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 to Sandpiper School PTA where your family matters to us!
PTA means something different to us all. At Sandpiper community matters - and our PTA is a community builder. We run events, programs and enrichment throughout the year to enhance the experience that our children receive at Sandpiper. 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'. If you want to find out about school-wide PTA volunteer opportunities please visit the list of roles here.
Louise Griffin, President
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 Program so we can match you with an existing Sandpiper family 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
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. Parents only. Grades TK - 2nd: 6:00 - 6:45pm, Parent Assembly: 6:45 - 7:15, Grades 3rd - 5th: 7:15 - 8:00pm, Grades 6th & 7th: 5:45 - 6:45pm
PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 2018-19
Principal: Tami Moore (email@example.com)
President: Louise Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Executive VP: Sapna Dixit (email@example.com)
1st VP (Registration & Hon Service Awards): Riva Rehan Ahsan
2nd VP (Fundraising): Barbara Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3rd VP (PTA Council Rep): Sujata Singh (PTACouncil@sandpiperpta.org)
Finance Secretary: Cristen Shinbashi (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Christy Kidd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Auditor: Kevin Krueger (email@example.com)
Historian: Virginia Blackwell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parliamentarian: OPEN (email@example.com)
Middle School Liaison: Suvarna Bhopale (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Events Chair: Courtney Krueger (email@example.com)
Programs Chair: OPEN (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Communications Chair: OPEN (email@example.com)
LINK TO OUR PTA CALENDAR HERE
PTA General Association Meetings are organized monthly to transact PTA business and keep our community informed. You do not need to be a member 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 will be available afterwards to all members.
The PTA membership has the authority to adopt the budget, elect officers, approve/ratify expenditures and approve contracts.
The Executive Board transacts business between meetings, creates committees to carry out PTA work and meets monthly to set the agenda for the General Association Meetings, the dates for which are:
Friday September 21st 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Thursday October 11th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday November 16th 8:30 am to 10 am
Thursday January 24th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Thursday February 14th 8:45 am - 10:00 am (after the Valentine's Day coffee morning)
Thursday March 21st 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday April 12th 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Thursday May 23rd 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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. None of us want the volunteers who deliver our PTA events, programs and enrichment to have to fund the costs themselves!
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.
During the registration process families will be invited to donate online. You can also donate here. Our fundraising period ends on October 31st when SchoolForce will start their active fundraising program. If your company matches your donations please let us know and we can help you through the process: firstname.lastname@example.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. It's a way to build community and teach our children how to make a difference to others. It's a great way to give back, 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
ARCHIVED COPIES OF ENEWS
Summer Edition: July 31st 2018 https://conta.cc/2Ka4hw3
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
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.