Volume 11, Issue 2                                                                           September 20, 2020
SAVE THE DATE


Local Holiday (No School)
Monday, 9/28

PTA Executive Board Meeting (Virtual)
Tues., 9/29

Yellow Ribbon Week ("Be Kind" Week)
Mon., 9/28 - Fri., 10/2

PTA/Booster General Meeting (Virtual)
Tues., 10/13




Useful Links
Aeries Parent Portal
Soleado Website
Smile Amazon


Questions or Comments:
Principal's Message
Soleado Families,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Please see below for some wonderful resources available from the Palos Verdes Library District. Additionally, we will be sharing more information soon about optional library book pick-up from our school library.

Palos Verdes Library District

Personal Library Cards for Students Under 14

PVLD’s official policy does not permit children under 14 to apply for a personal library card for themselves without signed approval from a parent or guardian. However, until the pandemic eases and PVLD is able to re-open its buildings safely to the public, we are relaxing the requirement for advanced written approval.
If students under 14 want their own card, they may get verbal permission from a parent or guardian to do so and use the link below to apply for a new card:
 
Online Registration for New Library Card
 
Once the library receives the online registration form, we will email an individual library card number and personal identification number (PIN) to the email address listed on the application within 48 hours.
In the future, after the library buildings re-open, we may then ask for a parent or guardian to contact us to provide official approval for the child’s card.
 
PVPUSD Student Success Card
 
For PVPUSD students who don’t have a personal library card and PIN — and who want to gain immediate access to our electronic resources only — PVLD has teamed with the school district to create a special, virtual library card that we call the Student Success Card.
 
The Student Success Card lets a student use his or her 6-digit PVPUSD student ID number (the "57" or "58" number) in conjunction with an 8-digit library prefix (29350888) to create a temporary library card number.
 
When using this special number to place a hold on or access an electronic resource, the user may be prompted by the system for a PIN. The student simply enters his or her birth date in the format “MMDD.” For example, if the birth date is August 15, he or she would enter “0815.”
 
The Student Success Card number is for access to online resources only — it will never allow a student to check out a physical item (book, DVD, video game, music CD, etc.) from the library.
 
For a detailed explanation of the Student Success Card, and some of the many resources available, click on this link.
 
For any questions about PVLD library card options and procedures, please call PVLD’s Young Readers department at 310-377-9584, ext. 600. Leave a message, and a librarian will get back to you shortly. Or you may contact us in writing at https://pvld.org/contact.

 
School Spirit Day

Wednesday is our School Spirit Day. This week’s theme:
Sports Day – What’s your favorite sport or favorite team? Wear your favorite sport or team’s jersey, hat or sweatshirt that shows you’re a fan of that team or sport.

 
PVPUSD Parent Resources

Visit this link for opportunities to participate in a PVPUSD Parent Education Series and a PVPUSD Parent Discussion Group.


Have a great week!

Michele Marcus 

 Soleado Suns are Kind, Respectful, and Responsible.

Booster & PTA News


Our next PTA/Booster General Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, October 13th via Zoom. Dr. Cherniss and a PVPUSD School Board member will be our guest speakers next month. If you have any questions for our guest speakers, please complete this form Questions for Dr. Cherniss by September 30th.
 
We have just hit 317 PTA members for our school! Thank you very much for your support. As an added benefit, PTA members will have access to our Soleado digital directory through MemberPlanet. Submit your directory information by Wednesday, 9/30, if you would like to be included in our digital directory. It’s not too late to purchase a PTA membership! Please help us reach our membership goal this year…we are so close! The link can be found here: 2020-2021 PTA Membership and Directory Information. - Debbie Choe (Soleado PTA President)




Welcome back Soleado Suns and THANK YOU for your generous contributions towards our ongoing Direct Drive campaign! 
This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 and we are quickly approaching that goal with $18,800 already raised! Please donate what you are able to and our entire student community will benefit from it. You may make a one-time donation or a monthly installment donation through this link at Booster Club Sign-up and Donations.
100% of your donation during Direct Drive goes towards funding programs at Soleado like Art at Your Fingertips, Virtual Field Trips, Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Technology, Classroom Supplies and Garden. We rely on your donations to cover many amazing programs that enhance the educational experience for all students. We sincerely thank you for your participation and truly appreciate your donations! - Sausan Khomusi (Booster Club President)







 Parent News




CALLING ALL PARENTS! We are still looking for ROOM PARENTS for the following Teachers & Grades: 
  • Shiohama - TK 
  • Turner - First Grade 
  • Rathman - Third Grade
  • Beall - 4th Grade
If you are a parent or know someone in any of these classes, please consider signing up to be a room parentThe following roles are needed in the classroom:
  • To communicate to parents via email (you will need to coordinate with the teacher on what to send and how often).
  • To organize teacher appreciation gifts (e.g., holidays, teacher birthday, teacher appreciation week).
  • To create a private Facebook group so that families can communicate with each other (with permission). 
​If you are interested or need more information, contact Caroline Hulbert (Room Parent Coordinator) at carolinedao@gmail.com.



Student News 

The PTA Reflections theme this year will be “I Matter Because...” (Click here to watch a video.).
This program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings, ideas and develop artistic literacy. All entries will be due Friday, October 16th. The PTA Reflections Arts Program will be completely digital this year, and we're excited to announce that the Soleado Elementary Reflections Gallery will join the online galleries of all the other PVPUSD schools for district-wide viewing. For information about how to enter your art into this year's Reflections program and to access the online entry form, please go to the PVP Council Reflections page, and for any further questions, contact Shannon Yoo or Deanna Ableser at soleadoreflections@gmail.com.
 


Support Soleado

FOR ALL YOUR SHOPPING, instead of going directly to Amazon.com go to smile.amazon.com and register to support Soleado Booster Club.


Please help Soleado earn money for our school and playground equipment. This year Box Tops for Educations will be collected virtually, simply download the Box Tops for Education app at https://www.boxtops4education.com/



If you have any questions please contact Wanling Chang of the Soleado TPA at wanling1201@gmail.com.



Shop at Ralphs/Krogers to help the Soleado Suns!!!


Question: How do I REGISTER my Ralphs Rewards Card to contribute to SOLEADO? 
Answer: Just go online at www.ralphs.com, click SIGN IN, click on MY ACCOUNT, click on COMMUNITY REWARDS, click on EDIT COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS, and then complete the information. Your account should show this:


Donation Summary
Status: Currently Enrolled
Organization Name: SOLEADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA
Enrollment Date: MM/DD/YY
Organization Number: XE141


You can always check your Status and Quarterly Contributions by logging into your account. An email will also be sent to you if you need to re-enroll and continue contributing to Soleado. 



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