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Even though I’m not a big dress-up person, I really love Halloween because it is a celebration of creativity. I'm going to be photographing and posting some of the most creative ones to Twitter (with students' permission of course), so everyone will be able to enjoy them!
With Halloween, however, come some potential issues. Students, let’s not forget where we are and what we’re primarily here to do. School rules still apply because they help us maintain a productive learning environment. Save the big bags of candy for the evening - please do not bring them to hand out to friends. Make sure your costume complies with our dress code. Masks are not allowed. Toy firearms, swords, and other sharp objects should be left at home. Let’s have a safe, responsible, fun, and creative Halloween!
8th Grade Spring Break Yosemite Trip
Thank you to the families who came to our information night last week to hear about the amazing district-sponsored opportunity to go Yosemite over Spring Break. If you missed it, check out the organizers’ website here, where you can download an application. All applications are due to the office by Thursday, November 6. The cost of the trip is $750, all inclusive: transportation, five nights of lodging, food, and educational programming. The selection process is need-blind, and no student who is accepted will be left behind due to financial difficulties. For more information, please contact Priscila Bodganic at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 903-6945.
8th Grade Washington DC and New York Trip
Dallas Veitch, and 8th grade parent, has taken on the planning of a potential Washington DC/NYC Trip for 8th graders to take place either over February Break (2/16-2/20) or the week after Graduation (6/8-6/12), depending on initial interest. In past trips, sights have included Washington DC monuments, White House, the Capitol, Smithsonian museums, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, a tour of New York city, the Rockefeller Center, a Broadway show, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the 9/11 memorial and assorted fun activities. The approximate cost will be $2300, which is all inclusive and provides an excellent level of security for the students. For a February trip, payment would be due at the beginning of December. For a June trip, payment would be due in March/April. If you are interested, contact Dallas Veitch as soon as possible: email@example.com, or (650) 967-5850. If there is sufficient interest, more information and a parent meeting will follow shortly.
Community Updates and Opportunities
- Engineers 4 Tomorrow 2014 STEM Workshop
November 15, 2014, Saturday 9am - 4:30pm Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd Redwood City, CA 94061 Student Check-In: The Grove (Cafeteria) - Building 5 on this map
- Transition to Adulthood for Students with Special Needs
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7-9 pm at Covington Elementary School MUR, 205 Covington, Los Altos
For more information, see www.selpa1cac.org.
- Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Open House
Wednesday, November 12 12:00 - 1:00 pm (lunch included) Los Altos High School - Attendance Building Conference Room REGISTER ONLINE Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Come out to help set a Guinness World Record on Sunday NOV 9...All for a good cause!
The Record Attempt: As a collective group, make the most Friendship Bracelets in a Single Gathering. A fun event and service opportunity to raise awareness for orphaned children in India, Africa and Honduras. ...And those Friendship Bracelets will be personally delivered by a Graham Family to Orphans around the world. FREE entrance! No experience necessary...drop in for a bit, or stay for the Record Breaking finish! ¨ Prizes for bracelet making! — Limo for a Night! Movie Tickets, Jamba Juice, Chipotle & more ¨ Food for sale — come hungry
Sunday November 9th - 12:30 - 4:30 in the Mountain View High School Gym.
*Shoe Drive Optional: Bring shoes for Orphans at the Garden of Love and Hope in Honduras
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