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 October 2021

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OCT. 7th:
Picture Day

OCT. 9th:
Deadline for Silver Spur PTA Directory

OCT. 11th-15th:
Red Ribbon Week

OCT. 12th:
PTA Meeting via Zoom

OCT. 15th:
PTA Reflections Deadline

OCT. 21st:
All School Disaster Drill

OCT. 22nd:
School Assembly to Announce Raffle Winners!

A Night In MonteCarlo Fall Fundraiser

OCT. 24th:
Skechers Pier to Pier Walk

OCT. 25th-29:
National Disability Awareness Week​

OCT. 28th:
Pumpkin Decorating Contest

OCT. 29th:
Halloween Parade

NOV. 5th:
Military Appreciation Day

NOV. 9th:
PTA Meeting

NOV. 11th:
Veterans Day - No School 

NOV. 19th:
Minimum Day

NOV. 22nd-26th:
Thanksgiving Holiday -No School


Thank you to Lindsay Johnson for training all of our room parent volunteers.

​Huge thanks to our Yellow Ribbon Week Chair, Rehema Rhodes-Williams for an amazing week. Thank you also to her volunteers: Sherry Berkin, Simone Ginsburg,  Kathryn Arafat and Ashley Murphy!

Thank you to our parent and student volunteers for their help in preparing our Bronco Garden for lessons! Special thanks to:
Travis Porter; Chris Hansen;  John Hagopian and family; Stephanie Felenstein and family; Simone Ginsburg; John Harmon; Joelma, Paolo and Sophia Rodriguez; Steffen Neumann; Casey Abe; Rich Black; Real Deprez; Braden and Eiley Bohlinger; Bernardo Buelga; Lisa, Abigail and Constance Boyd; the Huang family; the Ortega family; the Bhayani family; the Dapplegray Girl Scouts and their parents; our former students Morley Boyd, Sofia Schrader and Sebastian Richardson; and our always supportive and dedicated community member and former Silver Spur parent Diana Heffernan-Schrader. 

Thanks to Simon Hamilton-Wilkes and Chris Hansen for helping us make on-campus events accessible to all our Silver Spur families.


Easy way to fundraise!
By selecting Silver Spur as your charity, for every purchase made from AmazonSmile, 0.5% can be donated to Silver Spur Elementary PTA!

Please go to and login with your existing account or register as a new member. You will be prompted to select our school as your charity.
​Happy shopping!​

FOCUS in the Car Line:
F = pull Forward as far as possible!
O = Only turn right in & out of lot
C = Cell phone use is not allowed
U = Unload from the right side of your car
S = Stay in your car​

Silver Spur Elementary 

Palos Verdes Unified School District

Peninsula Education Foundation

Support Silver Spur PTA

​Hello Broncos!
We are already more than 6 weeks into school!
The weeks are flying by and I hope you are all hanging in there! 
As a PTA, we are doing what we can to keep all our Silver Spur Families in mind with every program, activity, fundraiser, and technology enhancement that we plan and invest in. Your PTA Board is being very creative in coming up with fundraisers that are  fun, yet safe, educational opportunities that are interesting and engaging for our students, and carefully investing in projects and technologies that benefit all!

Interested in getting involved? First, please join the PTA via our registration packet on the Silver Spur website. Second, volunteer! We are always looking for people who want to get involved! Did you know we are still looking for someone to be the Chairperson for our brand new Bronco Garden?! 
Let me know if you are interested! Because PTA is interested in YOU!

Please read through the whole SPUR! It is filled with info you need about some of the exciting activities your PTA is putting together for you and your student(s)!  Have a great week!!


Jen Cox
PTA President 

Picture Day is October 7th!  
Information with details about Picture Day has been sent home by our teachers!

Last chance to be included
in Silver Spur Directory

 Deadline is October 9th!

Please don't miss out on the annual Silver Spur PTA directory,
available only to PTA members. 
To purchase please visit the Silver Spur Registration Packet.
Any questions, please email Tracy Kane and Ali Wells, 1st VPs.

A Night in Monte Carlo Fall Fundraiser is just three short weeks away.
Thanks to all of our parents for selling out the event!  
We can’t wait to celebrate together – knowing that our collaborative fundraising efforts will directly benefit our amazing Silver Spur students! 

Get Excited! Raffle Tickets Sales and Online Auction Bidding begins this Friday, October 8th at 8 am for ALL members of Silver Spur’s Bronco Family!  You don't have to attend the event to purchase raffle tickets or to bid on the silent auction items!

Look for an email and web link on Friday morning!

Silver Spur Movie Night POSTPONED
A new date will be sent soon!

 PTA General Meeting 
Tuesday, October 12th @ 9:00 a.m.
via Zoom

​Special guests Trista Ramirez
Coordinator of Mental Health for PVPUSD and 
Matthew Brach, President of PVPUSD School Board

Please join us for the second PTA meeting of the year. Bring your cup of coffee!  
 All parents and guardians are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.  

Meeting ID: 893 2111 6254
Passcode: 644158

Reflections - "I Will Change the World By..."
Entry Deadline is Friday, October 15th!

Announcing the 2021- 2022 Reflections Art Program Theme:

“I Will Change The World By…” 

All students are invited to reflect on this theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography, or visual arts. 

Encourage your students to brainstorm and demonstrate
how they will change the world tomorrow! 

All entries are due by Friday, October 15th and are to be submitted digitally.
Please visit the Reflections site for more details.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out
to your Reflections Chairs below if you have any questions. 

Wendy Rosenbaum or Jen Daly

National Disability Awareness Month

October is National Disability Awareness Month!
It is a fitting time to increase awareness and promote
inclusion and empathy through a variety of activities and events. 
With the support of our DEI Committee, our NDAM Chair, Kia Barnett, has pulled together a variety of resources and strategies to help educate and talk to our students about disabilities. Please see our October Resource Page on the Silver Spur website for these resources and much more!
We will also be celebrating NDAM with an all-school assembly on October 22nd.
Be on the lookout for more information!

Red Ribbon Week
October 11th-15th

Our Red Ribbon Week theme this year is "Stay Healthy - Be Smart!" 
Each day, there will be a healthy theme/message which will be reinforced by a dress-up day! Keep an eye out for an email the Friday before with the themes for the week. We will also remind you via Facebook the day before! 
Let's make healthy and smart choices, Broncos!

Contact RRW Chairs Michelle Lusen or Liz Forte

All School Disaster Drill
October 21st

“Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is
protecting everyone you love.”


We encourage all families to also prepare for disasters at home.  
Here are steps to help you plan and prepare for any emergency recommended by

Step 1: Make A Plan: Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Update your plan based on COVID-19 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Step 2: Build A Kit: Gather enough supplies to last for several days after a disaster for everyone in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

Step 3: Prepare for Disasters: Limit the impacts disasters have on you and your family.  Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage.

Step 4: Teach Youth About Preparedness: Talk to your kids about how to prepare for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. 

Learn more about National Preparedness Month
and the steps you can take to prepare all year long.

Halloween Parade

Friday, October 29th

The Halloween Parade is back at Silver Spur!! 
Get your costumes ready and stay tuned for details! 


Be on the lookout for an opportunity to order our new merchandise online soon - includes sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and water bottles for both kids and adults!!
Limited edition - limited quantity! Do not miss out! 

 Annual Skechers Walk
October 24th

Join the Silver Spur Team for the 2021 Skechers Walk!
Your $30 registration creates a $75 donation back to PEF!!
Register your whole family - this is not just for students!

Participate virtually or in person - please register using this QR Code. Thank you!

Please reach out to Katie Duimstra at​ with any questions!

Easy way to fundraise!
By selecting Silver Spur as your charity, for every purchase made from AmazonSmile, 0.5% can be donated to Silver Spur Elementary PTA!

Please go to and login with your existing account or register as a new member. You will be prompted to select our school as your charity.
​Happy shopping!​

"Like" our Silver Spur Elementary PTA Facebook Page!
Just another way to stay connected and informed!

For questions regarding this issue of The Spur, please contact Jenny Hansen - Silver Spur 5th VP Communications at
Silver Spur Elementary PTA
5500 Ironwood Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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