Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Orange Ribbon Week at Soleado

Dear Soleado Sun Families,

We are unofficially designating next week as "Orange Ribbon Week," as a reminder that our Soleado Suns shine brighter when they receive the support of our entire school community.  In the spirit of giving thanks, we want to acknowledge everyone who has participated in our Direct Donation Drive this year.  Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the Booster Club will be handing out our new t-shirts, umbrellas, coolers, and beach towels to all families who donated at the qualifying levels.  We will be in the parent resource room in the front office on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-5, so please come see us when you pick up your student from school or attend your parent/teacher conferences.

If you pledged a donation but have not brought in your donation check, please use next week as a reminder to do so.  If you have any questions about whether you have paid, please contact Jennifer Novak at

And if you have not yet donated directly to the school, please consider doing so, even for a small amount.  Your student benefits from parent fundraising every single day he or she is at school, in ways you may not even recognize.  Has your child eaten lunch under the shade tarp above our lunch tables?  Our Soleado families had to raise $3,000 to pay for it.  The computers and iPads that our students use every week?  Over the last few years, our families had to raise more than $100,000 to pay for them.  The field trips that our students will take this year?  Parent fundraising will pay more than $5,000 for them.  None of these essentials are possible without our parent donations and fundraising events.

Now, as we transition into an environment that relies even more on computer-based learning, fundraising is more important than ever.  Mrs. Stutzel has asked the Booster Club to purchase another 10 iPads and even more iPad cases, which will cost more than $5,000.  Will you help us raise that amount by the end of the year, so that our teachers can have the resources they need to move us into Common Core learning and testing?  

Again, we'd like to raise $5,000 by the end of the year.  If you have not paid your pledge, please do so.  If you have not donated, please consider donating even $20, $50, $100 or more during our Orange Ribbon Week.  Our Soleado Suns need your help!

Many thanks,

Your Soleado Booster Club
Mrs. Stutzel

Mrs. Gina Stutzel M.Ed
Principal, Soleado Elementary
"A Place in the Sun"

27800 Longhill Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
(310)377-6854 ext.200 (310)544-0916 (fax)


Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified District

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