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June 2022

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May 31-June 3:
International Week

June 6th:
Talent Show

June 7th:
Last PTA meeting of the school year

CPK Silver Spur Fundraiser

June 8th:
5th Year Culmination & Fun Day

June 9th:
Last day of school & Scoot Back Ceremony

​August 24th:
First Day of School - 

Thank you to Clara Inciso-Brevig for being an Out-of-this-World Chair and all to the volunteers who helped put together a spectacular and informative Science Expo: Nermina O’Neill, Kiki Shimizu,  Camela Jiang, Jen CoxBistra Dilkina, Jenny Hansen, Fernanda Westman, Sara Le Gallo, Tasha Panuzzo, Kim LeNoch, Sara Graziano, Shaida Gomez,  Jenny Paredes, Judith Gheysar,  Allison Smitz,  Silvia Rivas, Sheryl Berkin, Tamsyn Curtis, Linda Bui, Gisela Pena, Katarina Neuman, Naho Matsuda, Ryan Brevig, Ali Sheyedi, Shuzo Okada, Carlos Carlos Ortega, Casey Abe, Brian O’Neill, Rene Baeza, and Robert Snodgrass.

T - H - A - N - K   Y- O - U!
Big thank you to Lisa Boyd for chairing the Spelling Bee! Thanks also to all the volunteers for their help:
Jennifer Bray,  Cayce da Costa, Karen Hall, Jenny Hansen, Jane Horn, Sarah Leet, Michelle Lusen, Shelley Morales, Rachel Nguyen, Jannie Paredes, Caroline Perry,  Olga Shechter, Dina Simonsen
Kellie Stender
Allison Young.

Big thank you to Rehema Williams  and Fernanda Westman for chairing International Week, and to volunteers Kim Reddy, Bistra Dilkina, Shane Andrews, Rishi Bhargava, Nina Neumann, Sara LeGallo, Joelma Rodrigues, Lizeth Forte, Julie Vigil, Nathalie Batt, Stephanie Ghayouri, Charlotte Lee (PVIS student), Kim LeNoach, Lorna West, and Nermina Rucic. 

​A big thanks to our presenters: Heather and Renzo Ciccone (Italy), Yanique Barnes (Jamaica), Clara Inciso-Brevig (Peru), Elena Spektorova (Ukraine), Yasemin Gencturk (Turkey) and Jenny Hansen (Cuba)

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

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Bronco Family,

And just like that, the school year is over! I look back and am proud of the way our Bronco community rebounded from a crazy year and jumped back into so many of the special events, programs and activities that make our school so incredible.

I want to thank you all for your willingness to volunteer, lead programs, help in our classrooms and financially support our PTA.  I am thrilled we were able to finally start and complete our Shade Structure project, completely overhaul both of our Bronco Gardens, replace our Chromebooks, provide field trips and equipment to students, and generously support teachers and staff throughout the year. Your generosity and support made all these things possible!

​Thank you teachers for another incredible year of teaching and getting our students back into the swing of full-time schooling and learning. Thank you staff for providing leadership, support, and a safe space for our kids to do school.  And finally, thank you to Ms. Jevenois, for your seven incredible years of leadership, inspiration, creativity, support and enthusiasm.  You have made Silver Spur a better place! We are sad to see you go and are excited for what you will do at your next school!

Congrats to this year’s graduating 5th grade class! We are excited to watch you go off and do big things from here! And well-done Bronco students and families for completing the 2021-2022 school year. I hope you all have a wonderful summer! Can’t wait to see you all again in the fall!

Jen Cox

Thank you and GoodBye Ms. Jevenois

After seven incredible years of outstanding service, love, and commitment to our Bronco community, our amazing Principal, Ms. Jevenois is leaving Silver Spur to start her new position as principal at Pt. Vicente Elementary. Ms. Jevenois has made a significant impact in the lives of our students and families and will leave a lasting legacy on our school and community. She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the best at her new school! Once a Bronco, always a Bronco!

Thank you and GoodBye Mrs. Fujita

So hard to say goodbye to one of our beloved teachers! After 26 years of teaching at Silver Spur, we say goodbye to Mrs. Fujita, 2nd grade teacher.  She has made such a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of students - many of whom have gone on to excel in big and small ways after leaving Silver Spur. We wish her all the best in her retirement! And from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU Mrs. Fujita for your years of service at Silver Spur.

Thank you and Good Bye Mrs. Braun

Sometimes the impact of one person in the life of a child can make all the difference! Mrs. Braun has impacted so many of our students!! After 5 years, we also say goodbye to Mrs. Braun who works in our Learning Center.  We are so appreciative of your years spent as part of our Bronco community!

It’s International Week At Silver Spur!
May 31-June 3

Each day, students will listen to and learn from parent presenters from various countries!
Tuesday - Italy and Peru
Wednesday - Jamaica and Turkey
Thursday - All School IW Assembly
Friday - Ukraine and Cuba

Last PTA Meeting of  the Year

Tuesday, June 7th
8:45am - On Zoom

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Meeting ID: 874 5178 7717
Passcode: 960085

Final Shade Structure Update

At long last, the long-awaiting Shades Structures are in and already being enjoyed by our students!
Thank you, Bronco Community, for your generous support and ongoing patience with the process! We did it!

Silver Spur Spelling Bee Winners

​Congratulations to all of our participants!
It was a great Spelling Bee this year!
Special congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners:

Third Grade
Julianna Shechter 1st Place
Theo Curtis 2nd Place
 Ethan Tam 3rd Place

Fourth Grade
Yogo Maeda 1st Place
Aiden Lusen 2nd Place
Matthew Chen 3rd Place

Fifth Grade
Jack Nguyen 1st Place
Hannah Huang 2nd Place
Gregory Shechter 3rd Place

Silver Spur Scholarship Winners

The two $1000 scholarship winners are:

Congrats to Collin Shiang and Zachary Dawson, former Silver Spur graduates, who are now High School Seniors and winners of the 2022 SSPTA Scholarship Award! Your hard work, creativity, scholastic excellence, ingenuity, and investment in others through volunteering and on/off-campus activities, has paid off! We are proud of you!

Best of luck in your college careers!​​

2021-2022 Yearbooks

The PTA was able to order just a few extra yearbooks. If you were not able to purchase on time and would still like to do so, please email our historians at
Include your child's name and teacher. The cost is $14.
They will be sold first come first served!

​ALL yearbooks will be distributed by classroom teachers during the last week of school.

Summer Reading Bingo

We hope you keeping reading this summer!
To have a little reading fun, completely fill out one of these
 to be invited to our Bronco Bookworm Breakfast
when we come back to school in the fall!

Silver Spur Registration 2022-2023

Be on the look out for PTA Registration Packet and District Forms in mid-August!  Our PTA Registration packet will include Spirit Wear order information and an opportunity to register for our Fall Fundraiser!

​​Reflections 2022-2023

Another opportunity for our Silver Spur Broncos this summer!
Have them work on a Reflections Art Project to enter
in the 2022-2023 competition.

 The theme for 2022-2023 will be "Show Your Voice!"  

Categories include: Dance choreography, film production, literature, music competition, photography and visual arts. 

Look for more information on the Reflections website in August, and more details in our September Spur.  

CPK Silver Spur Fundraiser! 

Tuesday, June 7 is CPK day at California Pizza Kitchen. 
CPK will donate 20% of all food and beverage sales to Silver Spur. 
​Show this flyer or mention Silver Spur when dining in.
Use code BACK20% for take out and online orders.

Support Silver Spur this Summer!

Ralphs Community Contribution Program 
donates to Silver Spur based on the shopping you do every day.
Once you link your Shopper's Card, all you have to do is shop at Ralphs, swipe your Shopper’s Card (or enter your phone number) and Silver Spur will receive a quarterly rebate! 

Enroll here and follow the steps listed on this page (create a digital account, link your Shopper’s Card to your account, select Silver Spur Elementary PTA (NPO #AU448), and click Enroll).

For every purchase made from AmazonSmile, 0.5% can be donated to Silver Spur Elementary PTA!
Just go to
Login with an existing account or register as a new member.
You will be prompted to select our school as your charity.

​"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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