Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Slide Show at Soleado

Red Signature

Dear Soleado Families,

The famous Soleado Slide Show will take place this Friday evening, May 29th, at 7:00pm outside on the Map area of our Soleado School campus.  Bring the whole family, chairs, blankets, and jackets to see this exciting school year in review.  Movie concessions and beverages will be for sale, so bring some cash too.

See you there!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fwd: FUN RUN updates and important pre-order information

SigSoleado Families,
You will be seeing a flyer for the FUN RUN come home this week with important information.  The flyer is needed if you are going to PRE-ORDER In-N-Out or Good Stuff for the day of the FUN RUN.  The pre-orders are DUE BY MARCH 3rd. 
                                                       Fun Run Schedule

10:00 on: Spirit wear available for sale, Silent Auction Open, Philly Phil Italian Ice for Sale
  Fun Run Begins: Grades TK-2: 10:30, Grades 3-5 10:50

11:00 In-N-Out available for pick up.Fun Run end will be staggered by grade to help avoid long lines

12:45 Children return to class

1:35 Philly Phil Italian Ice for Sale at Pick up
Thank you Soleado Families!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pick Up Your Tickets tomorrow!

We are so excited for our first Sweetheart Dance, and hope you are too!

Tickets will be available for pick up in the Parent Resource Room beginning Friday morning. If you ordered a corsage or boutonniere,  you will receive those upon check in to the dance, and your ticket will denote what you ordered. The doors at Ridgecrest will open to begin checking in at 6:45pm and we would love to make this as seamless as possible, if you are available to pick up your tickets during the day on Friday, please do so.

We encourage you to enjoy dinner at Ruby's Diner before the dance, as they have generously offered to donate 20% to our school. Please remember to let them know you are a Soleado family.

Finally, if you haven't ordered your wristband for unlimited photos in the photo booth, there is still time.

The company has offered a discounted rate to help make this a successful fundraiser for our suns! You can purchase a wristband for $20.00 and your child will have unlimited pictures with the props , green screen, and even take home their awesome photos!

to order your wristband today.

We have a fun evening planned complete with crafts, dance lessons, and even a few fun raffle items.

Thank you again for supporting our Booster Club and we can't wait to see all of the fun photos!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PVPUSD Social Media Parent Forum – Save the date!

Parents are invited to attend a Social Media Parent Forum by guest speaker Josh Ochs.  There are two opportunities to participate:

February 9th @ 7:00 p.m.

Palos Verdes High School (Gymnasium)

February 10th @ 7:00 p.m.

Miraleste Intermediate School (TAB – Theater Arts Building)

Event details:

What: A social media safety speech that will bring you up to speed on the latest apps and how to talk with your kids about using digital tools to shine online.
Who: All parents of students in the PVPUSD.

Why: To keep our student body safe and to give parents a proactive way to start a dialog with their kids about being smart on social media.

Josh will talk for about 60-90 minutes on the following topics:

·        What apps you should encourage your kids to use

·        What apps are a waste of time for your Teens and Tweens

·        How to analyze your Google results to see what colleges will find

·        How to bury bad Google results from other users with your similar name

·        Examples of good and bad posts that colleges may find

·        Examples from real seniors that are using social media correctly

·        Tips you can suggest to use Google search like a college and future employer

·        7 Networks your kids need to be on to shine online

Additional information:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Important Reminders for this week from Mrs. Stutzel


Just a friendly reminder of all the great events happening this week at Soleado…

1.       Sweetheart Dance this Friday night at Ridgecrest from 7-9pm. 

a.       If you would like to order a photo wristband that gives your child unlimited access to the photo booth, please CLICK HERE to order.

b.      RUBY's has created a fundraising opportunity that evening for us as well. If you would like to eat dinner at Ruby's before the event, they will donate 20% of the proceeds back to our school. Another great way to raise money for Soleado and enjoy dinner before the event!

2.       Macaroni and Cheese week begins on Friday!  The author of the book Macaroni and Cheese, Stacie Turk, will be working with the students on a reader's/writer's workshop in their classroom. You can purchase a signed copy of Macaroni and Cheese and she will hand deliver it to your child the day she visits their class. She is also donating a percentage of the sales back to Soleado.

a.       If you would like to purchase your child a signed copy of the book Macaroni and Cheese, please CLICK HERE 

3.       Java with Gina will be held this Wednesday, 2/4 at 9:00am in the science lab. I will have the author of Macaroni and Cheese talking about her workshop and her book. Also, I have invited the Behaviorists that are guiding and directing the Anti-Bullying program in second grade to introduce the program. I will be including a conversation about our Parent Math Night and discussing our districts next steps to insure fidelity in our math programs district wide.  

I hope that you all had a nice 3 day weekend. Our teachers worked diligently with 4 publishers to begin the process of selecting a new math program for next year. The day was a success!

Thank you in advance to all of the families that will have the chance to participate in our events this week. We are a great school because of our teachers, our students, and the wonderful support of our parents!

Gina Stutzel

Monday, January 26, 2015

Parent night with internet safety expert Lori Getz

Parent Night with Internet Safety Expert Lori Getz

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 

Silver Spur MPR 
5500 Ironwood Street
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States 90275

Sign up and reserve your spot using this link:

See details below:

Join the Silver Spur, Vista Grande, Soleado, Mira Catalina and Rancho Vista PTA's. as we welcome nationally renowned Internet Safety Speaker- 

Parents from these five schools are invited to attend.
Please RSVP by 1/29/2015 to ensure enough seating is available.  

Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by as an Internet Safety Specialist.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert. She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," and several other local news and radio programs. Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Parent Child Dance and EWASTE Goodwill Invitations


Parent/Child Dance

Soleado's Sweethearts Dance on February 6th is right around the corner!

Invitation flyer will be sent home, so please check your child's backpack.

RSVP not later than January 29th. Space is limited to 200 guest and we know it will sell out.

The dance is from 7pm - 9pm at Ridgecrest. Food, music, crafts, and light snacks will be served at the dance.

Look out for your invitation today! (Also on Edline and our blog as well…)

EWASTE Drop off

Good news!

You don't have to save your giveaways for our Goodwill and Ewaste fundraiser drive in your garage until the end of April…

You can drop off your items every Monday between 2pm - 3pm starting February 2 until April 13th.

Directions for Drop Off:

1.      1. Enter through the lower parking lot by Kids Corner.

2.      2. The container is located RIGHT NEXT TO THE RED SHED…there will be a sign.

3.      3. Please do not park in Kids Corner parking lot unless you have large items to unload.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Dance and dropping off your old unwanted items!

For further information please contact Michelle Jongkind at

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Internet Safety-Parent Night

Soleado Families,

You are invited to attend the following *FREE* event:

     Parent Night with Internet    

      Safety Expert Lori Getz

              Tuesday, February 3, 2015 
                 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
         at Silver Spur Elementary School MPR

Please RSVP by January 29th to ensure enough seating is available by clicking on this link:

School Site Council Nominations Ballot link

Soleado Parents,

The nominating committee will be meeting to begin forming the Soleado PTA Board for the 2015/2016 School Year.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you think would be a good leader/advocate for Soleado and its students.  We are asking that you CLICK HERE to fill out the straw ballot  

We have also included descriptions of the board positions, as well as chair positions under each Vice President for you to review here.   If anyone is interested in getting involved, but does not want to serve on the PTA Board, volunteering to be a chairperson is a great way.  We hope to see many new faces next year.  Thanks for your support.

You can also email your nominees to julieclam@gmail.comif that is easier for you, and paper copies are available in the Front Office for your convenience. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Important events for January and February at Soleado

Soleado Parents,

Just a few fun and important events to mark down on your calendars for January and February…

·         PTA/ Booster General Meeting on Tuesday, January 13 at 9:00am. Mrs. Beall will be our teacher representative talking about the STEM program at Soleado.

·         Family Social on January 14th from 3-7pm at PUMP IT UP in Torrance. Tickets cost $15 preordered or $17 at the door. A flyer will come home with more information this week. FUN IS GUARENTEED! 60% of all sales go back to Soleado…so come by and enjoy a fun filled night out with the kids! (Dinner can be purchased as well)

·         Father/Daughter- Mother/Son Dance on February 6th from 7-9pm. This event raises money for our school, but more importantly, it is a memory that you will share with your child forever. More information to come…

·         Parent Education Night at Silver Spur Elementary Schoolon February 3rd 6:30pm. A special guest speaker, Lori Getz, will educate us on the topics of Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety. 

·         Join our year-round supporters…Joey's Smokin' Bar-B-Que , Highridge Car Wash , and Amazon are all committed to support Soleado School with YEAR ROUND fundraising. 

o   We get 10% of all Soleado Family purchases at Joey's Smokin' Bar-B-Que. 

o   The Highridge Car Wash gives us 10% for every Soleado car washed on Tuesdays!

o   Amazon- with link on Edline- gives Soleado money back on every purchase you make!

 Remember, giving a little or a lot makes a big difference for our programs to continue at Soleado! 


Mrs. Stutzel and your PTA and Booster Club

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Upcoming events at Soleado

Happy New Year Soleado Families!

It was so enjoyable to come back from a delightful winter break to the sunshine at Soleado. I hope that you and your family enjoyed the break and were able to spend some quality time together.

I would like to make you aware of some exciting Parent Education Nights coming up in January. 

On January 20th from 7-8pm at Ridgecrest Intermediate School, our Safe School Coordinators will be presenting Internet &Technology Safety. This will include a discussion on laws, online resources for parents, how to monitor your child use of technology, and other important information related to the topic of internet safety.

On January 26th from 6-7:45pm at Soleado, some of our wonderful Soleado Teachers will host a Parent Math Night. As you rotate through the classrooms, the teachers will discuss some of the changes in math and how we are beginning to teach it differently than it was in the past. 

NO SCHOOL on January 19th and January 30th.

I will send you information by the end of the week in regards to upcoming BOOSTER CLUB events for January and February. We have a Family Social scheduled for January 14th and a Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance on February 6th…more information to follow….

Welcome Back and I look forward in sharing a spectacular 2015 with our Soleado Families!

Mrs. Stutzel