September 25, 2016 

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PTO donations help fund over 30 PTO programs & services including:

                Community Events                       Visiting Authors
                School Photos                              Cocoa Breakfasts & BBQ Lunches
                PTO Weekly                                 Noon Activities
                Cultural Arts Programs                Book Fair

PVSD Bookaneer Book Fair

Friday, Sept 23 - Friday, Sept 30 in the Ormondale MUR

PVSD's Bookaneer Book Fair is almost here.  Once again, we will host a Scholastic Signature Fair with additional easy-to-navigate cases, more series, more middle grade titles, and more adult titles.   

The book fair will be open before, during and after school in the Ormondale MUR.   Highlights of the fair will include:
  • Popsicle Preview from 2:50 - 4pm on Fri, 9/23
  • Family Fun Night with Curveball Slider Truck (vegetarian options available), from 5-7pm on Tues, 9/27
  • Bagels and Books Breakfast (for children and caregivers) from 7:45 - 8:30am on Fri, 9/30

This is a very fun volunteer opportunity with many options to suit your schedule. Sign up here: 

The book fair is the only source of supplemental support for libraries at both Ormondale and Corte Madera.  Last year, almost 50% of all sales came back to the libraries! Come buy a book and help build our schools' libraries!

Word from Principal Sartor

DROP OFF and PICK UP Reminders
As a reminder, at drop off and pick up, vehicles are to stay in a single file line and children must exit and enter vehicles from the right-side of the car only, near the curb.  Please say quick goodbyes and remain in your vehicle during drop off.

For those not in the pick up line, please keep bikes, strollers, scooters, and socializing away from where the children sit as it becomes increasingly difficult to get children to their cars and congests the pick up process.

Thank you for your attention to this matter!
Ormondale Upcoming Events

September 26th - Sept. 30th - Ormondale Book Fair

September 27th - ORM Book Fair Evening Event - Truck Night

September 30th - Books'n'Bagels Breakfast at ORM Book Fair 7:45am

September 30th - Spirit Wear store for Ormondale closes 

October 14th - Ormondale Photo Day

October 19th - Ormondale Super Staff Lunch 

October 31st - ORM Halloween Parade 

View the full PTO calendar  here
Ormondale Spirit Wear

Ormondale Spirit Wear - FINAL DAYS!   

It's time to order your Ormondale Spirit Wear!  How about our super cool Trucker hats with embroidere d logos or a basic blue tee?   Show  your  Ormondale pride and order today.  Shop closes September 30th.

We must receive 12 orders of each item to get our spirit wear, and we're getting close so let's get ordering!  You can see the total on the item's detail page.

Basic Short Sleeve Tee: 13!
Zip Up Fleece - 7
Trucker Hat - 7
Low Profile White Hat - 7
Hoodie Sweatshirt - 5
Lunchbox - 1
Ormondale Upcoming Events

On  Wednesday, October 5th at 10:35am , we will kick off our Cultural Arts Assemblies with Joe Odhiambo, a former NBA performer and world record-holding "trick-star". He will share his story of how working hard, being persistent, and believing in yourself led to his successes, while demonstrating physical skills.  Parents are welcome to join us!

Volunteers Needed for the Turkey Trot!

The Annual Turkey Trot will be held at Ormondale School on Saturday November 19th from 8:00 - 11:00! 

We need volunteers, please click on the button below to see how you can help!

Corte Madera

CMS Upcoming Events

September 28th - Original Works Due

September 30th - Spirit Wear store for CMS closes 

October 12th -  Corte Madera Super Staff Lunch

October 13th - Corte Madera School Pictures

View the full PTO calendar  here .

CMS Spirit Wear

Has your child already lost their lunch bag? Feeling chilly in the mornings walking to school and need a new sweatshirt?  You're in luck! 

The Spirit Wear Shop for Corte Madera School is now open for TWO weeks only and will close September 30th!

All products ordered will be delivered to CMS and distributed to  your child's CORE/Homeroom classroom. You will need to register with the site to place your order. T he site is created such that it will request your mailing address; however it will be delivered to the school, packed and separated by name and teacher.   If you have any issues ordering on the site, please email Shannon Basch at .

We must receive 12 orders of each item to get our spirit wear,  so let's get ordering!  You can see the total on the item's detail page.

CMS Yearbook on Sale Now!

The 2016-2017 Corte Madera Yearbook is on sale now! 

CLICK HERE to order your yearbook, place an ad, order custom gifts or upload your own photos!

CMS BBQ Thanks

Thank you to those who attended and helped out at the Corte Madera Back-to-School Picnic this past  Friday! It was a beautiful night and a great chance to visit with parents, students, and friends. 

Much appreciation to all who contributed to making this event a success for our school community, including Amigos, our principal Cyndi Maijala, dean Kristen Shima, organizer Kim Zamboldi, Bertha Ruiz, Jen Hanley, Mike Randal, Mary Enright, Ginny Borelli, Veronica Jerng, Heather Macbeath, Tracy Wang, Marc Bajet and our helpful custodians Keith and Jerry!

A great big shout out to the CMS 8th Grade Student Council.  They were organized, energetic and incredibly helpful with the success of the event.  Thank you 8th grade team!

Shannon Basch and Sarah Wernikoff
CMS PTO President and CMS Vice-President

Only a couple items were left at CMS after the picnic and they will be in a box at the CMS lost and found starting Monday.

CMS Athletics - Golf!

CMS is looking for 7/8th grade golfers. This program is geared toward intermediate golfers that have the basics and would like to improve their game. We will compete in the SSIL. This program has 6 regular season matches with a championship match on April 24. Also, there will be a "Texas Scramble Tournament" on May 8th.  

To register go to the PTO Athletics page.  The cost of the program is $50 - this does not include green fees. Please contact Dan Flahavan if you have questions (

Event Dates
Oct. 17 (M) @ Sunken Gardens 3:30 p.m. first tee time; Sea Crest Hosting
Nov. 14 (M) @ Mariners Point- 3:00 p.m. first tee time; Sea Crest Hosting
Dec. 12 (M) @ Mariners Point 3:00 p.m. first tee time; Wornick hosting
Jan. 30 (M) @ Mariners Point 3:00 p.m. first tee time; Wornickt Hosting
Feb. 27 (M) @ Emerald Hills 3:00 p.m. first tee time; Sea Crest
Mar. 20 (M) @ Sunken Gardens, 3:30 p.m. first tee time; Wornick Hosting
April 24 (M) @ Sunken Gardens 3:30 p.m. First tee time CHAMPIONSHIP Sea Crest Hosting
May 8 (M) or May 9 (T) or May 11 (TR) SSIL Texas Scramble Tournament @ Crystal Springs
Portola Valley Schools Foundation
2016-17 Annual Campaign - Key Dates 

Friday, October 21 is Donation Day

Friday, December 16 is the Last Day of the Campaign

Annual Campaign

This year we are asking our community to come together again to raise at least $900,000 to complement the District's other sources of funding for the 2016-­2017 school year. Thanks to your support, the District is able to recruit and retain excellent teachers, provide funds to hire classroom aides and learning specialists, and offer music, art, PE, and foreign language classes.

                                        Donate Now

Community News
"Halloween Heroes" Costume Drive - Helping Homeless Families

Reminder, the Portola Valley Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts Halloween Heroes Costume Drive starts next week! We'll be collecting new and gently-used costumes in all sizes for local families served by LifeMoves.

Collection boxes are now available at Ormondale and Corte Madera School offices and at community locations including Bianchini's in Ladera. Donations can also be made at the Ormondale Book Fair (Sept. 23rd-30th) and the morning drop-off lines at the schools (Oct. 3rd-7th ). More details to follow in the coming weeks. All kids deserve to have a costume for Halloween! Please dig through your closets and old boxes to support your community by donating a costume. If you prefer to donate cash, we will purchase costumes to make sure we have a wide range of sizes. 

For more information, please contact Tara Skarpaas at  or Lori Palazzolo at