May 31, 2016 

Ormondale Upcoming Events

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School. Dismissal at 12:05.  Clap-out to proceed dismissal.

View the full PTO calendar  here
Ormondale Thank You!

Thank you very much to Carolina Reyes and Jed Pitera for coordinating the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast prior to Dear Edwina last Wednesday.  Other parents who contributed were:  Leslie Rubin, Sue Ten, Tricia Hayes Christensen, Michelle Gilman and Susan Silberman. Many thanks to you all.

Corte Madera

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 7th at 11:45am - Corte Madera 6-8th BBQ Lunch with 5th Graders 

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School.  Dismissal at 12:15.

View the full PTO calendar  here .

Portola Valley Schools Foundation

Thank You to our Business Partners!


Thank You Platinum Business Partners
For Donating $10,000 to Our Schools

Ginny Kavanaugh, Realtor*
Terri Kerwin, Kerwin + Associates
Portola Valley Garage

* 6 th year participant in the Business Partner Program

Community News

Portola Valley Library Events 5/30 - 6/4

A Streaming Event With YA Author Leigh Bardugo: Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30PM. For 6th graders & up.
Come to the Portola Valley Library for a live streaming event with Leigh Bardugo, best selling author of the Young Adult fantasy book, Six of Crows and the series, the Grisha Trilogy ( Shadow and Bone , Siege and Storm , and Ruin and Rising ). Join us for a live, virtual discussion about the amazing world of Ravka, dark magic, and what's next for Kaz and his crew.
The Library Talks is an initiative to bring authors to California libraries through shared virtual visit. The Library Talks brings your favorite authors to your library via live video conferencing. Hear them talk and read in real time, and ask them your questions.

Uncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show: Thursday, June 2, at 3:30 PM
All ages welcome!
Did you ever wonder why bees swarm? Or how many eyes they have? Did you know that there are different kinds of honey? Uncle Jer's Bee Show will answer these and many more questions, with an informative program including puppets and two-frame observation hives with real live bees!

Summer ONLINE Math Reviews!

Two local math teachers are offering online math refresher courses this summer to help students enter Algebra I and Algebra II with solid skills and increased confidence.  Enrollment includes access to lessons taught by video, a binder of helpful materials, and access to the teacher and other students in an online help forum throughout the summer.  It's the best of all worlds--students can work at their own pace, at any time or place, but they also have access to and support from local teachers who know exactly what is expected in the next math class.  

F or more information or to enroll, please visit .

Help Kids in Grades K-4 with Reading or Math

You Could Change a Life!

Please join other parents volunteering with All Students Matter in grades K-4 in east Menlo Park and East Palo Alto schools. You'll work in the same classroom once a week, building a relationship with the teacher and students, and be able to see the progress achieved. The students are always eager to work with you and you'll have real impact in a community where over 80% of students are performing below grade level in reading and math.  Sign up now to start in September - we provide training and coordinate everything.

To learn more or to sign up, please visit our web site at or contact Keri Tully.

Summer Organizational and Social Skills

It is hard to manage organizational skills when impulse control is a challenge! Come to The Talking Playhouse to understand as a parent how to better manage your child in day to day life tasks and thinking to improve self esteem and organizational systems.

Classes offered:
Executive Function/Organizational Life:  June 27-August 31st
- Social Skills classes is designed to connect with others and reduce social anxiety:  June 27-August 31
- Writing Sensibilities:  June 27 -August 31st (for kiddos with writer's block)
-   College Apps Organization: Weekly from April- June and 5 additional seasons over summer.

Ages: 4 through College
Class Time: Various times depending upon goals and matching
Location: 155 Birch St, Redwood City
Please contact to register