Descanso Elementary Friday Focus

Family Edition Vol. 17

Important School Information

Tea with the Principal: Today we discussed fundraising money, planned expenditures and future fundraisers and activities. We have raised about $9,000 and will spend a little over $8,000 after paying for field trips, 2 assemblies, art docent supplies, Read Across America event and Kona Ice. Here are some of the ideas: Mixed Bags, Braided Bread, Valentine's Glow Dance at PV Clubhouse (with DJ Sherwood), Spring Hoedown at Descanso Town Hall with a chili cook off, Food at Open House in May, Art Auction at Open House, Paint Ceiling Tiles, Paint Ceramic Tiles. Another idea, not related to fundraisers... is to use goats to clear the weeds in the large garden. Our next Tea is January 17th and we always come up with great ideas when we meet as a group, so I look forward to our teas.


Volunteer Opportunities: Everyone a Reader Training with Ms. Miller is on Thursday, Dec. 12th from 9:00-10:00. Please check in at the office

Art Docent Training with Mrs. Barrios is on Friday, Dec. 13th from 9:00-11:00am.


Santa's Secret Shop: The shop will be open Monday-Friday 12/9-13. Every class has an assigned day, look for the envelope that went home on Friday. The shop will be open before and after school on Friday for last minute shopping.


Holiday Stockings for Miracle Ranch and City of Angels Orphanages: Donations needed for children ages 2-20. We need pajamas, socks, small toys, toiletries, diapers for newborns and size 1 & 3, Enfamil brand formula-Regular 0-6 months. My family will be going down to Tijuana on Dec. 14th for the City of Angels delivery and I will deliver the Miracle Ranch stockings to Mrs. Uribe in Potrero on Dec. 16th. (She is a 3rd grade teacher at Potrero and runs the orphanage in Tecate, she is a saint!)

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Upcoming Events


Dec.7: Holiday Dinner, Sing Along and Santa at the Descanso Town Hall 6:00-7:30pm

Dec. 8: Pancake Breakfast at Descanso Town Hall 6th Grade Camp Fundraiser 8:30am

Dec. 9-13: Santa's Secret Shop

Dec. 10: Ice Skating & Subway Fundraiser at Viejas

Dec. 12: Everyone a Reader Training 9:00- 10:00

Dec. 13: Art Docent Training 9:00-11:00

Dec. 14: Grinch Play at Pine Valley's Back Country Christmas Event

Dec. 17: TK/Kindergarten Holiday Sing Along at Descanso Elementary Shelton 10:00 Robbins 11:00

Dec. 19: Pajama Day

Dec. 20-Jan. 3: Winter Break

Jan. 10- Awards Assembly

Jan. 17- Tea with the Principal

Jan. 20: Holiday- Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 21-24: 6th Grade Camp

Jan. 21: BizTown Mrs. Laskey's Class

Jan. 31: Family Lunch Day

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