Newsletter Carpinteria Family School, November 2015
In This Issue:
Family Fridays take place every Friday from 8:30-9:00 in Ms. Porter’s K/1 classroom. Please remember to sign in at the office
Co-President: Julie Sigwart & Brittney Crooks
Vice President: Vanessa Glasgow
AR Treasurer: Chris Power
AP Treasurer: John Stineman
Secretary: Carolyn Haines
Family Community Tribe
After School Enrichment Tribe
Community Relations Tribe
Classroom Community Tribe
School Enrichment Tribe
We need your help to make this another incredible school year! Please contact Vanessa Glasgow at [email protected] to join one of our tribes.
K-3 Pumpkin Patch Fieldtrip
Jan and Ms. Porter’s class recently attended the local pumpkin patch together. The students learned all about pumpkin farming, planting seeds, and the fact that pumpkins and gourds are in the gourd family. The children picked out pumpkins, gourds, mini scarecrows, and Indian corn. Of course, the corn maize was an adventurous highlight! As always, thank you to all the parent volunteers and a huge thank you to the Galvan & Crooks families for making this fieldtrip possible.
November Parent Group Meeting
Please join us Tuesday, November 17th from 5:30pm – 7pm at the Canalino cafeteria for a pizza & salad dinner. Childcare will be provided afterward by parent volunteers while Leslie Gravitz gives a presentation on our school’s test scores, and how we can work as a community to assist our students even more. Any questions please contact Lisa Oldt at [email protected]
Jog-a-thon Update from the Fundraising Tribe
We are really excited about this years “Rock and Run” which will be on Friday November 13th! Most things are the same as last year, but this year we are asking parents to run for pledges too! Our students will walk to El Carro Park in the morning and begin by warming-up for their run around 10:00. They will then run their hearts out to the beat of rock music! After the run, the students will enjoy a well-earned celebration pizza lunch with popsicle treats before walking back to school. Please wear your favorite family school shirt. If you need one, contact Chris @salcedopower.com to purchase one. $10 for children and $15 for adults. Parents and grandparents can look for the sign-up sheets in the classrooms to volunteer to help. If you have any questions, please contact Alia Glasgow [email protected] or Cindy Matsumura [email protected]
Illuminad Bike Event
Volunteers needed to help pass out bike lights on November 3rd form 4:30 – 6:00pm by the Carpinteria Library for the Illuminad bike event. Questions please contact LoriLee at [email protected]
Family Friday News
CFS Students enjoy the Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus
For the past month some of our 3rd-5th grade CSF students have been enjoying chorus practice after school taught by the Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus. All their hard work will culminate with a performance on Wednesday, November 4, 2015; 7:00 pm at the New Vic theater located at 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. The students will perform with Norman Foote, who is a vibrant and engaging artist who brings his pure joy of melody and laughter to Santa Barbara’s classic theater. He combines his original tunes, sense of humor and props all to great effect. http://www.normanfoote.com. The entire CFS community is invited to attend, tickets are $16 adults and $12 children and can be purchased at the door.
After School Enrichment
Excited Family School bakers awaiting instruction on the fine art of Cupcake Decoration. With the departure of the Monroy family, alumni chef Trish Daggett stepped in and shared her culinary secrets on making sweet and savory empanadas and mini pumpkin pies. The ASE tribe is busily planning the Winter session, so if you have a passion you would like to share or any ideas for future classes please let us know. Donna Boyd at [email protected] or Cynthia Mayoral at cynt[email protected]
Please note that the gate is now locked at the bus circle after school. Students in A.S.E. classes in that area will exit from Canalino office and parents can meet them there. The Kindergarten gate will remain unlocked.
Welcome Adam to LoriLee’s class
Adam loves art, playing Nerf with friends, and video games, especially Minecraft!
The Garden Tribe is back in action!
A tribe meeting and work party was held on Saturday, October 10th. The garden was weeded and mulched, and all of the planters in front of Lori Lee’s class were redone with drought tolerant succulents. Big thank-you to the garden tribe and other CFS family volunteers for all their hard work and effort! It looks great!
Other good news; CFS recently received two grants from Whole Foods ($2000) and Captain Planet ($5000 in kind donation), a non-profit dedicated to high quality educational programs that enable children to learn through experience. Items purchased with the Whole Food grant include; 80 Bamboo Panaware Sets that each include a plate, cup, bowl and utensil for snack time, a solar sun oven, single burner outdoor stove, 1 20lb propane tank, 8 quart Dutch oven, 15 kid gloves, 10 adult gloves, 10 towels, 1 roll of chicken wire, 1 hedge shears, 6 pruning shears and 3 shovels
The $500 GCP grant will be used for a worm bed for composting. Snack scraps will be used to create compost tea as fertilizer that could also possibly be sold at the farmers market. Organic seedlings could also be created and sold, but a new green house would be needed for this inspiring idea.
Bike to School Day in October
Complete with neon safety vests and a police escort, Family School took on Bike to School Day with confidence. From bikes to scooters and skateboards, and with others on foot, students and their families commuted to school together to join in a potluck breakfast in the garden. What a way to lower your carbon footprint Family School!
October Family Sunset Picnic
A big thank you to Lisa Oldt and family for organizing our October family sunset picnic event and for our Principal Leslie and the teachers for joining us.