It is almost time for our annual VdM PTA Carnival! We have extended the time to accommodate sports schedules, so we hope you will consider coming before or after your sports! Wristbands are good all day!
Wristbands are on sale now!
You can purchase wristbands and raffle tickets online or pick up a waiver/order form from the front office. Wristbands are currently $20 and are good for all games, attractions, and cake walk. WRISTBANDS WILL GO UP IN PRICES ON SATURDAY, MAY 11TH TO $25.
We will be at Friday Flag on Friday, May 10th to sell wristbands and raffle tickets (students can enter raffles for teacher feature at this time if they would like to). Please bring a check book or cash for fastest service, credit cards are also accepted.
All children ages 5-17 will need a wristband to participate in games and attractions.
Cake Walk and Cake Decorating Contest! Once again, we are having a cake decorating contest for the cake walk. Cakes need to be delive...
We need parent or family volunteers to help staff our Holiday Shop. We will host our Holiday Shop during the week of December 10th through 14th. If you are interested in helping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put "holiday shop" in the subject line. Thank you!
We will also be looking for volunteers to help with our carnival committees. We will need team members on our sponsor team, auction team, decoration team, vendor fair team, food trucks team, volunteer team, concessions team, publicity team, and our entrance/tickets team. Email us at email@example.com if you would like more information!
We have brand new spirit wear for sale! Be sure to come to Friday Flag on 8-24-18 at 8:00 am. We will be setting up at the lunch tables. For quickest service, bring a check or cash, if you have the time to wait a few minutes, we do take credit cards. We have three different styles this year, including one style in a tapered cut. Shirts are $15 each. Thank you!
As we kick off the 2017-2018 school year, we have many positions that need to be filled. Many hands make light work!
For the PTA executive board, we need a legislative advocacy representative (LAR). PTA is a child advocacy association, its legislative mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth at the local, state, and federal levels. The LAR attends a monthly meeting with CUCPTSA at the district office, speaks at our PTA meetings, and advocates for our students. The LAR may also want to attend school board meetings, can attend the Sacramento Safari Conference in February (PTA has set aside a budget line item to help pay for the conference), and can attend parent advisory meetings. If this is something that sounds interesting to you, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. I will give you the information I have and put you in contact with the previous LAR.
We also need a hospitality committee. The hospitality committee will work together to...
The Vista del Mar PTA is already back at work and getting ready for your students to arrive. Here is a quick preview of what is planned:
Monday, August 21st: PTA is welcoming back teachers and staff with a breakfast. If you would like to donate an item for the breakfast, please email me at email@example.com. We are looking for fresh fruit, hot breakfast dishes, pastries, or your own breakfast specialty. Items can be dropped off in the front office from 7:30 to 8:15 am.
Also on Monday, PTA is joining the MAKO Foundation for an ice cream social/scavenger hunt. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. (Remember to check the parent portal around 4 PM to find out who your child's teacher will be).
Tuesday, August 22nd is the first day of school! Be sure to check your first day packet for our membership form (or fill it out online). If you decide to fill out your membership form online, go to the "more" tab and find it under shop. You can still fill...
The 13th Annual Spring Carnival is less than one week away! Carnival Wristbands can still be purchased at vdmpta.org or you can pay with cash/check by filling out a waiver at school. Wristbands are good for all games and attractions. Tickets can still be purchased and are used for popcorn, water, balloon animals, and to enter the Teacher Feature Raffles (for the complete list of raffles, please check vdmpta.org). The raffles will close at 7:00 PM, please make sure you put your tickets in before then! Food can be purchased from many of our food trucks. If you have already ordered your wristbands and tickets by Thursday, May 4th, they should have been sent home on Friday or will be sent home on Monday. If you ordered after Friday, May 5th, you can pick up orders at the entrance of the carnival (this year, the entrance is between the office building and the "first grade pod" on the elementary side).
We still need volunteers for many of our games. Without at least one volunteer at each...
Your PTA has been working hard behind the scenes the last few months getting ready for PTA's biggest fundraiser of the year, the spring carnival! The carnival this year will be on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 3:30 to 7:30. We have many fun things planned, a 45 foot Ferris Wheel, a 3 lane fiberglass slide, the popular obstacle course, surf simulator, carnival games, cake walk, silent auction, teacher feature, and MORE!
The carnival is open to all community members, so invite your friends and neighbors. They can purchase tickets (and sign the waiver) at vdmpta.org/carnival. Wristbands are $20 each (all participants 5 and older need one).
We are still looking for sponsors! This is the last chance for a sponsor to get their banner on our fence, participate in the carnival by having a booth, and support VdM PTA for the 2016-2017 school year. We are also accepting in-kind donations to be auctioned off in our silent auction. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the s...
When I set out to be president of Vista del Mar's PTA, I imagined I would write a monthly newsletter to keep you all informed. However, maybe you noticed that it is March and I've only written one newsletter. So I apologize if you have wondered what is going on with PTA and have missed the newsletters, what can I say, life gets in the way!
The last 7 months have been busy. We have had assemblies, funded field trips, granted middle school grants, reimbursed teachers for a fraction of what they have spent in their classrooms, have been working on the yearbook, collecting box tops, trying to encourage Ralph's shoppers to link up their Ralph's card, working the book fair, buying new books for the library, donated through "Giving Night," worked the Holiday Gift Shop, selling spirit wear, supported "Meet the Masters," did Red Ribbon Week, supported Blue Ribbon Week, hosted "The Cyber Bullying Cop," supported the K-3 Music program with The Mako Foundation, and held "Dine Out Weeks," (and I'm...
Big Air : It's a LONG week of minimum days! Reward your students with jump time at Big Air and Vista del Mar PTA benefits! Please mention the flyer! After jumping, be sure to refuel at Ball Park Pizza for Dine Out Week!
Tile Wall : VdM PTA Tile Wall is here!! Come design and paint your tile and leave your legacy at Vista del Mar. Order your tile NOW before they run out! They can be purchased on the day of, but space is limited. PRE-ORDER NOW at www.vdmpta.org
Vista del Mar PTA had a busy month in October! Thank you to all the parents that visited the Scholastic Book Fairand thank you to the parents that volunteered your time. Special thanks to Sanam Favrow and Angie McLaughlin for being the chairpersons of book fair. Reflections is finished for another year, thank you to all the students that participated and thank you to Leslie Votava and Jennifer Gloede for chairing that. I was so inspired by the art, I’m already thinking about next year (the theme is “Within Reach”). Our book drive for our sister schoolwas a huge success, thank you Leah Wellikson for coordinating that. Fremont Elementary is still collecting winter clothes for science camp. As our own fifth graders come back from science camp, if their clothes are too small, consider dropping them off at Vista del Mar. Thank you also, to Renee Foley for our Jack Randall fundraiser. Although the deadline has passed, Jack Randall will continue to allow us to sign up....