PTA President: Sara Robinson, Booster Club President: Jennifer Novak
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Click above for Mrs. Stutzel's video message. Teachers Are the Best! Above: A small sample of Soleado Teachers Appreciation Week
Thank you to those who have supported our PTA and Booster Club! Without parent volunteers we could not exist. The PTA and Booster Club wishes everyone a safe and restful summer.
A huge thank you to our entire Soleado Community—families, friends, staff, and community supporters—for a great year, where our Booster Club was able to raise over $83,000 to help our students enrich their learning experiences. Whether you donated money, goods, services, or time, or attended our fundraising events, you made a huge difference to our school. Without your help, our students would not have classroom software to supplement their learning, or the benefit of our Art at Your Fingertips program, or assemblies, or field trips, or campus upgrades, and so much more. I especially want to thank this year's Booster Board for all of their hard work and dedication to Soleado: Michelle Jongkind, Ray Roostaeyan, Alice Kim, Cindy Van Scoyoc, John Accardo, Donna Epstein, Georgina McGovern, Erica Mangham, Deborah North, and Jessica Norwood. Our Soleado Suns shine brighter because of them. -Jennifer Novak
Congratulations to our incoming 2014-2015 Soleado Booster Club Board Officers and Members:
President Erica Mangham Executive Vice-President Michelle Jongkind Treasurer Ray Roostaeyan Financial Secretary John Accardo Secretary Adelaide Vaughn Members: Amy Davis, Donna Epstein, Alice Kim, Georgina McGovern, Jessica Norwood, Jennifer Novak, Heidi Sublette, and Cindy Van Scoyoc
Payment options: Credit card- (will be charged $2.25 per student convenience fee) or Fill out form online and bring in a check to the school office. If you have any questions email Soleadomemberplanetinfo@gmail.com
Field day - a fun day for the kids! This will start at about 9:15 A.M. and go until 12:00 noon. Come join us for a fun filled day of jump roping, tug of war, water fun, and much more!
Feel free to stay after to picnic with your child. Please note there will not be food to buy at this event. Kids can bring a sack lunch, order from cafeteria or you can bring something to eat with them. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Slide Show Night, Friday May 30th
All Soleado families and friends are welcome to join us Friday night, May 30th at 6:00 P.M., at school to celebrate our 2013-2014 school year with a special slide show presentation, capturing all of our students and the fun they had this year. This year, we are welcoming Chef Michael Shafer of the Buffalo Fire Department to provide food for any families who would like to picnic before the show.
Flyers with pre-orders were sent home via Mrs. Stutzel. See the menu here. Sorry, food ordered after May 27th is subject to a $2 additional fee and availability is limited at the event.
Our Historian, Daniel Carranza collected and organized photos and video from the entire school year into this presentation. Don't miss it!
Where: Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9:00-1:00PM in room 102 at Ridgecrest Intermediate. Audition Requirements: Come in prepared to play a piece that best demonstrates your level on your instrument. Audition Times: Flutes: (9:00am-9:30), Violins (9:30-10:30), Clarinets (10:30-11:00), Violas, Cellos, and Trombones (11:00- 11:30), Saxes (11:30-12:00PM),Trumpets, Percussion, and Piano (12:00-12:30PM, or until done) If you can't make the above audition times please come in on Saturday when you can, but email Mrs. Lewis-Wang: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have signed up for Advanced Band or Advanced Orchestra Mrs. Lewis-Wang will contact you and set up your audition time. Please respond to the email or phone call.
Middle School is right around the corner! Here are some important dates and links for Ridgecrest:
Registration is scheduled for August 20th. Camp Ridgecrest information will be mailed to parents. First Day of School is Monday, August 25th. Sign up here for the Raider Review Newsletter. Familiarize yourself with the Ridgecrest Edline site here. Also, Ridgecrest has an app!
Good Clean Fun In Science Above: 5th graders dissect squid in Mrs. Ellis' science class.
PVBA Summer Basketball Sign Ups [click above for details or click on PVBA.net]
Click on the graphic above to help earn a percent back to Soleado. Purchase a gift card for $10 and up, 1-day shipping is free. Buy them for your favorite people: teachers, coaches, moms, dads and grads. If you are not sure you are activating the fundraiser, fill your cart, close the window and click on the link again to purchase. Thank you for shopping!!!
Thank you to all of the families that have donated to PEF...you have paid for Coach K, Kathleen Davis (Technology Aide), and our wonderful music teachers.
We are setting a special recess aside with Coach K on June 3 for all the students who's family donated to PEF this year...you have until May 28th! Any donation amount is supportive and appreciated! Click here to donate.
Soleado kids Sophie K., Sydney S. and little brother pose with a dragon at the International Fair China booth.
A big thank you to Donna Epstein for spearheading our annual International Fair May 18th. We appreciate our multi-cultural community for bringing such wonderful diversity to our campus through music, dance, food and crafts. Together we enrich each other's lives. See a photo album by clicking here.
Additional thanks to Jessica and David Norwood for hosting Cirque du Soleado Parent's Night Out for our kids. We appreciate your creative touch, bringing a smile to the Soleado Suns!
Many, many thanks to our HSA team for a lovely event on May 20th. Catherine Lucas put together such a wonderful program for all of our guests and honorees. In addition, Eva Ruiz and Noelle Whitaker set up the food and decorations with such flair as usual.
We are also grateful to our hospitality VPs Eva and Noelle for coordinating the lovely TEAchers Appreciation luncheon for our wonderful deserving teachers and staff here at Soleado.
A big THANK YOU to the following individuals for all their hard work and dedication to Soleado this year in their role as room parents! You provide an invaluable service to the school.
Sandra Kim, Anne Bobek, Christine Collins
Kerry Nadal, Kim Borg
Amy Davis, Sunny Accardo, John Accardo
Wendy Ser, Svetlana O'Shea
First Grade -
Melissa Pusavet, Natasha Scott
Linh Tu, Maggie Mercer
Rika Nakata, Beckie Constantino
Erica Mangham, Heidi Sublette, Michelle Choi
2nd Grade -
Rachel Rioux, Catherine Lucas, Donna Epstein
Svetlana O'Shea, Jennifer Masaguchi, Sharandeep Michra
3rd Grade -
Leslie Ho, Cindy Van Scoyoc
Jeannie Hahn, Wendy Ser
4th Grade -
Helen Barnfather, Lori Quan, Adelaide Vaughn
Catherine Lucas, Jennifer Masuguchi, Deborah North