Enrichment

Math Enrichment
Math Enrichment

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The PTSA sponsors several math-related programs at Redmond Elementary: Math Challenge problem sets, Math Night, and several Math Contests. For more information, click on the link below.

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

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Spelling Bee, one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions. Every year students from grade 1 onwards participate in this competition. For more information, please check: http://spellingbee.com

Nature Vision
Nature Vision

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Nature Vision is an environmental education nonprofit organization that comes to Redmond El to give students hands-on education in the natural world around us!
We work to ensure that all students receive quality nature connections and scientific concepts, thus developing a deep-rooted student interest in making the natural world a necessary and integrated part of daily life. PTSA financially facilitate for 1 program per classroom.

For more information on Nature Vision, please refer: https://naturevision.org
Water Safety
Water Safety

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According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) drownings are a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 14, and three children die every day as a result of drowning. CDC recommends that everyone should know the basics of swimming (floating, moving through the water) and other water safety skills.
Redmond El PTSA's Third Grade Water Safety program addresses this concern with a 1 week, 4 class program at WAVE Aquatics Redmond Pool that takes place during the school day. Third grade teachers provide more information to parents as the program time nears.
Science Acitivities
Science Acitivities

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Enrichment Classes
Enrichment Classes

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When:
Fall, Winter, Spring

Redmond El PTSA sponsors enrichment classes outside of school time (primarily right after school dismissal) throughout the year to benefit students. They are a way for your child to explore their curiosities or practice new skills.
Each school year is divided into three sessions, Fall, Winter and Spring. Registration usually starts for:
Fall Session (October to December) - Soon after start of school
Winter Session (January to March) - Shortly before winter break
Spring Session (April to June) - Shortly before spring break

Classes are mostly 1 to 1.5 hours long after school.
All registrations take place online and are on a first come, first served basis.

Reflections
Reflections

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PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach.

To participate, contact us at webmaster@redmondelptsa.org and visit
PTA Reflection Site

Passport Club
Passport Club

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Passport Club is a geography enrichment program.
Students are issued a passport at the start of each school year. They have 5 levels to choose from, beginning with Level 1 (1st grade starts here), and going up to the “Geo Whiz” Level 5 (5th grade). If they choose Level 1, students will learn 40 countries and the seven continents by the end of the school year. If they choose Level 5, they will learn all of the world’s countries plus 40 capital cities, the continents, oceans, seas, deserts, and mountain ranges.

At the end of each month, students are checked by our PTSA volunteers and receive "stamps" in their passports from some of the countries they have learned. They get a new study map from their teacher with different countries for the next month and the process is repeated.
Please check with your child's teacher for a replacement map.

If you would like to help with Passport Club by volunteering once a month to quiz students, please contact passportclub@redmondelptsa.org.

Communications

PTSA Website
PTSA Website

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HawkFlash
HawkFlash

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This is our weekly communication email for all Redmond El school news and upcoming PTSA events. Please sign up to receive it on the home page of RedmondELPTSA.org.
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator

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You don't have to find the volunteers, you just need to help our event chairs coordinate them for their events by setting up online volunteer scheduling forms (done through the PTSA website). We would also love help pulling together "job descriptions" for the website.
PTSA Bulletin Board
PTSA Bulletin Board

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Find the Bulletin Board located outside the front doors for up to date and fun PTSA information!!
Student Directory
Student Directory

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PTSA Membership Perk - a handy list of student and parent names and contact information for those birthday and playdate invitations! Must be a paid member of Redmond El PTSA and a member of the Redmond El Community to receive a directory in November. Available while supplies last.

School Services

Field Day
Field Day

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PTSA encourages physical fitness in a day of friendly, outdoor competition (weather permitting). Usually scheduled for June.
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

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PTSA chair works with the school Principal/Staff to monitor the inventory of emergency supplies and can help the school pay for emergency supplies and equipment.
Student Council Liason
Student Council Liason

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Help student representatives from classrooms learn about and experience leadership.
School Pictures
School Pictures

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PTSA coordinates the Photography of all students, staff and classrooms for publication in the school yearbook (which is also a PTSA volunteer product). Photos of individual students are available for purchase per instructions provided when photos are taken. Usually scheduled for September.
Popcorn Sales
Popcorn Sales

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Popcorn is fun! Students pay 25¢ or 3 Box Tops for a bag of popcorn during lunch recess. Occurs on select Fridays throughout the year. Parent volunteers pop the corn and sell to students. Great way to visit your student during the school day!
Fifth Grade Celebration
Fifth Grade Celebration

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Fifth grade teachers coordinate with parents to celebrate the achievements of our 5th grade students before they move on to middle school. PTSA pays expenses.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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Teachers, staff and administrators are a big part of what makes Redmond El so wonderful! Help PTSA thank the staff with special events throughout the year like Baked Potato Bar and Coffee Cart. Contact staffappreciation@redmondelptsa.org .
Yearbook
Yearbook

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The Yearbook includes color photos of individual students arranged by classroom as well as the many events and programs sponsored by the PTSA throughout the year. The book is sold to students and families only. We need several photographers to help supply the photos and a few volunteers to help with layout.
Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision and Hearing Screening

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PTSA volunteers are trained on-site to provide a once a year basic vision and hearing screening of all Redmond El students. The school nurse is on-site for any necessary follow-ups, then parents are notified if further testing outside of school is indicated.

Fundraising

Fundraising
Fundraising

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PTSA relies on donations and money from fundraising events to pay for all of the amazing programs you see on this website.
Fall Fundraiser
Fall Fundraiser

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We need a few people to help our VPs of Fundraising with the Fall Fundraiser.
Grant Writing Coordinator
Grant Writing Coordinator

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Do you have experience writing grants? We need someone to help the PTSA apply for grants to fund our programs.
International Night
International Night

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“We are the world, we are the children….”
Last year, Redmond Elementary had students from 41 different mother-tongues. This gives a wonderful opportunity to share, learn and enjoy what is the essence of each and every culture. PTSA relies on families to step up and present their culture!
At International Night the cultures of different countries are showcased by Redmond El students and families through dance, food taste, outfits, music, displays and much more...
Movie Night
Movie Night

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Bring the whole family for a family-friendly movie in the Redmond El commons! Entrance is free but reservations are required. You can pre-purchase a Family Meal Deal (pizza, popcorn, water bottle) or buy food there while supplies last. PTSA volunteers run 2 Movie Nights per school year.
Used Book Fair
Used Book Fair

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When:
January Teacher Conference and Half Days week

At the used book fair PTSA collects funds for the school's library by selling used books donated by students and the school community. Donated items include books, magazines, puzzles, gently used toys and games, CDs, DVDs, and gently used Redmond El spiritwear. Books include lots of children's titles (both fiction and nonfiction), adult fiction/nonfiction, DIY, parenting, hobby/craft, cookbooks, study help, coloring and more.
The best part of the used book fair is that everybody benefits from it: families donate items they no longer need and give for a good cause, and the students bring in their parents and families to purchase books and benefit the library. It is very rewarding to see kids excited for books and reading them! Each Redmond El student receives 1 or 2 books free of charge when they come to the fair with their classroom. We open the book fair to the wider Redmond community later in the week.
Box Tops 4 Education
Box Tops 4 Education

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Clip those Box Tops! Cut out and turn in any Box Top for Education label you see on items you purchase all the time like facial tissues, cereals, food storage, and more. Box Top chair collects them and turns them into $$ for our school.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the and kids can wear them on spirit days.
Business Partnerships
Business Partnerships

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Find local businesses (restaurants, shops, etc.) that are interested in hosting PTSA fundraising events. PTSA gets a percentage of sales from the event.

Community Services

Community Language Liaison
Community Language Liaison

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The Redmond Elementary community is one of the most diverse in the district – collectively we speak 41 languages besides English! The PTSA volunteers have formed 11 language groups to provide onboarding and ongoing email support. Contact communityservices@redmondelptsa.org if you are interested in the program and/or becoming a volunteer.

Special Needs Liaison
Special Needs Liaison

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Communicate district and community special needs information to the Board and to the Communications team as necessary. This can be done at home on your own time. You may wish to attend the special needs meetings that are run by the district.

Other

Talent Show
Talent Show

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When:
Fall

Virtual talent show
School hours volunteering
School hours volunteering

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Evening events volunteering
Evening events volunteering

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Program Chairs
Program Chairs

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Communication
Communication

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Community Events
Community Events

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Membership
Membership

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Chair handles the PTSA membership drive at the beginning of the school year. Members make great things happen!