Parent Memo March 20, 2023

St. Helena Primary School


Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Two more weeks until Spring Break! We have lots of activities happening between now and then. We were so pleased to see so many parents attend Math and Muffins! Thank you so much for supporting our school! It was a pleasure to walk through all the classrooms and see parents engaged with their children, and helping others as well! We hope you enjoy the math games that the teachers prepared for you to use at home with your child. We look forward to seeing you all in the next few weeks!

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This Week

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

Upcoming Events/Breaks

4.3 - 4.10: Spring Break (Note that we DO NOT have school on Monday, 4.10)

Tuesday, 4.11: Return from Spring Break

4.14 Parent Coffee Chat SHPS 8:40

4.15: Latino Family Summit at Sonoma State University

4.25: Bike Rodel Rescheduled!

4.27: DÍa del Niño (Day of the Child) Celebration, 5:30-7:00 pm, SHES

4.27 Kinder Field Trip to Children's Museum of Sonoma

4.28 Tie Dye/Dot Day

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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!

Wrestling for kids! Club de Lucha! Transportation to RLS is available!

Run Big! Friday, March 31

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.

If you're interested in helping with the logistics of the race throughout St. Helena, sign up to volunteer here:

If you would rather accompany your child's class to the High School, please contact their classroom teacher.

All students in the District will be running to the High School for an all-district event. We plan on leaving SHPS between 11:15-11:30am. We'll walk to the High School, run one lap around the track, grab a snack and water in the parking lot, and return to campus.

Since dismissal is at 12:15pm, students will not be eating lunch on campus. Students attending the Boys and Girls Club (at SHPS/SHES or Little BackPacks) will receive a sack lunch to eat there.

It's not too late to Give Big!

If you haven't had a chance to donate to Give BIG! as well. Donate now through March 24th to support our schools!

New - Parent Computer Workspace at SHPS!

Parents, we have created a corner in our office for parents to come and use a computer for personal or school (child) use. We know that in order to access many programs for your children, you need to sign up online. You are welcome to use our new parent space to access the internet! We have a desk, computer, and supplies for you! You also have the opportunity to print things if necessary. If you need assistance signing your child up for a program, we can help you.
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Free Mariachi Concert at SHHS!

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.

Current COVID Protocol

For your convenience, Covid tests will go home with your student on 3/29. Testing before returning from Spring Break on Tuesday, April 11 is not required. Please see the flyer below for when to test your student.

Preschool for All

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