California State PTA Stands with Families Affected by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO – October has always been a difficult month for wildfires in California, but this year in particular the extreme devastation is felt by numerous communities throughout the state. California State PTA President Dianna MacDonald issued the following statement: 

“California State PTA is deeply concerned about everyone impacted by the devastating wildfires affecting Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties as well as those affected by the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County. 

"As a Sonoma County resident, I have seen firsthand the devastation in my own community. My thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted. They are our families, friends, colleagues, volunteers and members and we remain steadfast in our commitment to support them as they rebuild and recover. 

“California State PTA urges everyone to donate to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund or the American Red Cross Canyon Fire 2 Relief Fund. Redwood Credit Union is paying for all administrative costs for the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, so 100 percent of your donation will go to relief efforts and directly to aid the victims. 

“PTA leaders and members work hard every day to give our children and school communities what they need to thrive. Our mission now becomes that much more important.” 
 

About California State PTA 
California State PTA connects families, schools and communities. We are part of the foundation of our public-education system and a trusted messenger to millions of members, parents, families, educators and allied agencies throughout the state. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. For more information: www.capta.org. 

Student Store Schedule Change

Beginning next Friday, April 29th, the student store is going to be open on Friday mornings for the rest of the school year.

Hours are 7:50 to 8:30.

It will not be open this Tuesday.

Note: The first week of May the store will be open on Thursday, May 5th.

 

I am mainly doing this because sales are low. I know we will sale more in the morning as more kids have an opportunity to shop.

Thank You!

Dear Sycamore Families,

We would like to thank everyone who came last night to support our Spring Carnival. It took a village of volunteers to put this event together. We thank all of the volunteers who worked shifts last night. We owe a huge thank you to all of the people who created and ran the booths last night, from our grade level game booths to our incredible henna tattoo artist, Lynn Jacobson. A special thank you goes out to Mr. Bowen and his ASB students for all of their hard work. We also appreciate all of the volunteers from Mrs. Young’s Builders Club and Mr. Carter and his student council volunteers. We can’t thank Meredith Wright and Tabatha Steinberg enough for the countless hours they put into collecting all of the items for our auction. The biggest thank you goes out to Veronica Currier, who chaired this incredible event. It was her hard work, dedication and numerous hours that made this event such a success. Thank you! 

A very special thank you to our 3 event sponsors who helped to make this event possible: 

Steve Thomas MS, CFP & Elad Goren, CFP - http://www.financialpointe.com/

Brian Rudin, MD - http://thespinesurgeon.com/

Steven and Liz Kaseno - http://www.stephenkaseno.com/

We would also like to thank the following gracious event donors:

  • Hodges Orthodontics

  • P&G

  • Title Boxing Club

  • Roth Orthodontics

  • Dream Dinners

  • Eleven Star

  • Ventura Makos Surf Camp 

  • Remedy Skin Care

  • Oaks Christian School

  • Camp Summertime at Calamigos Ranch

  • Mod Pizza

  • 911 BioCare

  • Newbury Park Pony Baseball

  • Young Art Lessons

  • Daphne's

  • Urban Dye Br

  • Total Wine

  • Images of Life by Ashli

  • Studio Barre

  • Camp Kinneret

  • Art Academy

  • Ring

  • MB@

  • Ranch Hand BBQ

  • YMCA

  • Rocking K

  • Beano Vino

  • Silverfins

  • Trader Joes

  • Monarchs Gymnastics

  • FUNFlicks

  • Underwood Family Famrs

  • ICE Urban Martial Arts

  • Skatelab

  • Art Trek

  • Polish'd

  • Islands

  • Holdren's

  • Amanda Max Photography

  • Orange Theory Fitness

  • The Grill

  • Sesame Inn

  • Mentors Taekwondo Academy

  • Pizza Hut

  • Destination Science

  • Oak Park Dentistry for Children

  • CRPD

  • Tae Ryong Taekwondo

  • Cornerstone Photography

  • Baskin Robbins

  • Club TKD

  • Village Trader

  • Nati

  • Carrie Lynn Photography

  • Daland Swim School

  • Thrive Dance Center

  • Finest Professional Detailing

  • Blank Canvas

  • Little Monkey Business Photography

 

Voice Your Objection Now To The Release Of Your Child’s Information

Voice Your Objection Now To The Release Of Your Child’s Information

A February federal court ruling could require California Department of Education to release all personal data — even including names and Social Security numbers — on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008: more than 10 million students including your child’s information. Take action now to voice your objection to releasing your child’s personal information!

Book Fair Peace, Love and Announcements

Dear Elementary School Parents,

Are you ready to get your reading groove on? Come join us at our spring Scholastic Book Fair February 29 – March 4th! We will leap into our annual March read-a-thon and promise you nothing but good books and good vibrations.

Check out all the groovy things going on during book fair week.

Family Reading Night is Tuesday March 1st from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. You can come listen to our groovy teachers read, enjoy refreshments and the shop at the book fair anytime between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Peace Pastries with Pops is Wednesday morning from 7:30 -8:15 am.

GRAND event for Grandparents is Thursday, March 3rd during the lunch hour. Afterwards, they will have exclusive time to shop at the book fair. Please see the attached form to submit a lunch order for Grandparents by Friday, February 26th.

Start your spring -cleaning early and bring gently used books to the book fair. The book donations will be delivered to James Storehouse, a non-profit Newbury Park organization supporting Ventura County foster care children.

Online shopping will also be made available for your convenience. Books will be delivered to your child’s classroom the week of March 7th. Click here: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/sycamorecanyonschool2

Searching for a good book? Questions about the lexile level, author or content of a book? Download the FREE “Scholastic Book Fairs” app for guidance!

WE CAN’T GROOVE WITHOUT YOU!

Don’t leave us without a vibe. We would love to see you groove with us for however long your schedule permits next week – even if for 30 minutes! Please click here to volunteer:

http://vols.pt/jGp7Ff

Thank you in advance for supporting your child’s reading effort and the fundraising campaign to replace the elementary library computers and core literature books.

HAPPY READING and PEACE! The Book Fair Committee
Amy Alvarez and Tina Mortillaro