Blue Folder – November 9, 2012

Reminder: No School on Monday, Nov. 12!
(Veterans Day)

PTA Announcements

  • MEASURES E & G and California Prop. 30 Passed!
    Excellent news for schools in our community and our state!
  • November PTA Meeting (PDF)
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    7:00pm – 9:00pm @Library
  • Buy a Gift Card, Support Madera (PDF) The holidays are right around the corner.  Planning on giving gift cards?  Browse through the list in the PDF linked above, and find gift cards to hardware stores, grocery stores, children’s clothing stores, department stores, coffee shops, restaurants… By buying through this event, Madera PTA will receive varied percent.  Madera has over 500 families.  If each family buys one of these cards that’s easily $2000 for the PTA.  Questions? Contact Crystal.
  • Volunteers Needed to assist Dover Elementary
    Dover Elementary desperately needs volunteers (with badges) in order to take their students on field trips. They just do not have enough parent volunteers, and are asking for our help. Please consider generously donating your time, so that these trips are not canceled. Contact our Principal to RSVP.
  • Madera Matters Newsletter – Oct. 2012 Edition (PDF)
  • Sign up for Paperless Blue Folders
    Enroll by mid-November to participate
    If you like getting your blue folder content here (on the website or via email) – sign up & save a tree, save the PTA the cost of paper, and save the Blue Folder stuffing volunteers some time!
  • Add your info to the Madera Directory
    Make your contact info available to other Madera parents; this directory is only accessible by parents who are subscribers to the Madera PTA google group! If you need to correct your listing, contact Nerissa.

Madera News & Events

  • Madera Market (open rain or shine!)
    Friday, November 9, 2012
    2:05 pm / minimum day! If it’s raining we’ll be under the overhang on the upper yard. If the sun is shining, we’ll be in the middle of the yard as usual.
  • 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.
  • WCCUSD School Lunch Menu – November (PDF)

Community Happenings

  • 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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