This Week at Commodore Sloat

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Weekly Communications • November 12, 2014

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  • Mon. Nov. 17-21st – Parent-Teacher Conferences – school dismissed at 1:40pm all week
  • Wed. Nov. 26-28th – Thanksgiving Break – No School
  • Wed. Nov. 19th – Deadline for ordering make-up photos
  • Thur. Nov. 20th @ 3 PM – School Site Council meeting – in Library
  • Mon. Dec. 1-5th – Inclusive Schools Week
  • Fri. Dec. 5th @ 9 AM – Principal’s Chat – in cafeteria
  • Fri. Dec. 5th @ 5 PM – Family Shopping + Movie Night @ Sports Basement

Hi everyone! Don't forget we have early dismissal all week next week. Please remember to pick up your child(ren) at 1:40 PM if you are not in the Anchor program. Enrichment classes will start an hour earlier w/the exception of Chess which will start at 2:50 PM. The YMCA is offering free childcare to bridge the gap for the chess students who are not in Anchor that day. Thank you, YMCA!


Parents of Kindergarteners: If you would like to send a set of extra clothes, in case of accidents, please send them in a labeled bag and we can store them in the After school office. You can drop them off in the Auditorium or in the YMCA Box in the Main Office.

  • 11/17-11/21: After-school care will begin at 1:40 during Parent Teacher Conference Week
  • 11/21: After-school classes will have Thanksgiving parties between 4:30-5:30pm. Details and invitations will be sent home.
  • 12/5 3-4pm Chess Match with Miraloma
  • 12/12: 1st Annual Family Campaign Night at 5-6:30
    We are fundraising $300 for Stonestown Y's Annual Campaign. Admission to the '80 themed Dance Night is free. We will be collecting donations and selling raffle packages to YMCA Day Camps. Details on how to donate will be sent home.


  • 11/17-11/20: Enrichments will begin at 1:40 during the week of Parent Teacher Conference Week.
  • 11/21 Please note that Chess will begin as normally scheduled at 3pm (ending 4pm). We can offer free childcare for Chess students between 1:40-3pm.
  • Session 2 classes run through 12/12 (no classes the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Session 3 registration will being 12/3.
  • Chess Spring Session registration will be included in the Session 3 registration, on 12/3.


Thank you to all students and parents for saving and bringing in your box tops! We raised $288.10 for the school! Congratulations to A1 students who brought in 446 box tops!

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

THANK YOU TO MELISSA S. for collecting!


With the fall comes our first harvests–which means cooking lessons with school-grown produce! Check out the new Education Outside blogpost to see highlights of what students are up to in the Outdoor Classroom.

Additionally, we could use some help with efforts to increase the sustainability of our school. With some support from parents, programs to promote healthy commuting, energy conservation, etc. could have a real impact on our school community. Please contact or find Ms. Ady around school if you're interested!


Thank you to Brian & Nevada for heading up the school tour crew and to all of you who have given a tour. The tours are FULL. We need your help. Please share your love of our school! Help prospective families learn about our school — you probably know more than you think! Brian and Nevada will show you the ropes — don’t be shy! Share the love — it’s a quick hour on Tuesday mornings 9-10am, and helps the school. Sign-up:


Save the date: 12/5, Friday, Sports Basement (Potrero Hill) 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!


Commodore Sloat will again march in the 2015 Chinese New Year Parade. We have again hired the talented Nagata Dance Studio to choreograph our dance route. It is the year of the lamb and we have some special costumes in mind. This dance class will be offered in January 2015 as a YMCA enrichment. We want to start planning in advance, so we are asking parents/students to express interest now. We only have room for only 28 students, grades 1 through 5. Please contact Angelina Quintana at, if you or your child is interested in participating in the Parade, or contact Vicky Lee, the YMCA coordinator, directly right after school in the Auditorium or by calling 415.850.2228. Here is link to last year’s dance parade horse dance: Thanks from the Commodore CNY Parade Committee!


  • March 7, 2015 6 -10pm <—– save the date!

Now is time to start thinking: “Auction!” Due to last year’s success soliciting donations from local businesses and feedback from the auction co-chairs and community, we are adding an online auction component to the event, allowing more friends, family, and neighbors to support Sloat. Emily Ransom has already printed and mailed letters to donors who generously contributed during last year’s general campaign (thanks Emily!), but we are always looking for more donations from outside the parent/guardian community. We’re looking for volunteers to help manage tangible gift donations, intangible donation intake, check out manager, fiscal manager, and a floor manager to oversee set up.

How can you help? Solicit donations from businesses you frequent. For sample letters, donation forms and more, please visit our Auction page on


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!


Use the link from our website at when shopping on Amazon for gifts, school supplies! We earn about 6% for most items. Gift certificates work too too! When you use the link, Sloat is automatically credited. Bookmark it in your browser so you don't forget and share the link (;tag=sloapare-20) with your family & friends. Thank you!

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