October 18, 2015

Ormondale Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 21st - Ormondale Super Staff Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 12th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

Saturday, Nov. 14th - Turkey Trot

View the full PTO calendar here.
PV Basketball Winter 2015/16 
The Portola Valley PTO is excited for another Portola Valley Basketball season, the recreational basketball program for K-5th graders open to all Portola Valley residents.

The PVB program will offer the following for each grade level:

  • Kindergarten (Coed)
  • 1st Grade Boys
  • 1st Grade Girls
  • 2nd Grade Boys

Competitive Play
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Girls
  • 3rd Grade Boys
  • 4th-5th Grade Girls Combined
  • 4th-5th Grade Boys Combined

Registration begins on October 12th and ends on November 1st.

For additional information and registration click here:

Do you want to get involved and work with other basketball passionate people? Please email if you would like to volunteer in one of the following open positions.
  • Equipment/uniform coordinator
  • CMS Gym Liaison
  • ORM Gym Liaison
  • Coach

We look forward to seeing you on the court!

PV Basketball,
Portola Valley PTO

Turkey Trot 
Turkey Trot Registration is Now Open

The Ormondale Turkey Trot (1K and 5K run/walk/relay) will be held on Saturday, November 14th from
8:00-11:00.  Rain or Shine! Kids love this event. Parents and siblings can run too. The Turkey Trot is a family event for our community that promotes health and introduces children to athletic competition in a friendly spirit.

1K run/walk: This race is for grades K-3 only. No adults, no bikes, no scooters. The course is an "out and back" from Ormondale School to Cervantes (via Shawnee Pass)
5K run/walk: This race is for all grades and adults. No bikes or scooters. The course starts at Ormondale, makes 4 laps around the Shawnee Pass/Cervantes loop, and ends at Ormondale (each lap is about 0.8 miles).
5K Relay: This event is for all grades and adults. No bikes or scooters. The course is 4 laps around the Shawnee Pass/Cervantes loop, one lap per team member (each lap is about 0.8 miles). Create a team of 4 individuals of any age or gender, any combination of your choosing. Have fun and come in costume! Awards to the teams with the most team spirit! Kids running in the 1K might also enjoy participating in this event with their friends or family. NOTE: THIS EVENT IS RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY. Cost will be $20 per team.
Tiny Tots Race: This race is for Pre-K kids only. It provides a chance for little brothers and sisters to participate too. No registration required.

Photo Day Thank you!

Many thanks to Sarah Byrne for coordinating Photo Day at Ormondale last Friday. Sarah, we are so very appreciative of all you do for our schools!
Corte Madera

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Friday, Nov. 6th - Corte Madera 6-8th BBQ Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 12th - PTO Mtg. at CMS; 9am

View the full PTO calendar here.

 Camp W Registration Opens Oct 15th 

The magic of Camp W is ready to start in January. Step inside the winter performing arts camps and join the other campers to be part of the annual show, Follies, which will take place on April 29 and 30, 2016.

By registering your child, their experience at camp will be enhanced: collaborate with other friends, learn about the important aspects to performing arts, play musical games, win raffle prizes, eat tasty snacks, acquire camp t-shirts, participate in two lively parties, and have the opportunity to create and participate in the show of the year.

Session Schedule:
2nd - 3rd Grade
Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30

Thursday 5:00 - 6:00

4th - 5th grade

Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00
Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

6th - 8th grade

Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30

Thursday 3:30 - 5:00

To register a spot, please head on over to campw.weebly.com. Sign ups are on
October 15th. Check out the discounts. You can also call (650) 483-8546 for more details.

We hope your child will join us at Camp W. Please pass along this message to anyone who you think may be interested. It's going to be a great time!

Photo Day Thank you!

The PTO would like to thank Elise Gabrielson for coordinating picture day for all our kids and staff at CMS.  We hope you're pleased with the photos you've received this past week via email.
Super Staff Lunch Thank you!

The PTO would also like to thank Sonia Reed, Nancy Orchard, and Heather Keller for organizing our first Super Staff Lunch of the year this past Wednesday. The staff were eating together, chatting and enjoying a wonderful spread. We'd also like to thank the great crew of volunteers that brought in supplies and food and covered for staff so they could enjoy lunch: 

Jami Worthington
Kate Hamel
Julie Hsu
Karen Bechtel
Erika Demas
Wendy McAdam
Shannon Basch
Sarah Dorahy
Elisa Fabian
Mary Enright
Sheryl Harari
Katherine Gilpin
Heather Prelle
Naomi Reynolds
Erin Sanders
Kim Zamboldi
Loni Austin
Joyce Chung
Sebastain Velikov-Senties
Linda Wong
Elisa Fabian
Tricia Suvari
Sarah Dorahy
Erin Sanders
Nancy Orchard
Sonia Reed
Tricia Christensen
Joanne Irwin
Naomi Reynolds

CMS STEM Fair Call for Judges


Directory Thank You!

The PTO would like to thank Judy Gilbert for putting together this year's Directory, which you hopefully received last week.  A ton of work goes into this process and we can't thank her enough for all the hours she has dedicated.

Community News

Girl Scouts of Northern California

Attention parents of Kindergarten and 1st Grade Girls
Is your daughter interested in joining Girl Scouts as a Daisy?
We're starting many new troops at schools in your area this fall.
Join us for a parent information night!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
6:30-7:30 PM
Encinal School Library
701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park
Well discuss how to start of join a troop at your school or in your community. Parents of girls older than 1st grade are welcome to attend too.
Questions may be directed to Girl Scouts of Northern California Membership Development Manager, Michele Carlsen at mcarlsen@girlscoutsnorcal.org or 1-800-447-4475, ext. 3018

Woodside High School Parent Night

Woodside High School



7:00 -8:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center

Learn about...
  • High School Experience Academic Program Activities and Athletics
  • Highly Qualified Staff 

Welcome Class of 2020! Students are welcome to attend.