Edna Maguire Elementary School, 80 Lomita, Mill Valley, CA, 415-389-7333
Edna Maguire Elementary School - Eye on Edna

Exploring Life Skills: Cooperation

Click on the link to read and learn about this month's life skill of Cooperation.



Save the Date: Back-to-School Collating Party August 26

We'll be throwing our annual back-to-school collating party in the Edna multi-purpose room, and you're invited! Please stop by to help assemble back-to-school packets.


STEEPLECHASE 2014 Needs You!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year - Steeplechase - happens in early October. We are in need of a few volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Christine Freda at cwfreda@gmail.com or by telephone at (415) 367-5187.

Shadow for T-Shirt Coordinator: works with Steeplechase Chair and T-shirt company to facilitate the t-shirt order. This includes: submission of t-shirt design and sponsor logos, working with Lisa Zimmer to determine correct number and sizes of t-shirts for both staff and students, proofreading t-shirt content and placing order, and distribution of t-shirts. You would be working with Lin Porter as a shadow this year to fill her role for Steeplechase 2015. This can be a two-person team.

Course Set-Up: This person arranges for rental of both truck and equipment needed to set up the Steeplechase course on Alto Field. Helpers will be arranged through the Steeplechase Committee to help with unloading of the truck, setting up of the course and dismantling the course when Steeplechase is over. Most of the job is on the day of Steeplechase, which is October 10, 2014.

Awards and Recognition Coordinator: This person organizes the parties that classrooms with 100% participation win by communicating and scheduling with teachers and providing the treat. This person also prints certificates for students who have raised the most money or brought in the most pledges - both school-wide and at the individual grade levels. This person also organizes the Award Luncheon that the winning students will have with Lisa Zimmer. This is a good job for someone with a flexible daytime schedule.

Pledge Packets: We are in need of an additional person who will assist in getting the pledge packets assembled. With 600 students, this is no longer a one-person job. All packets will be done prior to our Steeplechase Pep Rally in early September, but can be done at home, over a weekend, etc.

Please consider filling one of these roles. Steeplechase raises so much money for our school and it can't be the success it has been in the past without parent volunteers.


Walk and Roll, Edna! Bike to School Day is May 7!

Join schools all over the world in biking or walking to school on Wednesday, May 7. We will have our monthly Welcome Tables out front with a prize and treat for participants. If it's too far, drop-off at the Community Center or 250 Camino Alto (parking lot behind The Cantina) and they can walk or bike on the path to school.

  • Be sure to wear your Edna Gear to show our pride in our school. 
  • Please carpool if you can't walk or bike.
  • Walk all bikes on campus.
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Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week through April 25

On the front lines and behind the scenes, Edna administrators Leslie Fielder and Suzie Wickham do so much for our kids and school. They deserve our appreciation ALL the time, but especially during Administrative Professionals Week. Please stop by the office to thank them for all they do!


Carline Etiquette

Dear Parents,

It has come to our attention that some basic rules of Car Line are not being followed. In order for the Car Line to work smoothly, safely and quickly, we need everyone to cooperate. This includes staying off the phone, having your kids ready to exit the car in the morning and most importantly, staying in your vehicle. Please respect the volunteers who are out there - their main concerns are keeping your kids safe and keeping the line moving. One parked vehicle makes both of those things harder. The Car Line Policy is linked for your reference. Please share it with other family members, caregivers, and friends who drop off or pick up your children.

Thank you,
Lisa Zimmer


Claim Your Treasures from the Lost and Found

The Edna Maguire Lost and Found is now located behind the Multipurpose Room (MPR), on the Marin Day School side. Lost items are donated after two weeks.

If you have any questions please contact Simone Slattery or Julie Kennedy.


New This Year! Order Your Child's 2014-15 School Supply Kit Online Now

Introducing the 1st Day School Supplies and Edna partnership which allows parents the ease of ordering next year's school supplies online. Our teachers have supplied and approved the lists on the 1st Day website, so all you have to do is select your child's grade, checkout, and the kit is delivered to your child's classroom labeled with his or her name on the first day of school. Follow the link or go to 1stdayschoolsupplies.com. Check it off your list now!


Exploring Life Skills: Friendship

First grade parent Apryl Uncapher has written about April's life skill. Please click on the link to read about Friendship.



Edna Maguire PTA Wants YOU! Coffee Cart on March 13

The Edna Nominating Committee is holding a coffee cart on Thursday, March 13 from 8-9 a.m. outside the kindergarten classrooms. There will be a list of the current open Board and Chair positions for you to browse. You will find many types of jobs that require different levels of commitment. We would love to have you on this team of positive, energetic parents who make Edna a wonderful school community. All positions are volunteer, so even if you are not sure you want to commit to anything, stop by for some coffee and friendly conversation. Dads are encouraged!

Spots are filling up quickly, so don't delay if you are interested! And, if you would prefer not to head up a committee or help on the PTA Executive Board, we are taking early sign ups for volunteers to help on any of these committees.  See current available positions here.

Please email ednamaguirePTApositions@gmail.com.


Kiddo! Ambassadors Needed

Join the Kiddo! team for Edna Maguire! Grade level ambassador positions are open now through the next school year (especially parents with incoming kindergartners). The time commitment includes sending out several emails during the school year, educating our school community about the value of Kiddo! and encouraging support of this necessary and important organization. Please contact Edna's Kiddo! co-rep Ahtossa Fullerton at ahtossa@gmail.com.


Exploring Life Skills

First grade parent Apryl Uncapher has generously offered to write a monthly contribution highlighting Edna's current Life Skill. Please click on the link to read about March's life skill, Personal Best.


Shop Locally and Support Edna

Shop at Sloat and Support the Garden
Shop at any Sloat Garden Center between March 15-23 and mention "EDNA MAGUIRE" and the Garden will receive 10% of your purchases back in the form of a Sloat gift card. Just mention EDNA to the cashier!

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Eat at La Boulange on March 26 and Give Back to Edna!
Bonjour! La Boulange in Strawberry Village is a neighborhood French cafe with a casual, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If you eat at La Boulange on Wednesday, March 26 from 2-6 p.m. they will donate 20% of all the food and non-alcoholic beverage sales to Edna. Just mention Edna and give them this flyer when you are there to make sure Edna Maguire benefits from your dining experience.


Shop at Goodman's and Support Edna!
Thanks to Bobby Rehfeldt, there is a new way to support Edna Maguire School. Any Edna parent can go to the service counter at Goodman's Lumber (775 Redwood Highway) and say, "Edna Maguire PTA!" and receive an automatic 10% discount, be entered into a drawing for a cool tool or other prize, or be eligible for the $50 Goody Bingo prize! All of the Ace Rewards credited to this account will be sent to the school to be spent as needed! A special thanks to Mrs. Laura Marks for all her support in establishing this new program!


Have You Heard the News? "Eye on Edna" is Here!

Hot off the presses, the first issue of Eye on Edna, our student newspaper, is here! Created by the Edna Student Council and a team of fourth and fifth grade freelance reporters, the first issue of the paper is packed with interesting stories, ranging from an informative article on flag etiquette to a comprehensive review of the recent Grammy Awards. You'll also find sports coverage; stories about fun things to do; reviews of restaurants, books and movies; and much more! Click Eye on Edna.pdf to download your copy.



 

Announcements:
Exploring Life Skills: Cooperation
Save the Date: Back-to-School Collating Party August 26
STEEPLECHASE 2014 Needs You!
Walk and Roll, Edna! Bike to School Day is May 7!
Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week through April 25
Carline Etiquette
Claim Your Treasures from the Lost and Found
New This Year! Order Your Child's 2014-15 School Supply Kit Online Now
Exploring Life Skills: Friendship
Edna Maguire PTA Wants YOU! Coffee Cart on March 13
Kiddo! Ambassadors Needed
Exploring Life Skills
Shop Locally and Support Edna
Have You Heard the News? "Eye on Edna" is Here!



 

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