Garden Gate Elementary School 10500 Ann Arbor Ave., Cupertino CA 95014
Fifth Grade Science Camp
Our fifth grade students, staff, and parents are thoroughly enjoying their visit to Marin Headlands. Besidesenjoying the amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Headlands coast and the Pacific Ocean,students are learning about themselves and how they interface with one another and nature. They haveenjoyed interactive lectures by the excellent field guides, as well as games that foster teamwork andcooperation. I was able to head up there on Wednesday, to spend the day with everyone. What a greatexperience! They will return to Garden Gate the afternoon of Friday, April 8.
The Walk Around Will Soon Be Here!
The Garden Gate Walk-Around, sponsored by the PTA, is an annual fund-raising event that promotes physical activity. TheWalk-Around will take place on Friday, April 15 and the campus is a buzz with excitement. Students received their pledge sheetsand have already begun collecting pledges. Pledges may be made on a per-lap basis or on a flat-donation basis. Pledge sheetsare due to classroom teachers by April 15. Between April 15 and April 29, students will collect donations. Checks should bemade payable to Garden Gate PTA. Go Go Gators!!!
Help Garden Gate Help Japan
Our gator hearts are heavy as we think about students and families in Japan. As a school, we are actively doing what we can tobrighten the days of Japanese families. Some students have written letters and drawn pictures that will be sent to Japan. Also,through April 15, we are collecting donations for the American Red Cross in the office as well as in classrooms. Checks shouldbe made payable to the American Red Cross. On Wednesday, April 6, Student Council officers and representatives had ameeting and learned how to make paper cranes. The students in turn taught their classmates. Paper cranes will be collected andsent to organizations that are committed to donating to Japan. Thank you, gators, for your warmgenerosity!
Playgrounds Off-Limits After Dismissal
Parents - please remember that children, whether they are supervised by you or not,
should not beplaying on any playground equipment after school is dismissed.
This includes both the timebetween primary and upper grade dismissal, as well as the time after upper grade dismissal. After primary dismissal, parents and young children may wait for older children at the kindergarten tablesin front of Rooms 1 and 2. This policy is on page 11 of our Parent Handbook.Thank you for your cooperation.
The two-week multiple choice STAR Test window, for grades two through five, begins April 25, 2011. Pleaserefrain from scheduling appointments for your child during the school day between April 25 and May 6.Additionally, please be sure children get a full night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and have snacks. Concentration isdifficult when children are tired or hungry.
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL SEEKS NOMINATIONS
The School Site Council (SSC) is asking for nominations for two parent positions on the SSC for next school year. The SSCdevelops and monitors the School Plan and School Based Coordinated Program Budgets. The SSC is a great way to beinvolved and to give input to our school programs. Our SSC is comprised of an equal number of staff and parent representatives.The meetings are held once a month after school. If you are interested in serving on the SSC, or if there is someone you wouldlike to nominate, please complete the information below and return the form to
school by May 6th. If you have any questionsconcerning SSC, please contact Mrs. Patti Wolf at 252-5414 ext.156.
School Site Council Nominations for the 2011 - 2012 School Year
I am interested in running for a position on the School Site Council:
Name: Phone Number:_________________________________________
I would like to nominate:Name: Phone Number:__________________________________________