The week of Monday, May 6, 2019
Weaver Whale Mail
A Great Place to Learn
Igniting Unlimited Possibilities for All Students!

Mark Your Calendars
5/13 - Ambassadors Celebration
5/15 - Math Olympiad Luncheon
5/16 - Fourth Grade Sacramento Trip
5/16 - LCAP Town Hall Meeting at District Office
5/17 - Staff Planning Day (No School for Students)
5/18 - Mardi Gras
5/20 - CDC End-of-the-Year Celebration
5/21 - Fifth Grade Awards
5/22 - Kindergarten Patriotic Performance
5/23 - BRAVO Assembly (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
5/23 - PTA General meeting
5/23 - Citizenship Awards (TK-4)
5/24 - Volunteer Tea
5/24 - Flag Ceremony w/ Reading Incentive
5/28 - Special Flag Ceremony w/ LAHS Graduates
5/28 - Teacher of the Day
5/31 - Weaver's Got Talent
5/31 - Weaver's Summer Jam
6/4 - Fifth Grade Promotion
6/6 - Field Day
Principal's Message
Hello Weaver Families,
 
I hope you and your family enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day. Though mothers deserve appreciation throughout the year, Mother’s Day is a special opportunity to celebrate and thank moms. Weaver moms, in particular, truly are SUPER MOMS!!

Thank you to all our families for your generous tokens of appreciation and love during Staff Appreciation Week. A special THANK YOU to Stacy Russell and Abby Harris  for organizing an amazing teacher appreciation week! Your creativity and hard work astounded our staff every day!! A huge thanks to all the room parents who made beautiful decor for our teachers. Thank you for organizing all the special touches for your teachers. Thank you to all the families who donated yummy food and drinks for the teachers to feast on all week. The snacks, treats, and lunches were VERY much appreciated!! 
 
Rick Larson
Interim Principal
Thank you to Raj Rajalingam, who is the owner of Blaze Pizza of Fountain Valley, who donated all the delicious pizzas and salads for our Teacher Appreciation luncheon on May 9th! The PTA is so appreciative of your kind and generous support of our talented and extraordinary teachers at Weaver. Thank you, Raj!
What's Happening at Weaver!
A Special Community Message from Girl Scout Troop 3262

The Girl Scouts from Troop 3262 recognized a common problem in their community, namely among girls of similar age (5th graders), and that is having stress (from school, family, puberty, etc). To make a difference, Troop 3262 made 3 helpful, instructional videos on how to manage stress in a healthy way.

Video 1: Demonstrating how to make a stress ball
Video 2: Demonstrating how to journal
Video 3: Demonstrating social support through talking about their stress. 

The videos were distributed to other Girl Scout troops through the Los Alamitos Service Unit Leader Meeting. The troop also shared their videos and a list of additional resources for how to deal with stress at their school at Weaver's flag ceremony on May 10th. Troop 3262 hopes to share awareness about inevitable stress in life and to empower girls in their local community to deal with stress in healthy, supportive ways.

We would like to congratulate each of the 12 girl scouts from Troop 3262 for earning their esteemed Bronze Award for their community service!
Friends of Weaver is seeking enthusiastic parents who want to make a difference in driving our mission to be the best elementary school. We currently have a need in the following areas:

  • Treasurer
  • Financial Secretary
  • Weaver MOMS events
  • Scrip and key Gala volunteer positions including identifying Sponsors.  

If you’ve been wanting to get more involved, please contact  friendsofweaver@gmail.com .
Mardi Gras, May 18th!

This is an awesome night for make new friends and hang with your old ones! It includes meeting up in Rossmoor to have drinks and riding a party bus to an awesome New Orleans themed bar where a Hurricane cocktail, appetizers and live music await your arrival! It will surely be a fun and memorable evening! 
Class Act Bravo Assembly

Parents are invited to attend the Class Act Bravo Assembly on
May 23rd from 9:30-10:30am. 

The Class Act program is a partnership between the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Weaver. The students have been learning about Tchaikovsky through the theme of "Symphonic Storytelling" with our Resident Musician, Doug Basye. The Bravo Assembly will be a presentation to Mr. Basye from the students of what they have learned throughout the year. Please join us on May 23rd!
Summer Jam is Coming!
Summer Jam is a time to come together as a Weaver community and celebrate our year together on May 31st!

Grab friends, beach chairs, and lots of fun energy! Bring your own picnic or purchase food option from pizza, tacos, kettle corn, scooter ice, mini donuts, and java on the rock.  
 
Weaver's Got Talent! May 31, 2019

Does your child have a talent that they want to share with all of Weaver?


Sign up at: http://weaverpta.org/  
Field Day on Thursday June 6th
Let the games begin!  The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and we want to continue our school’s tradition by having a  Fun For ALL Field Day  on the last day of school on 
Thursday, June 6 th .  

Put your tennis shoes on and spend the last day with your child watching them go through a 17 station obstacle course.  Better yet, run the obstacle course with them!!!  If you are available and would like to join the fun, please contact your Field Day Co-Chairs below. We need tons of volunteers to make this a success for all the children. Include your middle or high schooler as a volunteer!

Please Sign up by clicking the link below. 

Attention Parents!

Our  NEW WEBSITE  is up and running! Our web address, http://weaverpta.org/ is the same but our PTA website has so much more to offer. On our NEW site, you can see upcoming  calendar events , buy  memberships  and  Weaver Wear , sign up to  volunteer  and much, much more. 

Fully integrated electronic forms will now be available for all PTA sponsored programs and events. First day packet information will also be available. Whale Mail will now be integrated and multiple previous issues will be available.

These new features will be much more convenient for our families and also much easier for our volunteers. Please register and check it out!
 
Here's what you need to do:
  • Go to http://weaverpta.org/.
  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "Verify my Email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.

Once you have verified your email address,  log back in and finish the registration process .

  • Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information forms.
  • Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.  Please note that our directory will not be accessible to other families or the public. It will only be available to Chairs and the PTA Board.  
  • Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for PTA Membership, Weaver Wear, and Volunteer Opportunities. All of your Back-to-School needs in one convenient place!
Safety is a Top Priority at Weaver!
 
Student safety is a top priority for all of here at Weaver Elementary School. Please join me in making Weaver safe by following these safety precautions.
 
  • Parking is not permitted along the yellow curb in the roundabout. Busses drop students off at Weaver throughout the day, and parked cars do not allow those busses to get kids home on time.
  • Turning left into the roundabout is not permitted between the hours of 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM and 2:25 PM – 2:55 PM. Turning left on Wembley creates a traffic hazard, causing other drivers to approach oncoming traffic to head northbound. Instead of turning left, parents are encouraged to head northbound on Wembley and wait in the drop off line.
  • Pick up or drop off is not permitted in the Kids Korner parking lot. This lot is for staff only. Please use the roundabout for pick up and drop off purposes.
  • Pick up or drop off is not permitted in the Piedmont Staff Lot. This lot is for staff only. Please use the roundabout for pick up and drop off purposes.
District Happenings

Session 1 = June 10-21
Session 2 = June 24 - July 3
Elementary Campus = Lee Elementary School
Secondary Campus = Oak Middle School
Learn more at  www.LAEF4Kids.org/summer
L AEF is proud to help prevent summer learning loss through a wide variety of enrichment opportunities! In addition to our Summer Enrichment Institute, we offer several for-credit classes for high school students, as well as many sports and arts camps facilitated by our amazing district coaches and directors. More information will be available weekly, so be sure to visit LAEF4Kids.org/summer !
Other Weaver News & Updates
It's time to register or re-register your Ralph's card!
 
Did you know that Weaver benefits from the shopping you do every day? If you or someone you know shops at Ralph's, it's easy to get money back for our school.
Simply register your Ralph's card at  www.ralphs.com  or call  800-443-4438 . But remember, you MUST re-register every September/Fall even if you have registered before. Be sure to get family and friends to register too! Friends of Weaver's number is TV093.
For more detailed instructions visit  http://friendsofweaver.com/scrip.html
Weaver Families! Thank you for your hard work. Our Summer Box Tops totaled to $500.00. Awesome job cutting and collecting! Our goal this year is $1000.00 or more.  
These funds help our school with new resources and help our children grow in their educational experience.
  We will be collecting more box tops year round, so please keep sending them to school. Thank you!
Submission Guidelines:
  • Send brief, written content in the body of your email to Regina Brown at: WeaverWhaleMail@gmail.com.
  • Forms and flyers must be attached as a PDF.
  • Submission deadline is the Thursday prior to Monday's mail (may send 2 weeks max ahead of event date. Special consideration will be granted to qualifying events).
Kindly, 
Regina Brown
Whale Mail Chair
Weaver Elementary | 562-799-4580 | weaverwhalemail@gmail.com