Volume 1 | Edition 4 | 2018-2019
September 12th, 2018
Hi Wonderful Families,

I hope you’ve enjoyed the almost first month of school. I want to thank all of you who were able to attend our first Home & School Club meeting last Friday. We had a great turnout. 

Shout out to Lisa Hanson and Stephani Regalia for starting Grades of Green this week. Coming up next week on the 18th, join us for the principal chat with Mrs. Mittleman in the MPR at 8:30am. It is a casual chat; come with questions or just come and listen to the conversation. 

Don’t forget about Family Movie Night on the 21st; Paddington 2 will be on the screen. Popcorn will be waiting for you along with Oak & Rye and Kona Ice. Yum! 

Dads, if you haven’t signed up for the Men’s Poker Party coming up on September 22 nd , you still can. Sign up here .

And lastly, thank you to the Safe Routes to School Committee headed up by Meaghen Spencer who will bring us the 4th grade Bike Rodeo during Walk & Roll Week the last week of September. 

THANK YOU to those who have already donated DOLLARS FOR DAVES . We are currently at 20% participation and would love to reach as close to 100% participation as possible. Donations can be any amount. Every dollar counts! Additionally, if your company matches, please help us double your match. To find out more info or donate, please visit davesavehsc.org/dollars-for-daves. P lease help support LGEF as well at lgef.org . We are all extremely grateful!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Daves Avenue, HSC President
Never Miss an Important Date! 🗓
View and subscribe to the HSC Google Calendar
September 13
New Parent Hike & Coffee
8:45 am, The Purple Onion
Meet at The Purple Onion at 8:45 am then head off to St. Joseph's Hill Preserve for a hike. Join the FUN!
September 17
Ryland's Restaurant
7:30 am - 8:10 am, Corner of Bruce and Poppy Avenues
Grab your morning coffee and a tasty treat before school at Ryland's Restaurant. 50% of all proceeds go to Daves Avenue, so fill your cup and Daves' at the same time!
September 18
Chat with the Principal
8:30 am, MPR
September 21
5:30 pm, Daves Field and Blacktop
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy this family fun-filled night under the stars... Admission is free! Concessions, fun, and sparkle tattoos start at 5:30pm. The movie begins at 7:30pm. Enjoy pizza from Oak & Rye and Kona Shave Ice for purchase. Popcorn is free!
Or - pack your own picnic.

Adults, please consider helping with this event...
Volunteer sign-up: http://signup.com/go/idKkVJb

Thank you Hall & Burnett Orthodontics for sponsoring this event!
September 22
Men's Poker Party (Auction Party)
Daves Ave Dads  don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support Daves Avenue while having an amazing evening player poker, catching up with the guys and enjoying delicious food and drinks!  Click here to learn more and sign-up today!
September 24-28
Walk & Roll Week!
SR2S: Support Safety!  

To prepare, join SR2S in supporting the safety of all students in community. 

  • Slow down while driving in a school zone. 
  • Be considerate of others – don’t block driveways, crosswalks or sidewalks
  • Watch for students on bikes. Young cyclists are still learning the rules of the road.

Sign a Driver Pledge today and become a SOS Champion for the children in our community and show your commitment. The pledge encourages the community to adhere to safe driving around the community and around our schools. Visit www.lgsaferoutes.org to sign the pledge and support the efforts.
Please click on the image to see how SR2S educates K-5th graders on pedestrian and bike safety.
September 27
4th Grade Bike Rodeo
Morning, Daves Blacktop
We are looking for a few parent volunteers for the 4th Grade Bike Rodeo. You don't need to be a 4th grade parent to help out!
October 5
Smile! It's picture day!
We are looking for a few parent volunteers to be runners to classrooms. Full-day (8:15am - 2:30pm) volunteers are preferred but half-day will be accepted as well. If interested, please talk to Amy or Sue in the front office. Volunteers will be compensated with a free picture package!
See Your DOLLARS FOR DAVES Donations at Work!

Technology has become an essential tool in today’s society. Thanks to your DOLLARS FOR DAVES donations the HSC is able to provide technology for every child at Daves Avenue. Our Kinder classes each have Smart Boards, our 1st and 2nd Graders all have access to iPads, and our 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders all have their own Chromebooks while at school. These essential teaching tools wouldn’t be possible without your generous donations to DOLLARS FOR DAVES . Thank you for your continued support!!
Double your DOLLARS FOR DAVES? Yes please! Did you know many organizations match their employees’ donations to 501(c)3 donations? Please check if your employer does, and make your DOLLARS FOR DAVES donation grow! See more information  here  or contact Karin Luton , the Corporate Matching Chairperson. If you have already made a donation through your company, please let Lani Harr know so you have HSC membership. THANK YOU!
FourLeaf, our online school directory , is brought to all Daves families by the Home & School Club (HSC) and the Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF) .   Accessing the online school directory is an  easy 3-step process

1) Register at  www.fourleaf.net/daves This step is only necessary if (a) you are a new family who chose not to release your information to FourLeaf during the school registration process, (b) you are not the parent who registered your child for school (for example, in a two household family), or (c) you are a returning family who was not listed in the directory last year.

2) Activate or Update: New families that are registered   will receive an activation email from “FourLeaf”   at some point today , Wednesday, September 12. Follow the email instructions to activate your account and set up a password. You can also review and modify your personal contact data and choose what you want published.   Returning families who activated their FourLeaf account last year need only check that their information is current .

3) Access:   Access the directory on your computer at  www.fourleaf.net/daves  or use the iPhone or Android app ( “FourLeaf Networks” in the App store). Unlike in past years, access to the entire school directory will now be available to all families, whether or not you have made a donation to the HSC. However, please consider donating to support this and the many other programs provided by the HSC. Donate to DOLLARS FOR DAVES today at davesavehsc.org /donate . Donations to LGEF can be made at  lgef.org .

Questions? Contact your HSC directory chairperson at directory@davesavehsc.org .
We're celebrating all things math!

The Champions of Math goals are to:
  1. Further develop 4th and 5th grader math skills vetted by Math Olympiad and other effective resources, such as youcubed, TED-Ed, and inside mathematics.
  2. Expose students to practical mathematical applications.
  3. Create an environment for collaborative and creative problem solving.
  4. Have fun!

Classes will be held every Tuesday, Oct 9 through March 12, 2:45 - 4:15 PM in
Room 20 .

Monthly Math Olympiad contests start on November 13th.

For more details on our program, including a bonus Math Olympiad problem, please visit: davesavehsc.org/mathchamps .

Program enrollment starts on Sept. 19.

If you have questions, please contact the co-chairs Ben Horwath and Weiwei Gu.
Get Involved!
Carnival Chair Needed

If you would like more information, please email vp@davesavehsc.org . Thank you!

Carnival & Talent Show Chair
The end of the year just wouldn't be the same without the Carnival or the Talent Show! You'll line up the volunteers, games, food, and logistics with the help of a committee. Most games and food have been booked already. Everyone looks forward to this wonderful event.
Free2Me features OhmConnect!

The Free2Me program keeps you informed on businesses that offer FREE money that comes right back to Daves Avenue Elementary! Each month we will feature a participating business and have some special contests and prizes.

This month we are featuring OhmConnect . Click on the image to the right to see how you can win a new Smart thermostat or a $50 Main Street Burger gift card!
Do you have or know of a business that would like to support the Daves Avenue Home & School Club? Our Annual Community Sponsorship Program allows local businesses to help support critical programs at Daves Avenue while having a positive presence in our community throughout the year . Click here to learn more .

Click on the graphic to
Meet YOUR Campus Captain

Contact Selin Gurses Acar at davescaptain@lgef.org
Daves Avenue Elementary School
17770 Daves Avenue, Monte Sereno, CA 95030
Jenna Mittleman, Principal | jmittleman@lgusd.org
Phone: 408-335-2200 | Fax: 408-395-6314 | Attendance Line: 408-335-2245
Daves Avenue Home & School Club
Jennifer Lambert, President | president@davesavehsc.org