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Sunday, October 23, 2011

School Lunch Payments

Dear Valued Parents,

With a demanding schedule, keeping up with your child’s lunch account isn’t always easy. In an effort to better serve you, MealpayPlus is happy to provide you with some tips on managing your student’s account online.

Did you know MealpayPlus offers free low balance alerts? If you’re not already signed up, you can update your MealpayPlus profile to send you an e-mail each time your student’s account falls below a specified threshold. Here’s how:
1.     Log into
2.     Select “Manage Notifications” under “Manage Account
3.     Choose your threshold(s) for the account(s) you use and save your changes [A threshold of $5.00 or more is recommended]
Cross another thing off your to-do list with the auto-pay feature. You can set your account to auto-replenish each time it falls below a set amount. Setting up auto-pay is easy:
1.     Log into
2.     Select “Manage Auto Pay” under “Manage Account
3.     Choose or save your payment information in your secure wallet
4.     Enter your threshold/deposit amount and save your changes [A threshold of $5.00 or more is recommended]
We hope this information will assist you in better managing your student’s account. Thank you for your loyalty and participation in the MealpayPlus program.

Best Regards,

Thursday, October 13, 2011


The Fall Festival will be postponed--and it will morph into a different celebration later in the school year. Details TBA.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Festival on October 28

The Fall Festival at Saratoga Shores will be on Friday, October 28, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Several classrooms will sponsor booths with games and activities. There will also be a Halloween costume contest. The PTA will provide prizes and serve a pizza dinner at a bargain price. This event is not a fund-raiser. It's just a fun family night. Last year this event was well attended and enjoyed. We hope this year will be even better!

The PTA does need some help with food, prizes, and set-up. We have tried to organize volunteer efforts so that no one will be overwhelmed with responsibilities. If you would like to help, you can click here to sign up. If you have trouble with the link, you can e-mail, and someone will contact you directly to see if there's a volunteer spot that works with your life. Thanks!

(If you're a room mom and you're going to be helping with a booth, please don't feel like you need to be a superhero and sign up for another volunteer spot. We want our room moms to be happy and sane.)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Red Ribbon Week

It's Red Ribbon Week at Saratoga Shores! There will be an assembly to encourage students to stay away from drugs. There are also dress-up days 4 days this week.

Monday - Wear red - Two classes with the most red get lunch from Chick-Fil-A.
Tuesday - Lay off drugs - Wear Hawaiian attire.
Wednesday - Don't be a dum-dum; stay off drugs! (Bet you can guess what the treat will be.)
Thursday - Sock it to drugs - Wear crazy socks; there will be a prize for the craziest boy & girl.
Friday - Team up against drugs! Wear Sharks shirts, team jerseys, or sports team colors.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

There are still opportunities to sign up and help at the Book Fair this week. Click here if you would like to volunteer for a shift.

As of right now (Monday morning), there are open shifts at these times:

2:00 - 4:00 (2)
4:00 - 5:15 (2)
5:15 - 7:15 (3)

2:00 - 4:00 (1)
3:15 - 5:15 (1)
4:00 - 5:15 (2)
5:15 - 7:15 (4)

12:00 - 2:00 (1)
2:30 - 3:30 (2 - to help take down all the books)

Some people have been having difficulties with the Google Doc sign-up sheet. Sometimes it helps to open the document from a different Internet browser. If you can't open the sign-up sheet, please e-mail, and we'll work with you directly.