El Toro Weekly 4/11/2013

Spring is Here and so is Spring Faire
Spring Faire is scheduled for 11:00 am-3:00 pm on 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 Sally Foster-Wagner at ksalkev@aol.com. We are also using Volunteer Spot for sign ups. Click the button:

Thank you!
Thanks to all the volunteers for supporting the recent PTSA fundraiser at Golden Gate Fields. Volunteers included Meg McHugh, Pamela Gilbert-Snyder, Matt Willis, Tre Curran, Romy Douglas, Mike S., Mary Schmida, Mike Gest, Nancy Donovan, Yvonne Noble, James Phalen, Lee Hamilton, Nick Adranly and Leslie Reckler. Thank you to RulaAdranly for helping to coordinate this fundraiser.

Congratulations to Portola’s Battle of the Books team, which finished in a tie for second in competition against the other middle schools from WCCUSD. The team consisted of Mohamed Arsalan, Raqeeb Chang, Marcelo Monsalve, Joonun Park and Isaac Sloan. Thanks to Portola librarian Ms. Bogie for supporting the team.

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

Volunteer Opportunities
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.

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.  You will receive lots of support and info to make this an easy, enjoyable way to add to a positive school culture.

8th Grade Hoodies Re-Order
If you missed your chance at ordering the 8th grade Hoodie, here’s your chance!  Sign ups are in the school office or email to emireland@yahoo.com with your name, size (s,m,l, xl) and phone number. Re-orders will be done only if there are 20 new orders. You will be contacted with payment information if re-order will be done.  Last day to re-order is April 26th. No extras will be ordered.

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