Parent Memo March 13, 2023

St. Helena Primary School


Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

It was so wonderful to see so many of you at the library this past week! We hope you can join us on Friday for Math and Muffins! If you haven't signed up, no problem. Please come! Please let me know if you need any help signing your child up for wrestling at RLS (see below). If your child wishes to participate, the bus CAN drop them off, they'd arrive at 3:20pm. We look forward to seeing you later this month at our Open House and Spring Concert!

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This Week

3.17: Math and Muffins Event, 7:45-9am (come when you can!)

Upcoming Events/Breaks

3.21 SHPS Bike Rodeo: UPDATE - We will provide the bikes for ALL students, they CAN bring their own helmets.

3.21 TKK Tour 4:00 Pre-register by calling 967-2772

3.28: 123 Andres at the St. Helena Public Library!

3.29: SHPS Open House and Spring Concert

  • Dinner: 5;30-6:30pm, Classrooms Open: 6-7pm, Grade Level Performances: 6-7pm

3.30 123 Andres Assembly for students

3.31: Messy Hair and Crazy Sock Day

  • Run Big Event! All students dismissed at 12:15pm (see below for details)
  • Youth Mariachi Performance at SHHS, 7pm

4.3 - 4.10: Spring Break

Tuesday, 4.11: Return from Spring Break

4.27: DÍa del Niño (Day of the Child) Celebration, 6pm

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Food Collection

We are working with the SHHS Interact Club to collect non-perishable food items from 3/13-4/30. The SHHS Interact Club is working with the St. Helena Food Pantry to help get food to many of our families in St. Helena. We appreciate all donations! You can send items with your child or drop them off in the bin on site!
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Wresting for kids! Club de Lucha!

Run Big!

Dear Parents -

We are thrilled to announce the return of Run BIG! this year. A long standing tradition in the community that has been put on hold for the past few years due to the pandemic, Run BIG! is the culmination and celebration of a month long fundraising effort by the St Helena Public Schools Foundation and the Parent Teacher Groups to raise funds to enhance the education of our public school students in the area of arts and sciences. Give BIG! does so much for our schools and the kids get to Run BIG! to celebrate. More information specific to Run BIG! will be communicated but for now we are asking for parent volunteers to help during the event on Friday, March 31 f

rom 10:15am to 12:15pm. Please see below for a link to sign up and help volunteer.

And don’t forget to donate to Give BIG! as well. Donate now through March 24th to support our schools!

On Friday, March 31st, all 1st and 2nd graders will be running to the Elementary school for an all-district rally. We plan on leaving SHPS at 11:15am. TK and Kinder students will enjoy running at SHPS and cheering on the older students as they start their run. 1st and 2nd graders will be dismissed from the Elementary School to the Boys and Girls Club, and those getting picked up by parents will have a designated spot for pick up. All B & G Club students will eat lunch at the Elementary school. All students will be dismissed from the Elementary school at 12:15pm. TK/K students will be dismissed from SHPS at 12:15pm.

TK/Kindergarten Registration

Starting February 13th, we will be accepting application packets for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten for the 23.24 school year. You can access the pre-registration packet on our school website or come into the office for a paper packet.

We ask that all registration packets be returned by April 28th.

Children turning five between September 2, 2023 - April 2, 2024, are eligible for TK.

Any child turning five on or before September 1, 2023, is eligible for Kindergarten. We also invite you to attend a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm in the Barn. We'll also be holding Campus Tours on Friday, February 24th at 3:15pm and on Tuesday, March 21st at 4pm. Please call the office to register for a tour, 967-2772.

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Current COVID Protocol

If your child tests positive for COVID-19...

  • They need to stay home for at least 5 days.
  • Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the day a positive test was performed, whichever comes first.
  • After day 5 you can retest every day. Your student may return once they are negative (we will need a photo of neg test before returning). If you decided not to test, the student/staff can return after 10 days.
  • Any student who has had a fever must be fever free for at least 24 hrs with improving symptoms. They can return to school if this is the case.

Preschool for All

Latino Family Summit at Sonoma State University

Collecting Toys for Día del Niño

If your house is anything like mine, you could probably collect 10-15 small toys that your children would never know were gone! We are collecting used, resuable small toys for our Day of the Chlid celebration in April. Lego sets, small stuffies, Happy Meal type toys, pencils, erasers, you name it! If your child once liked it, then others will too. Let's celebrate Earth Day as well as Day of the Child by rounding up small trinkets that can be passed on! Please send in your bag of goodies to your child's teacher or, if you'd like to be a little more sleuth, drop them off in the school office!

English as a Second Language Classes for Adults