Whale Mail, September 9, 2019
Jack L. Weaver Elementary
A Great Place to Learn
Igniting Unlimited Possibilities for All Students!

Mark Your Calendars
9/12 : Yearbook Meeting
9/13: State of District Breakfast
9/17: Family Fun Night as Wahoo's
9/20: PTA General Meeting
9/27: Giving Tree celebration
9/25: Jog-A-Thon
What's Happening at Weaver!
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30pm in Room 32

Join us if you are interested in taking pictures on campus, want to help create pages, or if you signed up as the yearbook volunteer in your child's classroom. Come learn about the yearbook, this year's theme, changes with lifetouch, and opportunities available. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would still like to help, please contact Susan Hsieh or Kristin Dickerson at  weaveryearbook@yahoo.com   


Join us at Wahoo's in Los Alamitos on Tuesday, September 17th!  Bring your flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting Friends of Weaver and Wahoo's will donate 20% of your entire purchase to help support Weaver Elementary.

  10931 Los Alamitos Blvd
(562) 598-0080

Weaver Color Run Jog-A-Thon
September 25, 2019

The Jog-A-Thon is one of PTA’s 3 main fundraisers this year (PTA Patron Donations, Weaver Carnival, and Jog-A-Thon). PTA supports many amazing programs for Weaver students that are not funded by the school Did you know, it takes $200 per student to fund all of these programs! Participation in Jog-A-Thon fundraising is optional, but we highly encourage all students to participate to support all the programs funded by PTA!

How does it work? Students will earn money for Weaver by getting pledges from family & friends, and by running laps at school on September 25th. Students will have 15 minutes to run as many laps as possible around a colorful 1/10 th of a mile track. Every student will receive a Weaver Color Run Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt, and each grade level will get their own unique color. There will be water distributed throughout the course and each student will receive a popsicle at the end.

Register today at pledgestar.com/weaver and help us raise money for Weaver!
Prizes will be given out for requesting donations and raising money!
Jog-A-Thon Online Participation Prizes*:
  • Enter 3 names and emails at pledgestar.com/weaver by September 13, and get a homework pass
  • Enter 10 names and emails by September 20, get a Harry Potter Chocolate Frog at our carnival on October 25 and the chance to win a FREE Carnival wristband (one winner per grade level)!!
  • ALL participating students will receive a FREE Color Run Jog-A-Thon T-shirt!
  • The Grade level with the highest percentage participation will get to have one extra recess! (teacher decides the day)
Individual Prizes**:
  • $25 raised earns you Weaver Mechanical Pencil!
  • $50 raised earns the above plus a free ticket to the amazing skateboarding show performed by Skatedogs!
  • $125 raised earns the above plus a Weaver Color Run Jog-A-Thon Crew Socks!
  • $250 or more raised earns the above plus a Pizza Party with Dr. Schmidt at lunchtime!
Individual Grand Prizes:
  • The top money earner for each grade will earn a special breakfast before school starts, including donuts, with Dr. Schmidt and can invite a friend.
Fundraising Goal
  • If we meet our first fundraising goal of $30,000, Dr. Schmidt will have five minutes to bob for apples at Flag Ceremony, Friday, October 4th! How many apples can he get?!
  • If we reach $45,000, Dr. Schmidt will dress up like a punk rock star for an entire day at school on Friday, October 18th!
  • If we reach $60,000, Dr. Schmidt will dress up as a superhero and ride a tricycle throughout the Weaver Halloween parade!
We need volunteers for the event! Please sign up below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044eabaa29abfb6-jogathon
For any questions please contact a Jog-A-Thon co-chair, Beth Stuart ( s.bethanna@gmail.com ) or Traci Harrison ( tracikh@yahoo.com )


Weaver PTA’s vision is to provide students with innovative and quality programs that enrich the student’s academic learning, as well as listening and learning through the arts. Our goal is to build a Weaver community with not only our students, but with the entire family.

PTA is a volunteer run organization and requires your help to make our programs successful. We invite you to join PTA and find ways in which to volunteer and support our students and school.

You can access Weaver PTA online at: www.weavertpta.org
Our newly redesigned website is a place for families to stay connected with the PTA and school community. It is much more than a website – it is an all-inclusive site with information on our calendar of events , opportunities to join PTA , volunteer to help with events or activities, purchase Weaver Wear , and much, much more. Please check out the site and register as a new user or login to see all the exciting things happening at our school.
The Giving Tree

Other Happenings at Weaver and the Distract
Is your daughter interested in joining Girl Scouts and becoming a sister scout to over 100 Weaver girls already in Girl Scouts? If so, then come to the Girl Scout Launch Night on Thursday, August 29, 7-8 pm at Los Alamitos Community Center. See attached flyer for more information. 

If you have any questions or can’t make it to the event, please feel free to contact  Susan Hsieh at sphmd_99@yahoo.com
Den 19 Wolf Scouts and their families wrap up another “Reading Garden Rehab” Saturday morning. Next “Reading Garden Rehab” is set for Friday, September 27th at 3pm.

Please contact Alex Rodriguez to participate or for more info,  alexr1200@hotmail.com
LAEF Fall After-School Enrichment Classes
Dive into our new “Ahoy Matey!” classes! Sign up at www.LAEF4kids.org/programs . Classes begin August 26th and LAEF is proud to provide a FREE Spanish class for 2 nd graders and a French class for 3 rd graders ! This is an experience your children will not want to miss The classes available at LAE are Ahoy Matey! Art, Creative Drama, Fall Food Exploration, Jiu Jitsu, LEGO Architecture, Mandarin, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Musical Theater – “Peter Pan’s Lost Boys,” Origami, Science on the High Seas, Soccer with Sportsmanship, Speech & Debate and the World Underwater.   Multi-class discounts available – 10% off the 2nd class and 15% off any class thereafter. It is applied to a family or individual student. Class fee increases after August 20th. All registration information presented at www.LAEF4kids.org/afterschool . C all (562) 799-4700 x80424 or email programdirector@LAEF4Kids.org .
Around Weaver
Ice Cream Social
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).
Regina Brown
Whale Mail Chair
Weaver Elementary | 562-799-4580 | weaverwhalemail@gmail.com