June 2019


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June 3rd
Talent Show

June 4th:
Last PTA meeting of the school year

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

June 6th:
Minimum Day
Last day of school

August
15th:
​Silver Spur Office opens and will start accepting district registration forms

August 28th:
First Day of School - 
MINIMUM DAY!



Thank you to Jasmine Arjasbi for coordinating the teacher movie night along with all of the teachers who participated. 




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!!
​Remember to collect during the Summer!

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.  Thank you for supporting Silver Spur!








As the school year comes to an end, I want to thank you all for your time, dedication and support. Silver Spur would not be the place it is without all of us sharing the same goal - to make it the best school and community for our children. It has been an honor to lead the PTA this year. Have a wonderful summer and see you in August!

Best,
Courtney Klink 


 

 Silver Spur Spelling Bee 2019  •

 
Congratulations to our Winners!  
3rd Grade

Ashley Wills (1st place)
Liam O'Neill (2nd place)
Riley Meagher (3rd place)
 

4th Grade
Kizuna Nakamura (1st place)
Kiana Gomez (2nd place)
Velan Anthony (3rd place)

 
5th Grade
Zachary Shen (1st place)
Hannah Joo (2nd place)
Felix Pope (3rd place)

 

Congratulations to our Finalists!  


3rd Grade
Emma Dumars, Zachary Goodman, Justin Gray, Spencer Hinyub, Cian Kelly, Cady Klink, Kara LaMori, Lily Nguyen, and Logan Zhang

4th Grade
Charlie Hoye, Chloe Kim, Cooper Sheriff, Paige Tydlaska, Everly Valezquez, and Saule Vitkus

5th Grade

Zach Chen, Leila Gheysar, Gen Ogami, Ashlyn Okada, Milo Rynearson, and Simond Vuong
            


Thank you to our amazing judges
Ms. Sherry Uzel and Ms. Patty Kurlak​



Thank you to all of our Teachers for their support of the Spelling Bee.




•  Last Day of School Assembly  •
Thursday, June 6th - 8:30am, MPR



Parents are welcome to join us on the last day of school for our annual Scoot-Back Ceremony beginning at 8:30am in the MPR.  Come watch the fun as your child scoots into their new grade!!

Also, the students will be treated to an assembly performance: TNT Dunk Squad



Happy Last Day of School!!!




•  With Thanks  • 

Honorary Service Award Luncheon Thanks:
We would like to thank our HSA Award Committee for an outstanding job in facilitating this year's selection process of honorees.  Silver Spur thanks HSA Chairs Julie Hickman and Kelly Demko along with their committee members Janis Ahlgren, Marta Jevenois-Richardson, Jane Horn, Kellie Stender, Courtney Klink and Amy Roche.  

Thank you to all of the eloquent presenters. Special thanks to Jennifer Cox for her help setting up, Holly Koch for her design expertise and program creation and 2nd grade mom Kit Wertz from Flower Duet for the beautiful arrangements. Finally, thank you to our Luncheon Chairs Tracey Lee and Megan Nicholls for making it a Magical day.


Science Expo Thanks:
Thank you to the dedicated Science Expo Chairs Clara Brevig, Camela Jiang, Nermina Rucic-O'Neill and Kiki Shimizu.

Thank you to the parent volunteers: Camela Jiang, Nermina Rucic-O'Neill, Kiki Shimizu, Sara LeGallo, Vanesa Fernandez, Julie Vigil, Liz Forte, Fernanda Westman, Gisela Pena, Denise Chiu, Mary Ann Vu,  Nathalia Cressey, Judith Gheysar, Echo Willis, Portia Bhattarai, Colleen Kan, Michelle Fajardo, Brian O'Neill, Chris Endi, Robert Snodgrass, Daniel Randig, Jen Prindle, Shaida Gomez, Heather Elkin and Jennifer Abelev.

Thank you to our staff volunteers: Janis Alhgren and Sal Saccomanno and all of the student presenters.


Spelling Bee Thanks:
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to all of the busy-BEES who helped with this year’s Spelling Bee: 

Our Buzz-Worthy Chairs - Jane Horn, Jen Yakubik and Holly Gardner

Our Dedicated Classroom Volunteers - Lindsay Johnson, Courtney Klink, Ninon Lee, Annette Lindquist, Gina McDuffie, Rachel Nguyen, Kei Ogami, Jeanette O'Toole, ​Michelle Rappaport, Kim Reddy, Kathy Rodriguez, Lauren Sherry, Margaret Sipes, Nikki Stark, and Kellie Stender.



International Week Thanks:
An extra-special thanks to Nathalia Cressey, Liz Forte, Gisela Pena, Stacey and Drew Tyler, Vanessa Fernandez and Marta Jevenois-Richardson for organizing a fantastic and informative week! Plus, a huge thank you to our presenters for International Week.  They did an AMAZING job with their presentations!!!

Armenia - Ounanian Family
Vietnam - Betty Abe
Uruguay - Nathalia Cressey
Columbia - Forte Family
England - Warner Family
Sweden - Clara Morris






•  Silver Spur Scholarship Winners  •





The two $1000 scholarship winners are:




Erin O'Connor (Palos Verdes High School)
She will be attending Arizona State University,
Barrett Honors College.


​​
Patrick Woodland (Peninsula High School)
He will be attending University of Colorado Boulder.


Both students attended Silver Spur from Kinder to 5th grade and graduated in 2012. 

Winners were determined by the scholarship committee; based on applicants’ academic success, school involvement, leadership, community service and an essay on how Silver Spur impacted their path through high school.


Congratulations and best of luck at college!


 Summer Reading Counts 
June 10th - August 27th


Link to Flyer with Details





•  Silver Spur Registration 2019-2020  •



Silver Spur will not be holding a(n) Registration/Open House as we have in years past. Information regarding District Forms and our PTA packet will be forth coming in August. Check the district website for further information.  
Please turn in all district forms into the school office starting August 15th. Don't worry if you are out of town before school starts, you may also turn in the forms on the first day of school. 



•  Reflections 2019-2020  •




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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