Get Your Ghoul On
Look out for the annual Fright Write student anthology of Halloween-themed stories, poems and artwork. Guidelines were sent home Thursday with your student. Submissions are due by Monday, Oct. 22. Adult volunteers needed to judge submissions, please e-mail Evangeline at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can get involved. Selected entries will appear in a bound volume.
Fright Fest, Portola’s first annual Halloween party, is also coming up on Oct. 31. Save the date and e-mail Evangeline at email@example.com to start helping with the planning of this event. Past activities include scarecrow building contest, guess the pumpkin weight, and guess the number of candy in the jar.
World Cup at Portola
Get ready for the arrival of the beautiful game at Portola with intramural soccer. Sign-ups begin next week. See Mr. Aloi in Room 25 if interested.
Go Cross Country Team!
Portola cross country team hosts the next meet at Cerrito Vista Park on Oct. 11 at 4:15 p.m. Get out there and cheer on those runners!
A big round of applause to all the volunteers and parents who helped with the work day last weekend to help make Portola more beautiful. Thanks to Nerissa Wu, Bobbie Dowling, Susan Riggle and John Waterson, Sarah Rowell and Tim Warner from the GoPortola group. Thank you also to the following volunteers who helped: Sally and Kadin Foster, Natalie and Tom Page, Kara and Jonathan de la Paz, Michael Suwzinsky, Michael Kunz, Matthew and Reggie Burnham, Peter Ireland, Patty Enrado, Romy Douglass, Joanna Pace and Cass Duggan.
Congrats and Thanks
Mary Schmida, Julie Brown and Saidah Said were elected to join the School Site Council as parent representatives. Thanks to them for volunteering for the role. The SSC reviews and analyzes student achievement data and helps develop the school plan and the school budget. Existing members of the SSC are: xyz.
Reminder: Next PTSA meeting is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. We will be discussing the budget, Fright Fest, and the auction. Please bring boxtops!