November 18, 2022

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PTA Holiday Shop Volunteer Sign Up

As we head into a very busy season of exciting Empresa events, please consider signing up as a volunteer! This link will be updated through the Winter as new needs arise. For now, you can claim your spots for the Holiday Shop, and the Staff Holiday Lunch. We appreciate your help!


EPAF After School Programs- New French Class Opportunity

As we are winding down with our Fall After School Programs, we will be looking ahead at our Spring line up. EPAF is excited to bring you an after school French class. This will be geared for grades 1-5 starting on January 18th. Enrollment and more information for the French class will be available on December 9th at empresarocks.com.

After Thanksgiving break, we will announce all EPAF Spring After School Program opportunities. Feel free to reach out with any questions to empresarocks@gmail.com.

Why French Flyer

Kimochi Corner

“Bug” is a caterpillar who is afraid of change. He is smart and thoughtful, but is also a little scared to try new things. Bug secretly dreams of flying. When he feels cautious, he can tuck his wings away in his back. When he feels brave, he can spread his wings to make him fly. Bug experiences feelings such as being: scared, shy, and brave.

At Empresa, students have learned that a friendly school is one where everyone uses names to acknowledge a person. This creates an encouraging and safe place to learn. Sometimes shy children need to use courage in order to speak up, say hello to someone, and use their name.

Kimochis® Family Challenge: Inspire everyone in your family to make it a point to learn other’s names and use it before beginning to speak. Introduce yourself to parents at school you have not met yet. It is easy to forget names; when you do, “fess up” and admit when you have forgotten their name (this makes it easy for others to tell you they’ve forgotten your name!) We would like everyone on our school campus to know that they are recognized by name and that their presence is important.

Also, consider making a “feeling word list” in your home to see how many feeling words your family can list over the course of the school year. Feelings can be fun and are helpful to create strong, compassionate, and connected kids and families!

Your Amazon Shopping can support Empresa's music program at no cost to you!

Update your Amazon Smile to EPAF:

In the Amazon App:

1. Click the 3 lines on the bottom right

2. Click Gifting & Charity

3. Click Amazon Smile

4. Search for Empresa Performing Arts Foundation

5. You will need to update this selection twice a year to keep it active

From the Amazon website:

1. Start your shopping at: smile.amazon.com

2. To the right of the Amazon Smile logo at the top, select add charity

3. Search & select Empresa Performing Arts Foundation

SHOP! And Amazon will donate directly to EPAF a portion of eligible purchases.

Thank YOU for providing a wonderful music program at Empresa!!!

Friday Flag 11/18/22

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"Thankful for Music" Donation Drive

EPAF is kicking off the "Thankful for Music" donation drive! Donations are tax deductible.

Watch for the purple envelopes coming home with your student. Envelopes can be returned to the office by end of day Friday, 11/18 and any student that returns the envelope, even if there is no donation inside, will get a charm. Each class that turns in all of their envelopes will have a hot cocoa party sponsored by EPAF. Link to Flyer

Orchestra Level Donors ($250+) and above receive 2 VIP seats at a show of choice in 2022-23 school year.

Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet Presentations

This week, our 2nd-5th grade students attended an internet safety assembly. The presenter shared some great information with students that can help prompt some great discussions at home.

If you did not get a chance to attend the parent presentation you can watch the recording linked below for 30 days. This is such an important and relevant topic

Parent Presentation Recording (available for 30 days)


Parent PDF of Presentation

Example Contract

Editable Parent and Youth Technology Use Contract

Save the Date for our TK-5 Holiday Show

This year's Holiday show will be on Thursday, December 15th at 9:00am. Make sure to save the date, this is a performance you don't want to miss.

EPAF Orchestra Level Donors ($250+) and above receive 2 VIP seats at a show of choice in 2022-23 school year.

COVID-19 Testing Kits for Thanksgiving Holiday -

Once again, Vista Unified has secured at-home COVID-19 testing kits for all students and staff in our district. The kits were delivered to school sites this week and sent home with students this week. Families are strongly encouraged to test their students within 24 hours of returning to school on Monday, November 28th. Any positive test results should be reported to your student’s school. And, if your student is experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, we ask that you keep them home. The most common COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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