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August 29, 2021

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important dates & district news

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DISTRICT​​​​

  • 9/2: School Board Meeting, 6 pm
  • 9/6: Labor Day, NO SCHOOL


PARENT EDUCATION

  • 9/1: What Do You Say? Talking with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance and Motivation, 5:30 pm
  • 9/9: Mindful Parenting: Reducing COVID Stress and Anxiety

ORMONDALE

  • 9/1: Virtual Parent Coffee with Ormondale Principal Hovland, 9 am
  • 9/14: Virtual Ormondale Back to School Night* (note date change) 
  • 9/15: ORM Photo Day
  • 9/20-9/24 Fall Goal Setting Conference Week (MINIMUM DAYS)


CORTE MADERA

  • 9/2: Virtual Parent Coffee with CMS Principal Shima, 9 am 
  • 9/9: CMS Photo Day
  • 9/9: Virtual CMS Back to School Night 


district news

We hope that everyone had a great first day back to school last Thursday! PTO is looking forward to strengthening our PVSD community this year. You can help us do that in the following ways:

DONATE 

We ask parents to donate to the PTO in the first few weeks of school to support the coming year’s programs and activities. Click here to donate. 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. Our suggested donation is $100 per family, but we welcome donations of any amount! 

DONATE

VOLUNTEER

If you haven’t had a chance to sign-up to volunteer, please take a look here for all the ways you can be involved this school year. PVSD is targeting early October for on campus volunteering and anticipated school events to resume. We can’t wait to start bringing our community back together, and with your help we can make these fun opportunities happen!

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NEW ORMONDALE AND CMS SPIRITWEAR

The online PVSD Shop is OPEN, featuring cool new designs for adults and children on Shirts, Hoodies, Hats and more!

NEW CMS & ORMONDALE APPAREL 

CMS & ORMONDALE FACE COVERINGS

Order now to ensure your child has the latest items for Spirit Days! The site will close and orders processed on September 17th (face coverings will continue to be available all year).

Questions: amandasmoot@gmail.com 

CALLING ALL STUDENT ARTISTS 

The Portola Valley Schools Student Directory, published each fall, is 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.

For the forthcoming 2021-22 edition, we'd like to continue the tradition of featuring the work of an up-and-coming local artist on the cover. We are inviting Ormondale and Corte Madera students, from rising TK/kindergarteners 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 10.

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

PTO FUNDRAISERS

***Please consider enrolling in the following programs to benefit our PTO***

ESCRIP

Sign up for eScrip today and a % of purchases you make at participating merchants, including Bianchini’s, will go back to our school. Click here to sign up (select Portola Valley School District PTO as your school)

Already signed up? If you shop at Bianchini’s, please click here to make sure that the phone number you use for your Bianchini’s Rewards is also linked to your eScrip account: CLICK HERE 

AMAZON SMILE 

Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile and help our schools! Go to smile.amazon.com and select "Portola Valley Parent Teacher Organization" as your designated organization.

ORMONDALE News

FOLLOW @Ormontales ON INSTAGRAM

Catch a glimpse of the school day, the latest on the construction and other fun scenes on the Ormondale Instagram account @ormontales. Please note this is a private account for Ormondale families only. If your username is not easily identifiable as a student family, please send Ms. Hovland a note at lhovland@pvsd.net.

ORMONDALE PRIDE EVERY FRIDAY

Fridays are Ormondale pride day. Wear your Ormondale shirt, sweatshirt, hat and/or mask every Friday to show your school spirit. Outgrew your gear? Looking for something new? Browse the latest selection of Ormondale spiritwear here

VOLUNTEERS 

Excitement is in the air as the kids returned to campus last week. We hope to have parent volunteers back on campus soon as well! We appreciate all those that have signed up to volunteer with the PTO already. There are still volunteer opportunities  at Ormondale, particularly in the following areas: 

Art in Action Co-Coordinator

Art in Action Classroom volunteers

Art to Remember

Bingo Night

Book Fair

Breakfast Club

Hot lunch / playground volunteers Grades 1-3

PV Basketball Commissioner/Co-Commissioner 

Spiritwear Co-Coordinator

Staff Appreciation Week

Super Staff Lunches

corte madera news

NEW CMS SPIRITWEAR!

Wear your CMS shirt, sweatshirt, hat and/or mask to show your Panther Pride! Outgrew your gear? Looking for something new? Browse the latest selection of CMS spiritwear here

VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help with the PTO this year! We are looking forward to an AWESOME year and having volunteers back on campus soon! In order to rebuild community and bring back our beloved PTO programs, we still need help in the following areas:

4th/5th Grade Home Room Parents 

Choice Lunch Volunteer Coordinator

Choice Lunch Volunteers 

6-8 Grade Lunch

Art to Remember

PV Basketball Commissioner/Co-Commissioner 

Super Staff Coffee/Lunches

Staff Appreciation Week

Campus Beautification

Years of Service

8th Grade Graduation Week

All of these volunteer opportunities are so rewarding, for the parents, the kids, and the school! Sign up here

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, we are happy to help: cmspto@pvpto.com 

CMS SPORTS

CMS will be offering 3 outdoor sports this Fall Season at CMS:

Cross Country for students for grades 5-8

Golf for students for Grades 6-8

Varsity Flag Football for grades 7/8

Additional information and registration is available on the PTO website​.


parent education


What Do You Say? Talking with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance and Motivation

Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, national bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child

Wed, September 1

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-do-you-say-talking-with-kids-to-build-stress-tolerance-and-motivation-tickets-165365563853 

If you're a parent, you've likely had conversations when you thought, "How did that go so badly?" The good news is that effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught. And as you get better at this, so will your kids!

Mindful Parenting: Reducing COVID Stress and Anxiety

Madeleine Pizey, Mindful Educator, Mission Be

Thursday, September 9

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-parenting-reducing-covid-stress-and-anxiety-tickets-165804743451 

Today’s kids are already faced with a myriad of challenges, both academically and socially. Helping our children and teens manage these challenges – especially as in-person school resumes – can be stressful for parents.

Join Madeleine Pizey, Mindful Educator for Mission Be, for Part 1 of our 2021-22 "Mindful Parent" series. In this one-hour, self-care break, you will learn how to reduce stress and increase positivity through the power of mindfulness.

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

This presentation is sponsored by Woodside PTSA, SHSEF, Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, and The Parent Venture.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.

community news

All community news is posted on the pto website 


HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS!   

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

  • HELP STUDENTS WHO NEED YOU MOST

  • IT’S A ROCKING DANCE START TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR: SANGINI’S FALL 2021 CLASSES

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