February 2020

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FEB. 4th:
APEX Fun Run Pep Rally

FEB. 7th:
Sweetheart Dance

FEB. 11th:
PTA Meeting

FEB. 13th:
APEX Fun Run

FEB. 17th:
President's Day
No School

FEB. 24th:
MOD Pizza Night

3rd grade

FEB. 28th:

All Pro Dads

March 10th:
PTA Meeting
Comedy & Magic Club

5th grade

March 12th:
Minimum Day
Spring Conferences

March 16th:
MOD Pizza Night

4th grade

March 27th:
5th Grade Science Fair
​Minimum Day

March 30th - April 3rd:
Spring Break
No School

A big Thank you to Allison Young and Valorie Rudy for heading up our community outreach program during the holidays, Pajama & Books Program.

Thank you to our Gifting Chair, Julie Wesley as well as committee members, Sarah Meagher, Erin Grannis, Victoria Malony, Lisa Boyd, Kristen Kouzmanoff, Kelly Demko, Melissa Willis, Tracey Lee, Courtney Klink and Marta Jevenois.

Thank you to Vicky Kuo and Alexis de-Rosenroll-Kim for bringing such exciting presenters for our Science Lunch Bunch.

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!

•  Sweetheart Dance  •
Friday, February 7th

Evening - MPR

Join us for Silver Spur’s 3rd Annual
​Sweetheart Dance!

Students can bring a loved one (mother, father, grandparent, etc) for a fun evening of dancing, sweet treats, and fun Valentine activities! 

Free to all Silver Spur families generously hosted by the Silver Spur PTA. An adult must accompany their child(ren) to the dance - no drop-offs please. 

Student council will be selling sunglasses, necklaces, and bracelets at the sweetheart dance for $1-2. All proceeds will go towards purchasing first-aid kits for all classrooms. What a SWEET way to support our school! ❤️ 

​•  PTA General Meeting  •
Tuesday, February 11th
8:30am - MPR

​​Please join us for a cup of coffee!
We will have a special guest speaker, Trista Ramirez, Ed.D. Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Support.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!  

​•  Fun Run
​Thursday, Feb 13th

10:55 AM - TK/Kinder/1st grades
1:05 PM - 2nd/3rd grades
2:15 PM 4th/5th grades

Apex Fun Run is an interactive program that helps promote leadership, good character and fitness while raising money for our school.

We need volunteers on race day. Please sign up to help!
Come out and support our runners!

​•  All Pro Dads •
Friday, February 28th
7:30am - MPR

All students are encouraged to bring their dad, stepdad, or other male figure in their life.  This program encourages discussion with dads and their kids on relevant topics.  This is only 45 minutes, so please try to find the time to attend.  There will be a light breakfast and prizes too!  We look forward to seeing all the Silver Spur Dads and their kids there!! 

•  MOD Pizza Fundraiser for 3rd grade  •
Monday, February 24th

Third Graders...it's your night!  
Come support your school and enjoy a great meal!  

Silver Spur families are welcome to dine ALL DAY.

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

It's easy, just let your server know and write Silver Spur when you sign your bill!

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

•  Comedy & Magic Club Fundraiser for 
Fifth Grade Fun Day

Tuesday, March 10th

Share a memorable, fun-filled night of laughter and magic while supporting Fifth Grade Fun Day at the

1018 Hermosa Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Doors open at 6:30pm 
Must be seated by 7:30pm
(seating is first come first serve)

$20 per ticket - All twenty dollars supports FGFD!!
(two menu item minimum)

Deadline to purchase tickets is February 28th

Please contact Julie Hickman for tickets
 720-291-9444 or jjhickman3@gmail.com

​•  Silver Spur PTA Executive Board Nominations  •

WE WANT YOU...to become a PTA Officer!

The Silver Spur PTA nominating committee is now accepting nominations for next year’s officers of the 2020-2021 school year!

The online ballot lists the positions on our PTA Executive Board.

Please complete the online straw ballot, no later than February 12th.
Self nominations are welcome!
If you have questions about any of the positions, please contact Jennifer Cox at silverspurptaparl@gmail.com

​•  PVP Council of PTAs News  •

2020 Honorary Service Award Nominations
for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Council of PTAs

Honorary Service Awards (HSA) are available to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations who exemplify the best in volunteering to the well-being of children, youth or families in this community. The nominee does not have to hold a PTA position or have to be an official member of this body. The completed nominations forms will be submitted to the PVP Council of PTAs HSA committee by no later than February 19, 2020, to be considered for an award. The nomination form should describe in detail the service for which the individual or organization is being nominated. 

Click here for the link to the nomination form.

THANK YOU!....to all the generous parents of Silver Spur Elementary who participated in the Skechers Run last October. The final fundraising numbers are in and PEF is proud to announce it will receive a check amounting to $257,052, which is $17K more than last year. Thanks to your generous donations, PEF exceeded their goal and raised the highest amount of all the past 10 years! Thank you again  to everyone who donated! 

As parents in the Palos Verdes Unified School District, we are facing an important moment for our students and our community.  On March 3rd, all cities in Palos Verdes will have the opportunity to vote YES to updating every school in the district - schools that attract young families and make our community a great place to live in, despite the fact that the average school building is 60 years old.

Because our district receives a below-average portion of state funding, our facilities are already behind those in neighboring districts - districts where communities pass bonds. This bond will keep funds 100% local, with a local independent commission ensuring the funds are spent to meet earthquake standards, update fire security systems, and increase access to safe drinking water, among other improvements.  Here, at Silver Spur, obtaining air conditioning in the MPR and upgraded playground will be the start. We urge all Silver Spur parents to vote YES on Measure PV.  Our young children will benefit for years if we show up for them on March 3rd.

* February 18 - Voter Registration Closes
* March 3 - Election Day

For questions regarding this issue of The Spur, please contact Portia Bhattarai & Camela Mong - 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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