Parent-teacher association

This page is maintained by the Sandpiper School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), 801 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Redwood City, CA 94065. Tax ID: 94-3268078

WELCOME!

Welcome to Sandpiper School PTA.

PTA is our school community. There is enormous value for our children when volunteers choose to help because they care. Our activities are run by volunteers who give their time, passions and skills. We organize school socials, environmental learning, a garden club, a multicultural event, a science fair, a discovery day, a talent show, holiday celebrations, a book fair and enrichment activities that have included robotics, chess club, melody mentors, national history day, book clubs, yoga, mindfulness and mock trial.

Most of the money we raise pays to support gaps in district funding: field trips, music lessons (lower grades) and we deliver all art lessons. We fund school assemblies, classroom periodicals, laptops, disaster preparedness and project based learning. We do this as a 'write a check' campaign at the start of the school year.

If you’re a new family who will be joining our community next school year know that you are welcome, and we'd love to hear from you so we can say a more personal welcome. I'd recommend signing up to receive our eNews and joining our Buddy Program (below). If you're an incoming Kinder family you can attend our Visitation Days on May 20 and May 23 (call the office on 650-631-5510 to schedule the appointment). If you'll need after school care next year check out our eNews to learn what the onsite option is (Redwood City Community Center 650-780-7323). You are also welcome to attend our Open House on May 30th and attend our final PTA meeting on May 23rd at 6 pm.

Louise Griffin

president@sandpiperpta.org


INCOMING FAMILIES

It's not always easy starting at a new school. We can all have a lot of questions! Our hope is that you are made to feel welcome as early as possible. Register for our Family Buddy Program so we can match you with an existing Sandpiper family to ease your transition into our community, whatever time of year it is.

Get a Buddy Family here.

Be a Buddy Family here.


SIGN UP HERE TO RECEIVE OUR PTA ENEWS

Issued 1st/15th of every month


IMPORTANT DATES:

April 19 - Science Fair 6:30 - 7:30 pm (everyone is welcome)

April 26 - All Pro Dads Breakfast - SIGN UP HERE!

May 20th and May 26th - Kinder Visitations Days (call the office on 650-631-5510 to reserve your spot)

May 24th MINIMUM DAY

May 27th Memorial Day - No School

May 26th PTA Meeting 6 - 7:30 pm (free Childcare call 650-780-7322 to reserve your space)

May 30th Sandpiper Open House 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Art Show 6 - 8:00 pm) Everyone is welcome!

June 5th Discovery Day

June 6th End of Year Picnic - 5:30 pm on campus, everyone is welcome!

June 12th Last Day of School - Minimum Day



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HAVE A VOICE AT MEETINGS - JOIN OUR PTA HERE


PTA EVENT CALENDAR HERE


PTA MEETINGS

Our PTA members debate and vote on our decisions at General Association Meetings. These meetings are organized monthly 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. Notices will be sent out in advance to all those signed up to receive our eNews and minutes are available for our members - please contact our Membership Officer.

Next Meeting: (and final meeting of the year): Thursday May 23rd 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

FREE CHILD CARE AVAILABLE (Call Champions on 650-780-7322 to reserve your child's space)


WHY ARE YOU ASKED TO DONATE MONEY?

State funding of schools in California is in a critical place. Several years ago when a failed parcel tax bill threatened to remove libraries, music lessons and reading specialists from our schools a group of parents created a district wide Education Foundation called SchoolForce.

SchoolForce income grows each year, and has so far kept your child's class sizes smaller, subsidized in-class programs and helped to employ the quality staff you see at each school campus. SchoolForce also supports art, science and music, reading and library specialists, school counsellors, a STEM teacher, middle school sports and ongoing technology costs.

Sandpiper raises money for "things" that make our school unique; SchoolForce raises money for the "staff" that make our school exceptional. PTAs are community builders. Creating a PTA provides an appropriate infrastructre to allocate budgets fairly and provide a robust volunteering structure. This year we have funded field trips, music lessons (lower grades), science classes (lower grades), special assemblies, classroom periodicals, laptops, disaster preparedness and in-class project based learning.

Our PTA organizes a 'write a check' campaign at the start of the school year. We don’t organize other fundraising events throughout the year so SchoolForce has a platform to raise money, and you know what you are donating upfront. This year we are pleased to say that we have met our budget needs and don't fundraise beyond these.

Although everyone is asked to donate, contributions are completely voluntary and you shouldn't feel guilty about not donating to SchoolForce or our PTA. Both organizations exist to support every child at our school. If your company matches your donations please let us know and we can help you through the process: treasurer@sandpiperpta.org

Volunteers make a profound difference to the education of our children, because they are giving their time becuase they care. This is a great a way to build community and teach our children how to make a difference to others. You can get involved by giving as little as an hour a month! Click here to find out more or email our PTA President to see how you can help.


PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

Principal: Tami Moore (tmoore@brssd.org)

President: Louise Griffin (president@sandpiperpta.org)

Executive VP: Sapna Dixit (evp@sandpiperpta.org) THIS POSITION IS OPEN NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

1st VP (Registration & Hon Service Awards): Riva Rehan Ahsan

2nd VP (Fundraising): Juliette Russell (fundraising@sandpiperpta.org)

3rd VP (PTA Council Rep): Sujata Singh (PTACouncil@sandpiperpta.org)

Finance Secretary: Cristen Shinbashi (treasurer@sandpiperpta.org)

Treasurer: Christy Kidd (treasurer@sandpiperpta.org)

Auditor: Kevin Krueger (auditor@sandpiperpta.org)

Historian: Virginia Blackwell (historian@sandpiperpta.org)

Parliamentarian: Sapna Dixit (parliamentarian@sandpiperpta.org)

Middle School Liaison: Suvarna Bhopale (middleschool@sandpiperpta.org)

Events Chair: Courtney Krueger (events@sandpiperpta.org)

Programs Chair: OPEN (programs@sandpiperpta.org)

Enrichment Chair Alyona Doubrovnia (enrichment@sandpiperpta.org)

Communications Chair: Helen White (communications@sandpiperpta.org)


ARCHIVED COPIES OF ENEWS

April Edition #2

April Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2JN3CWl

March Edition #2 https://conta.cc/2F2Ha5V

March Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2EjHP2u

February Edition #2 https://conta.cc/2DDA5rV

February Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2D7YINd

January Edition #2 https://conta.cc/2Fwdgc4

January Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2EX6njQ

December Edition #2 https://conta.cc/2RWLmt2

December Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2E7qTPh

November Edition #2 https://conta.cc/2DGE2P5

November Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2DdFB6R

October Edition #2 https://conta.cc/2yAJX32

October Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2InJJkp

September Edition #2 https://conta.cc/2Oktbvx

September Edition #1 https://conta.cc/2P7HrYu

Back to School Edition https://conta.cc/2nOZuqR

Mid Summer Edition: July 31st 2018 https://conta.cc/2Ka4hw3


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