Spring is Here and so is Spring Faire
Spring Faire is scheduled for 11am – 3 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click on the VolunteerSpot button to sign up!
Looking for Some Green Thumbs
Portola’s garden planters are in dire need of some TLC. With very little rain this winter, the plants are not doing well. If you are available to come once a week to give some love to these plants, the students and teachers would greatly appreciate it. Hoping more than one person volunteers for the Garden Crew so that you can rotate weeks –if there are enough volunteers, then you only have to come once a month. Please contact Evangeline at email@example.com if you would be willing to be part of the Garden Crew.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call the school office.
The next English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4 pm in room # 7. We will talk about the CST. You may ask Mr. Burnham questions. We also invite ELAC parents to a potluck meal for the meeting in May.
Thank you for all the parents who agreed to coordinate the Teacher Treat Day next year!