School Events - Week December 1st

Classroom Reading, Bookfair, Fashion Boutique, and more

Needed Books for Classroom and At Home Reading - Message from Ms. Russo

Dear Parents,

I should have sent this out before, but.....There are several books I'd like to read with both classes, as their reading teacher! I've spoken to Jen Tamez and she ordered for the book fair. Not sure enough for both classes, but great if kids could have their own book. We will never get through them all if we only use class time to read, so, good if kids can take home.

By the Great Horn Spoon by SId FLeischman
Holes Louis Sachar
Walter, The Story of a Rat Barbara Wersba
The Island of the Blue Dolphin

Kids can keep their copies or donate to the class afterwards....some of this was done last year.
Figured parents should know, maybe they can purchase a copy for their son/daughter at the Book Fair this week.



The book fair is now open in Bungalow B5 and committee can REALLY use some help from parents so please see the signup genius below to help out. The book fair will be open at these times during the week:

· Wednesday, December 3: recess, lunch, and 2:45 - 4:00 PM

· Thursday, December 4: recess, lunch, and 2:45 - 6:00;

free Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday from 4:30 - 6:00, which has been a big hit in the past. Adults and kids are both welcome.

· Friday, December 5: recess, lunch, and 2:45 - 4:00 PM

You may send your student with money or shop together after school. Join us Thursday evening when we'll host Spaghetti Dinner Night for some shopping and dinner!

Proceeds from the book fair help pay for books and materials for our classrooms. Can you help? Sign up for a shift at Book Fair Signup.


Doors open at 7:30 for VIP shopping at our first annual holiday blow out sale on Dec. 12. Stock up on holiday gifts at 50-75% off retail prices. We'll have men's and women's clothes, accessories, candles, handbags, and more.

VIP shopping is from 7:30-8:30 with the purchase of a $5 pass (includes refreshments) and the sale is open to the public from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, conveniently located in our auditorium on Friday, Dec. 12. Please invite family and friends to attend-all are welcome.

If you would like to help with this sale, either during the event or before or after, please sign up below:

We need setup help on Thursday:

and during the sale on Friday:

Weho Elementary Annual Holiday Show - Dec 17th:

We know everyone is looking forward to our annual holiday show. Each year our talented children, teachers & staff come up with such a great show that embraces the essence of the holidays & how special our school really is. We are still waiting to hear which show time our class has been assigned (either 8:30a or 1:30p) on Wednesday, December 17th and will get that information out to you as soon as possible so you can plan your calendars accordingly. We will also have more information on our costumes that the kids have been assigned once we get more direction. We'll keep you posted but for now mark December 17th on your calendars.

Jaxx Musical

JAXX educational theater group is again producing the school musical: "The Snow Queen's Frozen". Auditions are right after winter break and everybody is cast for something. Registration forms are due on 12/12. Download at:

Holiday Shopping that benefits our School:

While you're out or online doing your shopping for the holidays, please don't forget to signup or utilize some of these tips that benefit our school. You don't need to do anything special and many of us are shopping at these retailers anyway. It makes SUCH an impact to our school with little effort. We can also order books or holiday presents and earn money for our beautiful school. Here are the links to all of these great sites:

Important Dates to Remember

Dec. 3-Book Fair Open @B5 from 2:45-4:00

Dec. 3- Enrichments Committee Meeting @ 8:30am

Dec. 4- Fashion Blowout Boutique Meeting, 8:30am

Dec. 4 - Book Fair Open @B5 and Spaghetti Dinner Night, 2:45pm-6:00

Dec. 5-Book Fair @ B5, 2:45-4:00

Dec. 9- Executive Board Meeting 8:30am

Dec. 10- First Gala Auction Meeting @ 8:30 in B5

Dec 12 - Fashion Blowout Holiday Sale 7:30am-7pm in Auditorium (please share the flyer with friends!)

Dec. 12- JAXX Registration Due-"The Snow Queen's Frozen"

Dec. 16 - Arts Committee Meeting @ 8:30am

Dec. 17 - Winter Concert (More Details to Follow)

Dec 22 - Jan 11 - No School (Holiday Break)
Jan 19 - No School (MLK)
Feb 16 - No School (President's Day)
March 9-13 - Parent Teacher Conferences
March 30-Apr 3 - No School (Spring Break)
April 6 - No School (Cesaer Chavez)
May 8 - 4th Grade Sacramento Field Trip
May 25 - No School (Memorial Day)

June 4 - Last Day of School


* Check Ms. Russo’s website for homework assignments, upcoming assessments & updates at:

*Take the time to read your Wizard Wire each Tuesday and refer to the FOWHE website at

*Purchase Spiritwear Online at

*Weho Library Day - signup at

*Pledge Donations @

Please let us know if you have questions.

Have a great week,

Ms. Russo's 4th Grade Room Parents:

Marina B. Shlimak (Dascha's mom)

Missi Stein (Isabella's Mom)