February 8, 2016 

Ormondale Upcoming Events

Monday Feb. 8th to Thursday, Feb 11th - Parent / Teacher Conferences

Friday, Feb. 12th to Sunday, Feb. 21st - Winter Break

Wednesday, Feb. 24th - Ormondale Super Staff Lunch

View the full PTO calendar here
Corte Madera

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 10th - Corte Madera Super Staff Lunch

Friday, Feb. 12th to Sunday, Feb. 21st - Winter Break

Friday, Feb. 26th, 7 to 9pm - 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Dance in the MUR

View the full PTO calendar here.

Spring Sports Registration open until February 12th!

CMS Tennis - Spring - 2016 Information
The 2016 CMS After School Sports Tennis Program is open to all 6th-8th graders.

CMS Tennis 6-8 Practice and Match Information
    • Coach: Tracy Cowperthwaite
    • 2 Teams: Varsity and JV (Development Team)
      • Maximum 30 players total
    • Days: Monday - Thursday
      • Varsity Clinic Days: M/W
      • JV Clinics: T/Th
      • Clinics: With Alpine Hills Staff
    • Time: Right after School - 5:30
    • Cost: $350
    • Season: 3/14 - 5/15
Please click here to go to Tennis registration. 

CMS Track - Spring - 2016 Information
The 2016 CMS After School Sports Track Program is open to all 4th-8th graders.

CMS Track 4-8 Practice and Meet Information

Practices and meets take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 from April 11 through May 18.

All events will take place at M-A High School.

Please click here to go to the Track registration.

Portola Valley Schools Foundation

Community News

Survival Skills Pop-Up School - Sunday, Feb 28th

Unleash your child's inner primitive and sign them up for this fun and educational session of pop-up school. Children will learn how to build a fire by friction, make ropes from natural materials, identify edible plants, and make herbal medicines. 

This pop-up school is sponsored by Creekside Learning Lab, with instruction provided by staff from the Riekes Center. Curriculum has been tested by Creekside students and is wildly popular.
This activity is best suited for kids in 2nd - 4th grades.  

Date: Sunday, February 28th, 9am - 12pm
Location: Creekside's campus, which is located at 884 Portola Rd, in Portola Valley's Village Square 
Cost: $15 

To sign up, go to Creekside's website at http://www.creeksidelearninglab.org  

Questions?  Email [email protected]

Portola Valley Library Events Feb 4th - 9th

*Valentine's Day Cards: Tuesday, February 9, at 3:30 PM. 
For ages 4+.
Design your own special card using a variety of festive supplies. Not feeling the love? Make a sweet and sour anti-Valentine's Day card.
Paws for Tales: Wednesday, February 10, from 4:00 to 5 PM. For ages 5-12.
Children can practice their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Sign up in advance and join the fun! Please note that the Peninsula Humane Society requires a signed release form for each time a child reads. Please make sure Mom or Dad accompanies the child. Registration is required.
*Brain Games!: Thursday, February 11.
Join us for our final two weeks of Brain Games! - a fun-filled, themed-based, STEAM-inspired afternoon of games and activities for your brain!

Two sessions 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 e-mail ([email protected]).
*Tinkering Teens - Anti-Valentine's Day Party: 
Wednesday, February 10, at 3:00 PM. For 6th graders and up.
Bring your friends and not celebrate Valentine's Day! Make a present for yourself: a yummy cupcake decorated with fun, edible items. Best of all, when you're done, YOU CAN EAT IT!
*Valentine's Day Treat Decorating: Friday, February 12, at 3:30 PM. 
All ages are welcome!
Stop by and decorate a tasty Valentine's Day treat. Make some for yourself or wrap them up for a special someone. All materials will be provided, but space is limited.
*LEGO Club: Saturday, February 13, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. 
All ages are welcome! We provide the LEGOs, you bring your imagination! Duplo building blocks are available for our youngest builders.

Programs preceded by * are generously funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library.

Panthers Camp

I hope all of you enjoyed a fantastic year in 2015 and are off to a great start for 2016.  Panthers "All Sports" Camp  is back for another exciting 2016 summer.  The link to the Panthers Camp website is www.pantherscamppv.com

2016 Panthers Camp: 
  • Session 1: June 13-16
  • Session 2: June 20-23
  • Session 3: June 27-30
  • Session 4: July 5-8
In order to register, please click here. 

If you register before 3/1/16, you will get the early bird special.  Please let me know if you have any questions (
[email protected]).  Do not hesitate to forward this email to others who may be interested in attending.  

If your child has outgrown camp and will be entering 8th grade, they have an opportunity to build leadership skills as a Junior Counselor in Training (JCIT).  I will be sending out more information regarding this soon.  
Please let me know if you have any questions (
[email protected]).  

I look forward to another great summer with your kids at Panthers Camp.

Best Regards, Dan

Camp W Performing Arts Camp Summer Sessions

Summer in Hollywood
Want to write the next Star Wars or Pixar movie? The camp will provide an introduction and opportunity to learn the power of filmmaking including simple screenwriting, cinematography and lighting. Campers will work in teams and perform their own short skit based on the movie of their choice. Lights! Camera! Action!

Class Location: Corte Madera School, Room 503
Dates: Session 1: June 20 - 24; Session 2: July 18 - 22
Eligibility: K-7th grade
Days and Hours: M - F; 9 - 2pm

Summer Sing, Dance, and Improv 
Do you have a budding youngster at home who thrives for the stage? The campers will learn more about the aspects of performing including singing, dancing, and comedy improv.

Class Location: Corte Madera School, Room 503
Dates: Session 3: June 27 - July 1; Session 4: July 25 - 29
Eligibility: K-7th grade
Days and Hours: M - F; 9 - 2pm

Summer Short Skits
This session allows for the campers to explore a little bit of their acting skills. The students will participate in reading short hilarious takes on famous stories, folktales, and creating their own  5-10 minute short skits.

Class Location: Corte Madera School, Room 503
Dates: Session 5: July 11 - 15; Session 6: August 1 - 5
Eligibility: K-7th grade
Days and Hours:  M - F; 9 - 2pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON JANUARY 24: visit  campw2016.blogspot.com
Receive a 10% discount if you sign up before February 29!

Mountain Camp Woodside

If you're looking for a fun and local summer camp, check out Mountain Camp Woodside! 

This is a traditional camp that offers both a Day Camp (for grades K - 10th) and sleep-away Resident Camp (for grades 2nd - 10th) programs. 

Mountain Camp Woodside's minimal technology, non-competitive program is designed to build confidence and independence, encourage friendships and healthy lifestyle choices.   

We offer activities like mountain biking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival.   In today's hectic, high-tech world, we believe a back-to-basics approach to outdoor recreation and plain ol' fashion "fun" is critical to building a child's positive self-image.

A quality summer camp experience will provide education, challenge, achievement and acceptance.  Mountain Camp Woodside's unique atmosphere allows children to learn in a fun and safe environment that encourages independence while nurturing lasting friendships.  From campfire songs and skits to the first time away from home, the camp experience can have a profound impact on a child's development.

Mountain Camp Woodside camp sessions are one-week long and run throughout June, July and August. Many campers enroll for multiple weeks or even the entire summer!

Please visit www.mountaincampwoodside.com for more information.

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