PTA Meeting October 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Special Announcement: We are very privileged to welcome the SAMOHI Chamber Orchestra to the library this evening where they will be giving us a sneak preview of their upcoming Disney Concert!

  1. Call to Order
  2. Reading and Approval of Minutes
  3. Financial Report
    • SMMEF/PTA Annual giving update
  4. Student Council Report (Luke, Maxine, Ava)
  5. Executive Committee Report
    • Discussion with Cary Upton (SMMUSD facilities mgr)
    • New radios for staff
    • Legislative Issues and meeting procedure
    • Vacant PTA Chair positions
  6. Committee Updates
    • Learning Garden – Lindsay Traill
    • Grant Learning Community – Andra Bard
    • SMMEF – Molly White and Sara Tropea
    • Fall Festival – Jen Ortiz
    • Book Fair – Petra
    • Parent Mixer – Alison Havel
    • Health & Wellness – Harriet Fraser
    • Hispanic Heritage Day
  7. New Business
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjourn

Elemental Strings Prelude Program (3rd & 4th Grade)


It’s not too late to join the Elemental Music Prelude Program! Open to 3rd and 4th graders, the Prelude Program offers an ensemble experience to beginning string players with no previous experience on their instruments. Students perform in three concerts a year, all while improving on their instruments and meeting other students who are excited about music.

Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45pm at McKinley Elementary School. Tuition is $800 for the year (which averages less than $15/hr) and tuition reduction is available to qualified families. The first rehearsal is on October 4 and all interested families should email Emily Call,emily@elementalmusic.org or visit www.elementalmusic.org for more information.

Magical Music of Disney – Fri Oct. 7, 6:30pm

Look to your child’s future and see how SMMUSD’s renowned music education carries through to the high school level.

Inspire your young musician and bring the whole family to SAMOHI’s first Orchestra concert of the year

The Magical Music of Disney

on Friday Oct. 7, 6:30pm

Enjoy listening and watching the SAMOHI orchestras perform a medley of arrangements
as their music comes alive to popular Disney images projected above.

Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and join the pre-concert costume contest.
Lots of prizes, food, and fun to be had by all ages!
Ticket sales go directly to benefiting the Santa Monica High School Orchestra program.

Please see attached flyer for more details and purchase your tickets now at
www.samohiorchestras.com

Start the new school year off HEALTHY with our farm-to-school fundraiser!

On Tuesdays after school you can pick up a box of all organic fruits & veggies for your family. The box comes with easy recipes and is all of what’s in season locally which means delicious apples, grapes, tomatoes, carrots and lots more! 5% from every box comes back to our school. To learn more or sign up go to http://www.farmsignup.com.
Choose a size then on the next page choose our school as your pick up site and your box will come to school for you on Tuesdays after school.

P.S. be sure to use the coupon code school17 for $5 off
Good Life Organics

Good Life Organics
Good Food for a Good Life

818.614.8131  |   www.GoodLifeOrganics.org 

NEWS FOR THE WEEK

WEEKLY EVENTS
Monday
22
WELCOME BACK!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Beginning of the Year PTA Coffee in the Library

Minimum Day for all students

Minimum Day Schedule

Preschool:       8:30 – 12:30

TK/Kinder:     8:24 – 12:15

1st-5th Grade:   8:24 – 1:15

Tuesday
23
  • Minimum Day for Preschool, TK and Kinder Only
  • REGULAR DISMISSAL FOR GRADES 1st – 5th at 2:50
Wednesday
24
  • Happy Wednesday!
Thursday
25
  • Happy Thursday!
Friday
26
                FIRST DAY PACKET DOCUMENTS DUE!!

  • Late Start Friday – School Begins at 9:44 a.m. for all students
  • 10:00 a.m. – Coffee with the Principal in Library
UPCOMING
 
August

30th – Back to School Night (Pre, TK, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd Grade)

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

September

6th – Back to School Night (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)