Weekly Digest: February 15, 2017


11979386740106This Week:

Feb 17th and Feb 20th: NO SCHOOL
 (Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ day respectively)

Upcoming Dates:
Feb 22nd: Bike Rodeo 2017 (see below)
Feb 22nd – Mar 10th: Golden Sneaker Contest
Mar 11th
: Silent Auction, (See below)
Mar 23rdMath and Science Night (see below)
April 16: Jefferson Day at the A’s Game (see below)

Noteworthy News Below: 
– Giving Campaign
– Silent Auction
– Bike Rodeo 2017
– Golden Sneaker Contest
– Berkeley Chess Tournament
– Math and Science Night
– Jefferson Day at the A’s game, April 16 @1:05

GIVING CAMPAIGN – Thanks to those who have donated to the Giving Campaign.  You can continue to donate online on the PTA website, http://jefferson.berkeleypta.org/

SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction will take place this year on Saturday March 11th at 6:30pm at the Wooden Duck in Berkeley to all Jefferson families we are seeking volunteers for the Jefferson annual silent auction. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need volunteers to help make this a successful event. Everyone is welcome to volunteer. If you have 30 minutes or 1 hour per week we need your help. No time frame is too small to volunteer your time. For volunteer opportunities and more information please contact our silent auction coordinator Amaka at amakawatson@aol.com or call 510-823-4395.

Planning for Auction Meeting TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, 2/15 at 7:00, email vkratzer@yahoo.com for information

Bike Rodeo 2017:

FREE Safe Routes to Schools Student Bike Rodeo Coming to Jefferson Elementary

Wednesday, February 27

For students in grades K-5 in after school programs at Jefferson

Our team leads a fun-filled session of games and drills to teach bicycle skills. We’ll have a playful practice course and review skills for riding and walking safely.
Bikes and helmets provided, or bring your own! 

Skills Taught: 
• Performing a bicycle safety check 
• Fitting a helmet properly 
• Starting and stopping 
• Signaling and communicating 
• Scanning ahead 
• Checking over your shoulder 
• Avoiding obstacles 

for more information contact: Lauren Freels, Safe Routes Site Coordinator laileenf@gmail.com

Golden Sneaker 2017 Contest: 

Safe Routes Golden Sneaker Contest 
Lace up those shoes, dust off those bikes, or get ready to share your ride! The Safe Routes to Schools Pollution Solution 2017: Golden Sneaker Contest is coming to your school!

For 2 weeks from February 27nd to March 10th,  participating classrooms will be tracking and talking about the benefits of using active transportation – walking and rolling (biking, skateboarding or using a scooter) or shared transportation (riding the school bus, using public transportation and/or carpooling with other families) – to come to school. The classroom with the highest percentage of these healthy travel choices will win the Golden Sneaker Trophy and celebration.

The Golden Sneaker contest offers a chance for every student to participate. If you live too far from school to walk or roll you can always:
• Park a few blocks away and walk
• Meet up with friends who live close to school and walk as a group
• Start a carpool 

To find out more details or to get involved contact: Lauren Freels, Safe Routes Site Coordinator laileenf@gmail.com

El Concurso del Zapato Dorado

Amárrate bien las agujetas, quítale el polvo a tu bicicleta, o prepárate para compartir tu carro.  ¡La Solución contra la Contaminación del 2017: El Concurso del Zapato Dorado viene a tu escuela! Por dos semanas, del 27 de Febrero al 10 de Marzo, las clases que decidieron participar en el concurso comenzaran a apuntar y hablar de los beneficios de utilizar modos de transporte activo tal como caminar o ir en ruedas (bici, patineta, o patín),  transporte compartido (utilizando el autobús, BART, o compartiendo tu coche con otras familias) para ir de las escuelas.  La clase con el porcentaje más alto de estudiantes que utilice estos tipos de transportes ganara el Trofeo del Zapato Dorado. 

El concurso del zapato dorado ofrece la oportunidad para que cada estudiante participe. Si usted vive muy lejos de su escuela, y no puede caminar o ir en ruedas,  puede tratar las siguientes opciones:
• Estacionarse unas cuantas cuadras de la escuela y caminar. 
• Juntarse con amigos que vivan cerca de la escuela y caminar en grupo.
• Tratar de compartir su coche 

Para más detalles por favor comuníquese con: Lauren Freels, Coordinador de Rutas Seguras laileenf@gmail.com

Math and Science Night

Jefferson’s annual Math & Science Night will take place on Thursday, March 23 from 6-7:30PM. This fun-filled event gives kids (and adults!) a chance to try out some hands-on math and science activities. To help out with this great event, please email Jess at jessica.reich@yahoo.com

Jefferson Families & Friends! Come out to Jefferson Day at the Coliseum

A’s vs. Astros
April 16th @1:05pm

We have discount Field Level Tickets available.
$25 each (one ticket)
$20 each (two or more)

Tickets can be purchased in your classrooms until March 16th. Make checks payable to Jefferson PTA.
Tickets will be delivered before game day.

Jefferson Day @the Ballpark….Make the right call!