May 2018

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May 4th:
Art Exhibit Opening Reception

May 7th-11th:
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8th: 
HSA Luncheon

May 11th:
Mornings for Mom
​(TK & Kinder only)

May 12th:
PEF Main Event

May 16th:
Mod Pizza Fundraiser
All School

May 17th:
Social Media speaker: Lori Getz
(5th grade class & parents)

May 25th:
Minimum day
History Fair

May 28th:
Memorial Day
No School

May 29th-June 1st:
​International Week

June 4th: 
Talent Show

June 5th:
Last PTA meeting of the school year

June 6th:
5th grade Culmination
​& Fifth Grade Fun Day

June 7th:
Minimum Day
Last day of school

Earth Day:
We would love to thank the following 2018 Silver Spur Earth Day helpers:

Kelly Demko
Katie Duimstra
Jennifer Chatterjee
Vanesa Fernandez
Sal Finazzo
Stephanie Finazzo
Kristen Kouzmanoff
Vicky Kuo
Nikki Stark
Kit Wertz

Special thanks to Shaida Kafe-ee Gomez and 
Diana Heffernan-Schrader for planning such thoughtful, green activities for this important day!

All Pro Dads:
Thank you to Dave Rodriguez for the leading the charge for All Pro Dads. Thank you to all our helpers to make the morning run smoothly: Kathy Rodriguez, Margaret Sipes, Dana Conlon, Amy Roche & Courtney Klink

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

​Save those Box Tops!!
Box Tops is an easy way to earn money for our school! Just by purchasing Box Tops products, clipping the coupons and sending them into school, we earn cash that can be used to buy anything we need.  Send them to school in a ziplock bag labeled with student's name.   Keep clipping and collecting!  Thank you for supporting Silver Spur!

​•  PVAC Student Art Exhibition  •
May 4th - May 27th

Silver Spur’s fourth grade students’ artwork “Harlem Renaissance” will be displayed. Please join us to support Silver Spur and all the student artists at the Art at Your Fingertips art show. This is a family event.

•  Teacher Appreciation Week •
May 7th - May 11th

Please respond to your class Room Parent to volunteer for one of the following activities if you haven't already done so.


*Each student will bring a flower to make a class bouquet to enjoy during the week.  *Teachers will be treated to a breakfast beverage by a class volunteer. 

*Teachers will be treated to a breakfast or lunch by a class volunteer.

*​Teachers will be treated to breakfast beverage by a class volunteer.

*Lunch will be provided by the PTA.

*Teachers will receive a “Favorite Things” basket OR a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant or store with the remaining PTA funds.
*Brunch will be provided by the PTA.

We look forward to celebrating our wonderful teachers—they deserve a special week!

•  HSA Luncheon •
Tuesday, May 8th

RSVPs due Today

Luncheon and Presentation

Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 Crestridge Rd
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


Pay by clicking below
(or make check payable to Silver Spur PTA
and drop in PTA box in the office)

Today is the last day to RSVP!

Please come and celebrate the following individuals for their dedication, time and tremendous contributions to Silver Spur and our children. 

Rookies of the Year Award

Clara Brevig 
Alexis De Rosenroll-Kim

Continuing Service Award
Diana Heffernan-Schrader 
Amy Roche

Honorary Service Award
Mark Pope
Paul Young

Silver Spur Award
Sal Saccomanno
Nikki Stark
Kathy Rodriguez

Very Special Person Award
Megan and Joe Heal
Shari Koch
Kelly Demko

We hope to see you there!

• Spelling Bee •
May 15th-17th
Grades 3-5

The Annual Spelling Bee is back at Silver Spur this May! Students from 3rd thru 5th grades will participate during the school day.

•  Teacher Movie Night •
May 18th
5pm - 8pm

Enjoy an evening out while your Silver Spur teachers and staff look after the students.  Students will enjoy an evening outdoor recess, dinner and a movie!  See the attached information along with a FAQ sheet.

Please tap on the link to view the flyer:

Movie Night Flyer

Please tap on the link to view the FAQ sheet:
Movie Night FAQ Sheet

Please tap on the link to view the permission slip:
Movie Night Permission Slip

Please tap on the link to view the waiver form:
Movie Night Waiver Form

Any questions can be directed to Miss Arjasbi at or
Mrs. Jevenois at 

Thank you for your generous support to PEF
and all the wonderful things they

do for our district! 


•  MOD Pizza Fundraiser  •
Wednesday, May 16th
All Day

MOD Pizza ~ Rolling Hills
3A Peninsula Center
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 265-0100

Please bring in the flyer and MOD will donate 20% of your bill back to Silver Spur

​•  PEF Raffle Tickets •

Win a 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid! Tickets are 1/$50 or 3/$125. Winner will be drawn on May 12. Click to download a raffle order form or call 310.378.2278 to purchase.

Four people can dine at Terranea's Catalina Kitchen once a month for an entire year! $100 per ticket. Winner will be drawn on May 12. Click to download a raffle order form.

​•  Main Event 2018  •
May 12th

Purchase your Main Event tickets $250/person.
​ Click HERE to buy your tickets!

Get into the groove and join us for a rad 80s party featuring a live DJ and VJ playing your favorite 80s tunes by U2, Duran Duran, Queen, Prince, Guns N' Roses, Eurythmics and many more! Grab your friends and join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and amazing live and silent auctions that support your schools. Don't miss the highly anticipated wine and spirits auction featuring collectibles and hard-to-find wines!

​•  Costume Closet •
Open for all your American History costume needs

Volunteer help needed at Costume Closet!
These remaining months of school are the busiest for Costume Closet.  Walk through events at our schools, as well as at schools throughout the South Bay, bring a lot of business and so extra volunteer help is needed.  Please consider signing up for a shift (or two) over the next few months.  And please spread the word that volunteers are not just limited to parents.  Family and members of the community are also welcome to volunteer.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Costume Closet hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:   11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday:   9:30 am – 1:30 pm
 Closed:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

For questions regarding this issue of The Spur, please contact Megan Heal & Julie Wesley - Silver Spur 5th VP's Communications at
Silver Spur Elementary PTA
5500 Ironwood Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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