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 where your family matters to us!

Our PTA is a community builder. We run events and programs throughout the year to enhance the education that our children receive in the classrooms. We pay for field trips, music lessons, science classes and deliver all art lessons. We fund school assemblies, classroom periodicals, laptops, disaster preparedness and project based learning. We organize school socials, environmental learning, a garden club, multicultural day, science fair, discovery day, talent show, holiday celebrations, a book fair and Enrichment Programs that last school year included mandarin, yoga, math, theater, mindfulness, computer club, robotics, chess club, mock trial and a dance club.

These events are all run by volunteers who give their time, voices and love to our community. They are funded by the generous donations you make at the start of the school year. It’s no wonder that this year we’ve been recognized as a distinguished school by the California Department of Education!

If you’re new to our school and want to receive information about the PTA please send us an email so we can say a much more personal 'welcome'.


Louise Griffin, President Elect

president@sandpiperpta.org


INCOMING FAMILIES 2018-19

It's not always easy starting at a new school. Our hope is that you are made to feel welcome and valued. We want to hear from you. Be sure to sign up to our PTA eNews and register for our Family Buddy/Mentoring Program so we can match you with an existing Sandpiper family over the summer to ease your transition.

Download New Family information here.

Get a Buddy Family here.

Be a Buddy Family here.


SIGN UP HERE TO RECEIVE OUR PTA ENEWS


BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED!

CAN'T KEEP AWAY FROM CAMPUS THIS SUMMER? KEEP THE SANDPIPER GARDEN WATERED: SIGN UP HERE.


SOME DATES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:

August 20th 4:30 pm Welcome Back Popsicles: A fun, family social on campus to welcome everyone back to school. Class lists will be posted (by ID number); you can meet other families and enjoy some popsicles by the outdoor lunch tables.

August 22nd First Day of School (Minimum Day)

August 24th 8:30 am Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast: Whether parents are sad (boo hoo) or happy (yahoo) about being back at school they are welcome to join us for a coffee social on campus after school drop off.

August 30th From 5:45 pm Back to School Night. Times vary, please check with your class teacher. Parents only.


SEARCH THROUGH OUR ACTIVITIES AND SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP!


PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 2018-19

Principal: Tami Moore (principal@brssd.org)

President: Louise Griffin (president@sandpiperpta.org)

Executive VP: Sapna Dixit (evp@sandpiperpta.org)

1st VP (Registration & Hon Service Awards): OPEN (1stvp@sandpiperpta.org)

2nd VP (Fundraising): Barbara Wong (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: OPEN (parliamentarian@sandpiperpta.org)

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

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

Programs Chair: OPEN (programs@sandpiperpta.org)

Communications Chair: Kriselle Laran (communications@sandpiperpta.org)


ARCHIVED COPIES OF ENEWS

Edition 21: June 6th https://conta.cc/2Hro7RX

Edition 20: May 23rd https://conta.cc/2x5W0YL

Edition 19: May 9th https://conta.cc/2FYivxR

Edition 18: April 25th https://conta.cc/2FdPL3S

Edition 17: April 4th https://conta.cc/2GS172c

Edition 16: March 21st https://conta.cc/2FR75k8

Edition 15: March 7th https://conta.cc/2D8zgVu

Edition 14: February 21st https://conta.cc/2sKma0S

Edition 13: February 8th https://conta.cc/2BKtvBl

Edition 12: January 24th https://conta.cc/2F8TYGo

Edition 11: January 10th https://conta.cc/2qO5FQn

Edition 10: December 20th https://conta.cc/2DhBmDN

Edition 9: December 7th http://conta.cc/2B7Hile

Edition 8: November 22nd http://conta.cc/2zddgYw

Edition 7: November 8th http://conta.cc/2AtgXdP

Edition 6: October 25th http://conta.cc/2gHdvaf

Edition 5: October 11th http://conta.cc/2g0FPR4

Edition 4: September 27th http://conta.cc/2yIEdTW

Edition 3: September 13th http://conta.cc/2eVThVJ

Edition 2: August 30th http://conta.cc/2xzlrxT

Edition 1: August 16th http://conta.cc/2v2xVLY


LINK TO OUR SCHOOL EVENT CALENDAR HERE

(2018-19 calendar available late summer)


PTA GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING DATES FOR 2018-19

To be confirmed late summer 2018


HOW TO DONATE

Significant state cuts to education mean that we need to fundraise to supplement basic funding needs. In order to provide the best quality of education we all need to be in it together! Sandpiper PTA generates its income from family donations at the start of term to improve budget efficiency and doesn’t organize other fundraising events throughout the year so you know what you are donating upfront. We ask for a donation per student. Your contribution is completely voluntary - the PTA exists to support every child at our school.

Information about donations for the 2018-19 year will be available during the August 2018 online registration.

You can ask your employer to match your donation (please contact our treasurer for more information): treasurer@sandpiperpta.org

When you shop via AmazonSmile the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by customers. To shop and donate to Sandpiper PTA at the same time visit this link.


HOW TO VOLUNTEER

Volunteers contribute to our academic programs, our classrooms, and student enrichment. Also, volunteering is a great way to give back, to meet new people, and for parents to see their children in action at school. You can get involved by giving as little as an hour a month! Click here to find out more


CALIFORNIA STATE PTA: FIND OUT MORE



Thanks to our partnership with yearbook provider Treering, 478 trees (the same number as yearbooks sold) are being planted this summer in Sandpiper School's name.