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Week of September 13, 2020                                                             v.20-21 i.1

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 PTSA Meeting on September 23 @ 5:30p.  Zoom link will follow.
Back to School Night
Our virtual Back to School Night is tomorrow, Sept 17th!  Your teachers will be contacting you with class instructions.  Please call the school office if you are having any problems (310) 798-8616.  In the meantime, check out the video from Mr. Erickson.

Parras Middle School Back To School Night 2020
Parras Middle School Back To School Night 2020

Open Positions
PTSA has a few open positions, please help us out, we need you!  Contact
  • 8th Grade Dance Co-Chair
  • Hands on Art Co-Chair
  • Fundraising Chairs for Active & Passive
  • Spiritwear Chair
  • Registration Chair

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: We will be sending out additional information regarding the submission process. 

Contact:  Brandy Johnston at
Submission Deadline:  October 19, 2020

Family, Friends, and Supporters of Nick G Parras Middle School,

On October 7th, we will officially kickoff our 2nd Annual Charleston Wrap fundraiser! We have a school goal of $5000.00 in sales this year which will help fund PTSA events such as virtual assemblies, scholarships, classroom funds and more! More information to follow in our official kickoff letter!

Thank you for your help!
- Nick G Parras Middle School

Support the RBEF Investor Drive, see Parras video below & go to to donate!

Parras MS - Investor Drive 2020-2021
Parras MS - Investor Drive 2020-2021

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.

Menus will be updated monthly on the RBUSD Child Nutrition website.

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 Parras MS Counseling Dept is here to help through these challenging times, CLICK HERE for more information.
Coronavirus Online Resources

Additional information can be found on the Center for Disease Control and the LA County Public Health Department links below:
Click here for more resources from the school nurses and psychologists associations.
Click here for information and resources from the Beach Cities Health District.
Click here for information and resources from UCLA Health.
Click here for information on local businesses that are open from the Redondo Beach Chamber.
Click here for the RBUSD Covid-19 Community Resource List
Support Parras PTSA while you shop at Amazon!

Just go to or if shopping by phone, create an Amazon Smile App Shortcut.  Designate Nick G Parras Middle School PTSA as your 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!

Free Online Tutoring
Extracurricular Online Learning Opportunities

2. Outschool
4. Online Cooking School
5. National Emergency Library Free Online Books.
6. San Diego Zoo Live Cam
8. Free Magic Workshops
9. Learn to Code online workshops 
10. Free Meditation Sessions
13, Fender 50% off Online Guitar Classes CLICK HERE 
14. Free Music Apps and lessons CLICK HERE 
15. Smithsonian Virtual Tours 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 community? Let us know at


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 is shown :


Education funding in California is under attack due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Click here for more information from CAPTA on how you can advocate for educational funding in California.

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.


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:
  • Schools
  • 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.

Click the link below for more information on the importance of the 2020 Census.

Don't forget to check out the Families 
Connected speaker series! 
See their website for all of the info! 

Use this link to find out more about how to make a donation through the BCHD.  

200 N. Lucia Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

PTSA President:   Jennifer Newman

PTSA General Inquiries:

Important Dates

9/17:  Back to School Night

9/22:  Board of Education Meeting

9/23:  PTSA Association Meeting 5:30p

9/28:  NO SCHOOL


10/7:  Charleston Fundraiser Begins

10/14:  Chipotle Fundraiser

10/19:  Reflections Submissions Deadline

10/27:  Charleston Fundraiser Ends

10/30:  Quarter 1 Ends


11/11:  NO SCHOOL

11/23-11/27:  NO SCHOOL

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