Special Edition of The Star

December 2, 2020

Join our Virtual Read-a-Thon Celebration

Hey Star readers, it's celebration time! - This Friday- 3pm

This Friday, December 4th, join Principal Pharr-Matthews and VP Kim for our Read-a-thon Virtual Celebration at 3pm. We will review grade level reading goals, celebrate students that submitted reading minutes (raffle prizes), and if all grade level goals are met, Ms. Kim and I will indulge in EATING a chocolate covered creature.

Who: Ruby Stars

What: Read-a-Thon Celebration

When: Friday, December 4, at 3pm

Why: Celebration for readers and fundraising

Where: Zoom link:


Bring the 4 Be's, your Life Skills of cooperation, compassion, and patience. It's also BOOK CHARACTER Dress up day! Come dressed as your favorite book character or just bring yourself.

Continue to read and meet those goals! Thank you PTA and the Ruby Community for ongoing support!

Ruby's Annual Toy Drive

Hello Ruby Families!

Heading into December, we reflect back in recognition that this year has been quite difficult for us all. As the holidays arrive, we know many of our STAR families are struggling to find a way to bring the holidays home. With the season of Giving in our hearts, we are opening this to all families to be GIVERS and RECEIVERS of joy this holiday. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, St. Lucia Day, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Omisoka, Winter Solstice, or any other holiday, we want to join together in GIVING TO BRING JOY into the last month of 2020!

If you are in NEED of support this Holiday season, please fill in the survey below. Only a select few staff members will see your ask and reach out to you to make arrangements in supporting you. Please complete this survey by Saturday, December 5th.

If you are able to GIVE this holiday season, do not fill in the survey. Please just bring new, unwrapped, unused, NEW Donations to the front Office to place in the Drive bins on Mon 12/7/2020 thru Tue 12/8/2020, 12pm-2pm. We are in Shelter-in-Place, so please adhere to mask wearing over nose & mouth and social distance protocols! Items to donate are: toys for ages 5-11, crafts/science/arts kits for ages 5-11, clothing for kids age 5-11, TK-5 kids books, grocery gift cards for adults, bus passes for teens/adults.

All donation packaging will be sanitized and set in quarantine for decontamination BEFORE families in need will be able to pick up items. Filling out the above survey is not a guarantee of goods and LIMITS per Family may be placed, based on how many total items are received.

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