Welcome to the Parras PTSA Newsletter! Please see the welcome video by our 2020-21
PTSA President, Jennifer Newman!
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 Chairs for Active & Passive
- Registration Chair for 2021
Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser is underway! Click the flyer to register or use the QR code in your camera app.
RAFFLES * RAFFLES * RAFFLES
- Each student who registers and sends 10 emails by October 12th will be entered into a drawing for a $15 Amazon Gift Card.
- Each student who receives one order by October 19th will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Barnes and Noble 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.
SCHOOL GOAL = 100 Registrants & $5,000 total sales
If we reach our goal, Dr. Erickson will make a dance video! WE HAVE TO SEE THAT!
Parras Panthers, can you help us reach this goal?
Every registered walker brings at least $30 directly back to our school.
Deadline to Submit Reflections - October 19th 2020
How to upload your project: To submit, please upload your work to the following link: https://forms.gle/wcQ7opKkJVp7ek7UA
. Once you submit, please make sure to hit the submit button at the bottom of the form and make sure you receive a confirmation email.
The theme for Reflections for the 2020-2021 school year is "I Matter Because...."
The categories are Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. For more information regarding the rules of the program click the following link: https://capta.org/resource/participant-forms/
Fall Schedule: all sessions begin at 7pm:
Support the RBEF Investor Drive, see Parras video below & go to RBEF.org to donate!
Parras Restaurant Fundraiser
Curbside Meal Service
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
CLICK HERE for the Parras Counseling Dept website.
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 got to your AmazonSmile Shortcut
app everytime you shop!
Need Help Creating a Power School Account?
See this informational presentation for help! CLICK HERE
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.
|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.
RUHS Theatre Arts is proud to announce our first virtual musical production - Emma - a Pop Musical! Join us from your own home on October 9th or 10th at 7:00 pm!
Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this energetic new musical takes the show to a contemporary high school setting, featuring hit songs of legendary pop groups and iconic singers! You don't want to miss this!
Use this link to find out more about how to make a donation through the BCHD.
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 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
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - NEWS FROM OUR LEGISLATIVE CHAIR
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.
Click the link below for more information on the importance of the 2020 Census.
|WHY THE CENSUS IS IMPORTANT TO PTA|
2020 is an important year for the state and the country - it's the once-per-decade time that every person in America is counted in the U.S. Census. Census-taking starts in March 2020.
Why is this important to you as a PTA member or leader? In a nutshell, responding to the census helps your community get its fair share of funding for the next 10 years. Census data guides how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed for the following:
- Health care facilities
- Roads and transportation
- Recreation centers
- Social services
- And much more!
In terms of education and schools, the census count impacts the next 10 years'
worth of funds that your community's schools will receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and so on. If your child is in second grade now, the census count will have an impact on her education until she graduates from high school!
To help children understand the importance of the census, the U.S. Census Bureau has created a program called Statistics in Schools. The program features activities and lessons for grades K-12 which bring school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau statistics.
We encourage you to promote Statistics in Schools at your school in order to teach students about the census and why it's crucial that every person is counted.
You have the power to shape the future for the children of California by helping to ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.
10/7: Virtual Walk to School Day
10/19: Reflections Submissions Deadline
10/23: Coffee with Parras Counselors via Zoom
10/27: Charleston Fundraiser Ends
10/30: Quarter 1 Ends
11/3: Election Day
11/11: NO SCHOOL
11/18: PTSA mtg 8:30a via Zoom
11/23-11/27: NO SCHOOL
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