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Squirrel Squad News - September 2022

Updated: Oct 20

Check out our latest PTA newsletter for updates on After-School Enrichment, Picture Day, Curriculum Night and SEL Night, and more! Squirrel Squad News - All the Nuts Fit to Gather September 2022

Happy start to the school year, Squirrels! โœ๏ธ+๐Ÿ“š+๐Ÿฟ๏ธ = ๐ŸŽ‰ Great to see so many smiling faces at our annual Ice Cream Social on Monday! Much thanks again to Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery for all the delicious flavors, and for all the teachers, families, and community members that came out and celebrated together.

Upcoming Calendar โ€ข 9/23 Fri - Enrichment Class Signups Due - Deadline for priority in signing up your child for after-school enrichment classes this fall. Classes can fill quickly so please return your take-home signup sheet as soon as possible. You can also sign up online! More info below.

โ€ข 9/23 Fri - Squirrel Gear Orders Due - If you're interested in buying new Squirrel Gear this fall, please return your take-home flyer by Friday, so we can get our order in on time. Download the order form. โ€ข 9/30 Fri - Welcome Back Potluck for Teachers - Join with fellow families and drop off a dish or treat for a fun Welcome Back Our Teachers potluck lunch. โ€ข 10/3 Mon - Picture Day! (Individual) - Make sure your squirrel is looking their best this Monday as Yuen Lui returns to take student portraits for keepsakes and yearbooks. More info below. Download Paper Order Form or Pre-Order Online. โ€ข 10/13 Thurs - Curriculum Night and SEL Night (6:00-7:30pm) - Tour your school, visit your child's classroom, ask questions of your child's teacher, learn about our new math curriculum, meet specialists, and much more! ๐Ÿ•Pizza and child care (movie in cafeteria) provided!

After-school Enrichment Classes for Fall: New! > Sign up online!

Squirrel Chess Club (Grades K-5) - Tuesdays, 2:25-4:00pm Every Tuesday after school, 10 week session Your Sand Point Elementary PTA is very excited to welcome National Chess coach level IV Charles A. Smith to be the lead instructor for our new Squirrel Chess Club on Tuesday afternoons this fall. Cost: $200 per student, scholarships available

Intro to Mode Music / Sing Along (Grades K-2) - Wednesdays, 1:10-2:40pm Every Wednesday after school, 10 week session Using the songs of kid-friendly artists like Caspar Babypants, popular songs of yesterday and today, and campfire sing-alongs, we will discover the foundations of rhythm, song structure, lyrics and melody. Cost: $250 per student, scholarships available

Story Drama (Grades K-2) - Wednesdays, 2:45-4:15pm Every Wednesday after school, 10 week session In the Story Drama series, students will use works by popular childrenโ€™s authors like Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle to explore the fundamentals of story-telling and work together to bring those stories to life. Cost: $250 per student, scholarships available

Harry Potter Scene Study (Grades 3-5) - Wednesdays, 1:10-2:40pm Every Wednesday after school, 10 week session This class is a hit with avid Harry Potter fans and muggles alike! We will dive into the world of witchcraft and wizardry, studying scenes from the movies and books as well as working together to create an original play set in the Harry Potter universe. Cost: $250 per student, scholarships available

Rock Band (Grades 3-5) - Wednesdays, 2:45-4:15pm Every Wednesday after school, 10 week session Students will come together using their voices and various instruments to form their very own rock band in this hands-on, collaborative music experience. Together, we will learn the fundamentals of music theory and use those tools to rehearse cover songs and begin writing songs of our own! Cost: $250 per student, scholarships available

Spanish Through Music (Grades k-5) - Thursdays, 2:25-4:00pm Every Thursday after school, 10 week session Children will be introduced to the rich Spanish language and a music culture based on community values, festive spirit, curiosity, respect and creativity. Children will learn songs from the Disney repertoire in Spanish (including Encanto and Coco) while playing games and enjoying musical activities. Cost: $200 per student, scholarships available

Squirrel Garden Club (Grades 2-5) - Thursdays, 2:25-4:00pm Join us this Fall in the beautiful Sand Point Garden for a fun, enriching gardening program! We will be learning about how to grow and prepare our own food as well as the importance of compost, seeds, and more through games, art, cooking, and science projects! Cost: $20 per drop-in class, scholarships available > More events and info:

Welcome Back Our Teachers Potluck Lunch - Friday, September 30th Join with fellow families and drop off a dish or treat for our teachers in the teachers' lounge to spoil them with a yummy last day-of-the-month lunch. Let's make it an impressive spread like usual! Remember it's always great to get a few vegan and gluten free options too! ~ Pls drop off before 10:30am.

Picture Day! (Individual) - Monday, October 3rd Make sure your squirrel is looking their best this Monday as Yuen Lui Studio returns to take student portraits for keepsakes and yearbooks. Families can save on shipping fees (photos will be sent to the school rather than individually home) by pre-ordering keepsake photos online here: 2022-23 Sand Point Elementary Picture Day 10/3

Curriculum Night and SEL Night! (6:00-7:30pm) - Thursday, October 13th Mark your calendar, this is a night you don't want to miss! Tour the school in person, visit your child's classroom, ask questions of your child's teacher, learn about our new math curriculum, meet specialists, and much more! ๐Ÿ•Pizza and child care (movie in cafeteria) provided by your PTA!

Save the Date: Next SPE PTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 1st, 6:00-7:00pm Join us for our first General Membership Meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. Learn about volunteering opportunities, including our upcoming Move-a-thon Fundraiser, share your ideas and concerns with the Board, vote on initiatives, grab free Squirrel Gear swag, and review our operating budget. Your participation makes a difference! ๐Ÿ•Pizza and child care provided!

That's all folks!

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