Meetings Next Tuesday
PTSA will be meeting at our usual time on Tuesday November 13th at 7:00 in Room 7. Items to be discussed are the Jenny K fundraiser, the January Science Fair, and the February Celebrate Portola events. Band parents will meet at 6:00 in the Band Room. 8th Grade parents will meet immediately after the PTSA meeting adjourns in Room 7. Please remember to bring your students with you! If you have a favorite bottle of wine you would like to share for the Jenny K event, please bring it to the meeting.
Shop Local at Jenny K
All through next week, Jenny K will donate 20% of purchases to Portola. Just mention “This is for Portola” when making your purchases. This fundraiser will end with a special event on Friday Nov. 16th from 7 pm to 9 pm. Invite your friends and family for a night of wine and finger food while shopping at Jenny K’s newly expanded store. See flyer for more details.
Portola Fright Write and Fright Fest Follow-up
The annual Fright Write featuring scary stories and drawings from Portola students is now available for $2 a copy. You may purchase your copy at the school main office. Congratulations to the students who were published! Thanks to Saidah Said, Kazue Nakahara, Jackie Lucas and Alice Christie for reading through over a hundred entries.
Congratulations also to the students who won the candy jars and the pumpkin weight contests. Great fun was had by all with the guessing, art, cupcake decorating, and scarecrow building. Thanks to Chris Novak, Saidah Said, Tre Curran, and Kathy Guerneri for supervising the activities.
Gift Cards = Money for Portola
Order your gift cards through Portola PTSA and a portion of the value will be given back to the school! Whether for gift giving or personal use, these gift card purchases are a great way to earn money for our school. The gift cards do not expire. Order forms are available in the school main office or downloaded online at http://portolanews.com/forms/. First deadline for orders is November 9th.
Halloween Dance Rescheduled
The Halloween Dance has been rescheduled to Friday Nov. 16th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm at the El Cerrito Community Center Main Hall. All tickets sold for the cancelled dance will be honored at this dance. If you would like to purchase tickets for the dance, please see Ms. Renee in Room 22.
Science Fair is coming to Portola
Get those lab coats ready, and start experimenting! Projects will be due in January 14th with a Science Fair Night on Jan 17th. We will need parents help to judge to help select which projects will move on to compete in the district Science Fair. If you are available to help set-up and judge projects between Jan 14th and 17th, please email Evangeline Ireland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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