Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Family Social

October Family Social
Wednesday, October 15th from
12pm - 8pm at:

Bring your family and friends at the Promenade Mall and  enjoy eating at Red Brick Pizza which will donate 30% back  as well as iBerries will donate 20% back including all gift cards will be included.

Please remember to sign up at the register at Red Brick Pizza and iBerries.

Auction Items Needed for our Largest Fundraiser Of The Year!!!

We need your help in guaranteeing the success of our Soleado Booster Club's Largest Fundraiser of the year. We are calling on you to use your networking skills to reach out to your friends, business associates, neighbors and acquaintances to help us obtain silent and live auction items. 

As the saying goes, "Everybody knows somebody who knows somebody". This is the key ingredient for successful fundraising and obtaining auction items for this year's event.  Remember that donated items will be promoted and advertised in event publications and publicity materials and are tax deductable for the item's fair market value.

Local Business Connections - places where you frequently patronize (dinners for two, hotel weekend stays, quality wines, gift baskets, sporting equipment, spa gift certificates, rounds of golf, Costco memberships, cruises, games of golf, bowling or ice skating, yoga or dance lessons, fitness coaching, TV show guest passes, film festival passes, movie premiere tickets, etc.)

The opportunities are endless, and every donation will benefit our Suns!

With your help, we know Soleado's Black & White Masquerade Ball  will be successful!

CLICK HERE to download the Donation Letter with Federal ID 

CLICK HERE to download donation request form

To donate an auction item, please email Donna

ELAC: English Learners Advisory Committee Vote Now

27800 Longhill Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275

“A place in the sun”

September 29, 2014

The following parents and teachers have consented to be candidates for the Soleado Elementary School English Learners Advisory Committee for this year.

Please vote for the candidates that you would like to participate on the ELAC committee this school year.  Turn in your ballots to the front office by Monday, October 6, 2014.

Thank you for your assistance.

Gina Stutzel
Principal, Soleado Elementary School

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Costume Closet Contest Starts October 1

Starting October 1st, we are launching a fun contest to increase our participation volunteer hours at the Costume Closet. Did you  know our school is one of the lowest performing schools in our district when it comes to time spent volunteering there? 


CLICK HERE to learn more about our fun contest. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

iBerries Art Contest Winners

Soleado Families,

Recently, Mrs. Donahoe promoted an iBerries Art Contest and encouraged all Soleado Students to participate. Students could submit their iBerries yogurt art designs to be exhibited at the iBerries on Deep Valley Dr. We just received word from the owner that a winner has been chosen and their art will be displayed on the iBerries in-store video monitor Saturday, September 20. He really enjoyed the other art designs submitted, so along with the winner, he will be showing all submissions from Saturday, September 20 to Saturday, September 27. 

If you have time, you might want to swing by and take a look at the wonderful creative designs submitted by our Soleado Suns. 

Mrs. Stutzel

iBerries Frozen Yogurt
550 Deep Valley Dr. #149
RHE, CA 90274

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fwd: Friendly Reminder

Soleado Families,

Just a quick reminder....Picture Day tomorrow!

Also, please remember that the campus does not open until 8:15.  There are several students on the campus by 8:00 and there is NO SUPERVISION at that time.  You may sign up for Kids Corner if you need to drop off your child before 8:15. 
Thank you helping keep the students at Soleado safe.
Mrs. Stutzel

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Picture Day Reminder and Volunteer Opportunities

Hello Soleado Parents:

I wanted to send out a reminder for picture day (this Friday) and give you the link to purchase pictures if you do not want to sent in the envelope on Friday.

Picture Day ID: PZ204066Y0
At checkout, please put in 10forany in the coupon field and voila, you get  10% off.

Also, we need help for BOOK FAIR. :) Please click the link below to volunteer.

Lastly, we need help for our Teacher luncheon. Please click the link below to volunteer.

Thank you,

Mrs. Stutzel

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Join Us For The Skechers Friendship Walk

PEF has once again partnered with Skechers and the Friendship Circle for the 6th annual Skechers Friendship Walk, Sunday, October 26!
100% of your registration fee, if designated to PEF, comes directly back to our PVPUSD schools! Last year we had nearly 3,500 walkers from Palos Verdes and we received $136,000 for our participation! This year we’re aiming for 4,000 walkers!
You can register to walk or virtually walk!  Just visit: CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR TEAM

DON'T FORGET TO SELECT PEF to receive your donation (Question 3. select ONE ORGANIZATION)
It’s easy to sign up:
1.     Choose “register”
2.     Be sure to join your school’s team. Your principal is your Team Captain!
3.     Designate PEF as your charity
If you have any questions call 310.378.2278 or email

Fresh and Easy Shopping to Earn Money For Our Suns

Great news, Fresh and Easy has joined eScrip! 


                Support Soleado with the Fresh and Easy Shop for Schools program!

                Register your Fresh and Easy Friends Reward card at


Don't have a card?  Pick up a Friends Reward card at any Fresh and Easy location. Then go to to register your new card.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fwd: The Costume Closet Invites You

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The  Costume Closet is Open
for the 2014-2015 School Year

Attention: Customers, Friends & Community Members
Come and volunteer at the Costume Closet. You'll earn $2.00 credit towards your personal rentals for every hour worked while helping fund the PVPPTA.  There are lots of volunteer opportunities,  It's fun, it's easy, and we'll train you. 

Training days will be Sept. 11th, 17th, or 18th at 9:30am.  This will help get you reacquainted with how things run at the costume closet.  If unable to make any of those dates contact the Costume Closet and set up a time 310-378-5005

Sign up on Supersaas and use our flexible online system

Wednesday-Friday: 10:30am-4:30pm (each shift is 2 hours)
Closed Sunday and Monday
(Shifts available to help with ironing and mending)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Our Ama'ZZZ'ing Sunblast is hot off the presses!!

CLICK HERE to read our incredible newsletter, designed and edited by our very own Grace Liu! 

Yellow RIbbon Week Next Week: BEE KIND!

Yellow Ribbon “Bee Kind” Week
September 15-19, 2014

Yellow Ribbon Week is a national PTA program, which we are proud to celebrate at Soleado.
This year we will focus on BEEing kind and respectful to family, friends and teachers. 
Special BEE kind Gotcha cards will be given out to students showing
random acts of kindness throughout the week!

Yellow Ribbon Week – Activities
Monday - “Yellow Ribbon Kick Off & Compliment Day”
Sign your class’ BEE kind kid pledge
PTA/Booster Club sponsored school assembly will be held today on “Anti-Bullying”

Tuesday – “Friendship Day”
Give 3 friends a high five today and tell them good job for something!
Invite someone new to play with you at recess.

Wednesday ­– “Teamwork Day”
Celebrate teamwork by wearing a t-shirt or hat from your favorite sports team
BEE a good sport and make a positive comment to a teammate or opponent

Thursday- “Helping Hand Day”
Help someone before they ask, hold a door open for someone, pick up after yourself

Friday- “Spirit Day”
Wear your Soleado spirit gear or anything YELLOW to show your support of BEEing kind     

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Teacher Luncheon to thank our teachers for

A group meal has been created using, and you've been invited to participate!

This group meal is for: Teacher Luncheon to thank our teachers for
To occur on Wed, September 24 at 8:30-2:30

If you would like to sign up, you can access the group meal by clicking here, or by visiting and locating the schedule by coordinator last name (Whitaker) and password (1594).

I have included additional notes about this group meal below. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Noelle Whitaker
Additional Notes:  This lunch is to thank our teachers for "bee-ing" so amazing!! So we are following the "bee" theme by serving "garden" food. Feel free to use the color, shape, or any inference of bees in your presentation.

Please drop off your food items on the morning of Sept 24 before 10 am. Your dishes will be washed and left on the counter by the end of the school day unless they are throw aways.

Thank you for your help in thanking the teachers!!
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Invitation From Our PTA a President

You're invited to

Soleado PTA/Booster General Meeting

Tuesday, September 9th at 9:00 am in the MPR

Special Guest Speaker: PVPUSD New Superintendent

Dr. Don Austin

Free coffee, juice, and refreshments will be served

We hope to see you there!

Useful Information For Parents

Quest Parent Meetings

October 21 7-8pm
Middle School Friendships: When They Change and What to Do
Presented by Jamie Hayworth Chin, LMFT
Miraleste Intermediate School's Theater Arts Building (TAB)

Janurary 20 7-8pm
Internet Safety
Presented by Jesse Allen, Safe School Coordinator, Ridgecrest Intermediate and Lisa Larson, Safe School Coordinator, Miraleste Intermediate
Ridgecrest Intermediate School's MPR

March 10 7-8pm
Recent Trends in Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Experimentation
Presented by Dr. Watson of Torrance Memorial's Thelma McMillen Center
Palos Verdes Intermediate School's MPR

Reflections: "The World Would Be A Better Place if......."

Questions and Answers

Who can participate?All Soleado Suns are eligible!
What does this year's theme mean?It is up to each entrant to decide what it means to them.
What can I submit?See the Types of Entries section below.
How many entries can I submit?You can submit as many contest entries as you like, in as many categories as you like.
When is the deadline?October 24 3:00 pm Main Office
Who do I contact with questions.Catherine Lucas
Attach entry form to back of submission in manilla envelope with clasp. (Be sure to include Teacher to ensure we are able to return artwork).
Turn in your entries at the Main Office.

Types of Entries

Entries may be in any of the following six categories. All entries must be related to the Reflections Program theme.
Type of entryInstructions
LiteratureMust be a single original work of fiction or nonfiction. Prose, poetry, and drama are all accepted. The entry must not exceed 2,000 words. Entries may be hand written or typed, and may be illustrated, though only literary content is judged.
Dance choreographyMust be an original choreographed work of one student recorded on a CD or DVD. It is suggested that the required artist statement be given at the beginning of the recording, in addition to being written on the Student Entry Form. There may be up to three dancers performing the choreography. Please submit addition consent form for every dancer shown on film. SUBMIT TWO COPIES.
Film productionMust be an original work of fiction or nonfiction. Entries may be with or without sound. The student must be the director, screenwriter, and cameraperson. If using a computer, the student must do all the work. If the student chooses to appear in the production, a camera on a tripod may be used. If using student image or voice in film, please submit consent form for every student seen/heard in production. (Please submit TWO copies)
Musical compositionMust be an original piece using voice, instruments, or a combination of voice and instruments. Lyrics may or may not be included in vocal compositions. The composition is not to exceed five minutes. The use of composition software is permitted, but use of highly edited MIDI sequences or audio files is strongly discouraged. No musical notation is required. ( If using student voice in composition, please submit additional consent form as well.) Submit Two copies of entry). 
PhotographyMust be an original black-and-white or color image, or group of images, produced by a photographic process. The entry may incorporate such techniques as montage, multiple exposure, negative sandwiches, and photograms. Images may be manipulated conventionally or digitally. Added graphics over the image, including lettering, are not acceptable and the work may not exceed 11 inches by 14 inches, including a mat. IF USING STUDENT IN PHOTO PLEASE SUBMIT CONSENT FORM AS WELL
Special ArtistStudents with physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges may submit artwork in the grade division most closely aligned with their abilities, or may submit entries in this category, where they can receive non-artistic accommodation and adult assistance.
Visual artsMust be an original print, drawing, painting, photographic or other collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork. Entries may not be more than 3/8 inch thick. This includes use of all two-dimensional materials such as string, fabric, and screening. Entries may exceed 24 inches by 30 inches, including a mat, and nothing three-dimensional (noodles, beans, beads, boxes, etc.) may extend off the surface.


For More Information

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

reminder from Mrs. Stutzel

> Soleado Families,
> A friendly reminder....
> Minimum Day on Friday. TK dismissal at 11:45, K-5 dismissal at 12:00
> Monday's dismissal schedule...TK Early Birds 12:40 and Later Gators 1:40, Kindergarten 1:10 and 1st-5th grade 1:30.
> Thank you and see you all tomorrow night!
> Mrs. Stutzel

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meet our New Superintendent at PTA/Booster General Meeting

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Don't miss our very first PTA/Booster Club General Meeting

Tuesday, September 9

9:00 am 

Soleado MPR

Learn more about what is going on at our school, and how you can make an impact on your child's education. 

Plus special guests, Dr. Don Austin (New Superintendent) and Andrea Sala (PEF Representative)