This page is maintained by the Sandpiper School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), 801 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Redwood City, CA 94065. Tax ID: 94-3268078
We hope all our Sandpiper families, and our entire Redwood Shores community stays safe, healthy and in good spirits. Now more than ever before our children deserve to know that no matter what is happening in the wider world their education is safeguarded and their community is protected. We're all realizing just how important our school community is.
If you're an incoming family then rest assured that you are joining a wonderful community. We want you to feel welcome. Our PTA won’t get your contact details until August so it’s important that you intentionally plug in. Please sign up for eNews (below) and read this welcome letter we have prepared for you.
Current Sandpiper families can learn more about our PTA Executive Board for 2021-22 via Membership Toolkit (see below).
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
join the sandpiper community
Be connected during this time!
Registered Sandpiper Families can join our exclusive community portal using Membership Toolkit to have access to:
A School Directory
A combined PTA/School Calendar
Back copies of eNews
If you are an incoming family you will need to wait until the new school year when you get your class assignment before you can join. You have full control over the privacy settings to reveal only the contact information they are comfortable sharing. Only one parent per family needs to sign up. You can use the desktop/web version or the mobile app.
For questions, please contact the Sandpiper Directory Administrator: email@example.com
SIGN UP HERE TO RECEIVE OUR PTA ENEWS (1st/15th month & April/May/June editions)
Back copies of eNews are available via our School Directory - limited to Sandpiper families
Now more than ever we need existing Sandpiper families to register as Buddies to those starting next school year. Our PTA wants to help!
You need to be a friendly face, answer questions and help plug new families in. We particularly need TK/K families as well as families that have a continuing 6th grader.
Sign up: https://forms.gle/raQ3acZ6atBTa69J8
about our PTA
Please help us maintain these programs at Sandpiper by donating to the ECC. Your ECC donation will also include your PTA membership!
We are a members run organization, operating in accordance with our bylaws and allocating funds based on the budget that our members have approved.
Our members make decisions by voting at PTA meetings. We have five a year. Everyone is welcome. These meetings are organized to transact PTA business and keep our community informed. You do not need to be a member of the PTA to attend meetings, but you do need to be a member to raise issues, take part in debate and vote on decisions. Meeting notices are sent out in advance to all those signed up to receive our eNews and minutes are always available - please contact our Membership Officer with questions.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO DONATE MONEY?
The state funding of schools in California has been in a critical state for many years. We're all going to be asked to help. Funding will be collected centrally via an Education Commitment Campaign managed by our District Ed-Foundation, SchoolForce which supports staff, science, music, art, athletics, technology, literacy and innovation. A centralized district funding solution eases pressure on groups of school volunteers to be the ones to meet vital educational needs. Our children need sustainable programs and we have to provide equality across the district. Now more than ever before our children deserve to know that no matter what is happening in the wider world their education is safeguarded and their community is protected.
In the last 19 years your donations to SchoolForce have kept your child's class sizes smaller than in other districts. Donations have subsidized in-class programs and helped to employ the quality teachers that we all value and appreciate, now more than ever.
SchoolForce and PTAs exist to support every child.