Weekly Digest: 19th April, 2007

Upcoming Events:
April 20th: 8:15 – Mayfair kick-off meeting; 9:00: Fire Drill; 6-8 p.m.: PTA General Meeting: Budget and PTA nominations (see below)
April 21st
: Earth Day Activities (see below)
April 22nd:
Kids Care Event (see below); Berkeley Elementary School Chess Tournament (see below)

Noteworthy News Below: 
– Mayfair kick off meeting
– Mocktails and hors d’ouvres
– Giving Campaign
– Earth Day Activities
– Berkeley Chess Tournament 
– Kids Care Event
Mayfair Raffles Sale Help!! 
– Incoming TK group forming!


Mayfair Kick-Off Meeting

Thursday, 4/20 at 8:15 at the Little yard on the Playground. Look for Kim Winkleman and Mary Leichliter. We need you to help make the Mayfair a success.

Join us over mocktails and hor d’ouevres as we present for approval our PTA Budget and PTA Nominations for the PTA Board for next year.

Principal Mary Cazden also to speak on school updates.

Childcare provided.

APRIL 20th, THURSDAY, 6 -8 pm

RSVP not necessary but is useful for preparation of food and staff.

Please RSVP: Jill Loman 510-520-3803jvloman@hotmail.com

THANKS and Hope to see you there!


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/


Earth Day Activities

Hello Jefferson families!  The Green Team will be facilitating an Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 21st, with eco-friendly yard activities during morning and afternoon recesses (see below for more details).  We are collecting USED CDs (old CDs that you no longer listen to, scratched/broken, or any kind of used CD that you no longer want) for a upcycled CD art project and are placing a collection box outside the school office.  We are also seeking PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS to help out with the yard activities – please contact Lori Hess at loribhess@aol.com if you are able to help out.  We need parent/guardian help at two slots: 9:25 to 10:20 and 11:25 to 12:40 on Friday 4/21.

Here are some more details about Jefferson’s Earth Day celebration:

Walk and Roll to school: Celebrate Earth Day and reduce pollution by Walking or Rolling to school on Friday 4/21!  Leave your car at home, leave extra time to park a few blocks away, or carpool with friends.  Parents, please stay for a few minutes to join us for coffee (bring your own mug to reduce waste!) and participate in creating an Earth Day mural.
Earth Day activities: Join the Green Team at morning and afternoon recess on Friday 4/21 for eco-friendly activities including recycle relay race, upcycled CD art, planting (if your succulent from last year’s earth day is outgrowing its cereal bowl planter and you would like to plant it at school, please bring it in), Kids4PlanetEarth letter-writing campaign and more!  We are collecting old/used CDs (collection box outside school office) and seeking parent volunteers (shifts are 9:15 – 10:45 or 11:15 – 12:45) – please contact loribhess@aol.com if you are able to help out!
Zero waste lunch: If you pack a lunch, make it zero waste for Earth Day!  Pack food in reusable containers, use a cloth napkin and reusable utensils, and put it all in a reusable lunch bag/box.  You will make the earth happy!
Shoreline cleanup: Join other Jefferson families at the Shorebird Park Nature Center at the Berkeley Marina at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday 4/22 to learn about the impact plastic is having on our environment and help clean up our shoreline. For more info and to preregister, go to http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/shorelinecleanup/or call 510-981-6720.
EarthCapades: Join us for the entertaining Waste Reduction Production assembly on Tuesday 5/2 at 8:45 a.m.!

Thank you,
The Green Team

Kids Care Event April 22nd

Stay tuned for details about our upcoming Kids Care! events:

Saturday 4/22, 10:30-12 – Earth Day with East Bay Regional Parks, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

May [exact date TBD] – snacks and singing at Challengers game (Challengers is division of Little League for children with physical and mental challenges).

Questions? Contact Kellieapplen@gmail.com for more information or visit berkeleykidscare.com.

The Berkeley Elementary School Chess Tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled because of a location change.

The New Date and Location: April 22 10am-5pm

Berkeley Arts Magnet School, 2015 Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

Parents interested in registering their kids can click HERE for more information about registering. If you are interested in talking to a Jefferson Parent about the tournament, contact Ellen Rigsby (emrigsby@gmail.com)

MayFair Raffle Tickets!  And Volunteer Information

Mayfair 2017 – Our School ROCKS!

Mayfair is coming—our annual spring carnival! Come out to join the party May 21, 11am-3pm. Dress as your favorite rock, rap, hip-hop or other musical celebrity! Games, food, entertainment, and the raffle with all the great prizes!
We need lots of help to make Mayfair happen. It’s an all-hands-on-deck affair! Please consider how you can help out and sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084baaae23a0f85-2017.
There are prizes for top ticket sellers and the class with the greatest participation (even one ticket counts!!) will earn a pizza party!
Thank you for supporting Jefferson school!

We are also looking for volunteers to help with some of the events that happen at May Fair. Have stuff? We need:
–3 Canopies
Have time? We need help with:
Help with set-up
Help with clean-up
A Cake Walk coordinator
An Entertainment Coordinator
A Food Donation Coordinator (some work already done)
Food Prep Coordinator (some work already set up)
Games Coordinator (classroom assignments already made)
P.A. Coordinator
Prizes Coordinator
Publicity/poster coordinator
Ticket/ Prize Donation Coordinators (2)

 MayFair Raffles Sale Help

Calling all second grade families!

We’re inviting you to help sell raffle tickets!

Thursday (4/20) at Cheeseboard from 5:30-7pm

Saturday (4/22) and Sunday (4/23) at Monterey Market between 10am-2pm

This is a fun way to get together with friends and classmates to sell more raffle tickets to support Jefferson school. Shifts are approximately 90 minutes and all supplies will be provided for you.

Incoming TK student?

Hi Jefferson families,

Do you have an incoming TK student? Let’s get in touch! Curious to know who is going to what campus and how Jefferson families can support each other.

I have heard from last year’s families that you can request bus service from Jefferson, but need to start asking around now.

Email me and I will put together a group for us: amanda.vonmoos@gmail.com