Please help Friends of Main Street raise money at the annual auction. These fundraisers bring in money to pay for music, dance, life lab, and after school. The Auction is Saturday, April 22 from 5:30-10pm at the Paradox Hotel. Tickets are on sale NOW! $60 per person or $95 per couple. This includes appetizers, salad, chicken dinner, one wine ticket, and a night of dancing. A donation for a teacher’s ticket is greatly appreciated! Any questions or want to buy tickets now? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
It will be on a new online auction website, www.biddingowl.com/friendsofmainstreet.
Last Dine-out Events of the Year Please join us for the final dine-out events of the year at Little Tampico on April 18th and Burger in Aptos on May 10th. 20 percent of all proceeds on those two nights will go to our school when you mention Main Street! Hope to see you all there!
Auction News!!! We need auction donations! Any parents that own a business who is interested in making a tax deductible donation may contact: email@example.com. If anyone has a vacation rental that you would be willing to donate may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Online Auction will be Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 21. It will be full of gift cards, the birthday announcement on the marquee, front row seats at the upcoming music performances and more. You can also buy tickets to the auction when the online auction opens on April 10th. It will be on a new online auction website, www.biddingowl.com/friendsofmainstreet. The Auction is Saturday, April 22 from 5:30-10pm at the Paradox Hotel. Tickets are on sale NOW! $60 per person or $95 per couple. A donation for a teacher’s ticket is greatly appreciated! Any questions or want to buy tickets now? Contact: email@example.com
Save The Dates!
April 25th & May 18th
Have you been meaning to check out/get involved with FOMS all year, but haven’t made it to a meeting? It’s not too late! Mark your calendars for the final two meetings of the school year, Tuesday, April 25 and Thursday, May 18, both at 6:30 pm in the library, with childcare provided in the auditorium. At our April meeting we will be having a Q & A time with our superintendent, Scott Turnbull, and the FOMS board will be presenting a proposed budget for the upcoming school year. We will also be nominating officers for the FOMS board. At the May meeting we will vote on the budget and the FOMS board officers.
We need for the 2017-18 school year:
- A volunteer to take over the after-school enrichment classes program: In order to continue to offer after- school enrichment classes next year, we need a volunteer to coordinate the program. Lisa Carey worked very hard to get it up and running and now needs to hand it over to someone that can continue it. (A huge thank you to Lisa for all her time, energy and effort in making this program happen this year!)
- A volunteer coordinator (a FOMS board position): Thank you so much to Polly Vaughn-Jones for filling the role for the past couple years.
If you’re interested in or want to know more about these positions, please firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Bobby Marchessault or Sarah Webber.
EARTH DAY NO WASTE PICNIC LUNCH
Thursday, APRIL 20, 2017
In celebration of Earth Day we will be holding a Waste Free Picnic at Main Street School. In order to do this, we are encouraging all students and families to bring a packed lunch in reusable containers, in order that no waste is sent to the landfill. The picnic will take place on Thursday, April 20, from 12:10 – 12:50, here at school on the lawn. The goal is that no waste will be generated from this lunch. Please bring a lunch packed in a reusable container, metal utensils, cloth napkins and a drink (in a long lasting reusable container). Please avoid using disposable plastic water bottles. A towel or blanket to sit on would also be a good idea. We hope you are able to join us. Thank you for helping Main Street School students learn that they can make a difference.
On April 10th we started our 21 Day Kindness challenge kick-off here at Main Street School.
Each of our students received a silicone bracelet that has been stamped with “Kindness begins with me” and “Main Street School” on the reverse side of it. We ask that the students wear these bracelets every day until the challenge is complete. Posters are hanging all over the school with several kindness quotes to encourage this challenge to keep going and be a visual reminder for us all. Each student has been asked to participate in this challenge and have watched a kick-off video in class. (The video link is: http://youtu.be/DtCxjMdE5dM). They will watch engaging short videos throughout the challenge to keep them motivated and give more ideas of ways to be kind. They have all been asked to record one act of kindness that they do each day and we will create a chain link at school to show how many kindness acts have been done each day. The students will be able to watch the chain grow as the challenge continues day to day.
We here at Main Street believe that with your help at home in encouraging this challenge it will have a better outcome on how positive and effective it will be for our campus. We believe that our youth has the ability to change their world one kind act a time.
We are asking and encouraging our students, teachers, principal, and entire staff to perform one act of kindness every day for 21 school days. (May 8th is the last day of the challenge). When promising to do one act of kindness for 21 days, the students, teachers and entire staff unite together to develop a stronger school community and helps cut down on bullying.
This challenge helps today’s youth learn to be effective, proactive, and caring leaders.
It will help our students learn to have respect for others, promote responsible decision making, and create a more positive and honest campus.
This is a great challenge for all families to be involved with, and it will help you understand more about what is happening here on our school campus, This challenge will be fun to continue with your children at home; in fact ,we strongly encourage and ask that you brainstorm with your student different ways to show kindness acts to others.
We will all unite together and increase our positivity and kind behaviors on our campus. We have chosen a quote at school to help us along this challenge, “Throw kindness around like confetti!” in our hope to get as much kindness out there as possible. After our 21 day challenge is complete, we will celebrate together because we will have reached over 10,000 acts of kindness within Main Street School.
The Online Auction opens for bidding TODAY, Monday 4/10 at 6:00 a.m. and closes Friday 4/21 at 9:00 p.m.
Check out www.biddingowl.com/friendsofmainstreet
and bid on front row seats at upcoming music performances, birthdays on the marquee, gift certificates and more. *You can also buy your auction tickets on the online auction.
Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets to win a ticket to the auction. The winner will be chosen THIS Friday, April 14 after school.
*The Auction is Saturday, April 22 from 5:30-10pm at the Paradox Hotel. It’ll be a great night with lots of great items to bid on, dinner, dancing and FUN!
Tickets are on sale NOW! $60 per person or $95 per couple.
A donation for a teacher’s ticket is greatly appreciated!
Click here to print out a ticket order form: auction flyer
Click here to print out a raffle ticket form: Auction Raffle
Any questions or want to buy tickets now?
Dear Main Street Parents,
We are noticing an increasing number of drivers who are not following the parking lot procedures when dropping off and picking up students. Please take the time to review the guidelines below, so we keep our students safeWe’ve recently added student Safety Patrol Officers during pick-up to help assist with the safety of our students. Improving student safety is a top priority at Main Street School. It is important that everyone dropping off and picking up students follow the same procedures. PLEASE, observe the following rules:
- Please treat our campus supervisors courteously and follow their directions! Their number one priority is your child’s safety.
- The most important thing to remember is to be courteous, cautious, and constantly aware (always looking all around you) as you are driving through the parking lot.
- We have more staff members than we have parking stalls, so it is imperative that you do not use the staff parking lot to park your car or drop-off/pick-up students.
- Drivers should not form two lines on Main Street while waiting to enter the school parking lot. This blocks traffic on Main Street and could lead to an accident.
- When you are driving north on Main Street, please pull to the right, and wait in a single line as you approach the school parking lot.
- Please note the No Parking Signs from Bridge Street to the driveway from 2:00 to 3:30 each school day. We need you to observe this no parking zone on early release days from 11:00 to 12:15 as well, as it really helps the flow of traffic.
- Once in the school parking lot, maintain one line on the far right. A second lane on the far left may be formed once you are past the lower left entrance to the parking area.
- If you are in the pick-up/drop-off lines, you must stay in your vehicle and pull all the way forward before stopping, and then continue to move forward, closing the gaps, until you have exited the parking lot.
- Do not leave your car unattended unless it is parked in one of the stalls.
- Please do not park in the bus zone.
- Make sure you stop at ALL stop signs in and around the school property.
- If you are picking up multiple children at different times, please consider parking in a space and walking up to pick up your children. A reminder: Children are not allowed to play on the playground, unless it is their recess or PE time and they are supervised by an employee, until after 3:05 pm.
- Please use the marked crosswalk when crossing the street.
- Finally, please consider car-pooling to help decrease the congestion in the parking lot.
An important note, the gates on Via Gatos are for pedestrians and bike riders only. Please do not park or drop off students in this area. The area is patrolled periodically by CHP, and you may receive a traffic violation. The gates are to be used only for neighborhood students going to and from schools and for emergencies.
Friday March 31st is a minimum day for conferences. The following week is Spring Break and school returns on Monday 4/10.
Wednesday 29th is a Spirit Day! Show your school pride with crazy hair or your favorite sports team.