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Weekly Post
April 21, 2014
Juliet Green New CD Available 4/22
CMS's music teacher, Juliet Green, is releasing an album of original material featuring some of the Bay Area's best musicians. Available 4/22/2014 through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and CD Baby.

Juliet will also be doing a CD Release Concert on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm at Lane Hall (Valley Presbyterian Church). Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/648390)
Math Coffee Chat
Please join us on Friday, May 2nd for Part II of our Math Coffee Chat. We will be discussing the Math Pathways, acceleration options and provide some examples of "going deeper" with math. We will meet at Corte Madera School in Room 102 at 8:30 to accommodate Ormondale parents who may need time to come over and park. All parents are welcome. Target audience will be parents of current 5th-7th graders. Please contact John Dean, Director of Learning and Media, if you have any questions.

John Dean
Director of Leaning and Media
Common Core Math
Save the date: Common Core Math with Professor Jo Boaler from Stanford, Saturday April 26th from 12:00 to 2:00 at the Menlo Atherton High School Performing Arts Center. More info to follow soon. Please add this to your calendars.
In This Issue
Math Coffee Chat
Common Core Math
PTO Volunteers Needed
Community Section
This Week's Calendar
Ormondale * Corte Madera * District
Mon, April 21 (B)
Joint Session School Site Councils 3:15pm CMS 102
Tue, April 22 (A) 
CMS Principal's Coffee 8am Rm 102 
Wed, April 23 (B)
ORM Bike/Walk to School Day

ORM 2nd Grade Hall of Heroes 8:30am

ORM Pride Assembly 11:30am
Thu, April 24 (A)

Fri, April 25 (B) 
CMS Walk/Bike to School Day

ORM Clark/Ahlbach Classes Field Trip deYoung Museum

ORM Build-a-Bagel-Bug with Dad 8:15am
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PTO Volunteer Opportunities
The PTO is looking for volunteers for the next school year, and we are really in need of a current Assistant Treasurer that could start ASAP to take over as Treasurer next year.  The positions below have short descriptions so feel free to e-mail any of our PTO leaders for more information.  As you can see in the diagram, the PTO provides a multitude of activities and services for our schools, children and staff members.  We can only do so with your help!

Treasurer: No accounting experience necessary!  Just able to work with Excel and Quickbooks (Our current Treasurer had never used it before!  Very friendly program).  Oversee all financial aspects, monthly account reconciliation, deposit/withdraw funds for all events except those listed below, financial reporting/budgeting, all QB entries.
Assistant Treasurer (2 year position; move to Treasurer 2nd year): Deposit/cut checks (via on-line bill pay) for all CMS sport programs, collect/deposit funds for book fairs, send Treasurer documentation for QB entries
Auditor: Perform audit and fill out tax forms 
ORM Original Works: Coordinate collection and distribution of OW artwork in the fall. Moving to an online ordering system to simplify the tasks.

ORM Back-to-School Picnic (need by late April/May!): 2 individuals needed to coordinate volunteers, book vendor, enlist 8th Grade help, and oversee event

ORM Hot Lunch/Playground Coordinator: Coordinate volunteer calendar 

Thanks very much and we look forward to hearing from you!

Sharon Shaffer: CMS President
Heather Asborno: CMS Vice-President
Michelle Bellomo: ORM President
Susan McLaughlin: ORM Vice-President
Heather Prelle: Treasurer
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Corte Madera Home
Second Annual Walk to Washington DC Walk-A-Thon

Mark your calendars!  CMS will host the 2nd Annual Walk to Washington DC Walk-A-Thon on Friday, April 25th.  This after-school event is the major fundraiser for the Washington DC Trip, and all funds raised will not only benefit this year's 8th grade class, but will also raise funds for the 4th - 7th grade DC trips in the future.  The 8th grade class is headed to Washington DC in June for an amazing experience that will bring their US History and Government curriculum to life as young citizens of the United States.

The event will kick-off on Friday, April 25th with a lunch time BBQ for all CMS students, sponsored by the PVSD PTO, and then Opening Ceremonies for the Walk-A-Thon begin at 3:10 for what is sure to be an exciting and fun afternoon.  A raffle will be held at the end of the event.  All students that turn in their sponsorship forms will be in the drawing to win raffle prizes.

Walk-A-Thon Sponsorship forms will go out to all students this week.  Please have your student return the completed form along with donations (checks only please - no cash) by Tuesday, April 22nd at 3pm.

Thanks for supporting our PV Schools! 

Community Calendar and Events
Panthers "All Sports Camp" 
Panthers "All Sports" Camp  is back for another exciting 2014 summer.  For more details, here is my website:  www.pantherscamppv.com

Session 1 & 2 are sold-out.  


Space Available in 2014 Panthers Camp:  
  • Session 3: June 30 - July 3
  • Session 4: July 7-10
In order to register, please click on the following link: https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=6807577&RF=11509164 .
Contact Dan Flahavan with any questions: danflahavan@gmail.com.
My staff and I look forward to another great summer with your kids at Panthers Camp

Sign Up Now for AYSO Fall Soccer Fun!

Everyone Plays - Balanced Teams - Open Registration

Positive Coaching - Good Sportsmanship - Player Development


FALL SEASON SOCCER: Boys & Girls, Ages 4-14

REGISTER: April 1st - May 31st   ayso25.org  


$175 until June 1st (U8 and up)

$225 late registration  

$125 Kinder (U6)

  • K-League plays Wednesday or Thursday at Ormondale (subject to change)
  • U7-U10 games are played Saturdays in Portola Valley and Woodside
  • U12-U14 games are played Saturdays; away games are played in Area regions
AYSO Seeking Volunteers



Division Coordinators (place children on teams in select age division)



Regional Coach Administrator



Safety Director

Volunteer Coordinator

Regional Division Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator


TO VOLUNTEER: www.ayso25.org/volunteers/how-to-volunteer 

Questions? Contact: Don Yates: r25regcom@gmail.com  or 650-851-2690
Alpine Strikers Summer Camp
It is not too soon to register for any Alpine Strikers summer camp sessions. The camp is for 6 to 10 year old kids excited about soccer. All are welcome. Our professional coaching staff group the kids according to individual skill levels and ages to guaranteed a positive, child focused and high energy experience. Registration is now open at www.alpinestrikers.org.
Sports Nutrition Seminar
Sports Nutrition Seminar:
Optimal Fueling for Optimal Performance
Yael Dror M.Sc.

Sports has become a huge part of our lifestyle and culture and youth sports has grown immensely over the last 15 years. Unfortunately, many athletes, from the middle school soccer player to the professional triathlete, don't know how to fuel their body correctly before, during or after their given sport or training regimen. Sports nutrition is a separate field in the world of general nutrition which focuses on recommendations and guidelines for sport activity. The aim is improved physical performance by eating correctly.

Sports nutrition answers the question:
"What and when should I eat relative to type, time and duration of activity in order to maximize physical abilities and performance?"

Many studies over the years have shown that in order to improve your physical ability and improve in sports, the training program alone is not enough! Some experts even say that nutrition has about 70% of the effect on the body, post-exercise.

This lecture will focus on 4 important stages in Sports Nutrition:

1) Pre-exercise: How to eat before training? What type of carbohydrate is recommended? How to eat before a morning workout?
2) During exercise: What types of exercise is it important to eat during the training? How often? What kind food? What about fluids while training?
3) Post-exercise: Immediate recovery, what is the right timing for eating after a workout? What's important to eat? Protein? Carbohydrates?
4) Slow recovery phase after exercise: How to eat during the day to allow a good recovery from the training. What are the special guidelines after long endurance training?

Come join Yael Dror M.Sc, to understand and learn the world of Sports Nutrition and how it can benefit you!!!

When: Saturday April 26th, 1-2pm
Where: PTX Fit, 108 Portola Rd.
Contact: 650.851.2338

Got Books?

Thanks to the generous PVSD school community and the PV community, we have collected books, shipped, and set up 18 children's libraries in Lesotho, Botswana, Ghana, and Swaziland as part of African Library Project. 

We are now collecting more books for libraries in Malawi and Sierra Leone.


If your have gently used children's books in English, K through 8th grade, we would love to get them and make sure they end up in a children's library in Africa. We are happy to pick up, or you can always drop off at 405 Cervantes Road.


Questions? Contact sofie_vandeputte@yahoo.com (CMS parent) or Carol@Younge.com (PV resident).

We truly appreciate your help. Thank you!
Camp W
Parents, are you looking for ways to inspire your child and strengthen their performing arts skills this summer?
Located at Corte Madera School, Camp W is hosting two 2-week sessions. During the sessions, students will learn more about theater production, improv, music and dance. Highlights include a trip to Microsoft at Stanford Shopping Center, performing arts guest speakers, and other exciting activities. For many students, this engaging experience is their opportunity to explore the world of performing arts in a fun, safe, and creative manner.  
Register now for one of the sessions below. 
Session 1: June 16-27, 9-3:30
Session 2: July 7-18, 9-3:30
Please contact William Frederick at campw.william@gmail.com Also, feel free to log on to campw.weebly.com for more information, pics, video, and other goodies.