This Week at Commodore Sloat

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Weekly Communications • November 26, 2014

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Happy Thankgiving!


  • Wed. Nov. 26-28 – Thanksgiving Break – No School
  • Mon. Dec. 1-5 – Inclusive Schools Week
  • Mon. Dec. 1 – “Singing for Toys” toy drive – in front lobby
  • Fri. Dec. 5 @ 9AM – Principal’s Chat– in cafeteria
  • Fri. Dec. 5 @ 5PM – Family Shopping + Movie Night @ Sports Basement


We are looking forward to Inclusive Schools Week, an international celebration of inclusive schools.


Barrels will be in the lobby to collect NEW, UNWRAPPED toys for any age or gender. Singing for Toys is sponsored by the SFUSD Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Dept. and all toys collected will be donated to the SF Fire Dept. for distribution to children in need during the holidays. The “Singing for Toys” toy drive will culminate with a concert on December 8th at 6:30pm at the Scottish Rite Temple, featuring our own Sloat Singers.


  • Chess Match with Miraloma After School on 12/5 3-4pm
  • Session 3 registration will begin 12/3. Chess Spring Session registration will be included in the Session 3 registration, on 12/3.


  • 1st Annual Family Campaign Night 12/12 5-6:30
    We are fundraising $300 for Stonestown Y’s Annual Campaign. Admission to the ’80s-themed Dance Night is free. We will be collecting donations and selling raffle packages to YMCA Day Camps. Check the link to donate!


Don’t want to deal with the mall craziness? Please consider all the ways you can give gifts to your family and friends while helping to fund our programs at the same time!

    On Friday, 12/5, Sports Basement on Bryant St. Shopping/Movie Night 5-8 pm. Come stock up on cold-weather gear and gifts! The kids can watch a family-friendly movie while you shop. You get 10% off your purchase and another 10% goes to Sloat. Light snacks and alcohol will be on hand for even more holiday cheer! Please share with family & friends, too! Please note – ANYTIME you shop at this location — at checkout mention Commodore Sloat and receive a 10% discount and 5% donation back to Sloat. Please thank them for supporting our school.
  • Shop on AMAZON and use our link – Don’t forget to use the link from our website at when shopping on Amazon for holiday gifts or school supplies! We earn about 6% for most items. Gift certificates work too! When you use the link, Sloat is automatically credited and sent a quarterly check for referral fees. Bookmark it in your browser so you don’t forget. Please share the link ( with your family & friends. Thank you! The Amazon link is always on our website
  • Mixed Bag Designs You can still order online from Mixed Bag ( through December 31 – Sloat will receive credit if you enter the code: 266002.
  • Mini Craft Sale at Sloat Our third and final holiday gift fundraiser will take place on Fri. Dec 12th from 2:30-4:30pm on the upper yard at Sloat, where Sloat parents Sarah Wentker and Susan Gregory will hold a mini-sale featuring their handmade earrings (Sarah) and ceramics (Susan). In the meantime, you can check out these talented ladies’ websites at and, and can purchase Susan’s ceramics online in advance of the mini-sale using the code SLOATSHARE. In addition, Sarah will be hosting a Holiday Open Studio at her home on Sunday, December 14 from 3-7pm (see ( where her entire collection of jewelry will be available to purchase. Sarah and Susan have generously offered to donate 25% of all sales to our community back to Sloat.
  • There are many more ways to “Shop for Sloat” here. Check it out and thank you for supporting us!

COMMODORE SLOAT AUCTION – March 7, 2015 6 –10pm

How you can help: Please solicit donations from businesses you frequent. Visit our website for forms, sample letters & ideas + other ways you can get involved. We need volunteers to help manage tangible gift donations, intangible donation intake, check out manager, fiscal manager, and a floor manager to oversee set up. Drop off any donated items with forms to Sau Wei in the school office.

Please consider hosting an Auction Buy-in Party! Please read more about our party ideas here.

BOX TOPS – Keep collecting

We will collect box tops again in February, so please keep saving them!


  • Lead a school tour: Tuesday mornings 9-10am. Can you help out in December or January? Sign-up: It’s only an hour! Join the tour on Tuesday to see how it works. Thank you!


All items not picked up from the Lost and Found rack located next to the front lobby will be donated to the Bayview Mission at the end of each month. Please take a look before your items are gone!

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