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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Take-Home Reading Library Schedule

Here is the schedule for the take-home reading library for 2011-2012. Classes will take turns swapping out the books by grade level. Please make a note of when your student's teacher's class is in charge. Heidi will send a schedule to the relevant people with volunteers and times listed each month. If you haven't signed up to help but would like to, you can contact Heidi at

October: Geddes/Lewis
November: Schmidt/Peterson
December: Saxton/Bradley
January: Earle/Casey
February: Geddes/Larsen
March: Schmidt/Peterson
April: Saxton/Bradley
May: Earle/Casey
Thanks to all the volunteers who make the take-home reading library such a success for Saratoga Shores students!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Westlake Homecoming Parade

Show your school spirit at Westlake's Homecoming Parade tonight (Wednesday, September 21). Wear Saratoga Shores school colors (purple, green and silver). Line up at the Westlake west parking lot (by the soccer field) at 6:15 p.m. The parade will begin at 6:30. The school that shows the most school spirit will be acknowledged at the Homecoming football game this weekend. Saratoga Shores won the school spirit contest last year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Time to Schedule Fall SEP's

The Online Scheduler is open, so you can schedule SEP's (parent-teacher conferences) for your students. SEP's will be on October 5 and 6. The student who is your family representative (the oldest student you have at Saratoga Shores) should have brought home a bright orange paper with instructions for how to sign up online.

You can access the Online Scheduler from the link at the right of this blog. Then choose Saratoga Shores from the Elementary Schools drop-down menu, and follow the prompts from there. If you need further help, track down the orange paper or call Stacy at the front office (801-766-6440) for assistance.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thanks to all our volunteers!

Last week, parent volunteers at Saratoga Shores did some amazing things.

Thanks to Janet Cherrington, Jill Derington, Julie Ostler, Sarah Granata, Stephanie Howell, Tania Young, and Teri Blatter who organized the whole new take-home reading library under the direction of Heidi Glenn. These wonder women did in one day what Heidi thought would take three days. We had additional parents who had volunteered to come in on Thursday and Friday, but they weren't needed because the job was already finished. We thank those parents for their willingness to help also. If you have a student in kindergarten through second grade, watch for more details about the take-home library coming soon.

On Wednesday, parent volunteers worked with our school nurse, Carissa Jensen, to complete vision screening for the students in all grades. Thanks to all of these parents for their help: Laura Curtis, Lisa Gibby, Kristin Pickering, Jennifer Taylor, Susan Burdette, Stephanie Empey, Kyra Slider, Annette Thompson, Julie Ostler, Teri Blatter, Angela Webb, Erin Whitaker, Brandy Shelley, Tania Young, and Melissa Brown. It was a big job, but it went without a hitch.

The PTA and the school administration thank all the wonderful parents who make great things happen at Saratoga Shores.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

6th Grade Donut Date This Friday

Sixth graders are encouraged to invite their dad, mom, or another adult friend or relative to school on Friday morning. September 16, for the 6th grade Donut Date. Parents and students can go directly to the classrooms from 9:15 - 9:45 for this event. There is no need to sign in at the front office. You can bring your own reading material, or choose from the teacher's classroom library.

Parents are encouraged to leave younger children home with a babysitter if possible, so your focus can be on your 6th grader. One idea is to swap babysitting with a neighbor. You can see the schedule for future Donut Dates for each class on the lower right portion of this blog.

Thanks for supporting our Donut Dates!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Entertainment Books Due Tomorrow

The Saratoga Shores PTA fund-raiser ends tomorrow. Please turn in your money for purchased Entertainment books, and return any book that you are not going to purchase. It is easy to recoup your $25 by using just a few of the coupons in the book.

If you want to support the PTA without purchasing an Entertainment book, you can make a straight donation (tax-deductible), payable to Saratoga Shores PTA.

The PTA will use the money earned from the fund-raiser to pay for additional books for the take-home reading library, school newsletters, the Reflections program, the Room Mom social, Teacher of the Month awards, Donut Dates, Red Ribbon Week, Teacher Appreciation, and Field Day. If we don't meet our fund-raising goal of $6000, we will adjust the PTA budget to support fewer programs this year.

Thanks for supporting the PTA!

Friday, September 2, 2011

PTA Meeting on Tuesday

Welcome to another year at Saratoga Shores Elementary!

Everyone is invited to attend our first general PTA Meeting on Tuesday, September 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the school.  If you haven't had a chance to join PTA, but would like to, we'll have membership forms available at the meeting.

PTA Members will be voting to approve the proposed 2011-2012 PTA Budget, as well as discussing important upcoming PTA events and volunteer opportunities. Please come and share your ideas ... we look forward to planning a great year and doing great things in our PTA as we work to support our students, and the teachers and staff at Saratoga Shores.

Hope to see you there!