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Staff Appreciation Week 2017

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PTA Association Meeting and Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, May 9
8:30 a.m.
Cafeteria

At this special Coffee with the Principal meeting, we will take about 5-10 minutes to take care of some PTA business. We need people in attendance so we can approve our 2016 Audit, approve our 2017-2018 PTA Board Members, and approve our new PTA Bylaws.

PTA Positions for 2017 2018 School Year SLATE

This is the time of year PTA starts to prepare for the next school year. Students do better academically when their parents are actively involved in their schools. Parental participation in school decision making is more important than ever.  If you are interested in any of the following open positions and would like more information and/or a job description, please contact the Nominating committee at: WashingtonPTARedondoBeach@gmail.com or JanisLByars@hotmail.com or click here to learn more.

BOARD MEMBERS:

President – Angelica Medeiros

Executive Vice President – Jenna Tsuruta

Secretary – Nicol Kuns

Treasurer – Marissa McPheeters

1st Vice Presidents, Programs – Tiffany Min

2nd Vice President, Ways and Means/Fundraising – OPEN

3rd Vice President, Membership – Karly Spalding

4th Vice President, Health – Margo Trone

5th Vice President, Communications – Parnaz Taheri

6th Vice President, Green Efforts – Kathleen Jacecko

Financial Secretary – Mona Colee

Parliamentarian/HSA/Spotlight Awards – Chris Wilkas

Historian/Auditor Lizette Guevara

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Battle of the Books 4th/5th Grade Competition

Battle of the Books Competition on April 5 from 1:45-3:45 in the Cafeteria. All are welcome to watch!!

Please come to support our 4th and 5th grade Battle of the Books contestants as they compete in three events: Family Feud, a written competition, and a relay. These students have been going above and beyond! They meet before school twice a month, and have read at least 12 of 36 chapter books to be able to compete in the school-wide event.

The winner of the Washington competition will go on to compete at the District competition on April 26.

We’d love to have volunteers and people there to cheer the students on. If you are interested in volunteering please contact: Jencole36@gmail.com

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Jog-A-Thon Wrap Up


Thank you again for all your support in this year’s Jog-A-Thon. As a school, we raised more than $38,000!

 

 

 

Top 3 Fundraising Classes:

Srta. Gonzalez $2,577.50

Mrs. Hale-$2361.61

Sra. Martinez-2211.50

Kinder

Top boy  Blake Adden $605.00

Top girl . Estella Hoar $500.00

1st

Top boy Michael Denson $600.00

Top girl Amy Wakisaka $650.00

2nd

Top boy-Nico Orquiola $345.00

Top girl-Sienna Finn$345.00

3rd

Top boy-Myles Bartley  $187.50

Top girl-Lauren Moskowitz $337.50

4th

Top boy-Dylan Siegal $405.00

Top girl- Angela Alvarado $150.00

5th

Top boy Colin Kuns $152.50

Top girl Amy Byars $205.00

Top Teacher fundraiser – Leslie Cook $217.50

TOP LAP RUNNERS:

TEACHERS:

11 laps – Mrs. Frank (Rm 5)  + Srta.Sabanero (KA-PM)

10 laps – Mrs. Cook, Ms. Porras , Ms. Stilson, Mrs. Hale

LACOE:

Girls – 9 laps

Luci Ramirez – rm. 26

Emily O – rm. 35

Boy – 9 laps

Daniel A – rm. 35

KINDER:

Girls -14 laps

Khloe Jauregui – rm KC-PM

Boys – 14 laps

Jax Wright- KA-PM

Aiden Evans – KB-PM

1st GRADE:

Girls – 12 laps

Leah Youngblood – Rm 3

Neliah Cardenas – Rm 1

Boys – 15 laps

Omid – Rm 2

2nd GRADE:

Girls – 13 laps

Alessa Guzman – rm 10

Holly Good – rm 10

Boys – 13 laps

Nicolas Sileo – Rm 13

3rd GRADE:

Girls – 13 laps

Cailey – Rm 14

Kylie Cho – Rm 15

Boys – 14 laps

Jamison Brack – rm 12

Jesse Baligad – rm 12

Keegan Zarefsky – rm 20

4th GRADE:

Girls – 13 laps

Briell Graves – rm 22

Sophie W – rm 22

Taylor Roth – rm 21

Boys – 15 laps

Michael Hines – rm 16

Liam Price – rm 22

Richard Solares – rm 20

Ezequiel Johnson – rm 22

5th GRADE:

Girls – 16 laps

Kimberly Bautista – rm 23

Katie Orre – Stauffer

Boys – 15 laps

Carson Cox – rm 24

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Earth Day Fair

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Mother-Son Dance 2017

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Father-Daughter Dance 2017

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Chipotle Restaurant Night 2017

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3rd Grade Battle of the Books 2017 is in the Books!

Congratulations to all the Washington 3rd graders who participated in this year’s Battle of the Books!

 

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Hermosa Beach Fish Shop Restaurant Night

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Spelling Bee Update

Congratulations to Washington’s Spelling Bee winner, Clark Good, and runner-up, Alexander Kuzmenko!

Come cheer them on at the Los Angeles Spelling Bee at 2 p.m. on March 12 at Walter Reed Middle School, 4525 Irvine Ave., North Hollywood.

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Green Team Update

Be sure to stop by our bulletin board in the main hall to read all the interesting facts about the environment and being “green.” Also, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Green Team will be making an announcement at the morning assembly about reducing food waste at Washington Elementary. They will also be collecting and weighing food waste and helping students sort their trash during lunch.

And now, this week’s Green Tip, brought to you by Morgan Robertson: Did you know that by lowering your thermostat by just one degree, you can cut your heating bill by 8 percent? So by turning down your thermostat just a degree or two, you are helping the environment and saving money.

Learn more about the Green Team.

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Join Our Team: Open PTA Positions for 2017-2018

Washington’s PTA is excited about getting all our wonderful programs ready to go for next year! There are many opportunities for you to help out and get involved in your child’s school life!

Please click here to see which PTA positions need filling for next year. You can also email Angelica Medeiros (angelicadoll32@yahoo.com), or Janis Byars (JanisLByars@hotmail.com) for more information.

We look forward to working with you to make next year another fantastic year at Washington Elementary!

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Parent Education Night: Increasing Positive Behavior at Home

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Math Olympiad

Washington’s “Mathletes” will be competing on Saturday, March 11 in the Excellence in Mathematics Culver City Tournament! Come cheer them on!

Lin Howe Elementary School

4100 Irving Pl.

Culver City, CA 90232

8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Read Across America Week 2017

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Redondo Beach Education Foundation Gala

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Jog-A-Thon 2017

Friday, Feb. 24
Collect pledges online on Pledgestar or through the pledge envelope sent home.

Help Washington Reach its Goal of $40,000

$50.00 in pledges earns you a pair of Washington spirit socks and an entrance into the opportunity drawing! 

Buy an Encouragement Poster to cheer on your runner!

Prizes Needed:

If you, or the company/organization you work for, would like to donate prizes for our Jog-A-Thon, please contact Renee Hartmann at frauhartmann@gmail.com. We can use gift cards, electronics, games, toys and tickets for activities/events… really anything our students and staff would like!

Corporate Sponsors:

If you or your company would like to be a Corporate Sponsor, please contact Renee Hartmann at frauhartmann@gmail.com. The minimum amount is $500 in cash or in-kind donations.

Corporate Matching: 

Many companies do a corporate matching plan for donations.  If you work for places like: Toyota, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Mattel, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, Chase, BP, Disney, Yahoo, Western Asset, United Way, Thomson Reuters, Sony Pictures, Microsoft, Platinum Equity, Occidental Petroleum, AIG, GE Foundation, you have corporate matching plans!  We can help you get the right paperwork to double your donation. Please contact Chris Wilkas at chriswilkas@yahoo.com for more information.

Washington PTA is a 501c3 and our tax ID # is 95-3735628.  All pledges/donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your generous support!!   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Jen at  jencole36@gmail.com or Chris at chriswilkas@yahoo.com.

Learn More:

FAQ Jog-A-Thon-English

FAQ Jog-A-Thon-Spanish

 

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Islands Restaurant Night

Tuesday, Feb. 21

4 p.m. – Close

Islands Redondo Beach

1609 Hawthorne Blvd.

Bring this flier with you or show it to your server and Islands will donate 20 percent of your food and beverage purchases back to Washington (Dine-in only)

 

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Adams Middle School – Open PTA Positions 2017/18

Adams Middle School

PTSA Executive Board and Standing Committee Positions

2017 – 2018 School Year

The AMS Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers for the

2017/2018 PTSA Board

The following positions are open for your consideration:

BOARD OFFICERS:

President* – Joelina

Executive Vice President

Secretary – Karen Pattishall

Treasurer – Shar Rogers

Financial Secretary – Liisa Hiatt

Auditor

Parliamentarian

Historian – Heidi Powell

1st Vice President, Membership

2nd Vice President, Programs – Allison Levine

3rd Vice President, Ways and Means (Fundraising)

Standing Committees:

Communications

Hands on Art

Hospitality

Philanthropy

Reflections

Spirit Coordinator

Description of the responsibilities for each position can be found posted in the main office.   Candidate must be an active PTA member for at least thirty (30) days prior to the March election in order to run and/or vote.  *Consideration for President will only be made for candidates with previous PTA Executive Board experience, serving for at least one (1) year.  If you are interested in running for a position or have any questions, please contact Joanne Wildenhain at 213-321-0201 or joanne.wildenhain@marriott.com.  Thank you.