Charleston Wrap fundraiser is still underway! Click the flyer to register or use the QR code in your camera app.
The winner for our 2nd drawing is...
Thank you for supporting the Parras PTSA - enjoy your $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
The winner of our 1st drawing was...
Thank you for supporting the Parras PTSA - enjoy your $15 Amazon Gift Card.
- Each student who sells a combined total of $100 by October 27th will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.
The wrapping paper is double sided & thick! In addition to wrapping paper, there are a lot of other items to purchase. The holidays are coming!
We are STRONGER TOGETHER! Have you joined the Parras PTSA yet?
It's easier than ever, please sign up your family today by clicking on the flyer above.
We hope you will join us for our next PTSA Meeting on November 18 @ 8:30a. Zoom link will follow.
PTSA still has a few open positions, please help us out, we need you!
- Hands on Art Co-Chair
- Fundraising Chair
National PTA seeks a theme for the 2022-23 Reflections program year.
|Help us pick the theme idea that will spark fun and creativity during the 2022-23 Reflections program! The student who submits the winning entry will receive a $25 prize from California State PTA, and a $100 prize from National PTA.
National PTA's Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.
Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts in response to a student-selected theme.
Past themes and duplicate submissions are not considered. This means we're looking for the most original theme ideas.
To participate, please submit your theme idea online by November 1, 2020. Click here to submit, and click here to learn more about the Reflections program and see past themes.
Support Parras PTSA while you shop at Amazon!
organization and shop as usual. Amazon will then donate a portion of your purchase
price to Parras PTSA. Don't forget to bookmark it or go to your AmazonSmile Shortcut
app everytime you shop!
Download the Benefit Mobile app (via the App Store or Google Play) select "Parras Middle
School PTSA" as your school and we get up to 20% of your in-store purchases at Target,
Starbucks, Whole Foods, and more.
Every registered walker brings at least $30 directly back to our school.
The Child Nutrition Department welcomes parents/guardians of children
(18 years of age and under) to come to our drive-thru curbside meal service to pick-up one
free breakfast and one free lunch.
Meals will be available for pick up at Alta Vista Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Adams Middle School and Redondo Union High School, Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 1:30pm. These meals will be provided daily to all students at no charge. Adult meals are $3.00 for a breakfast and $5.00 for a lunch. Only exact change will be accepted.
For your convenience, students and/or parents are welcome to visit one meal service location of their choice. Students do not need to be present.
As a friendly reminder, we ask that you please wear a face mask when visiting the drive-thru meal service locations.
Parras MS Counseling
The official Mental Health Day has passed, but this is a great time to meet the Parras Counseling Team!
CLICK HERE for the Parras Counseling Dept website.
Support the RBEF Investor Drive, see Parras video below & go to RBEF.org to donate!
Need Help Creating a Power School Account?
See this informational presentation for help! CLICK HERE
|See their website for all of the info!
Resilience, or the ability of an individual to function competently in the face of adversity or distress, is an important protective factor for both adolescents and adults. COVID-19, with its continuing and lasting impacts, has presented many unprecedented and unique challenges for Beach Cities students and families. Families Connected Speaker Series keynote speaker Dr. Kelly Greco, PsyD will guide participants through a discussion for parents, caregivers and community members to learn how to utilize and teach life skills that help families cope and managing the stressors, loss, disappointments and unique challenges of life - with and without COVID-19. The Families Connected Speaker Series is presented in partnership with Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Families Connected, Hermosa Beach City School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District.
CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN SAFELY
"Quarantine - O - Ween":
Fall & Halloween Recipe's:
Halloween Movie Nights:
Use this link to find out more about how to make a donation through the BCHD.
With the presidential election less than a month away, how are you talking to your kids about civic engagement? We spoke to U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, who offers wisdom from her experience in the classroom and on the Hill. She shares how families can help kids become active citizens and lifelong voters by encouraging them to contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.
- For more resources to teach your kids about the election, check out these tools from iCivics.
- Read through the Congresswoman's tips for families that she shared with National PTA as the 2016 National Teacher of the Year.
The Earthquake Country Alliance suggests that in MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:
Coronavirus Online Resources
Additional information can be found on the Center for Disease Control and the LA County
Public Health Department links below:
for more resources from the school nurses and psychologists associations.
for information and resources from the Beach Cities Health District.
for information and resources from UCLA Health.
for information on local businesses that are open from the Redondo Beach Chamber.
for the RBUSD Covid-19 Community Resource Listings
Extracurricular Online Learning Opportunities
9. Learn to Code online workshops
13, Fender 50% off Online Guitar Classes CLICK HERE
16. Harvard University Free Online Courses CLICK HERE
17. Yale University Free Online Courses CLICK HERE
Do you know of other online learning resources that would be helpful to our Parras
CALIFORNIA PTA NEWS
CAPTA PTA Action Items - LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD IN SACRAMENTO!
California PTA is working on your children's behalf to support various bills going through
the legislative process in Sacramento. The bills cover many issues including increasing
funding for education, full day kindergarten, later start time for Middle and High school, supporting arts education, sugar, and reforming the restrictions on passing local parcel
taxes. Here is a link with current legislation and from the link, each area of PTA interest
Education funding in California is under attack due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
for more information from CAPTA on how you can advocate for educational
funding in California.
CAPTA Resource Library:
The Resource Library
has lots of great new content this month. Our three featured items revolve around Halloween and learning at home, two things that are definitely on the agenda for most families this Fall.
If you've never used the Resource Library before, why not give it a try? It's chock full of at-home learning activities, videos and documents that support the Next Generation Science Standards - and a whole lot more!
And the Resource Library is easy to use - the search function can help you quickly find what you need by keyword, category, topic, audience type, grade level, and language. Click here
10/22: Parras Earthquake Drill During 1st Period
10/23: Coffee with Parras Counselors via Zoom
10/27: Charleston Fundraiser Ends
10/30: Quarter 1 Ends
11/3: Election Day
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11/11: NO SCHOOL
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11/18: PTSA mtg 8:30a via Zoom
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11/23-11/27: NO SCHOOL
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