Wade Thomas School
K-8 District in the heart of Marin
Parent Equity Meeting
Wednesday, March 11
6-7:30pm at White Hill Middle School
(food and childcare provided)
Teacher Work Day - No School
Monday, March 16
YES! Battle of the Bands
Saturday, March 28
Wade Thomas Celebrity Waiters at Iron Springs
Monday, March 30
Spring Break - No School
Wade Thomas Family Dance
Saturday, April 18
Wade Thomas Open House
Thursday, April 23, 6:00-7:30pm
2020-21 RVSD Online Registration is Open
2020-21 RVSD In-Person Registration is Open
Wade Thomas Elementary School Calendar
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A Message from the Principal
Dear Wade Thomas families,
Congratulations to all our actors, tech crew, and parent volunteers for the wonderful production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! It was so much fun seeing our fellow mustangs perform! Thank you to YES for providing this program.
Parent Equity Team
As part of RVSD's ongoing work on equity, we are holding a Parent Equity Team meeting on Wednesday, March 11.. We are looking forward to creating a space for parents and guardians to engage in conversation about their experiences as members of the RVSD community and would love you to join us to help us determine how we can collectively create a greater sense of belonging and inclusivity for all our valued families. Click here for more information (Spanish version).
Read Across America Week!
Every year, on or near March 2 - the day Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss was born - schools celebrate Read Across America. Dr. Seuss is best known for authoring over 60 children’s books. We have selected "Celebrating Differences" as our theme for the week which we will be exploring through literature throughout the week.
Everywhere we turn, there is news of the Coronavirus! Though it is not to be taken lightly, the present risk is considered low. There have been very few cases of the illness in children and it has generally been mild when contracted by children. We encourage all students, parents, and staff to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including common illnesses like colds and flu as well as the Coronavirus. This includes frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if sick. We are currently taking extra measures in cleaning classrooms and bathrooms and believe it safe for children to come to school at present.
Do you know anyone interested in finding out about Wade Thomas as a possible school choice for their children? We are happy to show them around and provide information about our curriculum and programs. Tours are held monthly in the spring; the next school tour is scheduled for March 18. Click here to sign up or call Marlana Kenilvort, Administrative Assistant at 415-454-4603,
Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
Registration is now open for incoming Kindergarten and new students. All registrations (including siblings of current Wade Thomas students) are date and time stamped and this order determines placement at the school of residence if the number of registered students is beyond our capacity. Students currently attending RVSD Transitional Kindergarten do not need to register. To assist parents who might find it easier to complete in-person registration in the evening, the District Office (located at 110 Shaw Drive, San Anselmo; 415-451-4064) will be open from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 28, 2020 to accept new student registrations for all District schools
YOLO Frozen Yogurt AdventuresEvery Friday in March is YES give back day at YOLO! Take advantage of our beautiful early spring weather and support YES on Fridays March 6, 13, 20, and 27. Start your weekend off with a sweet treat and YES gets 10% of sales.
MUSTANG FAMILY DANCE
April 18th | Save the Date!
Time to shine your dancing shoes!
We will once again host a Mustang Family Dance at Drake High School on
Saturday, April 18th 2020 from 6:30-9pm.
Remember this event if for Wade Thomas Students and accompanying adults only (no drop offs). Younger or Older siblings not at Wade Thomas unfortunately must skip this one.
More details to come as the date nears but please block your calendars!
March is packed with great parent education events all over Marin and right here at Wade Thomas!
How to Keep Cool in Difficult Moments with Our Kids
March 25th - 6:30 to 8:30 in the Wade Thomas Library
Please join fellow parents and Dr. Nina Kaiser for a conversation about why our kids can push our buttons in the way they do, and ideas for what we as parents can do to help ourselves stay calm and grounded at difficult moments with our children in a way that lets us handle those moments effectively and with intention, rather than reacting out of emotion in ways we may regret.
We have limited slots for childcare so please RSVP if you would like to reserve one.
Also in March around Marin
- Notes to my middle school self teen panel with Common Sense Media | Wednesday March 4, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m at Marin Country Day School
- Cyberbullying & Digital Citizenship (Parents of students 9-18yrs) | Thursday March 19, 2020 6:00PM TO 7:30PM Marin County Office of Education | RSVP
- The Emotionally Healthy Child by Maureen Healy| March 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM in Library Reading Room, San Anselmo Library
- How Understanding The World of Boys Today Can Support Healthy Masculinity Tomorrow | Tuesday , March 24 | Marin Country Day School MP RM 2 | 7 PM to 8:30 PM
- Social-Emotional Learning and Development | Friday, March 27, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM by First Five Marin at Embassy Suites | | RSVP
- Slaying the Beast: A Practical Guide for Parents on the Dangers of Technology Overuse and Obsession with Mark Edwards, LMFT | Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6 pm - 8 pm by Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series at San Rafael Community Center| | RSVP
We hope you had a great February break! For the next few weeks, we are exploring energy, and how it’s related to climate change. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, but how we use it matters. You also can use your own energy in different ways, like putting energy into helping the Earth. We’re thinking about where electricity comes from, and how fossil fuels were created and used. A few quick thoughts about easy ways to conserve energy: turn off the lights in rooms you’re not using, take shorter showers (it’s not impossible!), power off appliances you’re not using, learn more about petroleum (which we are digging even deeper into the Earth to find). The Earth needs our help, so let’s make change!
And...this week we are doing energy audits of what’s happening in our homes and living spaces. How many electronic devices are running in your house each day? How do you think this has changed over the last 20 or 50 years?
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Remove labels from jars:
* 1 tsp oil
* 1 tsp baking soda
* spread on label
* wait 2 hrs
* et Voila!
Save the Date: The Story of Plastic - March 29, 2020 - 4:15 p.m. Children for Change is thrilled to once again be partnering with California Film Institute Education to show a movie that will move our collective understanding around Climate Change. The producer and C4C students and others will be on a panel afterwards - please join us! Get your tickets early – our last movie (2040) sold out well before the date!
Join the Movement: Change for Good.
* Newsletter writer: Julia Conrad, Grade 7, White Hill
MAR 6-8 - Willy Wonka Jr. by the Brookside Players
MAR 13-15 - Dear Edwina Jr. by the Hidden Valley Players
MAR 20-22 - High School Musical by the White Hill Players
Tickets and information at yestokids.org/theater.
All shows are at The Playhouse in San Anselmo, and all seating is reserved.
GIVE BACK TO YES
TUESDAYS - Iron Springs in Fairfax will donate 10% of your bill to YES every Tuesday in March. This month we celebrate ART!
FRIDAYS - Fridays are for froyo! YOLO in San Anselmo will donate 10% of your froyo tab to YES every Friday in March.
MAR 10-19 - YES Online Auction - It's almost time to start the bidding! The online auction is still accepting donations here.
We have more to raise this year to maintain our programs, so if you haven't yet donated, visit www.yestokids.org/donate. Don’t forget to check with your employer about matching your donation and doubling your impact!
YES Art Exhibit
YES Art Exhibit at the Fairfax Library the entire month of February. Can you help us set up? Sign up here
March 28 - Schedule the sitter because this is going to be the best battle of all time! Great music for a great cause - all proceeds benefit YES programs. 2-9pm at The Barn in Lagunitas. There will be shuttles to & from The Barn and food & beverage for sale at the event. Get your tickets here.
YES Parties With Purpose
- March 28 - YES! Battle of the Bands
- April 25 - Learn how to do something that rhymes with “new” with the Kolcun’s
The annual online auction is a major YES fundraiser and is set for March 9-19, 2020. We're featuring a bevy of treats and treasures that you can make even better. Can you donate wine, sports or concert tickets, vacation homes, artwork or??? Donate online here or email email@example.com
If you didn’t contribute to the Birthday Book Club at the start of the year, it’s not too late!
Visit the Birthday Book Club fundraising page to find out more info and make a donation to the Wade Thomas library in honor of your child’s birthday. Thank you!
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