Feb 11, 2018

district news





  • 1/25 TK, Kinder Registration Opens
  • 2/19 -  2/23 Mid Winter Break
  • 3/26-3/30  Used Book Fair 


  • 2/14 - Cultural Assembly


Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Registration for TK and Kindergarten at Ormondale School kicked off on Thursday, January 25.  

Children who turn 5 by on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible for Kindergarten.  Children who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.

Please make sure to register your children soon in order to help the district plan for next school year. Please share this information with family and friends who live in the Portola Valley School District attendance area. 


The Used Book Fair Returns!

Save Your Used Books, CDs, DVDs, Vinyl Records, and Video Games

The third grade classes at Ormondale are sponsoring a Used Book Fair to help a needy global charity that will be decided upon by the 3rd grade students. They 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.

Through March 23rd, you will be able to drop off your children’s books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and video games. We will accept adult books in limited categories: cookbooks, self help, parenting, coffee table, and travel only, as well as CD’s and DVDs.  Due to e-readers, it is difficult to sell novels.

There will be kids out front collecting your donations in the morning drop off line at Ormondale starting on February 26th. For Corte Madera families, there will be a collection box in the library.

We hope that the entire community can join in the bargains, from March 26th to March 30th in the Ormondale MUR.

ormondale news


Thanks to the support of the PV-PTO, Ormondale students will see an African Dance Troupe perform during assembly on Wednesday, 2/14.

corte madera news

super staff luncheon Thank You!

A BIG thank you to Sarah Dorahy for leading the the amazing Super Staff Lunch on Wednesday, February 7th.  The lunch was a huge success thanks to Sarah her team of awesome middle school parents. Staff enjoyed a delicious winter Chili Buffet (despite the 70 degree weather!) as a "thanks" for all that they do!

Thank you to all parents who brought delicious food, helped to set up & clean up and monitored the office and pick-up line so our staff could have a well-deserved break!  We all so appreciate these parents!! Nancy Arruda, Karyn Bechtel, Shannon Basch, Michelle Bellomo, Tricia Christensen, Pilar Frank, Hilary Giles, Mary Henry, Veronica Jerng, Kegan Koch, Hayley Leinfelder, Carrie Madrid, Maria Matsumoto, Susan McLaughlin, Kerstin McHutchsin, Cheryl Richter, Erin Ross, Erin Sanders, Gloria Sin, Sue Ten, Emily Tracy, Sarah Wernikoff, Jami Worthington and Kim Zamboldi.


After School Sports Tennis and Track registration opens on Tuesday, 2/6, and closes on Wednesday, 2/14.  All information regarding the program is posted on the PTO athletics page.

community news

Silly Shenanigans Ski Week Camp at PVTC

Feb. 19th-23rd, 9am-12pm

Open to students in grades 1st-8th

Join us for this quirky mid-winter camp! Performers will create a short collaborative show using tableau, movement, voice, and improvisation. There will also be time for costume and/or prop projects. We’ll have a final showcase Friday, Feb. 23rd at 11:30 am.

REGISTER ONLINE at www.pvtc-ca.org

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

Mid-Pen Winter Co-Ed Water Polo Program for Middle Schoolers

The sign-ups for the Mid-Pen Water Polo Club Spring Session are now open here:


The 2018 spring session is from February 28  to April 18, 2018, with practices at M-A High School on Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 PM  and at Woodside High School on Sunday from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

Not sure if water polo is for you? Join us for a free practice on Wednesday, February 28 from 4 to 5:30 PM at M-A High School -- offer valid for first-time players only! Participants need to sign up on the Mid-Pen website and have USAWP Membership for insurance purposes: 14-day Trial Athlete Membership (available only once in a lifetime and as first-time membership) is free. Mid-Pen Water Polo Club ID is 24253.

Mid-Pen Water Polo Club is coached by Brandon Johnson, Boys’ Water Polo Head Coach at M-A High School and Bruno Antonino, Boys’ Water Polo Head Coach at Woodside High School.

PV Youth Photo Show - Call for Entries

The PV Town's Cultural Arts Committee is excited to announce our first youth photo show at the PV Town Center Community Hall on Saturday, March 10th from 11am - 3pm.

Kids from Kindergarten to 12th grade can submit 8 X 10 or smaller photos of local subject matter (e.g. nature, animals, people places) that showcase the beauty of Portola Valley. 

Due March 1st.

For more information on submission guidelines click the PDF below.


panther's camp 2018

Happy New Year!!!  On January 8th, registration for Panthers Camp 2018 is available online www.pantherscamppv.com

Panthers Camp is an “All Sports Camp” where campers participate in a core group of physical activities which enhance trying new things, self-confidence, cooperation, sportsmanship, lifelong fitness, and an appreciation for a wide variety of sports.


  • Session 1: June 11-15
  • Session 2: June 18-22
  • Session 3: June 25-29

All sessions include optional extended care from 3:00-5:30Monday –Thursday.

All sessions include optional fun Friday camp from 9:00-3:00. 

We look forward to another great summer at Panthers Camp building confident movers that inspire others.  Please let me know if you have any questions @ (pantherscamppv@gmail.com).

Best wishes, Mr. Flahavan


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