January 11, 2016 

Ormondale Upcoming Events
Thursday, Jan. 21st at 9am - PTO meeting at Ormondale
Tuesday, Jan. 26 - Thursday, Jan. 28 - Science and Invention Fair

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Science and Invention Fair
Mark your calendars for our annual Science and Invention Convention coming up on January 26th, 27th and 28th (evening).

For the fair, students can choose to do an invention, an experiment, or a demonstration. Please see the Science and Invention packet for grade level specific projects in Kindergarten and First grade. 

This year we want to highlight and support the invention side of things which our students have already been exploring through the use of our new Maker Space. 

Click here for our website and more information.
Corte Madera

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Friday, Jan. 22nd at 7:30am -  4/5 Cocoa Breakfast

Friday, Jan. 22nd from 6:15 to 8pm - CMS Movie Night, "Wreck-it Ralph"

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Portola Valley Schools Foundation

Community News

Creative Art for Young Children

Now enrolling for WINTER 2016
Session runs Jan. 13-March 26 (no classes Feb. 10-20)

Winter dreams of penguins in black tuxedos will fill our imaginations
as we begin the session by reading the book "Happy Feet" about a
dancing penguin. The pictures we make with watercolors and collage
will dance too! White dough snowmen, Dragon puppets for Chinese New
Year, Japanese brush painting and mock Japanese Block prints for the
older kids are just a few of the other things we will be doing. Then
Kandinsky and his noisy paint box and the sounds he heard from his
colors. I bet the kids will hear sounds too and maybe their feet will
start dancing. We will end with what has become quite popular...an Art
Show of all the kids masterpieces.

CLASSES @ Portola Valley Town Center 

Wed    1-3:00      3-5 yrs
          3:30-5:30  K-2nd grade
Thurs  3:30-5:30  K-2nd grade

Fri       1-3:00      preK-K
          3:30-5:30  3rd-5th grade
Sat     10-12:00   4-8 yrs
          1-3:00      4-8 yrs

SESSION FEE for all classes $330
Teacher: Jeannie Goldman

TO REGISTER contact Cindy (650) 851-1700 ext. 200.  Registration forms available at the town office 765 Portola Rd. Or register online portolavalley.net 
Portola Valley Library Events

* Perler Beads - Minions
Tuesday, January 12, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. For ages 6+ or with adult assistance.
Use fusible beads to create your favorite Minion characters by using patterns or by designing something all new. All materials 
 will be provided. Space is limited.

* Happy Birds: Wednesday,January 13, at 3:00 PM. For all ages. 
Join us for the Happy Birds performing parrot show! These beautiful and talented birds will amaze you with their fast, upbeat performance and more than 25 tricks!

* Brain Games!: Thursdays, January 7 through February 11.
Join us for six weeks of fun-filled, themed-based, STEAM-inspired games and activities for your brain!
Two six-week sessions forming for Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade.
K-2nd grade meets Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.
3rd-5th grade meets Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
Sign-up today at the front desk, by phone (650-851-0560), or by email at portolavalley@smcl.org.
* Family Movie Night! Minions: Friday, January 15, at 5:30 PM.
Grab the whole family, bring a picnic, and settle in for Movie Night at the Portola Valley Library! We'll show Minions (PG, 91 min.) at 5:30 PM. Popcorn will be provided!
Programs preceded by * are generously funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.

Act Out in Theatre Classes

Fun! Creative! Inspiring! For 20 years, Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory (PVTC) has offered fantastically entertaining theatre classes to students of all skill level, novice to experienced, ages 3 through high school. Students play acting games, use their imaginations to create characters, and develop physical and vocal theatre skills in a collaborative, supportive, and entertaining environment. Classes are taught by professional actors, directors, singers, and dancers, and culminate in a final performance on an intimate stage with lights and costumes. Winter session begins the week of January 11th and space is limited to 12 students per class, so register soon!  
Enroll online at www.pvtc-ca.org. Questions? Email info@pvtc-ca.org  

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