1 what You Should Know This THE INFORMER . Important Upcoming May 19, 2015. Events Dear Families, Enrichment VPs Still Needed This is the second year that we have focused on math fact fluency as a School wide goal. More than 80% of students have made clear to high growth in this area. We learned that Watch our students had minimal 'summer lag' and quickly recouped their fluency in the fall. Thanks for Supporting the Play! Those who practiced during the summer had no loss of skills and had a solid foundation for new learning. To keep or grow your child's skills, grab a deck of playing cards and Last Brown Bag play some of the simple games (attached). Thanks to your generosity through the PTSA, Lunch of the Year our students can keep their math skills sharp by accessing Dreambox and Mathletics through July. Many also have accounts for XtraMath. I encourage you to take advantage of Math Olympiad these resources for a few minutes every day, all summer long. Junk in Your Trunk Heather Sale Thank You Lake WA.
2 Food Services &. Sodexo Important Upcoming Events Islandwood Through May 19 - 3rd Grade Swim Fundraising Update May 22 - NO School - LEAP day May 25 - NO School - Memorial Day Community Outreach May 28 - PTSA Board Transition Dinner 7-9pm (Board Members). May 30 - Junk in your Trunk Rummage Sale (Parking Lot, 4th Grade Islandwood Herbicide Free Fundraising). Green Team Updates June 5 - Field Day June 8 - Spring Event 6-8pm (Food, Fun, Islandwood Fundraising & PTSA awards @ 7). Box Tops June 10 - Memory Books Distributed at School ! June 12 - Kickball Game Teachers vs. 5th Graders! Process for Fall June 16 - 5th Grade Celebration Volunteering June 17 - LAST DAY OF School ! Thoreau New Student Play Dates PTSA Member Field Day Is Coming On June 5th! Benefits = Summer Discounts! Field day is fast approaching and we need your help! This is a fun end-of-the-year activity for all our students, but we need many volunteers to make it happen. There are two Transitioning Juanita sessions (morning and afternoon).
3 Sign up for one or both. Come to the gym to get your Students assignments. Be prepared to help where you are needed and be flexible. Thoreau and Juanita To volunteer, you must have filled out a LWSD Volunteer form. Forms are available in the Student Lunch office or online. This year we will be signing up through volunteer spot. The link Account News is Lil' Rebs Soccer Thanks for helping! Any questions? Please contact Denise Ghilarducci Camp at or Kathy Dimitriou at Box Tops **Each session includes time for set-up and clean-up. Note that the morning session is a Free Dental Services longer time commitment of two sessions. Please be able to stay for all of it. Shop & Earn School Dollars Morning Session 1&2. 9:10am-12:00pm. Volunteer Opportunity (Session 1- grades K-1, and Session 2- grades 2-3). Because We Care Afternoon Session 1:20-3:00pm. (Grades 4-5). Helpful School Websites Two Enrichment VP's Still Needed We are still seeking a team of 2 parents to take over the Enrichment Co-VP positions on Quick Links the PTSA Board.
4 Carl Sandburg Please contact me at if you have questions about the Website position, and please be aware that the position has been dramatically streamlined over the past few years. Committees are in place that handle a majority of the events falling under PTSA on Facebook Enrichment. Online Directory We need volunteers to keep School enrichment programs going. Thanks! Janene Watch (Dads of Great Students). Launching this Fall! There will be a table set up at the Spring Event (June 8th) with information about this male- volunteer program we'll be implementing this Fall. Please stop by to hear all about it. I'm very excited to invite the great fathers in our School community to get into the classrooms and watch their kids in action. Janene Roudebush Thanks for Supporting the School Play! A huge thank you to all our "fans" who came out to support our amazing actors in "Snow White in the Black Forest" this past weekend. All -3- shows were packed with our awesome School community, family and friends.
5 The Producers want to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Frazier & her team for supporting this awesome enrichment program. If you see any of the actors this week, give them a High Five for their outstanding performances! Of course, we also thank the MANY. parent volunteers and student stage managers who made this whole adventure a success. To our fabulous Directors (Mary & David) and our other Studio East partners (Marty, Eric, Christine, Kris), you are all amazing! Many thanks to the local businesses in the community who donated in some capacity to our play, including: Dr. Michelle Neal, Menchies, Plaza Garcia, Cafe Veloce, Brix, Tipsy Cow, American Rainworks LLC & CWP Contracting. Hope you all enjoyed the show! Amy, Bobbi & Julieanne Last Brown Bag Lunch of the Year! what : Legislative Update Brown Bag - provided by LWPTSA Council When: Thursday, May 21, 12-1:15pm Where: Lake Washington Resource Center Come hear about state and local politics! Click here for the May Brown Bag flyer.
6 - Joseph O'Sullivan will discuss how the state legislative session has developed and what to expect next. - Frank Ordway will talk about education policy from the session and what fully funding education might look like. - Jane Wither will discuss the two ballot measures the City of Redmond will have on the 8/4. primary, with specific focus on how these measures will impact LWSD families & current safety outreach programs in our schools. Math Olympiad Parent Meeting On May 21st @ 6:00, there will be a meeting (in the library) for upcoming 5th grade parents to discuss the Math Olympiad program for interested students next year. Christina Olson, who led the program this year, will be there to answer your questions. The club meets once a week before School , from October until the end of March. We hope you can make it; previous students who have participated love the program! Goals for Math Olympians: To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics To introduce important Mathematical concepts To teach major strategies for problem solving To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems To strengthen Mathematical intuition To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges.
7 If you are a parent the love math please consider teaching the class. The more parent support we have the better the program will be. Any question please contact Meytal Shalom - Carl Sandburg "Junk in Your Trunk" Sale May 30th, from 9:00 to 12:00 PM, Carl Sandburg will be hosting a JUNK SALE. This is a fun and easy way to clear out some of your gently used "stuff" and help the 5th graders raise money for the IslandWood fundraiser. It's easy! Just fill your trunk, bring it to the Carl Sandburg parking lot, price your items between $.25-$5, and have a good time getting rid of the things you no longer want. All the proceeds will go toward the 5th Graders Islandwood trip. To make it even more fun, decorate your car to win prizes. Don't have anything to sell? That's ok! Come browse and shop! Rain or shine! Interested in reserving your parking spot? Register soon as spots will fill quickly and space is limited. For questions and/or to resister contact Janna Fornia at See you May 30th!
8 Say Thank You! Say thanks to a teacher and Target will give $25 to their School . This means free money for Carl Sandburg! Target will write a check out to Sandburg for up to $25,000!!! All you have to do is go to and log in using your Facebook account. Follow the links and instructions to select Carl Sandburg from the provided list of eligible schools, and create and submit a thank you message to a teacher at Sandburg. There is a limit of one (1) Donation per Facebook ID during the Promotion Period; however, you may submit an unlimited number of Messages. Your message may contain a photo or video, but is limited to 140 characters and photos and videos are limited to a maximum size of 100 MB. Target is donating a maximum of $5. million ($25,000 per School ) during the promotion period. This is a great way to say thank you to the wonderful teachers we have at Carl Sandburg, as well as getting some free cash! Offer runs from May 14, 2015 to June 15, 2015 or until the total donation total hits $5.
9 Million. Say thanks now and help Sandburg out! Thank You to Lake Washington Food Services & Sodexo! The A-Z Healthy Salad Bar was a fantastic event thanks to the generosity of LW Food Services and Sodexo! Fruits and vegetables for every letter of the alphabet were offered on a long table during every lunch time. Students got to try things like apricots, quince, xigua, and zucchini! Thank you to parent volunteers, Carly Oberg and Shuko Mantooth and a special thanks to our IA's and to Julie Lingard in the kitchen for their support as we brought extra excitement in the lunchroom! Islandwood Fundraising Update Sandburg and DCS parents have formed a committee to raise funds for next year's trip to Islandwood! We have a couple events coming up, and we would love your help. We will be running a "junk in your trunk" tag sale in the parking lot the last weekend in May, and adding some fun to the Sandburg end-of-year event in June (not quite a carnival, but more than just a bbq).
10 Please contact Kristen Dorwin if you have questions or would like to help! Community Outreach The End Summer Hunger coin drive begins this Wednesday, May 20th and will continue through Wednesday, June 10th. Please look for collection bags to come home on Tuesday, May 19th. Email Kelly Wasdin at with any questions. Thank you! Herbicide Free News Did you know that Sandburg/Discovery Community School grounds have held Herbicide Free status since 1999? It's true! We are a model for other schools to follow, but we need YOU to help keep us strong!! Remember our next Herbicide Free Work Party coming up on Sunday May 31, 11:00 - - 1:00 ! Bring a friend to chat and work with while you help keep our School free of herbicides and safe for our children & wildlife. There are a LOT of weeds out there, and we need many hands to keep this program going strong into the future! Kids can come to weed a little and play a little. There will be snacks, drinks and yard waste bags available.