We are looking for veteran Arundel parents to be partners to incoming kindergarten and new families for next year. If you would be willing to be a resource to answer questions about all that is Arundel, please email me at email@example.com and I will add you to our list.
The annual Home Town Days is this coming weekend and we still need some volunteers! Please sign up for Hometown Days Arundel/Heather Booth – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/4ERMMD
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
A reminder to parents to please not request specific teachers for next year with your child’s current teacher. We do not take requests of this nature as we build classes for next year.
All Arundel first graders are invited to participate in the Hometown Days Concert this Friday, May 17th at 5pm at Burton Park.
1st graders will perform a few songs from their music class at around 6:25pm. They are immediately dismissed after they sing. A parent/guardian must be present; no drop offs will be permitted since their performance will only be 5-10 minutes. Please wear an Arundel tshirt (class shirt, Fun Run, etc.) or Arundel Colors (Blue & White!)
We will meet together at the park at 6:15pm by the sound booth. Immediately after the performance, kids will be dismissed to sit with their parents for the remainder of the concert.
We will have a brief meeting Friday after school from 2:30-2:45pm in the MU to go over what we will be doing that evening. Please pick up your child and bring them with you to the MU for this meeting.
Please let us know if your first grade child would like to participate. We can also use 2 parent volunteers to help manage the kids while we wait to perform. Click here to signup.
I hope many of you can join us!
The San Carlos Education Foundation invites you to watch your SF Giants battle the Miami Marlins Friday 6/21 at 7:15 pm. Children from the San Carlos School District will be performing the National Anthem! Tickets are on sale for $35 each at the San Carlos Youth Center weekdays 8:30-5:00. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit SCEF and San Carlos Parks and Rec.
Shop at the San Carlos Bianchini’s on Wednesday, May 16th – Bianchini’s will donate 5% of the entire day’s revenue to SCEF from 7 AM-9 PM. Drop your change in the SCEF collection jars every time you visit the San Carlos Bianchini’s. Support your community, support San Carlos schools….Shop local!
We are bringing back Arundel Spirit Days! Every Wednesday will be a spirit day at Arundel. Students and staff are encouraged to wear the school colors which are blue and white. PTA will have spirit wear available during the Arundel Open House next Wednesday 4/17. T-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece vests will be available for purchase and order. Let’s show our spirit tomorrow and wear our school colors!
Last week there was a posting about an Arundel art exhibit at the San Carlos library. This was incorrect. However, we do have an art exhibit planned for Open House on 4/17 in Arundel’s MUR
Arundel beautification day is this Saturday, April 13th from 9am-1pm. Please click here to use the sign-up and let us know you are able to come along and help out. We cannot do these days without you! Thanks in advance.
Wednesday 10th is April’s PTA meeting. Adam Rak, San Carlos school board member will be in attendance, please come along and meet him.
I have tons of kid sized spirit wear t-shirts for sale! $15 each. Let me know if you want one. Show your Arundel spirit.
Have a great week,
The Arundel Open House and Spring Art Show will be next Wednesday, April 17th. The Multi Use Room will be open from 5:30-7:30pm for the Art Show. All classrooms will be open from 6:30-7:30pm. Students are encouraged to attend with parents and family members.
For one night only, the MU will be transformed into an art gallery, filled with pieces of artwork from every student at Arundel. Kindergarteners will have Artists & Authors art on display, while 1st -4th Grades will be showing off their hard work through the Art in Action art program.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Carolyn Danek at cal DOT Danek AT att DOT net . Thank you! It’s an exciting time!
There are two opportunities to benefit the Arundel School Library. Arundel Student Alyse is collecting Children’s Books for A ROPES based service project. Children’s books can be dropped off THIS week at the Arundel Library.
In addition, now through May 17th Linda Townsend is collecting all types of books for the Home Town Days used book sale. Yes, it is that time of year again! The school libraries are gearing up for the Used Book Sale during Hometown Days. If you are doing some Spring cleaning, please consider donating your gently used books to the sale. We will take infant to adult, fiction or non fiction, paperback or hardcover. All books can be dropped off at the Arundel Library from now until May 15th. Thank you for your support and your donations!
A reminder to parents that we will be administering our STAR test to all 2-4 graders during the weeks of April 29 and May 6. Testing will be completed during the morning session before recess. It is imperative that students are present and on time.
The calendar for next school year has not been finalized but I wanted to assure parents that I will post this in our newsletter for a few weeks once it has been approved by our school board.
This month’s PTA meeting will be on Wednesday April 10th at 8.30am. San Carlos school board member, Adam Rak will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to speak with him so please come along if you can.
We are in need of 2 parent volunteers to be Arundel’s representatives for the steering committee of the Chicken’s Ball. The Chicken’s Ball is the oldest PTA fundraiser in the country and is held every 2 years. Please let me know if you are interested in this fun role. Check out the show at www.chickensball.org
Also, we have opportunities to volunteer for the PTA next school year. These roles range from a few hours to much bigger jobs. I would love some K and 1st grade parents to join us as many of us will move on after next year. Please get in touch if you are interested.
Don’t forget, we have movie night this Friday April 5th, Open House on Wednesday, April 17th, turn off the TV week starting on April 22nd and another of our amazing book fairs at the end of the month – wow, a busy month at Arundel!
Have a great week,