This Week at Commodore Sloat

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

Weekly Communications • September 24, 2014

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • TODAY Sept. 24 – Shop at Whole Foods to earn money for Education Outside
  • Thur. Sept. 25 @ 8:10AM – Tomorrow! Morning Run – with Coach Denise (lower yard)
  • Fri. Sept. 26 – Sloat Pride Day – Huge Hat Day!
  • Sat. Sept. 27 @ 9am – 3pm – Family Empowerment Conference – flyer here
  • Tue. Sept. 30 – Goat Hill Pizza Fundraiser – all day
  • Thu. Oct. 2 @ 6:15 PM – PCO Meeting in Teacher’s Lounge
  • Thu. Oct. 2 @ 6:00 PM – SFUSD: How Is Math Education in Our Schools Changing? Parent Info Meeting at Presidio Middle School Auditorium 450 30th Ave.
  • Fri. Oct. 3 @ 9AM – Sloat Stride Fun Run / ALL Pledges DUE today!
  • Wed. Oct. 8 – Walk & Roll to School Day

TODAY! SHOP AT WHOLE FOODS FOR EDUCATION OUTSIDE

Shop today at Whole Foods to help our outdoor education program! All seven Whole Foods Markets in San Francisco are donating 5% of their earnings to Education Outside. Help out a school program while you shop!

ANCHOR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Anchor Staff Update:

We are happy to welcome Ms. Sara L. to our team! Drop by and check out our bulletin board outside the Auditorium to see a list of our 18 staff members and their roles in after school.

Homework support:

Please send homework with your student as we continue to support their academic needs.

Kinder Parents:

Please continue to bring ID cards for pick up. We have new faces and staff. Kinder parents receive a green ID card at the sign out table and must return it to a YMCA staff to leave with their kinder child.

Absences or Changes to Schedule or Pick-up Plans Please notify the Anchor after-school staff if there are will be any absences/missed days, change in pick-ups, day changes, or sport practices. You can contact the Anchor staff via text or phone call at 415-850-2228 or 415-691-1137 or email at vlee@ymcasf.org or aquintana@ymcasf.org.

SLOAT STRIDE – Friday Oct. 3rd / Run Club

Sloat Stride is next Friday! Please visit your friends, family & neighbors and continue to solicit donations!

Use http://www.sloatstride.com to obtain donations by email or to share with family and friends on Facebook.

You do not need to collect the money until after Oct. 3rd. Pledge money must be collected by November 7th. If you need another paper form, please see the office or send an email to sloatstride@sloatparents.org. Please turn in your pledges by Friday Oct. 3rd to be eligible for prizes!!

In order to receive our really cute, limited edition T-shirts, you need to raise at least $100 for a short-sleeve.

Join Coach Denise tomorrow (Thursdays) for Run Club! 8:10 AM on lower yard.

GET OUT YOUR HATS! SLOAT PRIDE DAY – this Fri. Sept. 26th

Pull out those fun hats from your closet or toy bin – Friday is HAT DAY for Sloat Pride Day this Friday. Kids, teachers and parents — everyone is invited to participate in Sloat Pride Day.

OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT YOU – Volunteers Needed:

4th-5th Grade Morning and Lunch Recess

We need some more help on the yard during morning recess and lunch/recess. If you have a spare hour one day a week — it would be a big help. Morning recess is 10:15-10:40 and Lunch recess is 11:20-12:00. We do have funding as a paid position — this does require a firm commitment and consistency. A big thank you to Sandy Groom who signed up to help mornings on Wednesdays and Fridays

Morning Valet – We need your helping hand

This year, we are only planning to be out there on rainy days. On those days, there are a lot of parents dropping off kids, and a lot of people in a hurry. We’d like to have some parents available from 8:20am until about 8:50am to help guide cars into the drop-off zone and help kids out and into the school. Ponchos and umbrellas will be provided!

GOAT HILL PIZZA FUNDRAISER–Tuesday, Sept. 30–ALL DAY

We are excited to announce that our first school dinner fundraiser of the year will be at Goat Hill Pizza on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Goat Hill has locations in West Portal, Potrero Hill and SOMA and has generously offered to donate 20% of eat-in and takeout orders if you mention “Commodore Sloat.” We will also be selling gift certificates again with 20% of proceeds going to Sloat(stay tuned for details). So plan on taking a night off from cooking and enjoy Goat Hill’s sourdough pizza, homemade sauces and soups!

Parent Information Meeting with Stanford Professor of Mathematics Education, Dr. Jo Boaler

Join us to discuss the content and practice shifts in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics at SFUSD with Dr. Boaler

When: Thursday, October 2 / 6:00-­‐7:30pm
Where: Presidio Middle School Auditorium
450 30th Ave.

Parking on the schoolyard Translation and light refreshments provided

Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University. She serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies, and as a White House presenter on girls and STEM.

She recently formed www.youcubed.org to give teachers and parents the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. download flyer here

SLOAT GEAR FOR SALE

Sloat gear will be on sale before and after school each Thursday and Friday through October. Show your Sloat Pride and support the CSS PCO by purchasing adult and youth zip hoods ($30) , Adult and youth t-shirts ($15), garden tote bags($10), water bottles ($6), and car magnets($5). Checks made out to CSS PCO or cash payments will be accepted.

AMAZON

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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