NOVEMBER 26, 2017

district news





  • 12/21 Early Dismissal 12:05 ORM and 12:15 CMS
  • 12/22-1/5 Winter break


  • 12/13 ORM Winter Concert 8:30am
  • 12/21 Early Dismissal 12:05


  • 12/21 Early Dismissal 12:15


Create your holiday cards through Minted this November and .... you'll get 15% off your purchase and Minted will donate 15% of the sale amount back to Our Schools!  Orders must be placed by the end of November 2017, but you can buy now and personalize your cards later!



Amazon smile

Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile this holiday season and you could help send up to $10K more to our schools!

Go to and select "Portola Valley Parent Teacher Organization" as your designated organization.  More info here.


shop at honey bear trees to raise money for the PTO!

If you are buying a tree or wreath for the holidays, HONEY BEAR TREES at 955 Woodside Road, Redwood City, or 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City, or 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo will donate 15% of the sale to our schools!

Simply bring the flyer when you purchase your tree and/or wreath (if you happen to forget it, there will be extra flyers at the lot).

The Woodside Road location is now open.  The El Camino location opens 11/25 and the San Mateo location opens 11/24. 


ormondale news

corte madera news


corte madera school and portola valley theater conservatory present shrek Jr, the musical

Auditions for all CMS students will be Monday December 11 and Wednesday December 13 after school in room 605.  There are 4 time slots and you must sign up your student with this link. Please sign up for ONLY ONE audition session.

Students should come prepared to sing 30 seconds of a song, any song, of their choice; they should either bring sheet music or a karaoke track which they can play on a device such as phone or CD player.

Call backs will be on Friday December 15 and Monday December 18 after school; students will be notified if they are required to attend a call back and a sign-up link will be provided at that time via the parent e-mail provided in the audition sign-up link above.

Shrek Jr. will be performed at CMS on Wednesday April 4 and Thursday April 5, 2018 (before Spring Break).  Rehearsals will run January 8 - April 3 after school at CMS. Number of rehearsals per week will depend on student’s role.  

There is NO COST to be part of the show.  We hope to cast every student who auditions, based on participation.

We are also looking for students to apply to be Stage Manager(s).  If you/your student is interested, please e-mail to receive application.



Annual donation day Thanks

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to support our Annual Campaign donation day!

It’s not too late to contribute towards smaller class sizes, specialist teachers & so many other things that our kids enjoy. 


community news

A Conversation with Dr Eboo Patel

The 2nd Christ Church Annual Speaker Series features Dr Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core ( Eboo believes that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a highly religiously diverse social landscape. For over fifteen years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. His books include: Acts of Faith, InterFaith Leadership and Sacred Ground. He served on President Obama's inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University.

Date: Monday December 11th

Time: 6 pm Reception, 7 pm Lecture

Place: Christ Church Portola Valley, 815 Portola Road (next to the town center)

Price: Free

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory (PVTC) offers imaginative, challenging THEATRE CLASSES this winter!

PVTC's classes are open to students of all skill level, novice to experienced. In addition to teaching acting skills, these classes build self-confidence and encourage collaboration with peers. Each week, students learn about theatre through well-loved theatre games and creative acting exercises. These young actors also rehearse a short play that is performed at the end of the 10 week session for family and friends. Our winter theme is A Greener Earth. Actors will explore stories that require them to roll up their sleeves and make the world a better place! Classes start the week of Jan. 22nd.

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory
(650) 530-2428 


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