Special August 4th PTA Membership Meeting

Please join us for a special (and brief!) PTA Membership Meeting.

When and Where

Monday, August 4, 2014
7:00pm
2244 Mira Vista Drive, El Cerrito

Agenda

  • Call to Order – Jen Toledo
  • 2014-2015 PTA Budget – Jen Toledo
  • Parliamentarian Appointment – Jen Toledo
  • Innisbrook Sale Contract – 6th Grade Parent Rep.
  • See’s Candy Sales Funds Release – 6th Grade Parent Rep.
  • Alliance Redwoods Contract – 6th Grade Parent Rep.
  • Facility Use Contracts – Nancy Kawase
  • Adjourn

All are welcome to attend.  Current PTA members may vote.

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Blue Folder – May 30, 2014

Spirit Week / Last Week of School – June 2-6, 2014!

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Community Events

  • Ohlone Greenway Fun Day
    Saturday, May 31st, 2014 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
    Celebrate the re-opening of the recently renovated Ohlone Greenway, a 3.7 mile multi-use trail that runs the length of El Cerrito. With a focus on fitness and healthy living, the event will include activities so community members of all ages and fitness levels can participate. There will also be a mini-festival with entertainment, bike activities, hands-on activities for kids and informational booths.
  • Zumbathon
    Saturday, May 31st, 2014 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    El Cerrito Community Center
    Come rock out with your friends and family all while raising funds for the David Hunter Memorial Youth Scholarship Fund which helps our students in our After School Enrichment and Recreation Programs. There will be FREE refreshments and a raffle and silent auction for artwork, summer camps, gift certificates and more!fundraising at (510) 559-7007.
  • 4-H Club Info Session
    Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 | 6:00pm
    El Cerrito Library
    Join us to learn more about 4-H and the new club forming in El Cerrito. We are looking for members to join for the 2014-15 school year. There are many clubs in Contra Costa County and we are excited to bring this project to West County. 4-H helps youth build confidence, learn responsibility and make positive decisions in today’s world.

Want to submit an event / flyer / notice to the weekly blue folder?
Send it here!

Keep in touch – follow @MaderaSchool on Twitter and like Madera on facebook!

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Garden End-Of-Year Picnic….Canceled!

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Hello all,

I wanted to quickly update everyone on the status of our end of the year events in the garden.  Due to a lack of response, we are canceling our picnic in the garden on Saturday, May 31st from 11-3.  While we might not be rolling out the barbeque, the garden will still be open during this time, if you want to pack a lunch , relax, and say good-bye for the summer.

We will still be hosting our art show in the library for 2nd grade students, families, and anyone else who is interested.  Botanical illustrations, sun prints, photos, and acrylic paintings of the garden will brighten our library.  Stop by, enjoy the artwork, and nibble on some snacks!  This will be running from 11 to 4 on Saturday, May 31st.  (Please enter the school through the garden, and then walk up the outdoor stairs to the 4th/5th/library wing.)

If you have any comments or questions, please send me an email.

Thanks,  Molly Wahl (garden coordinator)

 

Posted in Madera Garden Project, Madera Outdoor Classroom

Blue Folder – May 23, 2014

No School on Monday, May 26th / Memorial Day – Enjoy the Weekend!

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Community Events

  • Ohlone Greenway Fun Day
    Saturday, May 31st, 2014 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
    Celebrate the re-opening of the recently renovated Ohlone Greenway, a 3.7 mile multi-use trail that runs the length of El Cerrito. With a focus on fitness and healthy living, the event will include activities so community members of all ages and fitness levels can participate. There will also be a mini-festival with entertainment, bike activities, hands-on activities for kids and informational booths.
  • Zumbathon
    Saturday, May 31st, 2014 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    El Cerrito Community Center
    Come rock out with your friends and family all while raising funds for the David Hunter Memorial Youth Scholarship Fund which helps our students in our After School Enrichment and Recreation Programs. There will be FREE refreshments and a raffle and silent auction for artwork, summer camps, gift certificates and more!
  • 2014 City of El Cerrito & WorldOne 4th of July Festival Needs Your Support!
    Volunteers are essential for creating a memorable community event. At the end of the day, once the music stops and the clean-up is done, you will feel a warm glow, a sense of community, a belonging to something bigger than oneself and a good night’s sleep. The 4th of July festival provides an opportunity for people to contribute to creating a sense of place by serving their community and volunteering their time.
    To become a volunteer or to sign-up your organization for fundraising, please complete the 4th of July Volunteer Application and email it to Vivian Brandt by Monday, June 9th.  Please contact Vivian with questions regarding volunteering or fundraising at (510) 559-7007.

Want to submit an event / flyer / notice to the weekly blue folder?
Send it here!

Keep in touch – follow @MaderaSchool on Twitter and like Madera on facebook!

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Madera Farmer’s Market this Friday!

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madera market logoFriday, May 23rd, 2014
Dismissal to 3:30pm
Lower yard, under the building

Bring cash and a bag, and go home with some of the following:

Farm fresh produce picked by our 3rd grade farmers: peas, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, kale, herbs, and more ($3), Beautiful garden bouquets in one-of-a-kind pottery ($5), Herbal bath and beauty products such as tea, potpourri, lipbalm, bath salts, rose honey and more ($3-5), Jamba Juice smoothies ($5), Eggs (from our chickens and Ms. Molly’s) ($3 for a mixed dozen), Oren’s Kitchen spiced nuts ($5)

Besides the items for sale, you will also have a chance to:

Relax and listen to some great live guitar music

Ask the Master Gardeners questions about your garden (and get free seeds)

Sample Farmigo produce and learn more about this incredible food community opportunity

Watch a cooking demonstration that used season, local produce!  Madera mom, food entrepreneur and founder of HerbNZest, Deb Dutta, will be showing us how to whip up delectable spring time morsels such as mini-kale wraps.  Participants will need to sign a release form, and students will need to be accompanied by their parents/guardians.

Also, there is a possibility that the local media will be there.  Word about our awesome markets has gotten out, and folks are curious about just what we are getting up to!  This is a great PR possibility for the school.  In the event that the press wants to interview our farmers, parent/guardian permission will be secured beforehand.

Whew!  I think that is it!  See you there.  Email me directly if  you  have any questions.

Molly Wahl, Madera Garden Coordinator

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Restaurant Night: Zachary’s Pizza

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:00am – 9:00pm
Zachary’s on Solano | 1853 Solano Ave. (510) 525-5950

Take the night off from cooking and support Madera at the same time with pizza from Zachary’s. Buy a Zachary’s Pizza this Wednesday and present this flier (PDF) with your dine in or take out order and Zachary’s will donate 15 % of your bill to Madera Elementary.

Share with family and friends!

Seating is first come first served.  Take-out orders can be placed days in advance.

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Blue Folder – May 16, 2014

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Community Events

Want to submit an event / flyer / notice to the weekly blue folder?
Send it here!

Keep in touch – follow @MaderaSchool on Twitter and like Madera on facebook!

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