Monday, October 12, 2009

Newsletter - October 12, 2009

Highlights from the newsletter:

Thanks so much to all the parents that are attending our Booster's Club meetings!!  Our next meeting is November 6 at 8:30 a.m. in room 24.


Teach School BBQ & Barn Party
Sunday, November 8, 3-7 PM
Fun for the whole family!
Family-style BBQ Supper
Live Band, Dancing & Games for the Kids 

Win a Vespa!
Watch a cow plop and win a thousand bucks!
Support Teach Study Trips!
(Rain date:  Sunday, November 15)

This is an important fundraiser for our school - get involved and make it fun!!  

Picture Day is October 28!!  (Yes, son, you have to wear a shirt with a collar....)

Parent Conference Week is Coming Soon

Parent Conference Week will take place November 2-6.  During this week, school will dismiss at 1:00 PM for grades 1-6 (normal day for kindergarten.)  We need your help to schedule conferences.  A scheduling notice will be sent home with all students today (or you can print your own using the following links). Please let us know your available times for conferences and return the notice to your (oldest) child's teacher by Friday, Oct. 16.  A confirmation of your appointment will be sent home with your child.  Please note that there will be no school on Friday, October 30, to allow the teachers time to prepare for conference.
If you need childcare on the teacher workday, there is a camp offered by SLO Parks & Recreation.  Please note that if your child attends Sun 'n Fun or STAR, they must sign up separately for the early dismissal time (1-2:30) in order to attend.  Call the Parks & Recreation office for more info at 781-7300.
Teach Electives Coming

Teach Electives will be taking place on the following Thursdays:  November 12 & 19, December 3, 10, & 17.  The Electives will run from 1:00 to 2:15 in the afernoon.  Electives are typically taught by teachers and parents of Teach School, and generally have 8-10 students in each class.  These five sessions are a great opportunity for parents to share a hobby or activity with the students.  Last year some of the classes taught by parents included cooking, interior design, yoga, art, pet care, drama/productions, and strings.  Parents are needed to teach this year's classes.  If you have a hobby or skill you'd like to share with students and you are available on the dates above, please contact Dan Block!

Many Thanks!

Bishop's Peak/Teach parents are so wonderful.  A special thank you to Jodi and Brian Evans, Sharon O'Gara Gaines, Julie Bray-Kalenian, and Candice Wong who brought in delicious treats and flowers to brighten our morning Monday.  You're the best!

Swap & Shop Coming October 16
Watch for the Swap & Shop collection boxes in the courtyard this week and bring in your items (clothing, toys, books, etc.)!  Then have fun and shop after school Friday! 

Flu Shots Available at Public Health and CHC

At Public Health:  Flu Mist is available on a limited basis for kids with no illnesses/asthma/allergies.  Call 781-5500 for appt.
At CHC, San Luis Obispo:  Flu Shots are available on a walk-in basis every Saturday through October between 1:00-5:00 PM.  Kids $15, adults $20.  General info: 269-1500.  If your primary care doctor is at CHC, it would be best to make an appointment for the flu shot as it is free with Cencal/Medi-Cal insurances.

Camp Fire USA
1st grade and 4th grade girls clubs now forming from Bishop Peak/Teach School.  Meetings are held once a week for an hour to work on projects, earn awards, play games, learn new songs, crafts, explore outdoor activities, take field trips and give service to the community all while making new friends.
Camp Fire Flyer
Contact Leader:
Jacque Evers at (H) 783-2344 or (C) 294-2185
Or Camp Fire USA Office @ 773-5126, 

Girl Scouts 
Learn more about the Girl Scout program and make new friends!  Open to girls grades K-6.
Princess for a Day October 27
Contact Membership Manager :
Pat Soulliere-Ochylski at  805-720-3986 or 800-822-2427 xt 204

Mad Science
Tuesdays starting Oct. 20, 2:30-3:30.  Enthusiastic, hands-on science labs!
Mad Science After-School Registration 

Parenting Classes and Resources 
"Strengthening Families" is a fabulous program facilitated by Drug and Alcohol Services but is open to any family in need of parenting skills classes/group sesions.  We have had a couple of families participate in it and have found it to be extrememly helpful.  Transporation, dinner, and childcare is provided.  The following links contain more information.
Also, following is the current flyer for the Parent Project Support Group class offered through Adult School.  For this class, the parents have to have completed a Parent Project class previously.  The Adult School will be offering the regular Parent Project class in Winter trimester. Don't forget to check out for other parenting classes and resources currently available.

Cal Poly Organic Farm Pick-Up
It's not too late to sign up for Cal Poly Organic Farm's newest pick-up location for its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program.  Our pick-up time in the parking lot is Tuesdays between 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  For more information on how to sign up, please visit: or email

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