October 26, 2014

ORM Upcoming Events

Now - Sat Nov 1, K-5 PTO Basketball Registration. Details here.

Mon Oct 27, 8:20 am, Room 12. Learn how to raise money for our school with Amazon and eScrip (bring your laptop or mobile device). Details here.

Fri Oct 31, 8:15 - 9:00 am, Halloween Parade. Details here.

Fri Nov 7, 8:15 - 9:15 am, Coffee Chat with PVSD Board Members, Room 102. 
Details here.

View the full PTO calendar here.
Thank You's!

School Directory
A huge shout out to Judy Gilbert for putting together this year's school directory.  It is an invaluable tool for us all.

Staff Appreciation Lunch
Wow! Second grade families thank you for showing the staff how much we appreciate them with an outstanding luncheon. The Chairs were Darci Reimund and Megan Michael with help from Kelly Richardson, Carrie Lukatch, Brook Coffee, Susan Silberman, Caitlin Kortlang, Allison Kroeger, Elisa Jagerson, Sally Aalfs, Jami Worthington, Zhi Chen, Liz Poggi, Carrie Davis, Kim Zamboldi, Karen Lanfear and Sinda Mein. Roberts donated roast chicken to the event. Thanks to you all!

Ormondale Halloween Parade

The Halloween parade will happen on Fri Oct 31, from 8:15 to 9:00 am on the blacktop. Class celebrations are 9:00 �- 10:15 am. The students will change into school clothes after the celebrations. This is a fun community event, with a lot of student excitement! We ask that the students come dressed in costume for the parade and change back into their regular clothes after the parade, so that they can continue the school day.ORMchat

Coffee Chat with PVSD Board Members

Join PVSD Board Trustees Jocelyn Swisher and Karen Tate for a morning coffee chat at Ormondale School in Room 102 on Fri Nov 7, 8:30 - 9:30 am. We look forward to hearing from our parent community regarding your perspectives and feedback on our schools. Yummy pastries and tasty coffee provided.


ORM Turkey Trot
Ormondale Turkey Trot (1K and 5K Run/Walk/Relay)
Sat Nov 15
8:00 - 11:00 am

Registration is now open. Click here to register and for more information.

Questions? Contact Karen Urbanek with event questions.

Corte Madera

CMS Upcoming Events

Now - Sat Nov 1, K-5 PTO Basketball Registration. Details here.

Now - Sat Nov 1, 6-8 PTO Basketball Registration. Details here.

Fri Nov 7, 8:15 - 9:15 am, Coffee Chat with PVSD Board Members, ORM Room 102. Details here.

Fri Nov 7, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade BBQ
View the full PTO calendar here. CMSbasketball

PTO Basketball CMS 6-8 Grade


Registration is now open for CMS After School Basketball through Sat Nov 1 at www.pvpto.com. Late registration cannot be guaranteed.


CMS BASKETBALL is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. All basketball teams will start practice the week of Mon Dec 1.


6/8 Practice Schedule:
6 Girls: Wed and Fri, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
7 Girls: Mon 4:30 - 5:30 pm and Wed 3:30 - 4:30 pm
8 Girls: Tue: 5:30 - 6:45 pm and Thu 6:30 - 7:45 pm
6 Boys: Mon and Fri 3:15 - 4:30 pm
7 Boys: Tue and Thu 4:30 - 5:30 pm
8 Boys: Tue and Thu 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Game Schedules will be posted as soon as they are available.

Questions? Contact Dan Flahavan or Kate Cox.


Thank You's!

Photo Day
A big thank you to Elise Gabrielson for coordinating the CMS Photo Day again this year! Thank you to the following parent volunteers and staff who helped Elise make it a success-Lynn Deutsch, Tiffany Hong, Heather Keller, Sonia Reed, Wanda Webb, Kathy Hoskin, Susan Outland and Jerry Nickel.


School Directory

Thank you to Judy Gilbert for handling the huge job of coordinating and producing the PVSD School Directories this year. The school directories look great! If you did not order a directory, they are available to purchase in the ORM and CMS school offices.


PV PTO Fundraiser Supporters: Amici's Pizza and Pasta Night

Thanks to all the parents who enjoyed our first Amici's Pizza and Pasta Night fundraiser of the school year. The night was a success; great to see so many families enjoying a night out with friends and family.
Coffee Chat with PVSD Board Members

Join PVSD Board Trustees Jocelyn Swisher and Karen Tate for a morning coffee chat at Ormondale School in Room 102 on Fri Nov 7, 8:30 - 9:30 am. We look forward to hearing from our parent community regarding your perspectives and feedback on our schools. Yummy pastries and tasty coffee provided.



Auction/Gala Event Volunteers 


Calling for Auction/Gala Event Volunteers

Every other year, our PV Schools Foundation hosts an exciting night of dinner, dancing, silent and live auction to raise money for our schools.  This year, adventure awaits you at the "Sunset on the Serengeti" Auction on Sat May 16, 2015.  

We invite you to unite in our efforts to organize this fabulous celebration by joining our steering committee. Our business, auction, and party teams have started to form, and there are still a number of opportunities to help us organize this fantastic event.  There are also plenty of volunteer roles the night of the event so that even the most over-committed among us can still help out! 

To join the committee or if you have any questions, please email us at 
[email protected]Click here to learn more about the Auction/Gala.    community

Community NewsORMbasketball

PTO Basketball K-5th


The Portola Valley PTO is proud to announce Portola Valley Basketball, a new recreational basketball program for K-5th graders open to all Portola Valley residents.


The PVB program has replaced last year's program and will offer the following for each grade level:



  • Kindergarten (Coed)

  • 1st Grade Boys

  • 1st Grade Girls

  • 2nd Grade Girls

  • 2nd Grade Boys

Competitive Play

  • 3rd Grade Girls

  • 3rd Grade Boys

  • 4th-5th Grade Girls Combined

  • 4th-5th Grade Boys Combined

Registration continues until Sat, Nov 1.


For additional information and registration click here PV-PTO - PV Basketball.cmsbb

Alpine Strikers Tryouts

Alpine Strikers is a local competitive youth soccer club serving the areas of Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Woodside. The club is holding their annual tryouts for all age groups; U8-U19. If your child is interested in soccer and would like to come out for tryouts, click here for tryouts information and registration.  We look forward to seeing you out on the field!
CHC Parent Education Series on ADHD
Children's Health Council
Weds, 6:30-8:30 pm, 650 Clark Ave, Palo Alto

Wed Oct 29, To Medicate or Not, Dr. Glen Elliott

Wed Nov 5, Non-Medication Intervention Strategies, Shayla Hulgan and Dr. Vivien Kiehl

For more info and to register click here.
Help Our Schools While Shopping with Amazon & eScrip

Come to Room 12 at Ormondale on Mon Oct 27 at 8:20 pm to learn more about these two easy ways to raise money for our school. Bring your laptop or mobile device to the session! These two programs pay for classroom supplies for every student in our district each year!

To get started with the Amazon program, click on this link and bookmark this page. Use this link every time you shop on Amazon and the school will receive up to 8% of your purchase. Click here to learn more.

And don't forget to renew your eScrip 
membership if you haven't already. Click here to get started.
Chess King


Chess King will be offering after school chess at Corte Madera Mondays, Nov 3 - Jan 26, 3:05 - 4:05 pm. More information awww.chesskingcorp.com or (510) 456-8593.


Chess instruction provided by Chess King covers basic chess rules, basic tactics, advanced tactical training and is age, grade and skill level appropriate. Children of all grades are invited to participate, to have fun and reap the rewards and benefits of the Chess King program. Each one hour class includes a half hour of instruction designed to help your child play winning chess followed by a half hour of semi-formal tournament play.  Awards are presented regularly.

Summit High School Open House

96% of Summit's 2014 graduates were accepted to a four-year college. Summit students graduate from college at twice the national average. In 2014, US News and World Report named Summit #25 in the US for charter high schools. In 2013, Newsweek named it as one of the top three high schools in all of California. Summit was the only high school featured in the movie, "Waiting for Superman."
It is ranked #3 in the state of California for serving students with disabilities. 

Summit prepares a diverse student population for success in college, career and life, and to be contributing members of society. How do we do that? Join us for one of our Open Houses:
  • Tue Nov 4 at Everest High School at 455 Fifth Ave. in Redwood City (corner of Middlefield and 5th)
  • Thu Dec 4 at Summit Prep (890 Broadway/ RWC)
  • Sat Feb 7 at Everest High School (455 5th Ave.) 
Portola Valley Library News

Sat Oct 25, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Hello Kitty Reading Day. For the whole family. 


Thu Oct 30, 3:30 pm, Halloween Crafts for ages 3 - 8 years


Thu Oct 30, 4:30 pm, Halloween Crafts for ages 9 - 13 years


Thu Oct 30, 4:00 pm, Town's Community Hall, Imagination Playground. For all ages.

To sign up for events or for more information: www.smcl.org 

Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028, 650 851-0560