September 1, 2014

Message from the PTO

Thank you

Thank you to those who helped welcome us to school.  For the Kindergarten Welcome events, thanks Sarah Byrne, Tricia Christensen, Katherine Gilpin, and Laura Symon. And thanks to Carolina Reyes and her family for the Welcome Back Coffee. 

Ormondale Breakfast club needs volunteers
Please come help serve breakfast to those who most need one.  
Monday-Friday 7:45-8:15
If you can help, contact Lynn Holthaus ([email protected])

Back-to-School BBQ on September 5 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Come celebrate the return to school with a family-style barbecue! The PTO will provide the barbecue and plates, napkins, cups and utensils. We're asking families to bring a dish to share: sides, salads or fruit for dessert (please no sweets and all dishes must be nut-free!). Please make sure you bring a serving utensil with your dish. Water will be provided but feel free to bring other non-alcoholic beverages for your family to enjoy and don't forget your picnic blanket! Labeled dishes will be accepted from 3:00 - 5:00 on the 1st-3rd grade blacktop.


We need volunteers to help with set-up from 3:00 - 5:00; serving from  5:00 - 7:00; and clean-up from 7:00 - 7:30. Please sign up for a volunteer spot at:


Please contact Lori Palazzolo ([email protected]) or Lisa Freccia ([email protected]) if you have questions.

Ormondale Lunch 
Ormondale is in immediate need of Friday volunteers. Volunteers report at 11:50am and end with recess ending at 12:50pm. We are also looking for alternate volunteers who can cover a shift per need basis. Each volunteer receives a credit for one lunch to be used for their child at a later time. If you can help, please contact [email protected]. Thank you for considering! 

Heather Asborno - CMS PTO President
Michelle Bellomo - CMS PTO Vice-President
Susan McLaughlin - ORM PTO President
Sarah Dorahy - ORM PTO Vice-President

Ormondale Upcoming Events

This school year is getting off to a quick start so please make note of the following dates:
Fri 9/5 Back to School BBQ, 5:00 -7:00 pm
Join the whole Ormondale community for a BBQ. It's a great time to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.
Mon 9/8 TB Testing, 7:30 - 9:30 am
If you'd like to volunteer at school, you'll need an up-to-date TB test (once every four years). It is a quick test and we offer them at school for $20. 
Thu 9/11 TB Test Read, 7:30 - 9:30 am
Once you've had the TB test, you need to come back to have it "read" three days later.

Thu 9/11 Ormondale Parent Volunteer Orientation 8:20am

View the full PTO calendar here.

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Wed 9/3 PTO Leadership Breakfast, 8:30 am at the Bellomo residence, 150 Shawnee Pass.

Thu 9/4 Back-to-School Night, 5:00 pm
More detailed information to come.

Fri 9/5 4th and 5th Grade Cocoa Breakfast, 7:30 am in 4/5 courtyard.

Thu 9/18 PTO Mtg. at Corte Madera; 9am

Thu 9/19 Corte Madera Back to School Picnic 5:30pm

View the full PTO calendar here.

Community News

Help Our Schools While Shopping with Amazon & eScrip
Each year the PVSD PTO pays for classroom supplies for every student in the district using funds raised through the eScrip and programs.

Your direct purchases at also support our programs, teachers, and children. Simply click here:, then bookmark that page, and make sure you click that bookmark every time you shop with You must enter the website through this specific link. It's that easy. Portola Valley School District PTO will receive a minimum of 4% of every purchase made through this method and, aside from the extra click, you should see no difference in your shopping experience. Don't forget to bookmark the new page for future purchases.

All you need to do to help is to go to and register 
your credit cards and Safeway Club Card (if you have one). Please make sure to direct donations to the Portola Valley School District 

NorCal Crew Open House - Learn to Row!
Sat Sep 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1450 Maple Street, Redwood City
Join us at our boathouse and learn about joining the NorCal Crew novice team. We welcome middle school and high school students 
- no experience required!  

Why row with NorCal Crew? NorCal is a competitive rowing club that creates an environment where athletes find the ultimate way to stay in shape, make new friends, learn how to achieve goals, and develop as a person both physically and mentally. Rowing in high school can lead to college recruitment opportunities. This is a great opportunity to meet current members of the NorCal Crew team and learn about crew as a sport. Please RSVP for the open house to 
[email protected] or visit our website for more information Click here for a copy of the flyer.