Friday, October 16, 2020
Quote of the week: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." -- The Dalai Lama
It's 80 degrees in my office, I'm grouchy, and I'm sick of this pandemic. I'm not much of a runner, and the last thing I would ever do is run a marathon. Professionally and personally, I feel like I'm running a marathon that I did not sign up for. We all are. When I'm stressed out and annoyed by life, I tend to complain and get snappy with people. We all do. That's why I chose this quote by the Dalai Lama. I need the reminder that I can always choose to be kind. Everyone is under stress, so we all need to be extra kind whether it's at Safeway, the school office or in the living room. Enjoy this beautiful weather, and take an extra minute to breathe deep and share a smile with someone who needs it.
Read-a-Thon Event this Monday, 10/19 @ 6:30 pm.
Come listen to your favorite teachers read aloud and play music! This is a "live" Zoom event and a perfect opportunity to make a donation to our library. See the attached flier for details. Any questions about reading logs or donations? Please contact your teacher. YDL families, please reach out to Virginia Clements @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture Days will be November 4th and 5th.
Please see the flier below for more information. Here's a link to Lifetouch's safety information. Lifetouch Safety and here is link to Lifetouch for online ordering: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ Our picture day id number is : EVTVBR6T4. We will be taking temperatures and asking screening questions. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 will not be allowed into the building.
School lunches are currently free for all Pacifica School District students until the end of June, 2021. Many family’s financial situations have changed in 2020. Please consider completing this application for Free and Reduced Price Lunch by October 28, 2020. It is important for us to have an accurate count of the number of students who would qualify for free or reduced price meals as some school funding is based on this count. The applications are one per family and can be turned into your school or to the district office or emailed to Marta Grech at email@example.com. The application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals is here: English or Spanish
Parent Survey: Please fill this out. PSD needs to hear your voices.
Within the next week, parents will receive a survey from Panorama Education to learn how things are going in distance learning. The results of the survey will help district and school administrators better understand the perceptions of families and identify areas of strength and areas for growth. It is estimated that it will take you approximately 17 minutes to complete the survey. Your responses will be confidential. We will also survey staff and students in 3-8th grade.
Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda for Sean Nunan: Several of our families are coordinating a Day of the Dead Altar for Sean. It will be displayed at school during the week of November 2nd, and will be up during the scheduled picture days on 11/4 & 11/5. More information to follow.
Pacifica School District Board of Trustees Candidate Forum
Pacifica School District has an opening on our Board of Trustees and three candidates are running for the vacant seat. The League of Women Voters will be facilitating a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 21st at 7 P.M. on Zoom for you to learn more about the candidates. Here is the link for the Zoom Webinar: Zoom link for Candidate Forum Passcode: 860311 If you would like to submit questions for the candidates to answer, please send the questions directly to the League of Women Voters at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Pacifica School District.
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