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 during this time of uncertainty. This unprecedented situation changes daily, but let's continue to be a kind, supportive and helpful community.
Please note that:
Along with the school closure, all PTA activities leading up to Spring Break are canceled (including the March PTA Meeting).
All PTA activities planned after Spring Break will be addressed on a case by case basis nearer to their date. For now they remain indefinitely postponed/suspended through to June.
Our SuperIntendents Messages relating to Covid-19 can be found here. All updates will continue to come to you directly from Dr. Milliken.
Don't go through this situation feeling alone. If you think your PTA (i.e. the families of Sandpiper) can help you in any way during this time please let us know.
Stay safe -
join the sandpiper community
Registered Sandpiper Families can join our exclusive community portal using Membership Toolkit to have access to:
- A School Directory
- A combined PTA/School Calendar
- A platform for back copies of eNews
- PTA Enrichment
- And much more to come....
Parents 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. It is designed to build a stronger community, connect you with other families, search through back copies of eNews and more.
For questions, please contact the Sandpiper Directory Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
SIGN UP HERE TO RECEIVE OUR PTA ENEWS (1st/15th month)
Back copies of eNews are available via our School Directory - limited to Sandpiper families
Currently, during the school closure period we have suspended issuing eNews. We want families to be focused on district communication and most of our PTA business has been suspended. We will resume eNews once school resumes.
The complete PTA calendar is available via our School Directory - limited to Sandpiper families
Purchase your 2019-20 Sandpiper yearbook
https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1013053129843347 or go to TreeRing.com and enter our school passcode: 1013053129843347.
Questions? Contact parent volunteer Nina Kirz
Our members make decisions relating to PTA business at General Association Meetings. Everyone is welcome! 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. Meeting 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 with questions. Meeting dates are available on the PTA Calendar.
Further information is available via our School Directory - limited to registered Sandpiper Families
WHY DO WE HAVE TO DONATE MONEY?
State funding of schools in California is in a critical place. In 2001 a failed parcel tax bill threatened to remove libraries, music lessons and reading specialists from our curriculums. A group of parents responded by creating a district wide Education Foundation called SchoolForce.
In 17 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 teachesr we all value. They fund art, science and music, reading and library specialists, school counsellors, a STEM teacher, middle school sports and ongoing technology costs. We are moving towards a one-ask fundraising campaign where all donations in our district will be collected by SchoolForce because we recognize that a centralized fundraising foundation is the best way to achieve efficient, district wide, sustainable educational excellence. Sandpiper PTA is pleased to be supporting this initiative.
Donations are completely voluntary and you shouldn't feel guilty about not donating. SchoolForce and PTAs exist to support every child.