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10/4: No School (Staff Development Day)
10/7-10/11: TK-5 Minimum Days/Conferences/Book Fair Week
10/8: Pastries for Parents, 7:30-8:30am, Library
10/9: Evening Book Fair with Food Trucks, 5:00-8:00pm, MPR/Library
10/9: Last Day to Submit Reflections Entries!
10/10: DESEF Meeting, 7:00-8:00pm, LRR
10/12-13: SRVEF Run for Education Weekend
10/21-25: Red Ribbon Week
10/24: Common Ground Coffee, 9:00-10:00am, Marketplace Starbucks
10/25: PTA Meeting, 9:00-10:00am, LRR
10/25: Trunk or Treat, 6:00-6:15pm (Sensory Friendly Window); 6:30-7:30pm (General Admission), WD Blacktop
10/28-11/8: Sister School Food Drive
10/31: Minimum Day
11/01: No School (Staff Development Day)
Our Annual Fall Scholastic Library Book Fair is Back! 
It's an “Arctic Adventure!”
October 7 – October 11
Monday – Thursday:  8:00am – 4:00pm ❄️ Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

❄️ Special Events❄️
❄️ Tuesday, October 8, 7:30am – 8:30am: “Pastries for Parents”
Hosted by: WD PTA
Bring a parent or other special grown-up for a breakfast treat and coffee while you explore the book fair together!
❄️ Wednesday, October 9, 5:00pm – 8:00pm: “An Evening in the Arctic”
Book Fair and Dinner with “Mr. Burrito” Food Truck
Sponsored by: WD PTA

Mrs. Haynes, our fantastic Librarian, needs a lot of help!
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Please click here to see how YOU can help make this event a success!
(Volunteers get a 20% discount on all book fair purchases!)
Final Week! PTA Reflections Art Contest 2019-2020: “Look Within”
WDPTA Reflections welcomes students of all grades and all abilities to explore their inner artist. Let your imagination fly and unleash your inner artistic talent! 
  • Choreograph a dance, 
  • Produce a film, 
  • Write a poem or story, 
  • Compose a song, 
  • Photograph an image, 
  • Create a piece of visual art
…. and tell us what the theme: “Look Within” means to you.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:
  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

Hurry In! Final Week to submit your Entries!
Please review the general entry rules . Entry forms available in the front office.
 
All entries should be submitted to the classrooms by October 9

Questions? Contact Shilpika Seth , Reflections Chair
Trunk or Treat 2019
T r u n k o r T r e a t 2 0 1 9
Friday, October 25, 2019

Sensory Friendly Window: 6:00 – 6:15pm on the blacktop
This is a time for those who would appreciate a
calmer, quieter Trunk or Treat experience.

Trunk or Treating: 6:30 – 7:30pm on the blacktop
Bring flashlights to keep away the witches and goblins!

Help List:
Decorated Trunks
Deck your cars out and hand out candy to kids
Candy/Trunk-or-Treat Toy Donations
Drop donated treats off in the office or email Kiley Dinis to make drop off/pick up arrangements
Volunteers  
Do you know any middle/high school students looking for community service hours? We need several volunteers to help throughout the evening. Please share this flyer with any teens who might want to help.

If you can help with anything from the list above, please contact Kiley Dinis .
“His Stories Span the Globe and the Imagination!” Your DESEF Dollars at Work!
DESEF recently sponsored an assembly with award-winning storyteller, Michael Katz . Mr. Katz performed a variety of multicultural folk stories that highlighted important life skills such as listening, respect, kindness and the power of our words. It was wonderful to see all the students engaged and enjoying themselves while learning these important life lessons. DESEF looks forward to sponsoring many more high-quality, enrichment assemblies for our students this year.   

Be sure to check out the DESEF website for more information about the programs and staff positions funded and how you can continue to help raise funds throughout the year!

Questions? Please contact Candace Lopes , Assemblies Chair
DESEF Matching Funds: Put Your Dollars to Work
Thank you again for your generous donation to the Disney Elementary School Education Fund during the Annual Fund Drive. Did you know many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees? Last year DESEF received more than $18,000 in corporate matching funds.  

Don’t know if your company has a matching program? START HERE:
  • Check your employer’s intranet for Corporate Matching information. Use DESEF’s EIN number: 20-3046825 to submit a match request.
  • Visit the SRVEF Matching Gifts Database to search for your company.
  • Contact your HR department.

Questions? Contact Karyn Henderson , DESEF Matching Funds Chair
Truth About Vaping Parent Information Sessions Coming in October!
Vaping and e-cigarettes are a new and rapidly spreading addiction . It may seem like everyone in school is doing it. The data is alarming. SRVUSD and the SRV Council of PTAs have arranged for parent information session that will inform attendees about the myths around vaping, the reality of who actually is vaping, the potential life-long consequences, and strategies we can use to reduce usage in our community.
 
Attendees will learn: 
  • Common misconceptions about vaping
  • The difference between e-cigarettes and vapes
  • A lesson in the process of addiction
  • Warning signs a teen may be using
  • Strategies to have a conversation with teens about vaping and other drugs
 
Parents and family members are invited to attend ONE of these presentations:
  • Monday, October 28 at California High School Theater, 7:00pm Register Here!
  • Tuesdays, October 29 at Dougherty Valley High School Theater, 7:00pm Register Here!
  • Wednesday, October 30 at Monte Vista High School Library, 7:00pm Register Here!
SRVUSD is Hiring in Food Services
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is now hiring for Food Service jobs. SRVUSD Child Nutrition staff members are committed to providing children with nourishing food that will further help our dedicated, passionate and committed teachers raise the bar for all students.

Benefits of Working for Child Nutrition:
  • Great Pay 
  • Fun Working Environment
  • Great Hours 10:00am – 1:30pm
  • School Holiday Schedule

To join our team, please apply online.
Questions can be directed to: srvusdEats@srvusd.net
2019 Ski & Snowboard Swap hosted by SRVHS PTSA!
Saturday November 16th 9am-3pm!
The SRVHS Ski & Snowboard Swap, hosted by the SRVHS PTSA, is a great place to outfit your family with winter gear for skiing and snowboarding at discount prices. The event will take place in the SRV High School Commons (next to the Performing Arts Center), Saturday, Nov 16th, from 9am to 3pm ( Admission is $5/person, children 5 and under are free with an adult) . There will be a huge selection of new and used skis, boards, boots, poles, helmets, goggles, and outerwear in adult and children's sizes, along with expert advice to make sure you get just the right fit.
 
The Ski Swap is accepting donations of gently used ski, boards, boots and outerwear. 

If you have gently used equipment or outerwear that your family has outgrown or no longer needs, you can donate it to the swap. The funds raised from its sale will go back to the school to help fund educational programs. All donations are tax deductible. 

Email us for a pick up  srvswap@gmail.com  or bring your donations to the Commons Friday, Nov 15th from 5-7pm. 
Visit  www.srvskiswap.com  for more details.
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