Congratulations to all our 4th/5th Grade Battle of the Books participants!
Tuesday, May 9
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.
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
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
Top boy Blake Adden $605.00
Top girl . Estella Hoar $500.00
Top boy Michael Denson $600.00
Top girl Amy Wakisaka $650.00
Top boy-Nico Orquiola $345.00
Top girl-Sienna Finn$345.00
Top boy-Myles Bartley $187.50
Top girl-Lauren Moskowitz $337.50
Top boy-Dylan Siegal $405.00
Top girl- Angela Alvarado $150.00
Top boy Colin Kuns $152.50
Top girl Amy Byars $205.00
Top Teacher fundraiser – Leslie Cook $217.50
TOP LAP RUNNERS:
11 laps – Mrs. Frank (Rm 5) + Srta.Sabanero (KA-PM)
10 laps – Mrs. Cook, Ms. Porras , Ms. Stilson, Mrs. Hale
Girls – 9 laps
Luci Ramirez – rm. 26
Emily O – rm. 35
Boy – 9 laps
Daniel A – rm. 35
Girls -14 laps
Khloe Jauregui – rm KC-PM
Boys – 14 laps
Jax Wright- KA-PM
Aiden Evans – KB-PM
Girls – 12 laps
Leah Youngblood – Rm 3
Neliah Cardenas – Rm 1
Boys – 15 laps
Omid – Rm 2
Girls – 13 laps
Alessa Guzman – rm 10
Holly Good – rm 10
Boys – 13 laps
Nicolas Sileo – Rm 13
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
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
Girls – 16 laps
Kimberly Bautista – rm 23
Katie Orre – Stauffer
Boys – 15 laps
Carson Cox – rm 24
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.
Please click here to see which PTA positions need filling for next year. You can also email Angelica Medeiros (email@example.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!
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:
President* – Joelina
Executive Vice President
Secretary – Karen Pattishall
Treasurer – Shar Rogers
Financial Secretary – Liisa Hiatt
Historian – Heidi Powell
1st Vice President, Membership
2nd Vice President, Programs – Allison Levine
3rd Vice President, Ways and Means (Fundraising)
Hands on Art
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m. at Washington
All Kindergarten and 2nd Students and Their Families are Welcome
Experience all the excitement of being in space without ever leaving school! Learn about the forces, temperatures and pressures that astronauts have to overcome to get to, and survive, in space. Also, step inside and explore a planetarium!
How does a rocket get all the way to space?
Find out how rocket engines work and are powered.
Why does everything float when you are in space?
Discover the effect that gravity has on everything both on Earth and in orbit.
Is it easy to live in space?
Learn about the many hazards that astronauts are prepared to encounter in space.
How big is space?
Get a taste for the size of our universe with the planetarium that is part of this program!
This exciting math competition will be held against other schools in Culver City on Saturday, March 11. The competing team is six students. The practice sessions are open to all interested 4th and 5th grade students.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Where there are kids, there are markers, and all markers eventually dry up. Unfortunately, they can’t be put in the recycling bin. But now, thanks to Crayola, they CAN be recycled.
Through Crayola’s ColorCycle marker recycling program, Washington Elementary students, staff and families can recycle ANY brand or type of marker, including old dry erase markers and highlighters. All we have to do is collect our old dried up markers, mail them to Crayola, and they will convert them into energy. So gather up all of your dried up old markers and drop them in our Marker Recycling Box, conveniently located in the hallway between the office and the library.
Remember, don’t toss ‘em, recycle ‘em!
Cultural assemblies like these are made possible by funds raised by PTA. Thank you for your continued support.
Thanks to our enthusiastic readers and generous families at Washington, we sold almost $13,000 worth of books at our Scholastic Book Fair in December. That’s the most we have ever sold! This means we raised more than $6,000 Scholastic Dollars to buy books for the library and our classrooms. THANK YOU to all the volunteers and shoppers who made this event such a success. We are looking forward to the Spring Book Fair that will feature our friends from LA Liberia and other great books!
Please check your child’s folder this week for fliers. If you can help volunteer, please click here: Sign Up Genius
Washington Elementary will be kicking off the New Year a whole lot greener, thanks to its brand new Green Team! A group of 13 enthusiastic 4th and 5th graders, the Green Team will help Washington be as green as it can be. Trash-Free Tuesdays, a food-waste reduction program, marker recycling, a Green News Bulletin Board and plenty more will soon be coming to the Washington community, thanks to the Green Team.
Congratulations, Green Team!
- Kimberly Bautista
- Leilani Coyazo
- Bryce Dix
- Kylie Fredredrickson
- Santi Gibbs
- Isaiah Johnson
- Janna Ketchum
- Owen Kolb
- Shaun Lo
- Ava Mathew
- Morgan Robertson
- Joaquin Stauffer
A big thank you to these Washington students for participating in this year’s PTA Reflections contest, What is Your Story?, and making Reflections a great success!