El Toro Weekly 3/28/2013

Easy and Free Way to Help Portola
Clip and turn in to the school office “BoxTops for Education” vouchers located on the packaging of many consumer products, ranging from Cheerios to Kleenex. Each voucher is worth 10 cents for Portola, and the free money can add up fast. It costs you nothing to participate, just pick up a pair of scissors and start clipping – you may find that you have many of these products in your pantry. For more information on which products participate in BoxTops for Education see: http://tinyurl.com/c5388pq

Portola Dance Party
Students are invited to attend the Portola Dance Party at the Arlington Café at 269 Arlington Ave. in Kensington, on Saturday, April 20, from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, please pay by check made out to Portola PTSA. The venue can accommodate up to 30 students and the entry ticket include sodas, finger foods and desserts. For more information, contact Trish McDermott at trishmcdermott@ix.netcom.com.

Congratulations to Julia Walker for placing 2nd at the Bay Area Science Fair, and Erich Fenczik-Warnock for receiving a Special Recognition Award.

Join the Track Team
Students are invited to join the Portola Track Team. Meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 2:35 p.m. in Ms. Baldwin’s room.

Volunteer Opportunities
Golden Gate Fields fundraiser on April 7: We could use two more volunteers to help man the concession stand from 12pm-4:30pm.  This is a fun and easy way to raise money by serving hot dogs, beer and sodas.  If you can help, please email Rula Adranly at radranly@quest-world.com or call 237-6049. Band parents are also needed to man the other concession stand from 11:30am-4:30pm. Shifts may be split so any amount of time you can spare will be welcome. Please contact Julie Yamashita at jag1999@yahoo.com to help at the band concession stand.

California STAR tests are scheduled to be held on April 30-May 9. We need your help to organize snacks for the students on Monday, April 29. Please contact Evangeline Ireland at emireland@yahoo.com to get involved
Spring Faire is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, and features games, crafts, food, music and other fun carnival-type activities.  We need your help to organize the event and also to volunteer on the day of the Spring Faire– please contact Evangeline Ireland at emireland@yahoo.com to get involved.
Help is needed for supervision while students are changing clothes for PE. Volunteers are needed to supervise students who have already finished dressing and gone outside, so that the teacher can be free to supervise inside the locker room. The need for help is greatest between 12:30 p.m.-12:50 p.m. and 1:25 p.m.-1:45 p.m. To get involved, please contact Mr. Burnham at mburnhma@wccusd.net or call the school office.
We need a few volunteers to help coordinate Teacher Treat Day.
During Teacher Treat Day, which is held once a month, families provide food for teachers and staff to enjoy during their lunch break. Coordinating Teacher Treat Day is straightforward and we are fortunate to have a generous community that comes together month after month to show their gratitude to the hardworking Portola teachers/staff.  If you would be willing to help, please let Tre know at trecurran88@gmail.com.

Community News
Harding Elementary free Used Bicycle Sale and Bicycle Festival is set for Saturday, May 11, from 10am to 1 pm. If you have a bike to donate, please contact zavestoski@gmail.com. Any bikes welcome except rusty or frame damaged bikes.

48th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Exhibition
Art show will be at Richmond Art Center at 2540 Barrett Ave. from March 23-April 27. (Open Tues-Sat. 11am-5pm)
Reception will be Friday, April 18 from 5:30pm-7:30 pm.

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