El Toro Weekly 05/16/2013

New PTSA Leadership
The PTSA elected new leadership for the 2013-2014 school year. Thank you to the following people for volunteering to lead the charge and thank you to the outgoing board for all of their hard work.

President: Kathy Guarneri
VP for operations: Leslie Reckler
VP for fund raising: Negar Souza
Treasurer: Katherine Meurer
Financial secretary: Natalie Page
Secretary: Alonn Ilan

Many more positions are available! Check out the list of open positions at http://portolanews.com/open-ptsa-jobs/. To get involved, email Leslie Reckler at lesmac@sbcglobal.net.

Volunteers needed for End of Year Celebrations
Help our 8th graders enjoy their last days of middle school. Volunteers are needed for 3 events:
1) The 8th grade lunch/dance will be held on Tuesday, June 4 from 11:45 a.m.-2:25 p.m. at the El Cerrito Community Center (next door to Portola)
2) The 8th grade picnic following the promotional rehearsal will be on Wednesday, June 5 from 11:15 a.m.-1:25 p.m. at Cerrito Vista Park (across street from Portola)
3) The 8th grade promotion ceremony is set for Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the El Cerrito High School Gym.

To get involved, visit http://vols.pt/FpHoGi to sign up to volunteer. You need to provide your email address but you don’t need to register.
Any questions, contact Rula Adranly at radranly@quest-world.com or 237-6049

Grown-up Fun
Enjoy wine perfectly paired with cheese in a fabulous garden in Kensington while helping raise funds for the PTSA from 4pm-7pm on June 1. Only $20 per person, with checks made out to Portola PTSA. For more information, email Leslie Reckler at lesmac@sbcglobal.net.

New Middle School
A groundbreaking for the new middle school at the site of the closed Castro elementary is set for June 2. Trying to get together a student band to provide music at the groundbreaking. If your student has their own instrument or rents an instrument outside of school and would like to participate, please contact Leslie Reckler at lesmac@sbcglobal.net.

Spring Fever
Some students have caught Spring Fever now that testing is over. Please encourage your student to continue to behave and perform in class.

Congratulations to Erich Fenczik Warnock for winning the iPod Touch raffle for the Cookie Dough Sales.