Soleado Elementary School PVP Council of PTAs Thirty-Third District PTA California State PTA
Soleado Elementary School 27800 Longhill Drive Rancho Palos Verdes California 90275 (310) 377-6854
PTA President: Sara Robinson, Booster Club President: Jennifer Novak
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Principal's Message Click above for Mrs. Stutzel's video.
Following our Community Nighton Feb. 12th (tonight!) in the MPR at 6:00 P.M., our Parent Resource Room will have it's very own Open House on Feb. 19th after drop off. Come join us for Java with Ginastarting in the Resource Room at9:00 A.M. on the 19th.
Topics of discussion for both events will include Common Core and "Testing of the Test". See the district website.
Safety is the most important factor of your child's day here at Soleado. We pride ourselves in making sure that all students feel safe and secure throughout their day. But, we need your support to keep the streets and parking lot a safe place for our students as well.
Please remember that you are not allowed to pass cars on Longhill Drive! This means when picking up or dropping off your child and you see line of cars on Longhill waiting to turn into Soleado, it is illegal (and very unsafe) to pass all cars waiting and turn into the Soleado lot. We all must be patient! Please wait in line behind all the rest of the cars or use the "park and walk" method to drop off or pick up your child.
Please also remember that the speed limit is 5 mph in the parking lot. We are seeing cars driving way too fast through the parking lot. Please remember that this is a school area and our #1 concern is the safety of the children at Soleado.
We appreciate your support in keeping our students safe during drop off and pick up.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the MPR. Come hear our next faculty speaker, Mrs. Field from kindergarten.
Thank you to third grade teachers Ms. Hlavac and Mrs. Kearns for speaking yesterday about blending handwritten skills with 21st century learning! See you all at the next meeting.
Vote For Upcoming PTA Board
Soleado PTA Straw Ballot - 2014-2015
President - Eva Ruiz Executive V.P. - Jennifer Farrell 1st VP - Stephanie Cox 2nd VP - Hospitality - Noelle Whitaker and Ursula Dollard 3rd VP - Education - Catherine Lucas 4th VP - Community - Sara Robinson and Rachel Rioux 5th VP -Communications - Grace Liu 6th VP - Booster Club Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator - Donna Epstein Legislative Representative - Deborah North Treasurer - Lana O'Shea Financial Secretary - Hazel Kim Auditor - Jennifer Masuguchi Recording Secretary - OPEN Historian - Michelle Ayers-Coppock
The election will be held March 11th at the next PTA/Booster Club General Meeting.
Respectfully Submitted by the Nominating Committee,
Michelle Ayers-Coppock - Chairperson Heidi Sublette Cameron Scott Rachel Rioux Deborah North Gina Stutzel - Principal
Are you good at typing and listening? This position requires attendance at two meetings a month.
Take minutes at all Executive Board and General Meetings and distribute them for comments in a timely manner.
Bind all minutes into the official record of the PTA.
Have minutes available at meetings for reference.
****We are unable to have a PTA without having a recording secretary on the board. Please contact Rachel Rioux at email@example.com if you are interested.***
Chair Positions still open - These chair positions do not require attending meetings and are a great way to get involved. Sign up to do with a friend!
Honorary Service Awards
Establish an Honorary Service Awards committee with at least five (5) members including the first vice president and the Honorary Service Chairman.
Plan and coordinate the Installation of Officers and Honorary Service Awards Program with the outgoing President and 2nd Vice President.
Order/print HSA awards and engrave the Past President’s pin in time for the annual installation
Work closely with teachers and help to oversee the needs of the Science Fair. Safety
Assist the Principal in making sure that safety rules are being followed such as traffic rules, etc. Campus Beautification
Work with Principal on ways to beautify the school campus. Hold special weekend clean up days, as needed. Community Outreach
Talk with 4th VP and Principal about outreach opportunities that the students can do to help others in the community. Costume Closet
Pass along information from District and help to organize volunteers to work at Costume Closet.
Nominations for Soleado's annual Honorary Service Awards are now being accepted! Do you know of anyone who has made significant contributions to Soleado throughout the year? Please let us know!
The PTA gives out Honorary Service Awards at the end of every school year to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations. Nominated individuals can be teachers, staff members, parents or anyone you feel has made significant contributions to the well being of students at Soleado.
The HSA Committee will be meeting March 19 and really needs feedback from the school community. Please share with us the name of anyone you feel should be considered for an award by March 14. Nomination forms are in the front office, online and edline & Member Planet, or you can simply email Catherine Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org with a name of someone you feel positively impacts our Soleado Community.
Awards will be given out at the HSA Awards luncheon here at Soleado on Tuesday, May 20.
Students will learn how the opening of Japanese trade to the West after 200 years of seclusion changed European art in the mid-nineteenth century. With this project inspired by Japanese Master Utagawa Hiroshige and European Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh, they will understand how art connects and influences cultures by drawing a plum tree in the Ukiyo-e style using oil pastels on black paper. Click here for more details on this project sponsored by the Palos Verdes Art Center.
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If you would like to volunteer in your child's classroom for this Art At Your Fingertips project please contact Trudy Bragg at email@example.com
On Feb. 5th Reflection Winners were announced for the whole district. The Council Level awarded the following Soleado Suns: Visual: 2nd Place, Lauren B. Dance: Honorable Mention, Nikki Y. Music Comp: 2nd Place, Sarah S. Literature: 1st Place, Allison Y. She is the only one to have moved on from Council to 33rd District level. If she places, then her entry will go on to State. Congratulations!
Costume Closet Workdays for Soleado Calling all Soleado parents! We're having Soleado work days on Thursday, February 27 and Thursday, March 6 at the Costume Closet. Our specific hours will be between 10:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. for both days. Sign up with a friend and help earn money towards our school. You can also take home costumes for laundering and mending. Sign up on suppersaas here or call 310‑378‑5005.
Besides holiday costumes, the Costume Closet has formal wear for the family. Let's not forget, the 5th grade Colonial Fair is coming soon!
Summer School Information Click above for summer school registration information in Palos Verdes. Classes will be held JUNE 16 – JULY 11, 2014: NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, JULY 4 Registration starts March 31st at 9:00 A.M.
Booster club would like to recognize and thank the following parents for our wonderful Luau fundraiser on Feb. 1st.:
Thanks to Erica Mangham for coordinating the fundraiser.
Amy Davis and Heidi Sublette for the awesome job on the decorations!
Daniel Carranza for being a great Dj and keeping people dancing all night.
Georgina McGovern, Donna Epstein, Gayle Drake, Deborah North for bringing in so many auction items. Thanks to Ray Roostaeyan, Dean Bengston and Lenny Mangham for their help at the event.
A special thank you to the fabulous auction team of Jennifer Novak, Georgina McGovern, Michelle Jongkind and Donna Epstein.
Finally, thank you parents who attended the event for all of your support during our 3rd biggest fundraiser! Raffle tickets in the parking lot alone made about $700. Together we raised over $12,000 during this event. Mahalo!!!
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