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Volume 11, Issue 6                                                                             November 15, 2020

Scholastic Book Fair (Online)
NOW through Sunday, 11/22 
Square 1 Art 
TOMORROW, 11/16 

Wednesday, 11/18

Virtual Fall Assembly by Wilderness Classroom 
Wednesday, 11/18

JPA Teacher Luncheon
Wednesday, 11/18

Virtual Wine Tasting
Wednesday, 11/18
7 PM

Minimum Day
Friday, 11/20

Thanksgiving Break
Monday, 11/23 through Friday, 11/27

Useful Links
Aeries Parent Portal
Soleado Website

District Website

Questions or Comments:
Principal's Message
Soleado Families,

I’d like to share with you information about two different District events being offered in the next few weeks. 

PVPUSD Educational Webinar
SAVE THE DATE for our final Parent Education Webinar on Wednesday, December 2nd at 9am. Dr. Moe Gelbart will be discussing the topic, "Building Resilience and Paving a Path for Success: Tips for Elementary Parents". The event will be live streamed and recorded for parents to view at their convenience. The live stream can be viewed through this link.
Questions can be submitted to Dr. Gelbart in advance of the webinar through this link. The questions will be discussed during the Q&A session.  

PVPUSD The Parent Café: A Monthly One Hour Discussion Group
The next meeting is Monday, December 7th. Click on this link for more information. 

This Wednesday is Stuffed Animal Day – Bring your favorite stuffed animal to sit with you in the virtual classroom! 

Please remember that Friday, November 20 is a Minimum Day. Instruction for both the AM and PM Cohorts will be from 8:30-11:15 AM.

Have a great week!
Michele Marcus 
 Soleado Suns are Kind, Respectful, and Responsible.

PTA News
Soleado PTA Straw Ballot for 2021-22 Executive Board Nominations
We are looking for people to join our team for 2021-2022! Please submit your nominations by January 15, 2021 using the online Soleado PTA Straw Ballot

Bylaw Changes
The following link includes all proposed amendments from the PTA Bylaws Committee. This serves as our 30-day notice to the Association. Click here for the "Notice of Bylaw Changes". 

If you have not yet become a PTA member, it’s not too late! The link can be found here: 2020-2021 PTA Membership and Directory Information. - Debbie Choe, Soleado PTA President

 Booster & Parent News


​The holidays is just around the corner and our annual Scholastic Book Fair has got you covered!
Shop NOW through November 22nd from the comfort and safety of your home while supporting our school.
All book orders over $25 qualify for FREE shipping. CHECKOUT our official Soleado Book Fair Website through this link.

Square 1 Art Fundraiser (Extended)
Your Child's Art Makes the Perfect Gift! Soleado Booster Club is excited to partner with Square 1 Art to celebrate creativity and raise funds for our school! This year, Square 1 Art is celebrating 20 years of helping schools raise funds through the visual arts.

Wouldn't you love to share your child's artwork with family and friends? The Square 1 Art fundraiser provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order profits your school.

Your 4 Simple Steps:
  1. Your child creates art. Art Creation instructions and art/order deadlines will be provided by your Square 1 Art coordinator/teacher.
  2. Take a photo of your child's art with your phone or tablet.
  3. Upload the art online at
  4. You may then begin to shop for keepsakes! 
Together, we can help support the school, and create keepsake memories of your child's art to enjoy for years!

Submit Art By: TOMORROW, November 16* (* Square 1 Art, in this unprecedented time, decided to extend the upload artwork deadline.)
Parent Order By: TOMORROW, November 16

Any questions, please contact Sausan Khomusi by email at or check out the Square 1 product page through this link

Virtual Wine Tasting partnering with One Hope Wine 

Join us this Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm for an exciting virtual wine tasting fundraiser partnering with One Hope Wine! Click on this Virtual Wine Tasting Flyer for more details. Wine Tasting Package is priced at $85.00 which includes a bottle of Chardonnay, a bottle of Red Blend, and a mini bottle of Sparkling Brut.

You can also purchase One Hope Wine for the upcoming holidays and 10% will be donated back to the Soleado Booster Club. Click on this 10% Sip and Shop Flyer). 

Please join us for the Family Dine Outside/Take Home at Joey's Smokin' BBQ on December 8th, 9th and 10th, 2020. Look for details in the next Soleado Sunblast!


We are happy announce that AAYF is starting soon! 

The focus this year is on Back to Basics - "Elements of Art". Our fist lesson "Apple for the Teacher" will be taught in the next two weeks. 

Here is the schedule: 

TK & K - Wednesday, 11/18 at 8:45-10:00
1st - Wednesday, 11/18 at 10:00-11:15
3rd - Tuesday, 12/1 at 8:45-10:00
4th - Wednesday, 12/2 at 8:45-10:00
5th - Thursday, 12/3 at 10:00-11:15 

We are still looking for a docent to teach 2nd grade. Please email AAYF Chair, Deepa Vemparala at if you're interested or have any questions.

The lessons will be taught online by a docent to the entire grade which includes DLA and Hybrid students. Please have these supplies needed for this lesson ready: 
  • White sheet of paper - Cardstock or Drawing Paper
  • Pencil & Eraser 
  • Black Sharpie/Felt Tip Pen/Ball Point Pen 
  • Optional - Watercolor, Crayons, or Colored Pencils 

Student News 

Reflections Winners
Congratulations to our Soleado Suns that participated in this year's Reflections Art Contest! 
Everyone did such a great job. Click on this link to view the PVPUSD All-School Reflections Gallery. And this is the link for our school's specific gallery.

Below is a list of all the winners from this year's contest. The 1st place winners in each category will go on to compete against other schools in our district. All participants will receive a certificate and participation prize which will be available to pick up in the office after Wednesday, November 18th.   

Primary Visual Arts
1st Place - Benjamin Y (1st grade)
2nd Place - Lucas C (1st grade)
3rd Place - Vincent S (2nd grade)

Intermediate Visual Arts
1st Place - Nana M (3rd grade)
2nd Place - Grace A (5th grade)
3rd Place - Kenna W (4th grade)

Primary Photography
1st Place - Jeremy F (2nd grade)
2nd Place - Logan D (2nd grade)
3rd Place - Nathan T (2nd grade)

Intermediate Photography
1st Place - Grace A (5th grade)

Primary Literature
1st Place - Aerich L (2nd grade)
2nd Place - Kaito M (1st grade)
3rd Place - Landon U (2nd grade)

Intermediate Literature
1st Place - Grace A (5th grade)
2nd Place - Kanaiya P (4th grade)
3rd Place - Evalyn Y (5th grade)

Primary Music Composition
1st Place - Aerich L (2nd grade)
2nd Place - Oliver D (1st grade)
3rd Place - Anya S (2nd grade)

Intermediate Music Composition
1st Place - Grace A (5th grade)
2nd Place - Gavin D (4th grade)
3rd Place - Liam S (3rd grade)

Primary Dance Choreography
1st Place - Miley J (2nd grade)
2nd Place - Jolie T (1st grade)
3rd Place - Claire L (2nd grade)

Intermediate Dance Choreography
1st Place - Grace A (5th grade)

Primary Film Production
1st Place - Alexander S (1st grade)
2nd Place - Adelina L (1st grade)

Intermediate Film Production
1st Place - Tara E (3rd grade)
2nd Place - Nicholas C (3rd grade)

Water Replenishment District (WRD) Student Art Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDED
They extended the contest deadline to TODAY, NOVEMBER 15th until 11:59 PMPrizes include an Amazon Fire Tablet and the student's artwork published in the 2021 Water Awareness Calendar! 
Click on this link for more information if you are interested to join. 

Support Soleado

Soleado Spirit Wear Now Available

We currently have t-shirts (short sleeve and long sleeve), sweatshirts and socks for sale at: Memberplanet Spirit Wear link. Spirit wear will be available for contactless pick up once every 2 weeks outside the Soleado office. Contact for any questions.

FOR ALL YOUR ONLINE SHOPPING, instead of going directly to go to 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

If you have any questions please contact Wanling Chang of the Soleado TPA at

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, 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
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. 

FREE CAR WASH Torrance Car Wash is having a Grand Reopening! It is owned by one of our Soleado families. Click on this flyer for more details. Go & support our local businesses.

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27800 Longhill Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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