October 2018

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OCT. 2nd:
PEF Parent University
Speaker: DJ Fuller

OCT. 6th & 7th:
Treasured Moments Photo Fundraiser

OCT. 9th:
PTA Meeting

OCT. 15th:
Good Stuff Night

OCT. 18th:
School Picture Make Up Day
OSS Parent/Student Meeting 

OCT. 20th:
Fall Fundraiser - Silver Spur Getz Groovy

OCT. 22-26:
​Red Ribbon Week

OCT. 28th:
Sketchers Pier to Pier Walk

OCT. 31st:
Halloween Parade

NOV. 1st:
Mock Elections

NOV. 5th-9th:

5th Grade Outdoor Science School

NOV. 7th & 8th:
4th Grade - Walk thru California

NOV. 12th:
Veteran's Day - No School

NOV. 13th:
PTA Meeting

NOV. 16th:
Military Appreciation Day  Wear Red

Minimum Day

NOV. 19-23:
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

NOV. 26:
Good Stuff Night

​1st Grade


Thank you to Julie Hickman for training all of our new parent volunteers.

We would love to send our BIGGEST & WARMEST thanks to our KIND & FRIENDLY Yellow Ribbon Week volunteers:
Chair: Brenda Lau
​Linda Bui, Matt Elkin, Stephanie Finazzo, Lizeth Forte, Gina McDuffie, Allison Miller, Jeanette O'Toole, Nermina Rucic-O'Neill, Todd Tydlaska, Mia Viljoen, Vicky Wang, Kit Wertz

Megan Nicholls and Tracey Lee for a fantastic family event. Thank you to all those who made it possible, from the parents who volunteered to set-up or work the concession tables to those that stayed after the movie and cleaned. There were too many to name and you are all very much appreciated.  Also, a special thank you to  Alyssa Snodgrass and Mr. Sal, for their time and extra help making this event a success.

Thank you to Todd Tydlaska for your entertaining program. Thank you to the following for setting up, serving food and cleaning up: Mr. Sal, Megan Nicholls, Valorie Rudy, Allison Young, Margaret Sipes and 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!

• PTA General Meeting •
Tuesday, October 9th @ 8:30am
MPR-Multi-Purpose Room

​Please join us for a cup of coffee!  
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Hope to see you there!


•  Reflections - HEROES AROUND ME • 
Entry Deadline is Friday, October 19th!

Reflections 2018-2019 is in full swing! Please encourage your child to explore the artist within and submit an entry for this year's contest theme: HEROES AROUND ME. 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, and visual arts.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, October 19, 2018.
​For more details, visit the Silver Spur website or contact your Silver Spur Reflections Co-Chairs: Alyssa Snodgrass and Brenda 

•   The Fall Fundraiser Is Almost Here •
Saturday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Palos Verdes Art Center

Tickets On Sale until October 10th - BUY NOW

The Silver Spur Raffle is BACK and BETTER THAN EVER!  
Raffle tickets go on sale starting October 8th.
More Raffle Details Coming Soon! 

Visit our website for tickets, information and more!


Follow us on Social Media for sneak peaks


• Red Ribbon Week •
October 22nd-26th

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 National Red Ribbon Week theme: 
Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free.™ 
​During this nationally celebrated week, Silver Spur's PTA will educate youth with an assembly, speakers and activities focused on the value of living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle! We would appreciate your support at home in efforts to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a heathy, drug-free America!

Halloween Parade •
Wednesday, October 31st @ 1:30pm

​Bring your cameras and watch your little cuties parade around in their
Halloween costumes out on the blacktop!

​Parents...children may go home after the parade—but please sign them
​out from their classroom.

​• Spirit Wear •

Final distribution of Spirit Wear T-shirts will be given to students in the classroom this week. 

This includes all orders that were placed after the initial August deadline and before the final deadline of September 13.
If you have any further questions regarding Spirit Wear, or have missed the final deadline, please email silverspurpta1vp@gmail.com and we will do what we can to accommodate.
Thank you!
Julie Hickman and Kelly Demko

​• Treasured Moments Photography Sessions •
Sat., Oct. 6th & Sun., Oct. 7th

Book a time and Silver Spur will get $$ back​!

• Saturday, October 6th, Hermosa Beach Pier 8:30 am – 11 am
• Saturday, October 6th, Malaga Cove Plaza 2 pm - 4:30 pm
- or- 
• Sunday, October 7th, Torrance Beach 8:30 am – 11 am
• Sunday, October 7th, Malaga Cove Library 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Only $20 a session! 

Click here to book your time!
Click on the $20 mini sessions tab, then select a location and then
pick the date. When filling out your information - make sure to provide
Silver Spur so that we get the credit

If you can't make the above times, don't worry just find the date and time that works for you and make sure to provide Silver Spur so that we get the credit.

• Good Stuff Restaurant Fundraiser for TK/K •
Monday, October 15th

TK & Kindergarteners...it's your night!  
Come support your school and enjoy a great meal!  Silver Spur families are welcome to dine from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m..

20% of sales generated will go towards the efforts of Silver Spur!

Good Stuff Restaurant in  Palos Verdes - Promenade Mall,
550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE
(310) 544-7829

 • ​PEF Skechers Walk - Manhattan Beach Pier •
Sunday, October 28th,  8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors with you down to the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk! We will be walking between Manhattan Beach Pier and Hermosa Beach Pier to raise funds for PEF and Palos Verdes Peninsula schools. If you can’t make it on the 28th, you can sign up as a “virtual walker,” and PEF still gets credit for your participation. 

It’s easy to register.
Click here

·      Choose “Register”
·      Join your child’s school team.
Marta Jevenois is your Team Captain
·      Designate PEF as your charity

​•  Board of Education Candidates Forum  •
Thursday, October 11th @ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Hesse Park, McTaggart Hall
29301 Hawthorne Blvd. Rancho Palos Verdes

The League of Women Voters
and the
Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTAs invite you to a




 Educate yourself about the candidates who are wanting to make important decisions for our students.  There are 4 candidates and 3 seats. This is a significant election since our two longest serving members are not running for election. We all need to consider what type of a board we want to put together for our new superintendent.​

•  Visit the PVPPTA Costume Closet  •

Halloween is just around the corner and the Costume Closet is the ideal place
to get the perfect outfit. With over 8,000 costumes and accessories in stock, you
can choose a complete costume or find just the right finishing touch for the costume you already have. Don’t be shy, come in and reserve your costume NOW!
  Located at 300 ‘D' Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA  90275
 Call us at 310-378-5005    www.palosverdes.com/costumecloset/  

•  Parent Education •
Tuesday, October 2nd @ 6p.m.
Palos Verdes Intermediate School

Parent University, a collaboration between PVPUSD and PEF, provides parents
and students support and education through a speaker series covering topics that will help your child (and you) navigate through school and life.


 Academic Empowerment Coach
Presenter: DJ Fuller

Learn how to help your child discover their strengths and passions, and establish a firm sense of their identity and purpose. DJ Fuller, owner at FLOURISH Academic Empowerment Coaching, will talk about academically empower- ing students to develop confidence, drive, and intellectual curiosity.​

This is a free event and for parents only.

For questions regarding this issue of The Spur, please contact Kellie Stender & Julie Wesley - Silver Spur 5th VP's Communications at silverspurpta5vp@gmail.com
Silver Spur Elementary PTA
5500 Ironwood Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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