Category Archives: volunteers

Teacher Help needed THIS weekend- ONLY on Sunday!

Thank you to those parents who responded. Teachers still need more parents for tomorrow. Saturday activity is cancelled as of now. Please contact Ms. Visa (see email in post below) if you can help even for an hour.

Many hands make light work.” – John Heywood

DETAILS:

Sunday, June 7, 10 am- 4 pm.

TASKS:

Library – pack the returned textbooks, tape and label the boxes
Library – pack the AR books in some organized fashion, tape and label the boxes

Computer lab – pack the equipment, tape and label

Science – chemicals – pack per the direction of Mr. Louie
Science – other materials – pack as per direction of Science staff

Walk around classrooms, pull down posters, clean boards etc.
Walk around classrooms and check for other supplies inside cabinets that may have been accidentally left behind.

Please contact Ms. Visa {Email: vthiagarajan@magnoliapublicschools (dot)org } to let her know you’ll be coming in.

Thank you very much in advance!

Thank you for your help!

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Summer break | Photos| Teachers need HELP this weekend

Summer’s here! I hope the children (and their parents) are enjoying the start of their break. Let the PTO know what interesting things you all are doing this summer (with clear photos)- we’d love to post student activities on our Facebook (Click here) and our website (Click here). Please take a minute to ‘Like’ the FB page and ‘Follow’ the blog, if you’re not already doing so. The Eighth Grade Graduation photos will be posted there in the next week or so.

Meanwhile, teachers are hard at work packing up for the move to the new facility. They’re looking for some parental help this weekend and, as usual, I’m sure our parents will step up and be happy to help 🙂

DETAILS:

Saturday, June 6, 10 am- 12 noon

Sunday, June 7, 10 am- 4 pm.
TASKS:

Library – pack the returned textbooks, tape and label the boxes
Library – pack the AR books in some organized fashion, tape and label the boxes

Computer lab – pack the equipment, tape and label

Science – chemicals – pack per the direction of Mr. Louie
Science – other materials – pack as per direction of Science staff

Walk around classrooms, pull down posters, clean boards etc.
Walk around classrooms and check for other supplies inside cabinets that may have been accidentally left behind.

Please contact Ms. Visa (Email) to let her know you’ll be coming in.

Thank you very much in advance!

Thank you for your help!

EVENT REMINDER: Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

It’s that time of year when students move from Middle to High School! To celebrate this rite of passage, MSA-SC and MSA-SC PTO would like to invite all Eighth Graders and their families to the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Eighth Graders!

WHAT: Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, May 28 2015
Ceremony 5:30- 6:30 pm
Refreshments & Mingling 6:30- 7:30 pm
WHERE: MSA-SC, 2720 Sonoma Pl, Santa Clara CA

A special THANK YOU to all the teachers, the PTO members and parents working hard to put this day together for the students.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

PTO ELECTION time! Forms included

Link to PTO Board Nomination Form: http://goo.gl/forms/EJaaOiUVRw

Hello Magnolians,

As the 2014-15 school year draws to an end, it is time to start preparing for next years school programs and activities.

We are looking for nominations for the following PTO Board positions; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor. The current PTO board members’ term concludes on May 31, 2015. With the MSA-SC PTO infrastructure already in place, we are looking for parents to step up and move us forward next year with the responsibility of enriching the lives of our children and contributing to the quality education they deserve. In accordance with By-laws of the MSA-SC  PTO the nomination committee is soliciting members for each PTO board position. The nominees should represent parents with interests’ experience and expertise with the position nominated and show a strong commitment to the purpose of the PTO.

You may nominate yourself or someone you think will honorably represent the position. Brief job descriptions for each position are included in the Nomination Form. Feel free to contact a current board member for additional information. The new board members will be selected from nominations elicited from the general membership. Additionally Committee heads and volunteer members are needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: The nomination process will be open to anyone who is a current parent in MSA-SC at the time when school re-opens for academic year 2015-16. If appointed, board members must comply with the approved by-laws. Current Board members will help you learn ‘on the job’ as they transition out.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: From first day of school to last day of school of academic year 2015-16

NOMINATION FORMS: Any MSA-SC parent may nominate a person or persons, including him or herself. Click the form link below to submit online. There will also be paper forms available at the Thursday April 30 meeting.

Link to PTO Board Nomination Form: http://goo.gl/forms/EJaaOiUVRw

Regards,

Jaya Gautam
Vice President, MSA-SC PTO

Why get involved? Research show that parental involvement affects a child’s life positively. Parent involvement is most effective when a true partnership exists between schools and families. The PTO Board works as a liaison between the parents, the teachers and the school to build that partnership, ultimately benefiting each child in the school.

PTO Elections

REMINDER: MSASC Science Fair, Sat Dec 6- Schedule, Procedures & Parent Letter

The MSASC Science Fair is today. Please read the Science Department’s message:

“Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to inspire your student. Our goal is for all students to have the opportunity to present to professionals the discoveries they have made throughout the project, and to feel encouraged and successful in science.

MSASC Science Department

Ms. Ehly, Ms. Henson, Mrs. Banerjee, Mr. Louie”

Event Details
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What: MSASC Science Fair
Who: Magnolia Science Academy, Santa Clara
When: Sat Dec 6, 2014, 8 am – 4 pm PST
Where: MSA Cafeteria
2720 Sonoma Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051

For Science Fair Procedures and Schedule for different classes: Click here

For Parent Letter: Click here

 

Science Fair_B&W

MSASC Science Fair 2014

Science Fair this Saturday: Volunteers needed

MSA’s annual science fair will be this Saturday, December 6th. As a charter school with an emphasis on science and technology, this is a big event for MSA. We will need lots of help from parents as science fair judges, room monitors, tallying score sheets, data entry, and bringing food for our teachers and judges who will be spending the day with the students. Please sign up on the link below to help. Your participation makes the difference!

MSA Science Fair Signup
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4ea4af2ca57-science

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Ehly at aehly@magnoliapublicschools.org or Michelle Lee at mylee.malik@gmail.com.

Event Details
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What: Science Fair Volunteers needed
Who: Magnolia Science Academy Santa Clara PTO
When: Sat Dec 6, 2014, 8 am – 4 pm PST
Where: MSA Cafeteria
2720 Sonoma Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Thank you,

The Science Department and the PTO

 

MSASC Science Fair

MSASC Science Fair

Thankful | Walk-a-thon Pledge Deadline Extension

Hello Magnolians,

Hope your Thanksgiving Break was thankful and fun and that you are all energized and ready for school to start!

Thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who turned out for and participated in the 2014 MSASC Walk-a-thon. We’re especially thankful to all our volunteers without whom this event would not have been possible! Watch out for their names in the special edition Walk-thon 2014 newsletter coming next week.

Meanwhile, keep collecting those pledges! The date to turn in the pledge money has been extended from Dec.1 to Friday Dec. 5 to allow students more time to get the money in from family, friends, neighbors etc. Money is to be turned in to Homeroom teachers. Every pledge turned in with $20 or more is eligible for a Free Dress Pass!

Remember, we have great prizes this year for the most funds raised by students including an XBox One, Samsung tablets etc. among others.

Cheers!

REMINDER: Monthly PTO Meeting tonight, 7- 8 pm

REMINDER: PTO Meeting TONIGHT at 7 pm. Look forward to seeing you there!

What: Monthly PTO Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: School Cafeteria

Agenda: Click here

PTO Meeting tonight

Tomorrow Friday, Nov. 21st: Food at the Walk-a-thon, prizes, etc.

The Walk-a-thon is tomorrow, look forward to seeing you there at 1 pm!

Flyer with Food details:

MSA-SC Walkathon 2014 Flyer with Food Details

MSA-SC Walkathon 2014 Flyer

Click to view: MSA-SC Walk-a-thon 2014 flyer with food details

Prizes:

Click here for more details on the exciting prizes!

 

Walk-a-thon coming up soon! Pledge Forms & Loaner sign-ups

Walk-a-thon 2014 is around the corner. How’re the kids doing on collecting pledges? It’s not too late to ramp up on the fundraising! We have some awesome prizes lined up for them this year 🙂

Meanwhile, we need a few items as loaners for the Walk-a-thon. We couldn’t do this without you all!! Please sign up here: http://bit.ly/Walkathon_Loaners

A fabulous BBQ shows the school spirit

We had a wonderful Back to School BBQ! Thank you to all the people who attended & a special thank you to all the volunteers!! We couldn’t have done it without you…

Watch out for some pics coming soon.

Today’s Back to School Welcome BBQ Day, 2-4 pm

Dear Magnolians,

The countdown has ended and the BBQ day is here! Look forward to seeing you at school at 2 pm.

Just like going on a picnic or to the beach, don’t forget to get your sun gear (sunhats, sunscreen etc.) and any folding chairs, picnic blankets etc. Children (and adults!) are also welcome to get Frisbees, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes sets.

This promises to be a FUN day! See you soon.

SAVE THE DATE: Back to School Welcome BBQ is on Sat. Sept. 13

It’s a new school year and we’d like to celebrate with a Back to School Welcome BBQ. Mingle with the Magnolia community, meet old friends, make new ones and of course, enjoy the BBQ food! A wonderful way to spend a Saturday 🙂

Click to view flyer

Click to view flyer

MSA-SC Book Fair this week: Details & volunteer sign-up

The MSA-SC Book Fair is coming up! So come on by, get a book or three or five and curl up with them. For as Ernest Hemingway said:

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” 

We still need volunteers for the book fair, so if you’d like to complete your volunteer hours for the year, this is one of the last few opportunities for this school year. So sign up here: Click to sign up!

WHEN: Wed, May 7, 11am – Fri, May 9, 4pm

During lunch & an hour after school. All day during Science Expo.

Queries about Book Fair? Contact Yvonne at msascbookfair@gmail.com

Thank you!

Books at the book fair

Books at the book fair

Event Alert: CAR WASH after school, WED. March 19

REMINDER: The Car Wash is TODAY from 2-4 pm in the Staff Parking Lot!

MSA-SC PTO

Have the recent rains made your car dirty? Don’t worry, the DC Club has you covered. You don’t even need to go out of your way! Just stay a little longer when you pick up your student next Wednesday and drive off with a clean car 🙂

WHAT: CAR WASH
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19th. After school from 2 pm- 4 pm
WHERE: Staff parking, MSA-SC
WHO: The DC Club (Ms. Mattila)

PRICE:
Regular wash – $5
Wash and hand dry- $7
Wash, hand dry, and Febreze – $8
Wash, hand dry, Febreze, and vacuum – $10

No fuss, no muss, just pure ‘clean’!! Give it a try 🙂

Car Wash Get your car washed in school on March 19

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