Blue Folder – November 2, 2012

School Dismissal @ 2:05pm today and next week!
Friday, Nov. 2nd – Friday, Nov. 9th
for Parent – Teacher Conferences
No School on Tuesday, Nov. 6!
(Election Day)

PTA Announcements

Madera News & Events

  • Thousand Page Reading Club (PDF)
    Fill out reading logs by November 5, 2012
    nb. if you have the old ‘by month’ form bookmarked, change it to this one and use it from now on! The other form is going offline.
  • Pre-Bookfair Cheesecake/Candy Bar “FUNraiser”
    Now – Thursday, November 9, 2012
    Download bookfair cafe order form (excel spreadsheet file)
    We will have a FUNdraiser contest before the actual bookfair scheduled November 17, with a percentage of net sales counted towards the total kick back to Madera for this event! Whoever orders the most Godiva Chocolate Bars and Cheesecake Factory Cakes by November 9th will be the lucky winner. The grand prize winner will get a FREE Nook Tablet!  See the bookfair cafe order form (.xls file) to get started.  All orders MUST be emailed to Terri Lynn by end of school day Nov. 9th or placed into Barnes & Noble basket in school office.
  • Madera Alumni Portola Panel
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    7:00pm – 8:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room
    Come hear from current 7th and 8th graders about Portola, and ask the students, some Portola parents, and Principal Burnham about life at Portola. Both parents and kids are welcome.
  • Pizza / Movie Night (Pixar’s “Brave“)
    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Dinner – 6:00pm – 6:45pm | Movie starts @ 7:00pm
    A fabulous pizza dinner served by Madera 6th Graders & a free movie brought to you by Dad’s Club & Madera PTA.
    Order your pizza in by Wednesday, Nov. 14th – download & turn in the order form! (PDF) The students are eager to raise money for Science Camp. Other goodies will be sold as well. All donations are welcomed and much appreciated.
  • Barnes & Noble Bookfair (PDF)
    Saturday, November 17, 2012
    11:00am – 2:00pm
    Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting Madera! Come and shop at Barnes & Noble on Saturday November 17, 2012 and mention “Madera Elementary School” at check out. A percentage of the net sale will be contributed directly to Madera.

Community Happenings

  • Bay Area Science Festival
    October 27 – November 3, 2012
  • El Cerrito Green Team Clean-up
    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Portola Fundraiser @Jenny K’s
    November 12 – 16, 2012
    Jenny K, located at 6921 Stockton Avenue in El Cerrito, will donate 20 percent of all purchases to Portola Middle School. Proceeds will benefit WriterCoach Connection at Portola, a successful literacy program that brings trained volunteers to campus for one-on-one coaching to advance students’ writing and critical thinking.

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