The Nest Newsletter February 1st, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

Date/Time Event
2/2/17 Thursday, 2 p.m. Starr King Chinese New Year performances
2/2/17 Thursday, 6 - 7:30pm PTA meeting
2/3/17 Friday 1-2:40 p.m. Chinese New Year Carnival
2/3/17 Friday Free Dress Day
2/11/17 Saturday, 6 p.m. San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade
2/21/17 Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. School Site Council meets
2/28/17 Tuesday, 6 p.m. ELAC Parent Workshop
4/15/17 Saturday Save the date for Spring Fling!

PTA Meeting - Please come to our February PTA meeting THIS THURSDAY at 6 p.m.!  We will introduce the nominating committee for next year’s PTA leadership, as well as announce some fun community events planned this semester.  Dinner and childcare provided.  And a special call for volunteers - consider a PTA leadership position for next year!  Look for information from the nominating committee soon about what roles are available.

Chinese New Year Events at Starr King and Beyond!

* On Thursday, February 2, at 1:30 p.m., our students will perform their very own Chinese New Year parade for the school.  Come by and watch!

* Then, on Friday, February 3rd To Laoshi will be putting on the Chinese New Year Carnival, with games and prizes.  The carnival will take place in the schoolyard from 1:00-2:40.  It’s not too late to volunteer for the carnival!  Sign up here:

*  Finally, on Saturday, February 11th, Starr King will be marching in the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade!  50 of our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th  grade students will perform the dragon dance, drumming, and watersleeve dance.

ELAC Parent Workshop - The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) will host a parent workshop on online learning support programs in the library on Tuesday, February 28, at 6 p.m.  Principal Martin will summarize all of the available online supports for Starr King students, including iChineseReader for Chinese, TenMarks for Math, and other online resources.  This event is open to everyone and will discuss resources that can be used by all Starr King students, not just English learners.

Spring Fling is coming!  Please save the date -- Saturday, April 15, 2017! -- for Spring Fling, when Starr King’s grown-ups get together and celebrate our community.   Spring Fling is a live and silent auction event.  We solicit donations from local restaurants, museums, jewelry makers, etc etc etc, and then sell those items in the silent auction.  We also put on a great party at the Verdi Club and top it off with a live auction of amazing items and trip packages.  This is an adults-only event, so line up your sitter now!  Call for volunteers:  We need volunteers to help solicit donations and plan the party.  Please contact gracekao33 at gmail dot com if you can contribute your time and talents.

Newsletter compiled by Christine Van Aken -- please send announcements to cbvanaken at gmail dot com.