Monday, September 14, 2009

Booster Club News

Thanks to all of our Teach families for their amazing response to our call for volunteers. Watch for meeting dates to help plan our annual Teach Dinner, Dance and Auction! Stay tuned here for news and ways to get involved with your child's education and extracurricular activities.

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Also on the right are a few links to school fundraisers that you can participate in. Perhaps you are already shopping online for giftwrap or gifts...why not check out Genevieve's? If you buy products that have the Box Tops for Education icon, you can bring your child's box tops to school. You can even shop online! Please check the expiration date on your box tops and make sure that all the numbers and text information from the box top is visible when you cut it out.

Important Dates

Friday, September 18: 6th Grade study trip pledges are due; Student Council elections will be held.

September 20-25: 6th Grade study trip to Catalina!

Thursday, September 24: Site Council Meeting

Friday, September 25: 4th Grade Study Trip Pledge Forms Due

Tuesday, September 29: Hearing Screening for 5th grade

Friday, October 2: Booster Club Meeting! 8:35 a.m. in room 25 (?). Be there or be square.

Tuesday, October 6: Teach Pizza Night at Village Host Pizza - don't forget to tell them you're with Teach! Mmmm, yummy!! Added bonus? You don't have to cook!

Friday, October 9: Bishop's Peak Carnival. Celebrate Harvest & Halloween!

Want to make some new friends and help your child's school? Come to the Booster Club Meeting and volunteer for something. Or sit quietly in the back. We don't mind. Just show up! Booster Club Meetings are always open to all.

Clean Up Days Coming!

1. Coastal Clean Up Day - Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 9am to 12noon

California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is the country's largest volunteer event in support of the marine environment. The mission of CCD is to engage people to remove trash and debris from the world's beaches and waterways; to identify the sources of debris; and ultimately change the behaviors that cause pollution. CCD is a partnership between the community, local non-profit groups, and municipalities that coordinate cleanups at the city and county levels. CCD is a major part of an International Coastal Cleanup which includes all 50 states and over 100 countries worldwide. To find a site near you go to:

In SLO County last year, over 1,300 volunteers removed nearly 5,000 pounds of marine debris from 26 beaches! But don't count on someone else to do it. We need YOU to help clean up your local beaches! The SLO County Coastal Clean-Up Day contact is ECOSLO. For more information go to or e-mail ccd @ or call 544-1777 and ask for Holly Sletteland.

2. SLO County Creek Clean Up Day - Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 9am to 12noon

Join family, friends and neighbors on October 3 and make a difference in your community cleaning local creeks! Trash finds its way into our local waterways and collects, causing trickling effects. Winter rainstorms wash that debris into the ocean and onto our beaches. At any stage, trash pollutes our waterways, threatening wildlife, harming the environment and impacting our local economy.

Clean creeks and clean water are required to protect public health, to grow food and fiber, to provide habitat for fish and wildlife, to
provide opportunities for public recreation, and to promote sustainable economic development. Help keep San Luis Obispo County beautiful and trash free on Creek Cleanup Day from 9 am to noon on Saturday, October 3 at a site near you throughout the county.

Volunteers meet at check-in stations located in Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles. Bags and gloves are provided. Many locations also offer prizes and snacks. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long sleeves, sturdy foot protection and sunscreen and to dress for a variety of weather conditions. Past Creek Day events have removed more than ten full-sized dumpsters of trash, in addition to hundreds of pounds of recyclables from county creeks, thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers. Creek Day is a perfect opportunity for Scouting groups, business organizations, community service groups, families and anyone else who wants to make a
difference in their own backyard. Visit
to find the site in your community.

Creek Day is a collaborative effort by many SLO county cities, agencies and organizations including: Atascadero Mutual Water Company, Cal Poly SLO, Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, Citizens of Santa Margarita, County of San Luis Obispo Tobacco Control Program, ECOSLO, Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay National Estuary Program, Nipomo Conservation District, San Luis Obispo County Partners in Water Quality, and Templeton Conservation District.

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