TO GO TO SHUTTERFLY
SHOP AT HONEY BEAR TREES TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOLS
If you are buying a tree or wreath for the holidays, HONEY BEAR TREES will donate 15% of the sale to our schools!
HONEY BEAR TREES - REDWOOD CITY
955 Woodside Rd
Open 11/16 - 12/24
9:00 am - 9:00 pm - 7 Days a week
winter celebration thank you
A very big thanks to Sarah Vincenzo for another amazing year of organizing Ormondale students to create beautiful decorations for the Ormondale Winter Celebration. Big thanks to Brook Coffee and Gary Hanning for hanging all of the Family trees and leaves throughout the MUR to create the beautiful Gratitude Forest. The house was packed to see all the kids dance, sing and everyone loved the celebration!
spirit week at ormondale
Ormondale Spirit Week is THIS week!
Monday, 12/16: Shades Day - wear your sunglasses or crazy glasses to school
Tuesday, 12/17: Ormondale Pride Spirit Day - wear your Ormondale spirit wear or our school colors (blue and white)
Wednesday, 12/18: Wacky Wednesday - anything goes - mismatched clothes, backwards clothes, crazy socks, crazy hair
Thursday, 12/19: Hat Day - wear a hat to school
Friday, 12/20: Pajama Day - wear your pajamas to school; bring a favorite stuffed animal with you too.
cup of cheer & cookies in the office
Parents - come by the office any morning next week to enjoy a hot cup of cheer and a cookie or three. We will be serving up this special treat for parents from 8:00 to 3:00 on Monday through Thursday and 8:00 to noon on Friday. You are welcome to come any day and everyday. This is our office staff's way of saying Happy Holidays and thank you for all you do for our students and staff to make the Ormondale community the best place to be!
USED BOOKFAIR IS ALMOST HERE
The third grade classes at Ormondale are happily sponsoring a Used Book Fair to help a needy charity. We would like the community to use one of the 4 “r”s of waste management, reuse, in order to help the charity and save our environment as well.
Beginning the first week in January and continuing through February 28th, you will be able to drop off your books, CDs, DVDs. There will be kids out front collecting your kind donations in the morning drop off line at Ormondale. For Corte Madera families, there will be a collection box in the library.
We will be accepting:
All children’s books
All tween books
Adult Categories: Cookbooks, coffee table books, travel books, self help books
We hope that the entire community can join us as we celebrate reusing and sharing, from March 2nd to March 6th in the Ormondale MUR.
ART TO REMEMBER
Due to a scheduling error made by Art to Remember, orders shipping to the school will arrive on 12/16. Art to Remember apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Depending on the shipment arrival, your child will bring home the art products either on 12/16 or 12/17. Please contact Erin Sanders with questions about the dissemination of the art, firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you have any additional questions or concerns about the company delay, please feel free to contact Abby Fleischman at Art to Remember email@example.com or call Monday-Friday 8 am- 5pm EST at 800-895-8777.
Actor callbacks will be held on Monday, Dec. 16th from 3-6pm. Not all students are required to attend callbacks, however, actors should keep this date open. Tech crew interviews will be held on Monday, December 16th. Please sign up here: https://www.pvtc-ca.org/cms-mermaid
second harvest food drive
Thank you to everyone who has already donated to both our virtual and traditional food drives. However, we still need your support. Our food drive will end on December 18th and we are hoping for more donations before then. Please make sure to send healthy canned foods to CMS, or to donate online, please Click Here.
Our sincerest thanks,
CMS Seventh Grade Service Learning
Community NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Community NEWS HEADLINES - click button for details
- WAIT UNTIL 8TH
- KIDS & ADULTS HIP HOP CLASSES WITH SANGINI
- WINDMILL SCHOOL LAUREL EDUCATION CENTER WINTER LINEUP
- PORTOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY CLASSES
- ALPINE LITTLE LEAGUE SPRING 2020
- CHESS KING Winter/Spring 2020 Session
- REDWOOD CITY GIRLS SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
- YES! I ENDORSE PORTOLA VALLEY SCHOOLS
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