This Week at Commodore Sloat

Published by the Commodore Sloat School Parents’ Club Organization | E-mail communications@sloatparents.org

Weekly Communications • September 3, 2014

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fri. Sept 5 @ 9AM – Principal’s Chat in cafeteria
  • Mon. Sept 8 – Enrichment classes begin
  • Mon.-Fri. Sept. 8-12 – Scholastic Book Fair – all week! in Library
  • Wed. Sept. 10 @ 6:30 PM – Back-to-School Night
  • Sept 24 – Picture Day – get those hair cuts now! 🙂
  • Fri. Oct. 3 – Sloat Stride Fun Run

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment sigu up is over. Families will be notified Wednesday, Sept. 3 for additional payment and Program Membership forms. Enrichment rosters will be posted in the Auditorium at Anchor Sign out, outside the Auditorium and in the front of the school’s Main Doors on tomorrow – Thursday, Sept. 4.

THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING! Mon. Sept 8th – Fri. Sept. 12th

On either Monday or Tuesday, your child will attend the book fair with their class and get a first look at the available books. They will come home with their chosen “Wish List” and a register printout showing the cost of the books on their wish list. If you choose to buy the books on your child’s wish list (or any other books of your choosing), you can send a check or cash with your child back to school. Even better, you can come shopping with your child any day after school or at Back to School Night, next Wednesday, September 10th. 50% of purchases are given back to benefit the Sloat library!

At the Book Fair you can also help your child’s classroom by buying books from their teacher’s Classroom Wish List. Simply select one or more Book Wish List Donation Cards from the Wish List Display in the Library. The titles are hand picked by each teacher and the books are set aside for you to purchase. We need helpers during Book Fair Week! Please check out sign up genius link if you are available to help.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT – one week from today!

Please join us for Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 10th from 5:30-8:00pm.

Back-to-School Night Schedule
5:30-6:15pm – Dinner in the Cafeteria
6:00-6:30pm – Special education/parent resource group open house – Resource Room
6:30-6:50pm – General meeting in the Auditorium
7:00-7:20pm – Classroom visit #1 (4th & 5th grade classes will meet during this rotation; both teachers from each grade will be presenting together)
7:25-7:45pm – Classroom visit #2 (for those with more than one class to visit)

Free childcare will be available to current Sloat students only. This year we will not provide childcare for toddlers and younger siblings. Space is quite limited so please reserve your spot by emailing rsvp@sloatparents.org or calling the office at 415-759-2807 as soon as possible. The deadline to reserve a spot is Monday, 9/8 or as soon as spaces are filled.

EDUCATION OUTSIDE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Thanks to all families that have sent in supplies and/or contacted me about volunteering–it’s great to be a part of such an active parent community! If you haven’t already, please send in cardboard boxes (from cereal, granola bars, graham crackers, etc.) for a project we will be doing next week, as we still need a lot more. You can drop them off in the greenhouse behind the shed in the C Pod. If you have a truck and would be willing to help us transport straw bales to make a comfortable classroom area in the edible garden, please contact Adalyn. We’re also looking for parents to help with watering to help keep our beautiful campus green–email if you’re interested.

STUDENT CROSSING GUARDS during drop-off and pick-up

Once again, we have student crossing guards participating in supporting morning and after school traffic safety on Darien Way and San Fernando Street. The program will be open to 5th grade students, with adult supervision. Students will once again receive thorough training from Officer Edie Lewis and Officer Jeff Levin so that they know exactly what to do and how to promote safety while also keeping themselves safe. Thank you to our parent supervisors – Min Su and DiDi Wong!

If you would like to know more about the importance of this program, please click on this link

CASH APPEAL

The Cash Appeal Campaign packets went out in last Wednesday’s envelope. If you didn’t receive a packet please let us know.

SFUSD FAMILY EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE – Sept. 27th

SAVE THE DATE! 2nd Annual SFUSD Family Empowerment Conference. Saturday, September 27th From 9:00am to 3:00pm at James Denman Middle School 241 Oneida Avenue, across the street from the Balboa MUNI/BART Station. READY to make a difference? SET to learn, share and build together? Then GO to the Family Empowerment Conference on Saturday, Sept. 27!

9:00am: Community Resource Fair
10:00am: Exciting Speakers and Interactive Workshops Start

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Sloat Stride Fun Run
Sloat Stride – Coordinators NEEDED! Our school-wide fun run is just around the corner on Fr. Oct. 3rd. Karen Gallagher is chairing the event but we need people to help pre and post the event with collections, prize distribution and organization. Additional volunteer jobs will be posted as the event gets closer! Please contact volunteers@sloatparents.org for more information.

Library Help – Our school librarian, Ms Boyd, needs your help. Volunteers are needed during weekly class visits to help with book check-in, shelving, assisting students with online searches, and helping with check-out. This will enable Mrs. Boyd to spend more time circulating with students during class visits and helping them find books in the library. SIGN UP HERE

AMAZON

Don’t forget to use the link from our website at www.sloatparents.org when shopping on Amazon for gifts, school supplies or Halloween! We earn about 6% for most items. Gift certificates, too! When you use the link, Sloat is automatically credited. Bookmark it in your browser so you don’t forget and share the link (http://www.amazon.com/?&tag=sloapare-20) with your family & friends. Thank you!

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