March 14, 2016 

Help Purchase Classroom Supplies with Amazon and eScrip 

Each year the PVSD PTO pays for classroom supplies for every student in the district using funds raised through the eScrip and programs.

To make ensure your Amazon purchases contribute towards our schools,
simply click here:, then bookmark the page and use that bookmark to start your shopping trips on You must enter the website through this specific link. Portola Valley School District PTO will receive a minimum of 4% of every purchase made through this method and you should see no difference in your shopping experience. 

And don't forget to sign up for eScrip! Just go to and register your credit cards and Bianchini's loyalty card. Please make sure to direct donations to the Portola Valley School District PTO. Then just shop at local participating merchants, like Bianchini's (use your loyalty card registered with eScrip) and PV Garage (ask to contribute through eScrip when at PV Garage). PV Garage is the only auto repair shop within 66 miles of PV that participates in eScrip and Bianchini's is the only grocery store in our area that supports our schools through eScrip.

Ormondale Upcoming Events

Mon 3/21 - Fri 3/25 - Staff Appreciation Week

Thurs 3/17, 6:30pm in the Annex - Parent Ed Event, 
Managing Stress & Anxiety: Practices for Healthy Children and Families 

Fri 4/1 - Sun 4/10 - Spring Break
View the full PTO calendar here
Corte Madera

Corte Madera Upcoming Events

Mon 3/14 - Fri 3/18 - Corte Madera Staff Appreciation Week

Thurs 3/17, 6:30pm in the Annex - Parent Ed Event, 
Managing Stress & Anxiety: Practices for Healthy Children and Families 

Fri 4/1 - Sun 4/10 - Spring Break

View the full PTO calendar here.

CMS Thank You!

The PTO would like to thank Elise Gabrielson and Kristi Skrabo for once again organizing a very much appreciated lunch for the 6th-8th graders last Friday.  We'd also like to thank their volunteers:
Lynn H.
David Smernoff
Mike Tamas
Bill Youstra
Paul Skrabo
Rose Kerr
Sandi Engel
Joi Deaser
Tricia Law
Graciela Martin

We wouldn't be able to put on such great events for our kids and staff without the help of parents!

Portola Valley Schools Foundation

Thank You to our Business Partners!


Thank You
Platinum, Silver and Bronze
Business Partners!

Platinum Partners - $10,000
Ginny Kavanaugh, Realtor*
Terri Kerwin, Kerwin + Associates
Portola Valley Garage

Silver - $3,000
CSI Custom Homes

Silver - $2,500
Angela Boutique
Bianchini's Market
Roberts Market
Village Square Veterinary Hospital*

Bronze - $2,000
Lola Sue Crawford, Coldwell Banker

Bronze - $1,500
Alice's Restaurant

Bronze - $1,250
Dean Asborno, Alain Pinel Realtors*
Loren Dakin, Alain Pinel Realtors
Mary & Brent Gullixson, Alain Pinel Realtors
Pollock Financial Group*
The Symon Group, Alain Pinel Realtors
Westridge Wealth Strategies

* 6th year participant in the Business Partner Program

Community News

Portola Valley Library Events March 14th - 19th

* Wii Arcade: Tuesday,March 15, at 3:30 PM
For gamers age 7+.
Show off your skills and challenge your friends. Pick your character and be the last one standing in Nintendo Wii games such as Super Mario Brawl and Mario Kart. Beginners welcome.

* Rock Steady Juggling: Wednesday, March 16, at 3:30 PM
For all ages.
Prepare to be amazed with this exciting and educational performance full of juggling, comedy, and audience participation. Learn about recycling and water conservation from Doug Nolan, juggler extraordinaire!

* Crazy 8's Math Club: Thursdays, March 10 through May 5.
  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Club meets from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Club meets from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
Back by popular demand, Season Three of Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's! You'll build stuff, run, jump, make a mess... It's a totally new kind of math club. We'll do activities such as Ninja Training, Super-Cube Shuffle, and Beach Ball Party. Math will never be the same!

Space is limited and registration is required. Ask at the desk or contact the library to sign up: (650) 851-0560 (phone); (e-mail).

eMusic: Saturday, March 19, at 3:00 PM. 
For 6th graders and up.
Learn how to access and download free music to your computer and/or mobile device.

The Little Mermaid at Woodside High School

SEA-FARING ADVENTURE, ROMANCE, AND FUN COMES TO WOODSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, with Disney's "The Little Mermaid". Captivating for all ages, this Broadway-style production will tug at your heart-strings and delight your funny-bone, with magical music to set your spirits soaring. The classic tale follows Ariel the Mermaid as she struggles to join Prince Eric, along with side-kick Flounder (CM alumni Philip Moissis) and a charming cast of undersea creatures, salty sailors, and villainous predators including mersister and CM Alumna Lucy Bock. 

Dates: Performances at 7:30 pm on March 18th & 19th, with a matinee at 2pm on March 20th. 

Purchase tickets online at, or call 650-367-9750 (x43706).

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