Weekly News

This is where you can find a copy of the weekly email sent from the PTO to all room parents.  The email should be forwarded to you by your room parent, but we’ll house a copy here just in case.


For the week of Jan 22-26

PTO Info:
Safety Volunteers Needed – With the closure of the Calabash street gate starting tomorrow, we expect an increase in cars using our safety valet program.  The valet gate will be open at 7:30AM.  We need an additional 2 volunteers per day to help with safety valet from 7:40-8:00AM.  Please contact Tiffany to sign up at tiffanyreyman@gmail.com.
Father Daughter Dance – A big thanks to all our volunteers who helped plan and oversee our wonderful Father Daughter Dance:  Olga Malamud, Nadia Zahedi, Arlene Hong, Liz-Ann de Leon, Erica Buondelmonte, Jeanette Straschewski, Sheri Moser and Mily Cooper.  Special thanks to our event chairs Staci Brooks and Lindy Ireland who worked tirelessly to make sure every detail was just right.  It was a beautiful night for our dads and daughters!
Spring Online Auction – Our online auction runs through 3/19.  So many terrific items up for bid, including all our popular Calabash exclusives (Teacher/Principal for the Day, Tea with Mrs. Rogan, etc) and preferred seating for 5th grade culmination, Jaxx’s “Moana… Once on This Island”, Multicultural Festival, Talent Show and more!  Check out our catalog here:  www.biddingforgood.com/calabashpto.  Be sure to review the credit card info in your profile to ensure it’s still valid BEFORE placing your bids.  New items added daily so keep checking in!
Yearbook Love Notes – Final deadline to purchase space is 3/16.  Order form can be found here: http://www.calabashpto.org/homepage-feature/201718-yearbook-love-notes/ {right-click on the document to save it and then print.
Spring Carnival Sponsorship – We are seeking sponsors to help cover PTO’s costs for our upcoming Spring Carnival on 4/28.  For $100 your family or business name (and your child’s) will be printed on a customized sign to be displayed around the grass field at the carnival.  We’ll also have all our sponsors listed on a banner at the festival entrance and published in the April PTO newsletter.  NEW THIS YEAR:  Festival sponsors will also receive 1 carnival wristband (valued at $25), 1 ticket for our BIG raffle ($5 per ticket to purchase) with exciting prizes as well as 1 ticket for our new “Beat the Bucket” game valued at $5.  This carnival is shaping up to be our best one yet, with even more fun inflatables and games to please the whole family!  Sponsorship form can be found here:  http://www.calabashpto.org/homepage-feature/spring-carnival-sponsorship-form-due-3-23/
Amazon Smile – Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 – 31.  Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1100562 and Amazon donates to Friends of Calabash Inc.
LACMA Family Day – Just a reminder that our LACMA Family Day is  on Sunday, 3/25.  Event info can be found here: http://www.lacma.org/event/andell-family-sundays-79
Dates to Remember:
Sun, 3/11 – Daylight Savings – 1 Hour Ahead
Tues, 3/13 – Spring Pictures & 5th Grade Culmination Pictures | 5th Grade Pi Day Celebration | Parent Mtg in Auditorium @ 1:45PM
Wed, 3/14 – Spring Carnival Planning Mtg for Room Parents @ 8AM
Thurs, 3/15 – Gov Council Budget Meeting @ 2:45PM
Fri, 3/16 – 4th Grade Field Trip to LA Chamber Orchestra
Thanks for reading!
Claire Borsheim
PTO President

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